Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Mr L!

Today my precious Baby turned 11!
Oh my how time flies!
Of course he only had a little time to do the cake with candles thing, coz heaven knows he'd miss a few minutes of playing with his new DSi!
Even though his Birthday is this close to Christmas we do try and make it special for him!
Usually our Christmas decorations are down, but this year it just has been too hot to get really stuck into it!

Once again Happy Birthday Blue! We love you to bits!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hooray! My Christmas present arrived!

TA DA!!!
Our new outdoor setting! was to be a Christmas present for Mr. J and I, to be picked up by Dec 16th, only to be told time and time again that it hadn't arrived yet!
And then just when I was going to cancel the damn order if they told me it wasn't there again, they ring and tell me it is ready to be picked up! only 14 days late!!
Mr J went and picked it up in Melbourne yesterday!
And Damn doesn't it look good in my backyard?
We had our dinner out there last night and it was lovely! And this morning I had my breakfast out there too!
There is nothing better then sit out there with your cuppa, toast and a magazine!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Morning

What is happening? It is Christmas Morning and I'm the only one up and it is almost 7:30 am!!
I know Mr L isn't here for Christmas( he is spending it at his Grandparents), but I would have thought
Miss D would be up a bit earlier, I think the dreaded teenage years have set in!
To keep myself from ripping open everybody's presents I made another Ornie.
I saw a picture of it on my friend Hayley's Prim it Up blog and decided to steal the idea!
I'm pretty happy with the way it looks.

On this lovely Christmas Morning once again:

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I Would like to wish all my friends out there in Blog Land
A Merry Christmas
 a Happy and Safe New Year!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Miss M is 18 Today!

Today our second girls is turning 18, we celebrated with family and friends in a lovely little cafe in Bendigo on Sunday. We all met up for lunch and drinks and some more drinks! ( I steered away from the drinks as I was the designated driver for the day!) Mr J gave a lovely speech about how proud we are of Miss M and our funny little experiences with her along the years!
It really doesn't seem like it was that long ago that I was getting ready to go to hospital!

HAPPY BIRZDAY MISS M! We're all looking forward to celebrating many many more!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Introducing: My new Snow Angel

This little Fellow has joined the ranks of my Christmas decorations!
I made him from a Catnap Primitives pattern.
Have you tried one of Karen's patterns?
I find them easy to be easy to follow.
I'm definatly adding more of her patterns to my to do list!
He was actually to be a Tree topper, but unfortunatly my tree isn't being very co-operative
it just isn't sturdy enough!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas at Jazy's!

Finally I've got my Christmas Decorations up!
We had our carpets cleaned last Monday and so we waited until that was done before we decorated!
Usually our decorations go up on the first of December and it was torture to have to wait a whole 7 days!
The kids were driving me nuts with it to ( Although Miss D pretended to be to old for it!)
And even with only 2 kids home, it was still maddening with all the questions about when we put them up!
I'm looking forward to the Family Xmas BBQ on the 19th when all the in-laws and a few good friends are coming down for Miss M's 18th birthday! ( Holy Batman!! She's 18 already?? how did that happen?)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Merry Christmas Pinkeep

It's done!! I finished the pin keep from a Country Rustic Primitives pattern.
The Pinkeep is 6"x4" and has 22 xstitches per inch (don't ask me why I counted them, I'm just weird that way!)
I really enjoyed making it! I will go and buy some Osnaburg, as that would be easier to stitch on then this old tea towel I used.
I'm itching to stitch another cross stitch!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rediscovering an Old favourite!

After sewing dolls, quilts, ornies, embroidery for many years I have re-discovered Cross Stitch!
It was one of the first crafts I  learned sitting at my Grandma's knee (the first being knitting and crochet)when I was a tiny little 4 year old (OMG is that really already 41 years ago? NOOO It can't be!)
Wasn't I the cutest??
 So now I've dug out the embroidery threads and have been stitching up a storm! I'm really giving the old eyes a work out as I'm stitching on Osnaburg or even an old linen teatowel as in the first photo. I put an Australian 5 cent piece next to it to give an idea of the stitch size ( although I did notice just now the needle does a good job there already!)

New signs on ebay!

Did you all see the air turn blue? For 3 days I've been trying to get this post up and for 3 days blogger has laughed in my face!
So this is my 4th try!!
I've been a busy girl and have been selling a few of my prim signs on ebay and put some new ones up !