Thursday, 31 October 2013


Today we said goodbye to DH's oldest we had an afternoon run to the airport with his fish. 
It was residing in our deep freeze. 

DH snd I watched a movie today and I stitched while we watched.....

So now this is in one piece.......

And these are the next five that will be added.......I just have to baste more backgrounds. 

Until Next Time. 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Another Birthday......

Today is my baby brothers birthday.....!!!!
And I actually got to see him today. 
He spent a few hours with us which was nice. 
Granny , my brother and I played cards....we all took turns at winning. 
Granny and I made him a cake but we left it in the freezer. 
He will have to take it home next week. 

I did stitch a few hexies too. 

DH cooked some of the fish that they was ....yum !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Until Next Time. 

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Let's Party........

This post will just sneak in for today......

We have just arrived home from DH's dad's surprise birthday party. 
He was very 'surprised' too......
It was a really great night. 
We said our goodbyes to DH's brother and family as they fly out in a bit over an hour. 

No sewing today..... I did look at it but DH and I watched a movie instead. 

We did go and pick up DH's quota of fish after lunch too. 

It's late so I'm off to bed.......

Until Next Time. 

Monday, 28 October 2013

Home Safe And Sound........

Today I haven't done anything exciting.....
No sewing.....
Just the vacuuming and washing. 
Very boring stuff. 

I picked up DH from the fishing trip and also dropped a couple off to the apartments. 
Did some grocery shopping on the way home. 

DH had a great time. 
They caught lots of fish....(so there was no need to hijack the boat)
They didn't sleep much as there were storms every night. 
Bit hard to sleep if you have to hold the bed to stay in !!

DH lasted until 7.30 pm and went to bed. 
He was really tired. 

Our visitors did their own thing today but we will see them tomorrow. 
They only have tomorrow left as they leave 1am Wednesday morning. 
It's not fair ...... they only just arrived. 

Until Next Time. 

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Family Time......

It was a sleep-in morning......which was good as I sort of went to bed this morning.......

My sister in-law and the kids came over for a few hours. 
We went display house looking.....there sure is some nice houses out there. 

They went back to Darwin for a while and came back for a roast tea. 

I haven't been sewing today at all.....I've been on the computer again...!

We also had a nice thunder storm and buckets of rain too. 

The fishermen come home tomorrow.....I hope they caught some fish.... They were joking there would be a mutiny if they didn't and they would hijack the boat until they did. 

Until Next Time. 

Saturday, 26 October 2013

A Shopping Day......

After dropping Jacob at work granny and I went to spotlight very quickly and then to Casuarina to meet up with my sister in-law and the kids. 
We shopped until we were hungry. 
We had lunch and then parted ways as she was going to meet up with a former Swan Hill couple at the wave pool. 

I read the paper when I got home and watched some taped shows before picking Jacob up. 

I was going to sew hexies......but started web surfing and watching t.v. 
I might as well make the most if it while DH is away as he usually has the remote. 

I will leave you with a picture of my rushed purchase this morning.......

Until Next Time. 

Friday, 25 October 2013

Water Fun.......

Today we went to the water park. 
And the water was devine  
I could have stayed there all day. 

This afternoon we went to Darwin to drop off DH for his fishing trip. 
We had an early tea at the Wharf with DH's brother and family. 
Granny came for a ride too. 
We saw dolphins......!!

And I've stitched some of these.....

Until Next Time. 

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Out To Lunch.......

After dropping Jacob at work we went to DH's doctors appointment. 
All clear and the doctor is happy with how DH is. 

We both went to the casino for lunch with one of DH's brothers.....a very nice buffet lunch too. 

DH's other brother and sister in-law took their 2 kids and Zachary to the waterfalls and came home very tired. 

I have sewn some hexies tonight.....

Until Next Time. 

Wednesday, 23 October 2013


We have had a great day with our visiting family. 
A nice lunch and roast chicken tea. 
Music and singing outside.......

No sewing today.......

A nice sound and light show outside rain as yet but we hope !!

Until Next Time. 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

A Touch Of The Sun.......

