Sunday, May 21, 2017

December 2016 - recap

Yes, its late! With a PC not working, and struggling with my phone and Ipad and blogger, it all got too hard. but let's just say a sewing/office room renovation is happening and it may be almost 6 months late.... but the blog posts are coming back. So let's recap last December.
The Christmas Decorating began in the last week of November so we were on time for Mitch's very first advent. I enjoyed his childlike excitement... it's what Christmas is all about even at 23. A new tree joined the decorating as well. And we also fitted in our Christmas lights enjoyment and strolled the streets, although as the kids have grown there enthusiasm for photographs seems to be waning.

Markets Forever Always Online attended a couple of markets and we made some decisions during this time for 2017 and our Market attendance- we did enjoy the local ones.... but times are changing and so did our signage.

I embraced my Gluten and Dairy free lifestyle and even my Christmas baking reflected this.... Bianca's favourite Pfeffernusse (German Pepper Nut Cookies ) 

Christmas Day - well it could almost have it's own post, but it was amazingly wonderful to have my home filled with all my loved ones and way too many gifts and food.... but hey it's only once a year.!!!

Christmas gifts and Non Scale Victories - my new fitbit, I automatically went for the larger band... and was shocked that the smaller band fit, but not the last hole, a few holes in....I know my lifestyle change is working but sometimes I just don't see the changes. But we are certainly tasting them.... one of the meals we have enjoyed using our leftover Christmas ham, thanks to Chef Dylan.

December also saw the beginning of the more life outdoors, beach sessions, daily sun and swims and my reading has increased again... finishing books feels good. OH and that very neglected garden is seeing some much needed love.

Whilst on the goals of finishing things I have started, even with the heatwave weather, after great outdoor sessions I was happy to sit inside in the Airconditioning, enjoying some quiet stitching, this quilt will get finished next year, but it's moving up the to do list.

And we finally finished off 2016 with family, laughter and fireworks... here is to 2017 being awesome... well I know that I am 5 months in writing this post ans it certainly is going well for me and my  little family.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

SSCS - belated thankyou

I must make my apologies, for the delay in posting my thank you to Anne Heidi the Elf responsible for my wonderful gift all the way from Norway.

I can only say that I have been enjoying the beach instead of the house due to the weather, and today is a little wet and cool, so it's not a beach day. I have finally got time to hit the PC to compile this post.

I just love it the Ornament sat just inside my front door, inside santas cup reminding me that Christmas around the globe attracts the different seasons. On some of the hotter days we had it was nice to look at it and think of cooler climates that need the woolly wonders that this reminds me off.

My main gift is just perfect, I totally love the design and have used it happily on days out... such a clever idea of a bag inside a bag, with the Velcro attachments. Again Anne Heidi thank you so much.

Thus ending another year in the wonderful SSCS exchange, Thanks to the amazing ChookyBlue.

I was the lucky Elf for Marika in Germany, and she is very happy with what I sent. You can see that here

Thanks again Chookyblue for organising such a fun event.... I look forward to it every year.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

SSCS 2016

Well the sleigh has left the house.... on it's way across the seas... I love spreading Christmas cheer, thanks Chookyblue for letting me join in the swap for what is my 8th Year. It really is wonderful to think how we connect around the world with Christmas Gift giving.
This year my parcel shipped its way to Germany...

 and I am happy to report it only took 10 days to arrive... Australia Post you are amazing.

I Have also received my parcel from Norway the lovely Anne Heidi has sent me mine... I can't wait to open it

MARKETS The Beaches and The Oaks

Busy 2 days of Markets in the lead up to the silly season. We Spent a very hot Friday out at The Beaches Market in Warriewood on the 2nd December and met some lovely customers, its always nice to chat. 

And on Saturday we headed out to The Oaks for the Christmas Twilight Market.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Mug Bag Tutorial - 23rd october

How wonderful, a group of quilting ladies, have sent me an email, letting me know that they used my tutorial for the Mug Bag - heartfelt smiles to see this.
Completed by Pam



They Belong to the belong to the Victoria (British Columbia) Modern Quilters Guild and bring their own mugs to reduce waste to their meetings. 

Love sharing my craft with others.

Happy Birthday Dylan 23rd October 2016

My Baby turned 23 on the 23rd October, we celebrated at home and I baked home a delicious baked Salted Caramel cheesecake, a nice family day.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The High Tea Party 22nd October 2016

Every year for the past 5 I think, we have attended The High Tea Party Event in Sydney. Each year our little group has grown. Family and Friends gather to celebrate being woman and just spoil our selves with a little pampering, Tea, Laughter and fun. This year was no exception.

