Monday, December 31, 2012

almost done....

well as 2012 comes to a close...
it's time to wish everyone a

HAPPY NEW YEAR

I don't usually do resolutions as they are too easily forgotten, 
said in the heat of the moment, 
or just too hard to make true....
so this is all you get...

I hope that 2013 brings you what you wish for...

mine is just, 
good health, 
happiness 
and maybe a little wealth to help with those darn bills!

Friday, December 28, 2012

sscs 2012 presents sent

this is what I sent to Grethe in Norway.
a hexie table centre, 
two patterns for her to play with and 
one of those cute little angels holding a tiny wreath. 



Thursday, December 27, 2012

it's over....

well Christmas is done and dusted for another year!
this year was a quiet one on Christmas day, 
just 5 of us for lunch, 
roast turkey, potatoes with all the trimmings

this weekend sees the next family gathering, HERE...oh my!
well I think I'm organised, 
turkey, leg of lamb, 2 beef roasts, and ham.
Desserts are being done by one of the others, 
and nibblies by someone else. 
Just hope the weather stays nice as it will out on the back verandah where I can set up the long tables as there will be a few of us. 

hope that  you all had a wonderful time, 
and it will be the next big event before we know it...
NYE!
what happened to 2012?


SSCS 2012 presents received

a beautiful shoulder bag, 
a batik fabric covered notepad, 
a cute little coin purse...in batiks (how did you know I love them?)
and a lovely embroidered card.
Lucky!
Thank you Christin
absolutely lovely!

another great blog to look at...
thanks also to Chookyblue for another wonderful swap!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

wishing.....

MERRY CHRISTMAS
 to all, 
may today be all you want and wish for. 
HOPE THAT YOU GET TO SHARE THE DAY WITH SPECIAL LOVED ONES NEAR AND FAR

TAKE CARE!!!!
 
 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

well all the presents are wrapped, 
and the last one just purchased online...waiting for the email now.
Carols by Candlelight are on the TV...
turkey is thawing out for lunch tomorrow...
everything is done and dusted!
this lovely silver snowflake is todays present from the Advent Calender...

Sunday, December 23, 2012

more advent stuff...

these are from the last 3 days
another beautiful lace snowflake, 
a pad of colour sticky note flag its
and 
another gorgeous mini mitten...this time RED

so lucky!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

reindeer....and angels


these are the latest items out of the advent calender
tiny and cute!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

december 19th

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM!
(miss you!)

Monday, December 17, 2012

been playing with my new camera



loving it!
the photos are so clear...(even with my shaky hands)
and I think Jakey is happy to see me...

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

advent update


I'm going to have all these cute little stockings and mittens soon...
I think there are more in the calender, 
so next year I'm going to have a mini tree with all of these on it...
so cool!

for me

just because.....I can!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

day 8 treasure

and he does make me smile, 
so cute!

Friday, December 7, 2012

more surprises!




enjoy!
I will be doing some kits up in the pinwheels version very soon.
They will be available HERE soon...

Thursday, December 6, 2012

little gifts from SSCS

 first 3 days of little gifties...all so cute!
day 4 2 mini sized lollies/chocolates....gone!
 day 5, cute little tape measure tin
day 6 lovely lace angel

Sunday, November 25, 2012

thankful days catchup!

day 21:
that these blocks are done, now to sew them together

day 22:
spending time relaxing with the family

day 23:
coming home!
day 24:
that I got home from the shops in one piece...so busy! and why does the lead up to Christmas bring out the worst manners in people?
day 25:
celebrating a special day...any way I want to!

cake!


and today I'm having some of this....
and my girls are cooking dinner for me!

the week that just past!

 this is where we stayed...isn't it cute?
 we indulged in this glorious food! 
more than once!
 fed a few of these guys
 sat in front of this, 
check out the size of the log of wood my sister decided to throw on!
 this arrived!
 check out the views (absolutely fab days...got quite warm)
 did a bit more of this!
 checked out more views....
and indulged in a bit more of this....

Julz

it's here!

this gorgeous ornie arrived last week while I was away.
I unpacked the parcel today and opened up the ornie one..
I'm totally blown away!
It's lovely...
I haven't looked at the surprises inside the pockets yet
 (only the couple that fell out when I unwrapped it)
I'm keeping them as surprises for each day.

I have no idea who it is from, 
only that it;s from Switzerland...
so some hunting is in order!

Thank you so much to my SSCS partner (whoever she is)..
it is beautiful and will take pride of place when I do my Christmas decorating...

I can't actually put my Christmas parcel under the tree as I don't have it up yet, 
but it is safely in the sewing room awaiting the tree...
Julz

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

thankful days 18/19/20

day 18
having time to relax!
day 19
getting away from everyday things with special people
day 20
being at home by myself...yes alone for a few hours...peace

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thankful day 17

that these girls are done...
and the person they are for would like 2 more, cool!

Thankful catchup

day 15
 that these hands get 2 weeks rest and maybe my nails WILL look like that again soon!
 
day 16
that these hands get 2 weeks rest and maybe my nails WILL look like that again soon!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

thankful day 14

2 thankfuls today...
first off...I'm thankful for my sister, always there for me when I need her
(Happy Birthday Kathy!)

and second, 
I love getting surprise emails about doing stuff I LOVE!
(I'm doing a very happy dance, sorry you'll have to wait, but not long!)

Julz

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thankful day 13

that I was able to give a small gift to a friend!
(and see her smile.)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thankful day 11

having time to sit and stitch!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thankful 10

November 10:
beautiful colours!

Friday, November 9, 2012

I like this...

this is a small excerpt from Denice"s blog
she has a friend that started this...

 It's been a rough few days at work and as a friend was talking with me this morning she said that since it's November and it's the "Thankful" month, she is writing everyday on her Facebook page one thing - just one thing - that she's thankful for.  It can be big. It can be small.
 (there is more, but I haven't posted that here as it's more personal than public)

and I'm going to try and do the same...
 
so this is what I'm Thankful for,

November 1: for dinner being cooked before I get home
November 2: having an hour at home with just us girls!
November 3: my eldest daughter! 
(today is her birthday) 
20 years ago this beautiful child entered the world and has given us joy ever since 
(with a few small hiccups along the way)
November 4: my garden
November 5: no work today, just playing
November 6: Melbourne Cup Day...just chilling!
November 7: that the day is over (busy busy day)
November 8: a laugh with workmates
November 9: a chat with a friend

OK so that's me all caught up...
until tomorrow!

if you are feeling Thankful, join us ...
there are no rules!
 if you don't want to, 
don't, 
if you do, 
then post....
but most of all....
enjoy!!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

posting onto the website now...



some new books...
great prices...
free postage in Australia!
check them all out here

Friday, November 2, 2012