Borrowing from our Children

Up until the industrial revolution, the pace of change in the world had been fairly sedate.  Since then and in particular since the end of World War II this pace accelerated and continues to accelerate. I think upon the lifetime of Hazel, born at a time of horse and buggy and corsets; when Banjo PattersonContinue reading “Borrowing from our Children”

A Little Diversion

I’ve had a little diversion in my sewing this week testing a lovely little pattern for Teri at http://www.climbingthewillow.com. It was one of my granddaughters’ birthday this week, she turned 4, so this came at an opportune time to make her the lovely Izzy top.  I used a lovely cotton that I got from http://www.kelanifabric.com.au, “Toyland Twinkle”Continue reading “A Little Diversion”

Summertime

Saturday was a wonderful balmy evening here and we had all the family around for a relaxed pizza dinner.  We enjoyed being able to sit outside chatting and laughing without the usual January high temperatures.  The night sky was very clear so the telescope came out to peer at the sliver of the moon and theContinue reading “Summertime”

Reflecting on the Year Past

As is customary at this time of year I look back over the last 12 months and am amazed yet again at how quickly 12 months can fly.  Yet I wouldn’t have anticipated  this time a year ago even half of what occurred during 2013.  It does make me wonder what’s ahead in the nextContinue reading “Reflecting on the Year Past”

The Elephants are up to Mischief Again!

When I’m not sewing I do enjoy visits from my grand children.  But sometimes they leave things being after their visits; I’m sure this happens with other grand parents as well! Recently one of my grand daughters left behind her precious ring.  It was left under a chair after she left. The sparkly elephant found itContinue reading “The Elephants are up to Mischief Again!”