Friday, October 30, 2009

Blogtoberfest day 30

New Screen Door

we finally had our new screen door fitted this morning, so no more flies or mozzies
it was ordered & payed for over a month ago. talk about slow
went with the country theme door in black with the fancy aluminum mesh, Sally proof i hope

just had a good look at it & it has a ding in the bottom of the door like its been kicked, just waiting for the company to ring me back. for $560 i dont think it should have any thing wrong with it.



Sunday, October 25, 2009

Blogtoberfest day 24

What can you make with a few pairs of shorts, 2 flannel shirts, a couple of cotton button up shirts, a dress & part of a flannel sheet

a mat of course

i started braiding this fabric about 5 years ago, yesterday morning i saw them spilling out onto my sewing table & decided to see if i could sew them together on my sewing machine. it was quite tight under the foot but i managed to get it together, had a bit more braiding to do to get it finished. i think it turned out pretty good. parts of the straight sides have a bit of a curl that the iron could not get out.
it now has a home under J's computer table, to keep his feet warm.
i am so pleased to have finished of an item that has been floating around for so long unfinished.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Blogtoberfest day 23

Just work

this is my table in fruit & veg, i also work over the other side at grocery but fruit & veg is my home

Monday, October 19, 2009

Blogtoberfest day 19

Good Day

today it was a good day at work for the first time ever
we moved into a bigger factory, heaps of room & i lov where my table is
& even better i cant hear all the complaints from the other table as there is quite a distance between them. i was so happy the day just flew by.
may take pics tomorrow :o)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Blogtoberfest day 18

Market Day today
A & i strolled up the market this morning on the way we stopped in at two garage sales {not much there.}
wondered round the market stalls, picked up some Lemon Myrtle goats milk soap {my fav} & Lemon Myrtle air freshiner.
you can also buy these products at
also something i have been looking for, for quite a while

a glass rolling pin, isnt she a beauty
i have quite a few pins in my collection but this one i will be using

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Blogtoberfest day 17

A & i walked down to a garage sale this morning & i picked up this Willow Sifter for $3
now i have four so its definitely a collection now

we took some bread down for the chooks & i took 7 eggs out from under Miss Brown.
met the guy up the back & gave him 5 eggs & in return he gave me an arm load of rhubarb & also dug up two bulbs for me to plant.
who ever said doing something nice for someone doesn't pay you back twice as much
now what can i make, keeping in mind i no longer have an oven............

Friday, October 16, 2009

Blogtoberfest day 16

well im a bit behind with posting, i guess that happens sometimes. i worked 5 days this week & i am exhausted to say the least besides packing orders we were also moving to a new factory 2 doors down hopefully on monday i will have a table to work on.

My Sally girl has been limping around, don't know how she hurt herself, probably jumping from the 3rd step or hurtling down the back yard playing ball. anyway went down to the local vet on wednesday afternoon for a check up, he couldn't find any major damage but if she is still limping next week we will go in for an x-ray. we were told to try & keep her calm & no ball play or running around, ha ha how do you do that.

Fight to legalize clothes lines, sweeps the US

mmm this i find so strange, i don't understand why hanging clean clothes on the line to dry is consided low class or pov. as for lowering property values, i have never herd of such nonsense.
one of my most satisfying sights is a line full of washing flapping in the breeze, whether its clothes, towels or sheets & don't get me started on a line full cloth nappies {ban disposable nappies}
i could never live in a place where my right to hang washing outside it taken away
anyway why should your neighbours care, maybe they should stop sticky beaking over the fence & mind their own bees wax

mmm think im voteing for 1950
how about you ?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Blogtoberfest day 10 & 11

well the food got made & frozen the walls sanded & another coat of plaster put on & my floor has one coat of varnish & it looks so silky while all this was going on A & S were up at Silverdale shooting range S did really well, you should see his Target sheet

last night after my shower i sat on the couch & started the washer for a friends B'day next week
she is a purple fan so i will make 2 purple & white face washers using the using the Waffle Weave knit pattern & some handmade soap to go with them

Waffle Knit Dishcloth from Homespun Living

i use 8ply cotton crochet & knitting yarn; additional yarn for colored stripe, if desired.
Size 4 1/2mm needles


Cast on 38 stitches.
Knit 3 rows for border.

Row 1: (right side): Knit.

Row 2: K 3, purl to last 3 stitches, k 3.

Row 3: K 3, (P 2, k 1) 10 times, p 2, k 3.

Row 4: K 3, (K 2, p 1) 10 times, k 5.

Repeat these 4 rows, 6 times. If a colored center stripe is desired, change yarn now and work rows 1 – 4, 2 times in desired color.
Change back to main color and work the 4 row pattern, 6 times.

