Wednesday, 26 November 2014

A Guest Appearance....




Yesterday we had a very special visitor to our Tuesday Group, Santa had flown in all the way from the North Pole just to visit with the Tuesday Girls...He must have heard the rumours about our lovely group....all true too...and he was kind enough to hand out some pressies too...
Here is our wonderful Tess....she is looking a little excited here...
Next we have the lovely Teresa.....

Santa doesn't miss a trick and is informing Helen that he has heard about her reputation for being "The Naughty" one....

Last but not least, it was our unforgettable Norreen's turn to visit with Santa...

I love this photo, everyone is looking very please with themselves...


I didn't miss out...I too got a big cuddle from Santa...


Inside the girls pressies are 24 little pressies (Advent style)....just a little fun for girls...

Well that's it for me, a big thank you to Santa (aka hubby) for making The Tuesday Girls feel special and thanks Helen, Teresa, Tess and Nor for making my life full of friendship and laughter, oh ok and a bit of naughtiness too....Life would be so boring without you girls...love you all heaps...xxxx





Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Halloween, Christmas and Family Catchup Post...

I have been a little slack lately putting up my posts as quickly as I should be...but time is just flying by way to fast for me to keep up...
So lets begin with Halloween..
We went to the - Keeping Kids Off The Streets - halloween party at Ormeau last month..
What a great night - lots of lollies for the kids, heaps of fictional characters walking around, fire works and a DJ.   Here is a photo of my grandson and my youngest daughter and her friend...
I thought the girls would be a little bored but they thought it was great and even volunteered to help with handing out the lollies...you cant tell by this photo but those buckets were full of sweets.  The organisers opened the community centre up and at different areas through out the building they had these stations set up so the kids could walk around and 'trick or treat'.  It was such a great idea.  I will confess that I do NOT like Halloween but concede to the fact that it is moving into Australia and will most likely be a big part of my grandson's future...and to tell the truth, he had a ball and I did too...
Look who else I found there...just couldn't resist getting a photo with my two favourite pirates... the shorter one is by far the cutest but on just....
My eldest daughter reached the 22 week stage of her pregnancy on the weekend, all is going well and we are soooo looking forward to meeting our second grandchild next year..
Hudson is holding his news....
Sewing - whats that???  I have being making some cushion covers for christmas and this is what I have come up with so far...mind you they are not finished - just the tops are done...
I seem to be having a 'snowman' thing happening...
 This one is made from felt and buttons...
 Another snowman....Hopefully I will pull my finger out, find my mojo and finish these cushions in time for christmas (this year)...
I have also made some stockings, we have more boys in the family than girls so I did try to make them a little masculine but I guess that was a fail when I added the flowers to the black topped ones..lol  Oh well.
 One of The Tuesday Girls has had the nerve to leave us for 10 days and galivant around New Zealand with her Hubby...   We all missed her so much and are glad she had a wonderful time, but we are more happier now that she is back home with us, where she belongs...(No more trekking around the country side, ok...its just not on...lol)
Helen did bring pressies back for us...A New Zealand bauble for my chrissy tree, a beautiful tag and some gorgeous fabric...so I guess we can forgive her for leaving us behind... bribery goes a long way...Thank you Helen...Your bauble with be the first one on my tree this year...xx
Last month, Teresa got busy and made quite a few of these fobs and tiny zipper pouches...I was spoilt and was given these two matching ones. They were so popular, with them being snapped up before they were even finished, so I am feeling very grateful that she gave me them.   Thank you Teresa, I love them...xx
Well that's about it...just a bit of secret sewing but I can not show you any of that...but I can show you this...
Swap number 1 ready for posting...
 Swap number 2, ready for posting too...
Oh I did do a little shopping recently and found this gorgeous panel at The Dew Drop In, in Hervey Bay...it has the chalk board look to it and even though I haven't decided what I am going to make with it, I am salivating with ideas of how to use it.  
That's it for me...a bit of an eclectic post but October just flew by and by the looks of it, November is chasing after it....cya all....xxxx



Sunday, 2 November 2014

A Little Christmas Creativity




I have this box in which I put bits and pieces into "just in case" I might need them and today I thought I would make use of some of the bits...
I have added a snowman ornie (with its hook to hang it up missing) , along with a timber
box in which I nearly put into the bin the other day...ignore the dust as that is one of the reasons I was going to get rid of it...anyhow...add a few old bells, branches and ribbon to the pile and look what I have created...oh and of course my glue gun....I just love my glue gun..
From this...
To This... a little Christmas display....

