Friday, December 25, 2009


This is what i unwrapped from It is a lovely xmas table mat for the table, there is a santa face in the centre and she has also made it so you can turn it over and use both sides which is really great! i love it vickie, thankyou. Thanks chookyblue for hosting this, lots of fun to see all other bloggers pressys too. I had to use my phone as my camera is kaput! mr nobdy dropped it i think but he doesn't live here anymore, funny that. . . . . .

Saturday, December 19, 2009

"THE CAKE IS ICED BUT. . . . . . . . .

Opps ! 'Whose this ???

Why it's me , Rudolf of coarse ! ' MERRY CHRISTMAS'

Sunday, December 13, 2009


This is the ornament i made for vanessa she loved it! mine hangs around all year. the other part i cannot show you. I also sent her two dogs a bandana each from the child cancer foundation , for them to wear, the same as our dog, poppy, does. She gets a couple each year, she has quite a selection of colour to wear!

sorry about the terrible colour but i cant't figure out why it goes pink when the flash is on and it goes abit too dark with it off! but you can get the general idea of what it looks like.


Here is a couple of pics of my sscs gifts i received from vickie. one cute cross stitched tree ornament , reversible, and one to open xmas day . All wrapped up in a pretty peice of christmas fabric that can be used for a future project sometime. The other yo-yo ornament is one i had a go at from one of the blogs, it came out well and was quite easy to make so i might do some later on in other colours for next year. My swap was sent to vanessa who received it last week also. Today i am working on getting my finale bunnyhill block put together. I'm about halfway i think. No rush , just doing bits when i feel like it.

Monday, November 30, 2009


well i completed my 11th block of bunnyhill. It turned out quite well. Just one more to go.... wonder what it will be?? I have also been doing some more on my willowberry stichery bom too. up to doing the borders now . I just got to pick some colours then get into it.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


yesterday I received my SSCS parcel. It came from Vickie who lives in australia. Thanks vickie, I love the ornament. It is a cross stitched reversible hanging ornament but i can't show you because he camera has packed a sad and everything comes out pink! Don't know what is wrong with it yet. i will open the other one closer toxmas i think......if i can wait that long.

Today I am trying to finish my bunnyhill bom block. It's nearly done just got to stitch my bird down. Then it will be just 1 more block to do.
I have joined a group on flicker that will be doing "Tea cups and coffeepots". That will be starting next year in january. just post 1 block a month. i should be able to manage that.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Well it's because they are stuffing their bellies full of new young kowhai tree shoots! My tree never has leaves on the branches except for the ends. They are to heavy to balance themselves there to be able to eat! I was about 3 feet away from this one as he sat there eating! His mate was there too but flew up to a high tree when he heard the door open. Here is a BIRDSEYE view!! he he!

Here is his mate high in the tree.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Yesterday I made this yougurt cheese. so easy and very tasty too! I found the recipe here She also makes some other very interesting recipes for soap, flowing soap . lots of very interesting yummy food! go and check out her blog. Here is my yogurt cheeses. I divided it in half after I made it . Flavoured one with half pkt mushroom soup mix , a squirt of tomatoe sauce , add a small can of shrimps, leave for half an hour or so for flavours to mingle then eat. so yummy!! The other i added some cumin , salt to taste ,black pepper. herbs of your choice. I use to make yogurt from scratch all the time, must get back into it . It is so easy!! worth the effort.

Un fortunaely there is something wrong with the camera as it keeps going 'pink' . I don't know why. Does anyone know what would cause this?? help!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Today i received my parcel from my swap partner. Lyn Thankyou lyn, love the wee buttons, so cute and the fabrics too. The ric-rac will be very useful also. I have a project in mind already !

This is not a very good photo .I am having camera problems.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


I completed my block 10 from Bunnyhill. Not long till the next one, then only 1 after that. I added a spiders web with spider that i made using a couple of black beads and then stitched on some legs.

I have still not done anymore to my bag yet. I have been finishing my sscs things and they are now done! They turned out quite good, but i can't show you them yet.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


well I haven't blogged for a few weeks because i 'v not done much really. I have nearly finished my bunnyhill b.o.m. and will show you when it is completed, hopefully this weekend. I had to make a baby clutch ball for a lady who wanted a blue one for her grandson. I had this one already done but might do another in blue tones then she can have a pick which one she prefers. I also like to do these bunny's by hand on baby clothes or whatever people like. My mum showed me that this is how she was shown how to make some cute wee bunnies. They are quite cute! They brighten up a plain item of clothing don't you think!

another view of the ball.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


While i was a way last week visiting at my mum's, I bought couple of peices of fabrics from the quilt shop . The shop has just recently moved to the main rd and bigger premises. Lots of lovely fabrics to touch and buy! I also got some antique ric-rac given to me . Fay gave me that ,she loves her patchwork too next to her garden that is. It still has the price per mitre on it,, 76 cen
ts.!! I might do jennys shabby roses in the pink fabric..... not sure yet.
My bag has started but i'm thinking about changing the piping..... no hurry to do it.

