Monday, January 28, 2013

This week..

I'm sitting here feeling a little guilty as we enjoy some much needed rain, whilst other's in Australia are watching the skies with dread as their areas flood. I've been regularly calling my Mum and Dad, who are farming up near Lismore and who, 5 years ago, lost their entire cattle herd down a flooded river. Stay safe everyone! !
This week we've a family birthday. Happy birthday, Boo We've celebrated Australia Day with friends. Can you ever have too much pavlova?
And I've managed to complete this little cat pattern from here
My only other sewing was some school dress hems! Kids go back to school this week so I am looking forward to a little peace and quiet. This sums up my feelings...
I hope everyone ends up having a good week! All the best..

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A busy two months in photos...

End of primary school formals, assemblies, goodbyes
A family wedding...Gorgeous Girl was Junior Bridesmaid.
Christmas Swaps.. I received... .
Santa Sack from Vanessa (it came filled with goodies), Owl and the Pussycat stitchery from Sylvia and the cute felt bird from Kay. I also received a sweet stitchery stocking from Mel but it's been packed away before I photographed it...sorry Mel! I sent... (plus other stuff I forgot to photograph!)
Then it was off to Lennox Heads to swim at the beach and the nearby freshwater Lake..
Lovely time catching up with all my family, then back home to the heat..and boy, its been hot!
Even the magpies took the opportunity to run through the sprinkler when I turned it on for the boys. Prayers and thoughts for all those Aussies dealing with the bushfires. Hope this week is a good week for you!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Joining in...

she can quilt
I am joining in with this finish-a-long, hoping it will give me the boost to get some things finally finished! During this first quarter I would like to : 1. Finish my Twister quilt...
2.Finish my Travelling Circle Bee Quilt
3. And turn this pile of fabric into a low-volume eye-spy quilt for a new niece or nephew due to arrive in April
I think this might be me being a little optimistic as it isn't really quilting weather here in Australia. We've had a run of 43 degree days (109 F) so all you feel like doing is laying on the couch, with a cold beverage, watching the Australian Open! Last night I also joined Weight Watchers Online, so obviously I'm in a "joining" kind of mood! :-) Wish me luck with both..I'll need it! Be back soon to show you some lovely things I received for Christmas.