A closer look...

Not too bad, if I do say so myself...now all I have to do is come up with something to make with the rest of the crap stuff in the box...I needed a bigger timber box cause there is heaps of stuff left...oh well, at least I used some of it...and as a bonus I got to keep the timber box and only have to dust it once a year...lol
Toot-a-loo....xxx


Libby's Mystery Quilt- block 7

Just finished another block for Libby's Mystery Quilt... I have sewed with my little fingers none stop all weekend until it was completed...so hard to get a good photo of it but you get the idea.
A closer look....
Two to go....and Mrs Postie - take your time, I would love a rest before the next one comes....
That's all....cya


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Libby's Mystery Quilt -Block 6

I have just finished block 6.... I have been a bit slow keeping up with my blocks but I am slowly get through them... I am having a Love/hate relationship with this quilt.   I love how it is looking but I am not having fun stitching them...  Anyhow this is how it is looking so far..

A closer look..

I still have some buttons and a ribbon to add but I will do that after I have quilted it ...
Woohoo, six down and three to go.... Just keep sewing, just keep sewing...
That's all for me.  Cya later.  



Friday, 17 October 2014

A Day Out With The Girls (And It's Not Even Tuesday)..

I had a lovely day out with The Tuesday Girls..Firstly heading to Canugra in the hinterlands of Gold Coast...
This is a new little shoe shop that has open there and we just had to pop in for a looksee...
The name of the shop is The Shoe Vault..
Don't you just love the sign, well I hope so cause my hubby made it..Nora is the owner of the shop and she so happens to be one of my hubby's golfing buddies..
 He also made some smaller ones to match...
 Inside the shop.....lots of pink for cancer week...
 Helen and Norreen checking out some shoes...
 Teresa having a chat with Nora....
After making out purchases, we drove up to Mt Tamborine to check out the Scarecrow Festival which started today...
But first we need to replenish the energy levels and what better way to do that would be to stop in at the Birchgrove Nursery.
On arrival we couldn't help but be distracted by the roses...soooo beautiful and the scents were amazing....mental note: tear up the front yard and plant lots of roses...

 Ok now we can go inside...
I think I will have the Chocolate Mousse cake.....yep that has my name written all over it..
Ok now onto the scarecrows....check this one out..I think I have found a friend....Captain Jack Scarecrow...lol
 Another photo of this handsome stranger...
 I can't leave, he's too cute....
 Check this one out....an enormous dragon...can you see his tail coming out of the hedge..
 And over this side you can see his paw coming out of the hedge as well..
The girls and myself were very close to this lovely dragon, chatting away among ourselves when the dragon roared as us...there was a man hiding inside the dragon, he must have been listening to everything we were saying...I hope we didn't say anything naughty...it was so funny..
 The girls having some fun...Teresa...
 Helen....
 And Norreen...
 The local school's theme was Gulliver's Travels....this piece was huge and was surrounded by lots of little people...
 Who could resist stopping here to pat the Haydoodle dog....it doesn't look it but it was quite large too..
 Some scarecrow kids....
Ok enough of the scarecrows and off we head, down the mountain and out to the bay...
This lovely shop is called Linen & Lace, at Cleveland.   So many pretty things can be found here..
 The girls smell some soaps that were outside the shop..
 The inside was filled with beautiful items, some were handmade and some commercially bought, but all were gorgeous..
 After our long day out we headed home where I just needed to put my feet up for a while...
Later on, I was telling hubby about our adventures of the day and I was showing him photos of the beautiful roses I had seen on the mountain, when my son's girlfriend walked in with these gorgeous roses from her garden - just for me...I couldn't believe it, here I was with photos of roses on my computer and here she was with roses in her hand...talk about a good end to a fantastic day...
 They smell much better than the photo's...
Yes, I can see it now...a total reno for the front yard....and lots of roses of all different colours...
Such a purrfect end to a purrfect day...cheers...xx