Thursday, December 31, 2009

And the star producers for 2009 are

King Billy And Angelina
couldnt resist yesterday and I picked one. Yummo. Will harvest in the next few days.
Have a great new year everyone. stay safe.
see ya

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tony Ferguson Wk17

I hope you all had a great christmas. I know I did. I am typing this post on our new computer and its very exciting. It was a christmas pressie to ourselves, as our old computer was about 8 years old and well past its use by date.
I got up this morning and with fear in my heart whent off to tony ferguson.
Well I am happy and proud to annouce a loss of 900grams.
Yep even with christmas I still lost.
Chuffed I am
see you

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Boxing Day

Well christmas day is over for another year. It all went well here. Everyone felt full and happy. The kids all had a ball and it was a pretty relaxed kind of day.
Now today we have christmas with my family at my parents house.
I was very good and only had two glasses of sparkling wine, as my brother in law and his partner announced that they were engaged.
What a great chrismas surprise.
Congratulations to them.
see ya

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas eve

Today 22 years ago my dear old hubby, asked me to marry him.
We have had our ups and downs but overall the last 21years of marrage have been good ones.
I am excited to see what the next 20 or so years will bring.
Only one more sleep till santa comes.
Have a great christmas everyone.
see ya

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tony Ferguson Wk 16

This week I gained 200grams
not really stressing as it is the season to have a few bubblys, and I did enjoy two glasses on Sunday.
I have realised that when I drink alcahol my body stops burning fat.
But I will restrain myself I promise.
see ya

PS only 3 more sleeps

Sunday, December 20, 2009

our first adult family christmas

Today wonderson, his girlfriend, baby girl and her boyfriend, dear old hubby and I are having a christmas dinner.
Its our first family, adult christmas and I am very excited.
It only seems like yesterday I was running around with two little toddlers and now they are all grown up and in relationships with two wonderful others.
Its great when it all works out.
I hope they all remain happy.
Have a great day everyone.
see ya
PS only 5 more sleeps til santa

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Feeling Hot,Hot,Hot!

The temp today is about 39 dregrees (102 farenheit) So a good day to bale hay.
Buffy is just enjoying the shade. She is a rescued cat that was very neglected and has become the most loyal and loving pet anyone could every ask for.
She will only allow members of our family to pick her up and she is not fond of little boys.
I think they caused her grief before we got her.

This is mushroom She has just enjoyed a nice long drink and is wondering what I am doing with that funny shiny thing in her face.
Stay cool everyone.
see ya

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tony Ferguson Wk15

This week I have lost 900grams and two centermeters from off my tummy.
I may still be able to reach my goal of 10 kilos but christmas. Only 800 grams to go.
wish me luck
see ya

Monday, December 14, 2009

Its all about Purple

This is my first eggplant for the year. Last year I grew some but not this big.
And even though it looks blue its really a purple vest I knitted. I cant read patterns so I made it up as I went along. Turned out ok. I am wearing it now and it fits nicely.
For all the Vic students waiting for there VCE results today goodluck, and remember there is more than one way to get into the course you want, so dont stress.
See ya

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Lazy sunday morning

I have had a bit of a sleep in this morning and now I am sitting in bed playing on the laptop. Reading blogs and playing on facebook.
It rained overnight and the air comming in the open window is crisp and fresh.
The rooster is crowing and a hen is clucking telling me my breakfast egg is ready.
The sheep and cattle were moved into another paddock yesterday and they are very quiet telling me they are happily munching on the fresh grass.
Today we will be working in the vegetable garden weeding and in the hot house.
Hubby is making noise in the kitchen so I suppose I have to get up now.
Have a great sunday everyone
see ya

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A close call

Thursday night I had what was promising to be the mother of all migraines. So I took immediate action and got some drugs into me and was asleep by 8.30. Next morning I stayed in be until the morning shows had finished, about 9.00. I then took it slow all day.
I stayed away from the office and just potted around at home. I cooked 7 meals for myself which I froze for when we are eating stuff for dinner I cant have, like pasta. I also folded laundry and did more laundry and knitted.
I again took some drugs last night and I was asleep by 9.30. This seems to have worked as I am awake now and the threatening headache has not materialise.
So now I am blogging and playing on my new addiction, face book. I love playing the games on facebook. So if you have a few spare minutes, get on facebook and play some of the games. I dare you, you will be hooked.
see ya

