Sunday, 10 December 2017

two weeks to go

This is the contents of my handbag:

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Coincidentally, it is also the state of my brain.

But while I have all my balls in the air right now, I’m juggling very well and feeling on top of life.  Just don’t have time to sew, which is a real bugger.  But soon!

We do have a tree!

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So much kerfuffle this year in trying to get the stand to hold her up.  The one we had was handmade, and the trunk on this beauty wasn’t going to fit by hook or by crook.  Eventually, the very lovely people at the Christmas Farm gave us theirs to use, and she’s up and about.

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With most of her gladrags on (there is room for so much more but the girls got bored and perhaps so did I).

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And now with her bling and some lights.  All is well in the world, the tree is done!

I hope you are enjoying this time – I’m not sure if I can pop in before the New Year, so I might say my Merry Christmas’ now and with luck, I’ll be back as soon as I can in the New Year to document my very productive 2018. 

We shall see!

Love to all!

Monday, 4 December 2017

Dyeing to show you

Or is that dying to show you? 

My girls (one of them, at least) needs a disco costume for her school concert.  She found this picture:

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And after much consultation and negotiation, and design input, we have come up with this:

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Trust me, it is a dress.  I’m not going to show you her in it, I’m not into showing the kids online if I can help it.  It was a white men’s teeshirt before we died it.  With a little help from the Dyeing Queen (Nanna) this is what they ended up with.  I think it’s amazing!

And because we had so much dye left over, we had a shot at another teeshirt, just for fun.

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And my other daughter also had a go:

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It’s amazing how different they all are – they both followed Nanna’s directions to the letter.  I think they look amazing! 

Saturday, 2 December 2017


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It’s that time of year again, when life is turning to thoughts of Christmas and life’s speed goes up a notch.  I’ve got to tell you, I’m struggling to find time to blog at the moment, much as I want to. 

I hope next year to be a more consistent blogger, it’s an important part of my life and I miss it when I don’t do it.  I hate coming in here and telling you busy busy blah blah blah over and over again, it’s just boring to read!

But for now, I’m just going to hope I can share with you as much as I can, and if that means it’s not till next year then I’m just going to have to suck that up and get on with it.  I do have a lot of saved blog posts, perhaps I’ll share them and clear them out of that particular folder– you might find them interesting, I don’t know.

I leave you now with another panorama shot that clever clogs (aka no. 1 daughter) caught the other night.  She has the gift, I think.

See you soon.

Monday, 13 November 2017

A quick update

Hi lovely readers, just popping in quickly to say hello, life is busy busy but I’m no different to anyone else, am I?

It’s FREAKING hot today after a relatively cool start to the season change, we are still two weeks away from the official start of summer but the cover is off the pool already and two little girls have been using it a large amount already!  I have yet to bare my bikini yet (ha!) but you’ll all be pleased to know I did go for an early morning walk this morning and I have vowed to give up alcohol …. during the week.  (Relax, I’m nowhere near ready to give it up entirely!).  I was very clever a few years ago and lost a good chunk of weight and whilst I’m not back where I was when I was heavy (refuse to say the F word, it’s banned in our house) it’s been slipping back on all too easily.  I have it on good authority that I’ll be getting a fitbit for my birthday (I brought it for myself and wrapped it so it’ll be a BIG surprise when the girls give it to me!) so hopefully I can turn things around again.   I’m not blessed with will power so I hope this time sticks a bit.

But you’re not hear for fitness talk, you’re here for quilts, aren’t you?  I don’t have much to show you today but I did manage to prep and stitch two more Lucy blocks:

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I need to get the other ones out and see what colours I need to do to make a balanced quilt.  I seem to go for blue, I don’t mean to but it’s turning that way.

Hope you’re all fit and well, and I shall pop in again soon!

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Rose Festival 2017

One of my other hats is being involved with our annual Rose Festival, which is held every year in October.  I’m not involved as such, but turn up to help out when needed.  I was helping the ladies set up and let my eldest daughter go nuts with my iphone.  Enjoy!

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I think the event was successful, it was a few weeks ago but everyone that passed through seemed to think it was well done.

I’ve been in my sewing room today, so I will have some sewing for you soon!  Yay!

Monday, 30 October 2017

Quilt Show 2017

Hi lovely readers,

As promised, please have a look at our local quilt show that was held over the weekend.  My photos are all from my camera, and I think it performed well!

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How fabulous is the car?  Many hours of hard work in that.  Most of the blocks are orphan blocks left at the clubrooms, so it was really nice to get them into something useful!

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I’m having a real crisis of faith at the moment with my quilting.  I really don’t know what the problem is – I feel very much like my work just doesn’t cut it.  I wonder if it’s because of being too busy, too many irons in the fire, you know the drill.  Maybe I need to slow down with my projects, but my brain is telling me to get stuff moving, moving, moving!

Anyway.  Hope you enjoyed our quilt show, I did manage to get most of the quilts photographed, though some slipped through, I realise now. 

Hopefully you’ve had an excellent weekend.  See you soon!