Wednesday, 6 April 2016


It has been so dry for so long but last night I woke to the sound of rain on the tin roof, one of the best sounds in the world.  It continued on and off during the day..
The stern talking I gave myself yesterday got me moving, I told you yesterday I stitched a little well look he is starting to take shape..
Then I got these ready..
And packed all of this into my beautiful bag that my dear friend Peg made for me..
Tomorrow Hubby and I are headed back to the city for a few days so my sewing is coming to keep me company.  Last time things didn't go so well.  We don't do well with the traffic, the trams and why is there never anywhere to park up there.  Hubby was 4 minutes yep 4 minutes late to move our car and came out just as the tow truck was hooking up our car to tow it out of a clear way.  Words were exchanged and he did unhook the car but gave hubby a $150.00 fine just because he could.  The place we have to stay has underground parking $60.00 for 4 hours which really is just criminal.  So fingers crossed this time things go smoothly.


Tuesday, 5 April 2016


Sunday is date day for hubby and I and it normally means a sausage at Bunnings, we buy three one for him and I and one for his nut bag dog that is normally in the back of the twin cab ute.
But if hubby is really trying to impress me or thinks I need a little pick me up he takes me to buy my favourite..
Frozen yoghurt I did put some fruit in it to make sure I covered all food groups.
Then yesterday was such a special day, this came in the mail..
The most beautiful gift from someone very dear.  The only down side was it caused an enormous amount of Ugly Crying.  You know the crying you do when your heart is filled with joy and it overflows and then you make that awful face and do that sobbing thing..Ugly Crying.
Thank you dear friend.
I also sat myself down and had a chat and reminded myself that I needed to get back to being creative.  So I drew a little something..
And cut a little something..
I even sewed a little something. 
It has been a wonderful couple of days.

Saturday, 2 April 2016


The other day I opened the mail box and pulled out a parcel and got a giggle out of what was written on the front...

Imagine what the postie thought! 
The parcel was from my beautiful friend Cheryl from Cheryls Stitching...
My heart skipped a little beat because after squeezing the bag a little I knew what was inside..
Bags of my all time favourite treat in the whole world!!!! (Now where can I hide these so no one else will find them, I know the washing machine no one ever looks in there).
There was also a beautiful card and magnet.
This gorgeous parcel just warmed my heart and made my day. 
This kind act made me think about how important it is to reach out to people, they may be unwell, having a tough time in their life, just sad or for no reason at all and a simple gesture of kindness may be a blessing that cannot even be put into words.
It may take the form of a parcel, an email with bunnies jumping across the page, pink Frangipani's or an unexpected text message, a simple note or card.
I think in life that is what you hold dear and remember the most...simple acts of kindness.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016


Since I have been away there have been a couple of changes..
It has been a long hot dry summer and we don't have a blade of grass so we have been buying feed for cows and we were paying $60 a large round bale and then the price jumped to $100 so the decision was made that Moo and 74 and their babies would need to go and live some where new.  I'm glad I wasn't home when this happened because Miss cranky pants Moo who was never to happy living here apparently was even less happy about being sent to a new home.  While I miss seeing her out in the paddock I won't miss her chasing me or bailing me up in the back paddock and not letting me out.
We also sent some sheep to the butcher so now the freezers are choc o block and I won't need to go meat shopping for a while.  I cannot even imagine how real farmers must feel when they are surrounded by barren ground and wonder how they will manage to feed their animals.
Don't you love when a friend sends you are parcel just because?
Today I got these in the mail from my gorgeous friend Gayle..
How cute are these slippers and they have my little sheep on them.  Even though it was 38 today I work them as long as I could before my feet got really hot.
Lucky Me..

Sunday, 6 March 2016


What a crazy year so far.
I love where I live, love looking out and seeing my sheep, the trees, the vegetable garden, I only have to look out a window and it makes me smile.
But this year I seem to have been away more than I have been home.
I started this year by taking my dream trip which took me away from home for nearly a month.  Just got home and then hubby and I had to leave to take care of some business which I was hoping would take a few day...took way longer lol!!
Sadly this was the view from where we stayed..
Not a sheep in sight!!
So after 10 days when hubby said to me "home tomorrow" I had that bag packed before he had finished his sentence.
Was so good to get home and the grandkids came over to help Pa on a pumpkin hunt..
Two little kids laughing and having fun....what a wonderful way to end a great day.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016


While I was away the garden was busy producing lot's of goodies.  I came home to..
Lot's of this..
Delicious corn, had that much we filled the bottom drawer of the freezer.
And bucket loads of..
Tomatoes and cucumbers - I just love this time of year when all your hard work comes to life.
Tomorrow I am going away for a couple of days (yes I know I just got back) nowhere exotic and no palm trees but maybe with a bit of luck one of those fluffy drinks with an umbrella and a cherry!!

Sunday, 21 February 2016


Seems like yesterday I was getting on a plane and winging my way off on an adventure.  Here is a little of what I did..

Headed to LA and went to this stunning old theatre to see a musical Bullets Over Broadway - was fabulous..

Road tripped across the USA and landed in the South. Stayed at a stunning B & B in Fredricksberg Texas..above a beautiful shop called TIMELESS MENAGERIE. 
On Sunday morning we did what the locals do and headed off to Gospel Church..
Held outside with people signing songs of praise, clapping and dancing.  Southern BBQ just waiting to feed really was a great way to spend a Sunday.
Then off to somewhere exotic...where I may have had one or two of these....
And the view from my room...was stunning.



And then off to see some local sights...
Look at this stunner, the colours were amazing...
Even hiked down to the waterfall and back up again (needed one of those fluffy drinks about half way back up)...
The time seemed to just fly by.  Nice to go away but always great to get home..