Purfylle: November 2016

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

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Two Uses Tuesday is LIVE until Thursday at 10pm EST (2am  Friday UTC).

I'm busy helping to save an old WWII ship from being destroyed.  

As you all know I built a new website for her: Historic Ship 1321. I now know more about the commando's and war weapons then I ever thought I would. 

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Instruments For Laying Off The Patterns From The National Garment Cutter

Instruments For Laying Off The Patterns From The National Garment Cutter


National Garment Cutter: system of cutting and fitting


I had promised you all photos of the NGC rulers some time ago and I had every intention of bringing them to you long before now. It was my wish to do so in conjunction with sharing the 'General Instructions' for use of the instruments and some additional thoughts from my own experience in using the system.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

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Two Uses Tuesday Linky Party
Two Uses Tuesday is LIVE until Thursday at 10pm EST (2am  Friday UTC).

I'm busy helping to save an old WWII ship from being destroyed.  

Last week I built a new website for her: Historic Ship 1321. Take a look and let me know what you think for having being built and content added in only a week.

The ship and Magnus the puppy have me running around in circles so I would really appreciate an extra pair of eyes or two letting me know if I've missed anything. Hopefully things will get back to normal soon.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

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Meet Magnus

The reason I am behind on everything this week. Have fun!

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Loves New and Old


Meet Magnus, our latest addition to our family.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Z Special Unit - Lest We Forget

Z Special Unit crochet tribute #LestWeForget


Have you been following the progress of WWII Ship HDML 1321


Were you wondering if HDML 1321 would be destroyed before Remembrance Day?


If you've been keeping up to date on the SAVE 1321 page you will already know that she has the Darwin Port doing their best to rescue her! 


Although she has faced a few obstacles in being lifted to dry land, it seems the Harbour Defence Motor Launch 1321 knows her place in history and how she played a significant role in WWII transporting the Z Special Unit Commandos for Operation Copper and as such intends to make a splash by being lifted from the water on this special day, Remembrance Day. 

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Two Uses Tuesday 103

Two Uses Tuesday Linky Party
Two Uses Tuesday is LIVE until Thursday at 10pm EST (2am  Friday UTC).

I want to thank everyone who shared and helped to get the word out there about the WWII ship HDML 1321. The port has agreed to lift her from the water and dock her until funds can be raised.


Small tip for you this week, well, more of a suggestion
by Sarah


Enjoy life, yours and the ones you care about. Love, grieve, observe & remember. Experience every bit of it. Write it down. Go back and remember how you felt. Life is short and we should savor each moment.

In Memoriam

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Kookaburra Sitting In A Tree

laughing kookaburra sitting in a casuarina tree
This laughing kookaburra was just quietly sitting in this casuarina tree and I almost missed spotting him altogether.

We were on a very busy lake-side walking path and his camouflage was doing an excellent job of making him easily overlooked.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Will the WWII Ship HDML 1321 Be Destroyed Days Before Remembrance Day?


There are just a four days left before Darwin Port send salvage teams in to lift the HDML 1321 from the bottom of the harbour where she sank at her mooring during the night of the 19th October. 


She will then be scrapped to recover cost unless funds can be raised for a private salvage team.


Last we heard a request for an extension of time to raise funds for private salvage was being submitted to the Port. We are all eager to know what the status is in regards to the historic ship HDML 1321.

The situation is precarious at best for her right now as negotiations with Darwin Port for an extension of time continue to remain unresolved.

The current deadline to have the HDML1321 privately lifted from the water is 6 November 2016, just 5 days before Remembrance Day.


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Two Uses Tuesday 102

Two Uses Tuesday Linky Party
Two Uses Tuesday is LIVE until Thursday at 10pm EST (2am  Friday UTC).

I want to thank everyone who shared and helped to get the word out there about the WWII ship HDML 1321


We were hoping to know by now if the time extension had been granted or not, however we are still waiting. I am still hopeful that we can save this old girl and make some dreams come true too.