Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm still here!

I'm still here! We went to the Soccer on Friday Evening in Melbourne with the 2 youngest kids. Melbourne Victory v.Central Coast. We won 2-1!! Excitement had by all, well almost all! I spend my time as I usually do when at sports matches, I was reading!! LoL
We spend the weekend at the inlaws, where darling L decided to share with his mummy, his lovely cold!! I've been under the weather since Sunday!! I'm slowly getting back to normal (me normal?? you can all stop laughing now!!) and now hubby is down with the same cold!
I did manage to finish the top of my Xmas BowTie quilt and am basting it and should start quilting it tonight (photo of said Quilt top to follow later today)
I did want to add some pics of the soccer, but silly me forgot the camera! I do have some pics on my phone, but haven't worked out how to get them onto the computer yet!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

I got an award!!!

How exciting, a big thank you to Treann for awarding me with the 'Uber Amazing Award'.
The rules of this award are:
*Put the logo on your blog or post
*Nominate at least 5 blogs (can be more) that are Uber Amazing!
*Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.
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Who is this Cutey??

I was looking through a stack of old ( and I do mean OLD!!) photo's and I found this one.

Now wasn't I a cutey 42 years ago?? I haven't changed a bit!! LoL

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Recipe Tuesday

Spinach Dip in a Cob Loaf

prep time: 15 min


  • 1 large Cob Loaf
  • 2x 250g frozen spinach
  • 1x 30g packet Spring Vegetable soup mix (dry)
  • 1 cup mayonaise
  • 1 cup light Sour Cream
  • 4 spring onions
  • 1x 190g can water chestnuts, sliced


  1. Hollow out cob laof and cut bread into 3cm pieces
  2. Mix all the ingredients together (prefably the day before)
  3. Place mixture into laof and serve with the bread.

I like to cut some extra bread as it never seems to last!

And the best thing, no dish to wash after the dip is finished!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

More Snowmen!

I finally got to make that snowmen garland for the back of the dinning room chair! I need to make 1 more.

Another nice and easy craft!

New Hairdo

Had my hair done on Friday and I must say I'm rather happy with it! I thought I'd share a quick pic here. So nice to see all the grey covered again! Feels great to have it thinnned out too! My hair is so thick .
Can you imagine I had my hair down to my knees til I was 13y old because my Dad thought females should have long hair! On my 13th birthday an uncle asked what I wanted for my birthday and my answer was a hair cut, so while Dad was away for his work, Uncle took me to the hairdresser and I got my haircut!! I went for a number 4 clipper cut! Dad was NOT happy, I can tell you! LoL But I was!! No more hairwashing in the morning and still have wet hair at night! Oh and a mayor bonus, was no more headaches either for me!! never knew that that was why I always had headaches as a kid! That darn hair was the cause!
Wel I certainly feel pretty with this new hairdo!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

WOOHOO Finally finished!

After having a pattern from the By My Hand Embroidery Collection for a few years I finally made it yesterday! I think I've been bitten by the xmas decoration making bug!!

Of course I've only done the embroidery and applique, still need to figure out what to do with it! Either frame it ( maybe really REALLY brave and make own frame from scratch?) or turn it into a wall hanging. Decisions Decisions!!!

Snowman Ornie Tutoral

I thought I'd share how to make these simple ornies with you!

What ya Need: (this is for a 2.5" ornie the one shown here is 5", much easier to see!)

2x 3" sq of cotton batting, tea-dyed

2 black button for eyes

4 black button for mouth, these should be smaller then the eyes

2" stick for nose
Embroidery threads in Black, Brown and cream

Strip of town fabric or twine 8" long



Trace a 2.5" circle on cardboard. I used a bottle I had handy. Cut out cardboard circle and trace onto cotton batting

Cut out, put 1 circle aside, this goes onto the back later to hide the stitching.

Take the 2 larger buttons and place onto circle and sew into place, blush the cheeks, and sew the smaller buttons into place for the mouth ( what also works is x stitches instead of buttons, or snaps)

potition nose twig and sew on using brown thread (3strands)

Put second circle behind the first, and sew together with 2 strands of cream thread.

Add strip of ripped fabric or a piece of twine to the back to hang.

These ornies are nice and easy to make! Why not make them with the little people in your life?

