Saturday, 11 November 2017

Here's Poppet!

as promised more photos of the lovely Miss Poppet

i actually discovered a rather nasty big bump inbetween her eyes at top of her nose which i've been keeping an eye on, now at least i know why she turns away when you try to pat her head, am thinking she may have got caught on the trap door, it's easily missed cos of her colouring. 

a very curious young cat & wanting lots of affection, her colouring is gorgeous with a little bit of tabby stripes that you can just see in the 1st photo. 

this gorgeous girl was very curious & also affectionate

Poppet took over the bed the first night she was allowed out

cuddling up while knitting

loves the bed

ALL 3 cats on the bed with BJ at the back glaring daggers at Poppet

Rita "can i have my bed back mum?"

loving attention

absolutely loves Rita's smell, was rubbing herself silly in Rita's spot

hope everyone has had a great week & you're enjoying a relaxing weekend. 
stay safe & warm/cool in your neck of the world

thanx for visiting

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

she's arrived!

Poppet arrived last night, DD1 brought her up, she has to spend her time lockecd up in a room mostly as my other two are not being the friendliest cats at the moment; i let her out every few hours for a wander around & a cuddle. will try to get photos soon.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Introducing Poppet - Miss Poppet


here are some much awaited photos of Poppet

she is very small & is being cared for by my eldest DD1.

in Cairns pound on deathrow

helping DD1 with the folding

visiting the vets for her vaccination

still helping to fold clothes  

adorable with her tongue out & getting comfy on DD1s bed lol

she is slowly putting on weight, she is not used to the food yet, we are waiting for her to toally dry up before she is desexed.

apparently she is craving affection & always wants pets & cuddles, she is settling down quite well. 

when DD1 asked me to think of names, i came up with 'Penny' at first then as we were chatting about her that clip of the ugly bloke out of the Pirates of the Carribean chasing 'Elizabeth through the house came to mind. POPPET! brilliant, suits her too. am going to go with Miss Poppet for her records. 
can't wait to get her here, it will be a little while yet, after her desexing. just hope Rita & B.J. will like her, it has taken B.J. months to get used to Rita.

DD1 will keep photos coming, she likes to keep me updated.

on another note we have had almost a good week of rain, ground is sopping now, so much water, thanx, that'll do us nicely! 

hope everyone is having a good week, stay happy & safe in your neck of the world.

thanx for visiting

Monday, 16 October 2017

Rain, Rain, Rain, falling upon my head ....

g'day there!

as the title suggests it's raining, been raining since thursday ohhh & the ground so needed this soaking too.
it's lovely weather to just sit & knit or cozy up with a good book. 
no idea how much rain but we are getting puddles now & everything is green & you can see the grass growing! 

DD1 & SiL2 came up on the weekend SiL to do a bit more work to the house, he scored a new back door (free, building sites are so wasteful!) so that went up on saturday & so did some cornices. lovely DD1 crocheted some towel tops for me & her fundraiser, she was also happy with the dish cloths i made, sorry forgot to take a pic. 

on the rescue note, haven't got my photos off my phone yet but 'Poppet' arrived Saturday morning at my DD1s place, she is settling in & is very affectionate.

hope everyone is getting some of this rain, it's awesome!

stay safe & take care where ever you are

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Socks & Cats


i have finished one sock in the BWM Pastel multi & i'm quite pleased with it, got all the decreasing right, 14sts on either side YAY! i kept the stitch markers in from when i did the gusset, swapped one out to a different colour & away i went!

even on top & bottom

then it came to do the kitchener stitch, not my favourite sewing by far, i do have a really easy YouTube tutorial that i have saved & she keeps it so simple!

I got near perfect toe this time! i was so chuffed!

i have cast on the second sock & hopefully it goes as smooth as the 1st, i just had to share my 'success'. 

will post more photos when i have finished the pair.

my DD1 rang me Friday & asked if i would make her some dish cloths for her fund raiser at the end of the month, of cos i said yes, so i've been madly knitting those since friday. photos when have a pile.


last night DD1 texted me with another request, to save a beautiful tortoiseshell cat that was up in Rockhampton pound on death row, ughhh how could i not? she had got herself caught in one of those cage traps & they discovered she has/had a litter of kittens somewhere but they couldn't find them, so sad, poor thing. well anyway she is on her way down here & will stay with my daughter til she is desexed & microchipped. i have a photo which i'll post when i get it off my phone. 
goodness & i still don't have a fence up & now i'm about to have 3 cats! 

i would like to one day help out with foster care for cats, there is such a need for it, so many rescuers are full & so many of the foster carers are overbrimming as well. i think giving them up will be the hardest thing lol i'll want to keep them all!

BJ still chases Rita when outside but is getting more friendly with her inside (about time!) how she is going to handle another cat? only time will tell, maybe she'll like this one? fingers crossed! 

hope everyone is keeping safe over in your neck of the world

thanx for visiting

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

a little relief from the heat

sunday 1st October was a windy day & another hot one but not quite as hot as the previous days which were 39`c inside my house & probably 40-41`c+ outside, most of last week was like that, that is summer temperatures! in spring! even i was complaining about it, there was no gentle transition just straight to hot. 
we had rain late sunday night, which was such a relief as we haven't had rain here for months & many tanks were getting very low, i only have a 2000g@ & it was below half! i don't depend on it as i'm hooked up to the town water but rain water tastes so much better.
it rained steady all day monday which was just great & a nice surprise, today it was overcast but the rain has gone for now & the temperatures should be back to the high 20s (fingers crossed) 

bunderberg apparently had some flash flooding, hope all are safe & well up there (only 2hrs from here) 

so there has been a bit of rain getting around the place with different areas getting some. 

well that's all from me here;  hope everyone is safe & well 

thanx for visiting 

Saturday, 23 September 2017

something new ...


a little while ago i bought myself some plain merino sock wool, i wanted to have a go at dyeing it,  with mulberries.
i was late up today but thought bugga it, i'm going to dye the wool today, i found good simple instructions here , very simple. 
 i was a little nervous when it came to putting the wool into the hot dye but it all went very well (unlike some of my other projects namely soaps!)

2. cook mulberries & salt

1. soak the wool while mulberries are cooking

3. the first colouring after a minute
4. looking good

5. drip drying out on line for almost 2 hrs
6. almost dry, finishing off in the bathroom

there, all in pictures, i had some fun & was pleased with the result.
it went out on the line as there was a lot of water to drip out of it, i turned it around about 3/4hr later so the bottom was at the top.
there's a nice little bit of variation in it, am loving the colour, will do another photo once i roll it up & of course when i've made the socks too.

mmm, wonder how coffee would go as a dye? 

i buy all my pure wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills Australia, they often have specials throughout the year. i'm a sucker for specials, especially when it's wool!

has anyone else had a go at dyeing?

hope everyone is doing well in their neck of the world & are safe 

thanx for visiting