Monday, June 30, 2008

Favourite Keyring.

Lynette from Lynette Anderson Designs has asked do we have a Favourite Keyring? Attached to a Giveaway of course!!! This is mine & until I went to take a shot of it never realised how truly aged & worn it is... but I still Luv it! At least I can actually FIND... this one in My Bag!!!

Shadow the Blue Dog & I have just had another impromptu Vet visit tonight... the stitchin' effectively went on hold... with his recent past history of rat poison no chances were being taken no evidence of a flinch to be seen when told of the $100- Call Out fee... * could be a delayed reaction there LOL... but all is well as it turns out his immune system is not quite back to normal as yet following his last Overnighter & a bump to the eye out in the paddock becomes quite something else... without all the gorey details! Back home with tablets & eye ointment to be taken with Chipolata Snags... Will be fun or Not... Vet still intact... Just! We are soooo... not the friendliest Blue Dog with strangers only leaves home if in a bad way & needs a Vet so all those Big Trucks & their lights were an experience on their own for him tonight but the dried liver treats @ the Vet Surgery totally worth IT!!! Or so Shad's says...

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Mosaic Game.

For when you just cannot sleep............................... Found here on Flickr.

The concept:
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd's mosaic maker).

The Questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name

Answers: 1. Helz 2.Chocolate 3.Surat 4.Cream 5. The Eagles 6. Red Wine 7. Canada 8. Pavlova 9. Quilt Designer 10.The Simple Things 11.Curious 12.Boheme.

Night Night...

Friday, June 27, 2008

A Positive Challenge.

There is definately one Blue Dog Back On Deck & Large as Life as the Meter Reader for Ergon discovered today. LOL. Luckily "Shadow" has Star Billing on our Ergon Account & they Beep Beep Beep... on arrival !!!
Busy Stitchin' but nothing to show just Yet... Have just found Merete's Positive Challenge one I have decided to share in as I tend to be the Glass Half Full kinda gal & our Pop well he tends to be the Glass Half Empty kinda guy so yes this is a good Challenge for me... Now if you call in @ Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop Karen is having a Giveaway with two lovely New Quilt Patterns... While over @ Sarah's Crafty Nook there is the cutest Tidy Bin in another generous Giveaway... drop on by & say Hi ! Back to that Stitchin'.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Beautiful Morn.

Well everyone I just had to share... this is what greeted me this morning... too good an opportunity to miss a shot of... so raced out in the PJ's & captured these prior to my battery flatlining... maybe I should consider an extra in my camera kit ! Now... I have some Stitchin' to do...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Quilt Giveaway Party.

Hi Everyone just before I head off for some much needed beauty sleep I just wanted to let you all know about Donna's Quilt Giveaway Party which starts today with some great Door Prizes!!! Pop on over & say Hello... Looks like lots of Fun! Some Brotherly Love above - can you tell I'm missing these guys terribly already!!! Goodnight...

Monday, June 23, 2008

I'm In... Peg's Challenge.

OK... Have bitten the Bullet & going for it. Commitment such a dead set scary word... For Me Anyway!!! Yet as Chookyblue so eloquently said " Whatever it takes to Kick My Butt..." You can read all about Peg's Challenge here but right now I need to choose 5 to complete @ least there will be no problem finding that many... That's gotta be a start. Now which of my WIP are closest to completion............??? Off to find out.

The Mailman.

The Mailman has just been & take A look @ what arrived....... A Willowberry Designs Pattern Just Because I left a Comment... Oh don't you just Luv Bloggin'... This is like winning a raffle only better... Thank You ever sooo.... much Cheryl truly a lovely thought & I am just so rapt to recieve my *Cute As A Button pattern! Next trip to town will be to find the really cute Perambulator fabric! Now Lenora is having an Awesome Giveaway over here @ Lenora Jenkins Designs please call in & say hello...

Sunday, June 22, 2008

That's Racing.

The Girl started @ Eagle Farm on Saturday finishing well back in the field after being ridden @ Breakneck pace 2nd from the lead... most certainly not the instructions given & very disheartening to say the least because she is just such a genuine mare & gives 100% everytime she races. We will send her for a decent spell now & give her a chance to be a horse as only she knows how! Thank Heavens DDH knows racing inside out & does not allow these kind of set backs to deter him from enabling the mare to achieve her full potential...

Pop came out home to visit & watch the race with DDD & I great photo opportunity with Tia... Pop is sooo... not into having his photo taken but does it for us luckily! The Eldest @ 91Yrs & The Youngest @ 3Mths of our Family...