DH and I washed and vacuumed the cars today......and I sort if got sunburned. 
The back of my neck and arms are just a little red. 

DH was determined to finish the book he was reading.......and he did finish. 

I've been stitching tonight while watching 'Bones'
More hexies.......
And I got mail too.......a magazine in the letterbox. 

Off now to get an hour power nap before going to pick up family at the airport. 

Until Next Time. 

Monday, 21 October 2013

Monday , Monday.........

DH and I had stuff to do down the shops today.......after we did some jigsaw.....the ships are starting to take shape. 

We have had some rain again today.....

And I've been adding hexies......

More background and the pink and green diamond. 

I've been reading today too......

Until Next Time. 

Sunday, 20 October 2013

A Top........

Today I sewed.....on the machine. 
Not a purse..!
A actual quilt top.......
It's the first quilt I've sewn since moving to Darwin. 

A jelly roll race quilt........
I can't wait to get into the quilting......I've sort of got my quilt making mojo back...........I'm not sure where it went but I think only having the kitchen table to sew at sent me into a slump. 

Tonight I've added more hexies......

Granny decided to make cake today......
So that meant I had to make cake today.....!!
Granny got it all weighed and ready and the butter , sugar and egg mixed but then she conked out. 
So I took over......

Yes that is a 4" deep baking tray.......
A double mixture......(granny has never made a single mix EVER  !!!!!!!!!

A very nice marble cake. 
She made another 10" square chocolate cake for my nephew who we will see in a couple days. 
His birthday was on the 5th October and they are coming up for a week holiday so we will have dinner and cake. 

I can hear the thunder rolling outside.....maybe it might rain !

Until Next Time. 

Saturday, 19 October 2013


We were up early to get Jacob to work..... he said it was busy and he had a good day. 

We had a quiet day at home......

I've been hexie sewing and basting more backgrounds this afternoon. 

And tonight I FaceTimed with Kylie for a couple hours. 
She was quilting her chevron quilt and I was still hexie stitching. 

You can see the 5 blocks with backgrounds added that need adding to the top. 

It's slowly getting bigger.....!

Until Next Time. 

Friday, 18 October 2013

Dinner Party.......

Today was spent shopping ,cooking , cleaning and getting things ready for our BBQ tea with DH's family. 

We had a great night and lots of food...!!

I snuck in some hexie stitching before they all arrived too. 

Until Next Time. 

Thursday, 17 October 2013

A Finish.....

DH and I went to the shopping mall for a few things this morning......

I did get the purse finished. 

And tonight I've been hexie stitching....

Adding more backgrounds.....

Until Next Time. 

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Still Quilting.......

But I've finished....!!!!

The second side all done....just to sew up and frame now. 
I hope I get it done tomorrow. 

There is a wonderful light show out in the east just now. 
Thunder storms are supposed to come during the night.....

Zachary and I were just out the front watching the lightning and to the north of the storm a green light came up quite a bit into the sky and then went down out of view again then it came back up , then up more then went red and turned around and went sideways and back down out of sight again. 
Zachary said that's some freaky shit and wanted to keep watching but the bugs were biting. 
I wonder if E.T was visiting...........

Jacob had a busy day at work and goes back for the weekend. 
Very busy weekend for , face painting and sausage sizzle too. 
He will be buggered come Sunday. 

Until Next Time. 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013


I've been hand quilting my purse today. 

One side down ...... the other to go. 

DH and Jacob went fishing again today......

Jacob caught this.....we are not to sure what kind it is but it's very pretty. 
Looks like it belongs in an aquarium. 
He blew it a kiss and threw it back. 

And it's rained some too......

Until Next Time. 

Monday, 14 October 2013

Sewing , Shopping And Rain........

I've been stitching some today.......

A purse in the making....!

It's been doing a bit of this today. 

The kids across the road were playing footy in the rain......

Jacob wanted a new desk for his room so we went to get one for him. 
Lucky we got home in time before the rain. 

Home made pizza for tea......
DH can eat a bit better now ....... things are going down easier. 

And lastly the frogs are croaking quite a chorus........and loudly too....!!!!!!!

Until Next Time. 

