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.