Sunday, April 28, 2013

A new oven and cooktop!

After many years of drooling, I have a new oven and cooktop!

see my post HERE

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Y&R - 40 years! - Best Wishes for Jeanne Cooper

The Young and the Restless celebrates 40 years this year ............ and I have been watching for as long as I can remember ........... since about 1974/5 here in Australia.  Back then, we were so far behind the US - about 2 years I think.

One of the first storylines I can remember was Leslie Brooks, playing the piano, but then losing her memory, or being in an institution somewhere.

One of the best storylines I can remember was when Nicki Newman was pretending to be sick, then Victor found out  LOL - I was working at the time and actually got my Mum to record the good bits for me - each weekend Mum and I would sit down and watch it together - I used to love it when Victor got angry!

Now I just can't wait for Karma to get Victor!  With all his money and power, he has to learn that he can't push people around like that ............. and Sharon, don't get me started on her!  Currently, here in Australia, Victor is missing (Billy & Genevieve have just found him) and Sharon is the head of Newman Enterprises ............. what a power trip this girl is on!  At first, I quite liked the new powerful Sharon, but I think the writers have gone a bit overboard now!

mmmmmmmmmm, listen to me ................ you would think these people are real!  Well, they are sort of real, they have been part of my life for so long ;-)

Here in Australia, Y&R is screened on Foxtel, our subscription TV, and in order to catch up to the US, they condensed two years worth of episodes into a week - Yes, you read correctly!  I nearly stopped watching at that point, as it was a bit disjointed, but I perservered ;-)

I was watching Y&R yesterday and noticed a slight continuity issue .......... they happen occasionally, but this one was a doozy!

this was during a conversation of Phyllis Newman (Michell Stafford) with Michael - roughly the 7 min mark in the episode

this was during the same conversation with Michael at the 8 min mark
you may not be able to see clearly in the photos, but her hair changes colour - earlier in the episode, it is the usual unmistakable golden red, then it changes to a really dark brown (which I quite like), then it reverts back to the golden red.

I would like to finish this post with huge Get Well Wishes for Jeanne Cooper
who is thankfully now out of ICU


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tablerunner swap - in the mail

I recently took part in the Tablerunner swap organised by Sue
my tease photo

after carrying it around for a few days waiting for a moment when the line wasn't out the door in the
Post Office, I finally got it in the mail today ;-)

You will have to wait for the big reveal, when my partner receives it ;-)


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fat Quarter Swap - 1 for Barb, 1 for Lyndell

After carrying around my Fat 1/4s for the better part of a two weeks, they were eventually posted on Monday ;-)

Fat Quarter Swap - April 2013
Birthday FQs for Barb

Fat Quarter Swap - April 2013
Regular Monthly swap - Lucky Dip from my blues for Lyndell ;-)


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

April wrap up

Time for the monthly wrap up - I was able to finish up my April swaps before the end of the month ;-)  YAY!  Packages will be in the mail to their recipients on Monday ;-)

Block Swap Adventure Swap
BSA-swap for Pat
April block for Pat - I hope it is not too much red ;-)


Quilt Block Australia Swap
QBSA-swap for Noelene
April block for Noelene - Braced Star - a very challenging block ;-)

Christmas Block Swap
Xmas-swap for Carole
March block for Carole who is currently having chemo, and will complete her part of the swap a bit later ;-)  Sending you healing hugs, Carole ;-)

Xmas-swap for Kelly
April block for Kelly

April block from Kelly


Tablerunner Swap
tease photo for my partner ;-)  I gave Wendy a choice of all my charm packs, and she picked Blueberry Crumb Cake - sorry, you will have to wait until Wendy receives this for the big reveal ;-)

Do. Good Stitches Bee Block
Black and White scrappy tripalong - waiting on photos from recipient - I forgot to take them :(

I also sent a spare blue and white star block for the January Charity Quilt
OMSQA block 1-12

This following item counted as a 2013 finish for me, as it used an orphan block.  I only showed a tease photo previously, as it was a PIF and I knew the recipient reads my blog ;-)
tease photo

hot pad for Raelene

I love getting to the stage of putting the binding on ;-)

Raelene has advised that it has been received, and just in time for her birthday.
I was just a bit slack in posting a full photo.


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Tips on using Feedly to follow blogs

I have been using Feedly to follow my blogs this last few weeks or so ........................ so far, so good

I follow the Feedly Blog and saw some great hints and tips on using Feedly in a post HERE

The best tip I have discovered is how to add a new blog to your Feedly list with just the click of a button :-)

I quote an excerpt from the Feedly Blog

Case #5: You are browsing and bump into a blog or site you want to follow
  • On chrome and firefox, feedly adds a little semi transparent button to the bottom right of the site. You can click on that button and on the feedly logo to easily add the feed of that site to your feedly – the feedly button will only appear if the site include RSS or ATOM metadata headers.
Read the whole post HERE it has some great tips on how easy it is to use Feedly  ................. no need to 'claim' anything ;-)

The next thing I am investigating is 'How to know how many people are following my blog using Feedly"
will keep you posted on my investigations ;-)

now off to do some housework, then this afternoon sit down with a glass of wine and get some sewing done ;-)

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

FAwF/FNwF show and tell

FAwF/FNwF   ........... was catch up time for me ;-)

I promised myself I would catch up on my CraftMad Quilt Block swaps - you see I have fallen way behind :(  thankfully, Mandy and Merry are very understanding.

We have started a new colour choice for our blocks this year - dusky greens, blues and yellows.

At first, I had a real problem deciding on my colour choices, then I stumbled on some fabrics from Cynthia's Ark - Daisies in the Wind - and ordered 1/2 metre of each.  Here are the blocks I have made

First block for the year was a Card Trick
CM Family Quilt Card Trick
CM Family Quilt Card Trick

this is what I have received
CM Family Quilt Card Trick
CM Family Quilt Card Trick

then a Friendship Star
CM Family Quilt Friendship Star
CM Family Quilt Friendship Star

now a Rail Fence
CM Family Quilt Rail Fence
CM Family Quilt Rail Fence

I won't say here who gets what block ............. I want to leave something as a surprise for the recipients ;-)

I have ordered some more of this so that I can continue making our next blocks in the same colourway.  I have spied that it is also available in a pink/purple ............ I can see another order some time soon  ;-)

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Another Finish ........

......... this time a REAL sewing finish

I have had these trousers for Mr Fixit, cut and pinned ready to take up for 6 months or more ;-)

1 down, 2 more pairs to go

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
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