Sunday, 30 September 2012


I cannot believe that 3/4's of the year is gone......
Just where has it gone ?

Today my Dad and his friend and my brother and nephew came over to go camping with my other brother and his boys , as it's school holidays.
They will be taking Zachary with them.
There will be a lot of shooting and motorbike riding too.
They will be leaving in the morning and coming home either Thursday or Friday.

So it will be very quiet around here.....

I have had a hexieless month this month......I haven't even basted one........I'm bad !!

No sewing today.....again !!!

I did finish my book though.

Ooopps....forgot the eggs.

Until Next time.


Saturday, 29 September 2012

Grand Final Day

Today , I think every person that came in to pay for their fuel said "Oh, it's so cold"
The sun was shinning though......

After work I went up to the hospital to wait for Grandma as she was having a follow up Ultrasound after the one she had while she was in the hospital.
Mum took Grandma to her appointment for me.
Then I let Grandma loose in the supermarket.

This afternoon we watched the football grand final.
Yay!!!!!! Sydney Swans......
Finally a team I wanted to win , won !!!

No sewing today......I'm still reading.

The girls laid 10 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Cool Change.....

DH and I had a very lazy morning.....
DH had a lunch date with 4 of his friends and then played lawn bowls.

Mum came over and sewed for a bit until I had to pick up Zachary from his friends so he could shower and get ready for his hair cut.
He hadn't seen the bathroom and was a bit shocked to see no door ( it needs trimming on the bottom )
I think he thought someone was going to spy on
His hair is much shorter than it was could be shorter !!

After yesterday's hot windy has turned cool and has tried very hard to rain.

Grandma made a slab of cake....not just a cake....but a slab !!!
A very colourful rainbow cake.
Chocolate , pink , green and yellow.......maybe she can add blue next time.

DH is working twilight he will get home in the wee hours and I have to get up at 5am to go to work.

Tomorrow is Grand Final day for the footy.....DH will probably fall asleep watching it.....we are both going for the Sydney Swans.

I finished 2 more blocks too , when mum came over.
I have been reading tonight.

The girls laid 11 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Thursday, 27 September 2012


Today DH and I looked after his sisters 2 kids ( 2 and 1 )
So we didn't get to the bathroom until 3pm.

When DH was sanding the skirting board......he got a splinter !!
Thats my pointer finger and my hexie needle for comparison.
Let's just say it hurt a little bit.
He's lucky it came out in one piece......

It isn't quite finished ...but the floor is down.

Lovely floating floorboards.
We will be taking the tiles off the bath I will update with photo's when we get around to doing that.

No sewing today.

I have started  Stephanie Laurens new book " The Lady Risks All "

The girls laid 11 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

A Little Renovation......

This was the state of our bathroom this morning as I left for work.....

There has been a hole in the floor for quite a while and today was the day that DH got around to tackling the job.
Zachary helped pull up all the tiles......
Jacob  helped put the new floor in  and tomorrow the new floor will be down and the skirting board too.
So hopefully tomorrow night I will the picture will be different !

No sewing today either....

The girls laid 10 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Some Spring Cleaning And Some Sewing...

This morning was household duties for me.....
Took Zachary to the oval to fly his touched down safely!
A trip to the butcher and chemist as well.....then a very late lunch.

Then Mum came over for a little while and finished 2 more granny squares and I added one more block to my quilt.
I also sewed together all the scraps that I trimmed off the charm squares for a purse.
It's only going to be a small purse.

The girls laid 11 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Monday, 24 September 2012

Movie Night.....

Today has been another no sewing day.
I was called into work.
I don't mind the extra hours though.
Then off to the supermarket afterwards.

Tonight we all watched "The Hunger Games"
A very good movie.....even if a touch gruesome.

The girls laid 10 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Some Sewing On Sunday......

Well sort of.....
I didn't actually sew but I ironed and cut out pieces for a new quilt.
Something that I have wanted to make for a long time.

Mum is still sewing the granny squares.
She has 11 finished out of 20.

Janette came for a few hours and bound  a baby quilt she has finished.