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Stitching On Sunday.......

We got to sleep-in a little today. 
Jacob didn't start until 10am this morning. 

So I got my 'Scrumptious' 1/8ths pack out and ironed them all and cut off the bits needed to put away with the other ranges I have stashed. 

Then I cut these.......

For my 2" hexie quilt........

I have between 3 1/2" and 4"  x 9" strips left to go with all the other leftovers. 
They will make a quilt out of 'Sunday Morning Quilts' when I get around to it. 

I have also sewn these......

And pressed and trimmed. 
Ready to sew into a purse.......

Tonight I have done some hexie stitching.......

Adding backgrounds.......

Until Next Time. 

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Stitching Away.......

This morning DH and I took granny to a plant was great , even if we forgot our hats.....!!
We picked up a few things too , so now the outdoor area has a bit of greenery. 

DH played farming on the xbox while I did this.......

A jelly roll all joined up. 
And I have trimmed the triangles too....
The quilt will have to wait while I make a purse out of the triangles. 

I finished the last few chapters of the book I was reading. 
Some free books are very good.....they get you hooked and then you gave to buy the following books.......!!
Naughty if them....

Tonight I have been doing this.....

Stitching and basting the backgrounds....
Now to add them to the blocks. 

Until Next Time. 

Friday, 11 October 2013


I've been plagued by the headache again today......

But I did get granny's skirt made..... I still have 4 pieces of fabric to go.....whether they are skirts or a dress I haven't decided yet. 

While I was waiting for DH to have a massage I went to the cheap shop and bought a nice square top opening clear box for my little EPP projects...... 

Tonight I have been hexie stitching and deciding what diamonds to add on. 
I've picked out 5 so far .... 
Now just to add background to them so then they can be added to the top....

Until Next Time. 

Thursday, 10 October 2013

An Allsorts Day.........

DH got creative and got out the slow cooker and made us a very nice curry chicken tea. 
The house smelt nice all afternoon.......

Jacob wanted to go down to the we spent a couple hours at the mall. 

DH and I filled in the sea area of the ship jigsaw that's being done at the moment.....

I loaded more stuff onto my Etsy shop today too. 
I will get the rest done tomorrow. 

I've had a headache most if the's gone now , thank god....!

I've loaded EQ5 onto my new computer and have saved some EPP shape grids that I've designed to print off and colour later.......

I've stitched a few hexies tonight while watching a movie too.....

No rain today. 

Until Next Time. 

Wednesday, 9 October 2013


My third parcel finally arrived.......

More 'Scrumptious'......this time charm squares. 

And a charm pack of 'Nature's Basket' and Some yardage. 

And the same again but 'Giggles' they are both going to be jelly roll race quilts. 

Today I stitched some hexies.....

And I have added more to the top. 

I made granny a skirt today and cut out another ....... I will stitch it tomorrow. 

We had a shower of rain again this afternoon.......

Until Next Time. 

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Lunch Out.......

After we dropped off Jacob at work.....we went to my chiropractor appointment. 

Then we went out to Casaurina to do some shopping. 
They had sold out of what I wanted so I will just have to wait a while for it to come back in. 

Then to Darwin as DH had some emails to look through at I waited and played games on my phone. 

Then we went to the wharf for some lunch......and we saw dolphins swimming which was great....!!

When we got home I loaded more items onto my Etsy shop. 

Oh , and the postie delivered another parcel.....still one to arrive. 

Fat 1/8ths and a layer cake of 'Scrumptious'
And this.....

A jelly roll......
Soon to be a quilt !!

And these I have been reading.....

Tomorrow is a cutting out some skirts for granny day.....

Until Next Time. 

Monday, 7 October 2013

Mail Again......

I had one of three parcels delivered today......
I hope the other two come tomorrow. 
Picture's tomorrow I hope !

DH and I had paperwork and business to do that took up quite a bit of time. 

I have loaded more purses on my store too......I still have quite a few to do. 

No sewing today......but I did read my new magazine.

Until Next Time. 

Sunday, 6 October 2013


It's been a bit of a lazy Sunday.......

