Friday, April 24, 2009

ANZAC Day 2009

I love ANZAC Day, the melancholy of it and the march, I have even been to the Dawn service in Canberra and attended to Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Day.

My grandfather fought over New Guinea in WWII and due to illness died when I was only 7 or 8 years old. I can remember him on one of those Bamboo sick bed in his lounge room or on the verandah at their home in Cowra, NSW.

Anyway I use to march his medals in Yass, NSW, up until I was pregnant with my oldest son.

He (my eldest) now marches these medals every year. It feels my heart with love and pride as not only does he want to march and with these medals, but each year he also asks questions about a man he never knew but who is apart of mine and his grandmothers lives and memories, and about the life these soldiers had, going blindly into war, without the knowledge and TV coverage we have day.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Missy Mack's Paper Bag Swap

I have been a little slack with this, most because I am packing up things to get ready to sell and move, Yeah :(. And I have have sinus, you know to sort where you can't look down, you feel like your head is full of rocks.

Well anyway that is my project today and tomorrow, I know roughly what I am doing so it should be fun.

I also got some fabric yesterday, to match my "Me Quilt" and I am going to make some pillowcases to match.

Have a great day everyone! Happy sewing!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tozz's Corner Giveaway

Duck over to Vicki's blog and have a look at her wonderful work.
There is a free cute bird pattern at the moment, and be sure to enter her 100th post giveaway.
Well done Vicki!
Just click on the button on the right, to go directly to her site.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Woo! Hoo! Wine O'clock!

It may still look like chaos to you, but after 5 garbage bags of rubish, and 3 hours of work. I now have a box of UFO, box of fabric, rulers all in one place and I can see my desk.

The kids on the other did not clean their side of the room thus letting to side down.

Oh now I can spend Easter long weekend sewing in peace and quiet! (well inbetween the requests for food, breaking up fights, and listening to Hubby's yet another story).

Well at least it's clean and neat and it will be a pleasure to sew in there when I get a chance to.
Now for a glass of wine and to sit back and relax........
Oh damm time to go and get dinner, can someone tell me when MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! time begins!

Oh! My goodness Friday!

Oh! My goodness Friday!

Today is good friday and I'm taking on the task of our sunroom, well at least my sewing half of it!

Wish me luck!

Paper Bag Swap - Missy Mack

Missy Mack is running a paperbag swap on her blog. I drew the lovely Gail and in previous post you can see what lovely delights I sent her.

This is what she sent me to make something, beautiful & wonderful for her.

Let the thinking begin!

Journal Swap

In the Craft Forum, we had a journal cover swap. I draw DOMAC who had not ever swapped before so I wanted to do something extra special. I naturally, with my leanings to pink, made her a pink book with a matching pen & bag.

Donna made me a folder with lots of pockets, and a book inside.