Thursday, 25 February 2010

My Knitted Afghan Finished! Now What Am I Going To Do??????????

I am really pleased with the way this has made up. It is so bright and colourful. Our dog Lucky has given it her seal of approval too.SV203098 

Lucky testing out my afghan.

I started knitting this afghan at the beginning of January. You can see my progress here, here and here. Well now it is finished apart from sewing all the ends in.


My finished afghan.

And this is the finished article. It has a crochet border and tassels.

I am surprised at how quick I have completed this. I found the pattern on Ravelry if you fancy having a go.

My Hexagon Quilt. 


My almost finished hexagon quilt.

Then, there is my hexagon quilt. This is nearly finished also. Hopefully only about another weeks work, I reckon. Then what am I going to do?

My Next Project.

Well, maybe socks or some thread painting, or a denim quilt, but there again I might finish my string quilt that I started in October last year

Another bright quilt

These are the choices that are swirling around in my head at the moment. What will I choose????

Friday, 19 February 2010

Frogs and Toads


This is a big fat toad( well I think it’s a toad) that I nearly stood on today. He was very shy and this is the best photo that I could get of him.

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He does have warty bumps
This one looked like a leaf.


I was not sure what this was when I first saw it, but upon closer inspection it turned out to be a small green frog about 4cms. This little frog never moved when I took his photo, very obliging he was.


Olive trees in flower.

The weather was beautiful again today but, I think we are forecast for rain sometime over the next couple of days.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend where ever you are.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Newsflash 1


Sandy has made it through another hibernation. I am always worried about him when he goes to sleep for the winter. He went to sleep about the end of October and as the weather has been really warm it has roused him from his sleep. He still hasn’t ventured out yet so he will probably doze for a few more weeks yet.

Newsflash 2

I now have a permanent step into the courtyard now.SV203064



It’s so much better than the wooden thing I used to have.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Out Walking.



Walking is Lucky’s favourite thing. She dances and twirls when we are going to take her out. She is so excited. Yesterday I remembered to take my camera and this is what we saw.


Oranges still hanging on the trees. There are more oranges here than people know what to do with. Loads and loads just fall to the ground and rot.


Beautiful blossoming trees.




Almond trees are all around.




Fantastic old olive trees


Big prickly pear cactus



  I’m sorry but these are not quite focused right, never the less they are very striking.


The weather is warm and everything is growing like mad.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Sewing at Sandy’s

Every week we have a sewing get together with a few like minded friends. This week we went to Sandy’s house. If you would like to see what we have been up to, pop over to Jude's blog. We always have a good time.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Spring Has Sprung.

Well there was no bazaar this last weekend. Instead we went to the Gardening Club monthly meeting. There are  a lot of people who go to this event and you can even stay for lunch aswell.

Next month we are having a plant sale. Must get some plants potted up. All the money raised comes back to us in the form of a Christmas party.

There is however a bazaar on this coming Sunday in Malia. I am sure to be going to that.

Now what else is happening around here. Oh, yes spring has sprung.


Everything here is bursting into life.


There are even little flower buds on the olive trees. (Sorry I have no picture)



I am going to have to make sure that I take out my camera when I take Lucky for her walk again. Don’t want to miss anything. No, that will never do.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Sunday Bazaar 2

Another bazaar, another load of bargains.SV203057

I found this sweet canvas bag with flowers and butterflies.   Ideal for carrying my knitting or sewing. A super little tin complete with handle handy for some bits and bobs, and a child’s handicrafts kit. It includes some printed designs for embroidery and the cotton . It even has the embroidery ring. A dolly knitter and a much larger one. Some wool, a crochet hook and a pompom maker.

SV203044  Some nice cotton shirts to cut up for  some project


Some cotton dresses again for recycling.


Most of the things in this picture are new. You just can’t go wrong ,can you.


And here is an update on my knitted blanket. These still have to be sewn down the middle but I am really pleased with the way it is turning out.

You can also see a pair of slipper socks with fur lining, these too are brand new.

Do you think that I had a good time, well you had better believe it, I can’t wait for the next one.

My Cretan Life