Friday, August 26, 2011

Pinwheel Quilt

Yay it's finished!!! This quilt has been a work in progress for a few months. I broke all the rules of quilting. I made it up as I went along. Bought fabric and had to buy more, not once but twice. Experimented along the way, learnt a lesson or two, maybe even three. It's taken awhile but it's all done and I am really pleased with the end results.

Last night as I was stitching the binding, Kayla told me that Kloe wouldn't mind at all, if she had it. I really didn't think it was her 'thing' but she has fallen in love with it and really wants it. I don't think Kloe will be giving it up to her big sister, anytime soon. I think I will be making another one, very soon.

Trying to take a photo was not easy. The breaze wasn't helping

I gave up on this idea

I tried under the verandah and had to deal with another issue - The Dog!!! He rather liked the look of it too

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wet underfoot Wednesday

Ready for a day in the garden

This makes me want to cry. Due to all the rain we've had and a lot of frost, we've lost almost all our Lemon Scented Gums, that lined our driveway. We cared for these trees like babies and they decide to die on us.

Very wet and muddy paddocks

When we moved into our house over 4 years ago we were in drought. We didn't have one blade of grass. Now look at the mud!!

Thanks to Tatum for this recipe - Salted Caramel and Vanilla Baked Cheesecake

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Terrific Tuesday

7.30am - Another beautiful day. The days are getting longer

House frame being delivered. Gosh we are sticky beaks.

Making lemon cordial with the sunshine streaming through the window

Lemons from our tree and our friends Bruce and Sandy.

My lunch today.

Signs of Spring

Washing on the line, blowing in the breeze

Homework time, complete with hot chocolates (Aunty Mish we wanted to make one for you too!!!!)

Homework finished, time for drawing

Move it Monday

Another beautiful day

Lots of action on the blocks of land down the bottom of our hill. Pouring slabs and gas pipes going in

Biggest Loser Bootcamp DVD. I have been so good with the exercise and I am still continuing to fit it in most days. This is the latest DVD from the library.

New Runners

Weights that get very heavy

Painting skirting boards. Lots of bum sliding!!!

And Helen to answer your question  - it's a never ending cycle of maintaining!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Snap shots of Sunday

Worthy of a photo. Clear Blue Skies, it's been a while since I saw you. Oh how I love you!!!

Yummy hot chocolates

Lots of homework

mmmmmm Yum

Computers and Games

I have been painting - The entry way this time

Ceiling and walls are done

Today's job is the skirting boards, they are in desperate need of a coat of paint

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Baby Granny Stripe Blanket

I've started a new project to keep the hands busy while watching telly in the evening. We know a few people who are having bubba's, so I thought I would make a start on a handmade blanket. It's a 50/50 chance of it being a boy, right? I went with a stripe, to use up some of the wool I have here. I plan on making a girly one too.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Big $$$$$ Smile

December 2009 - Kayla went from this

To this. She was so proud of her braces and couldn't wait for the end results. (Can't believe how different she looks with blonde hair!!!)

This photo was taken yesterday. She had just got home from retreat and was tired. I have been meaning to take a photo for a few weeks. I insisted on it and I got the 'I will give you a forced smile'

The end result..............She is thrilled. It was worth every cent paid, to see that gorgeous smile.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Owl heat pack

A few months ago I made several heat packs. I donated all but one of these, to the Mothers Day stall at school.

Last night World War III broke out!! Kloe has been taking the heat pack to bed each night and Jarred decided he wanted a turn. Oh boy these two are sure learning how to argue!!! It went on and on and on. I told them, they had to work it out. Kloe ended up giving in and stormed off in a huff. Today I thought I would make her, her very own special heat pack. I filled it with wheat and lavender. It's sitting on her bed waiting for her to come home. This will probably start a new round of arguing................ I plan on making another tomorrow :)

Box Fun

These two, love nothing more than a good box or two. They love to sit and create all sorts of things. These boxes became houses, for their new soft Tigers, they bought from Dreamworld.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

House Update

A house update in photos. Just for you.........

Remember this one? This is our calf. He has grown a bit.

And the others. Missy, Honey and Dolly.

Anzac our dog

Junior our Rooster and his girls

And Lily the cat