Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Only 7 days to go!

Only 7 days left to go till May 31 when I draw out the 5 names for the giveaway on my blog.  Thankyou to all who have already entered to help me celebrate 1 yr in Bundalong.  For anyone else wishing to take part - all you need do is leave a comment here.  If you mention the give away on your blog then you'll get an extra entry.  I'll be pulling out the names on June 1 (Aust ).
And now........... moving on to "one flower Wednesday" - yes, finally I'm getting back to it, thankyou to all of you out there who give inspiration.  This flower will actually be the centre of a quilt I'm doing for our own bed (yes, it is actually for us!).  Pete really is not quite into the little flowers, so I'm still using the hexies, but using this centre flower & working my way out with various greens and purples - some you can see in the photo.  So it will gradually be growing - perhaps not quite one flower at a time, but expanding on the flower.............. but not to worry - I still have my smaller hexies turning into little flowers to one day make up into that flower garden quilt LOL
Now I'm off to get a bit of crochet done to form part of the giveaways.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Blog Award

Thankyou Dorothy for selecting me for the Versatile Bloggers Award.

As part of receiving this award, I now have to share with you 7 things that are not generally known about me, and to then pass this award onto 5 other blogs................

1.  I lived in 15 different houses before leaving home (Brisbane & Gold Coast)  - and I've lived in 17 different ones since then (Melbourne, Vic Country, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Noosa & Townsville).
2.  I love Brisbane best of all.
3.  I think the morning is the best part of the day.
4. My favourite perfume is 'White Diamonds'.
5.  I dislike the cold weather.
6.  I'd love to have a holiday in France.
7.  I really struggle with having to come up with lists like these!

And now - thankfully we can move onto the part where I pass this award on to 5 other wonderful blogs, which I hope you'll go & visit soon -

1. Jeanette at   http://www.jeanettespatch.blogspot.com/

2.  Karen at   http://www.journeyofaquilter.blogspot.com/

3   Mrs Doug  at    http://www.greentwiggy.blogspot.com/  

4.  Deanna  at   http://www.blessed-simplicity.blogspot.com/

5.  Valentina at http://www.valentinascorner.blogspot.com/ 

PS: Don't forget about the giveaway - everyone who leaves a comment on my blog gets entered into the drawer & if you post about it or link back to me you get an extra entry. There are 5 prizes & entries will be drawn May 31 (Australian datetime).    Hugs  Sharm

Sunday, May 8, 2011

It's Been Just Over a Year.......Let's Celebrate with a Give Away!

Life has been quite full and busy over the past few weeks and I apologise for not tending to updating my blog a little earlier............. still, can you believe it's been just over a year since we arrived here.  Thankyou to all of you who have followed with us during this busy time...
 - you've seen us planting gardens that have been growing well,

Building sheds, chook pen,  ponds & putting in the water tank,
Saying goodbye to 2 of our beloved dogs,

Taken part in the wonderful dishcloth swap so many of you enjoyed;,  Preserving and Sewing for the home and friends,

And seen me start up a little business selling my homemade soaps (thankyou to the Aussie gals who have been placing orders from Brisbane through to Victoria and sorry I'm unable at this stage to fill international orders - love you all lots).

And of course you watched and prayed as we battled with flood waters and rain damage

So now we are into our second year and Autumn is here with the leaves  falling and the cooler weather beginning, thankfully, we have the wood all stockpiled ready for the frosty weather  to keep the fire burning bright and warm inside

 while I hopefully work on a bit more organization........ hmmm, seems I have a few UFO's that need attention............. but on a good note - yes, today I finally completed the quilt for Stacey (double bed size)

And yes, I do have a few pen pal letters and Robins to get to........... sorry girls, the pen pal letters will be tended to this week & new robins will be happening over the next couple weeks.

So, to say thankyou  for all your support (which has come via comments, emails & snail mail, and verbally from some of you at work LOL)  and to celebrate the start of our second year here in Bundalong - I thought I'd do a little give away. It's open to everyone, no matter where you live as I know my support comes from all over the world.............. to go into the drawer all you need do is  leave me a comment, + mention my give away on your blog and you gain an extra entry (don't forget to let me know ).  There will be 5 various prizes up for grabs............... have fun :)  Entries close 31st May (Australian date).
Love & Hugs to you all,   Sharm xox