Monday, February 28, 2011

I was silenced...

I suggest strongly you watch this TED video. Brene Brown talks about worthiness/courage/compassion/connection and vulnerability.

It silenced me and I recon it will do the same for you.

Thanks to maya*made for bring it to my attention.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Christchurch fundraising efforts

YAY there is a way I can help!

Please if you can - check out Hand Made for Christchurch FB site to help raise money.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

not again

It does not seem to stop.

My heart and thoughts are being sent over to our neighbour over the water to New Zealand.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

For a birthday girl

It is finished. My mum is turning 71 going 50 today. I have stitched this for her to hang in her little corner of special things. Thanks for being my mum - mum - you have done great.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


It has been so long since I slid down a water slide. Man it was F.U.N. You could not get me off. Even the Little Man loved it!

Monday, February 14, 2011

{heart three}

a whole lot of {heart} here today.

Wonder what dh will think of this?

will have a go at this today with my newly acquired crochet skills...

{heart two}

Just finished for dh. Do you think this will encourage him to wash up more?

Heart dishcloth pattern here. Totally luscious.

Did you do anything for today?


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Aussie Spirit Block

I have received my Aussie Spirit Block run by Helen from Hugs 'n Kisses. Helen has organised volunteers who will stitch up blocks which will be assembled and quilted to raise money for the QLD disasters. What a GREAT way to assist. Thanks Helen for organising such a huge project - i believe there is several quilts in the making! Aussie Aussie Aussie - oi oi oi

Friday, February 11, 2011

and I did...

I have been wanting to learn how to crochet for y.e.a.r.s and today I went to The Craft Hive and did - finally. Thanks so much Beth - you were an ace teacher.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

End of Holidays

I am relieved. I am starting to feel a bit burned out with all the demands and activities to fill their days. Though I have really enjoyed having them around. It feels normal. Have a good day back at school today guys - not sure who will miss you more - me or the little man....

Monday, February 7, 2011

Chocolate Mousse - the french way

I am not sure if I prefer the 'French way' (no cream). Think I will go back to the old favourite.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

White on Red

There is just something about white on red. Just love it. I am stitching something for a special persons birthday. Starting to really like it. Lucky them.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

End of season raspberries

They have been delicious. A good way to fill in an afternoon. A drive down, picking, laughing, eating and high fiving. Perfect dessert - raspberries and home made ice cream.

In the mist of this beautiful day I have been very distracted with Yasi and flood victims. A bit speechless about it actually.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Boy Craft

Lego meets french knitting. Perfect. Middle Boy has been stitching. Not sure what he plans to do with this. Don't care - love just having him by my side still and chatty.