Saturday, 25 December 2010
Monday, 29 November 2010
At Souda Bay there is a war cemetery. It is kept beautifully and is very peaceful.
When my sister was here on holiday, we took them to see it. Walking through the headstones is a very moving experience. Many were unknown, many were very young, around 19 yrs. These men gave their lives fighting for freedom. To read more about Souda Bay War Cemetery go here.
It is not unusual to see people wiping away tears, I had them too.
There was a service here on Remembrance day. It was not good weather then for it started to rain just as the service was starting. Still they were remembered.
These men were tending the graves.
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
This is the knitting project that I and doing at the moment. It is in 4ply and has 7 colours.
I like something to keep me occupied when I am knitting and I don’t like knitting loads and loads of stocking stitch. I get bored. So this looked like the prefect thing to knit.
First off you knit the centre front including the front welt. Then you knit the back welt by itself. Then the left centre back and then the right centre back. So far so good.
Next you knit the left front and back and sleeve all in one. I was going great guns until the pattern read knit 5 rows. OK did that. Next row was a bobble row only the bobbles would be on the wrong side. Where did I go wrong? Don’t know.
Solution:- Cast on the right side today and knit to the same part of the pattern. Then whatever I do on the left side I do on the right side and my sleeves will match. I am not having bobbles on the wrong side. Would you????
As you can see from the pictures the pattern has no repeat and looks totally random. I am not about to give up. Will let you see the finished item sooner or latter.
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
The top so far.
The pieced back material.
This is my progress so far. Still have to put another border on as it is too small as is.
The quilt top sewed together so quickly and I am really pleased with it.
Tomorrow I will show you my knitting progress and that is another story.
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Yes, it’s me after a long absence again. I have been doing loads of stuff, but not finding time to blog about it.
First we had my sister, Lily and her husband Steve over for 2 weeks holidays. We even went away with them for a few days. So we had a mini holiday ourselves. We travelled to the west side of Crete and spent 3 nights away. Lucky even came with us.
The same day as they went home we had other guests. My sisters son, another Stephen and his wife Tracey, for a week. We went swimming, fishing, dining and generally had a good time.
The weather here now is quite changeable. We have had sun but Monday we had rain, thunder and lightening and sun but it was still t-shirt weather. I suppose it is past been summer now.
However it was lovely on Sunday when I went to a bazaar in Elounta. I got loads of things.
Lovely things to cut up and use in quilts and two handbags.
Some crochet lace.
Three books and a game for the winter nights.
I have been cutting up t-shirt material and making this rag rug. It’s heavy and slow going and hurts the hands a bit. So its little and often with this one.
These are the string blocks I started ages ago. I had seven and a half done, now I have twelve.
Most people have a design wall, well met my design floor. The camera is telling lies here as the sashing material is a deep pink colour.
It is looking good don’t you think? Just after I had took this photo along came a little Lucky dog and when she had finished it looked like this.
Oh and I have started knitting but I will keep that for another day. Got to go and pick up the pieces of my quilt now if I can get Lucky to move.
C’ya all soon, I promise.
Sunday, 19 September 2010
These little lambs mesmerised Lucky. She could not take her eyes off them. She just stood and watched them.
We had to keep taking her to the fence to so she could see them.
Their mothers were unable to look after them for one reason or another so they are been hand reared. I know they were making a lot of noise until they got a bottle of milk!!!
Enjoy your day,
Friday, 10 September 2010
Well it is a long time since I did a post, but I have been so busy. However, I have managed to take a few photos that I thought I would share with you.
Our onion crop.
The onions drying in the sun.
And this lovely tree blooming away down in Neapoli.
I will be posting more often now as things are beginning to quieten down here.
I have started crafting again, I am making a scrappy crochet rug out of t-shirt material. Will take some photo’s to show you my progress.
I also have my sister and brother in law coming for a holiday next Tuesday and I am really looking forward to that as it is a year since I have seen them.
Ian is busy making another project. Yes we are getting a door on the bathroom. A proper netty door!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok will leave it there and I will catch you all again soon.
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Sunday, 20 June 2010
I have been collecting denim jeans for quite awhile, picking the odd pair up at the bazaars that I have been going to during the winter months. I cut them up into rectangles the size of a cd box. ( I used one to cut them out. ) When I had cut them all out I sewed them all together on my sewing machine.
The seams are 1/2 inch wide and are on the right side.
Quite colourful with all the different denims.
I have sewed them all together, now I have to sit and clip all those seams every 1/2 inch so that when it is washed and dried they fray and go fluffy. Well that’s the idea anyway. There is only one snag with this for I don’t have a tumble drier. Anyway got to go I have a pair of scissors waiting for me. x
Friday, 18 June 2010
A while back I showed you some photos of our garden with our potatoes growing, well now this is the results.
Radish, Lemons. potatoes.
Sorry there is no picture of our lettuce but we have eaten it all. We also have a hungry tortoise who just loves lettuce.
All the shaws of the potatoes are dying back now so its time to lift them. Got to go and get some sacks to put them all in.
I remember when I was young we lived on a farm and I used to help the tattie pickers pick their tatties. Then when I got older going picking myself and getting paid. I remember picking potatoes for a month solid. At first all my muscles ached but by the end of the month I was fine. Ah! the good old days.
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
In this house storage space is at a premium. So we had a brainwave on where to put a cupboard. Above the bathroom door would be a great place. Now we are not going to go out and buy a cupboard, no that’s to simple. We are goi9ng to make it out of reclaimed wood.
Ok I know it looks grotty and all that but this is what we are using.
Oh and from these pictures you might just notice that our bathroom does not have a door. That is another project for later.
Now we have a cupboard with some very useable storage space. Now let’s see what will I fill it with????????????