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Its beggining to look a lot like christmas

The house smells wonderfully of pine tree, and that means christmas is on its way.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Tony Ferguson Wk 14

Well the slow progress continues. I only lost another 100grams.
But hey, a loss is a loss and its better than 100 up, right.
Just trying to keep myself positive.
Christmas is progressing here, I have the menu all set for the big luncheon, and We are steadily cleaning up the back entertainment area. But it is raining today and so the weeds will continue to grow at an alarming rate.
How are your preps going?
Have you finished your chrissy shopping?
I only have one small thing to get to add to one persons gift, I made the first part myself.
Then I think I'm done.
see ya

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Just a quickie

Not much happening here at the moment. We have been busy in the workshop and lots getting done at home, but its not been anything to blog about.
We went fishing yesterday and dear old hubby caught a gummy shark, so lots of flake for the family.
Its been very muggy here and we have had a bit of rain. Enough to keep the gardens going without any help from me. The hothouse needed water, and I gave it a good drink this morning.
The plants in there have gone nuts. The tomatoes are full of fruit, and the capsicums are doing really well. I will be able to harvest some for tea tonight. The tomatoes are only a week or two from ripening.
Its hot at the moment, but the weather people have forcast a cool change with rain.
Just right for sleep.
see ya

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Tony Ferguson Wk 13

Today I lost 700grams and another cm off my tummy.
I also have finished christmas shopping. I hope!
And the walls in the sewing room are now painted.
Its all happening
see ya

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Concert day!

Today is the end of year concert for dancing.
Baby girl is in 11 dances again this year. Two for each class and one teacher dance.
It is very exciting to see her with her little students. She started to dance just before she turned 4 and now she is teaching kids that age.
She has come along way. We put her in dancing to help her overcome shyness, and now we cant get her off the stage!
Proud mum I am.
The carpet for the craft room has been ordered and the earliest it can go in is Dec 22nd.
So we are cutting it fine as Christmas lunch is here this year.
dear old hubby is at this moment sanding the walls ready to paint.
Have a great weekend everyone.
see ya

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Last class

Today I am off to the last quilting class for the year. I have bought myself a project to start as soon as my room is finished so I will be kept busy over the holidays.
All my room needs now is the electician to put in the power points, five doubles, Painting and the carpet put in.
Then I can move in!
I will hopefully be able to start the painting in the next day or two.
Have a great day everyone
see ya

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tony Ferguson Wk 12

Today I only lost 100 grams
But I lost 3 cm from my tummy.
so a happy girl I am
see ya

Friday, November 20, 2009

Progress Report

progress on the new quilt. It is going well. I am learning lots of new techniques. I really like the way this is turning out. Every week it grows in ways I never imagined. I kind of like that, as usually I am such a control freak.

So a learning curve in many ways.

see ya

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Today 12 years ago, my brother George decided that the world was too brutal a place to live and so he left to move on.
I still miss him every day.
I hope you have found peace now.
love you!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tony Ferguson Wk 11

Today I lost 1.4 kilos
Taking my total to 7.4 to date.
Thats 16.3 pounds in the old weight.
I am very happy
see ya

Sunday, November 15, 2009

7 months on.

This is pepper and mushroom today. They follow you around and their tummys are so full they look like they are going to bust. But they are friendly and quiet and love company.
This is pepper and mushroom 7 months ago when we first got them. They were only 5 months old then and very timid. The farm we got them from was very dry and it did not have a blade of green grass on it.
They had never seen grass and didn't know what to do with it. Boy how times have changed for them
see ya

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Craft room update

Plaster on inside.

