Wednesday, July 10, 2019

flying update

 we've had some of this
not much, but some
 seen a couple of these!
these seem to think it's Spring?
and lit this, cos its COLD!

Friday, June 28, 2019

its been cold!

 been chilly!

 the egg artist visited !
 our new hedge is looking good, and growing quickly
 well that sucks!
new oven for us..
serviced us for almost 20 years so can't complain....
 so no oven, how to cook?
Pie Maker! yes!
cakes? (hubbys birthday)
YES! 
in the pie maker!
yummo.
cheers Julz

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

where do the days go to?

 last rose for the season...
 my orange tree is loaded!
 these are blooming beautifully again this year
 loves to watch us in the garden in case we find a snackfor him
 Autumns last hurrah
 the start of a new garden bed
 ready for plants
 adding succulents as a buy or gifted them...work in progress (and growing!)
 scared the bejeebas out of me (inside a pot I picked up)
 thought I had lost this one last year so chucked it into the garden,walking past over the weekend and its got new shoots and tons of buds so repotted it...might last a few more years now hopefully!
 another long forgotten UFO done!
 we've had some pretty sunsets...managed to get a photo of this one
double rainbow while out and about on the weekend.
What have you been up to?
Julz

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

what have I been up to?

 finished off these gorgeous ornies
(years old, can't remember the designers name...any ideas?)
 almost stepped on this guy on the path after my walk!
 finished another UFO
gorgeous Gail Pan design
 repotted a couple of plants I had bought, 
can't wait for these to flower, 
my Mum used to have these
(oh boy! am I turning into my Mum in my later years?)
special lunch cos I can on the weekend!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

what have I been up to?

Well I have a couple of quilts that needed making for a belated house warming present
 most of the black/white and red/white came from a couple of swaps I was in last year,
plus quite a few from my stash.
The person it is for follows St Kilda in the AFL, so I hope she will be suitably pleased,
I'm very happy with how it turned out.
 and this one is called "Ruths Quilt" by Leanne Beasley, 
but this one is called Bonnie Doon Views and is for my sister

 finally got to go down the back to light my bonfire!
It wasn't very spectacular this year but still very satisfying to get rid of it!
Gorgeous Autumn weather this week!
Julz

Monday, May 6, 2019

last couple of weeks in review

 did some red line quilting on this soon to be gift
 received my postal vote in the mail...can the ballot paper be any longer?
 cooler weather means the crock pot gets put into action
Garlic and rosemary lamb shanks = yummo!
celebrated Divas birthday this week....
should of made more of these, always a hit!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Curlypops 29/04/1974 - 23/04/2019


 this beautiful inspiring amazing woman left us all behind. 

I first "met" Camille through her blog Curlypops many years ago when I first started blogging.
I loved her quirky take on patterns, colour combinations, her cute little wooden brooches, and loads of other stuff in her online shop. From there I followed her on Instagram and FB. 

Now I never had the pleasure of meeting Camille in real life, but she certainly had an impact anyway, as I know she has to loads of other people.
 She is truly one of THE most inspiring people I've had the pleasure of meeting online, she allowed total strangers into her life, she had a zest for life and living that was amazing.  
Below is a story about Cam posted on FB last week...


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Camille
“I have just a few weeks to live…
Late last year I had my scheduled blood test, which is something you get checked quite regularly after a transplant. The GP told me I had very abnormal liver function. I asked if I should wait to see my transplant doctors on Monday but the doctor told me that I had to go to the Alfred straight away. I was told that I had tumours in my liver. After more tests I was told I have a type of cancer that is extremely rare and is completely incurable. Only about 30 people a year in Australia would get it…”
“How long did they give you?”
“At first they gave me a year to live but last week I was told that I have just a few weeks to go…”
“Are you scared?”
“I’ve made peace with it. With everything I have been through with my health, my lung transplant… death becomes a part of life. You talk about it with friends and family and it becomes part of normal conversation. So, for me, I’m not scared… I’m not worried, the only thing I am really worried about are the people I will leave behind and my dog, Wally. I’m not worried about me at all.”
“What are the things you still wanted to do?”
“Oh, there are so many things I wanted to do that I don’t get to do now… I really wanted to see my nephews grow up. But I was so lucky that I was able to have my lung transplant… I feel blessed that I had the extra time with everyone that I love. In the last few weeks I just want to spend time with them. I’m knitting a quilt for each of my nephews so they will have something from Aunty Cam and they can just curl up on the couch with it.
I am so grateful for my family and friends over the years. I would have never gotten through everything without my family, especially my siblings and especially my sister Rachel. They all go above and beyond and if it wasn’t for them I would already be in palliative care because I can’t look after myself anymore.
“If you could have one more great Melbourne experience what would it be?”
“I would love to visit the NGV one last time… have a lunch and some wine and just take in all the beautiful art. It is my favourite place.”
“What advice would you give to everyone who reads this?”
“My advice to everyone is to live your best life, don’t spend all day every day at work or even thinking about it. Time is precious. Smile more, travel, have a family, do all those things you want to do because life is so short… You can miss out. Enjoy every single moment you get, you just don’t know when your time will be up…”
Camille, you are one the bravest people I have ever met and one of my all-time favourite Humans. You bring so much joy and colour to this world. Thank you so much for trusting me with your story and for giving me such precious moments with you and your family today. Enjoy every single moment. I love you xoxo

All I can say is rest easy Curlypops, you will be missed and remembered!
Live life to the fullest every day in every way


Monday, April 22, 2019

where does the time fly to?



 beautiful Autumn mornings...every one is different!
 no I haven't retired! but one of my favourite co workers did....
 red nerines are in full bloom and stunning!
 full moon in all its glory over the Easter weekend
 Princess Larissa (aka Larry)
Easter weekend is spent chopping and stacking wood for the Winter,
found a few of these which the kookaburras love....

hope you have all had a wonderful Easter celebrating with family and friends.
Julz

Monday, April 15, 2019

the week that was...

 beautiful morning walks...one day sunny
 next is foggy!
 some lovelies arrived during the week....
AQC was on this past weekend so I decided to venture into the city on Friday,
so glad I did!
these were just a few that caught my eye...enjoy!












 my haul of goodies from AQC
another day another walk photo!
Julz