Wednesday, August 26, 2015

They Grow So Fast...


Yes blink and you miss it...
 our weeny man has grown so much
and is doing most of his mile stones
 these two photo's are professional ones
so cute
 our big man just loves helping
and
doing it by himself... (we get a few ''no's'')
 our little man
 who still not to sure about this sleep thing he is meant to do!!
 Sara had some clothes made with their names printed on them...
so Sara Lauren and Yaya attempted a photo shoot hahaha
 I love my baby cousin and I just want to touch him all the time!
 swap sides
 and
I love my big cousin and just want to touch him too!
 no matter how hard you try,
 you just never get a good one of them all at the same time!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Yummy...

We are so lucky to be living in the Chittering Valley where there is a constant supply of seasonal fruit... At the moment there are oranges and mandarines available everywhere in either
 roadside stalls or market days...
We are also very lucky to live not far from the Berry Farm also.. 
strawberries are in abundance there at the moment
 1kg punnets $5 each
so for the first time I made strawberry jam...
 it turned out not to badly  
and 
is very friggin yummy on my morning toast...
oh and not to badly with scones and cream........
ohohohoh looky what we got for ours birthdays from our AWESOME kids...
a little bit excited
 and
we bought these ones
Are we turning into groupies???

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Little Of This...


A Little Of That...
On our block we have quite a few different trees and bushes, 
mostly native, we didn't plant them the previous owner did.
Some of the flowers are just so pretty,...
When I walk the dogs around the boundary I generally take my phone (just in case these silly leg decide not to play... don't want to be stuck down the back in the dark) I like to take photos of the bushes and trees if the are flowering...
 not quite focused but you can see their loveliness
 the wind doesn't help either
 the school down the road has a market day once a month, its with in walking distance so we mostly go and have a wonder around if we are home... they have all sorts of things there, we like to check the books out and buy local produce...
this time there was a a stall with ''old stuff'' and I came across these little treasures!
 not sure what I will do with them yet...
 plenty of ideas and I see some girls around blogland use them in various projects...
and 
here is my runner as promised all pressed and on the dining table
 Thank you once again Peg...
and
look at these beauties
aren't they just glorious?
They are from my daughter for looking after her and helping out these past few weeks...
she is a sweetheart and really didn't have to....... but I do like getting flowers!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Oh Where Oh Where...


Have I been????
No where, right here, stalking you all... I've been flat out with family.
I have had my DD2 here with her two little ones, her hubby went back to work and she still wasn't able to drive from her c-section and they still had a heap of doctor appointments to get through.
You forget how hectic a little family is............ but I wouldn't have it any other way
(crap everywhere for miles) (loved it)
Now they are back in their own home it is so FEAKIN quiet in here, takes a bit of getting use to!
So many many moons back I did do a FNWF...........
 I started the night with a mini pedi (which I did myself)....
when I lived on the station and each I came down to Perth I would get a pedicure done
and I can tell ya those feet would be in a bad way, red dirt embedded in every crack.... a bit embarrassing to show them.... 
once done they were on show for every man, sheep, dog and bungarra...
But alas (sigh) since moving no magic massaged feet for me... but if that is a saving of 50 buckaroos a month............ that means.......... more spending on FABRIC (little excited wiggle dance)
back to my FNWF....
I am in a ''birthday fat quarter swap" and one person with in this group is your "special person" who you spoil.... so onto ''pulling my finger out to get it done"...
 I decided to make a table runner with applique...
love love love this blue fabric, hoping to find some more...
I dyed the plum fabric many years ago.
 Once I had all the pieces cut out and stuck down I called it a night... it was pretty late when I shut the sewing room door... after midnight well and truly. That was my FNWF...
 I decided to pebble quilt the creamy area with smaller pebbles and slightly larger ones in the blue.
Took me freakin ages to quilt those little suckers too...
 I also quilted in the ditch around each flower and their center pieces.
binding done to in the plum...
I must say I was pretty happy with the finished runner.
 and it was in the mail in plenty of time...

 Sharon from here posted here 
I think Sharon liked her pressie...
Stay tuned loads more postings to come... later!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Happy Birthday To Meeeeeeee...

Well parcels have been arriving for weeks
(such good swapping girls... unlike mega slack butt me) (oh but wait a minute.. I have had several excuses)(the dog ate... the dog hid it... the dog forgot to mail it...)
no really I do appreciate my birthday girls understanding...
but back to ME birthday girl ME...
look at all these wonderful squishy parcels 
(do you think a naked shot of me rolling around with them would be appropriate...
 a bit like ''calander girls"... but all on my own!!!)
 Looky Looky Looky
This bounty was from Kaylee...
Loving those birdhouses... will be sampling those teas in my little teapot this week.
thank you Kaylee for my wonderful parcel
 This gorgeous fattie is from Debbie... the big bold print is jut awesome.
thank you Debbie...
 This bundle of wonderful goodies is from Michelle...
You always find such fantastic little goodies Michelle and my fatties are beautiful.
thank you...
 This bundle of goodness if from Illene... the fatties are to die for, just gorgeous...
Thank you and thank you for the other goodies...
 This little bundle of sweetness is from Dzintra... 
the colours are just dreamy... thank you
 These gorgeous bold fatties are from Sue...
love love loving their prints...
Thank you Sue
 AND
this pile of awesomeness is from Peg...
you made my heart sing Peg, such a sweet sweet lady your are.
I am going to give the runner a good press and take photos of them all separate...
just AWESOME... thank you.
 We went to a place called Mandoon... kid friendly
...beer, wine, fine dining, picnicking... you name it, it has it...
wonderful day out with the kids and grandies... AND I got a ticket to Fleetwood Mac in November... little bit exciting...
 doing a little bit of Ripple stitch... but I lost a couple of stitches one end...
don't ask me how... I know I can count to six but I only had four one end???
it was annoying me so bad......... at first I thought yeah I can ignore it... NOPE it got the better of me so I unraveled it...
 I feel so much better now... OCD down boy down...
This is Jensen meeting his little brother for the first time...
Love at first sight...