Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Brrrr its sooo cold!

An arcti blast has hit and it is so very cold and wet. Its like the winters we used to have.
I have the wood fire roaring and I even have the ducted heating on. I never have the ducted on. I have just come out of a hot bath and finally after all this I am feeling warm.
The blankies and quilts have been a big help but you cant stay under them all day.
So I hope this weather eases up a little bit. I mean I like cold wintery weather but this is beyond a joke. If its going to be this cold the least it could do is snow.
Oh well Ill just have to put the kettle on, snuggle under the quilts and read me thinks.
Stay cosy everyone
see ya

Monday, June 28, 2010

A great pary!

This is Mathew with his birthday cake. They are the only pics that were taken on the day as I was so busy in the kitchen that I didnt take any.
I only got these because I ran and got the camera and gave it to my brother in law. No one else thought about photos.
But anyway he had a great time and all him friends stayed on until late. Some even stayed over.
Me I feel like I have gone 10 rounds in the boxing ring, but everyone was well feed and watered and that is all that matters.
The house was even put to order before I got into bed, so now all I have to do is eat the left over cake.
see ya

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Mathew

Today wonderson turns 21. My that didnt take long at all.
I have a very busy day of baking and prep work for the BBQ lunch we are having for him tomorrow.
It was only going to be a small family thing.
Yesterday I did a head count and the total was 50.
Good job I kept it small.LOL.
Yesterday baby girl and I shifted the furniture and brought in the outside tables so that people could sit and eat.
There wont be a place for everyone, but at least us oldies will be able to find a spot. The yung ones can sit on the couches and eat off there laps.
It should be a good day, but I shall have to go now and ring the MIL as I need more plates.
I hate eating off paper.
Will post pics
see ya

Friday, June 25, 2010

follow you back

This idea came from Island NYC gal.
It a way for other followers to find other blogs they may find interesting.
so grab the code, and jump on board.
This could be fun.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I'm back

Hello everyone, its now 11.33pm and after about one hour and 15 minutes on the phone to tech support and the company that makes our modem, at the same time. We are back on the net.
Boy the troubles you have when up change your internet connections. I hope I dont have to do that again in a hurry!
It would be easier if I could understand the people on the other end of the phone.
But its all done now and I will be visiting everyones blogs again soon.
Good night everyone
see ya

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Feathers and Rolls

we made some quilted rolls in class over the last two weeks. Not great photos Im sorry but you can see how it works. They unroll and you put your Stitcherys or BOM in them and roll them back up. Recognise the stripes, they are what was left after I made the bag. Then one end of the roll comes out and you can put bits and bobs inside for safe keeping. I have put my candlewicking blocks inside and the patterns for each of them inside the acual roll.
The final pic is of the fluffy wool. I got some more today so I will be busy knitting for a while yet.
I even got leanne onto it, and although not too enthused to start off, she is now hooked and wants to go back and get some more wool.
Another convert! HeHe
The weather has turned very cold and they say storms are comming so I better go and finished feeding the cows so they will go to bed. The geese and sheep have already been done, and I have two wheelbarrows full of wood under the porch.
stay warm everyone
see ya

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A fun party

The party last night was really fun. Wonderson had made plans and baby girl had come down with the flue so it was only us oldies that ended up going.
But Phoebe had a great time. She had a few friends and her sister and they were dancing and singing.
us oldies had a dance at the end of the night too and we realised that we are not what we used to be.
Its great excersie and Im sure we burned off some of the cals we consumed during the night.
Time flys so quickly, Im sure she was only born yesterday and now she is 13.
where does the time go
see ya

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Cleaning up

Today hubby has decided to split more wood for the fire and clean up around the wood pile.
He has started a fire, and I love a fire!
I must be a closet pyro!!!!!!
The other photo is of our newest little babies.
They are so cute especially when they frolic.
Tonight we are going to our nieces birthday party and she is having a karaoke machine so I had better get my vocal cords ready. Lol
Have a great weekend everyone
see ya

Friday, June 11, 2010


today I have been a busy little beaver and finished my BOM and my homework for Tuesdays class as well.
Then I decided to make some donuts. These are the little ones I made and covered with sugar and cinnamon. I also made some with holes in the middle but these got eaten before I remembered to take photos.
I went outside when it had stopped raining and feed and watered the cows and goats. They can be very vocal when they want attention.
All in all a productive day.
Thank god is Friday, I will enjoy the weekend, I hope you all enjoy yours.
see ya

Monday, June 07, 2010

more wedding shots

these shots are of my nieces and my daughter and me. One has my mother in law in it and one hasnt.
Again I cant see the photos as I type so I hope it works. I dont know what is going on with blogger or it could be me computer.
Once again thank you cathy for your thoughts and wishes and those who came to visit from her blog.
see ya

Friday, June 04, 2010

A very long week

Its been a long emotional week and I am very tired. Hubby cooked tea last night and did the dishes and then put me to bed. I slept for 13 hours! A record for me. So today I will take it easy, Cathy from Cathys capers, had a great Idea. Just to sit by the fire and knitt.
So I will do just that.
I will stay in my pj's and dressing gown and knitt myself a new blue scarf. I have some balls of that fluffy wool you get at the cheap stores that make the great fluffy scarfs.
they are so soft and so cheap that I want one in every colour they come in.
Greedy arnt I
see ya

Thursday, June 03, 2010

A really good day

Today is Leannes birthday, so her sister and I took her out to the movies. We saw the Jennifer Lopez movie, the back up plan.
It was a great movie and a great laugh. If you have the chance to see it go for it.
I have not laughed so much for a long time.
In other exciting news I now have two new lambs so the cycle of death and rebirth continues here in earthmama land.
they are so cute, so its now time for the older lambs, born about 10 months ago, to go to the butchers.
thats all for now
have a great friday and weekend
see ya

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Chemo day one

Off to chemo with leanne, she isnt happy but must do it.
We did have some good news, her hair wont fall out again.
Gotta concentrate on the positives.
send her your good wishes, she is really scared.
bless you all
see ya

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

weddings and sewing

this is a photo of my sister in law and her two girls
The next one is of my children, cute arnt they.

the happy couple are next and then we have the stake and slash quilt I made all by myself.
the bag I made using scraps and the pattern was one I made up as I went along. blogger is doing something funny so I cant see the pictures as I type this so I hope it all works.
see ya