Thursday, October 29, 2009


Hi all, this is the little doll I was talking about not so long ago. Here she is ready to be dressed. Ken named her, Eliza because she is dressed in period clothes. Not much to look at is she? Here is a close up of her hat and curls. I honestly didn't think she would come up so sweet.

Here is the finished doll with carol book and all. There was a fair amount of work in her but I do enjoy creating them. I'll start on her brother, Jacob, next. He is also sweet.
Well, that's it for now folks. Ken and I are making plans to go caravaning next week for a couple of days to test things out. The Warranbungles, can't spell it. Joe our dog has to be put in a boarding kennel as no dogs allowed. It will be an experience for us. Cheers to all. x

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A day on the Range

This is a table decoration I made for an engagement party last week. Jodi took Emelia to the Jambaree (?), so I took over the job. There were ten of these for centre pieces and one big bunch for the cake table. Jod was pleased with my work. Now, I have put two of these on but what can you expect from a demented biddy. I meant to put another photo on but the heck, hey. The bloke who used this target put three .22 shots into the one hole. Not bad shooting. Won't happen again for a while.

It's worth seeing again don't ya reckon?

Here they all are admiring the work plus scoring. They are all a good bunch of blokes.
Had our AGM yesterday and I was nominated to be scorer. Ha, ha, now I'll have big scores. lol. Only joking. I will be getting at least one trophy at presentation night. There isn't a Veteran Ladies section so I have to shoot against women half my age or more. Not to worry, I'm there to enjoy myself and be with Ken.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Can't start at the top. Damn. This is the little soldier in Santa's sack. Jodi loved him when she saw it.
Here is Santa with his sack of toys. I'm going to put some candy canes in it as well. Knitting these toys is really my first love. To see the little characters come to "life"
I knit dolls from 3inches to 24 inches high.
Now this is "Flossy". I made her fr0m scratch. The actual doll and her clothes plus her hair. She has a pony tail. The hair is sewn on strand by strand. She does have black shoes on but they are hard to see and also they are supposed to have laces. I'll do that later. I'm doing this for next year's Gunnedah show. I have another knitting project to do and it is beautiful. A little girl and boy singing christmas carols. It will take me about a month to complete but I'll have them up as soon as finished. I also have some baby knitting I have done for the show. The CWA ladies here, were shocked to see an outsider win the prizes last year.
This rose is my favourite, Oklahoma. The petals are so rich and the perfume is beautiful. These are what I want on my coffin when the time comes with a touch of baby breath through them. This bush is at my back window. Don't worry Jod if you can't get them, I won't know will I? :)
Thanks to the ladies who wrote on my blog. I didn't expect it.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Thanks to Jodi, again, I'm back if anyone is interested.
I did this LO of my Father a little while ago now. This is a close up of the words I wrote. Journalling, it's called isn't it?
This photo was taken of my Father at a wedding with his third wife. I cut her out of it. It's the only photo I have of him.
And this is of my baby with his baby, Zane. Zane is almost 4 months old now an a beautiful baby. He is so much like his Dad. Jodi took this photo when Zane was only a week old.

Now, for some news on my pistol shooting! I have improved so much but only in the past week or so. I have won three trophies so far. I am the only woman shooting lately but my points have are deserving of a trophy so I don't feel so bad about accepting them on presentation night.
We have a visiting club from Gosford coming up this Saturday and there are women shooters. Ha, ha. Now we'll see just how good I really am.
Ken bought me a new .22 and it's great to handle. I actually shot some tens and nines. Very exciting for me.
Well, hopefully, I'll have some photos for you to look at next week with our visitors. Bye for now.
Thank you so much Jod for your undying patience with me and this bloody computer