Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Woo Hoo, I won :)

Last week was the first week of our school holidays...so we all got sick LOL. Before I succumbed I entered a competition on Lynette's blog...and I won...what a wonderful get well present that was. Well my pattern arrived today. Woo Hoo!
If you want to see a much much better piccie of this design check it out here...its well worth it :)

This week we are all feeling much better. Liam is going to a holiday programme in the mornings and just loving it...he was sooo excited this morning :)

Hugs, Sharon

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


This quilt 's owner has arrived!


This little cutie was born on Monday...when I asked the new father how his daughter was he proudly said "she's magnificent". He is very thrilled as is his Mum... I haven't been able to see her yet as Liam is unwell, but there's plenty of time. We have known him and his Mum for years, so Kris insisted on taking her in to the hospital. He was a tad annoyed with our video camera though...it has been playing up and finally packed up just as he was about to use it...thats life :)

Doting Mum and Grandmother

New life is so precious and wonderful.

Hugs Sharon

Sunday, September 19, 2010


After making a quilt for a baby shower (at the end of the kookaburra post), I thought it would be nice to make one for Liam...especially as it has different textures on it. I've been procrastinating, but not sure why. Enough I thought.
I laid out the squares and immediately felt uncomfy...I laid out all of them...perhaps I'm being silly. I asked Kris (see I was desperate..."I hate it" said he..."please don't say its for us" and "did you choose that fabric?"). That made me feel good... not. Now I would also like to point out that I do not like making things I hate, even if they are to give away :).

I've removed the offending stripy fabric...it really did not go, but something is still not right. I think I may take out the monkeys and multi-coloured circles. At the moment its lying on the spare room floor. Hopefully I will be able to salvage something out of it.

Oh well, at least i got some painting done.

Hugs to all,

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Moment by Kris Feigl

A journey
A scream
Not faked it
A life

Building blocks
The dream
Your showing
A glow
The radiance
A light

A future
Your making
A dream
Your shaping
Prime directive
An instinct
A drive

The fear
Of not being
Not clear
Not seeing
A future a choice
Not to make

A tomorrow
Not there at all
The questions
No answers call
That future
May see success
Or may see a fall

The tears
Screaming returns
Not faking
Contractions churn
Force out a life
Turn on a light
Forever change

Behold the moment
Behold a life
Welcome new spirit
Burning so bright
Light supernova
Overwhelms all
Blots out the day

Bonding in spirit
Bonding in soul
Sense new beginning
Responsible role
Baton change over
Life's work starts now
Where will it end

Glimpse new horizon
Behind a glow of dawn
Track leading on now
Energy gone
Unconditional love
Unforgettable journey
When will it end

For the love of a mother
The bond of the soul
Will live ever more now
In her baton change role
Future intangible
Power incredible
Force indescribable
Drive not deflectable
Course not selectable
Nature's choice
Irresistible and delectable
Sweet dreams!

I hope you like DH's poem
Hugs, Sharon

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Kookaburra, a Trampoline, a Cake and a Quilt

Its Spring :) and the honeyeaters constant squabbling in the gum tree over a particularly good nest has abated. It went on all through August LOL.

We also had a visitor to our deck yesterday afternoon. Our deck does feel a little like a tree-house and this little kookaburra certainly emphasized that. We have never had one come so close...he obviously approves of our deck. He wasn't even too concerned about popping down onto the deck to grab a bit of sausage meat :)

Even Liam was interested...unfortunately there is no photo as we stopped him as he was reaching out to touch the bird. This was the best we could do. The kookaburra remained despite Liam getting within millimetres of his breast :) Our neighbours' children were also fascinated to see him as they arrived home from school. Kris fed him some meat from a sausage roll...hope that doesn't put him off coming back LOL. I was taking photos and it almost looked like he was posing at one stage. I was quite close :). This is why we love Montrose, the trees , the birds and if you go for a walk early enough (which I have not done lately...and am consequently quite unfit), I have seen wallabies, a couple of echidnas and the odd kangaroo. The bush is just over the back road you see. Montrose is the kind of place that people stay, sometimes moving within the suburb...I

guess thats why we've been here for so long...

Liam also had a good time on the trampoline with both Mummy and Daddy...he outlasted both of us :). He just loves it especially when on of us (usually Daddy) is on too. He can coordinate his bouncing so that he goes up as Daddy comes down...he loves getting higher and higher. There are lots of smiles, good looking and squeals of delight :).

Simon was also over last week-end for Liam's birthday ...so I'll indulge in a couple of pics of Liam's birthday again. Still not keen about the candles LOL

I have also finally finished the quilt I was making for a friend's baby shower...well I had left myself a little over a week to do it and I must say I was quite impressed with how close I got...at least Tracey was able to see it almost finished...that is with threads hanging out and most of the quilting done. The pics I've taken still have loose threads so don't look too closely...I wanted to take advantage of the sun :)
I ran out of time...the election didn't help. Who's running the country anyway?...well we still don't know LOL.

So I hope you are all having a good week.
Lots of love and hugs (of course LOL),