Sunday, November 15, 2009

Beach Fun

I took the kids for an early morning surf, they were up and ready to go by 6am (if only they were this keen to go to Church!) Oliver's boogie board has faded from last years summer sun, apparently it now looks gay :rollseyes: They start school swimming lessons on Monday, Little Nippers next Sunday and then weekly swimming lessons untill February. And the nagging for a house with a pool has started.Can we have a pool Dad? Can we have a pool Dad? Can we have a pool Dad? Can we have a pool Dad? Can we have a pool Dad? And on it goes.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

EBDQS - Red, White and Aqua Chinese Coins

Last year I made this quilt for Xena's son Jaedyn, and the year before that I made this quilt for Ingrid's son William. This year my swapee was Leah who requested white, red, aqua, loves spots and wanted a quilt with strong visual design that could be used as a wall hanging with no lace. And no fussy old fashioned florals.I have a fairly limited Aqua stash, but some of my Flea Market Fancy matched beautifully with my Amy Butler Lotus reds, and I had large piece of red spot that that also matched the red tones and would show up my quilting on the back. I went with a Chinese coins pattern to show off the fabrics, and have quilted across and around the strips for effect.Sorry it arrived late Leah, I sent it express but should of allowed a few extra days to get from WA to ACT.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

EBDQS - recieved Nocturnal

My delightful Wols, made by Emma.When I went to South Australia, I asked Emma to show me the doll quilt she was making. Emma proceded to lump a pile of quilts on me, and said she was going to let her swapee pick. Well, her swapee was me!!! How fantastic is that!I had a choice of bear in woods, tree, tree, another tree, or my wols. Toss up between the bears and the wols, the wols won. Bears came a close second. Sounds like a football game, Wols v's Bears 1 nil.Emma's ETSY shop is here, she also does commission quilts. And I can vouch for her workwoman ship 100%, Emma's work is amazing.Thanks again Emma, I love it, oh and it makes a good cat quilt too!!

Friday, November 6, 2009


I am not sure what there planning, but these 2 get up to trouble all the time!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy 7th Birthday Cate

7 today, and so grown up!Very happy with her presents, a Barbie and the Island Princess play set, new Dora DS Game, a much wanted skipping rope, some Charlie and Lola colouring books, hair accesories, scrapbooking supplies, new PJ's and my fave, a Lovelinks Petite bracelet. Cupcakes for school, Gluten Free of course, and we headed out to dinner with my parents to Cate's fave resturant...Hungry Jacks!!Happy Birthday Cakington!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pay It Forward

I have a few openings available in my PIF. I recieved this lovely Yo Yo Christmas tree wall hanging from Selina, so I have 3 sign ups available.And I am participating in Helen's PIF so another 3 participants welcome. Sign ups below, everyone welcome, I have some great things planned.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Cate Solo

Some pics of Cate at her Solo, she was competing against 17 other girls, half were state team so huge difference in skill. They were doing forward and backward walkovers, one handed cartwheels, leg splits in both directions...I was happy Cate remembered her routine!!The judges were pleased too, coments on her Critique Sheet included "Good to see flex movements"; "Lovely grooming"; "You tried very hard today and remembered all your movements"; "Nice performance" and the most positive "Work for stronger presentation as you show potential".Exams next, then a much needed break before we do it all over again for another year!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cate Duo Costume

These Lion costumes are great, Sarah did such a wonderful job. I helped pick out the fur, lol, and paid, I knew with my trip to SA, working everyday, the EBDQS and making Cate's solo costume I would not have time to make 2 matching lion costumes as well. Erin (girls coach) was thrilled with them too. Cate's duo partner is Hayley, there dancing to the Lion King song "Just can't wait to be King". They have been dancing together for 2 years now, another mum asked if Cate wanted to do a duo with her daughter and we had to politley decline, there's no seperating them!Comp was on Sunday, the girls placed 3rd!