Friday, October 02, 2009


Well i have't done a thing all week, don't know why just could't be botherd really, not in the mood. I did have a migraine the other day so didn;t help in the slightest . I am off to my mothers tomorrow for a week, she lives in paeroa , n.z. , as it is 2nd week of the holidays. i'll be glad when they are over!! I take a few projects with me maybe i'll get something done, hope so. might be able to start my bag, it is all cut out but that is all, just have to wait and see.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


well daylight saving has started ! It's a long day today. It usually takes me a bout 2 weeks to get my body clock adjusted , then i don't mind it. It's at the other end i hate because they have made it to long now. This week i am going to try and make another bag with this fabric. I really like the browns in this. I will do a post when it is done, I should really be doing something else not starting a new project but i just have to do it!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


well when i got up today i looked out side and saw this! Quite a misty looking day, it wasn't cold at all, looks like the middle of winter!! It's not, it is meant to be spring! It has been yuk all day so i thought it was a perfect day just to do some sewing which i did. I completed my block 9 of bunny hill. Quite a cute, fun block to do.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


I THINK I WAS TOO BUSY PLAYING WITH STANLEY ON THE weekend. He is the pig! so all i made was a new pincushion for myself. It turned out ok. here is a pic.

these are a couple of pics of the ground orchids as they are all flowering now.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Well we managed to go between showers of rain, up to my neighbors place, glyniss is her name, go and the see the little pig we saw on the rd the other day. there is a little about it in the last post. His name is 'stanley'. Oh he is so cute!! I got a few pics of him,(quite afew actually...35). He loves to have his tummy scratched as you can see in the pic he is leaning on me and i am holding him up!! he is so fat as to when he arrived only about 4 or 5 days ago. He runs around the section, has free run, doesn't try to leave as there is plenty of food. He visits the 2 B I G girls (they are about 8-9 years old now , i will try and get a nice pic of them when the sun is out,) down the other paddock, is not even wary of dogs which makes us think maybe he was dumped!! Not sure exactly what they will do with him. he trots in the house sometimes but mainly enjoys being outside where he belongs. If only he would stay this size!!


I nearly forgot I had these as they just sit around in the container and look like nothing till they sprout some leaves. Then I saw the leaves and remembered. These are my gound orchids, peonies is the other name I think. My mum is a good gardener so she gave me them as she didn't really like where she had them and the cats were starting to sit on them. I must get them nice new container but won't repot till they die down . Don't you think they are beautiful? so delicate. I will try and get a beter pic of when more of them are out flowering. We are babysitting the dogs boyfreind tonight! What a joy that will be. . . . .not! Here is patch modeling his coat i made him, He has reflector tape on this one so he can be seen if on the rd at night. isn't he cute! He also has a pinstripe coat and does look so handsome.

Earlier in the week on the way to school we found a young pig! he was standing on the walking track and didn't even run away when we approached in the truck. So i looked around just incase mother pig was nearby, she was nowhere to be seen so i tried to catch him but he was too quick as i didn't want to get dirty, so i rang my neighbor to see if he wanted to try. he ate my morning tea and was not that shy really, but he could squeal !! i nearly got him by the tail!! He kept comming back for more food but i had to go and get the boys to school, but my neighbor , russell went up the rd and caught him!. He has 2 other B I G girls as pets, I will try and get a pic and post it but today is raining again!! so we will see. i will keep you posted on the piggy, he is so cute!!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

"OH NO" ....."MY DOG 'S ON HEAT" !!!

Oh no, my dog, POPPY, is on heat! She has a 'boyfreind' following her around but I don't think he can do the deed!......Because he is a....Jack russell! his name is 'PATCH' . He is a bit short in the leg department! ha! ha! All he can do is 'hump' her back leg!!...( I hope)..It must be love don't you think????? take a look.... SO CUTE!


Saturday, September 05, 2009


Dorothy is having a lovely giveaway go take a look at her blog. It is to launch her free b.o.m stitchery. 'Sweet Nostalgia"... click on the button on my sidebar.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


There's a generous giveaway over at mama sparks blog so go check it out! lovely robyn pandolf fat quarters to be won!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

the flowers go from this to this! They hang in clusters and look so delicate.

I took these photos of this flower on the weekend. I have seen a few blogs that have had some really pretty blooms on so thought this flower might intrest you. It is "kowhai" ( pronounced co-fi) the 'w' is silent. It is a native of n.z. We have it growing here all over the place, lots of different varieties. The photo on my blog header has a big fat wood pidgeon sitting in my tree . Those birds really love the young shoots and litrally strip the tree bare!! Then the 'tui's' come along and drink the nectre from the flowers too. Here are some pics. I also did an applique wallhanger of the tui. It was done about 10 years ago . It was one of my first trys at hand applique . the flowers were bit of a challenge but i did it.

Monday, August 24, 2009


During the weekend i was able to finish off 2 more bookmarks. One is for a freind of my mums, name is mabel( obviously). The other i have made for lady i know who is also a keen stitcher and loves patchwork(fay). I will keep it till her birthday which is a few months away yet. I have also been doing some stitching on my willowberry deisgns and nearly upto date! And also gail pan designs christmas wish.

Saturday, August 22, 2009



THERE IS A GENEROUS GIVEAWAY AT QUILT N QUILT THINGS SO GO CHECK IT OUT. i found this giveaway on bejeweled quilts blog its on my sidebar.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Well I have finally finished my sewing bag! It is a rosalie quinlin design that i liked. I actually started it quite a few months ago but then discovered i didn't have enough fabric for the lining as i was using some Robyn Pandolf fabrics. Then i went onto other things as you do . When i was reading some blogs it reminded me of it as they were talking about doing one so out it came and i have now finished it! Feels good when you actually finish something, i might be on roll!! here are a few pics of the bag, it is for me this one. I think i might do another as it goes togther really well. It has pockets inside each panel to put all your sewing bits and peices while you are working on projects.