Sunday, November 29, 2009

at maccas


Here is Megan, Mia and Sarah at Macca's before Megan and Sarah left for Hawaii - no I didnt go but I sure hope I get a good pressie

Thursday, November 26, 2009

quilt done and "oh my gosh"


Well the quilt - that is going to be for ME!!! - is finished. Didnt have anyone around to help me photograph it, so sorry for the dodgy photo on the couch, but there it is....which got me to thinking. Did you notice the doll in the corner of the photo - that is Mia's doll and is called "Doll"....lol I gave it to her for her 1st birthday I think and its always been her favorite. Other dolls may come and go, but Doll always end up being number 1. Can't you tell by here much loved look? Anyways here also is a really cute photo of Mia that Sarah took, doing her favorite saying "Oh my gosh". I love it!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

friday flaunt - top done!


Well the quilt I started last week is now a top - hopefullly I might get sometime in the next week to baste and quilt it (fingers crossed)
As an extra here's another photo from the valedictory dinner - sarah with gary and I

valedictory dinner


Spent last night at Sarah's valedictory dinner - here she is in her house group - Murray - she is front and centre. It was a lovely night but didnt finish til close to midnight....the things you do for your kids!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

yay to sarah

Yesterday Sarah and I went to Latrobe Uni in Bendigo
She had an interview for the arts degree (photography) that she would like to get into next year and guess what!!! She's in...well the formal invite is still to come but they loved her folio of work and said she would be getting an early offer. Well done Sarah

Sunday, November 15, 2009

confessions of a proper quilter

Good morning to all you quilters out there- I have a confession to make and Im sure you will all understand.
Regular readers of my blog will know that I am trying Really Hard to finish off my ufo's that I have - and there are many. This was the result of cleaning up my sewing area (as you do on a very irregular basis) and finding said ufos. Yes I have finished several and am quite pleased and have not bought any other fabric etc....BUT....that little voice was saying buy me buy me and another one was saying make me make me.
I was strong - but not strong enough - the result - a friend was selling off some of her stash and I couldnt help it I bought this -







and have started making this -







but the joy of making something so easy and from great directions is fabulous. Most of what I have been making/creating of late has been complex so this is a joy!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

friday flaunt


After looking at what I have blogged this week -- I think Ive been flaunting about lots of stuff- the cow shed stuff finished, Mia etc but Ive actually finished something else - this stitchery was a preprinted panel I got I dont know how long ago as a pressie from someone. With the really hot weather we have been having (40+ most days) I havent been as much outside so getting plenty of stitching done and this is another result of that.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

babysitting


How blessed am I?
Aimee is having an op today - so I get to babysit my gorgeous granddaughter Mia - yes I am biased but she is really cute!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

finally fixed and what to do on a hot day


As most of you know (or maybe you dont?) Megan's horse Ruby managed to right-off the compressor for the vat etc at the cow shed.
This is what she did....Doesn't look like much but around $14,000 to fix - thank the Lord for insurance!!!

This happened on October 7th - its now November 11th and its finally all fixed. Instead of a new compressor we opted to get a secondhand plant, so new vat etc and this is the result - pretty good I reckon.

And what do you do on yet another 40+ degrees day - mow the lawn at 6.15 am and then put the sprinkler on - doesnt it look inviting?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

this is what you can get done with no sleep PLUS a new family member


This is what can be achieved in a week with hardly any sleep due to horrible hay fever. Firstly quilt from last week bound and labelled.





Secondly socks I was knitting (for nearly 4 months!!!) finished.

Thirdly another free bom from the internet finished - this time Bunny Hill's Tisket a Tasket.
And finally.....introducing our newest family member - Chicken Schnitzel. She/he is Megan's project from school as she is doing aghort.