Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter.........

I got to sleep in this morning ....... until 6 am.
As its Easter Sunday we opened an hour later.
I hope the Easter bunny visited everyone.........

I am now on 2 weeks holiday.
I have put in a transfer request with Woolworths , so I hope I get a call........but I will be visiting all the stores and hand out my résumé when we get there.

We got a lot done this afternoon but all the last minute things we are still using will get packed tomorrow and then all the cleaning to go.......
I'm starting to panic that we won't get finished.

Mum and Bruce came over for tea .......... I had food in the freezer that needed to be cooked so we needed extra mouths to make it disappear.

No sewing today.....

Some of the girls have gone to new homes today.
And the eggs weren't picked up.

Until Next Time.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

A Long Day.......

I was up early for work......I nearly ignored the alarm.
I don't like dark cold mornings.

DH had a friend over to help do some concreting ....... mad I know.
It's not like we have nothing else to do.
I had to help.
I will admit that with 3 people it went much quicker.

Jacob was feeling very poorly this evening and very flat.
We called the ambulance and they took him to the hospital...... we have just got home.
All bloods and tests were fine and after a drip he was feeling much better.
So they were happy to send him home.
He was feeling that much better he wanted maccas.

No sewing today.

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Friday, 29 March 2013


.......we ever get finished !!

I hope so........

Today is DH's last day at work.
He was busy this morning packing ( yes we are still packing things ) and cleaning out the filing cabinet.
As the house was an ice box ( it has been cold today ) DH burnt all the papers in the wood fire.
It took the chill off the room for 5 minutes.........
I packed 1 last box out in the shed and 2 more inside.
The dishwasher and microwave are squeaky clean too.
I washed a few of Grandmas cupboards that are up high and she pottered and washed out some of the lower ones.

Mum came over and dyed my hair and I did mums too.
Then just as I was leaving to go pick up Jacob from his girlfriends my brother and his girlfriend called around to say goodbye.
So I was a little late getting Jacob.........

No sewing today.

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

We Are Still Busy.......

We had some very welcome rain during the night.
It was very nice to hear on the roof too......we have nearly forgotton what it sounds like.
We had  a handfull of jobs to do in town this doesn't help that it's Easter and that there are 2 public holidays mixed in as well before we go.
More packing this afternoon before we had to take Jacob to his girlfriends and then for us to meet DH's mum , step-dad and sisters for tea.
Mum and Bruce came and got the cupboards today......
Mum will come over tomorrow and dye my hair and I will dye hers........I will be blonde again !!
DH commented today that my hair resembled a certain metalic colour.....he's very cheeky !

No sewing today.

The girls laid 12 eggs over the last 2 days.

Until Next Time.


Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Send Off.........

More cleaning this morning.........
DH mowed all the lawns for the last time.
He loaded up the trailer again too.......
I took all the jars into town to give to Dianne before I started work....the back of my car was full........
It will take her a while to fill them all.....

Tonight was DH's work send off ........
He is sad to leave all his friends but looking forward to the opportunity that awaits in Darwin.
We had drinks and finger food.
Today was my last shift with my boss and one other worker.
I'm also working the Easter weekend.

No sewing today.

The eggs weren't picked up tonight.

Until Next Time.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Still At It..........

I'm still cleaning.......
And I'm still throwing things away......
I cleaned the fridge out and washed all the shelves in the door......
As I haven't put them back , the fridge looks a little sad.....
And I don't know how many times I washed the dishes either........
Jacob went through his room today and I cleaned out Zachary's drawers.......
Mum came over and got a few more things and will come tomorrow to get the shelves out of the sewing room......
The sewing room looks a bit empty at the moment........

No sewing today......

The blood lilies are flowering again......

The girls laid 6 eggs today........

Until Next Time.

Monday, 25 March 2013


The cleaning has begun........

The chest freezer has been defrosted.
I have done 4 loads of washing.
I have started washing down the kitchen cupboards and tiles.
The new stove was installed today.
I went to the chemist in Nyah West to get prescriptions filled and to pick them all up to take with us.
I've been a busy bee.........

No sewing today.

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Sunday, 24 March 2013

Sunday Sewing Day.........

