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Busy little bumbles

Weekly craft update

Once again a bit of a busy week in my world.Β  Didn’t achieve all I set out to do but made good inroads πŸ™‚ Exhaustion has been a bit high due to health issues but heck, could be a lot worse πŸ˜‰

I managed to get one knitted square complete πŸ™‚ Last weeks one was a bastard so it kinda put a damper on knitting enthusiasm but it is coming back πŸ™‚ I find it soothing to knit at night after a busy day with my cup of bedtime tea and a couple of squares of chocolate.Β  Bedtime tea is a combination of camomile & peppermint with some other stuff, necessary as I sleep worse than the poor people in Kaikoura at the moment.Β  4 hours in a row is a well rested night for me.Β  Heads just too darn active πŸ™‚

Anyway back to the knitting (I’m very ADHD and get distracted faster than a cat at a mouse convention, can you tell?) So I got this one done πŸ™‚

Moss Stitch Square

Pretty little thing isn’t she πŸ™‚ Came together nicely with only a couple of confused knit one purl ones lol

Made some in roads on Nat’s cushion cover.Β  Nearly finished a word even lol


Pretty happy with it so far.

Got Granddad’s war diary, all 110+ pages of the sucker, typed up.Β  The ending month in it was rather sad 😦 We have become so used to hearing the hero story’s of WWI & WWII that we forget how had it must have been on those boys.


After I finished I got everything scanned up and and transferred all to the 6 memory sticks.Β  Now I get to the packaging part.Β  I’m going to put them in pretty little boxes with each siblings named tagged to it and then inside the box is going to be a note to explain what’s on the stick.Β  Hoping to make them pretty.

I also have a wee project for myself on the go that hit a wee snag on Sunday.Β  The wire I got is too flimsy to hold a shape so my darling husband the engineer is making me something at work that will do better πŸ™‚ Its not what you know but who you know haha ;D Hoping to get this today so that I can play with it tomorrow.Β  I HAVE A DAY OFF WORK!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

This weeks planned achievements:

  • Turn the elephant and dragon stitches into cushions
  • Finish Natalies cushion cover
  • Knit 2 squares for patchwork blanket
  • Jordyns dream catcher

Last weeks planned achievements:

  • Turn the elephant and dragon stitches into cushions – Nope
  • Finish Natalies cushion cover – Nope
  • Knit 2 squares for patchwork blanket – Got 1 done πŸ™‚
  • Finish transcribing GG’s war diary – Done!

Christmas Homemade List Progression:

  1. Kayla: Elephant cushion – Elephant stitched.Β  Need to turn into cushion
  2. Levi: Photo/scrapbook page of him with Nana Fay – Must track down a decent photo first up.
  3. Jordyn: Dream catcher – Had a practice run which am giving to a friend for her birthday.Β  Second attempt coming up soonπŸ˜€
  4. Veronica: Knitted bunny? Maybe not?
  5. Natalie: Scary Movie cushion – Have half a word complete.Β  She also wants a small stitch for her favourite band – not started.
  6. Ralph: Stencil art? – Find something
  7. Jamie: Photo with beach boarder – Completed
  8. Lunam Family Christmas: Dragon cushion – Stitched, just need to cushion it.
  9. Dad & Siblings: Memory stick of Great Grandad’s war diary’s and postcards – Everything typed, scanned and downloaded to sticks. Need individual boxes with quick note inside to explain what is on the stick.
  10. Tash: Cross stitch photo – Finish it! Not going to happen I feel but worth a shot.
  11. Marie & Margaret – Make wine glass candles for them both
  12. The bosses – BBQ Gift basket – Make the rubs and possibly a couple of sauces? Jack Daniels?
  13. Neighbours – Pistachio & lemon shortbread


Cross Stitcher, knitter, home cook, HVAC specialist, avid movie and TV watcher, reader and mum. I work full time and I'm not very good at sitting still so I love to try all sorts of crafting things from scrap-booking to ceramic work, but mostly I stitch. Heaven & Earth designs would be my favourite. I have had some major health scares in the past few years that I would not of expected to experience for at least another 20 odd years (born in 1971 so am currently only 45). Due to this I have a bucket list and its full of things right from books I must read to adventures I must achieve before I croak. I am always at the gym making myself stronger and healthier to fight my challenges and achieve my goals. Before the challenges I thought there would always be enough time and was just drifting along. You know how it is. Work, chores, kids, sleep, get up tomorrow and start again. I didn't really have any clear goals. I knew I wanted to travel but that was pretty much it. I was gaining weight steadily and didn't do anything much outside of the house and work. Since the challenges I have managed to get almost front row for both the Eagles and Elton John (expensive but you can't take it with you right), have had a day tour Kayaking around a lake and hiked the Tongariro Crossing. None of these would I even have considered 3 years ago. This is only the beginning :D Life is a gift and its what you make of it. You want it then you best be prepared to go get it :D

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