Friday, December 31, 2010

Final day of 2010

Its the last day of the year and looking back its been one full of changes for me.
I have had my down days, many of them, and some really happy days.
But overall I will be glad when this year is over and we all get to start brand new and fresh for 2011.
I hope you all have a very happy and prosperous new year, and I look forward to reading all your blogs and catching up with you all in blog land
See you next year.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Strange sights and sounds

Today I can hear a strange mechanical sound. And because of it, it think, there is a sweet smell in the air. It might have something to do with that strange, large golden orb in the sky.
Oh my goddness, I think the ancient ones called it the sun! And that sound is the sound of all the lawnmowers turning that jungle into lawn again. That sweet smell is the smell of summer, freshly mowed lawn.
Ahh bliss!
see ya

Sunday, December 26, 2010

So that was christmas

thank goodness christmas is over for another year! It started christmas eve here at home with he children and their partners over for dinner, and staying over so that I had them all home christmas morning. Very happy mummy was I !!!!
Then after breakfast and chrismas pressies wonderson and girlfriend headed off to her dads house for lunch and babygirls boyfriend off to his mums. Babygirl stayed with us and we were off to the sister in laws for hubbys side of the familys christmas lunch.
More food and pressies and food and off home again to rest and do it all again today at my familys christmas lunch.
This year my brothers two girls, whom we have not seen for about 5 years. A whole other story will tell you about another day, attended the family lunch.
We had all the grandkids and their partners at my parents home and I for one was very happy.
so more food, pressies and more food, and now I am home happy and content.
I hope your christmas was a very happy one too.
see ya

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

garden trellis update

when you have cut all your triangles out, iron them open and join four together. Try and have a nice mix of colours.
 Join all your blocks together in five rows of four blocks. Again try and mix the colours but it isnt easy on the eyes.  You tend to go a bit cross eyed. lol.
when you have finished joining them all up, have a nice cuppa and relax. now you need to visit the fabric store to pick out your border. Since my fabric shop is closed for christmas I will have to put this project aside for now and work on something else.
Ummmm I wonder what I can work on now?
see ya

Monday, December 20, 2010

A white Christmas

To day on Victorias Mt Hotham there is snow!  It might not sound like a big deal but Mt Hotham is only 1,861 metres or 6,105 feet about sea level, not huge by mountain standards. But the most amazing detail of all this is that we are supposed to be in the middle of SUMMER!!!!!!
The summer solstice is only days away and we have snow on our mountains. Add to that, there are years in the middle of winter that Mt Hotham has no snow and the operators have to use snow making machines for the ski season.
How bizare!!
It is cold and wet and misrable here at the moment and I can only hope the weather picks up for christmas day and boxing day.
How many of us plan to have outside BBQ's and family picnics, its just wrong. I got up at 5.30 this morning and left the house a little before 6.00 to get to gym and I felt that I must of slept in till june it was so cold.
Hello universe we have had enough rain now, please let the sun shine on us again.
see ya

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Yummy Jelly rolls

I have fallen in love with jelly rolls. I was inspired by all the lovely quilts I saw at the christmas party we had at craft quarters. So I purchased this book and the garden trellis is the first quilt I am making from it.
The directions are so good even a dummy like me can follow it. It also helps when you have a great teacher like I do, who will go through it all with you to make sure you understand and are confident to proceed on your own.

This is the way we make the squares, you sew two strips together and then iron. You then sew two of those strips together at both sides to make a tube. then you cut out your triangles open at the small end and viola! you have a quare.
As I progress I will post more pics.
The weather here is on the cold side and very wet! So whats a girl to do but stay inside and play with her jelly rolls.
see ya

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fishing for snapper

 while we were driving to Phillip Island I spotted this car. Has anyone seen the National Lampoons Christmas Vacation movie?  It reminded me of one of the scenes in the movie. I laughed really loudly and could hardly take the shot.

