Saturday, 29 November 2008


Poor little Ava is at the Vet, having spent the night there. She is not well and the vet is not really sure why. Mum is trying to reach her contact a GDV but is having no luck!! Not fun!!

Friday, 28 November 2008

Meet Ava

My parents have just taken on the roll of Puppy Raisers for Guide Dogs Victoria. This is the lovely little bundle that was delivered to their home on Wednesday. She is 7 weeks old, her name is Ava. She is one of a litter of 9. We are all in love with her already and have no idea how we will let them give her back in 12 months.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Done and DONE!!!

SSCS Parcel is now on its way to a faraway destination. Phew!!!  Now to think about my PIF gifts and my Scquilters Angel duties!!! LOL, does it ever end?? 

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Chookyblue SSCS

What a relief!! The gifts are stitched and ready to post and they will only be in the post 1 day late!! I am SOOO pleased with the way my projects have turned out, and as usual am sad to see them go. No sneak peaks I am afraid, I am very bad at the macro thing on the camera and I know that fellow swappers are trolling around blogs checking out the landscape. One of the reasons I have said very little about the swap was I worried I would give something away. 

Thanks Chook for organizing this, I just cant imagine work that goes in to keeping us all inline. 

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

The Postie Came.........

..................................and bought me a parcel from the USA. May seem like a strange time to be buying from the states in light of the W.E.C. (World Economic Crisis), but desperate times........ So what did I get?? Do I hear some of you saying it looks like a fabric size parcel???

Well you would be right!!! I have finally gotten around to ordering the fabric for the border of the Bee's knee's quilt. Despite the W.E.C. I still saved money on this lot.I purchased 4 yards, which cost me us$41.92 (including delivery). That converts to around $64 aussie dollars. So working on $20 per meter here at home. it would have cost me at least $72 for the 3.6m. Trouble was, I couldnt even find meterage here!! I am kicking myself for not buying it 3 months ago, would have made a bigger saving.

Might be a while before I get the border on, so don't expect any pics soon!!


PS Recieved confirmation today that the shed will be delivered on the 12th of Dec. WooHOO!!!

Friday, 14 November 2008

Another boring post!

Just wanted to post quickly to say that I am snowed under with work for Black Dog at present. Have taken on my biggest quota yet!! It is all helping pay for the shed! No more news on the shed at this stage, I want to ring Dave everyday, but that might just make him angry!

On a funner note: I have finally started my SSCS item for Chookies swap. I know I am taking a late run at it, but I have been formulating ideas in my head for weeks so....... I am planning on making the posting deadline!!!


Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Next step......

Building approval is through, and shed is ordered.  Now I just have to wait.......around 3 weeks and it is going to seem like a lifetime!!! LOL

Friday, 7 November 2008

Shed Update

I guess it is time for an update on the shed. We ordered it on Wednesday!! We were advised that if the order was not placed by last week there would be no chance of getting it prior to christmas, and the delivery date would be Feb! Not having a bar of that!!! So got negotiating with DH quick smart. It is not just that I am desperate, but that both DH and I have the time over the christmas holidays to plaster, paint and get it set up. I have to admit to losing just a little sleep this past week planning it all out, I can see it all soooo clearly. Thankfully there has been distractions ie choosing a new car, and mobile phone. (Yes I picked a red car, what can I say, red makes me happy) 

Will post pictures as there is progress. Darren is planning on starting the ground preparation next week I think!!!