Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hello all out there in blog land

I had a day at home today. A day just for me. I have felt overwhelmed/over committed these past few weeks and decided I needed a day at home for me.

I started my day with a nice chat with my soul sister sham. We are starting to plan our weekend together in July. Can't wait. I have so many things I want to show you Sham when you come.

I did managed to get the chores done including cleaning the shower. You know that task no one likes to do.

I made friends with the sewing machine and am gaining confidence and think I am ready to tackle something more challenging. Not sure what but will have a think about it.

I also made 2 doz Easter Bunnie cookies. I iced around half and they were a hit. I will get some more cutters and over the holidays the kids can have a go at decorating them.

I then cleaned up my stitching area. I can only explain it as it having looked like the stitching fairy thew up all over the place. I had thread,fabric,charts,scissors,hand cream you name it all over the place. It is so neat now I am not wanting to use it. I need to get a nice jar or bowl to keep my orts in. I am sure I have something in a cupboard somewhere I can use. If not I might have to go buy something pretty.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Cause I am.... Charmaine is coming for a visit YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Monday, March 23, 2009


I have spent the last 2 weeks sorting this house. For no other reason that I can not stand it any longer and Winter is coming. You know the 3 months where you are all stuck inside with no room to move and stuff everywhere. I am on a mission to Winterize this house. I am almost done too.

I have loaded the trailer with junk and DH even had to make hungry boards cause it would have been a 2 trip run if he had not.

The boys room was the worst. They now have new beds and storage. Right down to new coat hangers! It looks and smells so nice (for now) Shan's room was done a few weeks ago and she loves her new desk and bedside table. She got her new Bass guitar last week and made a special place for it to go and all. I am very proud of her.

We are having the bathroom roof re done during the first week of the school holidays. It has all peeled and falling apart. The guy came and quoted it and said he didnt need to re plaster just strip it and seal it etc. so whatever just get it done is all I say.

Had a barney with my car pool lady this monrning. Today was her day. She only does 2 I do 3. She neglected to tell me her kids were not going to school today and she would not be able to take mine. I do not know how we managed it but we all got to where we were supposed to be on time. Maybe now they will understand why I get them up and ready so early.... I have decided to ditch her in the new term and my kids can bus it on the 2 days I struggle with. 4 of us need to be in 3 different places at the same time! I can multy task but am not that good.

OK Off to get changed to do the school run. I collect an extra now on a monday to take to dancing. Shannon has started dancing by the way... Jazz and hip hop.

Have a great week all


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I treated myself today to a road trip. Along the way I found some interesting places :)

I picked up some 3 sisters fabrics that I just had to have and some really cute buttons that were chanting "take us home".

I have a use for some of the buttons. I was hunting for flower buttons to use in place of giggle buttons on some stitcheries I want to do. Giggle buttons although very cute are also not cheap. I have a stack of giggle buttons so will use some of each so they blend. Should look ok. Now to remember which folder the patterns are in......

The fabric were just screaming at me to buy them I adore the patterns and think they might make a nice tote bag. Not sure yet will see where the scissors and sewing machine take me.

Off to get kids from school. Fun over :(


Monday, March 9, 2009

Hello all who drop in.

Yesterday my eldest niece turned 18. Lauren is now a big girl. She is having a party next Friday and I will give her the 18 punches in the arm then OH ad the 1 to grow on ;)

It is a long weekend here this weekend and I have achieved so much. I feel good as I look about at the tidy house with the clean floors. We have had so much wind over the past week all the ash has blown in from the fires and coated everything with a layer of fine back dust. It was so nice finally removing it all.

We are planning a tip run for next week and have borrowed mum's trailer (well will go get t today) and I need to get the boys room sorted out. They get their new beds next weekend and I need to toss a heap of stuff to make room. We have ordered them new bunks the ones with the double bed on the bottom and the single on the top. Jake is getting too big for the single bed.

I have not been doing a whole lot of stitching I have been busy with other projects. I am really wanting to stitch right now so might try and find some time today.

Ok time to get on with my day.