Today was the last Sunday sewing day in the sewing shed.
It was a laugh filled day as well as a sad one.
Thank you Simone for coming all the way from Forbes to say good bye and for giving me a very big surprise...........I did not have a clue !!!!!
Thank you Kylie for the cake ( chocolate of course )
I will now have to walk twice a day for a week to burn all the calories
I won't mention all the chocolates we had either  !!
I will miss you all and our monthly get togethers.......I will now have to participate by skype.....where there is a will....there is a way.

Most everyone was hand sewing except Janette who was sewing together her trip around the world quilt.
It is for a wedding present........

She is using "Flirt" by Sandy is so pretty.
Just another half to finish.

I finished the quilting on the baby quilt and put the binding on for mum to stitch down.

My brother decided to go home today as he has to get back to Adelaide and go to work Monday ( which is driving to Darwin )
So Dad loaded up the trailer while he was waiting for my brothers and nephews to get back from their hunting trip.........and grandma cooked them up a kilo of bacon for brunch and I think they ate a loaf of bread too.

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

A beautiful rose bud in the garden today.....

Until Next Time.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

More Visitors........

I know we have a lot to do at home and I did do some stuff , but I mostly spent the day talking with Dad.
My brothers called around before their hunting expedition.
The in laws called around to pick up a chook and 4 chickens and some other things we had for them.
And Mum came around for some of her stuff and stayed for a bit , while I started quilting the baby quilt.
So I did get some sewing in today.
We also made room for tomorrow............
We do have a table to sit around don't worry.

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Friday, 22 March 2013


Today I had lunch with my boss for a little going away thing.
It was a nice afternoon......

Zachary was with me as he had an appointment at the hospital.
And before I left for town the repair man rang to say that the washing machine was ready to be picked up and that a new pump had been installed.
Suprise suprise !!!!!
I knew it was broken and not me the operator.
We had to wait around town for DH to finish work so he could pick it up with the ute.
Then we went to book our train tickets to Melbourne......

DH and I went for our walk when we got home......and my Dad and brother were at our place when we had finished.
They went to Mum's first to drop off my brothers things as he is staying over there.
Dad is picking up some stuff of Grandma's to take home and I'm giving my brother a table I have spare.

DH's Dad went around to the house we are getting in Darwin and took some photo's.
Very nice if I do say so.......

And a picture of the kitchen that the housing people sent us........
When we move in I will take more photo's.

No sewing today.

After tea we were talking to Dad.

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Thursday, 21 March 2013


We are still packing......
DH helped me out in the sewing room and more fabric has been packed away.
As our box quota is running out , we had good news today that I can pack soft stuff ( fabric ) in the car.
It was a big sigh of relief.
I just can't take it all with me.........but I think I have enough packed to keep me occupied for a few

This afternoon Grandma and Zachary had doctors appointments , then it was shopping at the supermarket.
We got home after 6pm , so after the putting away of groceries I made creamy carbonara ( DH's favourite ) for tea.

No sewing today.

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Work And Cleaning..........Still

More packing this morning before work.

Work was busy.....which you all know I love.

I saw Kylie again today.......her mum Dawn borrowed a DVD ( about applique ) from me and thought as we are moving she had better give it back.
It's "Applique the piece o' cake way"........a great DVD ,very informative.
I loved it !

When I got home Grandma and DH were out in the shed where I park the car cleaning out the cupboard in there that is full of preserving jars and bottles for sauce and jams.
They will be going to a very dear friend Dianne who is forever making food stuffs and squirrelling them away.
The jars will be going to a good home........
I swept out the shed.
There sure was a big pile of dirt when I had finished.

No sewing today.

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Just A Working Day.......

I did some sorting out in the shed before I had to go to's still a bomb zone.....!

Work was good.....
Kylie was walking by work and dropped in to say hello , which was nice.

No sewing today.

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Monday, 18 March 2013

A New Phone..........

DH met me in town after work this afternoon and I got a new phone.
Now I will have fun transferring everything across.....
At least I can use my old phone as a camera and iPod.

Then we went to Harvey Norman to buy a new stove.

DH and I had a bit of a table tennis match........poor DH was so tired.
He had overtime and not much sleep over the last 3 days.

No sewing today.

The girls laid 7 eggs today.
We may have less eggs tomorrow as a neighbour came and got some chickens.
We are divvying them up between friends and relatives.

Until Next Time.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

It Was...........

..........a very cool 9 degrees this morning.
I don't like the cold.........
The weather channel said there was snow in the high March !!

Work was good , not that it was that busy but the time went quickly.
I called in to say hello to Kylie on my way home.