Render on the outside.
Getting there!
see ya

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tony Ferguson Wk 10

This week I have gained 300 grams.
We are not worried as its been exactly a month since my last gain.
That time I lost what I had gained and a kilo more in the next week.
So we think its just my cycle and next week I will lose it again.
Lets hope so
see ya

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Harvest from the sea

This morning very early we headed off to Port Phillip Bay to catch some fish. We acually got 6 snaper, which is the bag limit.
We bagged out in less than two hours.
We dropped one of the fish at a friends house so thay could have some for dinner.
I have really got the bug now. I cant wait to go out again.
see ya

Friday, November 06, 2009

Beautiful Bottlebrush

This is the Bottlebrush hedge we planted about 10 years ago. They get no attention at all now and yet they still give us a great show every year.
Our bees just love them.
see ya

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Butterfly Kisses

Progress on this quilt has been slow. First I got myself those two jobs and that took alot of my stitching time away.
Then I had to wait for the quilters to have the time to fit me in as they were working on quilts for all the fire victims. Winter was coming so I did not mind having to wait.
So now it is finally finished and although not perfect, I learnt lots.
I really like this finished product.
Its only the second quilt I have made so I am pretty proud of myself.
see ya

Monday, November 02, 2009

Tony Ferguson wk 9

Since tomorrow is melbourne cup day I had to go and be weighed in today.
I lost another kilo and another cm from off my tummy.
If your betting on the cup tomorrow good luck.
see ya

Quite sunday fishing!

Yesterday we went fishing for the first time this season. We got up early and headed off to launch the boat and spent the day on the water.
I love being in the boat and I always feel very relaxed and refreshed after a day out.
We caught two snapper, and they were a good size, one whiting and another fish but we didn't know what it was.
We then decided to move to another spot.
As we were not planing to stay out too long, and because we left early, I did not pack a lunch. We got hungry and decided to try and catch something we could cook on the boat to eat.
The gods decided to bless us. As soon as we stopped at the new spot, we started catching Flathead.
In about 10 minutes we had caught enough for us to eat. As I kept bringing then in hubby was cleaning them and filleting them and we had the freshest fish for lunch possible.
And last night for dinner we had baked snapper and it was delicious!
Can't wait to go out again.
see ya

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Beltane

Wishing everyone a happy Beltane, May your harvests be plentiful.
And to all in the north, happy Samhain.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tony Ferguson Wk 8

Today I lost 600grams
and I cm from off my tummy.
So in total I have lost 5.3 kilos and 4cm from off my tummy.
Still 19.7 kilos to go.
see ya

Saturday, October 24, 2009

More photos of the promised harvest

The main vegie garden till, weeded and ready for planting. Since taking this photo we have planted tomatoes, cucumbers and eggplants. This weekend I will plant more seedlings and mulch with cane mulch.
This is the plum tree, king William. It planted next to the plum Angelina. I bought Angelina as its got the same name as me! It said on the tag that if planted next to a King William both trees produced heaps more. So I did and boy are they full.
Plum jam, yummo

This is my blood orange. Its flowers smell wonderful. Its still very small so I may not let the fruit develope. Has anyone got any ideas? should I pull off the fruit, or let them develope. Please let me know.
have a great weekend
see ya

Friday, October 23, 2009

A promise of the coming harvest, two

These are little nashies, they are a cross between apples and pears. Taste great.
Apple blossoms. Smell wonderful.

Little pears, yummy

Apricote tree is full again this year. Geat cropper
see ya

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A promise of the coming harvest.

The bush beans, lettuce, and coli is growing well
the new strawberry plants are in. When the garlic is finished I will plant out the rest of the garden bed with strawberry plants.

The tommies, capsicums, more lettuce and egg plants planted in the hothouse are going gangbusters.
see ya

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Random shots of whats going on

Chickens eating their grain
Geese back to weeding the rose garden

And frame up of new room.
Its all happening here.
see ya
Ps. Thanks ladies for your comments on my weight loss. It means a lot.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tony Ferguson Wk 7

Today I lost 1.4 kilos.
Than means I am now under 80 kilos for the first time in near 10 years.
I am so happy
Now to keep going.
see ya

Monday, October 19, 2009

The craft room jigsaw

Timber: check

Plaster board: check
Windows: check
We even have the colourbond roofing and insulation.
All we need now is nice weather so the tradie can come and get the job done. He is a mate and he said he would probable get 90% done in one day.
So lets all hope for sunshine.
see ya

Friday, October 16, 2009

The latest project

This is what I have been working on lately. First I got the stichery from the internet. Just do a search for free stitchery patterns.
I then changed it a little as she had eggs in her apron and I didn't want them. Then I traced the transfer onto the fabric. I wanted the girls to look at each other so I traced two of them back to front.
I also have a group of little girls, one with a dolls pram, and I have stitched four of those. They will be incorporated into one of the boarders of the quilt.
I have used purple and green as the main part of the girls with red shoes and red flowers in their bonnets.
So the theme will continue on the patchwork part of the quilt and the red will be used as the back and binding.
Will post progress pic's as I go along.
see ya

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Still feeling blue,
and there is nothing for me to do.

