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3 finishes and all different

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 What a productive day Ive had today - 3 finishes and all different crafts! Firstly a sock - and this one is a test knit for paperdaisy1 and its in DK weight - great pattern, will be lovely and squishy and warm to wear.  I used Louie and Lola DK sock yarn and Id highly recommend it - its a joy to work with I tested the size small and its my size 71/2-8 foot perfectly Next finished is this small quilt - who else has heaps of scraps or squares or stuff???? I know I do and Im really pleased to make this from those leftovers and to make something useful - Does my scrap basket look much smaller - well no! And finally finished my second diamond art picture - I think its ok - not quite as pretty or cute as the first one I did but its done.  These are a bit tedious to do but you get a great result once its finished and perfect for doing while listening to an audio book!

painting - something new and different

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 Painting - something thats been on my "to do" list for quite some time I have heaps of supplies and to be honest Im not sure what my "style" is or will be or what medium I like but these two small paintings (they are A4 size) are done with acrylic paints an even though Im a beginner I don't think they look too bad - yes there are errors, but that is how you learn PS Im not going to be putting day whatever of lockdown whatever anymore as its just depressing and it makes me feel under pressure to post something each day so Ill just post as I feel led - enjoy!

And now lockdown 6 (or is it still 5??) Day 1

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 Well here we go AGAIN!!!! Lockdown number 6 although some are saying its just Lockdown 5 extending as it never really finished. Our state went from no cases to 6 the next day to snap full on lockdown which at this stage is for 7 days. Lets see if thats all there is (and I certainly hope it is!) And also Ive added another layer of difficulty to this lockdown - Ive torn a ligament in my foot so Im not that mobile but hopefully the strapping will work and I dont progress to a moon boot and crutches.  So for todays fun activities (and yes Ive made a new list of this to do/learn/conquer) I started on the kitchen drawers and will do at least one a day - this is the "junk drawer" which Im sure we all have that now is a pleasure to open Also I pruned the rose bushes (sorry Grandpa I know we are supposed to prune in months starting with "J" but Im not that far off And finally I sorted out my Doterra oils - and I have an excess of a few (dont know how!!!!) so if you are inte

Lockdown 5 days 10 & 11

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Lockdown 5 days 10 & 11 As you can see Im not really good at staying the course and posting a blog post each day! Yesterday was Sunday so it was online church - still great service and super easy to just relax in the lounge room with a cuppa and watch! Then a bit more tv watching - this time Olympic games, where Australia was doing really well in the swimming.  I also managed to complete two nice and warm hats! Today (Monday) was list making day - and I managed to tick off half of what Id like to have got done, Im happy with that as the list was very ambitious indeed. Did all of this - - cleaned diffusers - ironing - cow computer work - sorted out my oils - cleaned the washing machine filters (this has been on the to do list for a while!) - antivirus scan of the computer  and a bit more work on my diamond art  Also went and visited Mum and Iris at the village.

Lockdown 5 days 8 & 9 - whoops I forgot!

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 Lockdown 5 days 8 & 9  Whoops I forgot to do a blog post yesterday! SO catching up................Yesterday I had zoom meetings and farm computer work and then went and visited Mum - yep still talking through the glass, but as Ive said before she really likes to see my face even though I talk to her at least once a day on the phone. Apparently yesterday they had their own Olympic Games in the village with bean bag tossing, quoits etc.  Mums team didnt win - they came second - but she still won a Kit Kat so she was happy. Here she is waving "HI" just like the queen LOL Today (its Saturday) I must admit I hit the wall.  Lots of stuff has been going on that Ive had to deal with, plus an injured foot so I "managed" to fit in two naps - nice! Also got some knitting done - and a catch up zoom meeting with my knitting friends around the world - from USA Argentina and the UK The first of these socks I finished ages ago so its good to get the second one done! This pair

Lockdown 5 day 7 - its been a week!

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 Lockdown 5 day 7 and its been a week! Ive achieved a good chunk off my list of tasks and today I added a few more as covid case numbers dont seem to be reducing so who know if the lockdown will end next Tuesday or not. So today was a bit of a "back to basics" day - firstly housework which has got a bit behind - Im not sure how and to be honest not a lot to do but the lounge room and kitchen got a deep clean.  Its lovely to walk in the house and its clean and tidy. Also the usual washing, dishes etc but a clean house does feel good.    Tonight it was herd test night - this happens about once every 6 weeks.  We milk as usual but there are little flasks attached to the cups that take a sample of each cows milk.  This is then sent away for testing and we get back a report showing how many litres she produced, the components of that milk, her cell count and lots of other data.  Its usually a long process but pretty quick today as more than half the herd is off on maternity leave.

Lockdown 5 day 6 where did the day go

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 Lockdown 5 and day 6 and today has just run away! Which is one of the main reasons Ive made my list of things I want to get done and also why Ive been posting daily on this blog. If we have to be locked in I might as well have a purpose. A large chunk of today was spent getting my lovely father in laws new phone we bought him set up  - frustrating at times but its done and he's happy - just worried Im now going to get calls about "how do I do this" but thats to be expected. Another zoom meeting too. And Ive started another project that was on my "to do" list - this time diamond art - Ive never done it before so rang my lovely friend Carol who has done lots of them for some tips.  I dont think this will be finished quickly any time soon but Ive started! There was also some hat knitting - but they are being gifted so I cant show you them as yet until the lucky person(s) who are getting them get them!