Monday, 31 December 2012

Goodbye 2012

Dh and I worked outside today.
We put stones in one of the cactus gardens before it got too hot.

Jacob is in town for the new year celebrations.....

Zac and I are watching a tele movie 'Meteor' another end of the world movie.

DH is at work keeping the party goers in line......I hope !

No sewing today.

I hope everyone has a  HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Sunday, 30 December 2012

A Few More Blocks......

I have finished another 4 blocks......
16 down 20 to go.

I also bound one of the nephews now mum has some homework.

Block 26

Mum finished another pineapple block and we trimmed the rest of the blocks too.
She has 10 blocks left.

Grandma made cake today and she was having trouble mixing me to the rescue....which was good as I got to lick the bowl and the beaters and the spatular.....just like I remembered............

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Getting There Slowly........

I finished another 5 blocks today.

So thats 12 down and 24 to go......
Not that I'm counting.
Let's hope another 5 get done tomorrow.

Block 25
 Mum finished another pineapple block and cut , joined and pressed the binding for my nephews quilts.
I will bind them tomorrow.

I trimmed 12 of mum's pineapple blocks and put them back on the design wall.
They nearly look like they are already sewn together.

It has been a beautiful summer day.......
A ' just right ' day ..... if you know what I mean.

4 loads of washing I managed to squeeze in too.

Zachary has gone to the speedway tonight with his uncle and he will be home very late.

Jacob looks like a lobster ........he has turned red !
He was wearing thongs too.....his poor feet.

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Lots Of Applique..........

I appliqued 5 blocks today.
So 7 down , 29 left.......

Mum came over and made another pineapple block.

Block 24

It's looking good !

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Thursday, 27 December 2012


I have had an extremely lazy day.......

I finished a book.
Watched the cricket with DH.
Played Angry Birds.
I didn't sew.......

Hung out with the boys for a while ( I gave them massages )
Jacob started a new job today ( manual labour ) at a wholesale fruit tree nursery.
20 hours a week.
He was still smiling when we picked him up and he did the work.
So he has some very proud parents at the moment.

I plan to do some sewing tomorrow.

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Boxing Day 2012........

It was back to work today.

DH got up early to go to the boxing day golf day that the extended family have every year.
Then he was just heading to work when I got he will be very tired when he gets home.

Mum came over when I got home and we had a little sewing session......

I have started to applique my tile it will occupy me for quite a while.

Block 23

Mum has 13 blocks to go.......

The girls laid 7 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Christmas Cactus........

It has been a really beautiful day.....
As you can see in the picture below.
A lovely blue sky......

The cactus bloomed for christmas......

 The boys had a great morning......and Zachary woke us at 6.30 and asked if he could open his presents and I told him to go back to bed.
He must have been a bit excited.

We had lunch at mums and then we went to DH's mums for tea.
So all in all a great day was had.

I hope everyone has had the best day.

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas Eve.........

I would like to wish all my blogging friends a very........

........ Merry Christmas!!!!!!

Everyone have the best day with family and friends and don't eat too much !

It was a mad rush in many people , and very busy at work.

DH met me after work and we did some last minute things.

After tea we got to work and put together this.......

DH and Zachary trying to get into the box

It starting to take shape......

By now you would have guessed what it is.

Jacob using his muscles to set the springs in place.

My baby getting ready to hop on ( no pun intended )

He is happy but not smiling.
We didn't want to put it together tomorrow so they got an early present.

Jacob's turn on the trampoline.
It's 14' across , it's huge !

Tonight we have been watching carols by candlelight , a christmas tradition.

The girls laid 8 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Sunday, 23 December 2012


........2 more sleeps.

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Party Time.........

What a long day.......
An extra long shift due to the Christmas rush.
And it was a rush.......

Tonight was my work Christmas party and we had a BBQ down at Riverside Park......we played cricket and got eaten by Mosquitos too.

Then we dropped in to see one of DH's friends to say merry Christmas.

I had better go to bed as its a 5 o'clock start for me in the morning.

The girls laid 7 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Friday, 21 December 2012

One More Finish.......

More domestic duties were done today.....

Mum came over too and I made the backing ( with a zip ) and put the binding on the last cushion for her to finish.
As I'm working for the next three days , she is lucky that I could get it done for her.

The cushion.....

More table tennis fun......
Grandma had a go funny !!
Grandma was a very good tennis player in her day.

