Friday, December 31, 2010

Where has the year gone!

Well it does not seem that long that we were wishing in 2010. And now we are all celebrating the end of 2010 and the start in a few hours of 2011.

My wish for everyone is peace, health and happiness. I thank the friends that i have made through blogging and crafting and for the wonderful year that it has been overall.

Have a great time and safe one.

crafty Hugs

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

To everyone in Blog Land,

May i take the time to wish each and everyone of you a

Merry Christmas
Safe and Happy New Year

Thank you for all your inspiration and your wonderful blogs.

Crafty Hugs

Friday, December 3, 2010

I'm Hooked

Hi everyone, Well i can not believe that after two posts in October that i missed November altogether. But i have been blog hopping and you have all been very busy with Christmas.

Well i have been busy with my crochet hook and i am hooked on making these wonderful little puddings.I have to date made 18 and have some more to make as little thank you Christmas gifts as i think they are lovely. I recieved the pattern from a wonderful lady that i am with on the craft forum with. I have made some wonderful friends through the craft forum and on blogger that i am so thank full of.

I have been busy doing other things as well with the crochet hook and knitting needles so will be able to show you soon. I am hoping to make most of my Christmas gifts this year for the laddies of the family and the men of the family will be getting home made goodies.

We have finished school for the year and the last assignment that had to go in was the cooking and DS2 had to do sweets so when we took the photo of the finished product i added the little puddings as decoration. What do you all think i think that it looks great. Am so glad no school to think about now for 8 glorious weeks then we start year 10.Well will be back soon with another post i promise.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Please don't get a shock as i have done two posts in the one week. Ohhh what a shock to my system.

Well i was blog hopping and was over at Wendy B of Sugarlane Quilts and she has some lovely photo's of her garden. So i thought that i would go out in my very neglected garden because of the building and have a look at what was out. And my Beautiful hibiscus is out in bloom and just looking wonderful here take a look.
With the wonderful rain we have been having it is full and looking lovely.

Hope you all have a great day.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sewing Room

Morning everybody and what a wonderful Sunday it is here in Far North Queensland. As promised i have some photo's of the building of our new outdoor area and my sewing room come school room, Office and boys space.

If any of you have built and lived on site you will understand when i say that i will not ever build again i am over it. But the results are just amazing. We sit now with a cuppa and say to each other how did we do without it for so long.
This is first day and what the front of the house looked like.
Going up!After all brick work was done and roof on well in went the windows.
Then the flooring.
Then the painting started as I was not moving anything in until that was done. We ended up getting Blinds for the windows as the afternoon sun comes through these windows.
Filler done, time for the top coat and i just love my creams and it makes the room so light and clean and we put the normal white ceilings.
With the room painted i moved in it is a mess and i have alot to sort out but will be able to sew now and not have to pack up at the end of the day. And now i can start to put my stamp on my room.
Photo is not a good one. When I am sorted out will take more photo's. I am finding things that i have had packed away in plastic containers that i have forgotten that i had.

This is the other end of the extension and we are just living out here. I had 11 people last weekend out here mustering and we were able to all sit around the table to eat and have a good laugh at the end of the day.
As you can see we still have some painting to do but will have it all done for Christmas. With the lovely rain that we have been having up here you can see that the grass is starting to come through. I can not wait to be able to hang Christmas lights and share a meal on the day with my family around the big table.

Well hope that you have enjoyed seeing what I have been up to over the last 5 months and I hope to now be able to sit and sew to my hearts content while teaching year 9 school.

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday

Monday, September 27, 2010

And the Winner is!

Well sorry that I am late but have had a busy weekend with electricians and trying to move into the new room. But with out further to do i got DS to come into new room and draw out a name for the wonderful Fast Fabric Gifts book.
And the winner is Drum roll please.

Samelia from Samelia's Mum

you will have so much fun with this book. Many thanks to everyone who sent me such warm wishes on my Blog Anniversary i just loved them all. Samelia's mum if you can email me i will get the book off in the mail.

Well it's back to moving into the room and hope to have some photo's up tomorrow for you.
Have a lovely day everyone.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Blog Birthday Today to me,

Hi everyone in Blog Land

Yes today is the day 12 months ago that i started my blog.
yay yay yay yay

Remember i will draw the winner of that Beautiful book on Friday.

Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Blog Anniversary Giveaway

Morning Dear Bloggers, Well it is a beautiful Sunday here is the bush an i have taken time for a cuppa in the middle of painting that new sewing room, schoolroom come office that has kept me busy over the last few months.

