Monday, February 9, 2009


What a weekend! Our fires here are contained and there were no lost lives, how thankful we have the wonderful CFA.

My husband spent the whole day saturday putting out spot fires on his mothers property and keeping her calm. Things could have been a whole lot worse, and after the tv stations finally came back on air at 10pm, I watched in horror at the devastation that other parts of Victoria were experiencing. The terror and loss is unimaginable, I watched several hours of updates this morning and just cannot fathom what people are going through.

I have been tagged by Emma at Emmaroseart

The tag is 6x6 - the 6th photo in the 6th folder.

This is a quilt that I took a photo of at last years Stitches and Craft!, It was this one that made me fall in love with the Aunt Becs 9 patch from Amitie..

I also got tagged for the same 6x6 by Selina at Wild Things of Noosa, so I bent the rules and chose the 6th picture in my downloaded images.

This is an idea we intend to implement in our back yard.. We used to have an inground trampoline, but with the round ones taking over, we will try and do something classy like this!

Now to pass this on for some others to do the same..

Oops, helps to press publish..

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Heat, Wind and Fire!!

Oh my what a shocker of a day!
It is blowing an absolute gale and the heat!, Well it feels like I have jumped inside a furnace.
Then whilst surfing the net moments ago, I look out and see this out my office window..

We are in a new estate and there are only 3 rows of houses between us and that smoke... Open paddocks after that and the river is just off to the left, so lots of dry wood and not much water unfortunately. The helicopter is buzzing around and the sirens are very frequent. This is nothing like gippsland people are experiencing but it does get the adrenalin going.

At least with all that terrible wind, the soot wont be landing on us for the next day. I just hope they manage to get it all under control soon, There are a lot of spot fires starting up from blown embers.. Mother Nature!, it must just be PMS..

On a nicer note, my little baby started 3 year old kinder this week and he is so very proud of himself.. He wants to go every day. I didnt even have separation issues.. from him that is at least.
Till next time, Bring on the cool change!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Controlled Chaos

Where did those 6 weeks go?? All that organising I did weeks ago and today I still find myself feeling like a mouse running in a wheel.. Will I ever find the cheese??

I am halfway through making slices and muffins for the school lunches, Have the labelling machine out ready to print and iron the new items, Lunchboxes at the ready, New shoes have been worn in and polished up again, Now today has consisted of ,what I call some serious multi-tasking!!

I have been a little preoccupied too, I have scoured the world of all the disappearing nine patch quilts and I bow down to you "oh great one" Annie, Yours is the finest of them all!!
Now I am begging of you, help me please with your expertise ( crikey that rhymes!) I am going to make one of these to practise my piecing and cutting skills before I cut into the Big one.. So tell me, (any opinions would be greatly appreciated!!)I thought I would use this stash from Provincial Patch.. Do these colors look ok?? I thought I would keep the brown in the centre, so It would end up as the small square, then alternate the red and green, keeping the blue on the corners so they stay large.. (or should I cut up a couple??) I have also realised that the brown print is the same as a red one and that could look dicky if they were beside one another..
This quilting business is a little tricky but addictive isnt it!! I havent even started yet and my mind is already thinking of others.. I think that I have crafters ADD.

See the two prints the same! the brown and red with the palm leaves.. I need to keep them way apart dont I? I actually like the plain brown for a centre.. maybe just throwing in the odd brown print.
I made a flower badge for miss P's new school bag today, that way she can see her bag hanging on the hook from a mile away..

Oh and I got this a few weeks back from the fabulous Missie Krissie.. It was delivered within 48 hours of ordering and I love it!!! Some of my sewing girlfriends suggested that I could use a little red sticky dot to hide someones name if they had been naughty!! thus threatening their status with a red sticker.. he he.. too funny