Sunday, 22 March 2009

Good Intentions???

My good intentions have gone out the window.

When I started this blog I had every intention of doing a post at least once a week, maybe every fortnight, but this is ridiculous.

I have been doing a few sewing odds and ends, I have something planned but its a secret at the moment, apart from that nothing really exciting. Today for example, I have spent my Sunday cleaning the oven, the stove, the range hood, kitchen cupboards and I mean clean! I pulled the range hood to pieces, that sort of clean, thank goodness that sort of thing only happens once a year. I have to confess though, I have DD's 18th coming up and I thought was a good time to do it. OK onto something interesting...........

Have I told you that occasionally I participate in a postcard swap? It's soooo much fun. It happens every two months and the topics vary. I am in a group with the ladies that I used to do calligraphy with, there are also some other, the basket weavers, some patchworkers, a few other crafty ladies, even a couple of talented young ones.

Below are the postcards I have received. They are all from different people, each one unique.

I keep forgetting to take photos of the ones I have done, except for the patchwork theme. This quilt is 4inches x 3 inches!!! on a 6" x 4" postcard

I've also had a birthday in the meantime, a few weeks ago.............. I share my day with my twin actually, Rose, I had a very quiet day which was lovely, and in the evening we got together at mum and dad's with our family's and had a lovely dinner. No presents, just getting together and mum's wonderful cooking is enough. I love family time.

I have done a tiny bit of stitching, this particular one is Friendships Garden, by Blackbird designs, I'm getting there, no rush, I have made myself a deadline so I know it will be finished,

I am supposed to be keeping up with my friend Gail Pan, but I have fallen behind, I really need to get a move on, or she'll run away with it.

My absolute deadline is my 50th Birthday, plenty of time!!(it's more than 5 years away!! ;-D)

Here's a photo of what I've done so far................. very different colours for me, but I love them.

I'm also working on Butterfly Garden, by Leanne's House, but I'll leave for another time.

That's enough from me for now, have a beautiful week, whatever you'll be doing, enjoy.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

A bit of Relax time........

What a time we've had over the last couple of weeks.

We've had the fire's not too far, down the road to be precise.

We were evacuated on Monday last week and went down to my sisters house in the suburbs where there is lots of concrete. Thankfully the fire fighters and water bombers were all on hand and kept the fires away from homes.

The smell of smoke has gone through everything, but I've had a few good ideas from people to get rid of it.

All Last week we were on tender hooks, I have had all our important things in the boot of the car for nearly a month. Now I can unpack, the cool weather arrived on Tuesday night, oh!, what relief to hear the sound of rain.

We haven't had a lot, but enough to dampen things down a little, settle the dust and clean the air.

This is what we could see from our back verandah, I wasn't game to climb onto the roof just for a photo.

This is about 200 meters down the road, the day after, there is actually a house just to the left. All the hills you see in the background were burnt.

So now over the next few weeks I'm going try to get a few things done, not necessarily sewing,
but catching up on life.

Whatever you are doing today