Thursday, August 07, 2014

OOPS....

WOW I can't believe it is over a month since I posted...
 lots has been happening some good and some not so!
I did do the Friday Night With Friends which was some patchwork and some crocheting...
The past month has been up and down... 
we woke up to find one of our pet sheep had been badly mauled by a local dog... 
Poor Ivy had to be put down... the Ranger has a fair idea which dog did it but with no proof???? 
so there are now motion cameras set up around our boundary fence by the Ranger... the other 5 sheep are a little flighty with sudden movements now...
 here they are enjoying the green feed before that awful attack.
 we had to put our very old dog Sandy 
down last weekend he was 15, it had just all got too much for him this last month... 
my health is playing up...
so as you can see a bad run...
but we have a lot to be thankful for...
walking the boundary with our other Border Collie Baz...
 Baz having a rest... he is a sook.
 the new puppy has arrived... 
we had his sister for a couple of days before she went off to her new home...
 exhausted
 Meet Jax Keith Scott 
(Keith was his Dads name and he has sadly passed away)
 enjoying the sun while I weed

 he is now 11 weeks old and growing
 and likes to explore and dig holes!!!!
 Remember "Bill and Ben Flower Pot Men"???
this Jensen Flower Pot Boy...
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meet my future Grandie
this is my eldest daughters baby... this baby has taken awhile and with a little help
and we are all very excited for them... this was taken early this week and is now 15 weeks.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

FNWF...

That's right tomorrow is 
 Oh! that's a bit large hahahaha
anyway it is here with Cheryll
this is what I will be working on
 a baby quilt for my daughters friend...
 this is one of my birthday pressies, from my daughter, her hubby, my bestie (grandson) and my bestie girlfriend... had some blocks laying around so made some quick cushions for it...

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Swap Time...

I have been in another swap, this time for a block keeper, organised by the lovely Maree.
my partner who sent to me was Jeanette
and this was the lovely parcel of goodies that arrived on my birthday of all days.
 gorgeous block keeper
 and some pellon sewn inside so I can keep a few blocks flat 
(I didn't do that in mine)
such a wonderful idea... Thank you Jeanette for all my goodies.
 This is the block keeper that I sent to Christine
 I purchased some French General off eBay especially for this swap
and so glad I did as the fabrics are just lovely...
 the red and grey looks so good in this gumtree too
 I added a handle and a purse clasp.
I also made it quite big so it could hold some larger blocks.
 and I stitched Christine's initial inside too
 you can get the initial patterns from Michelle
and
look how my little puppy is growing... he is now 5 1/2 weeks old.
I don't get him for another 2 weeks... 
I think the whole family is excited about him coming.

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Big Five O...

On the weekend we celebrated my 50th Birthday...
My family had organised this with out my knowledge... apparently invitations were sent out as well!
it was so nice to have my friends and family here to help me celebrate this half century milestone.
these are the wonderful cup cakes that my family had made








thank you everyone

Monday, June 16, 2014

A Finish...

well two finishes...
this is what we called the ''princess room"
the family that lived here before had 3 little girls and each room was themed...
covered in stickers too...........
 plus I have finished my ''swoon quilt''
 trying to find props around here
 especially when it is such a BIG quilt
 I have stitched in the ditch 
and 
the plan is to do some hand quilting over time on it
 four blocks across so it hangs down
 and the other finish the ''princess room'' no long exists...