Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Broken Rule means no present

Today Rhiannon broke the first rule of the christmas tree (don't touch) She know's the rules so she didn't get to open her present today (I will keep it until christmas day) But Isaac and I got to open ours in front of her..... I got a sholder bag and Isaac got a bigger hammer. He had fun beating Rhiannon with his present!!!!
Tomorrow evening we fly to brisbane so today when I am meant to be packing and cleaning I am tracing out the stitcheries on another quilt!!! I will never learn but I am going to get this done over the holidays. I have a few other little things to take as well and my hexis
So I better get to it and I have asked Santa for a Round Tuit for christmas. I hope I get one................
next time Geniene

Monday, December 20, 2010

I think she stalked us

Today Rhiannon got some little ponys ( I think Jeanette must have stalked our house as she seems to know alot of the things we like) Isaac got some rubber tools and I got a new rotary cutter...
Thanks for todays awesome pressies
Till tomorrow

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day 19

Day 19 I got a 4 place mats (which we had to use at dinner), Rhiannon got a doll and Isaac got a dice. All of todays pressies were handmade. Thanks so much Jeanette. This is so much fun. Isaac is getting the drift of how to open a present now.

Tomorrow I will add pics to all the posts that I havn't out the pics up for. This last weekand a half have been crazy. We are off to Mum's at Sippy Downs on wednesday so it's going to be a crazy couple of days getting thins cleaned up, packing, finishing off gifts nad organising things to take to do!!!!
Till tomorrow
Thanks for reading

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day 18 of advent

Today I got 3 fat quarters (niceeee) Rhiannon got Icecream bubble blowers (they were a big hit) and Isaac got more floor tiles these ones have animals. We had some fun making boxes out of them and Rhiannon came up with the idea of making them into a pinata which she hit with a fake flower. We all had a giggle it was pretty funny.
Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.

Went to Ebony's party today so the bubs were tired when we got home. Had the chance to start on their christmas stocking's... yeah I know only a week to go and I start a new project!!! They are only simple and I will have them finished tomorrow!!!
Till then G xxxx

Take care if your travelling

Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 17 of advent and my man is ONE

Today we got a fizzy bath bomb, Renny got a really pretty Thumberlina colour book and Isaac got a jumping frog game. It really made him laugh..
Thank you Jeanette
Isaac turned one today...that was the quickest year of my life....

didn't get back to the shirring Isaac and I are sick...


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 16 of Advent

Rhiannon got a little giraffe, Isaac got a little dog and I got some Fairy embroidery scissors. Rhainnon told me that's what she was going to buy me for christmas... wonder what she'll get now??
sorry about the blurry pic
I finally played around with shirring elastic today and I tell you what I think it may be addictive!!! I made a skirt and two dresses. The skirt and one dress is for Rhiannon and I made a dress for her friend Ebony for her birthday tomorrow. they have matching dresses. I had to ring my backdoor neighbour at the shop to ask if they had elastic so I could do some more tomorrow!!! if you havn't tried it go do it......

Till tomorrow G

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

15th day of Advent

Today I got 3 packets of Bias Binding, Rhiannon got a little elephant purse and Isaac got a mini bowling set
We have recieved the greatest gifts. It is so much fun
Till tomorrow

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

15th day of Advent and Hexi Flower swap Update

Todays Advent the kids got an R and I that we will stick on their doors and I got a pin cushion that matchs my fabric basket
 I recieved these two hexi's as part of The Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap
from Lorraine

from Bridgette
Thanks girls
Cheers Geniene

Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 13 of advent

Today our gifts were seam Rippers for me, lip balm for Rhiannon (her very own lipstick!!!) and Isaac got some mini floor tiles.
This is the mother load Isaac hualed in at his party on saturday!!!