DH now has the dreaded cold too.
He also fired up the incubator and we have put in 2 1/2 dozen eggs.
Lets hope we get some new babies.

The girls laid 11 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Party Time

Here is what Mum has been up too......

Just a jelly roll and some homespun.

This is what I am up too.
But I won't reveal any more until it is finished.
I'm a tease.......

Tonight the boys and I went to Murray Downs for tea for my brothers birthday.
He will be 40 on Wednesday.
And  'Yes' they are M&M's on the top of the cake.
A chocolate mud cake.......

He looks just like my Dad.....

Not too much of the cake left.

Zachary and Jacob

And my boys making pirate hats out of the serviettes.
For all the litte kids......
My baby is so happy as he is 1/4" taller than me now.......he has grown an inch over the last month.

The eggs were forgotten.......ooops.

Until Next Time.

Friday, 21 September 2012

A little Sewing.......

Some sewing,ironing and cutting was done today.
Mum made a couple more blocks too.
I will take pictures tomorrow.

I have been reading as well......

The girls laid 11 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Some sewing.....

I did sew today.....
I worked on my new project.
I will show pictures soon....I promise!
I even have Mum making something new too.

It was a warm 26 degrees today and very windy.
I had no trouble getting the washing dry...
And if DH can't fix the clothesline , then we will have to invest in a new one.

Oh, and I have Grandma's cold.

The girls laid 11 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Wednesday, 19 September 2012


I had a few jobs this morning  before my real job....
One of which was to get these......

And I have been relaxing with them tonight.

No sewing today.

The girls laid 10 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

A Spring Clean

As it is Spring, DH and I did some cleaning this morning , before I went to work.
He made mushroom soup as well as having tea ready when I got home....isn't he great!!

We had a stormy night with lots of thunder and lightning and much needed rain.
It was nice to hear it on the roof even if it woke me up.

No sewing today.....

The girls laid 32 eggs over the last 3 days.

Until Next Time.

Monday, 17 September 2012


DH got up early to go to his mothers to help cut up the lamb.
They gave us all three too.
The freezer is now very full.
I even got out of bagging it all up as I had to go to work.
DH's brother came over tonight and picked up some lamb as we couldn't eat it all.
( and yes we had a leg of lamb for tea )

Jacob's school work finally came he will have to get into a routine and get his head around doing school work again.

It has been a quite pleasant day......but it has been thundery tonight and raining.
I hope we get more.

No sewing today......reading again!!

The girls laid 20 eggs in the last 2 days.

Until Next Time.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Different Things......

After work this morning I helped DH load his boat on the trailer ( he may go fishing tomorrow )
DH , Zachary and I went down to the river to see if we could catch a fish off the luck!!
Then DH and I went to his Mothers to slaughter some sheep ( DH was a slaughter man )
He did 3 sheep.
Now we can have a beautiful roast leg of lamb.......
The price of meat is just ridiculous and has been for a long time.
DH cooked us a BBQ tea ( we finally refilled the gas bottle too )
No sewing today either.
I did read though.

As we got home in the dark the eggs weren't picked up.

Until Next Time.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

A Foggy Start

Well it was an........ up early morning for me.....
And a foggy one at that.

After work I put the binding on the pinwheel quilt.

While I was ironing the binding Zachary asked if I would take him to the the oval to fly his plane.
So off to the oval we went....
He had a successful flight......and landing.

Then I put the binding on.
Mum put together the backing for the next pinwheel quilt.

I have also been reading.

The girls laid 11 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Friday, 14 September 2012

Ooops !

This morning started with a very big ooops.....
As I wasn't sure what shift DH was on today I didn't set the alarm when I went to bed ( he wasn't home from work yet ) thinking that he would have to change it.......well he didn't even set it.
So I woke at 8am , this is usually when Zachary catches the bus.......not when he gets up!!
Oh ,well........
I had to take Jacob to the hair dresser at 10am so Zac started school a bit late.

