Saturday, 27 December 2008

Chookyblues SSCS

So.... I got to open my parcel on Christmas Day!! Man it was hard seeing it sit there, under the tree, calling me!!! Boy was I spoilt!!!
My SS was Karen from the USA. She sent me: a vintage apron and handkerchief (from her own collection) 4 tea sachets, 2 knitted squares which I am assuming are dish cloth's?? ( I have read a lot about them in blog land) some teapot fabric, a tote bag made of fabric I just LOVE and finally an applique angel wall hanging. Oh and I almost forgot, there was a thimble in the pocket of the apron, as apparently there always was one in the pocket of Karens Grandmothers apron.

Karen thank you so much for your generosity. I have been by your blog and will be a regular visitor from now on.

I had to send a parcel to Floss in Canada. Here are a couple of pictures of what I sent her.

I figured out from reading her blog that we share a bag obsession, so it was an easy pick to make her a bag. I also sent a small wall hanging that came from the new Hatched & Patched book, "Simple Pleasures". Floss has also been very very clever and had the most gorgeous little bundle of joy, and I suspect in her opinion the best Christmas present ever. Pop over to her blog and see the pic she has shared of her new baby girl.

And finally to Chookyblue I wish to say a big thank you for the time and energy you put into this swap.It was so nice to have just a little something under the tree, just for me! I am sorry you are feeling a little unwell right now, I hope you feel better real soon.

Big Red Shed Update

Well here it is!! Being off loaded. I am not sure if the driver thought it a little strange that I sat and watched this happen oh and took photos of course!
And, apparently THIS relatively small pile of components, is my Big Red Shed??? At present we are still waiting on the concrete. The holes have almost dried out but seem intact. Husband informed me yesterday that he is supposed to be going to Perth in Jan for work! Which of course sent shivers down my spine and prompted me to ask WHEN my shed was going to be built. I am told that all will be ok, but I am a slightly nervous Nellie you can bet. Will hopefully be posting more exciting photos soon!!

Monday, 15 December 2008


It wont be UP but it will be HERE!!! I hope I dont have to wait ALL day, it will be so frustrating if I do. Thankfully I have some stitching to do to keep my hands busy. (oh and a tonne of housework too!)

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Shed Update......

As lovely as the rain it, it has turned my construction site into a series of swimming pools. We have had nearly 50mm of rain since lunch time yesterday and there is rain forecast for the rest of the week. So there will be no concrete being put in these holes anytime soon. Trying to take deep breaths and keep busy with other stuff so I dont fret too much about the lack of progress.

Friday, 12 December 2008

SSCS Update

My parcel arrived today!! (Doing a little happy dance!)

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Hello to MY Angel

So I have introduced you to my Mortal, so now it is time to "out" my Angel. I have been blessed to be the recipient of some lovely treats from the lovely Di. Here is a picture of the parcel I received this week, once again full of treasures. It has taken much longer to get this post up than I would have liked, as I wanted to include the pictures and I have trouble editing the layout on my Mac. DH is at basketball with DS2, so I FINALLY have access to the PC. I know you have been dropping by Angel, it is wonderful now to be able to visit your blog and know it is YOU!!!

Just wanted to thank you here for all the lovely gifts this year and I look forward now to getting to know you better.

I wish that I had time prior to Christmas to get this stocking kit made up, but I fear time is against me. Next year!!!


Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Hello Neroli

I have been Angel in the Scquilters Angel/Mortal swap this year and Neroli has been my Mortal. I have spent the year sending her gifts and emails, and yesterday I sent the last parcel, revealing my indentity. I actually think I gave myself away very early on, but Neroli was a good sport. 

So Hi Neroli!!! So glad I can now be myself, and am looking forward to getting to know you better as myself.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Muddy Mess

Here is the old shed, little but it took a long long time to empty it out. The contents are now scattered all around the house.Pulling it down, took a lot less time and effort than I had thought. Not that it was me actually doing it .LOL

The groundworks begin, YIPPEE!!!

Here is the spot!!!
Almost ready for the Big Red Shed!!! Not long after this it started to pour, thank goodness Bob Cat man was done!!

Friday, 5 December 2008

Update on Ava.

She came home from the vet after about 24 hours, having been on a drip for most of that time. They are really still at a loss as to what was wrong, but we dont care now as she is a changed puppy. She is now chewing everything and being very cheeky. Phew!!