Sunday, January 17, 2010

quit for Spain


I made this quilt for a dear friend who lives in Spain. Hand stitched and hand tied..
hope it's keeping you warm Julia..xxx

Saturday, January 16, 2010

our house.




Mum's lounge suite which is in the front lounge and known as the "white room"















I'm back..

I am back on track after the death of my mother, she was a wonderful lady and I will always miss her. But life has to go on and that's excatly how she would have wanted it.
We sold the family home and bought our own home in Cranbourne, I know mum would have loved it and would have picked out her own room.
I am lucky enough to have a designated sewing room, my horn cabinet is on one side of the room, I have a chest of drawers on the other side which hold patterns, and all the bits and pieces, in the built in wardrobe I have shelves for my books, and materials...
I want to thank my special friends..Jackie and Janita for their support and help since mum died, their friendship is greatly appreciated...thanks fellow Bitches !!..

Sunday, May 31, 2009

sad day

Thursday 28th May at 9.30am, My deeply loved Mother passed away at a young age of 81 yrs 10 months..Now finally with Dad and my brother.
R.I.P Mum. She will be missed forever.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

I Hope all you blogging mother's and all other Mothers had a lovely day yesterday. My DD gave me a lovely bunch of tulips, a music CD "divas" and Marley and Me DVD, I was definately a spoilt mum. But for me Mother's day is all about My Mum, without her I wouldn't be here today. Throughout my life she has guided me and shown me unconditional love, she was always there for me. I love you Mum..

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Waiting....Waiting....Waiting....

I thought I'd update my blog as I've got a hour to go untill my new car gets delivered to me...well not new as in NEW but a NEW car to me..does that sound goobly gook? anyway..my car is due to come to me at 1pm it's a RAV4 cruiser..OH WHAT A FEELING TOYOTA !!!!!!!!!...pictures to come later I'm sure. So I'm really excited and can't wait, a little nervous about driving it for the first time on my own but I'm sure once I'm on the road I'll be fine.
This weekend my bitch N stitch friends and myself are going away to Philip Island, we are leaving tomorrow morning, (friday) and coming back Monday, our plans are to sew but those other 2 have decided unless I bring DH's quilt to finish I'm not going, so when I am picked up in the morning I'm sure "quilt Customs" will want to search my luggage to ensure I've packed it.
I will take my digy cam with me to Philip Island and get some pictures of us working hard...lol..we are staying in house that has a balcony which looks out over Smiths Beach, may even take a walk to the beach and get some piccies...that's if the quilt police let me out..
I hope everyone is enjoy their week, I'll be posting again next week with some pics ..
remember.........OH WHAT A FEELING !!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

MAN OF THE HOUSE

I received this email the other day and just had to share it with you all.



The
husband had just finished reading a new book entitled, 'You Can Be
the Man of Your House.'
He stormed to his wife in the kitchen
and announced, 'From now on,
you need to know that I am the
man of this house and my word is law. You
will prepare me a
gourmet meal tonight, and when I'm finished eating
my meal,
you will serve me a sumptuous dessert. After dinner, you
are
going to go upstairs with me and we will have the kind of
sex that I want.

Afterwards,
you are going to draw me a bath so I can relax. You will
wash
my back and towel me dry and bring me my robe.
Then, you will
massage my feet and hands. Then tomorrow, guess
who's
going to dress me and comb my hair?
The
wife replied, 'The “F@#*&” funeral director would be my
first
guess.'

SISTERHOOD AWARD - OOOOHAAAAAHH



During the week I went into my blog and saw I'd received a comment, to my surprise I had received the this award from Julie in Tennesee. For me that was special award to receive, Julia and I have left comments on each other's blogs and in another blog there was a giveway and both julia and I had entered it, but she wrote that she would like give her "spot" to me, such kindness of someone to do that for a total stranger, so thankyou Julie for both the award and your kind words.

Now to the award -
The rules connected to the award are:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post - check
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude! - check
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post. - check
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog. - check
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received your award. - check

Jackie - hopefully you might acknowledge this one...mmmmmmmm

Sheila - for all the stress that you've had over the last 12 months, I hope this brings you some warmth.

Clare - because your so creative

Sooziii - you make me laugh reading all about your internet dates

Faeri Queen - you have done so well with your quilting in such a short time

Lindi - just because I enjoy reading your blog.

