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November 30, 2011

Oh my time sure does fly..... too fast

Speaking of Flying...he he
Hubby celebrated his 50th birthday last week
 and hence why I have been a bit quiet around here...
We had 30 guest including family over for a BBQ
 some family and friends travelled all the way from Victoria
to celebrate his BIG 50 with him....He was so pleased.
 Here he is below whispering sweet words to me for getting his present.
I had been saving like crazy to get him his dream present....
 DH had said for such a long time he wanted
 a flight in one of these.....HERE
 So that's what I bought him... something to remember his turning 50..
We are going on Saturday this week and he can't wait....
 He's like a little boy waiting impatiently for his day to fly..LOL
 walking around dreaming of the day..he he
ME...well I will keep my feet firmly planted on the ground Thanks.
 He was booked for the actual day of his Birthday but it
 got cancelled cos the plane was broken...
 It didn't give me much confidence in flying....but glad it's now fixed...
We had some gardening to get ready for the big 50 Party too...
 I don't  like weeds around the place trying to look pretty..
 So our DS Matthew, DH and I weeded and updated the mulch
  the week before the party.....
in the wretched hot weather...35 degrees plus each day..
 It looked fabulous and now with our trees growing madly
 I am happy with the garden... tiring work but so worth it.
 I did manage to plant a few annuals to look pretty 
for the girls and they love them..
 On the sewing front, I only managed to 
get a swap finished before we started gardening
 and nothing for the weeks before and one week after...
I needed to recover...lots of work to do for a home 'Party'
 I am having restaurant Party for my 50th
 that's a few years away though...LOL..
 Now to madly sew a block or two tonight...he he
 Yesterday I did sit and put the finishing touches on my 
Home Sweet Home block...now finished and sewn
Dear friend Jude stitched the doggy block for me...
 Thanks Jude...it will be forever special.
 Tonight I am sitting stitching this block...

A Giveaway happening real soon too...300 posts...woo hoo
 never thought I would get here...
 Hugs Dawn x x x




November 11, 2011

This week I, I, I.... need a good plan... So plan Be! it is

Lots of things start with a plan....
actually everything does......
 It is possible to not plan to do something...and fail by not planning
 read that again as its confusing....he he
 Failing to plan is planning to fail.
If we don't plan properly to start with - we are planning a fail!
 I am so like that....I don't plan well enough... 
or stick to the plans I have made either... I need to allow enough time as well.
I am always known as a creature of comfort/ habit to my family...
 "all my ducks in a row" as my husband says.... 
but stress when they are not working out that way.
 I am very unorganised of late (I blame my age)
and leave things to the last minute...
then wonder why I am rushed and run of my feet
 WELL today I have had some time to revise...
 mainly cos I have had to rest my sore feet...
(I have planter fascitis)

 I now have Plan Be......
Being Organised with my time
Being Prepared and ready
 Being Ahead before anythings due
 Being Healthy and cooking and eating well
 Being Smart with my time
 and Being Calm and Relaxed
  This last one excited me... 
having a prepared time for me to go to the hairdresser each 6 weeks is good
- not like now I go at the last minute when the grey shows through
 or grab a home kit and do it myself and then stress cos I don't like it...
 or have a regular pedicure and not the day 
before I am going out for a engagement.....
 and then find the Podiatrist is booked,
then I do it myself and my feet look terrible...eeek
 I mean being prepared and scheduling 
regular times so I am ORGANISED... and feel in control.
(source- google images)
 Oh then there's the sewing organisation....
I won't talk of UFO's at this time....LOL
I need to have presents that I want to make in a list in order of need
 and having them ready to do and made well ahead of time...
Not 9 months late with apologies...Sorry Jude.
 I want to accomplish things and not put off...till its a mad rush..
Sorry Chookyblue... almost done..Promise!
 So for me, from today I have made a few plans and
Now need to get my new Diary ready......
Ready for a new ORGANISED me...
 2012 here I come...ready and armed...
 Have you made any plans?....
If not! Try it it's fun! I will show you what I have started to do a little next week!



Happy Planning 
Hugs Dawn x x x

November 01, 2011

I'm still here!

Thanks you for all the kind emails the last few 
days on where am I ....I am ok and I am still here...
 I have had  some crazy weeks with State Dinner's for Archery,
Masters games for Archery for Mr ASAC,
 sports day for DD1, quilts to do, patterns to write...
 and general life keeping me time poor...

These are a few quilts I have been stippling for
others this last couple of weeks. sorry about the photography...
not a good point for me...

 An amazing jelly roll quilt... they look fabulous
 and both are so different....but equally gorgeous
 This is a Bargello quilt, that blew me away...
 I must admit I have never liked a Bargello but this quilt...
 WOW factor for sure...all those tiny pieces... 
wonderful and fabrics that I would not normally put together...
I also had the privilege of stippling a
 Baltimore quilt for a friend. It was gorgeous and
I certainly took my time with her precious quilt.
 I have now got to catch up on things for me...
 Off to stitch while watching some X-Factor....
 I am almost done another block Chooky!

 Sweet Hugs

 Dawn x x x