Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A day at the Prom

A warm day here Lorraine has been sick of staying at home looking at four walls so we decided to go and see the family camping at Wilsons Promontory National park about a 40 minute drive away
Now Iam not a beach lover being more than happy to stay at home with the air con but do like to see the grandkids when I can So off we went
Hubby went snorkelling with Brendan
Lorraine had a lovely time in the water so it was well worth taking her
I walked on the beach and got sunburnt legs I am always careful not to burn to much My skin is very fair
The girls and the grandkids inherited Hubbys lovely olive complextion and tan easily
SIL and myself only got wet up to our ankles
He is fair skinned also
I guess it wasn't to bad a way to spend a summers day

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Monday, December 28, 2009

CD Holder and last of Advent gifts

Well Christmas has come and gone for another year
I hope you all had a Happy and enjoyable time
Ours was ok
Fourteen for lunch, but they all brought their own so no stress there
Lorraine was unwell so poor girl spent much of the day resting
I made Hubby a car CD holder for his car
Remember he is a farmer so I thought the fabric very suitable He was pleased with it ,but is worried the CD's will fall out
He's gone in the car now so will know when he returns, if it works

Here are my last Advent gifts Scrapbooking papers, material and cocoa Who could wish for more
And lastly my lovely Christmas day gift
A canvas to hang on the wall depicting "Family"
Thank you Stacie for all my lovely gifts
This has been a fun swap
Now I,m off to get some weeding done The weeds are taller than me

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Thursday, December 24, 2009


Best wishes for a very happy and Peaceful Christmas to all the wonderful people I have met in Blogland
I would also like to thank you all for your kindness in the past year It has been a very stressfull year for my family and your support has helped

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Snikerdoodle christmas swap gift
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I sent her an origami christmas tree which I forgot to photograph Iam making another so will put a photo up when its done
Its going to be hot here today so I will sit with Lorraine with her air con going and do some hand stitching
I have been loving all the beautifully christmas decorated blogs I see as I hop around Blogland
I will have to learn to do that

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


My friend Sue came the other night with these cute Santa felt serviette holders for the Christmas table

She only made me two because she was sure I would want to make some myself

So simple but so effective

It is warming up here ,but not too too hot yet Thank Goodness

I have been spending a lot of time at Lorraine's while Jim is at work

She is still so tired and lethargic

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

More Advent Gifts and MORE sewing Wow

I made a quick and easy table runner this week
It made me feel better that I have actually made the effort to do something on the sewing front
Am also feeling a bit more excited about Christmas Yesterday I had some retail therapy and actually got some christmas presents
My advent gifts this week have been a little different Great ideas for small gifts I have enjoyed all my gifts so far
Lorraine and Jim just paid us a short visit Poor girl The virus of last week has left her so lethargic and she is falling asleep while you are talking to her She can't sleep at night though
Lynda and her family set off this morning for two weeks camping at the Wilson's Promontory National park< about 40 minutes drive from here
Hopefully the weather will be kind to them ,though the kids will swim no matter what the weather does
Weather permitting we will go there for Christmas and have a very simple meal with all the family
If the weather isn't kind we will enjoy a very simple meal at my house
So long as we are all together it doesn't matter
Here in our part of Victoria it is always hard to pre plan any out door activities
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Monday, December 14, 2009

I made Something

I finally did a little bit of sewing

I made an owl for the owl challenge at Daisy Quilts Doesnt look much like an owl but Hubby knew what it is supposed to be so there you go
Terrible photo My little Ollie Owl just did not want to be photographed

Then I made some christmas stockings and some labels to go with them Iam quite pleased with these

And some more Advent gifts
So much fun

Go and visit Jill She is new to blogging and I'm sure would love to have you drop by and say Hello
Apologies to Jules and Jill. The phantom editor did a bit of housekeeping and accidentally threw your comments out.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Gifts

This is the lolly wreath I received as my Kris Kringle gift at our Quilting breakup
It is simple to make
Wire or wire coat hanger formed into a cicle, then twist some pipe cleaner around and hot glue the lollies and any other decorations
I took part in a christmas ornament swap at Clares Craftroom and Daisy Quilts and this is the lovely ornamentand card I received from Jill
She is new to blogging and I will put her address on next entry so you can go say hello

And some more advent gifts I love the little gingerbread man with my name on it

Lorraine is home from hospital and feeling a little better though somewhat drained

Thankyou all for your concern
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

wet today

It was a wet day here so I thought maybe I would get into some sewing
Not to be
A visit this morning from a nephew we havn't seen in a while , then a phone call from Jim to say Lorraine was in hospital
Has some sort of a bug Can't stop vomiting She is on the drip and looking and feeling totally miserable
I spent the rest of the day sitting at the hospital with her, as Jim had to go back to work
Quilting breakup tonight
We had a lovely meal and exchanged gifts
I got a handmade wreath full of lollies
I made a pattern folder which I have posted a photo of some time ago
No photos tonight I just can't be bothered

