Thursday, 29 November 2012

Feelin' hot hot hot...

Hi all, nice and warm again today...42 today and again tomorrow. So needless to say Christmas tree will not be coming out of the shed! Maybe Sunday. Have been watering early this morning and hanging out washing, at least it dries in half an hour :)

I sent my SSCS parcel on the 23rd ( on time-yay ) on my way to the bloggers meet and lunch in Bathurst last weekend. What a fantastic weekend!!

Bloggers lunch 24th November 2012

SSCS parcel...embarking on a long journey....
 The bloggers catch up was organised by Chooky and Khris, we met at Hatched and Patched in Bathurst then had lunch at a restaurant called Chai was such a good day. Lovely group of ladies!! It was the first time that I had met most of them and by the time Kate and I left I felt like I had made a lot of new friends, thanks again.
My purchases from Hatched and Patched, 2 plants from the markets and my "swap" gift from Anita, " Cowgirl Cookies"..they look too pretty to bake!!!
 On my way to Bathurst I called in and dropped off my Advent Swap gifts to my partner, Pat, in Narromine. This is such a lovely swap, you open a parcel each day in December 'til the 24th, then on Christmas day you open your extra special hand made gift!! I can't wait to start. On my way home on Sunday I called in to Pats' and she gave me my pressies, it was nice to catch up.
My Advent Swap gifts for Pat :)

Have a great day, stay cool....xo Suze.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Our girl!!

Last week HMB had her year 12 formal- it was a lovely evening, they are a great bunch of kids. Here are a couple of pics, sorry they're taken on my phone at home before we left so not the best quality...
Hayley May

This is a "photo of a photo" so I'm sorry about the shine marks on it, but this is H with her brother EJB at the two beautiful kids are just growing up too fast...E starts an apprenticeship next year, so no more schoool for me!! Just feels like last year that we started, where has the time gone?

I know I'm biased, but she is a cutie ;)   love you Moo.... xo

Friday, 2 November 2012

A little bit of SKoW

Slowly but surely I am working my way through the SKoW blocks...I have completed the following three- and need to stitch on my pins and stitch down the hexagons and tape measure on the sewing block. Husband and son have gone to Sydney for the weekend, so I plan on setting up on the dining room table today!! Ironing board, cutting mat, machine and fabrics...I can't wait!

Changed words to " our garden "

Bear the labrador and Hazel cat :)

Kate and I...

Changed words to "quilting" and made hexies...just need to stitch them down, the tape and add my pins!

I have five more blocks to go. I am keeping the travel bag, but changing the other four. Last night I traced three blocks onto vlisofix, so will be getting them ready to stitch today. Have a happy weekend guys!!!

Cheers, Suze.

PS- Thankyou to Chooky for running this stitch a long. It is my first time and I have enjoyed it immensely. While I am dissapointed in myself for not meeting the deadline, I will not stop stitching!! I am not renound for finishing...cough cough...shutup Kate....but am on a mission as I am booked in to have it quilted. I have enjoyed reading everyones posts, commenting and receiving comments from other quilters. It feels really nice to be part of such a warm, friendly group of like-minded people. I hope that one day I will get to meet some of you, but until then will keep in touch via posts. Perhaps another stitch a long next year if it happens....please let it happen...  I have enjoyed stitching and sewing again, for probably the first time in 2-3 years, so for that "Thankyou." Love to all xo