What have I done?

What a trip!

J (new daughter) and my youngest and middle son walking through Central Park. The older son that is engaged had to go to a meeting!

J (new daughter) and my youngest and middle son walking through Central Park. The older son that is engaged had to go to a meeting!

Sorry I didn’t blog last week, as I was in New York to meet my son’s fiancé and family! What a trip! My head is still spinning around! I’m not sure if its “jet lag” or the amazing few days I have had with my family! We had the whole family together! What joy! All three boys and a new daughter from another mother! I have decided this is the best way of having daughters. Get them when they’re big! Hehe! I just have one complaint. It was far too short! When I come home from a tip I get into “withdrawal state”, I think it’s because I can’t accept that the holiday is over!

I seem to have come back to earth, but now my head is spinning with new crafting ideas. It’s so nice to be able to make homemade gifts for girls. Oh I’m planning a quilt as the wedding is next year on the 30 August!

Found the pattern now I just need to go through my stash to find the fabrics.

Happy Crafting

P.S. the photograph is J (new daughter) and my youngest and middle son walking through Central Park. The older son that is engaged had to go to a meeting!

Life is for living!

I believe life is for living, no matter if you are poor or rich!

As a child my mother was a single parent and therefore we did not have much! No takeaways, sweets, chips, movies, holidays etc! Looking back I don’t think I was poor, I was never fat, always healthy, because I ate good healthy fresh vegetables and fruit and walked everywhere I needed to be! I always had money for my crafts, birthday and Christmas present needs, because I worked at the local hairdresser sweeping and washing hair on Saturday morning and during my school holidays. I never felt poor! I had food in my tummy, a roof over my head, a warm clean bed to sleep in, clean clothes to wear and I felt safe! Needless to say our home didn’t look like a magazine page! Nothing matched, but it was clean. Mom was a clean-a-holic, if that can be a word!

So many of you can’t believe that I have adult sons! Well I married very young at the age of 18! As you have gathered it must have been a shot gun wedding! Hehe! Best thing I ever did! My life is so different now, but also still the same!

I think this is why I love so many different colours, old and new things! I would like to share a few glimpses of my home!

To life and living!


PS As you read this I will be landing in New York to meet my new daughter! I will keep you posted!

Hot off the knitting needles!

The last time I spoke to you all I was busy knitting a scarf and I mentioned I would like to knit some sockS! Well, I’m glad to report I managed to finish the scarf and knit one pair of socks. I’m nearly finished the second sock of the second pair!
I’m off to a quilting weekend in Cape Town, so I will bore you with the details and sock pattern on my next blog!
Hopefully I would have finished a third pair of socks!
Happy knitting!
PS Thanks for all your lovely commentS! I really enjoy reading them!


Buzy Day September 2014


A knitted scarf!

I have wonderful news! My eldest son that lives in London, got engaged to an American girl that lives in New York! Well you must be wondering if I’m excited about the fact that he is in engaged or that she lives in New York? I have to admit it’s both! Well the best of it all is we are off to New York in 3 weeks from now to meet her! This created a bit of a problem for me! What will I take as a gift? A knitted scarf! Perfect as it is going into winter!

Digging in to my stash I found 5 x 50g balls of Rowan – Cashsoft DK, shade 503, 57% Extra fine Merino, 33% Acrylic microfibre and 10% Cashmere (unfortunately this range has been discontinued). It’s so so soft, perfect for an item to wear around your neck! This was the easy part! It took me a whole day trawling the internet and my books, looking for the perfect pattern, knitting test samples until I thought I would have to discard one of the balls of yarn. I then stumbled upon the perfect pattern toward the early evening on the Lions Brand Site - Free Kitting Pattern for this Classic Cables Scarf, scroll down to the bottom you have to register to enable you to download the pattern. Real easy knit! I have enjoyed knitting it and it’s nearly done, I’m on the 5th ball of yarn and it is 9”x 63” (23cm x 160cm) long and according to the pattern it needs to be 9” x 72” (23cm x 183cm). Only 9” (23cm) to go!

I better get back to my knitting, maybe I will have enough time to knit her a pair of socks!

Lots of love


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