"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, June 19, 2014

Stay tuned

This is what it's like at our place the past couple of days..... I have lots to share, but you'll have to wait a day or two for me to sit and get the post up....in the meantime, stay warm!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Welcome to Winter

With the start of June, its officially the beginning of winter down here in Australia.  Hopefully a time to catch our breath since the past seasons of Summer and Autumn seem to have been keeping us so very busy. We've already had a couple of power outs, so it's time to get the lanterns filled to have ready and waiting for our next outage!

 With winter my passion for getting out my woollen yarns become pretty obvious lol   My biggest problem is that I tend to have several things all going at once as you can see from the photo....... my lovely hitchhiker scarf in Woollmeiser is making progress - its my first knitting project in close to 23yrs, and the yarn is fine and the needles skinny lol,  so progress has been a little slower than I would have liked.  Today I've just started on a KAL (knit along) on a beginner knitting group on Ravelry knitting up a pair of slippers....... and naturally I have 2 crocheted dishcloths in the making!  It's time to get a few little items made up ready for gift giving.

Being the start of June, its also time to tackle another room in our Simplify My Home Challenge .
As you can see, much of this challenge is focused on reducing excess clutter from around us, finding ways to streamline our day to day workings and remembering to have that SOS - Spot of Simplification where we can sit and have our time out to think, plan, pray.  This month it's time to get into the Laundry.  Give your washing machine a clean over and putting it on a rinse  cycle (no clothing) with some vinegar in it will help clear the pipes without causing any damage.  Clear out those laundry cupboards and get rid of all the stuff you no longer use.  Make up a batch of homemade washing liquid, wipe down the walls.  Try to get the most from your laundry space so it works well for you!  As you can see I have a small space, but also have a storage wardrobe on the opposite wall to the washing machine which holds all manner of items.  The freezer has to here in the laundry..... there is no other place for it in our little home.  So while it was all sorted out and looking pretty here back in January, it's now time for a bit of a clean up..... as you can see lol.  By the way..... the little note on the freezer is my meal plan for the week, so I can easily grab dinner out of the freezer.