Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Minus five this morning!! Too cold for this little black duck...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Colour makes me happy...

My new cushions on my new red couch!(the couch came home with my hubby as a complete surprise...) The cushions were a bit of a surprise for both of us as I went to Spotlight for a tablecloth.... :-)

My gorgeous girl's hyacinth sprouting out of it's glass jar...aren't those tentacle type roots amazing...and just a wee bit creepy?? Oh and there's some glorious wool in the background- it was bought to be a scarf but I don't knit well and I just like the look of it piled up there!

And some gorgeous blue and green colours (oh, and pink)of the fabrical type..yep I know that's not a word, but it should be!
Hope you're enjoying the colours in your day!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Two blocks and one book...

Two more blocks finished for my Sue Ross BOM! I am particularly proud of the circular one..curved piecing and I survived. I received the finishing kit for this quilt yesterday so now know what it looks like. Lots more work to go before this one is completed.

This book is another great book to join my quilting library. I don't usually buy books but I had seen a couple of quilts made from this book that I loved and at $27 from the Book Depository it's cheaper than buying two patterns.

I spent one day this week at Eisteddford, watching two of my boys, in their classes, reciting poems. Definitely fun to watch and I marvel at the kids ability to be so poised and remember it all, at age 6! But I think the biggest applause should go to the teachers who have to try and keep a whole class quiet for a hour or so as the other schools have their turn! :-) In these days when most parents have a DS or similar in their bags if the kids are going to have to wait for 5 minutes, this is quite an achievement! By the time the awards were given out our kindy kids had their ties half off, shirts untucked, hair everywhere....very different from the neat as a pin picture they presented as they walked in! I'd have pictures but of course you aren't allowed to take photos of the kids as they do their poems - darn Privacy Act!!

Hope you're having a good week!

Monday, June 14, 2010

No time to sew but...

Lately life has been pretty busy around here. Four kids, four head colds, lots of rain, mountains of know, just the usual.

I have also been busy making 200 of these for a Women's Conference that our church was putting on for the Diocese.

But just because I haven't had time to sew, doesn't mean I haven't had time to shop! The internet has opened up a whole new world for mother's who previously would have thought it was too hard to venture out to the shops with kids in tow! Now if only someone would open up a patchwork shop called "Coles' or 'Woolworths" so that I didn't have to explain to my hubby all those purchases on the credit card statement!Here are some of my latest goodies....

Some groovy socks, a honey bun and a layer cake from Busy Thimbles and this great book, Simple Comforts by Kim Diehl. It's a great book so if you are a quilty inclined person, it's worth a look!

And my exciting new is that I have had two blog wins. I won my choice of a great pattern from Toni from here! How much fun are these lovely ladies?? Have a look at her other patterns sometime, she is one clever chickadee! I was also reading the Busy Thimbles blog and found out I had won a charm pack from them! Yay..what a great week!

A frog update

A couple of weeks ago, after a few desperate searches in the toy room for missing frogs, we decided that our pet frogs were old enough to venture out into the big bad world.

To make this transition easier, the kids decided that they needed a pond to call their own (it's amazing what a nine year old girl can talk her father into doing!).So into the front garden a new pond went, under the LillyPilly bush.

And of course they needed their own little frog places to stay (it says "Frogtel", in case you are wondering.) Wonder if there were little slug masseuses?

And finally, we released our frogs and froglets.

One little froglet lasted in the pond for a couple of weeks but the other frogs haven't been seen since. They decided not to take up the luxurious accommodation offered and are hopefully happily hidden in the garden somewhere. Good luck froggies!!