Saturday, December 22, 2012

Me trying to be Finnish Woman

Well if you didn't already know, John is Finnish. Christmas is here, so drastic measures are being taken to have a Christmas with a Finnish taste to it...
Here are my first attempts at Savolaiset Riisipiirakat...

Too much rice and not enough dough...

Making a massive mess

Loosing faith...

Mike trying to help...

Not looking very good....


Waiting for the mashed egg..

And this is a picture from the recipe book as to what they are meant to look like...

Professional chef making them.. and doesnt it look simple??

These three fools ate them anyway!
obviously they tasted alright!
Hope you are having a happy day

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Thoughts for today

Found in a shop and then the last two in a gorgeous old book
Hope you are having a happy day

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Aussie birds

Called in to stay with John and Judy Hall of 'Punch with Judy' fame last night. Up early this morning to go check out the farm before our last bit of travel into Melbourne.
Here are some pictures of the emus..

I got to feed the little chicks their morning tea..

They are already over a foot tall and only a few weeks old.

These ones are the teenagers

Very curious little fellows.

Last years babies but basicly 5 foot tall roughly.. they make a funny 'boonk boonk' noise.
They are pretty friendly. I thought they would just run off but they actually came a bit too close

Emus have quite unusual feathers i learnt..

Two feathers are joined at the tip part that goes into the bird... only bird like it?? maybe the ostrich is the same. not sure. thought the feathers were great though.

Hope you are having a happy day

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dubbo Zoo

Gotta break the trip some how...
Called in to see some animals at the wonderful Plainlands zoo.
Too cool

Went to the restaurant.

Checked out the animals being fed..

Elephants are great..

Giraffes are my favourite..

And of course no zoo is complete without a lion or two. this one certainly got close...

After our speed zoo visit john had to have a rest near the karts for hire..
great place to stop!!
Hope you are having a happy day

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thank you Mr Daylight'

Gotta say, 'when the drive gets boring the bored get stitching'
Only then what do you do when the sun goes down???
You get out your 'rechargeable Daylight light'

Put her up on the dash and keep on stitching!!!
If u need one.. Email me for details
They hold about a three hour usable light hours. Brilliant for sewing group and camping (or driving at night for hours LOL)

Watch this space as I show how to keep yourself from 'Boredom Bashing' every one on Facebook.

Oh and make some GORGEOUS Christmas decorations along your way!
I can't load a PDF so you will just have to read and look at the photos.

But that'll be in my next post...

Hope you are having a happy day

Driving versus flying

All the reasons why Driving to Melbourne instead of flying is DUMB!!

1pm left home 5 hours late..can't do that with a plane
4.39pm still in Queensland ...would have been in Melboune by now- even if I had left at 1pm
4.38pm have to write this in notes and then copy into blog or Facebook as NO INTERNET.. Would have been in Melbourne by now!!
4.40 pm still no reception so Can't catch up with what every other person is doing on FB that is more interesting than looking at dead trees and grass going past the window ... At least a plane has a view or a tv screen
4.45pm just realised I can't even harass my friends by text, And they would all probably think this was FUN anyway... Planes are more fun as they go faster
4.47pm finally got a text YAY!! Rotten thing is, kids are all going out for dinner for a steak and I will be eating microwave food.. Yep never thought it , but aeroplanes have better food
4.49pm Travelling at 20klms under the speed limit because a truck can't go up a hill... Nothing slows a plane down once it starts its journey!
4.50pm Did u know roads are rougher for longer than air turbulence .. I will never be frightened again!!
4.51pm gotta take a photo of dead scrub to prove that scenery from a plane is way better.. Believe me plane view is!!

4.54pm realize leg room is more comfortable on a if that doesn't convince you, nothing will
4.57pm waiting for phone reception so I can post my blog... Would have no wait if I had caught a plane as I WOULD BE THERE BY NOW!!!
4.58pm EPIPHANY MOMENT: all the grey nomads think this is cool, driving around the country side, because - wait for it- most of them are going senile and if they aren't then this will sure make them that way...
5.02pm still no reception, another Epiphany - truck drivers have to drive trucks on the road because if they could fly, they would be out of a job!!! ONLY good reason for driving!! We need trucks!! (What else would little boys play with in sand pits.. Now I know another reason why sand pits aren't my thing...)

Thankfully this person still has a job...
5.09pm still in Queensland.. ugh..john now drinking coffee milk to stay awake... if he was on a plane he could have a nap and not kill himself...

Proudly sponsored by Dare... because sadly we 'dared'...
5.12pm still more dead grass and Aussie scrub.. and no reception.. but hey John cant figure out what the 'black tape' is that was running along that particular fence and is so impressed by the 'flat paddock of nothing that goes for as far as he can see!
Need I say any more!!!???
Planes Win!!!!
Hope you are having a happy non driving to Melbourne day

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Check out our new uniforms..

Nothing more needs to be said...

Think i might have thought i was bigger than i am. woops

Mike with his pretend suspenders...

Hope you are having a happy day

Friday, October 19, 2012

Brisie Craft and Quilt Show

In the middle of the Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair.
My 'big job' is to sit and stitch on stand B07 at Catherinas Country Collections.
Woohoo! Doesn't get any better than that!!
Catching up with some old school friends (bestie from Year 8), kid sister of year 12 closest friend, neighbours from primary school, not to mention all the wonderful friends I've made through the joy of stitching over the last 20 years.

Carina's stand is chocker block with heaps of lovely things (great fabric etc so gotta be really careful LOL)

Here's some 'weird angle photos of my things (taken from where I'm sitting..

Still LOVE my little girl zingers...

One of my latest patterns, 'the Stitchers Quartet'.

My hearts and dreams quilts with the little 'Stitchery cushions' (Tilda of course and gotta say I LOVE THESE)

Now onto some amazing photos of the quilts at the show. First photo is of the quilt then following photo is of the designers/ makers details etc.

Love this one!!!

This one blew my mind!


Then onto some smaller ones

I can never go past a chook!!

This elephant was 3D -fabulous

All the detail was brilliant

Please note this was made by a 9yr old

Never can walk past a crazy patch




Judith Keone, I just love this!!! My choice from the lot!!!

Just had to take photos of this stand...

Such amazing colors and stitching and hand work.(Was so grateful I was allowed to take a couple of photos to share!!!)

Got the details for those that love it too

Then I went chasing Teddies!!!

Soooo cute

Lisa now runs classes at Moggill if you are interested! I'm going to go!!!

Lisa loves Tilda too ( but I have more than her (ner ner Lisa - inside joke LOL)

Lots of Furry bundles of love to come out of this basket!
More photos tomorrow!!!......
Hope to see you over the weekend!!!