Knit last 4 rows.
Cast off and weave in ends.

this was all i did before putting it down to fall asleep on the couch in front of the fire.

today is all about my knitting, watching movies, green tea & someone else making tea tonight

Friday, October 09, 2009

Blogtoberfest day 8 & 9

Well i cant seem to post everyday at the moment so every second day it will have to be
big shop last night & didn't get home till after 9, so nothing done last night.
super busy all day today,
varnished half the floor
did a few loads of washing, just about dry when it started to rain so finished it all off in the dryer.
not something i like to do but we were running out of clothes & i don't have an under cover place to put up a line.
the rest of the day was spent making food to go in the freezer
10 loaves of garlic bread
2 meat pies
spinach & cheese quiche
carrot & zucchini quiche
2 large bags of sliced onions
1 large bag of diced onions
also made a double batch of coconut cookies

tomorrow i will finish of the 2 chicken & veggie pies & the 2 lasagnas i started tonight
& make a few more cookies & a slice or two before i varnish the other side of the kitchen floor, when that's done the oven will be off limits for a couple of days.

now for something new
while i was out shopping i picked up a new face, hand cream {Full Cream} & lip balm {Cowlick}
all i can say is wow & I've only been using it for one day
they call it Moo Goo

i am in the kitchen a lot so i am always washing my hands & the same at work so my hands are supper dry & cracked. they look 15 years older than the rest of me.
i have used the Full Cream 4 times today & i can already see a slight improvement. its not overly expensive at about $18 & i think it is well worth a try.

well I'm just about running on empty so I'm off to bed

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Blogtoberfest day 6 & 7

up late every night over the long weekend & up at 5.30 every morning sooo tired
supper busy at work, it usually slows down over the school holidays but not this week, Tuesday we had to do 3 days of work in one day, just typing it makes me tired.
Finished liming the floor last night, i think it turned out Awesome
tomorrow night my goal is to give it the first coat of varnish {fingers Xed}

Monday, October 05, 2009

Quick Walk

Blood Plums

Blogtoberfest day 5

Its been raining here since friday afternoon & with Sally going in & out all the time im fighting the muddy foot prints, luckily we have the kitchen blocked off.
went for a walk down to the chook yard, umbrella in hand & my Sally girl by my side.
went in & said hello to the girls & checked for some eggs { five in hand}
headed on back toward the house checking on all the trees & to my surprise i have found out that 2 of them are almond trees {mmm nuts}.
so my fruit/nut tree list is as follows so far

2 Almonds
2 Blood Plums
3 Figs
3 Oranges
1 Mandarin
1 Grapefruit {Yellow}
1 Lemon
1 Raspberry
1 Loganberry
1 Apricot
1 Hazelnut {need to get another as Sally kindly ripped out the other & chewed it up}

there are a few more that need to be identified, i think there are at least 2 peaches & 2 nectarine's & maybe a pear as well.

its pouring down rain again & the water is flowing out of the full water tank, its such a waste.
we really need to get a couple more water tanks, mmm but one project at a time

Kitchen Reno Prt 2

Blogtoberfest day 4
yesterday was spent fine sanding the floor, sanding the walls, filling holes, second coat on the new plaster wall with base coat, removing the cedar paneling off the wall down the hall & last but by no means least Limed most of the floor. didn't crawl into bed until after 12.30.

ill be back in later for another post

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Kitchen Renovation

Blogtoberfest- 2009 Day 3
Day 3- better later than never, now i just need to find the time to post every day. so here we go :o)

Kitchen Renovation

A few weeks ago we pulled up the lino in the kitchen & started to pry up the Masonite { think they used 10 boxes of nails on the Masonite Grrrrr} . last weekend we ripped out the kitchen, that was heaps of fun.

this kitchen was a knobbys kitchen

off come the wall cupboards & fridge surround, half that wall was gyprock & half fibro

there was a boxed out bit above the wall cupboards

the bench was rotted around the taps, water seeping through to the cupboards below

gyprock/fibro removed from stove wall & sink wall

last week all i had in the kitchen was the cooker, table & fridge. washing up in a bucket, just like camping - fun fun fun

Wednesday & Thursday night filled all the holes

Yesterday A & his brother sanded the floor, she came up pretty sweet. there were a lot of stains on it when we took up the masonite but the floor sander took them all off.

the green on the left is the one i will be using its called Green Thorns, its Taubmans colour

here is the new kitchen plan, sink in the same spot, Westinghouse 900 stainless gas cook top where the free standing oven was with a Robinhood stainless 900 canopy above.
the long wall is the pantry wall, starting from the large door way at the top of the picture, double pantry, Westinghouse stainless all fridge, single pantry with 2 internal draws at the bottom, Westinghouse stainless gas wall oven with an electric grill, above the oven is a cupboard with the microwave oven in it, below the oven are two draws. last is a double pantry.
Island bench with two lots of draw banks & two cupboards, plus a double power point {no cords across the floor} the island top is black stone with mirror flecks.
the other benches are a black & gray stone look laminex, splash back is brushed stainless laminex.
plain timber doors stained a mulberry red & the floor will be limed