Monday, December 28, 2009

Reading 2010!!!

I have been reading some great "reading blogs" of late and they have me inspired.
I think I'm going to aim for 50 books in 2010. But I'm also going to aim to reread some of my favourite books again so about every 5Th book. A few titles that come to mind for a reread are
*The harp in the South * Looking for Allibrandi and * The Pact.
I have hundreds of books here that i loved so shouldn't have any problems . I also might challenge myself to read a few classics in there somewhere , but i will see how i go.

Sienna's 9th Birthday

Well way back on the 20th of December , my big girl turned 9. We had an awesome sleepover the night before with some lovely friends. My girl is very crafty and got plenty of crafty stuff and lots of Beados which she loves :).

Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday Lily Margaret!!!!

Wow how quick the past 4 years have gone, you have grown into a gorgeous spirited little girl. You have more determination than any child i know, i hope you never lose it. Love you Baby Girl!!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

I started this book yesterday afternoon and will finish it later today. I havent been drawn in to a book like this for what seems like ages. It really has made me think a lot about WW11, i must have slept through most of modern history at school because i dont remember learning all that much.
On the front cover it says " When was the last time you read a book that made you feel really good?" It is so true, i highly reccommend this lovely lovely book.

More Birthday Goodness !!!

Way back in May just before Mothers Day there was so many books that i had seen that i wanted to buy...... Instead of me buying them my mum layby'ed them for my birthday arent i lucky. So 6 books from mum and Lawrence, 2 from DH and 1 from Robyn my MIL and i think im set to go.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Next 4 RR Blocks

Here are my next 4 blocks, which have all been sent back to Kirsty. I cant wait to get all the blocks back, its getting exciting now we are near the end :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Lucky Birthday :)

This is what DH got for my birthday yay!!!! I cant for my first months parcel arrives. Some of the Blocks look a little complicated but hopefully i can muddle through.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Birthday Season


Let the birthday season begin.....this month we have Bailey, Lily and my birthday. December 20th we have Sienna then Christmas then Noah on 2nd Jan.
We did a real good job planning when to have babies didnt we. I often wonder what its like to have a winter baby..... unfortunately i will never find out :(
So my first baby will be 10 on wednesday. I nearly cant believe its been a whole TEN years since i became a mother, but it has been fun:)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

1 Down 99 to go

Woohoo i have finally made a complete pie for my Pies and tarts BOM. It is a very time consuming project but have spent many hours in front of the tv making pie pieces and tiny tart pieces. So now i have 99 pies, 81 tarts, 36 1/2 tarts and 4 1/4 tarts to go. If only i could find a way to read and sew at the same time lol.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Break out!!!!

I just finished reading Breakout- How i escaped the Exclusive Brethren by David Tchappat. It was such an interesting book. I am always interested as to different customs and beliefs in different religions, but especially the brethren as we live next door to one of there churches ( not sure if they call them churches????)

The author really has done so well after leaving his family and life at aged 19 to pretty much start again out in a world that he had been kept away from his whole life.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hard day playing Playdoh

Lily loves to play play-doh but she was just too tired on Sunday afternoon. It would be great if she didn't have a day sleep anymore but she obviously still needs it . Next year she will go to pre-school two full days , they still have a rest there in the afternoon but gee she going to be one tired little girl at 3pm.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Reading October 09

I have a huge amount of books in my to be read pile and i happen to know that I'm getting 6 more for my birthday from my mummy and stepfather and probably a couple from my hubby.
So today i go to the library and get a couple more books lol....
I'm going to try and read 5 a month.......
Octobers books are

*Mao's Last Dancer - Li Cunxin
*We Don't Live Here Anymore- Matt Nable (Library)-Finished 13/10
*The 19Th Wife- David Ebershoff(Library)
*The Valley- Di Morrissey
* Stolen Innocence- Elissa Wall
Sorry about the bad photo my camera doesnt want to play today.

Her Mothers Thighs- Dara Chadwick

This book is really helpful, with a daughter aged nearly 9 I really want her to be comfortable and happy in her own skin. I realise that she may not be,I'm sure there will be issues. Its a little scary to think i have children old enough to be pre-pubescent.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Family Gathering - Block 2

Felicitys flowers is the second block in this quilt. Im very slow at this quilt but an liking it :)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Build a bear

While we were on holidays on the Gold Coast we took the kids to Build-A-Bear workshop store. The kids had a ball choosing a bear , stuffing it and then picking clothes for it. It turned out to be a very expensive trip lol. We HAD to buy clothes , shoes, pjs, underwear & mobile phones for each bear. You could buy just about anything for them. They are just so cute though and are carried around all the time so worth every cent.

Wool Technique Class

Yesterday i took a wool technique class at The Home Patch. We worked with woven felted wool and its just lovely. I m off to buy some more beads to finish it off today, I'm planning on it becoming a pin cushion. I think i will try and make a couple more and make them into glasses cases for Christmas presents . Michelle (our teacher) warned us that it could become addictive and she sure is right.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Bargain patterns

I read on somebody's blog that Bella and Vintage were having a sale:) So i brought these patterns for a bargain price of $4.50 each. I was so impressed with the little thank you card i received too.... cant wait to start making some bags!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Surfers Paradise 2009

Oh what a wonderful holiday we have had, the Gold Coast certainly has a lot to offer families. We went to Dreamworld, Sea World and Australia Zoo. I think sea world was definitely the favourite. The kids all got a bear from Build a bear workshop , a great shop . We spent a small fortune there making and dressing bears...So Cute. We went to the footy and watched Tigers v Titans, loved the atmosphere at footy games. Skilled Park is a great venue and titans have a great crowd.
Spent plenty of time at the beach and swimming pool at our resort we stayed at Crown Towers, its an awesome spot . One block to the beach, a couple of blocks to Cavill Avenue right in the heart. We have all enjoyed sitting on our veranda and watching the Bungee Jumping across the road.
So today we make our last week along the beach and last swim in the pool then we make the bittersweet drive back to home. But we will be back ........

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Coopers Shaggy Quilt

I stayed up late on Friday Night to get this quilt finished before we go on holidays :) i was even still snipping the edges at his birthday party. The material is winter parade and such nice "boy" colours

Baileys Quilt!!!!

Much to Baileys delight i recently finished his d9p ( disappearing nine patch). It is my first real big quilt and definitely my first binding. I'm pretty happy with it. It started out as a single bed quilt but he now has a queen size bed so its now a throw on his bed.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Twilight / New Moon

When i first heard about these books i wasn't interested at all... Vampires are definitely not my thing. But i gave in and brought "Twilight" and actually liked it. It will never be one that was on top of my list but definitely enjoyable. Now i am reading "New Moon" and i think i like it more than "Twilight" so far. They do take me back to my high school days !!!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Dresden Plate and Pie and Tarts quilt!!!

So i decided that i would make my Dresden plate into a cushion cover so here it is attached to the background fabric and with the papers removed.

I really love English paper piecing its so relaxing , i love it so much that i have signed up to the pies and tarts block of the month. I'm sure it will take me a long long time. The pictures show the pie and tart pieces i have already made ( not many lol) i chose "Retro" fabric and some of them are so pretty. Maybe next time i post i can them actually sewn together as pies.

Round Robin

Here are sneak peaks at the latest 2 round robin blocks... such lovely fabrics. Unfortunately the last block i had sent back got lost in the mail and i hadn't taken a photo. So this month i made sure i took pics and am now going to send anything registered