 The San Remo bridge, on one side is San Remo and on the other is Phillip Island. Beautifu isnt it?
From the water looking at San Remo, great views from the houses. My brother in law live in one and I just sit in his lounge and watch the water the whole time we are there.

We also had a great day fishing, we caught 7 snapper and had a great laugh. Its a 45 minute drive from our house to here. We left home at 3.30pm and got back at 7.00pm, A great afternoons work!
see ya

Monday, December 13, 2010

Finally looking the christmas

We we have finally put up the chrissy decorations and all the pressies are under the tree.
I have not felt like christmas this year. Its my first christmas with my son living away from home and baby girl doing her own thing most of the time.
she will be home and will spend christmas day with us, but wonderson will visit in the morning and he will spend the day at his girlfriends dads house.
So I think I will stock up on christmas cheer and drink myself happy on the day.
What do you think?
see ya

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Drive way makeover

 Hubby is digging up our driveway and we have purchased a truck and trailer load of blue stone to put down.
He will make the driveway tilt away from the house so that next time we get a downpour it runs away into the paddocks and not into the house.
 Molly the faithful boarder collie is always ready to lend a hand around the place.
Don has spotted me with the camera and decided to pose for me. Nice one honey!
see ya

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Flash Flood

 the water level at my front door

 right up to the door level, any more and it would come in the sliding door
the proble was the roads flooded and it was like a river coming down our drive way.  No matter how fast I moved the water with the big quigie it just kept coming. As soon as hubby got home he got a neighbours machine and built up a barrier and stopped the water coming in off the road. We were then able to sweep the water away. Thank goodness. Now my arms are aching and I am a very tired girl. But hey I kept the water from getting in, so yeah me!!

Christmas Breakup.

 We had our christmas breakup party last night at Craft Quarters where I go for my quilting classes.
Heaps of people turned out and we all got to catch up with eachother and make new friends.
 The shop had 20% off everything so we all spent up big too! The had heaps of lucky door prizes as well and I was one of the lucky ones to win one!
Every year we have a show and tell, and show everyone what we have been working on during the year. This lady is Rae and she is in my Wednesday morning class. Her sister lost her holiday home in the Black Saturday bushfires we had a couple of years ago, so Rae decided to make her this wall hanging with things that were on her block before the fires. Its been a year long project with lots of imput from all of us and it has come up a treat!
Over the next few days I will be posting pics of all the show and tells and Raes wall hanging as well on the Official Craft quarters Blog.
So if you are interested in what a bunch of ladies way down south have been busy producing, pop in and have a look. The link is on my side bar!
see ya

Monday, December 06, 2010

double yoker

 This is the double yoker before next to an average egg the girls usually lay, wasnt sure it was a double yet but would find out very soon.
Here it is in the pan, and yes definately a double yoker. 
And here it is on toast ready to eat. Yummy!
My first ever double yoker and I had it for sunday breakfast. Very nice indeed!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Im back

Sorry to be away for so long. 
I have been busy but not if you know what I mean.
The weather has been terrible, with lots of rain, and humidity. I dont like humidity and its making trying to dry the washing very hard.
On the plus side lots of rain means everything is lush and green, but the minus is the weeds have now taken over, again, and looks like I will need huge muscles to be able to pull them out.
Because of all the rain, its pretty wet out the back so we havnt planted in the big vegi patch this year so it looks like it will get a spell.
I had a bit of a meltdown last weekend having cabin fever and wanting to go somewhere, I dont care where, but get me outta this place sort of meltdown.
so hubby took me for a drive to sorrento, we caught the ferrie to queenscliffe and then drove home through geelong and melbourne, stopping only to have some lunch.
This is a shot of the other ferrie coming back the other way, the two cross paths somewhere in the middle of the bay.
I felt much better after that, it was a great day!
Other than that, have been busy getting the chrissy shopping done, and helping hubby at work with getting of parts, delivering of vehicles and catching up with friends before christmas.
see ya