Sunday, December 14, 2014

Gossip ....

Now holidays are near and I'm starting to get a little sewing time I finished off Block A of my Gossip in the Garden .....
I love love love working with French General fabrics they are just so pretty !!!

Am off to clean my house and hopefully have a lazy Sunday arvo sewing .... Fingers crossed 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Birthday Fat Quarter Swap

Look at this beautiful pile of reds I got for my birthday from some lovely blogger/ sewing ladies :))) 
I feel so blessed and love every piece of fabric so much !!!
Thank you all so much and my apologies that it's taken me nearly a month to post and too say thank you .....

Monday, June 23, 2014

My babies

I have been blogging much lately mostly due to studying full time and running a household with seven kids .
I miss it a lot and am going to try and make it a priority at least once a week .
This photo was our back to school first day picture this year... Aren't I lucky !!!!!
I hope everyone in blog world is good and going to try catch up on all your posts too.... I need some sewing inspiration !!!

A Gardeners Journal

I started this a million years ago as part of one of Chookys Stitch A Longs .
It has since sat in it's little tub waiting for me to finish just  4 stitcheries .... 
Seems ridiculous to me now that I didn't finish it way back then .
So today Deb and I are sewing and I'm determined to get this one done over the school holidays ... Fingers Crossed :))

Friday, January 17, 2014

Project Life 2014

Here is my cover page and first layout of Project life..... sorry about the blurry photos that was accidental but actually serves the purpose of not identifying some children :)

I think im really going to enjoy this project , I already love taking more photos, spending time sorting through photos , editing them and resizing.

I have been using the free version of Picmonkey which is super easy to use.... I watched Monica Bradfords video here which is super helpful :))

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Noah Lawrence

We celebrated Noahs 10th birthday last week ... Happy Birthday !!!!
He was excited to receive a new bike, a fishing rod and a 2ds and an extra special surprise of tickets to go Circus Oz in Sydney ( more on circus oz in another post )

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Another crafty hobby ....

I have started another craft ...
Just to do in my spare time , at least once a week .
I have been collecting "Project Life " goodies for the last few months so I good start in 2014 ...
The bits and bobs for project life are so gorgeous and hard to resist too ... But like all good crafting it's good too have a stash :))
I have never been a scrapbooker and this looked like a great way to document our lives :)

Friday, January 3, 2014

A start....

I have made a start on my reading challenge with my first reread- Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult . I was trying to work out when I read it the first time and my guess is about 11 years ago .
11 years ago I only had 2 kids who were 3 and 2 and I had lots more time to read :)) 
Now hubby and I have expanded to  7 babies and 4 fur babies my reading time may be less but my heart is fuller ( not full though... always room for more )
Note that my copy is very well loved I lent all my Jodi Picoult books out lots as too hate the love .

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 Reading

  • 22.Promise-Tony Cavanaugh
  • 21.Is it Just me- Chrissie Swan
  • 20.Dead Heat-Kathleen Brooks
  • 19.Risky Shot-Kathleen Brooks
  • 18. Will you Love me- Cathy Glass
  • 17.No Place Like Home- Caroline Overington
  • 16.The First Lie- Diane Chamberlain
  • 15.Sinister Intent- Karen M Davis
  • 14.Ripples on a pond-Joy Dettman
  • 13. Currawong Creek- Jennifer Scoullar
  • 12.The Twelve tribes of Hattie- Ayana Mathis
  • 11.Laid Bare -Jesse Fink
  • 10.D is for Deadbeat- Sue Grafton
  • 9.Please Dont Take my Baby-Cathy Glass
  • 8.Fifty Bales of Hay- Rachel Treasure
  • 7.Into My Arms-Kylie Ladd
  • 6.Losing February-Susanna Freymark
  • 5.Web of Deceit - Katherine Howell
  • 4.Lone Wolf- Jodi Picoult
  • 3.Out of the Blue- Joanna Fincham
  • 2.Bluegrass State of Mind- Kathleen Brooks
  • 1. Damaged- Cathy Glass

  • I'm a little disappointed that I only read 22 books this year but also wonder when I got time to read 22 whole books :)) 

    19 of these books were on my Kindle which surprises me as I questioned the need for a Kindle because I didn't think I would like it as much as a real book. I do like it , its light to hold and its so easy to keep buying books for it .