DH and I did some planting of seedlings and seeds out in the glasshouse before lunch.
All the stuff DH has planted is going well....we have zucchini , cucumber , watermelon , rockmelon
tomatoes , capsicum , lettuce and beans planted already and growing nicely.

No sewing today......I have been reading a bit.

The girls laid 22 eggs over the last 2 days.

Simple but pretty.....

Until Next Time.


Thursday, 13 September 2012

Day Trip

After a bit of rushing around this morning and dropping Zachary at school.....Mum and I went to Bendigo to drop off 6 quilts to get quilted.
It was a big pile and weighed a tonne too.......they will weigh more when we get them back!!
It took quite a while to organize threads for quilting and what batting we wanted as well.
So in 8 to 10 weeks I should have some show and tell.

We stopped in at Spotlight too and got a few nick nacks.
And a bit of fabric..

It's turned Wintery today....and after the beautiful day we had yesterday as well.

No sewing today.

And the eggs were not picked up.

Until Next Time.


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

A No Sew Day

After we got Zachary to the bus it was go go go!!

DH and I did more cementing.
We finished at 10.15 , just in time for DH to have a shower and get to his eye appointment.

I worked this afternoon.....
And I didn't sew....

The girls laid 10 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Lunch Date

This morning DH and I had an appointment to get our tax done.

After , we had lunch in town and then DH met a friend for a hit of golf.

When I got home, Mum came over and she finished the pinwheel quilt top.

A bit of a close up......

I did some pinning of pieces that I'm working on.
A little sneak peak at what I'm doing....

And another.......
I will reveal all soon.

Another beautiful day we have had.
More tomorrow....

The girls laid 11 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Monday, 10 September 2012

A No Sew

This morning we had a load of sand delivered for our cementing.
And we got the section we had boxed up finished before I had to take Grandma to the doctor.
I forgot to take photo's....

Grandma is in pretty good shape for someone who is 92.......all her organs are good.....just the gallstones.
So it's good news.
She also had her hair cut , so she's a new woman.

No sewing today.

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Sunday, 9 September 2012

What A GLorious Day.....

A perfect Spring day....the sun was shining and the birds were singing

Oh, and we have 2 baby chickens.
Old mama chook hatched them out.

DH did more gardening and planting and some organizing outside on the gardening front.

After lunch I got stuck into some quilting.

The pinwheel quilt is all quilted and trimmed.

Now just to add the binding.....

I may have gone a touch overboard with all the quilting , but I like it.

I would love to wash this one and see it crinkle up.....

The backing is the background of the top and a piece of the "Ruby" collection that I had.

And another pinwheel quilt in the making.......made from "Domestic Bliss"
It looks better in real life!!

I have been preparing pieces for my next quilt and when I have done more I will have some show and tell.....

Looks like DH and I will be doing some cementing tomorrow morning , then it's off to town for Grandma's doctors appointment in the afternoon.

The girls laid 10 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Saturday, 8 September 2012

A Busy Day

It has been a no sewing day today.

DH and I have done quite a lot today.
DH did some veggie planting. ( I watched )
I watered the roses out the front ( they are shooting nicely )
Then we had to pick up Zachary.
Then we went to Mums to get a trailer full of grain for the chickens.
Then we bagged it up.
Then it was lunch time.
( Grandma was feeling well enough to make chicken soup )
DH went to visit his brother and drop the trailer back at Mums on his way.
Jacob rang earlier than expected and asked to be picked up , so off to Lake Boga we went.
A stop at the super market on the way back.
We Refilled the water bottle.
Then stopped at Kylie's to give her some eggs.
Then we went to Wood Wood to our friends house to drop them off some wheat for their new chickens ( they have settled in well )

We have had a very busy day.

I may get to sew tomorrow.....

The girls laid 11 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Nearly Finished

I have nearly finished quilting the pinwheel quilt.
I should get it done tomorrow and the binding too.
Mum has finished all the blocks of the next pinwheel quilt she has been making....... I forgot to take a photo.

DH helped his friend move house today.
We happen to be home alone....both the boys are at friends houses.....can't remember that happening before.

It is still windy and cold.
At least I got the clothes dry.

