Sue's place in the sun

Monday, November 29, 2010

A giveaway over at Stray Stitches

Linda is having a give away, go have a look a complete Thimbleberries BOM.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

On the move

We are on the move, just down the road to Elderslie. The house we have lived in since March 2003 when Steve came here as the minister of Narellan Baptist Church has been sold and we move next weekend to a rental property. The reason for the sale was to release the equity of the house to put the services (water, electricity, etc) onto the block that the church owns in the middle of our community. The plan is to build a community type centre that we as Limetree can use along with the wider community of Narellan.
The packing is going slowly because life still needs to happen, this weekend we are at Sports Chaplaincy Australia training, this has been booked for 6 months and is the second half of the course, so I'll try not to worry too much. For those who haven't heard of SCA before they train people to be sport chaplains to high performance and local sporting organizations - Steve is the chaplain to Penrith Rugby League NRL team and has been since 1997 and is state co-ordinator. Most NRL, AFL, Cricket, Football (soccer to some) have chaplains.
A photo taken at our son and daughter in laws wedding September 2007, I tried to find one more recent but couldn't. The reason for the happy couple snap is today 32 years ago we got married, its much harder to just download something that old.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Look what arrived.....

The fabric that I won as part of the blog hop for Elizabeth Hartmans book launch arrived this morning, isn't it lovely. Oranges and browns now for the book to arrive and I will make one of the quilts in the book with them.

Included mermaids and bees (sorry the bees just wouldn't beehave).
I bought from Borders with my 30% off "101 One Metre Wonders" last week, I plan on using some of my stash to make presents for the family but that will happen when we move house in 2 weeks time. We still haven't found somewhere to rent so things are getting desperate. There are lots of home in our area but generally we are one of a dozen other families looking for somewhere to rent, so if your the praying kind your prayers would be appreciated we need to move before 6th December as this is settlement date.
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Friday, November 12, 2010

Give away over at retromummy

Corrie over at retromummy is having a giveaway of lovely Sweet Broderie by Rosealie Quinlan you can go visit her blog and see the beautiful fabrics

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

OK so it has been a while

 Where to start, some crafting going on, hexies and knitting. I have finally succumbed to the world of hexagons, I have been doing them on and off over the last couple of months. I have also been knitting a jumper top down (this is so easy) for the first time for Kate DD1, we bought the wool on special and there were an odd number of balls and colours, so I am doing it stripped.
We've been sick, Steve and I, summer colds coughing and wheezing and I had a fight with a stormwater drain and lost - I have a very sore big left toe, grazed right knee and a sore right elbow, broke nothing but 2 weeks after I did it toe is still bruised and sore.
Our home has been sold or should I say the "manse" of the Baptist church Steve has been minister of for the past 7 almost 8 years. It has been sold so the church can start the process of building a community centre on the block of land they have owned for the last 10 years. We are staying in the area going to rent something and continue with Limetree while Steve works as an architect to feed and pay the bills.

I won I won

Last week there was a blog hop to win a copy of Elizabeth Hartman book The Practical guide to Patchwork. Well over on Ambers blog I was the random number picked, so I am the lucky winner of the book and fabric to make one of these beautiful quilts