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


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? car is due to come to me at 1pm it's a RAV4 cruiser..OH WHAT A FEELING TOYOTA !!!!!!!!! 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 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


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

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
going to go upstairs with me and we will have the kind of
sex that I want.

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


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


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


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


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.