Back Porch Blessings - congrats on your new job.

Aunt Pitty Pat - you make the most fantastic aprons.

Ok Ok I know the rules say 10 but if my visitors don't leave comments when they drop by it's hard to add them to my list. So hopefully all of you ladies can continue passing this award along.

Quilt Show

Sunday 1st March, my friend Mandy (non blogger) and I went to Australian Quilt Convention at the Exhibition Buildings, I picked up a few bits and pieces but in all honesty there was nothing that really took my fancy, I think the Quilt show at Jeff's shed is so much better. But it was still nice to go there as it's a lovely old building both inside and out, and the museum is directly opposite.






Saturday, March 7, 2009

Did the earth move for you.

Last Night Melbourne experienced a earth tremor, I was sitting bitchin stitchin, when I felt the house shake, my DD came out of her room and said that was a big gust of wind, but told her it was actually a Earth Tremor, you could feel it moving through the house, it was a weird experience I can tell you. The herald sun newspaper reported at being 4.6 which is quiet a moderate shake for us. I heard that we could experience after shocks today but are unlikely to feel them.
Did the earth move for you?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Giveaway

Go on over to Debbie's blog and enter her fantastic giveaway.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sad Day

My thoughts go out to those that have lost loved ones, friends, neighbours and animals in these horrific fires that we have in Victoria, the sad part is some of these fires were deliberately light. Some of us complain about our plants and lawns that are dying in this heat, but there are so many who are now homeless wearing only the clothes on their backs, plants and lawns can be replaced so give a thought to those that have lost everything. Give thanks to those that have put their own lives in danger to protect our country. Such a sad day in Victoria's history.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

SORWEEEE

I'm currently at work writing this post as someone over the holidays used up the total allowance of our broadband which has now put us on dialup speed which is slower than a turtle race meeting. Saturday 31st is billing day so hopefully I'll be back on broadband speed so I can update my blog.
Ok now all you Melbourneites out there I hope your gearing up for the horrific heat we're expecting this week, and most important look after your animals, clean fresh water daily, perhaps even a few bowls of water placed around the yard, I know when it's hot I place a plastic milk bottle of water which has been frozen in their bowls of water so it's stays cool most of the day. And if you've got one of those shell plastic pool/sandpits doovas it's a good idea to put some water in that too. If your lucky to be home bring your dogs/cats inside just so they can remain out of the heat.
I sound like Doctor Harry Don't I ?? Just remember if you had a fur coat on in 40+ degree heat how you would feel.
Bye bye for now.........stay cool !

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Award


My Oh My Ohh My !!...I have just received my FIRST award, The Spirit of Christmas Award From Soozii. Thankyou Soozie. I shall do my best to honor this award.

The conditions associated with this award mean that I am to name 5 reasons why I love Christmas.
1. The Giving and Receiving of Presents, more so the giving than receiving, although I do love to receive "surplises", I am not one to give a present on a nominated day, but christmas is just one of those days when I can give to those that I hold dear to my heart.

2. Christmas eve My mother and Father would come over and stay until boxing day, now that my father is no longer with us My Mother continues the tradition. I love having her come and stay and doing everything I can to make her day special.

3. Sitting down at christmas dinner the conversation always turns to when we were kids and my mum always remembers what I'd like to forget..still it's a enjoyable day, filled with laughter, enourmous amounts of food, family come and going, phone calls, text messages and who could forget...DISHES !!!

4. A time to reflect on things I could have done better, on things I would like to do and try to achieve those things. Sometimes our lives get away from us and I often find myself thinking I wish I had done !!!! so this is a time when I can spend time with my mum and do things for her that I normally can't do when I am working during the week.

5. To relax after the big day and to hope that everybody enjoyed Christmas Day.

I would live to thank Soozii for nominating me for this special award, and in return I would like to give this to Jacki from Jackie's Jam session. Jackie has been my friend for many years and for nearly 2 years our friendship has blossomed into being "stitch N Bitch" friends.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Concert and Telstra Dome

Tonight my DD aged 21 and 11 months went along to Telstra dome for the Dance concert with a group of friends, this has been a concern for me all day as the media has hyped it up so much as the crowd is expected to exceed 40,000 with only 55 security guards. She phoned me about 11pm to wish me a happy new year and to tell me she loves me very much, I could hear the noise music in the background, she sounded excited and was having a ball. I still won't rest until I know she is safely tucked up in bed..when she eventually gets home as this concert finishes at 6am New Years day. I am sure she won't emerge from her bed until late in the afternoon. Do mothers ever stop worrying?

