Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ho Ho Ho

 I had a break from cleaning out the sewing room yesterday and decided to wrap some xmas presents.
Now i have always wanted to make up a  food hamper,so i picked up a few bits and pieces over a space of 2 weeks,so now the fun begins,it was a bit hard trying to guess how much was needed to fill the basket.
 Ta Da its all finished and i am so pleased with it,think i will do some more next year,it would be nice to give the kids one each for xmas.
 I had so much fun wrapping and i decided to pull out my ribbons and play with them as well.
 I got all these wrapped and hopefully i will do a few more tonight.
Hope you all have a lovely day.
cheers shez xx

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


 Remember  this pic from yesterday and where that gap is i have already thrown all those mags out without looking at them.

To be honest i was shocked to see so many mags and there are still some dotted in small piles around the house.
 Well i have pulled the rest out of the cupboard and have stacked them up so i can go through them and tear out the pages to put in folders and i have nearly finished a pile that isnt in the pic,so i think i might have become a hoarder with out realizing it,it put things into perspective for me when i dragged them all out and seen them on the floor,so no more magazines for me ,and i am also going to go through my books and any that are not needed i will donate to our embroidery guild,i already have a heap of smocking books in a bag for guild.oh goodness me i think it will take forever to go through these.
 I was also lucky to find at a pet shop in Ballarat a 6 1/2 kilo bag of crushed walnut shells to put into my pin cushions,it worked out to $6.83 a kilo so this will keep me going forever,lol.
Hope you all have a lovely day,as for me i will be going through my magazines,lol.
cheers shez xx

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SKOW Quilt and new Book

 Started stitching in the ditch on my GD's SKOW quilt,its hard to stitch with the chenille on the back,but slowly getting it done.
 I am also having a big clean out in my sewing room,and the first thing i am doing is going through my magazines and pulling out the patterns that i want and then putting them into folders,this could take a long time,lol.
 My new book arrived yesterday called table toppers by Fons & Porter,i got mine from book despoistry,thankyou Annorina for the the thumbs up on this book.
 There are some beautiful table toppers in here,just love the xmas one.
Hope you are all having a lovely day.
cheers shez xx

Monday, November 24, 2014

Family Sunday

 We had both our daughters and their families come over on Sunday
 We had a lovely lunch i made chicken,corn and asparagus soup and chicken and cashew stirfry.
Hubby has a suzuki for each of the grand children which he is slowly doing up for them ,he has 3 finished at the moment.
 Little superman Murphy wasnt quite game to go for a ride in them but he didnt want to miss out on the action,lol.
 The kids have so much fun in these,riding up through the bush.
 Plus i also got back into stitching my candlemat last night,i am onto the last block.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend.
cheers shez xx

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Spending 3 days with 2 of our Grandies

 We are so enjoying our 2 grandies staying with us at the moment,i took them xmas shopping yesterday and Adie got to have her picture taken with Elsa from Frozen and Dempsey got his picure taken with Batman
 And then we ran into Mrs Claus who made a big impression on these 2 littlies.It was a long day Dempsey took 10 minutes to chose his xmas gifts and Adie took 5 hours,lol,my legs were ready to drop off by the time we got home,but we had such a fun time.
 Then after tea we decided to make some ginger bread in the thermomix and boy they sure were delicous,i will be making more of these,the recipe is in the Thermomix festive flavour book.
cheers shez xx

Saturday, November 22, 2014

RoseDaisy Alphabet

 This is what i finished last night for FNSI,a Jenny of  elefantz design

 This is from Jenny's RoseDaisy Alphabet pattern,i am making one for each of my Grand daughters,this is for Elissa,if you would like this set of patterns go here.

Elissa has chosen the colours and frame,she loves bright and colourful.
 To see what everyone else got up to go here
I have really struggled this week,no stitching has been done,i feel i have lost my sewing mojo,hope it comes back soon ,still heaps to do,lol.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
cheers shez xx

Friday, November 21, 2014

I have had fun buying

 Tonight i will be joining in with Wendy and lots of other ladies for Friday Night Sew in,to join in go here.
 While Chez was down we both were lucky enough to find this lovely book at Gail's Emporium,so we both bought one and cant wait to join in on the xmas quilty fun which is happening on IG.
 lol we both like the same things we both bought these 3 books from the Village Patch in Maldon.
 We also paid a visit to Threadbear in Castlemaine and i bought this lovely red spotted fabric.
 And i bought these gorgeous fabrics from The Village Patch in Maldon all their Fabrics are $15 a mt,Chez bought heaps too,they do have an online shop their website is
 And yesterday i bought these 2 lovely magazines,so i have plenty of reading to do,lol.
I hope to over the next few weeks have a good clean out of my sewing room and that means alot of old mags will be going,my sewing room is a mess with not much room for any new stuff,lol,so that is where you will find me when not watching the grandies.
cheers shez xx