The weather has turned grey,
so indoors I must stay.

The rain is falling down,
making the land turn soggy brown.

When the sun turns the sky to blue,
then I will be happy too.

Not much of a poet I know but hey I gave it a shot.
see ya

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tony Ferguson Wk 6

This is a hard post to write. Its the post I have been dreading and the reason I decided to blog about my weight loss.
This week I have gained 400grams.
I don't know why, but I do know two things.
One. Its been a very emotional week for me. Nothing has happened I just have felt very emotional and upset this week and I don't know why.
Two. The magical 80kg barrier has always been a big one for me. Every time I try to lose weight that 80kg is the one I stumble on.
I hope I will do better this week
see ya

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The big clean out!

The big clean out has begun. As I type two teenagers are cleaning out their rooms.
There are bags of cloths that no longer fit or not wanted any more, so they are being put into bags to be handed down to little cousins, and children of friends of ours.
A lot of the cloths were handed down from older children and so are on their third round of usage.
Any that cannot be handed down are used as rags in the mechanical workshop. We always need rags there.
I have save the old jeans and will use them to make a quilt.
I had better go back and supervise because if I don't they will keep everything and not throw out anything.
They are such hoarders my kids.
see ya

Friday, October 09, 2009

Craft room update

The concrete floor has been laid and the timber has been delivered. Hopefully the guy will turn up today and start construction on my new room .
I can't hardly wait.
meanwhile I have been busy cutting all the fabric for the latest quilt. I have hand stitched some sunbonnet sues and we are now in the process of creating a quilt around them.
Photos soon I promise.
The sun is shining and the birds are singing, so I will have a glorious day today.
Hope you do too!
see ya

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Tony Ferguson Wk 5

Today I lost 900g
No centimeters from my tummy.
only one kilo more and I will be under 80kilos for the first time in a very long time.
I hope I drop enough this week.
cross your fingers for me
see ya

Monday, October 05, 2009

Relaxing weekend

I have had a quiet weekend. Started on Friday night with dinner and catch up with some ladies I meet while working at Curves.
Home early, I was home by 9.30, to spend some time with the boys as they were going on their annual golf trip.
They look forward to it all year and dear old hubbys brother goes along as well. Wonderson has been going for a few years now and it has been wonderful for the three of them to bond away form us girls and just be boys.
Baby girl was away on Friday but she came home on Saturday afternoon and we have spent a simple weekend together, reading and watching girlie DVD's.
So this morning I got up early and opened up the workshop and with our mechanic will be running the show until hubby gets back this afternoon.
So have fun everyone, enjoy the week.
see ya

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Random Shots

Baby nuts on my
almond tree A couple of finished cushions

This years babies

Craft room ready for concrete
see ya

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tony Ferguson Wk 4

Lost 600 grams
lost 2cm of my belly
Very happy girl
see ya

Monday, September 28, 2009

New babies

Yesterday 5 new little goslings hatched and they were so cute walking around with their parents. The second goose is still sitting on her eggs so hopefully they will hatch soon too.
When they get bigger I will try to sell them and use the money to buy feed for the three breeders I will keep.
I cant keep them all as they do not have enough grass to feed them all.
So the circle of life continues and this years batch of goslings are already bigger than last years. Last year only one goose sat on eggs and she only hatched 4 live ones.
I love mother nature, don't you
see ya

