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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Hello from Lucy

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Have you been wondering where Lucy has got to?


Looks like she is head over heels about celebrating her second Thanksgiving in America!

Head on over to her BLOG and see her last few posts and catch up with all her exciting news, goodness she just went through Hurricane Sandy....she certainly hasn't helped my grey hairs!




Thursday, November 15, 2012

Solar Eclipse

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Yesterday we were lucky enough to be in the area of the Solar Eclipse.  Unfortunately we live behind a hill and as the eclipse was just after sunrise I decided that we would watch from home instead of driving to a flat place for a better view.  My youngest has been brewing a bug and getting up super early and standing out in the cold and wet probably wasn't worth the risk even for a Solar Eclipse.  We also watched the webcam that had been set up on the coast so the boys still got a pretty good idea of what was going on.

Here is how it changed our place....


 It was quite eerie at the moment of full eclipse.  It went quiet and still and it was a strange light.  My baby chicks put themselves back to bed but the other animals didn't seem too bothered by it.  It only lasted two minutes and then the light slowly came back.  It was actually darker here after the eclipse than before because of the cloud cover.


I finished a Doily rug that had been sitting in the WIP pile for a while.  This one is a bamboo/wool yarn and its about 30 √≠nches across.  I really like this pattern, its a fun crochet.  Its called Willow by Lisa at Goodknits  you can find the pattern here.


This one was also in the pile but its the one I'm making for myself.  I had almost finished it by the time we left the pool yesterday but I ran out of yarn with only 6 shells to go!!  I have ripped back four rows and am crocheting at a tighter tension and hopefully that will free up the small amount of yarn I need to finish. Keep your fingers crossed for me...  
This one is much bigger and I am using a super snuggly cotton blend.  Can't wait to be able to snuggle in my chair with this lap rug.





Thursday, November 8, 2012

Its Wovember

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Time is slipping away from me again and its been a while between posts.  Why is life so fast these days?  What is the rush?  I wish I could go back in time a bit and slow it all down.  I sometimes feel like I'm on a giant slippery slide with me just whooshing down it and life rushing past in a blur....



I made this felted Mo for Movember and I made it out of wool because it is also Wovember.  Remember Wovember?  Its all about Wool!  
Real Wool comes from Real Sheep... I love it!

Here is the link for Wovember, pop over and read all the great articles all about Wool.  Where it comes from, how its processed, what wool different breeds produce.  Lots and lots of great information and some fabulous photos too.

I just looked back through my photos for October and I have been doing a lot.  
I seem to post more on Instagram these days and find I am keeping a visual diary rather than a bloggy one.  Good news is that Instagram is now on the web and you can join in on your computer should you choose too.  Here is the link if you would like to check me out!  Baamekniits on Instagram.

I will leave you with a little taste of what has been happening here in the Tropics of Far North Queensland on our little hobby farm  

Happy days....


Serenity Seat with Meggsie, its a bit of a ritual with the two of us now...

 Tess getting a cuddle from her favourite man...

 Then she discovered Meggsie in her yard...

I yarnbombed the Bikini Tree for the Folk Festival again this year...

I also awarded ribbons to the winners at a local Cutting Competition...

Mother hen hatched her babies...

I just adore baby chicks...

Monty and I went riding, a number of times...

The Jacaranda's have been blooming...

Storms are brewing...

Zues our male stud Jack Russell came to live with us full time.  So now we are three (and Petal is pregnant)...

 The boys have been sewing...

Kitty, Sew cute!!...

Best of all we have a new calf.  Dierdre had no trouble this year and has calved a lovely bull calf...

 Meeting the equine gang...


His name is Casper.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  
I am hopeful that the rest of this month will let me have a bit of a breather but we all know what is looming just around the corner so I think a rest is wishful thinking....