Wednesday, October 20, 2010

In my life - Is it Christmas already?!

A Christmas baby - how lovely!

My friend Elizabeth will be so proud of me! -- She puts the Christmas decorations up in September and this year I have nearly matched her..

I was so excited by my new Christmas houses that I have already put my little Christmas village out... (the tree and the rest can wait until December though)..

I CAN hear you all laughing.... a little silliness at Christmas is allowed!

until next time .... Kim

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

In my life - Its Spring!

AHHHH CHOOOOOO.....................

Spring is slow this year - Armidale is always slower than the coast but this year we have had so much rain and cold that things are only just getting started.

The irises are out and are beautiful despite my neglect.. they are such an easy fuss free plant to grow in this area.

The roses, evening primrose and lavender are a mass of buds so I will take some more photos in a few weeks time..

Until next time .... Kim

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More photos from Graham's birthday

"Missed it by that much"

Here are some more photos from Graham's Birthday. Thanks to Gail and Dad for these photos..

Tom and Charmaine
Vi with Liz and Ivan
Sean, Emmy and Andrew

Paul and Mel

Michael and Gail
Mum and Dad

the cake made by Vi

The Birthday boy - one candle for each decade!

I'll huff and puff...
Cutting the cake
and the cake is cut --- into huge pieces!

 Until next time..... Kim

Monday, October 11, 2010

My quilt world - I remember you - progress report

This quilt is starting to come together really well.

I have had a few problems though  - I wondered why some blocks had more glitter on them then others and then realised I was ironing it off ...DUH!

Actually if I could change something I probably would have used a plain fairy frost instead of the glitter fabric as the glitter is  very pretty but not very cuddly.

Until next time .... Kim

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My quilt world - Ripe Strawberries!

I've finished the top.. yee haa!

and I've bought a pretty teacup fabric to back it with. This should be finished well in time for Christmas.

I'm really happy with it as I thought it might be really garish and bright and busy, or the feature fabric would be too dominating. BUT, the feature fabric is lovely and really makes the quilt. I am really pleased with how all the colours have worked together.

Next time I post about this quilt it should be the finished item.

Good news is that the US dollar is FaNtaStiC!!! And I'm in a fabric buying spree with a sort of
'kaleidoscope crossed with fireworks' pattern  and a blue quilt planned to be started next year...(on top of those projects that I still need to finish........... e.g..... the Beatlemania quilt...  the lonnnnng and winding road.....)

Until next time.... Kim

Friday, October 8, 2010

In my life - Graham's 50th Birthday

I did make grand plans for this day - and some of it worked really well!

Plan A: Family gathering for a Sunday lunch at Petersons Cellar door. Everyone to enjoy fine food and wine while sitting outside in the sunshine under the trees. The guest of honour to arrive by helicopter, which was to land on the lawn outside the guest house. The flight paid for by the guests as Grahams present.

  • Positive:- everyone could come, all Graham's family came from Sydney,  Sean and  Emmy drove down from Queensland. 
  • Negative:- Armidale turned on its most miserable weather -- pouring rain, foggy and cold --- thus scratch any idea of helicopter joy flights, or sitting under the trees in the golden sunshine!!!!
  • Positive:- The meal at Petersons was moved indoors and the food and service was really lovely. Vi made a lovely cake with a little helicopter on it (the closest Graham got to one all day!!!)
  • Negative:- Graham was sick! Later diagnosed as possibly norovirus. He hasn't had a sick day off work for 10 years but he has just had a week off to recover from this. So he didn't feel like eating and was exhausted as he had hardly slept.
  • Positive:- he would have been too sick to go on the helicopter anyway, so the weather gave us an excuse to cancel it and he can go on it at a later date-- maybe I'll go too next time!
  • Positive:- Everyone seemed to have a really great time and it was really nice to see everyone.
  • Positive (sort of):- Our nearly new hot water service broke down five days later - what a disaster it would have been with guests and Graham sick and NO hot water! 
Anyway, below are some photos of the day, don't forget to click on them and they will enlarge for a closer view... enjoy.

Until next time.... Kim

    Photos from Grahams Birthday

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