He got to little bikes and two trucks the same!!
I didn't get to do the FNSI cause I was busy making my little man a cake. Does that count?
My construction cake (I don't do cakes!!)
Going to get to it now and do some much needed therapy I haven't sewn a stitch since last wednesday so I think I may be having withdrawals. Just going to try to finish off the squares for the That Girl, That quilt quilt along (which I am sure has finished)
Till tomorrow advent post Tata

two days of advent

The house has been a buzz of people due to Isaac's birthday party....so i havn't been on the computer to let you all know what we got in our advent!!!!
Day 11 Rhiannon and I got aprons and Isaac got a felt teddy..the right size to hang onto while he rides his bike...
Day 12 Rhiannon got a little dog and Isaac got a little cheater and I got a scrapbook/card kit.
Banksia Grange has come up with some brilliant gifts. I had a hard enough time doing it for one person...thanks Jeanette.
Till then G XXX

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 10

today I got a frog shopping bag, Rhiannon got a little flower pot photo/memo holder and Isaac got a very loud squeaky Blue martian looking ball. Thanks again so much to Jeanette.....
I think one of the kids has hidden the bag......can't find it any where but we did have extra people help us clean up!!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Day 9

Today Rhiannon got a headband that is black stretchy lace. It's the first one she will actually wear properly... I got a weaved ribbon tissue holder. It's very nicely done in blue and white ribbons. Thank you. And Isaac got a litlle rubber car that he took in the bath... You are the best giftie Jeanette your grandson must love his stocking every year.. Thanks again and I will post a pic after I sleep

Cheers Geniene

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 8

Today I got some new pins. Truth is I need them too!!!! Rhiannon got a Fairy colour by number kit and Isaac got a Isaac size golf set
I am loving this advent.....

Now look at this kid. Couldn't you just eat him all up

See you all tomorrow

woops should have done it before work

Day 7 we got Fabric coasters for me and Rhainnon and Isaac got draw string bags. They will be great when we got to Queensland to put their tooth brushes in. Yes Isaac has a tooth brush and two little teeth.

Till later on today when I have some sleep
take care Geniene

Ps I will put a pic up later

Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 6

Today we opened our presents late. Rhiannon was a little naughty so I punished her abit.
We recieved today a frog tape measure for me, 4 mini hello kitty hair clips for Rhiannon and a cement mixer for Isaac.

6 days of awssome pressies. Have I said Thanks Banksia Grange? if not again thanks you
Till tomorrow I am going back to the cleaning!!!!
Cheers Geniene

Sunday, December 5, 2010

DAy 5 of advent

Day 5 brought us a little doll for Rhiannon and I got some cat charm squares. Isaac had two number 6 parcels so they both went behind the back and Rhiannon choose left... in the lift hand was a little gold parcel that had a teddy bear cushion cover.
Thanks Jeanette we love our gifts they have been so much fun..

Cheers for now Geniene

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day 4 of Advent and some Chrissie present finishes

Day 4 of advent I got a card of metal snaps (needed some for the purses I have to make) Rhainnon got some chalk (she drew about 30 rainbows today) and Isaac got some peek-A-boo blocks (he went and got the train that we have an put them in Smart Boy)

more wonderful gifts
I worked on these last night. They are for Chloe and Kate for christmas..going to fill them with powder, lip gloss and stuff.....Because thats what they are getting Rhainnon wanted one too...
Thats 3 bags off my monday list!!!!!
Till tomorrow

Added at 10.18pm Just finished PBPatch's hexi flower another thing off the list!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Advent Day 3

Today Rhiannon and i got little stuffed bags with machine embroidered butterflies on them and Isaac got a bang bang!!! A fabric hammer!! We clled it a wacker cause he kept hitting things and giggling.
Thanks for our day 3 gifts we love them. This has been the best advent swap so far.
I am working on my monday list tonight hopefully I will be able to mark some stuff off tomorrow
Till then Geniene XX

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 2 and IPS Delivery

Day two.............
I got a little brown leather purse that is so soft. Rhiannon got a elephant and Isaac got a tiger. They are so cute and soft . Thanks so much Jeanette
My little purse, Rhiannons elephant and Isaac's tiger

My win is here from Heidi the organiser of the FNSI
it's very nice!!!

