Wednesday, 29 May 2013

New treasures

 Now this is a finish for me, I started this late last year and have finally finished it!  It was one of those projects where I started with a hiss and roar and then fizzed out really quickly!!  But now it is finished and will take pride of place on the table....................when my sewing machine goes back out to the craft room! (it so nice to sew with the family around and they don't seem to mind the hum of the sewing machine!)
Now May in the farming world in Taranaki means one thing.......................clearing sales.  This is an auction of old farm machinery, tools, etc.  This usually happens when a farm is sold and they can't take all their treasures with them so they go up for auction.  It is sad to say that they are few and far between now, but when they are on we do like to go, one man's junk is another's treasure!  That's where I come in, I love going through box's and seeing what I can find.  Below is my treasure from two sales last week.

This gorgeous old tin bath tub came with  goodies
(which I must say the boy's have been thru!!)

 It is a beautiful day here in the Naki, so I off to see what I can do outside!

This is the a very small milk can, a beautiful old  rusty bucket
and an old milking bucket and seat.  The bucket is on top of the seat.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

My project for KHS

This was the starting point of my 'Pinterest ' project for May.  Claire gave me this shelf from her shop, it used   too have needles hanging inside it.  So with a quick sand and a wee bit of paint, this shelf is now.......................
a rolling pin shelf.  It has turned out as perfect as it was in my head!  (sometimes I can imagine  things and when they are finished it is not how I saw it!!)  but this has and my tin sign sits perfectly on top.
So I hope everyone has had a perfect weekend and are as excited as I am with a project they have achieved this weekend.

Friday, 24 May 2013

KHS for May

Yesterday was our KHS meeting at Michelle's (who I can't give a link to because her blog is taking a holiday), it was great day as usual, with yummy food and company!  Our theme for May was pinterest, so anything from Pinterest which as you can imagine was limitless!



Another of Michelle's but it was a birthday gift for Claire.

This is Claire's  makes! Sorry not a very good photo!

Photos of around Michelle's house.

 As for my project I will show you tomorrow as I want to hang it on the wall and take my photo.  Another inspiring day and lot's of fun!

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Mothers Day 'runner'.

 So this is the table runner I made for my Mum for Mothers Day, it got delivered via my personal courier (my son).  I also made her a 'vase quilt' to go with it.  The photo doesn't really bring out the pink and fawn only the green and red?   Enjoy Mum!
Enjoy your weekend folks what ever you may be doing,  I am off to rugby and then hopefully, home to finish a table runner for myself and doing my KHS project for  next week,

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Ginger madness

This is what I have been stitching at night!  I so love these  guys!  Only 4 to go!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Mothers Day

I hope every Mother had a fantastic Mothers Day !  As you can see from above I was very spoilt !!!

Monday, 13 May 2013

Catch up

Can't believe that my last post was 26 April ! -time has flown, well lets catch up, I have been busy, some secret sewing for my mum which I can show you in the next couple of days after I give her my LATE Mothers Day present!  We have been away on a rugby trip with our youngest Cody,

As you can see they won the 'Jack Porter Trophy 2013'.

My Aunty Moll, cousin Niecey and her son Millen came to
watch Cody and have a catch up!!

My or our firend Julie had a birthday - so of course we had to
have a birthday lunch.

Chicken, bacon salad- de-lish!!!!

More rugby, Ben (Stratford under 21)  Ben is in black/red,
front row, closest on left, my friend Julie's son Trent is the
one at the back.

Cody -Central B - as you can see I have 2 front rowers! Black /red
front row.

Still a little colour in the garden, thanks to some beautiful pansy's.

And of course Mike and I where in Te Kuiti doing stock work and picture taking!!  Not sure what is happening this is supposed to be the quiet part of our season.  But I do have craft on the list for this week!
I hope you all have a crafty week,