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Tweet I usually love my dreams.  I dream vividly each night and almost always remember the storyline!  Like many others, I often wake up before the story has finished – and no matter how quickly I drift back to sleep or how much I wish I could, I can never return to my dreams. Sometimes [...]

the boots in boonah

Oct
2009
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Tweet [ the photos below represent the booty we collected at the Boonah St. Vincent de Paul shop ] That’s where we went today.  Well, two thirds of us.  The other third is in Bahrain – you can guess who, can’t you :-)  Today was a pupil free day – isn’t that one weird phrase [...]

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Tweet I have to remind myself to laden the trays and head down to the back garden for meals during spring ’cause come summer, it will be too hot and the sun too strong.  So down we go – for breakfast, second breakfasts, morning tea, elevenses, lunch … yes, we’re descended from hobbits and stick [...]

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Tweet You know what I mean don’t you :-)  And there was definitely the need for a brief break from the regular Bootville schedule.  So we’ve taken the last two days slowly and sweetly with lots of love and family and, today, a little thrifting.  ‘Cause that’s what grown up girls do isn’t it? :-) [...]

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Tweet I truly love doilies. I can imagine having doilies in every room of my house, on every wall.  I think I love them better on the wall.  On tabletops, they just get dusty.  On the wall I can pretend they aren’t.  Maybe I need an old fashioned feather duster and I can dance about [...]

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Tweet Doesn’t that sound dramatic!  It is a bit.  In fact, if I sit still and dwell upon it, it seems overwhelmingly awful! The second week of the school holidays dribbled by in a muddle of wind, dust, clutter, banishment from my sewing machine (as mum finished the quilt we’ve been working on for Sam-to-be), [...]

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Tweet Yup, this was the first thought that muddled through my sleepy head this morning – along with the 5.30am sunshine (no dust, thank goodness!).  It was Amelia’s birthday party, 9 am start, and the present was still 4 flat pieces of fabric.  Oy! Good thing it’s spring.  My internal clock adheres strictly to the [...]

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Tweet Now my little girl vows and declares that never will she be a quilter.  Or an embroiderer.  Or a stitcher of any kind really.  :-)  No, her talent and love lies with drawing and art.  She does tell me, however, that whilst she earns her keep as an artist, she will ensure I keep [...]

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Tweet Our first beach day for the season was so windy … [ this beach is usually as still as a pond - mum, who has been visiting it for 60 years, has never seen waves here! ] It was terribly windy … [ we thought it would be a good day for the kite [...]

with love for sam

Sep
2009
21

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Tweet Sam is my soon to be nephew – he will hopefully be arriving in a few short weeks, all the way away in Vancouver, Canada.  So I have been stitching up a storm, with Mum by my side, for the last few weeks.  Sam will have flannel bunny rugs for every day, we’ve even [...]

the colourful porch

Sep
2009
20

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Tweet We almost forgot our way back inside.  We drifted out this morning, sleepy and cool, ready for the day.  Assuming our positions, I plonked down at one end of the table, beach blanket quilt on my lap, ready to keep quilting 2 inch strips onto the thrifted blanket. Mum slipped down the other end, [...]

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Tweet Yay!  The log cabin cushion is finished.  On the sofa.  Being utterly squashed by Abby.  Good thing the inserts are feather – they plump up so beautifully. However, this lovely cushion is only complete and comfy because Mum finished it for me.  Yep.  By 6.30am I was on the back porch, morning sun twinkly, [...]