The girls laid 7 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Thursday, 6 September 2012


DH and I were up early to go for an hour drive to get another load of bricks.
We dropped Zac off at school first.
We got the bricks from a friend of DH's and he helped chip off the mortar and I stacked most of them in the trailer.
3 layers of bricks......88 in each layer.

So now we have 2 stacks of bricks.
I think we will have enough to build our pizza oven.

We sure did get our exersise today.

On the way home we stopped at the hardware store and bought a new wheelbarrow as our other one has a big crack in it......which will not do for cementing.
We hope to do some on the weekend.

We also caught 4 chickens and transported them to their new home.

The chickens enjoying their new pen.
They all have names too.

No sewing done today.......maybe tomorrow.

The girls laid 10 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Blown Away....

I got in some quilting in this morning before work.
As I'm quilting horizontally and vertically and then diagonally it will take me a few more sessions to get done.

Mum came over for an hour and a half and made a few more pinwheels.

No school today as there was a teacher strike.

The change has come through and it has been extremely windy today.
The windows are rattling as I write....

Poor Grandma now has a cold.

The girls layed 13 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Work .....And Some Quilting

As I didn't have to start work until 1pm I had some free time this morning and started quilting the pinwheel quilt.
I also ironed the rest of my bits for my next quilt.
I may even have photo's by the end of the week.....

The mercury hit 25 degrees today.......a pity I was inside all afternoon.

The girls laid 11 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Monday, 3 September 2012

Another Beautiful Spring Day

The weather today has been a lovely taste of what is to come.
I even had the A/C on in the car to give me fresh air.

I picked up Grandma after work......
She had just had her ultrasound and she has lots of gallstones.
So Monday we find out the results and what they will do.....or not do.

I haven't done much else today.....lazy I know.
Just been watching my 3 weekly Ghost Whisperer episodes while DH was sleeping.

The girls laid 10 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Sunday, 2 September 2012

Fathers Day......

Boy was it cold this morning......
The temperature was alternating between 1 and 2 degrees on my way to work , but it turned out to be a beautiful day.

Thank-you to everyone's kind words and wishes.
Grandma is staying another night in hospital......they are going to do an ultrasound on her heart and gall bladder.
She is in good spirits .
Her blood pressure went up over 200 again last night , so I hope they get that sorted out before she comes home.
I spent a hour and a half with her this afternoon , after work.

After DH had finished watching his football team for the last time this year , we walked down to the oval with Zachary ( and his plane ) and the dog.
When Zac was flying the plane DH did 2 laps of the oval with the dog.
I'm not sure who was the most puffed.
I was hoping the poor old dog didn't have a heart attack as he is nearly 9 years old.

I did ring my Dad for Fathers Day

We were going to have chicken wings on the BBQ tonight , but the gas bottle ran out , so I ened up cooking them in the oven.
Serve myself right for asking him to cook on Fathers Day.

No sewing today.....I did look at it though , but that was all.

The girls laid another dozen eggs again today.

Until Next Time.


Saturday, 1 September 2012

Things Happen.......

Sometimes ,I think one should never make plans.
I did plan to do some quilting today after work, but instead I was at the hospital sitting with Grandma.
I was woken at just before 4am to her bell ringing ( she has a door bell buzzer and we have the bell bit )
I thought I had dreamt it ( as sometimes I do ) but I didn't.
It was foggy and freezing at 4am too.
She had chest pain and felt dizzy.
So I got the ambulance and they took her to the hospital.
Her blood pressure was over 200 when they got her there.
After work I took her walker in and sat with her.
She was still in emergency and had just had an X-ray ( all ok ) the bloods hadn't come back yet.
Her blood pressure had come down heaps and she was feeling much better.
She had also had a sleep.
They are keeping her in overnight.
By the time I got home I was a near zombie, so I have just watched tv with my DH.

So I have had a no sew day.

The first day of Spring was a sun shiny affair , but that cold wind........

Let's hope the party over the road doesn't go all night.
DH said he could hear it in our bedroom when he was having a sleep.

The girls laid 9 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

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