Wednesday, December 25, Happy Christmas. Happy Christmas everyone and very good wishes for the New Year. Posted by kiwikid at PM 4 comments:. Labels: Christmas. Monday, December 23, Day out. I was over at Bacchus Marsh today to catch up with a friend and saw this amazing chalk drawing on the footpath outside the shop with teddies and all kinds of crafty goodness I can't remember the name of the shop Labels: Bacchus Marsh. Saturday, December 21, Santa Sack Swap.
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The opening has happened and I an very happy! Taa Daa!! I have been very spoiled I don't know this block. Very, very nice! Posted by kiwikid at PM 5 comments:. Labels: Santa Sack Swap. Joy in the mail! Last Tuesday I received a note in the mail to say to pick up a parcel from the PO I was told to come back the next day I was given the missing parcel and the new one!! Jessica sends beautiful presents and this one is no different This is the underneath I am trying to be strong and to wait for Christmas.
I have had a little touch!! I have resisted opening Jeannette knows I love purple I am off to open presents! Posted by kiwikid at AM 4 comments:. Well thank goodness it was cooler last night I even had a goosebump or three!! So much better than the night before! I got some things done so I was happy. I finally got to applying the gold and silver to the Christmas wall hanging I put the glue on 3 days ago I had about 8 inches to go at Now for a label and hanging sleeve here too!
Feeling quite pleased to be getting a little closer to finished! Posted by kiwikid at AM 3 comments:. Just signed upMonday, September 30, First rose of the season Posted with Blogsy by Joolz. A yummy Muesli Slice Jodie from Jellywares posted a recipe for a Muesli Slice which had lots of yummy things in it.
I thought I'd give it a try The mixture should fizz and froth up. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix well. Press mixture into a 18 x 25cm slice tin, lined with baking paper Bake for 30 minutes at C until golden and it smells like honey all through your kitchen! Let it cool completely in the tin before slicing into bars or squares. This is seriously good stuff! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Jodie! Labels: recipes. Sunday, September 29, A busy weekend here I am not sure how I will go with crocheting.
I quite like doing it but my little left finger aches from holding the yarn tight. I might need to re-adjust my hold. My first attempt at a round centred granny square. Its a bit wonky but with practice I'd have it right. It is getting used to what stitch to end the rotation into. Once I get that sorted, it will be easy. Friday night dinner - chicken tacos. These were really good and there was enough left over for lunch Saturday - bonus!
Lazy Bonnie Cat! She was all snuggly on her bed, pawing and clawing and looking sexy! Mind the gross mess behind her - sheis the messiest eater. If I give her scraps off lamb chops, chicken etc, she drags it out of the bowl onto the floor to eat! I have a piece of cardboard down to protect the floor but it looks gross!
Today I am hosting afternoon tea for my auntie and uncle, Mum and sisters. I made a date loaf using a recipe from Gooseberry Jam recipe here. It is really easy and turns out a lovely loaf. Here's the spread. I also had tuna mornay vol au vents and there's rocky road on the table too! I had a bare pot that needed something colourful in it so I went to the nursery and picked up this pretty 'Osteospermum'.
Isn't it pretty? I hope it grows on and I can divide it up.Wednesday, September 25, Wonderful Weekends. The quilt show went really well. Below is the Calendar Girls display, all of our Burning Desires. I'm thrilled to report that the quilt that I recently quilted won a viewer's choice ribbon.
Kay Fierero got VC for her wonderful applique' quilt. I worked the next 4 days, then took off for Edmonton Thursday Night.
I had a blast with the girls. This is Zoe. We attended a neighborhood art fair. Carys snapped the picture! The kids each did a little spin art. I want one! Carys loved the stilts. Her buddy Jacob is here helping her stay up. We also played at the park down the street from their house. Zoe is like a monkey on the rock wall. This was about 8 feet in the air! On Sunday carys had a party to go to. I braided her hair for her.
I will be there with all of the quilts that I have been able to round up. I am honored to be the featured quilter this year. The doors are open, 10 to 4 both days. My friend Judy Evans, surprised me yesterday with the cute table topper quilt! Thanks Jude! It looks great in my kitchen. The hand-dyed runner under it, was a gift from Anita Heady. I am blessed! After they were all fused on, I trimmed the edges back even with the batting keeping the paper that I had built it on intact.
I'm ready to travel. I'm going to get to babysit my grand girls soon, for a too short weekend! Newer Posts Older Posts Home. Subscribe to: Posts Atom.Saturday, September 21, Time to say good bye to Summer! Good bye Summer! Summer was a busy one for the grand kids.
They went to Day Camp. They played and swam and played some more, their hair got lighter, they got tans and tough skin on their feet.
Oh, such fun! Summer break is shorter than where I grew up. They only get June and July off and then go back to school in the sweltering heat the beginning of August. The bright side is they get breaks all year long. They enjoyed their Fall Break.