After we had enjoyed tea, and shopped, we continued the day with a bit of public transport.... bubbles on the ferry, don't mind if we do!!! Then of course why not have another little tipple at the wharfs end before we head home to continue in this fashion.... ahhh life really is good.

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Off on the road again, this time we were headed to a market in Blackville at the annual Blackville Arts and Market day. As it is a long hike from home we were invited to stay with Kate and Kurt in Quirindi for the night on the Saturday and got to spend some quality time with both Kate and Kurt. Bianca and I were treated to some beauty time whilst the boys watched a bit of sport on the telly and drank a few bevies. Then we all caught up for a spot of lunch at the local, before we headed out to see a bit of the country that both Kurt and Kate love. This included the beautiful Angus Cattle that Kate recently purchased.

A little bit of bush bashing in the Polaris to check out the beautiful property, and the quarry, it really was breathtaking. Such views.

Then of course we moved onto more enjoyable things.. like bubbles whilst watching my family pick up guns and do a spot of clay shooting.... now this was something new for all of us, except Mitch who is a country boy.  So I enjoyed my bubbles. whilst Kurt and Kate showed us how it was done. Then Bianca and Mitch had turns before Brian just shocked us all. over 40 rounds and only 3 misses, even Kate with here double wham-my random directions couldn't make him miss any. I think he really found something that could be very addictive for him.

Forever Always Online Adirondack Love Seat 
Of course the chair we sold Kate and Kurt is just in the most perfect location up on the hill, where apparently the stress from a hard day disappears very well. Just as a freshly cooked early breakfast makes the world appear so much more amazing. Love when something we have made with love makes somebody else enjoy it and life so much.

And who wouldn't enjoy the life we all love when you can sit back and enjoy an amazing meal and company with this view... oh what a way to start a busy few days travelling the amazing country we call home. Country New South Wales .... WE LOVE YOU.

Within what seemed very little time the colours of the countryside 
changed amazingly with the setting of the sun.

It was then up bright and early - we even watched the moon head to bed as we travelled some amazing countryside heading into Blackville. This photo just doesn't capture what the moon really was like at this time of the morning... just breathtaking.

The country folk came in large numbers to begin their Christmas shopping and celebrate the Blackville Arts and Markets day.... we really enjoyed chatting with all the locals. Thank you to all the wonderful shoppers that supported us this trip, and yes we plan to be back in 2017.

Biggest Seller of the day, was definitely our wonderful Rustic Christmas Angels which sold our within the first 30 minutes of the market being open.

And then for us it was the beginning of the next leg of our Road trip... through the Liverpool Plains, which were spectacular, all though the beauty of the views only marginally removed the stresses of travelling over dirt roads with a trailer in tow and low fuel on roads we had never passed before and not knowing where the next fuel stop was... lets just say, country folk are whiling to stop for random strangers waving them down to chat about the next fuel stop and helping us gauge if we could make it. YES we did, but my nerves and white knuckles on the steering wheel where all a bit stressful.

Lucky that when we arrived in the still of the night and hit the bed in Nyngan, my stress was soon washed away the next morning by this little cheeky miss and the memories we created in the short few days I stayed with her and her Family.... soon had me in a happy place.
hours of fun can be had with a simple deck of cards, snap, go fish and memories

Country walks verse Sea walks, both have there blessings. this baby Foal was just too cute.
Not all my time was filled with this little miss... I did spent lots of time with all the family, Amie even showed me how to make Feta... oh my I think a cheese course is in my future. Well we do love our cheese in this house.
Amie was also insistent that we set up another Pop UP shop in Nyngan, I love that Amie is so Supportive of my little business, as are the many locals that popped into Amies to do a little shopping. Thanks to all that were supportive.

Then it as on to farewells and back on the road to home. So for those that ask, yes we do rack up the KM's in our little car with the convoy of Forever always Online supplies. And we do love it. Thankfully, a lot the country roads are getting worked on to make our travels smoother. What a sight these big rigs are on the open country roads... on mass. Trucks a plenty.

Road tripping is all about collecting the next instalment of vintage reclaimed old wares into the vision of new items... these beauties will be featured at the coming markets.... wedding props, displays, chalkboards, and of course lots more Rustic Christmas Angels.

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