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Thursday, 4 February 2016

A commitment to Me!

 I've made a commitment to myself.  2016 is going to be my year!

I think I can write off 2015 and just say "Hey, I didn't achieve anything in 2015 but I'm going to really give 2016 a good ole go!"

It seems life is starting to rush by especially now my once babies are now growing into (I think) pretty handsome young men-to-be.  Jaden has now started high school and is loving it. Bailey is now into Year 5 and also still loving school.  I am very blessed to have such beautiful, loving boys who enjoy school.  I am grateful and give thanks.

I have a beautiful and supportive husband who has finally found a job without all the stress of corporate life and is relaxing and enjoying life.  I am grateful and give thanks.

I finally have my wonderful sister and her beautiful family living in the same town as me so I can be there to give support and share in family events together.  Or just to spend time crafting with.  I am grateful and give thanks.

I have a great job where I can work part-time to enjoy a better work/life balance.  I am grateful and give thanks.

Why then, if life is good.....and don't get me wrong I am Grateful and Thankful for all my blessings, do I feel like being a hermit and not wanting to go anywhere or even do anything.  I have been feeling  blahhhhh!  Well that was 2015!

As I said I have made a Commitment to myself.  I can make the change.   It starts now.  It starts here.  It starts with ME.  I have to do it.  Who's with me?

Well!!! Has it really been that long????

Well......I was very shocked indeed to discover today how long it has been since I have last updated my blog.  OMG....Last post 2011.  My goodness how time has certainly flown by.  I think I need to give my poor neglected little blog spot a lot of TLC.

I notice all the WISPS that I had listed on here have now been completed...well some of them (they are afterall works in SLOW progress. Lol.  At least I will have lots for show and tell.

Hopefully I still have some followers out there.  I can understand if you have all given up.  But I will endeavour to now keep this little blog of mine up to date as best I can now I'm back.

Love D.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

My Memories Giveaway.

My Memories SuiteI'm sooooooooooo excited!!!  I going to be having a giveaway on this blog for this wonderful Digital Scrapbooking Suite. 

I am currently reviewing the product at the moment but I can say this for certain -  It all looks GORGEOUS so far.  I can't stop playing with it.  For someone who is not much of a scrapbooker I think I'm hooked. 

Keep posted so you will know how and when to enter my giveaway.  My blogoversary is coming up soon so this will be my present to one of you.  Please spread the word.  Happy crafting. D. :=) 

Monday, 26 September 2011

Going for a new look. What do you think.

I have spent about 3 hrs today mucking around with my blog and this is all I've come up with so far.  As you can see it is still under construction at the moment.  So bear with me. I think I'll probably end up going with something totally different.  I just have to wait and see. 

I've just downloaded Picasa and it's still going through all my pics that I have stored on my laptop.  Gee.... It hasn't even started on my external hard drive yet.  This could take awhile. 
Maybe I might upload a proper post with pics tomorrow....

Oh alright!  Here is a little taste of what I've been up to. 

I have actually finished this quilt top, boarders and all.  All I have to do now is get it quilted.  Another one to add to the "To Finish list"  You never know....It could just get finished this year....but of course I won't be promising anything. 

You will love this when it's finished.  I already do.  Can't wait to show you the finished top.   D  :=)

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Don't all fall to the ground in shock!!!!

Well, here I am once again.  After soooooo long I know.  I thought it was about time that I came and did my yearly post.  (Hopefully not).  I have had a pretty busy couple of years since going back to work and this year I have been working full-time.  Not much time for blogging or crafting much to my dismay.  I have found some time here and there and have lots to show you all as to what that has been.  This will be just a short post to let those of you who have hung in there and have been checking back know that I have not fallen off the face of the earth and that I am going to try harder this time to keep blogging.  I have missed you all and will be back with lots of pics.  (Lots and lots).  I am mostly excited about Jaden finishing his first quilt and he can't wait to share this with you all.  So see you all soon.

D. :+)

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

The sun will come out.....

Well we have had quite a bit of rain here in Maryborough over the past few months and we are starting to wonder when the sun will eventually stay out.  Not that I am complaining because since we have had a little bit of nicer cooler weather, it has been nice to be SEWING and BLOGGING. So there is always a silver lining I suppose lol.

Well since it has been nice to be sewing and crafting away the drizzly hours, this is what I have been up to.  I have been working on quite a few projects and not all of them mine. 

I have really been enjoying the wonderful company of a dear friend and member of my little cackle group which meets every second Tuesday night at my house for craft. 

Karen has been working on getting her Angel Story Quilt finished.  I am so excited for her as it is so close to being finised now.  We have been spending alot of time on it over the past week and we can see it coming together beautifully (though it has had its moments)lol. 

Karen has done a wonderful job on her stitcheries and as always I think I am the lucky one because I get to spend time with a friend and get to see and share the excitment in others when they complete a project that exceeds their expectations.  I am so proud of my group and what they have achieved since we first started getting together many years ago. 

Karen has also been helping me with a project of my own (a mutally beneficial partnership I think, which I am most grateful).  I have a terrible time as you may have read in previous posts at to my difficulty in doing random quilts and since I have completed all my blocks for my "Travel Quilt" by Leanne Beasley I have been procrastinating when it comes to organising the blocks into any particular order. 

Well last night during and after our fortnightly cackle gathering all the girls had a go at organising my blocks into some sort of order.  It was a mind numbing exercise to say the least and I think it could have got ugly, going on forever (no can't have that there, no too many spot in one area, no now too many reds, not enough cream, two paisley touching.... you all can understand I'm sure.  lol. 

Finally the blocks are organised after me saying at a bit after midnight....That's it, No more.  And now I'm ready to sew.  I think I might do that tonight.  I'm not sure if this pic is the final layout (since I took so many pics of so many different layout and I don't think this photo does it any justice.  Can't wait to show you the final product.  D. :=)

Sunday, 18 April 2010

A little bit of house cleaning.

Well, I thought I'd have a bit a tidy up around here and maybe a little change is good too.  Seems a little bit brighter now.  It's been the same ole blog for awhile and since I've had so many visitors while I've been away I think I owe it to the poor blog that has stuck in there, lol.  I think now I should go to bed.  Work tomorrow.  Have to be up bright and early.  D. : =)