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Let’s add a knitting machine to the collection

Just over a year ago, there was a knitting machine for sale in the local op shop. I considered it, but wanted to do more research. When I went back, it had been sold. Since then I have wanted a knitting machine of my own.

On sunday night, I was on Ebay, just browsing, when I saw a nice machine, only about an hour away. It has the ribber, recently serviced, and a one-hour lesson included. It was buy-it-now. I clicked to buy, I have let too many machines get away from me the past year.

Tomorrow I will pick up my new toy, and maybe I will finally knit something for myself! DaddyMopar thinks maybe I could knit some things to sell. That’s a possibility! I am very excited to pick up my new toy!

It has been a very long week, as DaddyMopar worked late most nights this week. Squeak and I ate dinner without him most nights, luckily he was home for family dinner tonight, Squeak was sooo happy to have him at the dinner table, she was all smiles. She has missed him all week, so we need some family time this weekend. I baked an egg and bacon pie for dinner, their favorite.

Today I went to the local fruit shop, it always has such nice, fresh produce, I can’t help but go a bit overboard. I bought 4 shopping bags worth, but to be fair, there was milk, bread and orange juice in there, so that’s a bag and a half. The orange juice is fresh squeezed, when Squeak was on the way I had to limit how much I drank, it was so tasty and refreshing during summer.

I bought all the ingredients for homemade sausage rolls, my backup lunch for Squeak. I can make the filling easily in the bellini. I normally use store-bought puff pastry, but I am considering making my own, as I dont like how flaky the pastry gets, so maybe I should try a ‘rough puff’ pastry which is less flaky. I will have to do some research.

I am also tempted to do a ‘Miffy’ quilt for Squeak, she loves the bunny. We went to the library today and got 3 ‘Miffy’ books, so I have lots of inspiration. Now all I need is time, and motivation, which will probably be used up by the knitting machine.

Have you used a knitting machine?

Lots of love,

MummyMopar x x x

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Happy Father’s Day DaddyMopar!!

Sunday is DaddyMopar’s second father’s day. Last year was a quiet celebration, as Squeak was 4 months old. Fast forward a year, and Squeak is such a character, and she loves her daddy so much!

We are lucky to have such a wonderful man in our lives. Aren’t dads wonderful? Squeak is cuddled up on DaddyMopar’s lap, watching tv, as Squeak is winding down for the night.

We are lucky, both DaddyMopar and I are close to our dads, and they are wonderful Poppa and Granddad to Squeak. She reaches for them when she sees them and loves hugs. We are a very lucky family.

Last year we used red paint to take Squeak’s footprints, and today we tried, but with Squeak being 16 months old it was not as easy as last year. The good news is that baby wipes will clean red paint off most things, the couch, a smudge on a knitted blanket, but not the ‘disco duck’ that makes music and dances. Luckily the paint came out of Squeak’s hair as well. We did get the beautiful footprints, and some fingerpaintings to frame. Next year the father’s day footprints & fingerpainting will be done outside, where I can clean up easier!!

Squeak loves her Daddy, and her Poppa (DaddyMopar’s Dad, and her Granddad (My Dad). We are lucky to have such wonderful men in our lives, that care about us the way they do!!

Happy Father’s Day DaddyMopar!!

Lots of love, MummyMopar x x x

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Does everyone get nervous about dentist appointments? I definitely do, to the point of my legs shaking. I had a clean and checkup this morning, and I only need one filling, which is a repair of an older filling. DaddyMopar is having this week off before he starts a new job, so we decided to go to the park so Squeak could feed the ducks in a local park.

Our local park is more of a nature reserve, with a lake fed by a creek, and some very well fed ducks. As we parked our car we were greeted by a duck, followed in, then followed by about a doen ducks to a picnic table. We had brought bread for the ducks, and cheese and bacon rolls for us. Squeak loved the ducks, she had a massive grin as we threw crusts, and all the birds ran to get them. It was a nice winter’s day.

This evening I had a few hours to myself, so I worked on Squeak’s quilt. The top was completed, so I had to assemble the batting and backing, the get out the sewing machine and start quilting. There was nothing on TV, so I put on a dvd of ‘darling buds of may’, and spent half an hour looking for thread. I had read years ago that only cotton thread should be used in quilting, so I searched for my stash of cream cotton thread. after 30 minutes of searching and only finding polyester or non matching colours, I admitted defeat and picked a reasonable colour

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Yes, I used Yellow

I got about a quarter of the way through quilting before I ran out of thread. It was only 100m, so I will have to pop down to the local quilting shop for thread, and a new circular knitting needle to knit a new jumper for Squeak

Do you have any suggestions for which pattern I should knit?

Lots of love,

MummyMopar x x x