Sunday, November 29, 2009

I am normally pretty laid back...........

But .....

 I have put Picasso's Rooster in to be framed and it will be ready next Friday, but due to having our work Christmas Party this day I can't pick it up till the Monday. This is the first piece I have ever had professionally framed (well framed at all LOL) I sure hope my mum loves it!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

To all my American friends, I hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 22, 2009


When I got on the computer this morning to check out what my blogger mates had been up to I was in a bit of a funk after finishing Picasso's rooster (picture to come after it has been washed and pressed) but after reading all your fabulous crafting and non crafting blogs I am off to do something that is not just sitting on my butt reading or watching a dvd.  Thank you all for your inspiration on this wonderful Sunday!

I don't have anything new to upload picture wise but found this on my computer, I made this earlier in the year from one of those little kits that you get.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


To magazines, I went to do the food shopping this morning and came out with three magazines as well. Maybe it is the shiny christmas covers, but I don't think so! Every time I leave Borders I have a new magazine in hand. Does anyone know of a group for my kind of addiction!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bit Of A Catch Up

I just love this time of year, my plants are flowering and this picture doesn't do this one justice.  It was bright pink and huge but only lasted a couple of days, but it was well worth it.

Now remember on my post the other week where I was going to post a picture and recipe of what I made for Melbourne Cup day....TA DA well here it is!!!
These are little bits and pieces on toothpicks.  The recipe came from "Food Network" Magazine and it is so easy.
Chunks of Hot Pepperoni
Marinated Artichoke Hearts
Sun Dried Tomatoes
Fresh Basil Leaves
Slice everything up into bite sized pieces except the Basil Leaves, leave them whole.
Now onto a toothpick put the Basil first then artichoke, then sun dried tomato and ending with the pepperoni, how easy is that and very tasty.
So until later..........Ciao

Monday, November 2, 2009

Yes I Have Been Stitching

Here is a picture of the ornament that I stitched for my partner in the Ornament exchange over at
123 Message Board
I hope she likes it as I have never finished one off this way.....

It is from a JCS ornament issue, I will post all the details tomorrow as I left my notebook at home with all the details.

And here is a picture of Picasso's Rooster, which was a PIF from a member of the 123 message board. This isn't completed but I only have about 3 hours of stitching left.  This is going to be my mums Christmas present - she collects chickens and roosters and has always asked me to do some "fancy work" for her LOL

Whoo Hoo, I have tomorrow off work as it is Melbourne Cup day, even though it isn't a public holiday they should make it one as I don't know anyone who works on this day...well slight exaggeration I do know people that work on Melbourne Cup day.  We are going to be hanging out with friends, having a few drinks, eating some fabulous food and may be having a bet two.  Will fill you in on how I go in the next day or so and will post a copy of the recipe and picture of the finger food that I take with me, brand new recipe but easy peasy!!