Saturday, August 29, 2015

An early Christmas Present.... 2015-8-29



Look what Mum gave me for Christmas.....


... a solid wood extending table and matching leather padded chairs...... 
 The chairs are a little low for Mum and me so I put the chair covers from the old chairs on them and they match our grey and wood colour scheme..

We have  more space in the dining area now..... this totally goes with the decluttering of the house.

We gave the other dining set we had to our Grand Daughter who is getting married in October..



Our friend Edna's family have been clearing out her house in readiness for Edna going into a nursing Home....
I was gifted with all these bags of wool to share around....  so wonderful..




... and Merle and I were each given  pot plants to take home.... these are mine.... there were too many for Edna to take with her....   and we'll buy her something beautiful in a pot when she moves..  xxxx





Our Plum tree has blossomed and looked beautiful until the weather turned cold and windy ... the tree is nearly bare after only one week...  a bit sad..




... Have a great day .....
Hugs ... Barb  xxx

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

How I got my chair back... 2015-8-18



My hubby has always had trouble finding a chair that's comfortable because of his chronic bad back.

A while back he started using my recliner chair.

We were at our friend Edna's place on the weekend had he was sitting in her hospital chair and found it was wonderful... so comfortable ....

 He brought it home and put it beside the hospital chair we already had here.. that's right.. we already had one here... now he has 2 of these chairs.......  and I have my recliner back...

He's happy ( for now) ............... 

... Hubby set these up last night... choices... good one....


.....and I'm happy .......

.... I  can relax and do my Granny thing ..... rocking gently in my creative space while planning my next project ....... xxxx


I was gifted with all the wool from Edna's place...... she can't knit much any more and she can't take all her wool to the Nursing Home even if she could knit.....

...7 big bags of wool to share around ....... xxx


Hubby and I have been helping Edna's family pack up her house .. it's a long job.....
we went there yesterday and took Merle with us to get pot plants from the garden.....

...these are some of what we brought home .... and we took about the same amount to Merle's place..... good job done.. xx

There are a lot of beautiful plants in the ground at the house that will be left there... these are some of the flowers..







Have a great day .....

Hugs.... Barb  xxxx



Friday, August 7, 2015

.. Hello again.... 2015-8-7 ..

Hello everybody...

I'm having a bit of a whinge about our weather...
 we're having a really cold spell here in Sydney Australia ... ( I know it's Winter... but...)

It's a bit of a shock to me because we have just had the most beautiful Spring weather and I was hoping that Winter had slipped away quietly... but NO it's back with a vengeance...... OR ... maybe I'm just getting old.... ..whatever ... I know I love my heater at the moment... xxxx 

 ...the only one to go outside is  Kyton .... 


Even with the heater on high Mum has a cardigan on over her dressing gown...  it's that cold..


One of my sisters has had heavy snow falls where she lives..... this hasn't happened for a long time...  it's been snowing in places that has never had snow before....  too cold ... Come on Spring.....  I want to pack the heater away... 



Spring and Autumn are my favourite seasons....  nice and mild..

OK ... enough about the weather.......

My throw rug is almost finished.  I've used 12 colours so far and the last colour  will be the brown.....

..... I'm really happy with it.....  I plan to do another one using balls of variegated  yarn in various colours....   looking forward to this.....


Big news .....
I went and had my hair cut really short.....


.... I'm happy with the look .. I haven't had it this short for many, many years.......
I can wear some of the hats I have made now..... hats don't go too well with twists and clips in the back of my hair.......

I made this scarf along time ago and Merle knitted the hat for me... I think this is probably where my habit of making hats and scarves started from.....

... trying out my new look...
( I think I'm getting better at taking selfies... just have to work on the backgrounds lol..)
I'm learning to relax in front of the camera.....



garden near Mum's specialist'srooms


Impatiens in my garden... I love how this flower and the Camellia below are just like people... a little imperfect, but so beautiful..


Camellia in the grounds of the hospital where our friend Edna is... she has to go to a nursing home from here..mre memory is too bad for her to live alone any more  


a lovely Grevillia at the hospital


Callistimon or Bottle Brush buds at my friend Merles place


I love Dasies





 Have a great day everybody...
Hugs... Barb  xxxxx