Saturday, January 16, 2010

Patch or PATCH!

Well what does a mum do when she is presented with a torn, beloved, pair of pj pants by youngest son, My Crash Test Dummy?
He presents them to me to be fixed, I say yes, I will look at them tomorrow. Then tomorrow comes and he hands said pants to me.
Ha, Ha what is this?
 Oh yes of course I am to fix these aren't I!
Tee, Hee well this could very well be a very short 5 min job couldn't it?
Oh but No it isn't, It could be, but Not today.
All the kids had an invite to a birthday party and DH was the one to take them, leaving me at home with some peace and  quiet and lots of time.
So what do I do for this hole?

Well I spend about half of the day on my computer fussing around with my software taking this, adding that, working through a tutorial to get the idea I was thinking of to work and Oh what fun I had!
A bit of this a bit of that and Voila!

One happy chappy and one contented mummy having had the chance to fuss with her stuff!

Friday, January 15, 2010

We Have The Pair.

Well I got there.
Flaunting on a Friday. A bit each day has gotten me to the line.
It was fun too.
Me and Miss Chitter Chatter now have our matching aprons.

And now the pair of us.

 I will definitely make more aprons in the future out of these books.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Great Sticky Velcro Debacle

Now where do I begin?
I know 3 days, 4 different machines, all sorts of settings,
needles and advise from around the world.
What was I trying to do?
Sew sticky backed velcro to leaders for my quilting frame, a la, as per this Sharon Schambers You Tube clip.

The part I was getting STUCK ON is about 3 to 4 minutes in. Doesn't she make it look so easy. I had 1040 inches of stitching to sew on this velcro and I couldn't get past 4 inches before getting stuck! This velcro cost a pretty penny at the time and I didn't want to see it wasted, so I tried to have a win.

Now I was working on this 12 months ago when I had the phone call to say that MIL and partner had been swept down a flooded river in their car. (They survived the adventure) This project was then put away and not looked at again. Of course that means the frame has not been used either. I didn't realize until a couple of days ago that the day I decided to pick this up and get it done was the same day, to the date, that we got the call about the accident. I found that a bit spinney when I realized. How could it be?
Anyway in the end I seceded.

I don't know if it was the most horrendous case of unrelenting hay fever I had this last day or just plain old common sense that prevailed. But I new when I had been whipped and took a new course. My new plan was to just stick this stuff on, get as much use out of it as I can, before it lifts off, and just replace it with the normal stuff as need be, if I even like this way of doing things.
So the decision being made, this was a sight for sore eyes.
 My leaders are now on the frame waiting for me to pluck up the courage to use them. Tee Hee!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Now U see Her Now U Don't

How could one hair cut make such a difference?

Our little dog Mia has never had a proper trim. Just my klutziness around her face with the scissors.

She was 5 months old and looked like this.

I will say she was bathed and cleaned up nearly every week up until this point.
Isn't she cute!
Oh my golly gosh now she looks like this.
Where did my dog go!

If I had not been there the whole time I would have thought they switched dogs.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Years to All & FF

Well I just wanted to wish everyone a
Very Happy New Year
and may this coming
be a good one for you all!!!

This weeks FF finds me sharing a week later than intended, but that is Christmas for ya. At least in this household anyways.

This is Miss Chitter Chatter in the apron I made her in the lead up to Christmas, the intention was to make myself a matching one too, mine is not done yet, but I am oh so happy with the way her's turned out.

These pics were taken just before we made some Reindeer Poo!!!
(Ginger and Macadamia Balls) for Christmas.

 The Reindeer Poo.

Tis very yummy!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

New Addition and Thanks

Thanks to Sheila, with so much help, I have been able to do a few things with my blog. Would have taken way longer for me to get this worked out and done, this time of year, without her help. Thank you so much Sheila! Under her instructions I was able to put the FF link pic thing on too,  as well as the banner...

And the new addition is what, you may ask. Well it is the cat! We picked her up yesterday and have decided to call her Misty. She is a ragdoll and will be registered under the name of Adora Rose. Google tells us that Adora is Latin for Beloved. She has just fitted in so well and is very funny.

Miss Chitter Chatter (MCC) is very good at keeping Misty entertained for hours or is Misty keeping MCC entertained... Tee Hee either way it is working out very well...

This is her at the top of the tower thing, MCC constructed under my direction.
Can we build it, yes we can!

Was a little shocked when MCC said it would be up to Dad the builder to make this thing! I was like NO us girls CAN do it and I used the "Can we build it, Yes we Can" tune to inspire her. She did a marvelous job too with very little help from me.

Friday, December 18, 2009

And So This Is Christmas

Well it is still Friday and I finally have got something else to flaunt never mind I have aimed for another flaunt every Friday since the first. Very disastrous that has been! Tee Hee. My achievement this week was to sew a new Christmas dress for Princess Chitter Chatter (3rd child) she is very girly and was a hit with the other little girls in line waiting to get their pictures taken yesterday (they were bedazzled with her glitterness).

The 3 kids on their way for Santa pic.

The entrance to our house.

These are the few Christmas decorations that I have made over the years. Each year when I bring them out I am again amazed that I did actually make these things myself. My sister made the framed stitchery that hangs on my wall all year round. Isn't it way cool too!

I have very many more christmas patterns sitting on the shelf waiting to be made up into Santas or wall hangings. Maybe this coming year will be the year to make up a couple more to add to my collecetion for next Christmas.

These last pictures are of the decorations that transform our house each festive season. I usually add at least one decoration to our collection each year. This year I aquired 2 the santa on a rocking horse, I was very pleased to spy this fellow and bring him home, and then there was the Santa that plays the sax with the sunnies, with a very cheery tune to fill the house.

Until next time.
Very Merry Christmas to ALL!!!