I saw DH long enough to have lunch and a little conversation before he had to go to work.

And then it was out to the shed to sort and pack.
Two big boxes packed.
I'm slowly getting there.......

No sewing tonight........I've been watching T.V and playing games on my iPad.
I'm bad......

The eggs weren't picked up tonight.

Until Next Time.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Lot's Of Different Stuff Today.......

As promised a photo of the baby quilt.
Mum will make the other colourways up the same and then make something with all the scraps.

It does look like an old black and white photo........

A close up.

Work today.......boy is it dark in the mornings now.
It's funny how just 2 weeks make a difference in the sun coming up.

DH and I packed a few more boxes this afternoon......we took the trailer of metal scraps to the dump and then to Ultima to pick up Jacob from his girlfriends house.

No sewing today.......but I did do some sorting out in the bomb zone.

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

What has bloomed over the last couple of weeks.

Until Next Time.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Packing And Sorting.........

I had to wear a jumper on our walk this was cold !

DH was out in his shed trying to be strong and throw things away or put in a give away pile.

I was out in my shed doing the same.
Some fabric was packed today......and some was put in a give away pile.
The shed looks like a bomb hit ...... stuff everywhere.

Mum and I basted the baby Alphabet quilt and I will get it quilted before we leave.
Work for me for the next 5 days so I will get things done before and after work.
Then 6 days off .......... time to fine tune everything.

I will try to post pictures tomorrow.

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

I've Started.......... pack the sewing room.
I think I stood there for 5 minutes just looking and thinking.
4 boxes packed.
And that was just books and magazines........
Mum will come over tomorrow to sort out some of her stuff to take home.
I can't take everything with me so some of it will have to go home with my friends.

Mum came over and finished the baby quilt.
Photo's tomorrow.

Grandma cooked a beer cake today and had a little smoke coming out of the oven.....the cake ran over the edge of the pan a bit and started to burn.
She swears she will never make another cake..........

DH and I walked this afternoon when he got home from work.

It was a day without the A/C today , which was a nice change.

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013


Well the change did come through........
Temperatures in the high 20's for the next week.

Work for me all afternoon.

DH had the day off and cleaned up some outside and the trailer is full of stuff to go to the tip.

No sewing today.

I caught up on some  'Bones'

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013


Today we said good-bye to our family pet Zeus..........
He has been off his food for a little while and coughing and breathing heavily.
And the last few days his stomach has been bloated.
His heart was we decided to have him put to sleep.

Grandma and Zachary had their hair cut today.
I picked Zachary up from school and then made him go to Safeway with us with his just cut hair.......he really hates that.

A cool change is coming..........
I will believe it in the morning when I see it.
Another 37 degrees today.

Mum came over after tea and sewed a few more blocks of the alphabet quilt.

I sewed the ties for the front door curtains and finished the clipping of the baby raggy quilt........
...finally !!

The girls laid 7 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Still Packing........

We didn't walk this morning......
The boys didn't get home until midnight so we were all sleepy heads this morning.

Yesterday and today aren't my usual working days. I have been filling in.......but I didn't mind as Sunday is a good pay day , and today is a public holiday.....which is even better.
Tomorrow off , but work again on Wednesday.

DH worked outside sorting what we are taking and what will be giving to his brother.
Also another load out to the burning hole ( tree and garden waste )

When I got home we started packing over at Grandma's until our bellies said it was time to make tea.
We packed another box after tea ( I do hope nothing breaks )

Summer hasn't gone was another very warm 38 degrees today.

No sewing today.

The girls laid 8 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Sunday, 10 March 2013


It was 38 degrees on the town thermometer as I drove home at 6pm.
Summer is still around......

Today only half a box was packed......

DH was dismantling the aquaponic system to give to a neighbour.
He also cleaned some stuff up and cut down an old tree.

I worked all afternoon.

I met up with my 3 boys at the supermarket.
They were on their way to the speedway for the night.

So it was just Grandma and me for tea.

I have been stitching the binding on my Tile Quilt tonight.

It is very quiet with no one home.......

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Saturday, 9 March 2013

Busy Again........

I have some exciting news to tell...........

We are moving to Darwin.
We can't wait.

After our walk , which was started late as we slept in..........we got stuck into packing.

Sixteen boxes packed today.

Fishing for a couple hours this afternoon.
We only drowned worms.........

