"How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it" - George Alliston

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Thursday, December 23, 2010


hi all!!
merry christmas!!!!! with only a couple of sleeps to go, we are in full on mode with packing, wrapping, last minute shopping and general craziness going on!
the little human has decided that his fave christmas song is the one that goes 'ding dong, ding a ding a ding dong (and then repeat ad nausem)' by the Wiggles - so that has been sung at the top of his lungs for a while now

i won't be around for a couple of weeks, so wanted to say a big merry christmas and a happy new year to you all

thanks for sharing our adventures of late, and i look forward to more in the new year
pugs and sloppy kisses

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

how could i forget!

i forgot to show off my winnings!  the lovely Cheryll at http://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com is having a 12 days of christmas giveaway - and i won DAY ONE!!!!!
i nicked this piccie of her webpage because it looks so much nicer than the one i took!  it is a great mag, full of lovely different cushions.  many future projects!

thanks so much cheryll!!!

pugs and kisses

crafty work!

hello all!

happy wednesday - hope that you are having a great day! i am most pleased because i got all three of my block swap blocks completed and in the post - yay!

so some sneak peaks.....

this one is for Gina in Brazil who asked for any block in bright, happy colours!

this is for the christmas block swap and is for micki in ireland who asked for a star block

and this is for linda in WA who asked for a star block

i hope they all reach their destinations safe and sound!

on a sadder crafty note, i have had to admit defeat for my friend's wedding quilt.  it is coming along nicely but will in no way be ready for the wedding this saturday.  she was very understanding and said anytime would be fine - i will be aiming for early in the new year.  i have put a couple of swatches of the fabric in the card to give at the wedding, so at least she doesn't think i am a complete slacker!!

on the puglet front, things are going well.  i think i have definitely turned a corner with the morning sickness.  i have only vomited once this week, and have had much more energy.  i am still sleeping terribly, but i seem to remember that lasting most of the pregnancy with the little human.

speaking of the little human, he is going great, and getting excited about all the awesome christmas decorations in shops and in people's yards.  he is still terrified of santa, but loves presents (of course!).  he has now finished all his christmas parties - playgroup, kindergym, his little friends - so just us big people to go now.

he is starting to become more aware of the fact that something is happening to my body, and regularly lifts up my shirt to say 'baby' to my tummy.  this is of course gorgeous, but slightly embarrassing in the check out queue at the shops.  he is occasionally confused and thinks there is a baby in his tummy too, but i guess he will work that out over time :)

here is a recent pic of him in 'summer time attire' in adelaide - don't you just know he is plotting something behind that cheeky grin!

pugs and much love, many christmassy hugs and kisses

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

quick update!

hi all
so sorry for my absense from blog land in recent days! i had been hoping to post a lovely update today, but things have gotten away from me
hubby is away for the week for work and so the little human and i have been having many adventures. it also means i am a bit tired at the end of the days!!!!
all went well at my obs. appointment - puglet is going great, i am low risk for all troubles and immune to everything they worry about - so relieved and thankful (especially with hubby being away!)
on the craft front, i need to get a MOVE on, but things are in hand (so she says :)!)
much love to you all, and i hope to be back on the net reading blogs and blogging myself asap!
pugs and kisses

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

crafty things update

this arvo i got a chance to play in my craft area - and i really enjoyed it!
i got a wiggle on with the quilt for my friend's wedding - it is on the 18th of dec, so i better wiggle faster!!

im making the blueberry chocolate squares quilt from moda bake shop.  today i finished all the half square triangles, and started sewing borders onto them

it is fairly repetitive, but it is coming together pretty quickly so that is great!

also, have received word that some blocks that have arrived safely! Sylvia's blue and yellow block

noelene's block, white and red log cabin

i was also very very blessed to receive a fantastic mag from my wonderful friend Leona, who sent me a copy of Quiltermaker's 100 blocks - it is fantastic!
thank you!!!!!

and to finish with - my little human being crafty all on his own. hubby was given some crappy old tables, which he painted to make waterproof for the little human's sandpit. little human was SO keen to help that hubby found some old tester pots and let him go for it! he is very happy with his work, and refers to them as his and daddy's tables.

thanks for reading and i hope your christmas preparations are going well!

pugs and kisses

pregnancy update

hi all!
i have decided to have the goal of blogging each wednesday - that way i keep my hand in, but also there is not the pressure to do more than i can.  so today is my first wednesday update!
i thought i would do a pregnancy one (coz i want to complain) and then a craft one (with stuff to show off!)

so complaining first.....(but first the preface that i am EXTREMELY happy, blessed and excited to be expecting the puglet)
however, i am sick of feeling sick, sick of vomiting and my new favourite, sick of not being able to sleep!  for some reason, i am falling asleep quickly and then waking up somewhere between midnight and 2am, and then not being able to get back to sleep until around 4am sometimes
i am so tired!  and so frustrated!

the mornings are then the hardest to get through, somehow the little human has not worked out that it would be great if he could get himself up, change his own nappy, dress and feed himself, and casually wake me up with a nice cup of tea at around 10am - he he (i am just running a little movie of him doing all that through my head!).

ok, i feel much better now - thank you for letting me vent!

on the very plus side, i have an obstetricians appointment next tuesday and so i will get all my results from the blood tests and get to see the puglet on the screen again - i love that technology!

and also on the plus side, the little human is definitely tuned into the fact that something is happening - he is talking about the 'bebe' a lot, and carrying around the doll that we bought him with such tenderness it makes me cry every time.  he always puts it down so gently and picks it up so carefully - amazing what they understand!

thank you lovely ladies and ill write a crafty update shortly
pugs and kisses