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

The....... pudding is made.
I ended up making 2 puddings because I didn't think the mixture would fit in one bag.

I haven't actually sewn today but I have been writing up my pattern.

Mum picked up my nephew's quilts yesterday  (that have finally been quilted ) and we trimmed them today.
They are not for christmas so we don't have to rush and finish them.

The girls laid 7 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012


...........funny where inspiration strikes.......

A lady came into work today to get fuel and she had a very interesting blouse on.
So interesting that I had to take a photo of it as she was walking out..........I'm bad !!
So something else for my design folder.

A very hot day today but it has cooled off now.

Tomorrow is christmas pudding making day......I'm glad it is going to be cooler as it takes 4 hours to boil.

I will try to baste hexies as I watch a pudding

The girl laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012


Today was spent doing the usual daily  'house' things.....

I hung out with DH as he was staying awake today after nightshift so he could go to bed early tonight.

We watched the cricket and had some fun playing table tennis ( even if he was a near zombie )

I have pinned the binding of the blue and yellow four patch baby quilt so it's ready to go.

The girls laid 7 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Monday, 17 December 2012

My Tile Quilt......

Way back in January this year , I designed this quilt.

Today I finally finished ironing the pieces on the blocks.

I will be raw edge appliquing them on.
Now I have a big job ahead of me.....
I will be having a give- away of the pattern when I have had them printed.
So stay tuned.......

Mum's next pineapple block from yesterday......
Block 22

I can't wait to see this finished......

I have had a really lazy day today.
I read a whole book.........I'm bad !!

The girls laid 7 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Christmas Sewing Day Fun.......

Today was our last Sunday sewing for the year......
We had way too much food.....isn't that always the way.
And as always I think we talked more than we sewed.......

Jenny has been to Peru and bought all these finger puppets home.
I cannot believe people have actually knitted these tiny toys.

Sponge Bob
 This one cracked me up.
Gotta love SpongeBob......


And just a portion of them.......

Jenny finished a quilt top to give to someone who is leaving their town.
Ange and Natalie were doing buttonhole applique.
Kylie was binding a quilt.
Mum was sewing another pineapple block.
Dianne was embroidering.
Janette was setting out a baby quilt that she is making.
And I was ironing my applique pieces onto my blocks.
Photo's tomorrow........

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Some Stitching......

What a lovely sound and light show we had during the night.....
Is it bad when lightning nearly blinds you , even with your eyes closed ??
I'm not kidding !!!
The rain was much wanted anyway , even if it interupted my sleep.

Mum came over at midday and we sewed for a few hours.
Mum got another pineapple block done.....

Block 20

Block 21

And how her quilt is progressing......

I finished cutting out my mystery project and started the process of putting it together.
I will show pictures soon....

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Friday, 14 December 2012


An update on the has rained , a little.
It's still hot though.

I was a bit slow with the camera and missed out on the cactus flowers......the sun got to them first.

I did get to do some sewing today.
I bound the cushion that's for a christmas present.
Mum helped me baste another quilt top.
I did more work on one of my secret projects......
And Mum finished block 20 of her pineapple quilt ( forgot to take pictures )

The boys went to Nyah West tonight for the christmas carnival......and they got a bit wet.
When I went to pick them up I could see the firework display.
I think the fireworks looked better from a 3 km distance.

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Thursday, 13 December 2012

A Hot One........

Well Grandma and I didn't manage to beat the was already 29 degrees when we left home at 9 am.
So the Christmas food shopping is done....just fresh veggies to get before the big day.

I didn't do much today as DH was sleeping and I couldn't make any noise ........... so I finished the last few chapters of the book I was reading.

I have been binding tonight while watching T.V.
Some sewing tomorrow as I don't have to go anywhere.........

Zachary and I had a game of table tennis.....I won ..... just !

The girls laid 6 eggs today.....

Until Next Time.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

More Blooms........

I took some photo's this morning , before work , of the flowers and buds on the cactus.

They say it will rain if they bloom......
Let's hope !
Those pretty flowers from yesterday are all gone today.....

Another very warm day today.
And every man and his dog told me so as well !
It is to be hotter tomorrow , so Grandma and I are going shopping very early.......

And I hope to get out in the sewing room tomorrow afternoon.

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Cactus In Bloom........

Our cacti are flowering again.......

And all the others have buds all over them.
They have forecast rain for the end of the week........
So I should have more to show then.

As I didn't start work until 1pm , I did some stitching this morning before work.
I'm still just binding quilts........

