Thursday, January 29, 2015

A frog he would a-wooing go

A frog he would a-wooing go,
Heigh ho! says Rowley

Many of us learned this poem, or part thereof as it consists of several verses, and many of us have a special place in our heart for the green frog, whether he is Rowley or not.
Two senior frogs, Theodore and Raymonde discuss their younger days and assure each other that never, even in their wildest days of youth, did they 'carry on' like young Rowley of the poem.  In fact their discussion runs along similar lines to that of senior family members when discussing the youngsters.
Theodore and Raymonde spend their time sitting discussing; putting the world to rights and wishing for rain.  In the heights of summer rain seldom falls from the skies and when it does invariably it occurs in a downpour that doesn't fill ponds for Theodore and Raymonde to dive into.

Theodore in the striped trousers and is on his way, via Australia Post, to my little great grandson who has a second birthday next week, while Raymonde stays at home bringing a smile to our faces.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Pencil case with a difference

Little grandson, yes, the intended recipient of Mr Frog, begins morning Kindergarten this year and knowing how small children like coloured pencils I decided to make a pencil case for his birthday, and filled it with pencils.
Some time ago I made a pouch with a zipper, found the exercise simple, and after looking at the yacht pencil case thought I could whip it up quickly.  Aha ... wishful thinking ... the pouch had a binding which made the joining the outer and lining easy, this pencil case didn't.  Subsequently the pencil case took more than an hour!  Never-the-less I am pleased with the end result, and yesterday posted the parcel away.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mr Frog and a cushion

Recently our vehicle had a flat battery, and living some distance out of town, and not having a spare vehicle to take to purchase a new tyre the call went out to the neighbour.  A quick trip into town, a battery purchased, and fitted, and yay ... a vehicle that started.  Not wishing to offer money for the kindness I decided to make a cushion.
Later in the month youngest grandson celebrates a birthday ... my other grandchildren were small when I had a busier life; this little one is the recipient of many more creative projects.  Mr Frog was fun to make ... except the stuffing of toes!  The pattern said 'use small pieces'.  It took several hours for those few words to sink in that small meant very small.
Mr Frog sits by himself!!

Sunday, January 4, 2015


Blogging definitely took second place towards the end of 2014.  I notice many beginning 2015 with interesting blogs ... and have decided [not resolved!] to perhaps add to the miscellany in Blogland.
Our new Forum is running a BOM, It takes Two, and as often the case at the beginning of the year I signed up.  My stubborn makeup will insist I complete a block each month, maybe even two as I plan on making a quilt that is 'held together' with one block; the Friendship Star Variation.  The blocks chosen for this endeavour all come from 
January's blocks are Friendship Star Variation, and Snowflake. 

Here it is the 4th January and both are made!!