HAWKS NEST, NSW


We are in the caravan at Jimmy’s Beach in Hawks Nest.  The weather has not been the best. Very very windy. Yesterday we had to take down the awning on the caravan and retreat inside. Unfortunately it is the same today. I enjoy the outdoors and feel sitting inside is a waste but we would have been pushed over if we stayed outside.

We did manage a couple of walks since we have been here. On one side of us is a beautiful bay and the other side is the ocean.  Swimming in the ocean would be a lot of fun here. The waves are very big and close to the sand.  That is a sign there is a drop off in the water very close to the edge. Not being a great swimmer we decided the bay side would be better for swimming. Hopefully the wind will die down tomorrow so we can swim in the bay.

I have managed to read a book, DIETING CAN BE MURDER by Susan Santangelo,

crochet, I found instructions for a basket on attic24 blog.  I am loving this blog.   sew a block for a charity quilt but I still need to cut it to 6 1/2 inches.and keep up with the embroidery on the Stitch Floral blog , Ceçelia Rose Stitch Along.I AM going to connect with TO DO TUESDAY.

Plans for this coming week.

1.   Crochet 5 rows on the Attic 24 basket.  I am slow at crochet. It hurts my wrist but I enjoy crocheting.

2.   Use the sewing machine.

3.   Embroider part two of the Botanical Embroidery Stitch Along.

Anything else will be a bonus.

Blessings Kathleen Mary

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One Finished, One Started

FINISHED IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS. 

I did make a big effort to finish the Bear Paw quilt for my son Matthew. I really wanted to give it to him for Christmas and I achieved my goal.. YIPPEE!

Project/Goal

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This is the next quilt UFO to finish.  At least I now where this one is located. I won’t have to go searching in the depths of the abyss to find it.

What needs to be done. 

 Hummm need to get it out from under the bed to look at it.

 Time to work on it.

That is what my brain is trying to figure out.  Today I was very tired and could not accomplish anything. But maybe tomorrow I might be able to sew twice as long. It is going to be hot here tomorrow so there won’t be going outside.  Hopefully my knee will be good to me and let me stand long enough to cut out the material that needs to be cut out. If that happens then hopefully my knee will let me sit at the sewing machine for a while.  I am crossing my fingers.

 

Week of Nov 19

My to do list this week.

Quilting:  I don’t know what will be able to put my hands on.  We are moving and most of our things are in storage.  Somethings I did store in friends garage, but i don’t remember what I put in it.  I will go and rummage around in the garage this weekend.  Update. Found Matthew’s Ohio Star Quilt.  Will cut and sew two borders. 

Embroidery:  I would like to continue working on the flower I started.  My plans are to work the arched portion. I am only setting myself baby steps. That way I will be able to finish them.

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My 4 month old grandson Lincoln is learning to roll over. He is so much fun.

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Blessings,                                                                                                                                                        Kathleen

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Hello Again

I needed a rest.  So I took one.

I love spending time with my husband, looking at pictures with my children, playing with our grandbabies, talking with my friends, digging in the garden, crafting and caravaning.  This means I have to reorganize few things.

 The blogs that I follow, I now follow on Bloglovin.  I find this easier for me.  I plan on reading blogs again and responding.  Also make lists.  Lists help me. I find when lists are made, things get done.

Quilts that need to be finished.  So far there are 11 that are listed on the PROJECTS TO BE FINISHED page above.  In 2018 the plan is to finish 8 of them. If more are finished that will be a blessing. But my plan is for 8 of them to be crossed off my list.  Belonging to a sewing group on Tuesdays, I think that will help alot. It will stimulate me to get sewing again.

Embroideries also need to be finished. At the moment,  know where two are.  That is enough for me right now. Don’t think I will look for more right now. I belong to a lovely group of ladies who get together on Wednesdays that mainly embroider. So I am reserving that day for my hand embroidery.

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My Beautiful Granddaughter Katie lost her first tooth.

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Blessings,                                                                                                                                                        Kathleen