Very warm again today.

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Monday, 10 December 2012

Playing Around......

We have had another beautiful warm day.
Work again.....that horrible 4 letter word !

More table tennis when I got home.
I won a game against Zachary......we are really having lots of fun.
Grandma likes to watch as she used to be a tennis player.....and if she didn't need her walker to stand up I think she would join in.

No sewing today.

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Sunday, 9 December 2012


Well it was back to normal today....after our little trip.
It was work for me........DH is still on days off , but he and Zachary put together the table tennis table ( one of the things we got on our trip ) so we got straight into having fun when I got home.
The wind was playing havoc with the kept gusting in the entertaining area and blowing it away.
We have had a great afternoon.......we definately need to do it more often....instead of sitting around.

We have rearanged the lounge room to make room for the christmas tree.
It's by the window this year.

DH mowed the grass while the boys and I played........we had some mother and son time.

No sewing today......

The girls laid 20 eggs over the last 3 days.

Until Next Time.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Home Again......

We arrived home safely after our little trip away.
The boys and Grandma are all in one piece.
So is the house......
After the hot weather today it has cooled off and become very windy.
The wind just started as we left Melbourne and got very cool , very quickly.
I did manage to sew together a middle of my next hexie and glued the 2" hexies I had left.
I have no more papers left now.......

I will update the eggs tomorrow.

Until Next Time.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Time Away.......

After a late get away.......we got to our destination.

DH had something at work to do before we left and it took a bit of time.

We picked up the lay-by's we had and they managed to fit in the car.....was worried for a while !!

The boys are home looking after Grandma or she's looking after them.
They will probably stay up all night.........

We have had a lovely tea....we ordered in from a restaurant and are watching t.v uninterrupted.......bliss!

I don't know the egg count today.

Until Next Time.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Work Again......

Just another working day for me.....
No sewing either.

Mum and Grandma came home today.
They had a great time away.
Grandma spent a couple days with dad.
 And mum went to see her sister.

Tomorrow DH and I are going to Melbourne for the night and stopping at Bendigo on the way to pick up some christmas presents.
We are having a night away by ourselves......can't remember when we did that before.
I will take some stitching with me as well.....might get some done.

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A Different Finish.....

It has been another no sew day for me.

I worked all afternoon....did some shopping.....cooked tea........the usual stuff !

DH and I promised Jacob we would watch a movie with him we did.
And as I can't sew in the dark....( you have to watch movies in the dark ) I couldn't sew while watching it.

I have to get another Diamond Hexagon finished this month as I missed out last month.
I did start one

I finished the book I was reading this morning...I just had a few chapters to go and I just had to finish it.
It's a free book on ibooks......" Discovering You " by Melissa Kean.
I enjoyed it very much.
Nearly 700 pages long too......

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

A Finish.......

I have spent some time in the sewing room today.

I have finished my MIL's christmas present.

I also cut the "Marmalade" fat 1/8th pack that I had.
I needed 13" of them they are safely packed away with the 13" bits of "Ruby" and "Vintage Modern"
I needed roughly 80 pieces to have enough for my 2" hexie quilt and the half end pieces so I cut them out of the leftovers......
I have been basting hexies too.....and these are all the papers I have left , so I will have to start stitching or buy more.

I'm still reading.......

I even managed to load a photo.....I'm not to sure what has happened but I updated Adobe and I think it has done something to my computer........there are little changes in some places.

It is terribly windy and cool........snow for Tasmania and the mountains in Victoria.......the weather is crazy !!
Hail storms along the east coast yesterday......well it is 2012 !

I forgot to get the eggs tonight.......oops !

Until Next Time.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Domestic Day

Well......I was going to sew today , but I got side tracked and got a little domestic.
I cleaned and did washing.
I even cooked........
We have a nice selection of snacks in the fridge.

I've been reading again too.....

DH fiddled with the computer and loaded this I will have a go myself tomorrow.

The girls laid  6 eggs today.
Until Next time.

Sunday, 2 December 2012


I have been so lazy today !
I have done the feeding jobs and turned on the water for the vegies.
Also some washing and cooking.
But most of all I have been reading........
I looked at my sewing......but that was all.
I'm bad !!!!

I'm having trouble with loading my photo's....they don't seem to want to !!!
Not happy....

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Still Binding.......

