Friday, August 26, 2011

Around the Block ~ AJ

The last block is now sewn for the Around the Block Round 2 quilting bee. This leaves me happy because I am finished, and sad because it is over. Well, kind of over, because I have the top to piece from Round 1 as well as the newer lot of blocks sitting in a pile from this round too. I could drag this out awhile yet I think!

This block was for AJ.  She wrote the tutorial which is really well done making what looks like a complicated centre into a straight forward task.  Thanks AJ, I really enjoyed this block a lot.

AJ's tutorial for the centre block can be found HERE.  AJ also did a tutorial for the Log Cabin portion here if you are interested in looking at that too.

Many thanks to Sheridan who organised this swap.  This is the third swap, or fourth perhaps that I have done with Sheridan now.  I have always enjoyed myself and have learnt a lot.  I have made some pretty great friends too.   Also a big thanks to everyone who took part this round and made it exciting to check the mail when a block came back home.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Creative Space ~ Coffee and Dessert

It has been a long time since I have joined in with a regular My Creative Space. I have been busy on Thursday due to the children's music lessons and tired by the end of the day.  I should be more organised!
Last night, the combined Churches of my small town held a coffee and dessert night.  It was very fun and full of dessert that would have put Masterchef to shame*.  The theme of the night was 'Who am I?' This REALLY struck a chord with me given my Facebook status update of 24hours earlier was:
Who am I? Mother? Crafter? Agvocate*? Protester? Political commentator? Uni student? Tweep? Friend? Christian? Blogger? Confused?

All of the above. Busy times of late!
Tuesday at 4:33pm

I did not know the theme of the evening before I went.  Was it a coincidence? Or something more?  I often struggle with Faith, but in this instance it is not hard for me to believe that for some reason this is a message to me.

And in case you are wondering, the answer to 'Who am I?' in this instance was that it does not matter who I have been, who I am now, or who I will be, that I am loved by God.

Pretty powerful message on top of a sugar overload and caffeine hit I can tell you!

*Not my dessert, Masterchef is safe from me!
*Agvocate is a newish term for those that are good advocates for agriculture.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Creative Space - When paint attacks

We have been taking advantage of the warmer days to get outside and have some fun. 
Both children LOVE painting. 

I think it is good fun myself, until I turn my back for 30 seconds to hang a finished painting up to dry...

More creative spaces here.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Somehow another 12 months has flown by and now my baby is two years old.

He is such an easy going happy boy.
We are so lucky to be blessed by his slow smile, bright blue eyes and blonde curls.

You are now talking a lot, although not as much as your sister!  You are so clear in your words and you think about things and your pronunciation is often spot on as a result.  You said 'Ta' for a week, but then moved into 'Thanks' instead.  You love your sister more than anyone and I love watching you play together, it is a blessing to watch you both have fun and learn.

You often have a dirty face and you LOVE being outside.  You enjoy the animals and mud might just be your favourite thing.  You also love reading and always pick a different book to be read each night before bedtime.

You love Playgroup and have just started music lessons at the Conservatorium of Music which you are also enjoying a lot.  I get to sit in on the music lessons as a joint activity with you and I love being a part of your learning and play in this way.  Sunday School is another fun activity you enjoy.

Happy Birthday to my baby, who is turning into a sweet little boy.  We love you so very much and are grateful for the joy and love you bring to our family. Kisses xx

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Thank you God for....

I am joining Kelly at The Handmaden in this new meme 'Thank you God for...'.  What a wonderful chance to stop and give thanks to God.  I know I have a lot to be thankful for in any given week.  It is meant to be a Friday meme, but better late than never!

 Thank you God for our Winter Garden, and days warm enough that the whole family have spent time outside together.

Thank you God that my study is going well so far.  I was worried that it had been so long since I undertook formal study that I would find it a great challenge.

Thank you God for my children's music lessons.  I love this time each week and enjoy watching then learn in a fun environment.

Thank you God for our small Church and the friends I have made since I started attending late last year.  I am grateful for the opportunities we have had since moving to our hobby farm and this community.

I wonder what I will be thankful for next week?  And I wonder what you are thankful for too!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Light Reading?

Ok, so it isn't really light reading which may be why my mind has been wandering today.

When will it rain here?  It is dry and I don't want to head into Spring with no moisture in the soil.

Thank You Water is a wonderful idea.  I usually pack lunch and drinks when we go out but if I have to buy a drink in town this will be what I look for.

I do not like cooking fat sausages.

The Workers are not as good as Big Dog, who is not as good as Prime Possum used to be, which I can't find online :(