Me & My Sister thanks to Heidi
So till tomorrow stay safe
Geniene XX

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pinch and a Punch

Pinch and a punch it's the first day of the month which means ADVENT............Yeh
Banksia Grange was the lovely lady who sent to me and look at this

This huge box arrived!!! Full of Pressies

These are all for Isaac

These are all for Rhiannon
( the red and silver one is to share)

These are mine!!!!!
 Today we opened our first gifts
I got a cute little fabric basket, Renny got a superwoman mask
and Isaac got a Rakka (Maracca) or as he said Bang Bang
Thanks so much Jeanette for our gifts
till tomorrow
have agreat day
Geniene xx

Monday, November 29, 2010

Make a list Monday

The plan is to mark all the items off my list lets see if it can be done.......
  1. bags for the girls and one for me = 3 Finished the 3 bags for the girls now just need to make one for me but that can wait till next year
  2. rest of my advent gifts 18-24 (19,20 and 25 is done)
  3. Gifts for Rhiannons playschool teachers  = 3
  4. Gifts for one really special lady
  5. hexi flowers finished PBPatch's hexi
  6. framed hexi
  7. scruffy santa
so that is my list lets see how I go
Till next time G xx

Friday, November 26, 2010

New Hexi's for the Inchy Flower Swap

I volunteered myself as a Hexi Angel for Janes Inchy Hexi Flower swap. We started the swap a little early and once the list was drawn up seemed lots of people wanted in. Jane asked me to help out with two welcome hexi's.
This one is for Shruti in India

This one is for Joke in The Netherlands
I am a dumb arse cause I packed up some gifts for Cairns and forgot to take pics of them!!!Derrrrrrrrr
Till next time Gxx

Monday, November 22, 2010

WOOP WOOP Check this out

 for my FNSI efforts and look what I won
How cool?

I am so happy happy happy

Till next time GXX

Saturday, November 20, 2010

3am and Friday night was Sewn up

I was up until 3am this morning peicing, finishing embroidery and sandwiching Ty's quilt....I did one line of ditch stitch before retiring!!!! Plan to get it done today and hopefully spend the night on the lounge binding it...Oh it would be sooooo nice to have it finished and be able to take it to brunch tomorrow...hopeful...

That was my friday night sewin
Update 6.33 the binding is on now just have to sew it down tonight!!

These are the Hexi flowers i recieved from Shirlwin from the forum hexi swap.
Arn't they beautiful?
Till next time
G xxxx

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Stitching On The Lake

On the 23rd of October I treated myself to a day away from the kids and went to Sylvia and Fionas SOTL Day. From 9.30 to 4.30 I ate, laughed, chatted, drank tea and stitched....What a wonderful day...Did I miss the kids? NUP
3 lovely ladies at my table

all very busy but all very chatty

Hobbysew were there

Fiona from cute as a button

Cathy @hobbysew's Mystery quilt

I started to stitch this project in all those hours i didn't finish him
These are all the projects from the Stitching day
(now to work through them all)
The next stitchings days have been planned for May and I will definatley be going again. It was nice to do what I want with out having to get up and help the kids

Till next time Geniene xx

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A List of Sorts

1.Sarah's birthday present DONE
2.Gill's birthday present Half done!! DONE
3.Ty's quilt getting there Pinning it at 2.10am on the 20-11-10!!!is done but I just want to do 1 more thing
4.Bags for the girls christmas presents = 3 + 1 for me
5.Gifts for Rhainnon's playschool teachers

updated 17 Nov
updated 20 Nov
updated 21 nov

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

100th Post

I thought it would never happen! This is my 100th post!! It has taken so long!!! I bet you all think theres gonna be a giveaway? I'm gonna be different and not have one!!! Mean arn't I?
Here's some pics of what I have been doing
Table runner

Day out dilly bag

Note book cover

Little Fairy Bags for Big E and Little E
These are the handmade gifts that I sent to Lisa in the F.R.I.E.N.D.S Swap. Little E and Big E are Lisa's little girls. I filled the bags up with some little fairy goodies.
Stay tuned something may happen

Friday, October 29, 2010

Yard Sale

Recently Jane had a yard sale (in the teaming rain) but before hand metioned it on the forum. This is what I got for just over $50 including postage..I'm pretty happy....

Swanky just got cut to make my version of a stacked coin quilt. Birdie I am going to use in the That Girl quilt along. The reds are for a quilt I want to make my Red and white mad Brother. I only need about 9 more red fat q's and 14 white/cream fq's
I think this is my 99th post!!!!!
Till then Gxxx