Very early this morning ( after midnight )  we had a loud clap of thunder and a 2 minute down pour and that was it.
So much for the rain.....
Some towns have been very hard hit by thunder storms and are without power.
I guess we were the lucky ones.....

I worked today.
I swapped Monday for Saturday because we went to Melbourne.

I cooked the boys and me some spaghetti for tea and I have been stitching the binding again while watching T.V.

The girls laid 4 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Goodbye to Spring

Last night all we got was rain at all !!
It has tried to rain today , but it has only been spitting.
We may get some overnight , thats what the radar says anyway......

I hope Summer doesn't throw many days like yesterday at us....we still have brick work to do !

Today I quilted my MIL's bag , made the handles and sewed on the pockets in the lining.
Now it's all ready to sew together.........

I've also been stitching binding.

And watching T.V.....Ghost Whisperer and Big Bang Theory and some documentaries too.

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Thursday, 29 November 2012


I will only say once that it was VERY HOT today.......
It hovered between 44 and 45 degrees Celsius.
The change is coming through at the moment and with it is a lovely dust storm......I can smell the rain , but it isn't raining yet.
Things have crashed and blown over outside.....

DH played golf this morning with a few stupid people.
His hands were that sweaty his clubs kept slipping around in his hands when he was some shots went askew........he will need to get a glove.

Mum came over for a bit and we bound a quilt for her to take away next week when she visits my brother.
It was the pink and yellow one ( for Grandma )

Tonight we have watched the animated movie Brave.
LOL funny in spots and worth watching.
And I watched 2 episodes of Bones.......not much else to do when it's HOT !
I also did some Internet surfing too.

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Family Dinner.......

What a nice day !!!!!!!!!
A very warm day.

Washing was done a hung on the line before work and dry before I went to work.
Which wasn't hard , with what the temperature was.

It was straight home from work tonight , as we had dinner plans with DH's dad.
Only DH's eldest brother couldn't make it,  as he was away for work.
It was nice to catch up with everyone.

No sewing today.

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

A Morning Sound And Light Show......

Before the alarm went off this morning......nature sent it's own alarm.
Thunder and lightning........
And one very thunderous bang that shook all the way to china.

Today was my long day at work.......
And by what customers kept saying I think I was in the best spot....under the A/C !!
They are forecasting 43 drgrees for comes SUMMER !

We had a skip bin delivered yesterday and this morning DH filled it up.
He did some work in the bathroom.
He pressure washed the BBQ area out the back.
He made soup ( chicken and corn ) and I know its not soup weather , but he makes the best soup.
And he cooked tea as well , as I worked until 7pm.

No sewing today......

And I'm really sorry Kylie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The girls laid 11 eggs over the last 2 days.

Until Next Time.


Monday, 26 November 2012

A Long Day......

We have been to Melbourne and back today.

They have put DH on a ' to ring ' list if there are any cancelations but it looks like February or March for his operation.
Which won't take long the way the days fly past.

We stopped at Bendigo on the way home and bought Jacob some new clothes.......children are forever getting bigger.

I did manage to baste 4 hexies before the doctor called us I did get some sewing in today.

It has tried to rain today....and it hasn't been as hot.

The eggs weren't picked up tonight , as we got home in the dark.

Until Next Time.


Sunday, 25 November 2012

A Hot One......

All six quilts are trimmed and waiting for their bindings.....

After work , I met DH and the boys for the SFIL's birthday lunch.
And after lunch , DH went off to work and the boys and I came home.
It was a very lovely 37 degrees took the bit over 10 minute trip home for the A/C to cool the car.

We are off to Melbourne tomorrow ....DH has to see the doctor and hopefully get a date for whatever comes next.

I will take my hexie's along and I may get some stitching done.

The girls laid 8 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Mini Quilt Show.......

A lttle quilt show for you all......

A very busy double pinwheel quilt.
( Grandma's Christmas present )

 A close up of the quilting....

My very giant Trip Around the World quilt.

And the quilting......a feathery twirly thing.

Mum's Log Cabin quilt.

And a close up of the quilting......

A layer cake and jelly roll quilt......I forget the name !

And the pretty quilting pattern.....

Something Mum and I designed ages ago......

The same quilting pattern as the one before......the quilts are going in the same room.

And our Pink and Brown Log Cabin.....

And the close up of the quilting.....

That concludes  the quilt show.

Now Mum and I have a lot of work ahead of us.

I did do some sewing today.
I hemmed 3 hanky's for DH's step fathers birthday tomorrow.

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.
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