"Wisdom has built her House, she has hewn out her Seven Pillars" Proverbs 9:1
I look forward to having you come join me as we work to turn our houses into homes.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Happy Anniversary

No, I haven't exactly gone AWOL...... just disappeared with my hubbie for a few days to celebrate our 29th Anniversary!  For the past 10 - 15yrs once the children were older, I have tried to ensure we get at least a couple of days away from home, by ourselves around our anniversary - this seems to satisfy everybody as to why we are going away and ensures we get that time just to ourselves, to reboot, refocus, ensure we are still working towards the same goals, or change goals if that's what we decide, but we get to have uninterrupted time to have conversations with each other!

So, we Boarded the plane
And this year we took off to Hobart, Tasmania................  Such a beautiful city on the water, and gateway to Antarctica!

We went to the large Salamanca Markets on the Saturday morning, which stretch 1.6km with 360 stalls!  Lots to see there including the wonderful handcrafted wood products made from Huon Pine wood, local to Tasmania
It was also lovely to get to visit some very old and special friends of ours who have recently moved to Tasmania.  They are living in a wonderful little village called Cygnet, which is also right on the water.  Sue and Steve are very special friends of ours from when our children were very young and we had the best time catching up with them!  Steve even took us on a wonderful drive around the area which we both enjoyed.  Here is a little pic of the yacht harbour at Cygnet.....
And since the last time we were in Tassie, was for our 20th anniversary where Pete bought me the
cutest stuffed toy...... an echidna named Edna from a Teddy Bear Shop situated on the village green of a little township called Richmond...........  so off we went to Richmond for a friend for Edna, unfortunately although the old house was still there, the teddy shop was almost bare and nothing extra special that stood out.
Although it was only a few days, it was a fabulous time away together and a time we always use to help to strengthen our marriage.  Marriage is something special, and anything special always needs that bit of extra care, attention to detail, and not trying to copy somebody else!  May God bless you and your marriage also,
Hugs,   Sharm 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

What's Happening ?

Some weeks just seem to fly by when life throws a few curve balls, but then, that 's life and the
important thing is to know that and keep moving forward.  So rather than bog you down on all the negatives, let's check in on some positives from this week........  The dishcloth Swap have dishcloths being mailed from one continent to another, and while some are currently in transit, I've had some lovely dishcloths arrive from Julie which I plan to put to good use!!  I've also sent out my package, so hopefully it should arrive very soon...... it does have a long way to fly, and apparently it's rather cold where it's headed!!

I'm currently working on a few projects for our home.............. I'm one of those people who consider that you need a few projects going at the same time so you can easily slip from sewing, to crochet, to knitting............ you get the idea :)  So here is what I'm working on at present....

Some hexies using only the materials I currently have here ....... different colours each month to end up with a wonderful Rainbow Quilt that will end up in the little cabin when we get it completed!

Then there is this teapot cosy  which is getting knitted

 and  a crocheted Market Bag

And this week, I found  Ravelry ...... a site for those who love using yarn in any way, shape or form!!  I'm thinking its a perfect place for all the goodies I make for around our home.  Are there any other Rav users out there?  Give me a shout if you use Rav, or have been there and gotten lost (a very easy thing to do, since its quite a big site).

Summer continues to give us days that are in the mid 40's........ we are currently sitting on 46 celcius according to the temp gauge we have which is located in the SHADE !!  Hate to think what it is in the full sun!  The poor raspberries are not going so well with this heat, and it's way too hot for anything much happening in the garden today!  Have a fabulous week everyone!