Monday, 21 November 2011

The Girls....

Two posts in two days....haven't done that for a while have I..? I've got a little time to fill in before I head off to teach some people how to upload digital media to their computers so I thought I'd show you this shot of the girls....Pat said in a comment yesterday that it's been a while since I showed them to you... ..taken on Saturday just after they had been to the groomers, they've suddenly decided that they like sharing this bed..!! It's plenty big enough when it's not full of teddy bears, squeaky toys and pull ropes and yes, Miss Molly has been teething on it.. as well as my sneakers, any bit of fabric she can steal, boxes..oh we love boxes they rip up so well then she can scatter them everywhere and watch while we pick up the pieces...!!! I want to spray this bed white but I have to wait until she's outgrown the chomping on everything phase, shouldn't be too much longer now.....fingers crossed..!! She's well and truly outstripped  Miss Martha in size, much longer, not too much taller but weighs a ton I can tell you!! They're such good friends now, well until Miss Molly decides that she needs to sit nearer to me than Miss Martha then we know exactly who's top dog....one little growl from Miss Martha and she's gone...  :o) Aahh, they make me smile all the time....well, until she eats my sneakers again anyway.....

Sunday, 20 November 2011

I have been sewing....

...really I have!! 


 That time of the year when everything starts getting frantic and it's been full on with Mum for the last couple of weeks, so up and down the mountain carrying food etc.... Anyway, yes I have done a very small amount of sewing, I know I said I'd show you this after Christmas, but hey, the Railway Man just doesn't read my blog at all so I'm pretty safe.... For as long as I've known him, yep, since the dinosaurs ruled, whenever anyone mentions getting older or worries about their age he's always said, and I quote......"age is just a date on the calendar, it makes no difference to who or what you are..." So when I saw this in The Summer Gathering book by Lisa Bongean & Carole Charles I knew I had to make it for him... I've altered it a little (as you do) but I'm loving it right now, it still has to have the rest of the leaves stitched and there are two black crows that will be sitting on the branch. When it's finished I'll have it framed to hang on the wall, rustic frame I think..? 


 Apart from everything else I've been busy taking photographs, I told you that I had a lot from the farmers market last week, have a look here, I'm very flattered that they chose to use my photographs for their website...  :o) I'll put the rest of them on my photography blog sometime today. 


These first two are part of a series I took for a flickr group I belong to, each week is a different challenge, last week was 'my town'.......... This one is the Celtic Hat Shop owned by our local eccentric, a gorgeous old converted church which they live in and run their business from.. The local catholic church, as you can see it was very foggy yesterday, warm too after the heat, wind and storms of Friday... 


Earlier yesterday I took the girls (Miss Martha & Miss Molly) to the groomers in Ballarat and had a couple of hours to fill in so after coffee and a muffin (an excellent Spinach & Fetta with cream cheese :o) I took my camera for a walk down to the lake..... ..there were plenty of these around..... ..some that were definitely only a few days old, but plenty old enough to call out for Dad when this human with a black box in front of her face got a wee bit too close...


...papa was not happy... :o)


Time to leave them alone and now it's time for me to go photograph some quilts while the sun is shining, hopefully they'll be up on 'Thru the red door..' sometime this coming week...


C U soon, have a great week...

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Giveaway winner...

Sorry, I'm a bit late with the draw for the 'thru the red door...' giveaway. Had a busy day yesterday and I'll be back to show you some photos later....


So I spoke to Mr Random and this is what he gave me.....


 and number 28 is Chris so congratulations Chris, send me your snail mail thingy and I'll send this little bag of sweetness off asap....






I've popped it into a cute little Millrose bag for you...


I'll be back maybe later today with some photographs from the Farmers Market yesterday... 


C U later, be good...

Friday, 11 November 2011

Remembrance Day...


They shall not grow old,
as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
and in the morning,
We will remember them..


11/11/11









Thursday, 3 November 2011

A brand new blog and a little giveaway....

Added Sat. 5th
I'm sorry everyone, for some reason I've had a huge amount of trouble linking the Millrose button below to the website plus the link itself stopped working...who knows why! Not me for sure, blogger has a mind of it's own just lately......anyway, both are working now, or they were 2 minutes ago  :o)
Thanks for your patience and thanks for going over to visit 'thru the red door...' and all your lovely comments......




I think I told you that I was designing and setting up a blog for Millrose, my local quilting store...? Well I finally finished it..sort of...today. Still got a few things to do but here you go.....



Click on the link and it should take you there. 

Go on in 'Thru the red door....' and have a look around and grab the button while you're there. I was there today for Sit and Sew and putting the finishing touches to the blog and who should come in but Bronwyn from Whippet Good...lovely to see you again Bronwyn and enjoy the retreat..

Okay, so the deal is, click on over, follow the Millrose blog and spread the word around our lovely blogging community, leave a comment on the Millrose blog (not this one) and I think I might just have three or four French General fat quarters and a few other little goodies to give away to somebody that Mr Random Generator might pick out sometime next week....lets say...Saturday, Nov 12th Aussie time...

So, off you go, have a look and be nice, it took me ages to set it up...   :o) The more comments and followers we get, the more I might add to the surprise bundle, it really was time I had a little giveaway anyway and what better to do it for than a new blog....

Have fun and be good my friends..
XXXX

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