L working on his

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Recipe Tuesday

Yes I know it is Wednesday!!! But for some reason I wasn unable to upload any pictures yesterday!

Serves 4
  • 450g pkt of Linguine pasta
  • 340g basil pesto
  • 2 cups of grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Cook pasta as per instructions. Stir in Basil Pesto, tossing gently ver low heat until pasta is coated. Add grape tomatoes and toss for 1 minute. Sprinkle with cheese and serve!

from: 4 Ingredients 2 by Kim McCosker and Rachael Bermingham

Photo's of this weekends Craft work

Here are some pictures of the things I worked on last weekend! The group of Snowmen pillows is steadily growing! and as soon as I find my pattern for the Gingerbread man, I'll make some more of those too!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

What did we get done today?

2 Snowmen garlands, for the back of dinning room chairs - not done
small snowman bowl filler pillows - done. 5 snowmen pillows and 1 un-even star block (pattern by Marcia Hohne (

start new Santa embroidery -not done yet!!
Did manage to make a Gingerbread Man too

(no photo's yet, will up load them in the morning)

Quote of the day

If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search for the double meaning.

What will I be up to today?

I'm getting ready for some sewing!

here is a list of things I'm hoping to sew today:
  • 2 Snowmen garlands, for the back of dinning room chairs
  • small snowman bowl filler pillows
  • start new Santa embroidery

I hope to get most of it done! And with any luck the kids and hubby will know not to interrupt when I'm on a roll!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

AAAAHHHHHHHHh Saturday Night!!

After a trip into Bendigo to drop 1 kid off to stay at a friends house there, hubby and the younger 2 munchkins hit the shops! Not fun shopping, but clothes for the kids and hardware for the house! Snuck in 2 shirts and a skirt for myself too! After unpacking my summer clothes last week and realizing that some of those clothes are older then my baby (sshhh don't tell him I still call him my baby, he is almost 10 you know!!) I threw a truck load out, dh doesn't understand why I'd do that, but a girl needs to update her style every now and then!

So now hubby is at work (sigh!1 I love them Sat evening shifts!) I've got the coffee brewing and in my hot little hand I have the November issue of Country Sampler, so after the said kids are in bed, I'll be snuggled up on the couch and reading and drooling

Another One Bites the Dust!

I have been a busy little bee, this week! Wrapped up most of my Christmas presents for the kids! Now I have to decide am I going to torture them and put them under the tree when we set it on the 1st of Dec or am I going to be a nice Mum and wait til the week before Christmas? At the moment I lean towards the idea of torture! LoL

I'm working on my pile of UFOs as well this week, finished and framed a Making Spirits Bright embroidery
excuse the shoddy framing, it is my first attempt!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Melbourne Cup winner!

Viewed trained by Bart Cummings who just got his 12th Melbourne Cup win!!

Of course this wasn't the horse I picked! I went for Zipping, I think he came last! LoL

Creative Times Magazine

A quick posting to let you all know the latest Creative Times e-mag is out
You can download it from here:

You can also find some of the older editions ther in the archives

Recipe Tuesday and the Race that stops a Nation!

Tonight we're take it easy!

Today is Melbourne Cup day so'll either be celebrating my win or drowning my sorrow after losing!

I'm not sure which horse I'm going to put my bet on! I'm torn between Zipping and Nome Du Jue.
Of Course I'll be using my very complicated racewinner picking technique!! ssssshhhhhhhhhh don't tell any one, but I'll share it with you!! when I read the names of the horses in the race and I go OOOHHHH I like that name!! that's where I put my money on!! why bother with silly stuff like race form and which horse does well on what kind of track!! lol so far I've won more times then hubby!!
Now for todays recipe:
Chorizo Gnocchi
(serves 4)
1 small red onion, diced
2 chorizo sausages, thinly sliced
1 packet Fresh Potato gnocci, cooked and drained
575gr jar of Napolitano pasta sauce
Cook onion and chorizo together in a large non-stick pan for 3 min or until golden. Add gnocci, sauce and 1/4 cup of water. Season with sea salt and peper. Simmer for 20 min or until heated through.
optional: Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese
recipe from 4 ingredients 2 by Kim McCosker & Racheal Bermingham
I just love that book!