Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Quilt Hanging

I'm all excited. Yesterday I managed to hang my 'Journey of a Quilter' quilt in my sewing room. It was such a lovely feeling to see it hang up in my own room. I started this quilt in 2006 and finished it in 2008. Its been tucked away in a cupboard since (never a spare wall to hang something) until now. The rod i put up has these little clips called 'cafe clips' so I can change the quilts I put up. I think this one will be up for a while. 

Here's a little glimpse of the ensuite and WIR as they are at the moment, more on that when it happens,
the ensuite is straight off the bedroom, and off that, the WIR, which is on an outside wall. These will now be swapped around. YAY!

Till next time
Enjoy It, Live It, Love It 

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Another one comes and goes

 How fast does the year go!! Rose and I have just had another one of those.... yes, a birthday, and though they are still quite painless, one has to wonder where the years go. I can at least vouch for the last 12 months,
I have an entire half a house to show for it! But what of the ones before that??? Where did they go???
Well, after a little ponder I have worked out that I have spent hours cooking, cleaning, washing, going to work, making, searching, shopping, amongst other things.
I have wasted hours sitting around talking, laughing, eating, drinking, thinking, loving, watching a movie, reading a book, amongst other time wasting things. But you know, those time wasted hours are the ones that make They are the ones that I will remember when I am old and frail(if my mind decides to play along lol). They are the times that were spent with my family and my loved ones, with my friends, with acquaintances, with a good book, over a soppy movie. They are the times that when I am old and grey I will be able say, 'remember when we broke that tree and had to sticky tape it back together so we wouldn't get into trouble'. ;-D

We have phase 2 is about to happen in our 'new' home(it feels new!!), the
en suite and walk-in robe are getting done, a new window in our bedroom, a bigger pantry in the kitchen, and just generally finish of what we planned to do. So today I'll spend a bit of time in the wardrobe and then maybe have a bit of a sew (or sort) in my sewing room.

Till next time
Enjoy It, Live It, Love It

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

After the party......

Justin's 18th party came and went last Saturday, we had a a fantastic evening........very quiet for a bunch of 17 - 18 year olds.

I did a spot of baking last week too, I had to make some morning tea to take to SCQuilters, I decided to make a Lemon syrup cake. It was really yum!,

 but it had a bit of a problem....aarrghgh

it totally sunk in the middle! And I mean a total collapse. I now know the cause/s to sinking cakes. I think I'm a really good cook - mains and entrees, but the baking/dessert department - putting it mildly - I suck!!

I'm finding it hard to get back into things, but today I'm off to the sewing room :-D, it's my day off and I have  planned nothing, well, the plan was to have a bit of a day to myself. So hopefully I'll have a little bit of show and tell next week.

Till next time
Love it, Live It,  EnjoyIt

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Autumn is here.

My favorite time of the year has arrived. Yes, As March arrives so does Autumn.
It can bring those perfect warm sunny days and pleasant evenings, and also cold nights. But the best part is the colours. Hopefully this year i can take some photos around the hills here and share this beautiful time of the year with you.

Life is moving along, and you know that things are speeding up when your youngest is now legally an adult!!! Yes, Justin is now 18 and he celebrated his birthday with a simple family birthday dinner, and his favorite cake - homemade  ice cream honeycomb cake!!, 


 then with a bit of style.

He escorted his friend P, they've been friends since grade 4, to her school's formal.
(Grandpah's car is always used for special things)

And have a look at this. I came home from work 2 weeks ago to find the front garden looking like this...

Beautiful!!. DH (Theo) had spent most of the day spreading out mulch
The hibiscus is looking lovely, and we were really really happy  when it started budding in January. It was one of the plants that had to get moved from around the back to make room for the extension.. It was carefully pulled out by the bobcat and transferred to the front garden. we gave it lots of TLC and hoped for the best. Best won!

Here's DH enjoying a little relax time on our new verandah. I have a project planned for the table and chairs, but that will be later.

Till next time 
Enjoy it, Live it, Love it