Friday, December 31, 2010

happy new year...

Happy New Year...to all my blogging friends!!


...these fireworks is how 2010 began while visiting 
my son in West Australia!!

I can't believe it is 2011...not because where has this
year gone, but because where has life been stuck
since the car accident that was in 2007...
makes 4 years!
...though there has been some fun too!

During this time I discovered blogging...and I love it!!
Love the creative sharing...
and am looking forward to more fun in 2011!!

...and the blue moon 2009 new years eve!!


...as we went out to see the fireworks to welcome 2010,
it was a blue moon...and I love this photo of the 
blue moon over Albany WA.

a blue moon is when there is 2 full moons in the month...

happy new year...2011!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

giveaway at...


...this pretty necklace is a giveaway at apples and rubies!

a giveaway at bitty bits and pieces!!!

Kim is having a great fun giveaway...

To celebrate her 50th birthday...
so drop by and wish her a happy birthday...
and see all the inspiration!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

the Quilt Pattern Magazine giveaway...

To announce the new online quilt magazine
There is a blog tour and chances for the whole month of December
to win a subscription...

The Quilt Pattern Magazine

...the magazine has lots of fun features for $11.99 subscription


   You can print and file the portions of the magazine you wish to keep.
        
   You can easily organize all the articles and patterns in a binder.


   You can store issues on your computer
 and save shelf space.

   You get more patterns for your money.

 You will have instant access to the magazine hot off the press. 
          No waiting for the mail to arrive.


...the exciting part
to win a subscription just visit the magazine site and
come back and leave a comment about it
...I love comments!!
a lucky reader will be chosen in January to win a subscription..
...
...and for more chances go to the other participating blogs in the blog tour
and also leave a comment!!

...lots of fun!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

happy Christmas...

wishing everyone...
a very happy Christmas!!


...and just sharing yesterdays sunset!!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

hexagon swap...

I received in the mail today this lovely hexagon from
 Marina...for the hexagon swap!!
...the colours are perfect...love it!!


...I sent off yesterday the hexagon I made to Joke in the Netherlands.
...and the last for this year birthday swap!!
Hope they arrive before Christmas.


...4 more sleeps till Christmas.
My youngest son will be home for a couple 
of weeks...which will be great!
I have been doing some cooking, a little stitching,
some shopping, some appointments and generally
trying to be prepared for Christmas day...

...these gardenias are beautiful!!
not from my garden...


...the 23rd is my day to blog about the Quilt Pattern Magazine.
There will be a years online subscription to giveaway!!
...and you can visit all the participating blogs in the blog tour
and leave a comment ...thats 30 chances!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

retro mummy giveaway...

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retromummy is having a great giveaway...
20 fat quarters...one each of the flower sugar range!
...wouldn't that be fun to win!!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

giveaway at...

18060CB 
Jane at fabric N quilts is having a fun giveaway..

4 prizes with 12 chances to win...as in the 12 days  of Christmas!
so drop by and comment 12 times!!!
I managed 5x...not 12

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

christmas cards...

...I wish to thank everyone for their lovely comments on colourful Friday.
I love receiving comments...


I meant to send Christmas cards early...I actually bought them
at the end of October and now it is only a little more
then a week till Christmas and I'm only just getting to it!

Then I couldn't find an address...searched the house...
still didn't find it...

...but I'm not going to stress this Christmas!

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Rachael at ps i quilt is having a giveaway
of a fat quarter bundle of kona solids...
would be fun to win!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

online course winners...


Quilting Quickly online course...
congratulations the lucky
winners of the giveaway are....

Mimi...no blog
Elizabethd...French Village Life

I hope you both enjoy the online quilting class
Quilting Quickly



Saturday, December 11, 2010

giveaway...drawn Monday...

I though I would repost about my giveaway that will be drawn on Monday...
So please leave a comment on this post to enter...
and say you would like to be included

Sympoz online classes www.sympoz.com/app/ext/3001036.html    sponsored giveaway...

Please leave a comment on this post and I will give away a link for 
2 readers of my blog 
to win 
a free Quilting Quickly online class.

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...the course shows how to use precuts!
With lots of tips...
...now when will I draw it!
next Monday

There is also a quilting club fan page

Friday, December 10, 2010

colourful Friday...Christmas!!



...can be blue skies and the beach!
All the while listening to Bing Crosby sing
'I'm dreaming of a white Christmas'.


Christmas trees...in traditional colours!
red, green, gold...


... Santa under the southern cross!!


... Santa wishing merry Christmas!!


stars on the tree...


more stars...



wreath on the door...



reminders of Christmas on the dresser...


baubles and star...in the hallway!!


outdoor tin santa...


stars...


...Christmas cards!!


bon bons with surprises inside...


and packages tied up with string...or bow!!


...the joy of time spent with family!!

 Nativity Backgrounds

... and the true meaning of Christmas!!





Thursday, December 9, 2010

Merry Christmas time...

Happy Christmas...


I have been taking photos for Robyn's at daiseyquilts colourful Friday.
...this weeks theme is Christmas!
I keep my Christmas Decorations very simple...but I will
be back tomorrow to show some more...
The sun has been shinning for 2 days now...cheering 
everyone up!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

gift box...

...little gift box!!


Robyn at daisyquilts pointed me in the direction of
a tutorial on making these cute gift boxes from gift wrap...
I made this box from handmade paper I bought at Ikea a long time ago...


...the tutorial is at shabbyartboutique...by Jordan at polkadot prints!

Now I want to make some white chocolate bark...so I will have to
buy some chocolate and candy canes tomorrow!!
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maybe it will go in the box...

sunshine...

...the sun is trying to shine today!
We have had so much rain this spring and now summer!
Other areas are flooded but here has been spared a flood so far...
though it doesn't flood in the little town I live in...just plenty of rain!


...sunflowers are always cheery to take a picture of!
Can you see the tiny spider!


The sunflower has extra buds along the stem...haven't seen that before!


...another tiny spider!!


...so hoping the sun stays around for a while!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

grundle sent and this and that...

The grundle I made is all packed up and sent on his way
to his new home in New Zealand...I will show the photos I took after he arrives!


On the weekend our quilt group had their Christmas lunch party...
the present this year was a pin cushion swap.
This cute bird is the one I received...love it's colours!


I went for a walk to the op-shop because I wanted to buy a tablecloth I seen
there last week for $2..
And what did I find...this water colour!
 Now where can I put it...it's larger then any other framed pictures, mainly
cross stitch I have in my little house!


I think I will hang it above the dining table...
it's so pretty a jug on white cosmos and orange zinnias!
...and this is the tablecloth I went for.
To use on my outdoor table..then I found a lace doiley and 
little maxwell williams plates...


...please enter my giveaway in the post below or just comment
on any blog post till next Monday and say
you would like to be included!
The giveaway is for 2 chances to receive for free
Quilting Quickly online course...