New Years Eve

Tonight we spent a lovely evening with my Stitching Friend Janita alias the "Talented One" and her Husband Mark, along with Marks Sister and her Husband. It was a very enjoyable evening. We had a lovely dinner of Beef and Chicken, Potatoes cooked in foil, coleslaw, and salad. Thankyou Nita for a lovely night.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Andre Rieu


Yesterday I sat down and watched Andre Rieu Australian Concert on DVD...I love it, this man is a entertainer. I would recomend this DVD to anyone, the backdrop was magical a real fairy tale. He shows passion in his music and you can see that every person involved in his performance throughly enjoy being there. I hear he will be back in Australia in 2009 I would love to go and see him.

New Year




On New Years Day and the whole year through,
I hope the kindness of others returns many time to you,
May hope, love, and warmth
be in your heart's possessing,
and may the New Year
bring you and yours
many blessings

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The big day


This year I kept the table setting simple to keep room for all the serving dishes so everybody could help themselves to their meal. I made the little boots and in each was the cutlery wrapped in a serviette along with a small bon bon and a candy cane. The meal was lovely if I say so myself and I hope that body left the table feeling hungry. Each Christmas I try to make the day special for my Mum so I hope she enjoyed HER day. Lunch this year there was 6 of us...us 3, my mum and brother and my sister inlaw Glenys. Glenys is the wife of my brother that passed away, she is still family and each Christmas she is invited for lunch.
Boxing day my nephew Glenn his wife Deanne and their twin girls Charli and Jordyn came as did my Niece Kristy and her husband Craig with their beautiful little Girl Caitlyn. They usually try to call in on Christmas Day but it's just so difficult trying to spread themselves around so they came boxing day to see their grandmother.
Caitlyn is the sweetest little girl, a beautiful nature, I know if my brother was still alive he would be besotted with his 3 georgous grand dauthers.
Below is a picture of Caitlyn.


Off course I have to put a picture of my little cosgrove in his santa hat.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008



Myspace Graphics


I would like to wish all of my friends a Very Merry Christmas and to thankyou for all the messages you have left me. May 2009 bring all of us peace, health and happiness.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Time to Cast your Vote

Now is the time to cast your vote on the "Decorate your blog" competition held by Soozii, look at the blogs on the list then cast your vote. I would like to thank Soozii for holding this competition and wish everyone goodluck. Each one of the blogs look fantastic.

Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm BACK !!!!!

My Computer Guru came out of hospital on Friday morning, and saturday afternoon he came acround and configured my new router. Thankyou Dr.Billy.xxx
Toy Train at the bottom of the tree...note ! NO PRESSIES UNDER THE TREE YET.




Climbing Santa.





Red and Green Streamers across the room with a centre decoration

and More Decorations

The christmas tree all lit up with my little reindeer lights strung across the top of the door.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

AAAACHOOOOOOOOOO


You wouldn't believe it that at this time of the year, I have caught a cold, or a cold has caught me. It all started Thursday, a nagging little tickle in the throat, thursday night the coughing fits started and continued, friday that tickle has gone but a gut wrenching, body aching, rib stabbing cough has taken it's place. Saturday morning feeling like a road train hit me and dragged me to Port Augusta and left me on the side of the road. But Hey I feel great !!. There's housework to be tackled, washing to be done, I have to wash my little dog as I'm sure he snuck out the gate during the day and found a muddy hole to play in, you see it's been raining for the last 24 hours, I'm not complaining as we need the rain but can't it rain during the night and the sun shine during the day, thursday night I put clothes on the line in hindesight I should have taken them of friday morning but nahhh it will be ok, oh oh oh..wrong move, they are now drenched and will have to go back into the LG to get rewashed so that means I'll have to go outside in the rain to get them off the line, prolly end up with pneumonia, as if there isn't enough washing to do without having to rewash clothes. But Hey it's great we've got rain. And to make matters worse my router still hasn't been installed so I still can't use my own computer, looks like all the pics I've taken will have to go on next years christmas blog.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My Right Arm has been cut off !!


