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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Keeping busy...

Saturday of last week, the family gathered to celebrate 2 birthdays; my 'little brother's' and also my nephew Rowan's. My brother is a 4th of July baby but Rowan was born on July 16.


My brother with his two youngest sons; Rowan is in the middle and at 17, is heaps taller than his dad.

Lucy and DD2...with the little miss eyeing off one of the birthday cakes!

On Sunday, DD1 and I went to Shorncliffe and lunched at Matthew Thomas restaurant. This place has beautiful food!
I kept calling the place Matthew Flinders for some reason! lol.



Monday I headed off to the Scarborough Knit and Natter...I took along some donations which had been given to me to hand in to K4BN...like this crocheted rug...
And these beautifully warm hats made from polar fleece scraps by Margaret. Margaret attends Sisters of Stitch and has just recently given me lots of other lovely donations for K4BN. 

Also at Scarborough we were shown a knitted teddy which was made from a knitted square! What a friendly looking chap he was! 

Talking  of squares...at Paddington Knit and Natter on Tuesday, Anissa, the owner of Knitch, the yarn shop we meet at, showed us a pair of slippers made from 2 squares...here they are modelled by Anissa!
Anissa had time to sit with us on Tuesday morning between customers, and her fingers were far from idle...

This is what she made in a short time...a little toy that will fit easily into a little hand and can be kept in a little person's pocket. 

Parking is somewhat of a dilemma in this busy part of Paddington. I had 'cruised' the side street near the shop looking for a parking spot knowing that I would have a steep hill to climb to get to the shop. All these side streets around Paddington are 'littered' with parked cars, but surprisingly for an old suburb, these particular streets, although very steep, are actually quite wide (ish). I saw a spot in this street and did a u turn to get to the space then drove past it...darn! So I prepared to drive around the block again when I saw a spot on nearby Enoggera Terrace which wasn't on a hill but is a street that branches off the main street that the shop is on. Sweet! That's my Micra on the left; it looks like it's near the wheelie bin but it's actually a safe distance from the bin and the ever present garbage truck . So I just have to cross the street in the foreground...

And the shop is just down there...
Now I know a hill climb is excellent cardio exercise but I knew that I would be loading up my car with donations as Anissa and her customers are soooo generous to K4BN...
This is what my boot/trunk looked like after the car was loaded  up...
 I moved a couple of bags so I could show the other bags that were hidden. There are knitted and crocheted items, including toys...
And there are bags of toiletry items. These will all be handed over at the Albany Creek Knit and Natter.
So after these few busy days I was ready for a quieter day on Wednesday...that's for sure! :-)

6 comments:

Dorothy said...

Lots of lovely donations Maria. I'd love to know where to find the pattern for that cute teddy made from a square. Any idea where it came from? Hope you're warmer up there - freezing here and they're predicting snow tomorrow. Ridiculous weather !!! xox

Maria said...

Oh you have been very busy with lovely family functions and outings. Also going to knit with your friends..
Nice to get a good park ... Love theTeddy..

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

Maria you pack so much into your days. Looks like a lovely birthday party. And it was outside in the middle of winter. Don't you just love Queensland - even though we are in for a cold spell this week.

I know what you mean about the parking at Paddington but it's well worth visiting. Cute little shops. Good job you found your park, with all the generous items you had to pack in the boot.

Put your winter woollies on today!

angela said...

Wow so many. You girls are fantastic. Love the teddy. I wonder if you have a pattern. Or just make any size square and start sewing.
Well done all of you xx

angela said...

Wow so many. You girls are fantastic. Love the teddy. I wonder if you have a pattern. Or just make any size square and start sewing.
Well done all of you xx

Nanette said...

Thank goodness for all the lovely winter woollies and blankets being donated to k4BN, they'll certainly be needed this weather. Maria, are you cold....I just saw the weather and it's 6* in Brisbane...brrr. Love the teddy too, and if there's a pattern available, please count me in thanks. Stay warm.