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Heading to a happy place

Sorry about the last post. I was not in a happy place. This weather is really getting me down. After a promise of spring I got all excited and motivated to get stuck outside and get some serious gardening done. But now I am stuck inside and I can see the weeds growing right before my eyes.
The AFL grand final is over for another year and unfortunately for the saints fans they did not get the fairy tail ending they wanted. But congratulations to the cats, well done.
And I even enjoyed myself at the wedding last night, as I always do. I am a homebody and the thought of getting dressed up and going out is always hard for me, but once I get to the destination I always enjoy my self.
Meanwhile on the home improvement front, dear old hubbies concrete mate said he can do the job next week so hopefully the weather improves for that.
Enjoy you Sunday, I know will have a quiet one.
see ya

Friday, September 25, 2009

grumble grumble

I am not in a good mood today.
Its cold, wet and windy.
My team is not in the grand final so I am over it already
The footy show finished way to late, and I was very tired.
and I have to go to a wedding on the weekend and I cant be bothered.
Winge over
see ya

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Shake Rattle and Roll

Boy this year the earth has move for me. Last night at 6.20pm we had two very significant earthquakes that actually was a bit scary.
They were not particularly strong on according to the news, only 2.5 and 3.0 but they were not far from here and only a little way down in the earth.
The epicenter was only a few klms away. Just 3 minutes by car! Thats a little too close for comfort.
Meanwhile dust storms in NSW, Hail and flooding in SA, and bushfires in QLD.
The Gods have really gone crazy.
Stay well everyone
see ya

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tony ferguson week 3

Lost another kilo this week.
Very excited.
If this keeps up I will be looking forward to summer for the first time in a long time.
see ya

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Busy doing stuff

Busy day today, wonderson and I cleaned out the chicken coup and put it all on the compost heap. Dear old hubby and I wormed the goats and he cleaned up the neglected vegetable garden out the back.
He bought himself a new self propelled rotary hoe and he had dug the garden over in a very short time!
Money well worth spent.
Jobs this afternoon will be to put down the crushed rock so the concrete floor can be poured next week.
Windows will be ready early the week after and then my craft room will be ready for me to paint soon after that.
I hope.
Picked up the new sewing machine yesterday, and bought the second hand overlocker home too.
So very exciting here.
I have so many projects I want to start and I can't wait.
Have a great weekend.
see ya

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Cusion covers are now finished except for sewing on the buttons.
Craft room has been measured and windows are being ordered as I type this.
I have put on layby my new quilters sewing machine. I got an absolute bargain. The normal price for the machine is $2700.00, but my teacher who owns the store, told me to hang on as she felt that it would go on sale for christmas.
Well today they saw that the price did drop, but much more than even she expected.
$1999.00. I quickly ordered one and paid the deposit. Because I had saved the $2700.00 to spend I was able to order the sewing table that goes with it for $500.00. That means I still have $200.00 left.
Now I can buy lots more material to make more quilts.
I love a bargain don't you
see ya

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Week 2 On Tony Ferguson

Had my weigh in this morning and I have lost one kilo this week.
So pretty happy with my self.
Worked at Crystal World yesterday as an emergency fill in.
I had lots of crackle quartz that I had to put into kilo boxes. Very pretty in their pinks and purples, and various other colours.
But being man made the dye was coming off them and onto my hands.
Not pretty! Still lots of people love them.
Not much else happening around here just the usual, I have got lots of seedling to plant out into the vegetable garden so I might get stuck in and get that done.
see ya

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My new room.

As I type I can hear the hammering and banging going on outside. This is because dear old hubby and wonderson are pulling up the decking on part of the deck which will be enclosed and built as a sewing room for me.
I am 42 years old and have never had a room of my own. I have always shared with my sister and now my husband.
So this is very exciting for me. This will be totally my room to sew, or knit or read, or anything I want.
will post pics soon I promise.
what are you doing this weekend?
see ya

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Happy Bithday

Today is dear old hubbys birthday. He is 48 today.
So this morning I got up and cooked him a big breakfast and both the kids are comming home so we can have a family dinner.
Meanwhile I had my first weigh and measure on the Tony Ferguson this morning.
I lost 200g and I cm off my waist.
Not much but better than nothing I suppose.
see ya

Monday, September 07, 2009

Finally Finished

These are what I have been working on for the last few months. I havn't had much spare time so I mainly worked on then during class times. Now all I have to do is turn them into cushion covers.
That will be next class, it will be fun picking out the fabric for that. Clicking on the pics will make them bigger.
see ya