Sunday, 11 January 2009

Mission 1............ Complete

I feel like I have really achieved something here. It great when the mess is tidy. The secret will be, that when I get 'creative' I must create AND be tidy!! A real challenge for me!!

That's Mission 1, you haven't seen the rest of my mission. I have an entire room outside, and that's going, so to speak. That will be another blog entry later in time.

Today, is finish packing and run away for a couple of weeks. Yep, we're off to the beach for a bit of a break. I'm going to finish tracing some stitchery to take, alter a dress for DD, finish packing the car, not to mention whatever else comes up in-between, and when DH gets home from work.

put the bikes on the back, we're off. Thank goodness its only an hour and a half away, we'll get set up, but then we'll come back tomorrow night for Dad's 70th, some things a just too important to miss, and either head back after the party or go first thing Tuesday.

MrPCP is going to mum & dad's for his annual holiday too, he's been doing that for the 6 years.
He has his own domain there, aka the garage, that houses an old lounge chair just for him. He has some friends there too, Mooki and Tom the 2 cats, Oski the Kelpie x, Crackers the Cocky and their new addition to the family Jack, the foxy x Jack Russel.

Here's Oski & Jack

Oski is 13 and Jack is 10 weeks

Enjoy whatever you do


Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Here's the Proof........oh, the Shame!!!

Firstly, I'd like to introduce you to to

'Mr' PussyCat, Pirate (MrPCP)

He likes to try to run things around here, we're

wise to him though, but DS, he's a bit softer, he allows time on a quilt, or instant feeding.

We have a bucket of water out the front and MrPCP insists on drinking out of it.

Aren't these beautiful, I've been waiting for

them to open up and finally yesterday they

came out fully. They are one of my favorite

flowers along with simple white daises

and Gerbra's

And here is the proof, the mess, well messier than when I started, because I've emptied everything out and thrown it everywhere. Isn't that how you sort out a mess.??

If I don't like it, don't want it, it goes into the Out

box, if I like it or want it it goes into the Keep box.

That's the theory anyway.

So more work to be done, and hopefully tomorrow it will be finished. Though I might be getting side tracked for a few hours, we'll see..

So now you know my shameful mess.

Till next time, whatever you are doing...........ENJOY!!

Monday, 5 January 2009

New Year's Resolution.....

Well, 5 days into 2009 and there's not a lot happning. No sewing, yet! Though I have been productive in other areas, namely, CULLING!! I started in the linen cupboard,.........why do we keep "stuff" that is only fit to dust, clean windows, do oil changes with etc. I ask you.... how many "RAGS" does one need. Then I moved into my wardrobe, and again, WHY?? do we keep it all???
Today I have moved into the study, which now also houses some of my craft stuff. It's not a big room about 2m x 5m, how much stuff can one person have?? Where does it all come from??? Did I mention that I also have a craft room outside that we really only use for storing odds and ends not to mention more of my stuff. I am totally fed up with all this mess so I am getting ruthless here and CULLING. BTW, did I mention that this morning I had to do bit of mending. Yes it had to be done.

Till next time

Thursday, 1 January 2009

New in 2009, Blogging!!

Happy New Year, Hope 2009 is a year filled with lots of happy times, health, surprises, friendship, family and anything else that's good that may come your way.

Welcome to my Blog. Finally after much mulling, I decided that I would take the plunge into Blog land. It will be fun to share a little about me and my life of patchwork, stitching and other little crafty addictions. Also share a few dreams - but that will be a little later and occasionally vent the odd frustration.

I live in Upwey, in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, Australia.
I am married to Theo (pronounced Tao) and have 2 teenage children, DD Laura 17, and DS Justin 15 and our cat Pirate.

I will also be asking you for help, this blog thing isn't as easy as I thought.

see you soon