I have taken nearly 100 photos today......of purses to go on my Etsy shop. 
I hope to load them on tomorrow. 

DH and I went to do some grocery shopping......why do we go on a Sunday?
It's crazy in there.....!!
DH then made Toll House cookies......
The mixture was very !

DH met with his step brother and they did some fishing of the rocks down by the DeckChair cinema in Darwin. 
No fish.....

I finished off a short story.....and started another. 

And we had a 5 minute downpour this afternoon too. 

No stitching today. 

Until Next Time. 

Saturday, 5 October 2013


DH and I went to the Coolalinga market this morning ...... just for something different. 
It's a very small market......

I have loaded more purses onto my Etsy shop......

And I have been hexie stitching today.....

I have added cream hexies to this diamond. 

Joined these......

So it's starting to take shape......

Until Next Time. 

Friday, 4 October 2013

Bits And Pieces........

Jacob was called into work today so that was the first job of the day. 

Then some housework and cleaning Jacobs room. 
Zachary's may get done tomorrow. 

Today I cut up a 'Moda' precut turnover. 

It started like this.....
And ended up like this. 

First I cut a 2 1/2" strip....
The large triangles are put aside for now. 
Then I cut 2 1/2" squares. 
They are for another hexie handbag. 
The strange shape bit was then cut like this......

Those are 1" x 2 1/2" strips to go with the squares. 
And more triangles for a purse......
Not bad what can be made out of 40 x 6" squares. 

This afternoon I have been on Etsy loading on my handbags. 
Some purses will go on tomorrow. 
It is a bit time consuming loading things on...... But I hope worth it. 

I haven't hexie sewed today but this is what I'm up to.....

The red one up the top has a half side bit clipped on ready to sew. 
The blue one down the bottom has the cream attached and the black and pink one has the creams clipped to it ready to sew as well. 
I use little alligator clips so I know what needs stitching next. 
I will need to make another bottom half diamond to go under the blue......I will have to dig out my reproductions and cut out a few sets. 
I'm starting to enjoy the joining these together. 
It may get finished yet .....!!!!!!

Until Next Time. 

Thursday, 3 October 2013


DH had his check up with the specialist this morning. 
DH has to have another 2 weeks off and that will lead into his holidays so he should be quite well enough to go back to work early November. 

We called in to see DH's dad's manager on our way into Darwin to drop off DH's doctors certificate at work. 
It was nice to see her as we haven't caught up for months. 

I have been hexie stitching today and tonight.....I will take photos tomorrow to show how far I've got. 

And finally after looking like it could rain all day...... It finally came down. 

Just before dark......
Jacob shouted everyone tea (noodle box) yum...!! and this is what we drove in. 
Granny was having fits while we were gone...Zachary was home with her. 
She doesn't like thunder and lightening. 

Until Next Time. 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013


We have been running around today again. 
First to take Jacob to work and then back out that way to go get a part for the washing machine. 
It stopped letting the water get to the machine. 
The water valve was buggered. 
The part was much cheaper than I thought and much cheaper than getting someone to fix it. 
A win all round.......
And yes, I have done some washing. 

I have finished the bag......

A beautiful Kaye England fabric......

My brother called around this week......
He actually got to see DH this time. 
DH was having his surgery last time he was here. 

Tonight I have been stitching while we watched a movie.......

I have added the pink and blue diamond and the black one is nearly on. 

Until Next Time. 

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

I Got Mail.......

I was up early for my chiropractor appointment......a bit of a surprise.....he was on holiday and a replacement was on duty. 
I. Am. Sore. 
I hope the soreness is gone tomorrow. 

I had a visit from the postman......

I'm looking forward to making this. 

And I now have 3" clamshells......
I'm thinking   "Bonnie and Camille" leftovers.......I have lots !

I will try the basting glue and these needles look and feel very nice. 

In between stuff today I have gotten this far on the next handbag. 

And I will not forget the stiffening...!!!!!!!

DH and I took Zachary to the bike shop and he now has a new bike. 
Jacob or his friends can now ride around with him if they go out. 

DH started another jigsaw today. 
Beautiful Tall Ships.......

Until Next Time. 
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