Sunday, December 6, 2009

My Advent Gifts

I have been really slack in posting photos of my lovely Advent gifts, received from Stacie
In fact I have been slack at a lot of things lately Some of the girls have lost their Mojo To be honest I,m not sure what a mojo is but I have definately lost it
So slack in the Christmas shopping department , that the way Iam going the Grandchildren will be getting money
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I need to get myself into gear
I have got lovely gifts from Stacie
Day 1 was an American quilting magazine
Day 2 foot cream and socks
Day 3 yummy pastries
Day 4 Note pad and fridge shopping list
Day 5 Skin care products and christmas plant picks
and today a lovely fat quarter that I just love with some embroidery cotton
Iam very lucky

Thursday, November 26, 2009

sunset/more pressies

This was the sky at our place last night
I thought we were in for a really hot day today but I'm pleased to say its not to bad
I don't like the heat
I got my swap presents from Jane
She is a fairly new quilter Her work is just beautiful
I just love what she has made for me
I got this divine wall hanging with a matching bag and pin cushion
Also two of her little lavender bags
And lastly stamps for hubby who collects them, so he will be pleased when he comes in tonight
He is busy doing hay at the moment
I haven't had much to write about lately, though I have been keeping busy, just nothing exciting enough to share
Getting a bit done in the garden

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

More gifts/ Swaps

The postie has been good to me this week week or rather my lovely blogging friends have
My advent package from Stacie arrived
So exciting The waiting is killing me
Prior to that I won a prize in the Lovely Bev,s giveaway
I got a lovely half metre of material
Will have to make something special with it
Thankyou Bev
Then I also received a siggy block from Micki
I sent her one because I wanted to be included in her quilt She sent me one in return
Maybe I will just have to start a siggy quilt myself now
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Stitchers Angel Gifts

My gifts from my Stitchers Angel arrived today
My favourite colours
I got a beautifully stitched wall hanging with the saying "what happens at grandmas stays at grandmas"
Very true
Also there was the cutest little pincushion with lovely roses embriodered on top and a little roll up pouch for my sewing accessories
And lastly chocolate
I love them all
Thankyou so much Tara
Take a look at her blog
Hubby is feeling quite well after his angiogram of last week
Lorraine is not doing so well
Results of her scans were both good and bad
The mass on the brain has shrunk a tiny bit The ones on the lung remain the same
The bad news is that they found a small growth on the spine
She kinda new it was there
She started oral chemo last Monday
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Thursday, November 12, 2009


Have I mentioned before that my Daughter rides a motor bike Thats how she and Jim met They were in a motor bike club
Isn't the cake lovely?
Now I would love to take credit for the lovely scrapbook pages but unfortunately I wouldn't know where to start
These pages are the work of my cyber angel and dear friend Aubirdwoman
Thanks Sheila They are gorgeous

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009


More photos

I gave my camera to my 15 year old nephew and told him to take a few photos
He took over 350 I promise I wont bore you with them all but will share a few over the next few days
We got home from Melbourne late this afternoon Hubby had his angiogram yesterday and stayed in Hospital overnight
They found one blockage in one artrie which is why he had been so breathless this past month
They put a stent in and think he will be ok
He has a family history of heart problems and apart from high blood pressure no other contributing factors
He has to take it easy for a couple of weeks
I'm guessing I will be doing a lot of nagging in that time
Lorraine went to Peter Mac today for scans and MRI's
She will have results on Friday They are looking to see if the radiation has done its job and if it has spread anywhere else
Looking at her its hard to believe she is so ill

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

wedding /My Family

The wedding went beautifully
I don't thik I have ever seen Lorraine so happy
Jim is devoted to her
She handled the day well but is very tired today
Peters little prcedure didn't happen last week It is now scheduled for Tuesday so we are (hopefully ) off to Melbourne tomorrow
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Wedding Day

Well the big day has arrived And what a perfect day it is The sun is shining
Last night we decorated the venue
Im off to have my hair done
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It Never Rains but it Pours

I see this is my 100th post and I,m afraid its going to pass without any celebrations
I have really enjoyed creating and writing this blog and I have made so many wonderful new friends
Lorraine is still battling along
Wedding preparations are up to date and now Hubby has thrown a spanner in the works
He has been having some chest pain and last week had to go to Melbourne for a stress test which showed up some blockages
Now he has to go back to Melbourne tomorrow for an angiogram on Thursday and overnight hospital stay
Hopefully home Friday and fit for the wedding Saturday
I tell you those two will be the death of me

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


My hubby just loves to go to Garage Sales Auctions Clearing Sales Trash and Treasure
You know the sort of thing I mean One mans trash is another mans treasure
He often finds "treasures', for instance the lawn mower I have been using for a number of years, he bought at a farm Clearing sale for $2.00
He bought it home,spent a couple of days working on it and it now works a treat
I don't usually let him go to these things without me because I never know what he will bring home( and sometimes I even find some goodies myself)
Last Sunday I was busy so he took our two grandsons to an auction
He brought Anthony a printer which is not compatible with his laptop and some huge speakers His Mum was very impressed NOT
But look what he came home with for me
An antique pool table, a new TV cabinet (which is actually very nice except our video and DVD wont fit in the spaces so they are perched on top
And lastly all these lovely indian statues for my garden
The bottom picture shows my cowboy and indian that are there already
Now they will have company The indians can have a powwow
Actually I do like them and Im sure will look very nice when I get them sorted

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