    I don't usually set myself many challenges in the reading department but for 2014 I'm going too..... My goals are to read at least 30 books - 10 of which need to be real hard copies . Also would like to read at least 3 books that I have read previously and loved :)))
    Hopefully they are achievable and hell if their not I will have fun trying !!!!

    Friday, December 27, 2013

    Xmas over for another year

    Another Xmas done and dusted the next will be here before we know it .....
    I finished Charli's quilt just in time to wrap it up on Chrissy morning ... She loved it :)))

    Now 5 weeks of relaxation till we all have to go back to school..... My plan is get some sewing done , read a few books that I have on my Kindle , entertain darling children and complete the two subjects I'm studying externally( sucker for punishment !!) 

    I hope everyone had a lovely Xmas and I wish all my bloggy friends the most amazing 2014 !!!

    Monday, November 18, 2013

    New babies !!!!

    Bathurst's local duck park "Machattie Park" is now home to 3 tiny Cygnets .... 

    These baby swans are just so cute and fluffy . We went for a little look yesterday and everyone fell in love .

    Sunday, November 17, 2013

    Sunday again....

    Just a bit of teeny tiny Sunday sewing...
    I couldn't resist making Thimbleblossoms Mini Quilt Raincheck ... It is just so cute !!!

    Fabric is April Showers by Bonnie and Camille which I'm in love with too....

    Monday, November 11, 2013

    Bathurst Bloggers Meet 2013

    On Friday and Saturday I had the pleasure of enjoying a sewing night /day with lots of lovely ladies :))

             I got to have some downtime with Peg and Dale outside Home Patch

    We had some dinks, nibblies and pizza at Julias on Friday night and it was just so relaxing and lovely . Thanks Julia for opening your house for all us rowdy sewers .
    Saturday we started bright and early at Fabric and Trim followed by a trip to the Home Patch . I managed to add to my stash at both shops with some lovely fabric and wool.
    Next we went down to the Crago Mill for a yummy lunch what a treasure trove that turned out too be , such lovely antiques . Will defiantly be saving some dollars and going back :)
    Thanks for a lovely weekend Bloggers and Sewers
    Thanks for the pictures that i borrowed Janice and Peg and a big thanks to Miss Chookyblue for organising this great event .Cant wait for next year!!!!!

    Just Gorgeous

    Sandy gave me this card for my birthday ... It is the most prettiest card .

    It's very inspirational too one day ( in the next 10 years ) I plan on trying to make a quilt just like it probably paper pieces ;)

    So for now I will just collect colourful scraps and stash them away !!'

    Saturday, November 9, 2013

    Birthday love !!!

    Look at the gorgeous fabrics I received from our birthday fat quarter shop :)) 
    Such beautiful fabrics am feeling very lucky this week .... Thankyou lovely ladies x

    Sunday, October 13, 2013

    Happy Bathurst Day

    Today will be spent watching Mount Panorama on the tv and sewing the rest of Charli Mia's quilt top together ....
    Here she is with the first 6 rows ... 6 more to go :)
    Go Holden's !!!

    Thursday, October 3, 2013

    Slowly slowly

    A few more blocks for my nieces Gypsy Girl quilt... I am so in love with this fabric .
    I have been sitting here thinking what I'm going to make with the leftovers .....

    Monday, September 23, 2013

    Book Club

    I have joined in a BookClub over at Sweet Little Pretties

    This months book has just been announced so head on over and join in the fun

    Friday, September 13, 2013

    Shopping !!!

    On a quick trip to Spotlight today I found this little cutie ....

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

    Sewing Space

    YAY I have a sewing space again .... We have moved a few things around brought a baby gate and moved my fabric , kits and WIPS into their new home 
    The top photo is my precuts , block of the months and kits ( in the pink boxes ) 
    The bottom photo is my WIPs and my collection of Project Life stuff which I'm going to start next year.
    There is also lots more fabric that I sorted and folded and put away last night .... I really don't need to buy any more fabric or kits for a very long time .
    I must say it has left me feeling really inspired and can't wait to start sewing !!!