The power supply on the router has died, which means I am unable to use my own computer as I need the router to get wireless. I'm using the main computer which houses the modem to write this post but I can't upload any pictures that I've taken.
I tried to install the router but it needs configuring and my Computer guru is in hospital so until he's well I will be posting on this computer.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

TIME SHARE

I know this has nothing to do with Christmas, but in a way it has. For sometime now I've been looking at buying Timeshare. A timeshare is a form of ownership or right to the use of a property, or the term used to describe such properties. Timeshare properties are typically resort condominium units, in which multiple parties hold rights to use the property, and each sharer is allotted a period of time (typically one week) in which they may use the property.[1] Timeshares may be on a part-ownership or lease/"right to use" basis, in which the sharer holds no claim to ownership of the property. Now that interest rates have come down I decided that now is the right time to look into it. I'm so excited that I've finally found the perfect place, lush green lawns, inground pool, playground and the accomodation is out of this world (literally). When I first made the inquiry I was told that if your looking for a place to relax where it's quiet then this would be the perfect place. Below is the photo of my time share.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A MERRY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL.

More Christmas decorations Added

Musical christmas Tea Pot.




Nativity Scene and two little Gold Trees on the coffee table




A couple of funny Santa's




Santa tea light Holder.




Santa sitting beside a small tree.



Santa's on the side board.






Each year I like to decorate the Christmas Tree in a theme, pink/silver, red/gold this year I thought I'd go with Blue/Silver, but today I was asked "where is the red" so tonight when I looked at it I thought it needed some color, so not only did I add Red but also Gold. I would love to know what you think of my tree.
Normally I would have the tree in the lounge Room, but as we spend the majority of Christmas Day in the Dining Room I thought I'd put it there so it will be seen on the day.




Red, Blue and Gold - Lights off.


Blue and Silver Tree.



That's all there is for tonight, stay tuned for more Christmas 2008 Decorations at Come What May.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The start of my Christmas Decorations


Tonight I started doing my Christmas Decorations, the header is just a couple of my Santa's, above is the dresser with my singing bears. Tomorrow night I will finish the tree and put up some more decorations, then I will photograph and upload them.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Myspace Dividers

I KNOW IF YOUR BEING GOOD OR BAD !

Christmas Myspace Animated Gifs

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Pie


I remember when I was a little girl I would sit and watch Nana making pies just like the little girl in this picture. Nana would make all kinds of pies, meat, apple, apricot, even at Christmas Nana would bake her special Christmas Pies, I always wondered how she got those edges so neat but it was a secret that she took with her to her grave, and I've never been able to make perfect edges on pies like Nana used to. But then I came across this little story and her secret was revealed..To read how Nana did this click on the book to enlarge it.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Santa's photo

Well, here is the proof.
Santa must have been reading my blog as he just sent me a email along with his photo to prove that santa is truely a Male. Now do you believe me?



Santa is a MAN



For those of you that have been to Jackie's blog would have read 'SANTA HAS TO BE A WOMAN' then this is why I think Santa must be a man:
Santa Claus could never have been a woman!
Who else but a man would:
Be really generous once a year,
Be totally uninvolved the other 11 months,
(And 29 days, we’ll give him Christmas Eve & Day),
And yet think he was a saint?

One more reason Santa has to be a man:

No woman is going to wear the same outfit, year after year.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

This is what My Name means, what does Yours?




What Pamela Means



You are influential and persuasive. You tend to have a lot of power over people.

Generally, you use your powers for good. You excel at solving other people's problems.

Occasionally, you do get a little selfish and persuade people to do things that are only in your interest.



You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic “Type A” personality.



You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.

You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.

You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!



You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.



You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.

You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.

Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The talented One

In one of my previous posts I mentioned Janita, for this posting I will call her the "TALENTED ONE".
The Talented One has made this cake for her Local Scout group to have has a Christmas Raffle, the picture does not do it justice, all the decorations were made by the Talented One as was the cake which I assume is a fruit Cake.
Is it any wonder I call her the "Talented one".

Christmas 2008

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Saturday, November 22, 2008