Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Last Post for 2013

Well this will be my last post for 2013.
I am only a new blogger, but have enjoyed blogging.
I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by, and wish you a safe and happy 2014, may it be filled with love,  health and happiness and lots of stitching.
Here are photos of two trees that lost limbs in the big storm a couple of days ago. The wind was fairly roaring,  and the limbs snapped off with a mighty crash, thankfully,  only the fence was slightly bent. 

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Chookyblue Secret Santa Swap

Wow, thank you so much Grace Horton from Arizona,  Needles, Pins and Dragonflies.
A beautiful sewing box, with the most amazing embroidery on the top, inside the box is lined.
Grace included a calendar of desert blooms,  a pattern, some buttons, a pen and a magnet from Arizona,  and some ricrac.
Oh and a bag of fabric from Sun City.
I am truly blessed.
Huge warm Christmas hugs to Grace.

Tommy Is On The Run

Last night had a bit of a storm, it gave us 36mm, what an excellent Christmas present. Only drawback was the fences across the creek, that hold the horses in, got washed away.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Shorts for Grandsons

Here are some shorts I made for  my grandsons, the first ones I made the other week were to small. Sure hope these ones fit.

Crocheted Minion for Grandson

Hete is the minion I crocheted for my five year old grandson,  only thing in the rush to mail him away I forgot to embroider his mouth,  will have to do it when I next visit.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Secret Santa Swap

Look at this lovely package that I received, so many pretties, a cute little kiwi, beautiful fabric, a cat magnet and a cat ornament and tissues with cats,  as well as a calendar of New Zealand.
Thank you to my secret partner in Gisborne.


Thursday, 19 December 2013

Doing Happy Dance

Look what arrived today ...... my new quilting iron. I mainly only iron my quilting blocks, etc, hardly ever clothes, usually buy ones that do not require ironing lol.
But this little beauty, has legs/feet that stand up if you leave it down on the ironing board.
Cannot wait to use it.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

2014 New FO Challenge

Barbara from Cat Patches us hosting thus fun event, so far I have decided to start/make -

1.  A bag with lots of handy pockets by Cotton Ginnys.
2.  A bag from Issue 52 of Quilters Companion.
3.  My two inch Postage Stamp charm quilt, this is an exchange of  two inch squares hosted by The Curious Quilter.
4.  A BOM of Suffolk Puffs, there  are 625 Suffolk Puffs in this quilt.
5. Pillow Pops, this is a sew along, hosted by Threadbias, whereby you work thtough the book, seein different pillows each month.
6.  Cat Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman.
7.  Another BOM, the pattern has not been released yet (in January or February), it us called "A Merry Christmas Garden", by Gail Pan Designs.
8.  Christmas mini quilt
9. Christmas table runner.
10. Knitted Bananas in Pyjamas for my Grandson.
11. Knitted Hello Kitty for my Granddaughter.
12. A needle turn quilt, I bought back in the early 2000, it was a BOM, I shall have to search in my boxes for it.

So that is 2014 for me.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Secret Santa Soiree Arrived

Wow, what a lovely surprise! This lovely parcel was in my Post Office.
Big hugs and thank yous to my Secret Santa who lives in Gisborne, New Zealand.
The Secret Santa Soiree was organised by, Suzanne from Coloradolady Blogspot.

Warm Christmas hugs to all.

I shall go and cook tea, then sit down and open my gifts.


Christmas Stocking Swap

I am slightly late in posting this.
This lovely parcel arrived the other day, from Michell K, from New Zealand, this swap was organised by Helen (The Undomesticated Scientist), it was the Chrustams Stocking Swapm and had to include, a stocking, something tonolay with, nibbles,  smellies, a tangerine or something to represent a tangerine,  something useful. Oh an ornament,  I think that is
Well herevis a photo of my lovely surprise.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Kris Kringle Swap

This beautiful parcel arrived in the post, from Shara Lambeth Designs, it was a Kris Kringle Christmas Decoration Swap organised, by Jodie from The Haby Goddess.
I shall treasure these beautiful decorations.
Big hugs to Shara xoxo

Monday, 9 December 2013

Recent Sunrise and Sunset

Just thought I would share a couple of sunrise and sunset photos.

Sunrise on the way to Mount Isa 6 December,
Sunset on the way home from Mount Isa 6 December
Sunset clouds 8 December Jersey Plains

Friday, 6 December 2013

Secret Santa Delivered Lovely Parcel

This lovely ornament arrived with a parcel, that I have not opened,  but it looks very interesting.

This parcel arrived all the way from America :)

Thank you so much,  I am going tontry and work out who sent it so I can  contact them and say thank you.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013


Here is the bunting I made for my daughter, Katie.  It is predominantly red and white fabric, with a little green, with owls, reindeer, Christmas trees, and stars.
It is now hanging at Katie's home.

Monday, 2 December 2013

December eeeekk

Oh boy, December has pounced rather quickly, one day I have lots of time to complete sewing for Christmas,  now only a few days to make finishing stitches, and mail away.

These shorts are for my grand sons, this was a practice run, as I have a hunch they may not fit :( . It is difficult to see for the little fellows when I live so far away.

Sunday, 24 November 2013


This is a photo of the cattle digging into lick. We dropped it off to them the other day, and boy were they excited.