Just a couple of Shots of the Sun Setting here @ home the other evening it was just so pretty but still have some learning to do in this area must read up in the Manual about Sunset's...

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Meant To Be Stitchin....

Mrs Martin's Cyber Stitchin' Day today... All well laid plans of mice & men can go to pieces !!! But Hey it's all good still... My DDD is down for a few days from out bush & has a shopping list a mile long... as you do when in town @ last!!! The littlies & I tagged along for 2 days but come this morning we unanimously voted to stay @ home while Mum finished the Shopping & collected Pop plus DDH is down in Brissie @ Eagle farm to watch The Girl's race & I'm it to Feed Up & hold the fort... & Maybe find a minute or two to Stitch??? So here is My Morning in Photographic form @ least!

My offsider for the morning helping me to Feed Up... we did have the camera taking Smilo's Grammie... for the entire feed round very helpful indeed... That was when we were not actually swinging off gates or climbing them that is! Back inside to the woodfire after this as Ole Trigger the work ute bailed us up this morning refusing to start & just a bit of a chill factor out & about! I think someone's beanie had made it's way into a feed bin @ this point... Then it was time for little sister's feed - felt a bit like a Tag Team sorta Day actually... & Hey... I'm a tad out of Practice @ all this! But Luv every Minute ...

So Yes... Mrs Martin's Cyber Stitching Day for Me will be after these guys head for home... So @ this point I'm really thinking maybe I should join Peg's Challenge... As today was totally a Recovery Day after finding space amongst the shopping in the Landcruiser for the Grandchildren. Not the girl I used to be!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Still Have not quite worked out how to Embed a video... Battling to figure that out !!! But if you love horses like me then you may enjoy this as much as I... Just click on Lorenzo for something Special ... Lorenzo


I Got Mail!!! Mrs Martin's Cyber Stitching... to be specific - ran to meet my DDH @ the door to collect my parcel!!! Of course I'm hopeless @ waiting till the Day... so made us a cuppa & settled in to the opening - Much Excitement! Absolutely Luv everything. Cannot wait to start... already prepping to get going early on the day. Most unusual for me to be this organized - but Hey... that has to be a Plus+! Now before I forget to tell you in all my Mailday Madness make sure you pop over here to see this fabulous lady's Giveaway - Pretty Awesome I think!!!

These Shots are of my Standard Pink Seduction Rose which is Very... close to being my Favourite! A vase full of these are just Bliss... Very much the Less is More theory... Which is why I'm thinking of putting another shrub one in... Shhhhh! don't let on to DDH... Happy Stitches!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008


This Fella was sunbaking in the glorious winter sun today down in the garden... he is my resident Blue Tongue Lizard & every time I come across him he has grown again! I think he is just gorgeous... "Shadow" the Blue Dog very sternly gets told * Not To Touch... whenever we come upon him out there in the garden! Today luckily I had my camera @ hand... as he doesn't hang about for long once he knows he has company...

And off he goes back under the daisy bush... How Australian is this little fellow??? More to be found out about Blue Tongue Lizards here.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

What Kind Of Blogger Are You?

You Are a Life Blogger!
Your blog is the story of your life - a living diary.
If it happens, you blog it. And make it as entertaining as possible.">What Kind of Blogger Are You?

Sunday Papers.

Jackie from Canton Village Quilt Works is having a very generous Giveaway... Great Blog to pop over to & visit! Perfect weather for reading the papers in front of the Woodfire today... Jolly cold outside! Sunday's Racing Retro... Some Bloghoppin... A little bit of sewing on Tashie's Quillow... Then some time spent chasing Dust Bunnies as I have visitors coming this week... Not a lot happening all in all - kinda nice for a change!!! This is a shot of my Brilliant Pink Iceberg Rose looking very cheerful in today's chilly weather.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Girl.

In This Racing Game you learn to count your Blessings very early on in the peace... In The Girl's race today 4 horses & jockeys came down in a bad race fall just inches away...My Heart goes out to everyone involved... My Counted Blessing being that The Girl came back to the enclosure A -OK & anything else surely a Bonus...

Pop & I had intended to head down for the day of racing but Pop just was not up to it today ... so instead we went for lunch @ a favourite Pub & then called in @ the local racetrack to watch the race before dropping Pop back just in time for afternoon tea which he was rather pleased about - routine is a big player @ this stage of things! We both had a good day...

