Sunday, November 22, 2015

FNSI results, 40th birthday......

I managed to get some quilting done on a wall hanging and I also completed another gift too for a  Xmas swap I am in.
This is a photo of the half finished back. and below blanket stitch complete and buttons attached to another little gift. 

All will be revealed when the parcels are opened in December.

I have also completed my swap gifts for Chookyblue's SSCS too. Will post a photo of the wrapped gifts before I pop the parcel in the post this week. Yeah!! Finished on time with a few days to spare........
Yesterday, my family and I headed up to Caloundra to help my niece Angela celebrate her 40th Birthday. We met at the restaurant 'Tides Waterfront Dining' for lunch. We spent a few hours there enjoying a wonderful meal and good company.
My niece Angela and daughter Kym

View from the restaurant. The water looked beautiful.      
Well must go, thanks and big hugs to my friend WENDY for hosting another successful Friday Night Sew In.


Friday, November 20, 2015

FNSI, Renovations

Tonight is Friday Night with Friends so even though our place is a bit like a bomb has gone off outside and I can't get into my sewing room in the shed due to work happening in front of it, I decided to join in and lose myself in some hand stitching.
Thank you to Wendy for again hosting.

The reason for the above is that we are having some much needed improvements done to solve a water problem between the house and the pool.
We have become a construction site according to the sign on our front fence. I am really looking forward to the job being finished and the sign being taken down so I can try to remove the layer of dust that seems to cover every surface in the house even though windows and doors were shut. I think Ruby who is locked behind a temporary fence will be pleased too although she may have to wait till the new grass grows but haven't let her know that yet.
Sorry for the photo overload ,just want to keep a record of the progress for me.

Paving removed by us.

Patio roof off and 6 truck loads of soil & rubbish removed.

Boxing up started. 

Mesh laid, ready for cement on Monday.
If you are still here, see you tonight.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

FNWF, Ruby photos.

Last night I joined a group of lovely ladies and did some sewing. As I have some Xmas swaps on the go, I can't show you much of what I did but can give a sneak peek of a couple of things without giving too much away. Working with a bit of felt, some Ric Rac and adding some Christmas borders to a  stitchery.

I completed a couple of Xmas tree ornaments as well so in all not a bad night's stitching.
Today we attempted to give Ruby a bath, she was clean for a couple of hours then we had a storm with a little hail thrown in for good measure so after romping around in the mud, she is now as dirty as she was before her bath.

She loves the water and her pool which she has almost outgrown. With the hot weather she's been losing her thick undercoat so brushing every day has been a necessity
It's hard to believe she has her 1st BIRTHDAY next week.
Well must go. Will check out some blogs tomorrow and see what all of you got up to. Thanks for hosting Chez. Hope you are having a great holiday...........