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We had some fun together this week watching movies, playing Monopoly Jr. Plus they got two days at Fall Break Camp. Great week! Painting a mini bird house for a friend.
A treasure chest for Mom! My Sampler blocks are coming along and here are two more to add. I need to get pictures of the progress. Slow and steady is my motto with this. However I am really enjoying working with the batiks. I haven't taken any pictures of the traditional blocks lately. Bandit watching the grand kids paint.
Newer Posts Older Posts Home. Subscribe to: Posts Atom. Smokey, put your tongue in your mouth - silly dog!Sunday, January 27, Having fun :. And I most definitely have been having fun.
Been out in the garden this evening. I knew the perfect place for it. Jake made me this fabulous trug. Isn't it gorgeous. In all honesty I was so surprised. He has built it so beautifully. This pic is taken underneath our plum tree. Last year I think we would have been stretching it. This year Go figure. How does that work? The plums are delicious. They are still a few days off tasting amazing. At the moment we are still in the.
I reckon just a few more days. I have the day off tomorrow. The two stitcheries in this post. They were among the first I ever stitched. I have quite a few of her designs stitched. Have to leave you with this quote.
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Brenda Ryan Embroidery Designs and Thimblestitch.Now that the dust has settled on our Christmas celebrations I want to share the beautiful gifts given to me by Cheryl in the SSCS exchange organised by Chookyblue and her very able assisant Googy girl. In my last post I showed you the sweet little angel ornament Cheryl stitched for me and here is my beautiful Christmas stitchery piece, isn't it lovely?
I love the pretty variegated thread Cheryl has used, and the festive fabrics too. Not only did Cheryl give me some of her beautiful stitching, but she also gave me a kit for another of Marg Low's cute Santa ornaments, I've seen some of these around blogland lately and they are lovely!
Thank you Cheryl, I have been thoroughly spoiled I made a few modifications to the pattern to make it the right size and shape. I included a hexagon bag pattern and a few fabrics for Maria, a little blog spying told me that not only did she like the colour purple but she was a hexie fan too! A big thanks to Chookyblue and Googygirl for the time and skills they put into organising this swap, it's the only one I've participated in every year since I started this blog, and I love it, it wouldn't seem like Christmas morning without my SSCS parcel to open!
Well the year is rapidly drawing to a close, I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope all good things come to you in We are going camping with friends for a couple of nights to see the New Year in, so I will see you all again early in Nicky xxx. Posted by Nicky at 22 comments:. Monday, 16 December Where do I start? So much has been happening here over the last few weeks, I have finally made it to the blog to check in Firstly my Secret Santa Christmas Swap gift has arrived from Cheryl in Australia, just look at this beautiful angel ornament she made me, it is adorable, thankyou so much Cheryl, I am waiting very patiently OK, not so very patiently for the big day to arrive when I can tear into the other parcels!
A very big thanks to Miss Chookyblue and her team for organising this lovely swap My SSCS gifts finally went on the sleigh and were delivered to Maria in Australia, where she has now opened her ornament.
From my stalking of Maria's blog I knew that her favourite colour was purple, so it may not be the most 'Christmassy' of colours I wanted to make her a purple ornament, though it shows blue in the picture. Earlier in the year I won the quilting of a quilt in a generous giveaway by Linda. The quilting Linda has done for me is nothing short of beautiful, and I plan to get the binding attached over the Christmas break, and then I will take some photos of the finished quilt.
So excited about this one! We've had a busy few weeks of weaning lambs, cultivation work, school concerts and prizegivings.After the record breaking longest winter, we are warming up nicely. I am quite sunburned from playing on the deck all weekend. The first print was just plain black paint. The first below I over painted with purple.
This next one I over painted from the same fabric, with Brass. The leaves are subtle on those 2 because of the busy dye job. Today I straw-dyed although I'm thinking I should call it "Dry Dyed" all the left over s from the day before. The fabric in the tub is 4 curtain panels that I will use on the windows in my Dye Studio when I can use it.
Now to go shower of the sweat! This Alaska girl isn't used to this heat any more! I'm Not complaining though! Saturday, June 15, I miss him It's my job to make a gift for the visiting quilt teachers. The button is one made by my friend Mindy.
It's fused glass. The inside has clear plastic pockets for paper, pen, passport, etc. Saturday, June 08, Sadie Cove Weekend. On our way to Homer. Clear sunny skies for my birthday May 24th. We stopped at the old homestead site, that was destroyed in the earthquake. The day was perfect for it. I loved the rusty old truck cab there. Speeding past Ninilchick, Mount Iliamna was shining in all her glory. It's a great place for seafood.
Friday, June 07, What a difference a few days can make! Last posting May 18th-snow this posting, photos taken 2 weeks later. I got sunburned on my back while spending the day out on the deck, painting some fabric. Broccoli has been enjoying the change in the weather too. This local garden pest took an afternoon nap in the shade of our evergreens.