With out further ado i am coming up to my
First Blog Anniversary

and decided to have a giveaway to all the wonderful people in Blogland that have made me so welcome and i love to visit. So just leave a comment on this post and on Friday afternoon i will draw a name out and the prize, is this beautiful book.It is filled with some lovely gifts for you to make and with Christmas right around the corner may help with some ideas.

Well if i want to move into the new room this week had better get off here and continue painting.

Hope that your Sunday is wonderful.
Crafty Hugs

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bad Blogger and i won yay yay

Hi everyone i am a bad blogger but hope to make up for it. I could not believe that I have not blogged since March. But i have been to all your blogs and sometimes left a comment and just love all the beautiful and i mean beautiful things that you all have been doing.

I have been away as we have been building and I now have a lovely room once I finish painting it that is going to be the office, school room boys area and wait for it room for me to spread out SEWING ROOM YAY YAY YAY.

I have also won a beautiful prize from the wonderful Wendy over at Sugarlane Quilts i feel so lucky. Thank you Wendy go and have a look at Wendy's blog she does some lovely work and is a wonderful teacher her students are so lucky to have her as a teacher.

Well i have some ironing that i have to do but I will be back on Sunday with an announcement as with winning Wendy's blog giveaway made me think when did i start my blog. Well it is just around the corner so come back on Sunday to see what I have.

Hope you all have a wonderful day
Crafty hugs everyone

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dawn Hay Tote Bag

To all the wonderful people in Blogland Head on over to Dawn's Blog and have a read. Dawn has made the most wonderful Tote Bag and would like to sell 1000 patterns to help the Baseco people.
So lets help Dawn sell 1000 patterns this is what a difference it will make: 10 new homes or medicine for 1000 children. Or Emegency relief kits, or Emergency medical kits... the list goes on.

Come on I no that we can all do this and feel so good in the process. Well what are you waiting for get on over there!!!!!

Big Hugs

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Hi everybody, long time me no blog sorry about that. Well on the weekend we got the computer all hooked up and internet going and i was checking emails and what a wonderful surprise i recieved from a fellow Queenslander afrom the wonderful Narelle over at Nell's Notions so a big big thank you goes to her as i love reading her blog. Also as part of the award i am to pass it on to 7 other wonderful blogs. There are so many that i blog hop to that are so wonderful that it has been a hard decision and alot have recieved the award as well. So here goes and i am going to bend the rules little bit as i don't want to force this award upon any bloggers. Just think of it as me telling all the lovely bloggers that visit me here about your blog.
Lucky - Stitch Selection
Debs - Sewdeb
Jodie - Paradise
Little Gem - Little Gem's World
Lisa - Lydia's treasures
Barb - Barbscreations
Sandi - Embroideroo

These Ladies are just some of the wonderful blogs that i visit when i have time and a cuppa in my hand.
Also i have to tell you 7 things about myself that you might find interesting.
1. I can not eat seafood only fish.
2. I taught my 3 kids on Distance Education for 14 years and loved it.
3. I start my day with a cuppa in bed that my husband has made every morning when he is home.
4. You will find me in the kitchen at party's i feel at home in the kitchen. HA HA HA
5. I am going to make my first quilt this year.
6. I just love romance DVD's and Books.
7. I am so greatful that i found blogging and now have some very good friends on the internet.

Well i thought that telling 7 things about myself was going to be easy it is not.

I hope that you enjoy hopping over to all thsese lovely ladies and having a look at there beautiful blogs. Have a great day and i will be back soon. Hmmmmm i said that last month let's hope that it does not take me a month to return.

Big Hugs

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lydias Giveaway

Hi Everyone, Well it is over a month since i last posted and i still have a few things to post about here from Christmas. I will get to them soon i promise. Things have been a bit crazy out here at the moment and i will be able to tell you all about it very soon.

Anyway while i have not posted i have been Blog hopping and keeping up with what you have been up to and you all have been busy and there are some wonderful things been made you put me to shame as i have not had the time to even turn my maching on this month.

While Blog Hopping i see that Lydia is back from her holidays and has a 1st Birthday giveaway and it is a wonderful book from Rosalie Quinlan. So go over and say hi to Lydia and join in on her giveaway and Thank you Lydia for the chance to get my hands on this lovely book through your giveaway.

Well hope that everyone stays busy and i promise to be back soon.

Big Hugs