Sunday, May 24, 2015

My Gardeners Journal ....

Finally after many years I finished this baby off ... I'm super pleased !!! 
My mummy is now the proud owner after gifting it too her for Mothers Day .

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Crazy Busy ....

My poor little blog gets so neglected during school weeks .... 
I have been flat out with Uni and finding the motivation to study , driving all over the countryside for work , kids sport etc etc ....

My new Clematis plant that looked almost dead when I brought it home from the nursery ... Was so excited to see that gorgeous pink flower bloom !!!

Miss Lily got new glasses just like her mama...

My great auntie Pat turned 90 ... Here she is with my beloved Nanna Margaret who we have always affectionately called "Big Nan" all our lives .Aunt lived next door to us when we were growing up and is just like our Grandma too !!!

Just a snippet for memories sake ...
Have a lovely weekend I'm off too work ...

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Sewing

Since its a very rainy Easter Saturday we are having lots of home time which means lots of sewing for me .

Have been preparing my April blocks for Stitch-a-long 

And sewing the rows of Noah's new quilt together 

Happy Easter to everyone out in Blogland !!!

Sunday, February 8, 2015


January blocks ( Ziggy Stardust) are all done and that brings me to the finish of the Aussie modern instabee.... It has been fun :)) 

Back to School

Not the best photo of everyone the sun was too bright and we had zero time :))
We will try for a better one on Monday ...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Stitch-a-long 2015

Have started part 1 of this years Stitch a Long .... I'm determined too keep up with this one :))

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Stitch a long

Here is my cute little January Stitchery complete and made into a wall hanging ready for next Xmas . 
A gorgeous free pattern from Anni Downs ... Thanks Anni !!!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Super Productive Day

Caught up on my Modern Instabee Blocks only have January's to go ...

Pieced the last two blocks of Gardeners Journal and sewed them together ... Now have a quilt top . Upon searching tonight I found the backing fabric for it so will hopefully sandwich and quilt it over the next couple of weeks ...

Now I have a sad and empty drawer best be filling it up soon ;)

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Middle Babies

Noah and Sienna have spent a few days away with Nan and Uncle and cousins visiting my Hubby's hometown of Trangie.
Gee I have missed them a lot ... Lucky they are home today ;)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Playroom makeover

I decided to try and condense all the toys into one play area ... So far so good .
After gaining inspiration from a couple of other Friends who have gorgeous spaces   I had a plan .... 

So that's the first half ... I still have to buy a couple more pieces of furniture and some more colourful bits and pieces but I'm nearly there .... The kids love it already !!!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Garden 2015

Our Vege garden is going so well this year ... I love when it looks so lush and green!!
The lemon tree is planted and mulched I hope it survives better than the last one !!!
As I was going down the back stairs Bentley my blue heeler was barking madly at Mr Kangaroo who was just standing there staring ... Haven't been many Roos around as they've started clearing way over in the paddock for a new sub division ... You can just see the trucks and diggers in the lemon tree photo . It's all a bit sad really , I will miss our rural outlook when it's gone . 


Noah pulled out his photo album today ... Check out these cute kids !!!! Feels like a lifetime ago sometimes and only yesterday at other times .... In reality about 11 years ago . 
I love modern technology I just took a photo with my iPhone of the original picture and edited it ... Might try and get all the old photos saved this way ... Mammoth job !!!! I do like too take photos !!!

Word Pack

I found a great new app "word pack" and have had so much fun playing around with it ... It's just so cool !!!

Drip drip drip

It's been raining here all night .... I love the sound and smell of it .
We just went and looked at Masters and came home with a new lemon tree and a new lemonscent pine ... It's great to be in a plant nursery in the rain all the plants look lovely and healthy .

Friday, January 9, 2015

Baa baa

I felt like a bit appliqué tonight so I pulled out my "Farmyard Quilt " and made myself some cute little sheep 

On the Catch Up ....

A couple more blocks for my #Aussiemoderninstabee over on Instagram also have cut out the remaining blocks to see together today 
I'm so close to finishing the last stitchery and then too piece together the last block .... Go Me !!!

Feels good to catch up on what I'm behind on ... Got a few more ancient WIPs I'd like to get out of the way in these holidays .... 
My WIP drawers storage unit thingy is full to the brim ... Be good to see some empty drawers !!!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

2015 Plan

So im working on being more productive this year... I will be studying Full time again in the hope too finish my degree in 18 months -2 years.
My goals are ;
  • Read for enjoyment
  • Blog at least once a week- remember to blog more family stuff
  • Have designated sewing times/ nights and hopefully a Sewing day a week
  • Watch all the boxsets I have brought but not got around to watching
  • Complete all Uni work ahead of time
  • Lots of family time doing fun things with the children
  • Staying Organised in the home - meal planning, cleaning schedule
So seems easy right... Haha. My main enemy in achieving all this is my phone where I spend too much time on Facebook, Instagram, Reading Blogs, Candy Crush, Hay Day etc etc. So I need to learn to put the phone up and break the addiction :)))
Before any of this happens I have a couple of pressing things I need to finish ASAP-
  • A gardeners Journal
  • 3 blocks for partners in Aussie Modern Instabee over on Instagram
Heres a few photos of the family from late 2014 lots of fun times with grandmothers and cousins !!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Stitch-A-Long 2015

After not being apart of Stitch a Long for the past few years I have decided to join in again cause I have missed it so much .
This year we are making Anni Downs from Hatched and Patched new design A Natures Journey

Now I just have to decide whether I am going to make it with my stash or go with Block of the Month in Annis gorgeous fabric choices .
If you too check out the blog it is here

Reading 2014

Reading 2014

  • 20.Growing up Duggar- Duggar family (book)
  • 19. Girl 43- Maree Giles
  • 18.Fatal Impact- Kathryn Fox
  • 17. After the Fall- Kylie Ladd
  • 16.Swimming in the Dark-Paddy Richardson( book)
  • 15.Tempting Fate - Jane Green (kindle)
  • 14. Tiddas- Anita Heiss
  • 13. Being Jade- Kate Belle (Kindle)
  • 12.Snake Bite- Christie Thompson (Kindle)
  • 11.Buying Thyme- TJ Hamilton(Kindle)
  • 10. The Old School - P M Newton ( kindle)
  • 9.Lies you wanted to hear - James Whitfield Thomson
  • 8.A Christmas Gift -Monica McInerney(kindle)
  • 7.Hate is such a strong word - Sarah Ayoub ( kindle)
  • 6. Deserving Death - Katherine Howell(kindle)
  • 5.Foster Parenting A Personal Journey-Francine Hardaway (kindle)
  • 4.Hades-Candice Fox (iBook)
  • 3.The heaven I swallowed- Rachel Hennessy (book)
  • 2.The Darkness Gathers - Lisa Unger(book)
  • 1.Salem Falls - Jodi Picoult (reread - book)
Well I didn't get near as many books read as I would have liked too :)) So this year I am going to work harder on my reading goals and try to get at least 30 read .
I have so many books on my shelf waiting to be read and so many on my Kindle and Ibook app .... I just keep buying them when I see them :))

Monday, December 29, 2014

Gardeners Journal Challenge

So I should have had this finished many years ago but you know how it goes ... Life gets in the way , you lose interest , you start something new and exciting :))

So this is all I have left to do and some piecing which with a bit of pushing .... Oh I mean encouragement from Miss Chooky I am trying to finish by the end of the year !!!! So I am madly stitching for the next 3 days !!!