Funny thing is when you drive by, they get excited, thinking more lick, but alas, not every trip is to drop off lick.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Sewing, Sewing and Other Things

It is a busy time of year, and a fun time as well.

Have been busy sewing, knitting and the like for family, and various swaps I am in, so unable to post any photos at the moment.

We had 0.5mm of rain the day before yesterday ...., not enough to wet anything, but the smell of the rain was nice, though short lived.  Clouds are still hanging around, but do not think they will be delivering any precipitation.

Oh, well had better go back and do some more bits and pieces.

Thank you for taking time to stop by.

 Happy stitching Sharon

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Adding Buttons to Side bar and other happenings

I have been tearing my hair out, trying to add buttons/gadgets of whatever they are called to the side bar, these are swaps and things I have joined, first of all let me apologise if the url link is not added, not sure how to add it, but when I get days off again I shall attempt to put the owner's url link in - I hope this makes sense, I am not very techno savvy.

Oh I wish I could say what I have been doing and add photos, but alas, these will have to wait until after Christmas, if you know what I mean.  I just have to remember to take photos of all the bits and bobs and things I have been sewing/crafting.

Anyway, I had better turn off the computer, and do a little sewing before I have to head off to work, today i have to leave home about 11.30 for a 13.00 start as I have a few chores to do in town, main one is to go and get some of those water ice blocks/slippery sams things for the other half, he devours them when he gets home from a day out in the paddock.

Thank you for taking time to stop by.

Happy stitching Sharon

Monday, 4 November 2013

Lots of secret happenings

I am happily, busy, sewing, when not at work or sleeping.
Making lots of secret Santa gifts.
Also making a red and white hunting for my daughter.
Have joined a KAL, am kniiting a lace shawl, called Edwina, designed by Dee O'keefe, unfortunately, have not progressed very far.
Soon will be surrounded by a Minion or two, knitting them for my Grandson's birthday.
PS will post photos when recipients have received :)
Happy shitching
Thank you for taking time to stop by.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

A Bright Light

My beautiful daughter, Katie, doing a spot of ear candling in me.
One of our fun moments in my recent stay in the city.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Wating at Townsville airport

This is what I did over the weekend, among  other things ..... cut out 900 plus 2 inch charms for a Portage Stamp Square swap that is open for registration, this is the third or fourth one I am participating in, they are lots of fun. If interested hop on over to "The Curious Quilter".

Next exciting news is, we ha a storm yesterday afternoon, no rain to speak of :(, lots of thunder,  terrified dogs, oh but the smell of the rain on the dust was nice.

I also worked a little on the golly wog quilt,  for my daughter, this quilt is  a major WIP, been at it for probably 8 years.   Here is my little helper Poppy, making sure I place the corner golly wogs correctly.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

A Gaggle of Piggies

On ny way up the drive way, day before yesterday, this is who met me .....
Oh boy these fellows have some wild parties some nights, squealing and the like.

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy stitching

Tuesday, 8 October 2013


Well not really triplets ..... things come in three's.
This weekend was one of those occasions for me :(
First up, Saturday,  my shoe broke at the beginning of shift, I did some fancy work with suturing thread, so far it is hoding together nicely.
Later that night when I was sleeping, Poppy my Jack Russell puppy, somehow got hold of my glasses and had a nice chew of the bits that go behind my ears, but I filed them with an emery board and they are sort of ok.
Sunday afternoon,  I forgot and left the back tail gate of my car up, drove through the carport and ripped off the windscreen wiper.

Sorry for the whinge,  but I needed to vent.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

Happy stitching

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

August OPAM

Here is my little needlebook, it marches the bag I made last month, unfortunately this is the only project I completed in August,

Saturday, 21 September 2013

August Aussie Knitting

A big thank you and hugs to Patricia L, from Tassie, it included yarn , patterns,  point protectors,  Alice in Wonderland,  dvd, notebook and so much more.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

September SAL Completed

Here is my needle book for September,  it matches the sewing case from August.

Thankmyou for taking time to stop by.   Happy stitching.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Bats in the lounge room

Here I am, stitching my stitchery, when I hear this fluttering sort of sound on the enclosed back verandah.
Getting up to investigate the sound, a bat, yes a bat meets me in the doorway, eeeek, I am terrified of flying things.
It decided to land on a picture frame.
Anyway I turned off the lights and it flew outside, now the doors are closed :

Happy stitchingSharon

Tuesday, 3 September 2013


Hello all

Am very excited, have joined Chookyblue's SSCS 2013.  Am planning on what to make my secret partner, I think that is the best part, making something for someone, you don't know and who does not know you, and it is a total surprise..

Happy stitching


Saturday, 31 August 2013

Fat Quarter Swap August

A big hug and thank you to Maureen L. for the lovely Fat Quarters and gold thread I received. I love the cat card Maureen included in the parcel:-)

Christmas in July Swap

This is the lovely "Christmas In July Swap" parcel that I recieved from snorts. The parcel arrived a couple of weeks ago, but have had internet issues (again), joys of bush living. The parcel contained some cider mix, a Christmas soap, two beautiful hand made wash clothes, a ball of red sparkly yarn, a ball of red, white and green cotton yarn, some Christmas gift tags, a nail file, I hope I have remembered everything, if not cast your eyes on the photo below :-)
There was Christmas candle, some hand cream, so many lovely things.
A big hug and thank you to snorts (Linda).