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Raceday for The Girl Saturday@ Ipswich... All Fingers Crossed once again Butterflies are already happenin"... So to take my mind off that... I have been Bloghoppin' & I found Melly & Me having a Giveaway... really cute new patterns! Petunia Pig's skirt is to die for... Baked today... Biccy Tins needed a Top Up... Have been busting to try Chookyblue's Anzac Slice & it's every bit as good as I thought! Yep... Still walking - total necessity these days in Blogland!!! The shots are of My Boggie's * Bougainvillea's - the top one is fairly well established whilst the other is a new addition to the garden & as I just could not make up my mind I took them both home & planted them together & here they are thriving with protection thru Winter - Luvin' those two colours together! Have just realised I forgot to mention Lynette Anderson's really cute New Redwork Stitchery Giveaway - totally sidetracked into Blogland!!! Yeah I know it's Addictive...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Favourite Shop Visit.

Had to duck into town yesterday to take Pop for Lunch & just happened to be going past My Favourite Quilt Shop... " Precious Time" [NB. I have a few of these favourites...] One - well this one anyway, cannot Just Visit without looking... & I was trying really hard to be good! 'Till This Layer Cake Talked to me ... As they do... Moda of course always my weakness - Harvest Home - Blackbird Designs not to mention the delicious pattern & then these 2 yummy balls of thread ! One very contented female left that Shop I tell You... I believe I have a few in line prior to this one getting a start though for a bit !!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Red is Day # 5.

Finally... My Red Day - Luckily I sorta kinda thought this would be Natalie's Day 5 colour... An Inkling - Let's Say! So today I kept an eye out for Red as My Camera & I wandered here & there... This has been such Fun Nat... Thank You So Much for the Challenge! Now to get back to my Stitchin"...

Chocolate & Cream.

OK. Now this Chocolate & Cream's Colour Challenge has been able to happen in... tween ... Drenching each & every Equine in residence including Boyz to colts... Ladies in Waiting... & Favourite Toy Boys - All of which I don't have shots of as I was a Tad busy dodging cheeky - Full Of It - Colts! Very pleased with each & every one of them though as Our Manners certainly shone thru on the day & we are now safely back in our paddocks... Though we were ALL galloping around like Crazee's just on nightfall... Maybe it was the drench!!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Green & Blue Days.

Well today will be My Green & Blue Days for Natalie's Challenge... I had to put my thinking cap on here... Pink was a snap & I didn't think that I was really into pink... There you go! After a Full On day in town today... searching for my green bits & bobs was a welcome release... & of course The Blues... Mind you come tomorrow it will most definately be Go The Maroons!!! State Of Origin Football... Gotta Luv It... born & bred into this code there is no way out!!!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Pink & Pink.

Natalie from * Cinderberry Stitches * has a Colour Challenge Happening...I had been looking on for the Pink & Green Days & it was looking & sounding like a bit of Fun... Maybe because today was a pretty bleak ole day - I found My Camera & headed off... Lets go find some colour!!! I had so much fun with Pink alone that tomorrow will have to be *MY* Green Day... Here are my Pinks.

Today for Smoko * Morning Tea * we had Julia's @ *Camilles Place* delicious Vanilla Slice & this time I took some shots before... they were all gone! Julia did warn me that they were Moreish... Oh Yes! I have started my early morning walks... Not missing out on all the delicious recipes I find in Blogland - No Way!!!

We also put a new yard in place today using portable panels for The Ladies In Waiting... Needed an extra temporary holding yard @ times. Why is it... that the Male & Female of our species see any task/job in two totally different scenarios!!! Yes DDH... "Harmony" = Lots of Giving... & All is Good with the World. Tomorrow I get to Stitch & Sew - YES!!!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Coffee Morning.

Saturday an excellent excuse to catch up with an old friend for coffee in town... Just so good to spend some time catching up... Everyone is Sooooo Busy these days! After Coffee we wandered about our small country town shopping here & there - found a lovely book for one of my future projects in the garden - I Luv It! Such an enjoyable relaxed morning that I came back to earth with a bit of a thud when confronted with a Ute load of Hay that needed unloading & stacking into the feed shed on my return home!!! Such is Life...

This beautiful Zygo Cactus belongs to my friend how gorgeous can you get??? The colour is amazing... more brilliant apricot/tangerine - just so eyecatching! Of course I had to bring some cuttings on home to pot up now as you do ... Although I am in two minds as to which way to go about this??? Options Being - straight into soil... allow to take root in a jar of water then pot up or let the severed ends dry first & then pot up... can anyone help me out here @ all???