Sunday, October 04, 2015

Friday Night With Friends...

This was my achievement with FNWF
I decided to make a cushion out of my Swoon pattern
to see how it would look...
 bit of cutting out to be done
 my end result and off to bed...
 On Saturday while The Boarder watched the AFL match I sewed...
I used some orange thread and machine stitched 1/4 on both sides of the seams..
turned out ok I think and makes my lounge chair a little brighter...
Thanks Cheryll for the night.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Planning...

On doing this tonight... now that I am going to be home
sew if your not busy head over here to sign up or just see what the others get up to....

Big Arse Shed...


Yep its happening... The Boarders long awaited shed is happening... 
a little money saving, then a little battle with the Shire and woohoo

 it is huge inside
 today is floor pouring day
I have been a little house bound this week...
but I think someone will be doing a little happy dance when he gets home...
Little Judd had a photo shoot this week
 beautiful porcelain skin and big blue eyes...
 weeny man Lawson was having a chat with me
and I though lets record it.... well listen to him!
video


Sunday, September 13, 2015

Guilty...

Are you guilty of this?
 Yes there is a chair under there! A chair that came with us from the station that was my FIL's that he had a "Grandad Nap" in every afternoon... so I claimed it for my sewing room...
 so that I could sit in it and stitch or crochet under my ''quilter lamp".............
wellllllll I can actually say that has never ever happened in 2 years!!!
so a little action was needed...
DD1 bought me some gorgeous fabrics when she went to Bali about 5 or so years ago... 
last year I washed and ironed them to make some pants and...... that's were it stopped... 
but during the week I made..........
 two pairs of comfy pants and sewed some of the other fabrics into sarongs........
 DD2 purchased some fabric's from Spoonflower for wraps for her new baby... well Lawson is 13 weeks old tomorrow... I have backed them with flannel and putt a binding around them... they are so soft and will have a 101 uses... lucky Lawson is still little and the weather is still cool...
 another piece was made into a large cradle sheet...
 fresh from the garden...
 home alone Friday night... mini pedi... and a change of colour... Aubergine...
 yesterdays cuddles with this Big Man
 still guilty but looking a little less piled high.... 
wink wink wink

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Spring Has Sprung...

The garden around Lower Wondinong is starting to look quite pretty...
I have had these Iris bulbs in a big pot for many years
but this is the first year they have looked so spectacular...
must be the change of climate as they were huge.
 the Flowering Plum or Peach tree is just as gorgeous as last year.
 the veggie patch is better this year... we are learning what grows better and when
and we added more soil and loads more sheep poo when the boarder can bring it home...
 some of the ranunculi' from last year have popped up

the rose bushes are getting leaves and a few tiny buds
 the Marguerite daisies don't seem to be doing so well... so they have been pulled up and I have been replacing them with some Osteospermum
 I spied this white Iris in the garden yesterday...
 and speaking of spring... 
the cubby needs a spring clean on the outside, my job tomorrow...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

They Grow So Fast...


Yes blink and you miss it...
 our weeny man has grown so much
and is doing most of his mile stones
 these two photo's are professional ones
so cute
 our big man just loves helping
and
doing it by himself... (we get a few ''no's'')
 our little man
 who still not to sure about this sleep thing he is meant to do!!
 Sara had some clothes made with their names printed on them...
so Sara Lauren and Yaya attempted a photo shoot hahaha
 I love my baby cousin and I just want to touch him all the time!
 swap sides
 and
I love my big cousin and just want to touch him too!
 no matter how hard you try,
 you just never get a good one of them all at the same time!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Yummy...

We are so lucky to be living in the Chittering Valley where there is a constant supply of seasonal fruit... At the moment there are oranges and mandarines available everywhere in either
 roadside stalls or market days...
We are also very lucky to live not far from the Berry Farm also.. 
strawberries are in abundance there at the moment
 1kg punnets $5 each
so for the first time I made strawberry jam...
 it turned out not to badly  
and 
is very friggin yummy on my morning toast...
oh and not to badly with scones and cream........
ohohohoh looky what we got for ours birthdays from our AWESOME kids...
a little bit excited
 and
we bought these ones
Are we turning into groupies???

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Little Of This...


A Little Of That...
On our block we have quite a few different trees and bushes, 
mostly native, we didn't plant them the previous owner did.
Some of the flowers are just so pretty,...
When I walk the dogs around the boundary I generally take my phone (just in case these silly leg decide not to play... don't want to be stuck down the back in the dark) I like to take photos of the bushes and trees if the are flowering...
 not quite focused but you can see their loveliness
 the wind doesn't help either
 the school down the road has a market day once a month, its with in walking distance so we mostly go and have a wonder around if we are home... they have all sorts of things there, we like to check the books out and buy local produce...
this time there was a a stall with ''old stuff'' and I came across these little treasures!
 not sure what I will do with them yet...
 plenty of ideas and I see some girls around blogland use them in various projects...
and 
here is my runner as promised all pressed and on the dining table
 Thank you once again Peg...
and
look at these beauties
aren't they just glorious?
They are from my daughter for looking after her and helping out these past few weeks...
she is a sweetheart and really didn't have to....... but I do like getting flowers!