Jacobs girlfriend was over and loves to go fishing........and our niece and nephew were here for the day as our SIL is in hospital and the BIL was playing cricket.
So the house was a a crazy place today.

Grandma cooked us a very nice roast beef tea.
And before you all ask.....Yes ! Grandma is coming with us.
She is thinking of it as an adventure , but she is sad to leave her little granny flat.

No sewing today.
Or reading......

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Friday, 8 March 2013

A Busy Day........

DH and I had a nice walk this morning.......and we walked up the hill to the shop to get the mail
 before coming home.
It was much easier to walk up the hill today.....must be getting fitter.

DH and I had a lunch date with some of his workmates.........we had a good time.

On the way to town we stopped to drop off a trailer load of garden waste at DH's brothers so he can burn at a later date.

Next was the washing had better come home and stay working this time or I may hit something.
I need my washing machine in working order!!!!

Then after lunch to Safeway to get some stuff for Grandma.......I seem to be forever in the supermarket.

We had a get whatever you can find for tea tonight......DH had leftover spaghetti the boys had bacon and egg sandwiches and I had toast.......

No sewing today........

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Sewing Today........

I thought I would show the four patch all finished and ready to go into my shop.

Just love blue and yellow together.

The granny square all bound today.

Don't think you are looking at a black and white photo..........

.......but it sure looks like it !!

Mum started this today for her BFF's daughter who happens to be having her first baby age 40.
It the browny / grey colourway from Bunny Hill Designs.
A very beautiful range of fabric.
I can't wait to see this one finished.........

It rained this morning and Mum and I got a little wet on our walk.
The rain didn't last long.

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.


Wednesday, 6 March 2013


It has been another beautiful sun shiny day in our neck of the woods.

Work was great.......very busy !!

Mum came with me on my walk and will walk tomorrow with me too.
DH has another early shift tomorrow.
He was doing the beep test when I got home from work......that wears him out more than our walk and his run together.

The boys requested taco's for tea.........just love them!

My washing machine is NOT working again..........not happy !!!!!!!!

No sewing today.......
I snuck in a few chapters of the book I'm reading before I had to get ready for work.

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013


I did get out to the shed to finish the quilting this morning before work.

The granny square all quilted........

 The backing.
I did a loopy meandering thingy.......that sounds very technical , doesn't it ?

Work was fairly busy today.......but it has been a very slow 3 weeks with the pipe laying and the roads closed.
Not good for business.

This is the top half of my cupboard that I have been sanding back.

And the bottom......there is still some paint along the bottom that needs stripping......I just love paint stripper , but not when it gets on your fingers.
I have decided how it will get finished.......but no pictures until then.

Mum came on my walk this morning and as DH is starting work early she will walk tomorrow too.......I hope she wears socks with her sneakers tomorrow.
She said she was getting a blister.

The girls laid 6 eggs today.
We have a few babies too.........

Until Next Time.

Monday, 4 March 2013

A Day Home.........

This morning on my way to work I had a phone call from school saying Jacob was sick.......
DH was asleep and the phones were off the hook so I had to pick him up and ring the boss and call in sick.
The only time I've rung in sick and it wasn't even me !!
He's ok now though.

So I have nearly finished quilting the granny square quilt.........I wasn't expecting to get it done until the end of the week , but I will finish it in the morning before work.
I hope !!

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Just.......... today.

Work was busier that I thought it would be..........which was good.

Some garden waste removal with DH.

And I'm around the second corner of my tile quilt.

The girls laid 5 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

I'm Still Binding..........

It was up early for me again........that dreaded four letter !!

I have had a bad headache all day.......and guess what ?........if one takes enough panadol it finally goes away.

I have been doing this......

The first finished corner.

A front view.......
Only three corners left.

My boys scared the crap out of me tonight.....they were playing on the trampoline and Zachary's foot connected with Jacob's finger........result......dislocated little finger !!!
( I won't tell you what they were doing......but you know,  boys will be boys )
He fixed it himself and I taped two fingers together for support......he said it doesn't hurt anymore.
I'm just so glad it wasn't broken.
It looked horrible.......yuk !

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until Next Time.

Friday, 1 March 2013

A Cool Morning........

The day started with a very cool breeze........I had to wear a jumper on our walk !

I finished another 3 strip sets of my pink scrappy trips.

And started quilting the granny square quilt.

Mum cut out a new soon.

The girls laid 6 eggs today.

Until NextTime.
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