Saturday, February 10, 2018

its the weekend again1

 gorgeous Summer morning walks!
 and sunsets!
 bargain from the local market on Sunday
 squishy mail from Sandi
I won one of her gorgeous giveaways...
 isn't it sweet?
a cute little needlecase and matching pincushion
 hubby picked up his new ride!
 more lovely mornings, hot and humid though
 another score, this time from FB!
 I've taken up Chookyblues 10 minute challenge
spend 10 minutes each day in the sewing room...
only managed 2 days but it's a start1
and this unwelcome visitor was on the road outside our place on my way back from a walk,
only about 15 inches long, 
but where there is one, there is bound to be more!
and yes it is very much alive!
I actually poked it with a very long stick to make sure, 
and it slithered off in the opposite direction to my house fortunately....
hope to not see anymore!
Julz

Friday, February 9, 2018

The March Charge!




I have decided to give this a go this year....target is 70kms.
 Any donations welcome through the link above...please don't feel you have to.
 just letting you know that I'm doing it, you can too....

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Summer days....

 morning walks ...different each day
 after one very hot day, a storm at night and this is the morning after
 my beautiful crepe myrtle in full bloom
 cool mornings, hot days
 morning after another stormy night
progress is being made on #ruthsquilt in the #nofussstitchalong
Julz

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

nothing much....

 my lunch date at work
 inspirational quotes to start the day
 my favs....
 stunning evenings
 misty mornings....
start off a warm week again...

Monday, January 1, 2018

2018!

Well Happy New Year!
2018 has begun....
we spent a couple of days visiting here...
 there were 4 wedge tail eagles flying overhead, 
could only get one in the photo...
on the wind, just before the storm hit!
 that was the end of our view for the day, 
2" of rain in 24 hours....
 New Years Eve was beautiful!
Pizzas in the new pizza oven and great company...
lots of laughs, good food and a wonderful view, 
and even some fireworks down on the lake at midnight!
 this cheeky devil was just down the road from our house,
only a baby and not scared at all!
 my flowering gum is covered in buds,
just starting to open
 it is going to be magnificent!
Julz

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas update

 new nail colour to finish celebrating Christmas and to bring in the New Year!
 this is probably why I don't wrap when others are around...
there's always someone who does this!
 my lovely gifts from Erica in the No Fuss Swap for Christmas 
minus the gingerbread man ...
 some of my Christmas gifts from family...
 and finally my 2017 SSCS present!
Isn't it gorgeous, the stitching is divine!
thank you to Marcia,
 (I'm pretty sure that's who my partner was).
and below is a close up of her stitching...
such a cute design...
can't wait til Christmas next year to put him up on the wall!

I hope that you all got to spend Christmas with loved ones near and far. 

Thank you to Chookyblue for organising another brilliant swap, 
you're always so busy,
 but you take the time to do this, 
and I know that everyone who participates in this one swap are so appreciative of all your hard work year in year out!
So again thank you Donna!
Julz

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas!

wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!
I hope that you all have a special time with family and friends however you celebrate this season
Julz

Sunday, December 24, 2017

almost that time!

 I'm so excited this arrived on Friday!
all the way from Sweden!
 thank you Jennifer...
I'll have to do a little more stalking
 two beautifully wrapped gifts
main and ornie
very cute felted wool hearts!
perfect.
thank you Jennifer.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

weekly update

 lovely Christmas swap arrived from Betty for a beautiful quilt designed by her sister
can't wait to start this one
 having lunch with some friends
 got some stitching done..although not much!
 my favourite season for fruit!
 No Fuss Swappers Christmas gift arrived from Erica
thank you...
it's under the tree
slashing time again...
amazing how fast it grows sometimes.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

heart broken...

last night we had to make the very painful and heart breaking decision to put this beautiful boy onto the doggie rainbow bridge...
RIP Jake
04/03/2002 to 09/12/2017






with this sisters


 dressing up!
 only a few months old here
 and my favourite,
helping me take photos in the garden
Love you Jake!