Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Made another little set last week for a little miss first birthday. I was running so late that I was clipping threads on the way out the door!! So the pictures don't show the machine stitching I did. I just straight stitched around each piece a couple of times. Happy with the result. Not nearly as cute as this lady

This week I'm working on a quilt for a dear friends first bub. Not completely happy with the quilting. Seeing as though bub is already 6 weeks old it is not the time too fussy!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Adelaide River

We took a day trip to Adelaide River last week. A sleepy town, green and quite. Adelaide River War Cemetery is the only war cemetery on Australian soil. 432 servicemen and women and 63 civilians all perished during the bombing of Darwin.

During the WWII, after the bombing, it become the Australian and US military headquarters. Thousands of service personnel stationed in and around the town.
ANZAC day for us this year has taken on new meaning.

Lest we forget

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

something fishy....

One thing I am not is a photographer! This is what I am working on at the moment, 50th Birthday quilt for my step dad. From Homespun a few months back. Not sure, red or yellow border, followed blue navy? Any ideas?

Three of my four babies with their Easter paintings. The smocks they are wearing were made by Bee Loved by Bron on madeit.com.au. Sorry, haven't worked out how to link yet! Fantastic they are, very happy with them. With dad being at work this Easter we thought we'd do pictures for him. Nice to keep busy and to do something for dad at the same time. Very silly kids however.....

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

And some sewing I finished this week for a birthday present. I took the buy handmade pledge November before Christmas and including Christmas, so far so good. All handmade! Except Santa, because he didn't take the pledge.....

Saturday, April 11, 2009

this is me

Well hello! I have been a lurking around reading many, MANY a crafty blog for quite so time now, thought I'd jump in and give it a go.

About me, mum to 4, wife to one who sometimes sleeps here. He works out of town, drive in, drive out, 12 days on, 9 days off. Best roster in the mining industry so 'they' tell me. Not as bad as it sounds. Just busy. But then again what mum isn't?

Love crafty stuff. Whatever that may be. Sewing, smocking, stitching, quilting, bag making, cooking with the kids, crafting with the kids, looking at other peoples crafty goodness, I could go on and on.....

Not a fan of cross stitch, tried it once and I just don't have the patience. Hats off to those who can. And I don't mend. Or like cleaning.

this is me xox