Thursday, 26 May 2016

Winter signs



We had some really lovely weather, and the change of the season into winter had to come with heavy rains. It's a very over cast, grey day at the moment all the signs that autumn is ending to bring in winter. Looks like we are going to have a wet and windy winter.


With the rain and cold coming in it's good time to start pursuing some new skills. I attended the Toowoomba simple living workshop on Tunisian Crochet, or Afghan Crochet. It makes a very simple stitch and works up quickly. Our worship co-ordinator, Margy's husband made the hooks for us to buy. 
 


I've also been out and about, driving. My first trip was out to Bunnings for the garden. I won't talk about how I got lost....but at least I managed to park the car fairly straight in the carpark.


At home, I've been doing a few crafts. I brought some very cheap face washers to add some crochet edging to. Cheap face washers usually don't feel nice at first but they wash up okay. I'm thinking of adding a crochet one to make them a little more fancier gift. I'm also still working on the baby quilt, more to come about that soon. 

Meanwhile I'm on another learning curve with a new computer given to me by my sister. It's an Apple Mac and very different to Windows.  The hard part is figuring out the new way to edit photos and making movies as everything is so different. I'll figure it out eventually. I'm sure my posted photos will look a bit weird until I get the hang of things.


I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever you are.

7 comments:

  1. Your photos look fine, Shiralee. How could you get lost going to Bunnings??? You just have to drive straight ahead. LOL!

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    1. Nanna Chel,
      With my sense of directions I'm lucky I didn't end up over the border! Hope you are keeping warm.
      -Shiralee.

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  2. I had to smile when you said you got lost going to Bunnings, when we first moved to Toowoomba I was always lost. Glad you are driving, its stressful but so worth the effort. Love the Tunisian crochet you did. Take care, Guida.

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    1. Guida,
      It was nice to see you at the workshop. I still think you should open your own blog too. As for driving it's going to be an adventure.
      -Shiralee.

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  3. Those hooks Tunisian crochet hooks look gorgeous. Don't worry about getting lost when driving. It's a case of allowing yourself time to get used to this new skill of yours. Happy travels.

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    1. Jane,
      Mary's husband did a brilliant job making them. Thank you for leaving a comment.
      -Shiralee.

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    2. Jane,
      The name should be Margy not Mary. Auto correct is having fun.
      -Shiralee.

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