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A home for the Red Ragged Edged Quilt

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This quilts home is with the in-laws....after I finished snipping the edges ( I gifted it unfinished...naughty I know) It then had it's first wash....I am so loving it washed fluffed and dried....I so have to get a dryer so I can do this to the fluffy quilt I have at home...I'm still loving the colours on this quilt too!




On Holidays...

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We arrived safely....after a long drive Jester was a very good dog in the car...it only took him 6 hours before he decided that he would sit down...and have a little nap...it was an uneventful trip with a little bit of rain to keep it cool and not too sunny....traffic was good too after you got around the cravans!


Holidays!!! YEAH!!!!

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The holidays have finally started after what seems like a mammoth year of ups and downs we are on the down hill slide...

These are the presents the kids gave me...including 7 boxes of chocolates (you may only count 6...wonder where the other one is?!?) and some lovely flowers sent to me by the teacher next door....who left for holidays 4 weeks ago!! NOT FAIR!!!

FQ's and a surprise!!

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The lovely Joy has sent me a surprise with our FQ Christmas swap...They are sooooo cute...now I just need the baby...after 3 years the wait is begining to drag....well it had been draging for 2 years...but I have plenty of patience and know in my heart that one day we will be parents...so until then we will continue to wait, hope and wish...I'm hoping these booties will be the good luck that we need...thanks Joy!!



Oh and you can see the FQ's she sent me under the booties...not sure what to do with them yet!!

Disaster!!

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This is what happens when you try and do to many things at once....while I was putting away the shopping, opening and reading the mail, talking to DH, warming up afternoon tea and trying to dodge the dirty dishes in the sink I accidentally switched the wrong thing on...I was trying for the oven and after turning on the grill and turning it off I flipped a switch...a few minutes later as the house filled with smoke...oops!! Lucky I didn't go back downstairs or it could have burnt the house down as the smoke detectors aren't functional at the moment! MUST get them fixed before we go on holidays!!!

HO HO HO!!!!!

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We won't be decorating the house this year cause we are going away for Christmas...so I decided to decorate the dog instead....HO HO HO (or should that be HA HA HA!)

Star light... STAR BRIGHT!!

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STAR BRIGHT is the name of this new quilt I'm making...hopefully to give to my cousins little boy....still playing around with the ideas though...his brother Luke got this quilt so I thought I would put the new baby's name on his quilt too...but his name is so much longer (Nicholas) so that has altered all the pattern lay-out I was going to do....I will be doing the stars though in these colours...but got any layout ideas anyone...each star is 6 inches finished...I was goingto alternate them with plain squares...and applique the letters onto the plain squares but.....doesn't seem right yet....still thinking!!!

New Quilting Related Mail

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Yeah...my new quilting book arrived today...
The new printer/scanner still isn't hooked up yet so I took some pictures of the quilts I like from the book....quiet a few new ideas in my head now!!






Hello Summer!!

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Well Summer has arrived and in typical fashion..HOT HOT HOT!!! Spent the morning fussing with a new quilt and then changing my mind about the design....AGAIN!! I've always wanted to make a start quilt so now I am...not blogging them yet as theyare frustrating me just a the moment spend a lot of time unpicking...trying to get the colours to work the right way....so photos soon...if I get back to it that is...also spent some of the morning marking and finishing off journals for the kids at school...


We were discussing on the way home from the beach what sort of year it has been....not a very good one for us with some bad news and lots of mixed emotions...but we got through it and hopefully 2008 will be better for us...

Spring is over...

Tomorrow is the start of a new season...and is one day closer to the holidays....I am soooo hanging out for them you wouldn't believe how much work I've got to do between now and then and yet I sit here blogging away...just an excuse really to play on my (our) new computer...we now have vista...and I've lost a lot of my passwords swapping computers...very frustrating...ok this post isn't making much sense...so must go....I started a new quit tonight but not much to show...maybe later...

Flashback Friday...can't happen at the moment...as well as a new computer we got a new printer/scanner...but it came without one of the cords..so until I go and pick one up ...hopefully tomorrow the Friday Photo will have to wait!

Now I'm not so sure....

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I thought this was what I wanted it to look like....but now I'm not so sure....I have a orange/pink/yellow stripe for the binding and possibly the backing if I have enough...

Biscuits ...number 3 & 4

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I love the smell of baking in the house...however I could do without the heat from the oven turning the kitchen into a sauna!!!
Snicker Doodles...look nothing like the picture in the book...but they taste good!!

Beacon Hill Biscuits

YUM!!!

Gift

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We bought our first gift for my soon-to-be Niece or Nephew today... a pull along wooden train...so cute I couldn't resist...I know s/he won't be big enough for it for a while but I didn't want to miss out on the bargain...KC's tummy is starting to show, so I've heard...so I'm hanging out to see them at Christmas time...better get my butt into gear for the baby's quilt!! I've my fingers crossed for a boy!!

Biscuits.....Number 2

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More yummies...Ginger Biscuits...they need heaps more ginger in them and i had to double the flour so that i could roll them into balls....must have been a misprint...still yummy though!!

After the rain...

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Catching some ZZZZZ's

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I was watching the cricket yesterday day and I only closed my eyes for a minute......honest!!

Christmas Wall Hanging

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Finished nice and quick...yeah!! Wonder if I have time to make another one...??? Will definitely have to get myself a thimble though...can't find my other one and now I have a nice little dint in my finger!!

Flashback Friday

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As promised it is my turn to choose this week theme...

Travel...cars, bikes, tucks, skateboards, roller skates, prams or family road trips!

This is my older brother washing the car in our back yard....and the second one is me pushing my sister in the pram...covered in chickenpox for my second birthday!!