Sunday, 18 December 2011

Christmas Rush!!!

Some of our Christmas deco's. We have crates full of deco's...I think I have a problem;)

A close-up of the gift Kate ( Show and Tell ) made for me last has pride of place as you walk in the front door. Isn't it pretty? I love the rusty bells!!

This was the day we put up our tree..HMB and my nephew, RMW had a ball decorating. RMW kept blinking his eyes when he described the star on top of the tree..CUTE!!!!! This Christmas we will have all the neices and nephews together...can't wait!! Now all I have to do is finish off their presents....One down four to go..or is that five? lol. Hope everyone else is having a happy lead up to Christmas, it's such a busy time....Will post some of my hand made gifts after Christmas, hope to see some others!! Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Christmas. xo Suze.

Monday, 28 November 2011

We have lift off! SKoW away...

After much debate, I have narrowed my fabric choice down to these:
I am lucky enough to work at Cobar Quilt Shop a couple of days a week. We have these Nancy Holvorsen fabrics, "Forever Spring" - my family gave me these for my birthday this year;). Perfect for the Some Kind of Wonderful quilt! I also have selected these from my "stash" and purchased a few new ones for the beige tones-background fabrics... I go! With maybe a few changes here and there as I find new fabrics... I am sick of reading about needle turn techniques, I think I have read every internet entry on the subject! Just going to wing it, maybe try a couple of different ones and see what I like best. I plan on changing a couple of the blocks a bit...making them a bit more relevent to me...Question: is changing the "old blue jeans" to "comfy trackie daks" daggy? lol...Please tell me what you think. I am on the SAL side bar Suze ( adopted by Kate ). Thankyou Kate for adopting me.. and Chookyblue for letting her!!!

And finally a pretty rose from the garden. It's a Delbard Rose named "Grimaldi" and is beautiful, handles our heat and is great in a vase. Have a great day! Suze.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Miss HMB

This is for Kate and Miss Molly...and anyone who wants to see my beautiful girl;) You see, technology and I don't get on to well. It seems that I have turned into my Mother. I used to get so frustrated when we asked Mum to record on the 'video' and it was like we were talking in another language...I am learning that language! HMB recently made her debut, okay- September. I have finally learnt how to transfer the photos from the camera to the blog. Miracle. So here goes, better late than never!
At home before the ball.

Isn't she beautiful? ;)
The ball had an Egyptian theme, the stage and hall was decorated to look like we were in an desert tent...they did a wonderful job. The tables were decorated with candles and lanterns, really cosy.
With Mummah. xo Love you HMB, you were a stunning debutante.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

A Pressie

I recently had a "special" birthday..and got this from my lovely friend, Jodie, who owns the extra wonderful shop, Jellywares. I adore hand made gifts, and this brooch is me, me, me!

I love it! Thankyou Jodie....for the yummy chocolate birthday cake that went with it, too;)

Have'nt been doing much on the crafty side of things...but our garden is going crazy...have you ever grown cabbages before? Check out these babies-
How much coleslaw should these give me?

The roses are beautiful at the moment, too. Hopefully they'll stay happy before it gets too hot..a bit like me! This is "Jude the Obscure" and it's one of my favourites, for sentimental reasons. This is for Case- 2 years today. xo.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011


Today is a special day...Butterflies For Babies Day. Our family has its own "little angel" and we are happy that we can remember her by taking part in fund raising for this wonderful organisation.

HMB sold badges at school and with donations, we are going to be able to sponsor two "Ruby" bears- these go to a bereaved family, a small way to show that we care...makes you feel good to do some thing "positive."

"In my garden, my neice Quinns' Rose" ..Angel Face.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

I'm Back!!

Hi all..thankyou to those who left comments after coming to say hello..thankyou Kate for sending everyone over- what a nice surprise;) Well, my "big" weekend was me turning 40...what a weekend!!! for all the wrong reasons. Two days before my b'day I started to feel ill and by that night I felt like I had been runover by a herd of elephants....twice. They kept running over me for the next week. Hello 40. Felt like I was 90. Any-who now feeling heaps better, thanks to my wonderful family and friends who looked after me..and themselves...SLB you're a great house-wife;)

On a brighter note...our garden is blooming beautiful atm. Had the day with my 3 yo nephew, RMW today pottering around, it's so nice being around "little ones" he cracks me up! We took some photos of our Iris' they are so hardy...and need to be to survive at my place;) Have a great day. Suze.

Thursday, 6 October 2011


First I am!  Still trying to work this out, so bear with me. Technology and I aren't the best of friends. My best friend Kate ( Kate's Show and Tell ) has helped me get this far...she will probebly fall off her chair when she finds this! Thanks Kate xo. I started this up to keep in touch with Kate mainly, and if anyone else finds it a bit interesting, that's great;)  The goal is also for me to start back sewing again..have been a bit slack this maybe this will help me get my "groove" back ;) Have a big weekend coming up, so hopefully I will be back with some piccies next week. Have a great weekend- Suze.