Thursday, January 18, 2018

35 today…..OMG




My darling number one son has turned 35 today……



Happy Thursday

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

also heading off….


for our Occie….


Happy Wednesday

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

She is amazing…

I am talking about dear Julie…..

super happy


Thank you Julie…

this is heading off to my precious, sassy little grand daughter Wren Olivia


Happy Tuesday

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Weekend sewing….


Back From Julie……and yes, a totally awesome job….

Time for a bind….


and more on last weekends quilt….

Happy Monday

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

2018 Possible Goals and Hopeful Intentions….

2015 and 2016  I completed all my very very old flimsies…I must admit it did feel good…

these are a couple of the really old ones…..that were completed not that long ago….

my dear friend Julie has been so amazing with all the quilting….


so now, its time to do something with all that fabric I have….


these are my first three challenges….very old fabric…

Happy Sunday

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

OPAM 2018

Good morning….

OPAM 2018…

my gorgeous partner in crime Kris has twisted my arm again…well not really twisted…LOL

anyway this is what Kris has posted on her blog……

And speaking of looking forward to a yearly event ... To the "Beginning" mentioned in my title. A few of you lovely OPAM gals have been asking whether my GORGEOUS Partner-In-Crime Sweet Peg & I would be running OPAM again this year. Well ... It was a bit of a debate ... Our numbers have been dwindling as more people leave blogging behind to cross to what Chookyblue calls "The Dark Side" ... I.e. Facebook, Instagram etc & Sweet Peg & I have been aware of climbing postal costs ... But so many of you have told us how helpful you find OPAM to give you a bit of a nudge off the couch & into the sewing room. What to do!

We finally decided we'd run it again for 2018 ... But with a bit of a difference. This year we'll keep the monthly tally going & tell you all how many exciting finishes there are each month, but there won't be a prize draw. So ... OPAM will still be here to encourage us all to spend some time creatively, but there won't be prizes sent out ...though I AM working on a little idea that I'll share with you once I work it out.

So ... Sign up for OPAM 2018 will be towards the end of January, so make sure you stay tuned to our blogs for the sign up announcement.

Happy Wednesday…

take care keep real safe…

and most important be happy


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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

HELPING OUT….an old friend….


My DS Chris is a chef…that is number one twin who is number two son…LOL

the fellow who  he worked for when he did his apprenticeship was in a bind…

He called Chris to see if he could help out as he and and his family were going overseas…

so, of course  he said yes…

So Chris has packed up and moved to Sydney for a month….

Kate had a few days off from her work, so she and Wren headed off to Sydney for a few days as well….

Kate also worked for this couple in the old days as well…this is how Chris and Kate met….

Chris is working at the Botanical Gardens….

so of course they have sent Moo Moo photos…

Happy Tuesday

take care

keep safe


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Monday, January 8, 2018



Lots of progress made yesterday…on my new project…..

Happy Monday

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Sunday, January 7, 2018


Opam 2017


Final one for 2017

Angelika R

is our December Winner…

massive well done to you…

please email your details and I will pop a little something in the post….

and to all our OPAMers,

my goodness you are all amazing…

297 finishes for December

and a grand total of  2097 for the year….

that is truly and awesome effort,

so to each of you

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both my darling partner in crime


and myself applaud you all…..

are we doing OPAM  again…


Another new project….


A friend was having a de-stash many years ago…

and this was a little purchase I made…

so yesterday, I decided to make something with it….

More today…

Happy Sunday

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Friday, January 5, 2018

So very blessed…..


my precious grandbabies…

Oscar James and Wren Olivia

such cuties….

(well this Moo Moo thinks so)…


and my goodness, so very different

Happy Friday…

take care…

keep safe…


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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Done and dusted

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And heading off to the amazing Julie…..

it does make me smile…LOL…

Happy Wednesday

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018


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A little kit I purchased from the Australian Biggest De-stash…

I didn’t have any instructions so I just went for it…..LOL

I was watching the Crown and sewed it was perfect….

Opam 2017

OPAMers….a quick reminder to get those finishes… in thanks heaps

Happy Tuesday

Take Care

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