Friday, October 31, 2014

30 Years...

On Monday 27th October Hubby and I celebrated 30 years of marriage!
 We went to Matilda Bay Restaurant for lunch
 we had a wonderful 3 course meal... food was glorious
one of the sweets was "burger and fries"!!!!
 it was 
"Nutella gelato, crème patissiere, brioche bun,
 doughnut fries, strawberry sauce"
we also had
Parfait 
Banana parfait, peanut butter ice-cream, caramel popcorn 
 both were very yummy...
while Hubby has been home this time, 
he has been doing the edging around the garden beds...
 looks so much better
 will be easier to mow the lawn and whipper snip the edges
along the blocks now... still 2 areas to do.
hoping it also keeps the dogs from walking through them and digging hhhmmm?
 Hubby has gone back to work so back to the sewing room at night for me...
last nights sewing was putting the odd ends of my ''scrappy trip around the worlds" into blocks...
these are going to be place mats/heat mats/pot holders...
 hahaha sorry for the upside down photo only just noticed...
 these are rug mugs for an online swap
 we were given the patterns... I have added a little more detail to mine.
these are off to USA today...

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Burning The Midnight Oil...

Yep Hubby is back working away so I am having late nights again... 
I don't sleep well when he is away so I sew and stay up... 
less night time that I have to deal with, I am generally up at 5.30
and no nana nap ... have never been able to sleep during the day...
more ''scrappy around the world stripping
 some tubing out (as the plumber would say)
 then loads of cutting and unpicking to produce
17 more blocks... still not sure if I will make a couple of lap quilts or a bigger one!!!
 every afternoon I throw the ball for the dogs...
but
Baz is the ball dog
Jax is a stick dog or leaf dog or larger stick dog or dead branch dog
 the lawn and back door are generally his collecting point drop off... most days there is a collection to pick up and bin...
some of my rose bushes have an abundance of flowers at the moment
and I have picked some for around the house
 some of them have a glorious smell
 and others not so much
 they look so pretty

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Lots...

That's right "LOTS" has been happening...
Hubby was home so off to the daughter and SIL's to help with building a new deck...
 first a bit of plumbing to connect the down pipe into the storm water off the extended patio
our son who is a plumber had that job...
the old decking was stained pine, it was splintering and the buckling
 and they have replaced it with lovely jarrah
 day two and nearly finished
 all finished at around 7pm
 all oiled and looking great in the daylight...
 poor Little Man was not impressed that he couldn't have a swing for nearly two whole days...
I did take him to the park around the corner BUT it just wasn't the same...
 a little bit of water play in the back yard...
 this was in Bunnings looking for a little ''pool''
for him to play in
 daughter and I also got her summer veggie garden sorted while the deck was being build... 
plus I carried most of the wood around!
 on the sewing from some more "friends"
these are for the new grandie coming
 these are for a family friend who had a little boys last week
 this is the rug I crotchet for him a little while ago
 plus I made some bibs
 all ready to go to Little Man Finn

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Some New Friends...

Yes that's right but not for me for the Little Man...
two Elephant softies found here (last nights sewing)
 aren't they just tooooo cute...
The Little Man came for a visit today
and he was reading his book to the cats!
not sure how impressed they were.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

FNWF...

It was that time again
 I worked on my ''scrappy trip around the world" blocks...
this isn't a great photo 
but I was trying to get the standard rose in through the window hahaha
it has some lovely buds on it...
 I made 10 blocks last night and it was midnight when I finished them 
and
 they weren't getting pressed then...
 this is them add to my ''wall fabricing"
starting to look a little like a pattern is forming now...
Thank you Cheryll for the evening of sewing...
 I have about 5 lavender bushes here (they were here when we moved in)
and I wanted to do something with the flowers... 
I saw Christine had a post about them last year, so I emailed her for a little advice/help...
 Thia morning I turned this tray into four lovely smelling bunches
ready for hanging to dry out... I also got a bowl of dried heads as well.
 Thank you Christine for your help...
I just took this photo of the sewing room wall and thought I would share...