Monday, March 07, 2016

Nearly Crying...

OH My Gawd... 
just tried to get into my blog and it was coming up as someone totally different, 
wouldn't even let me sign in???????????
But I put my big girl blouse on, didn't cry and tried again and again...
with success /o\ /o\/o\
BUT....
that wasn't what I was going to post about...
I have been off the radar for the past 10 days as we had a Grandie in hospital
 and I had a Grandie here to look after...
The baby, 8 month old Lawson, had cellulitis in his right hand, 
was blown up like a rubber glove... 
so he spent 3 days in PMH on an intravenous drip with Mum by his side... 
Dad had just flown out that morning to the oil rig for work...
There was no cut or scratch or bite to tell 3 doctors why it happened and they were very reluctant to start cutting.... 
but he is all well now and had an extra seven day course of antibiotics...
Mum and the two boys went home today and our home is so very quiet ;( :(
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Before the break in transmission I had been working on the applique pieces

today I did some of the hand stitching on the faces
I need to buy some green cotton to applique the leaves... 
I don't have anything that is suitable at all...
next I will need to start on the other half of the quilt top...
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I haven't done one stitch or cutting out of the The Splendid Sampler...
I have been printing out the patterns though... now that life is back to normal I can get a bit of sewing done.............

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Let The Applique Begin....

I have finished tracing, cutting, ironing, cutting and sticking...
 now to the appliqueing... I am satin stitching them all.
Which will take awhile hahaha
loved this hahahaha

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

A little Of This....

Earlier in January I needed to finish off a birthday present...
Two huge Swoon cushions... with pebble quilting...
 I've signed up for this... 100 blocks!!!!! 
they are only 6.5 x 6.5 and 2 a week...
 fingers crossed I keep up heehee
these are some of the fabrics I have chosen 
and 
I will be mixing them up with my stash... of course!
 at the moment I am working on this pattern for my my grandie Judd
he is about to go into a bigger bed
I was hiding inside today... the temp got to 44!!!
I checked the veggie patch out this evening and it is struggling big time,
tomorrow is meant to be 43 so it will be hotter probably!!!!!!

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Christmas 2015 and a bit of water...

Seeing we had two newbies to the family,
 they needed Christmas stockings to be made for them...
 This Yaya had to get her "finger out" and into action!
 All lined up and ready for Santa... 
Hubby thinks we could add at least ten more stocking to the fire place!!!
 Much thanks to Fiona for sharing her stocking pattern with me
mmwah
 We have Santa come and visit in the morning to hand out the stockings to the little fellas...
Uncle Liam helping our little man 
(he loved Santa, think he recognised the voice)
 Our Big Boy so impressed that Santa came to Yaya's house "he very busy"...
hi 5's for Santa (had no idea who it was)
Juddy Butt wouldn't have a barr of Santa... 
you can keep that Big Red Fella right away from me heehee
Santa even dropped the beard... that made it worse "you ate my Chuck"
 We think this ''first time Christmas Mum" went a little crazy
hahahahaha
A new bike...
A couple of weeks ago we had a storm fall just over the area we live in... the local
town got 3 mls of rain all day we had 50+ mls and most of that fell in just under an hour...
not sure exactly how much rain as the gauges overflowed!
 this is behind my house
 nice little creek has formed here but down the back.......
a river...
Apparently this hasn't happened before...
 we need a truck and bobcat to get rid of all the rubbish and one fence on the South side needs replacing as it is buried... I did get a temporary fence up in the dark with some help...
 Hubby aka The Boarder was away...
Do you like the temperature's I am going to have for the next week?
Just like living back in the bush...

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Yep I am Back...

Yes I am back... but I have been here watching you all too... 
not leaving any comment though... 
had a bit of turbulence in my life that I needed to sort and get my head around... all good now...
I have a bit to show as I haven't been slack (maybe a little)
 this quilt was finally finished and delivered for our family friends little fellas 1st birthday
 even had some tags made ''MamaYaya"
 the citrus trees smelt AWESOME 
 while in flower... nothing like an orange blossom

 the roses had been beautiful
 all three Daniel Morcombe bushes have had flowers


 the Fairies now live in my garden
 the Summer veggie garden has been very prolific 
 tomatoes and cucumbers coming out our ears
 even an abundance of zucchinis... so pickles were made
 the rock melons have now started
 I now have about 40 bottles of tomato sauce in the pantry cupboard
 we have about 5 little apples growing... there were more but the birds like them 
and they now have netting over them... fingers crossed we get at least one to taste.
have been spending time with these three munchkins
 Jensen is now 2 1/2 and quite the dancer
 Judd turned one a couple of days ago... he keeps us all on our toes
Lawson has grown so much and is now attempting to crawl
stay tuned for another photo overload tomorrow...