Thursday, 26 November 2009

In November 2009....

.....Happy Birthday Zoe

....the garden looks like this....

...we caught up with friends whilst raising money for charity

...we picked our first home grown strawberry

... the girls got aquainted with the dam

....Country life is good

Friday, 30 October 2009

October 09....

I cant belive its almost 2 months since I last posted. Heres a quick snapshot of whats happening in my life:
  • Work continues to be crazy (no real change there)

  • Zozo had her first decent hair cut (not bad at age nearly 8!)

  • Dog's continue to be a challenge - and cant fill really fill you in any more because 8 year old is a really good reader!

  • DH encountered his first tiger snake (thank god I wasnt home or I suspect I'd be insisting on a move into town!)

  • Meggy Moo is in her last term of kinder....heartbreaking

  • Zoe wanted a horse.....for about 2 weeks, then changed her mind
  • Meg and Mummy still want a horse.

  • we will get one.
  • DH continues to prepare my craft room...just in case I have 5 mins in my life to sew, paint, or scrap-book (pics to come)
  • Were not long back from a road trip across to Adelaide. Apart from the normal "touristy things"...

  • We had a great time visiting family....

  • Still cant believe how lovely the people are here at our new home, and how tolerant they are of us "Melbournites".

  • Cant believe how blessed I am to have, good health (still off the fags), a beautiful husband, wonderful children, and a great life in general.

  • Someone turns 8 this Sunday. Have a great long weekend!

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Tess Take Two....

Two weeks has passed and we thought it time to move on.
So introducing... Tess take two

Saturday, 15 August 2009

RIP Tess

Fairwell Tess. You will be sadly missed.

Saturday, 8 August 2009


Everynow and then if I take enough shots, I get a beauty. Today was one of those days. Now, I could rant and rave about my baby girl, and how time has flown and I cant believe how grown up she is (balh, blah, blah) but I'll refrain! The girls had a lovely few hours today trying to climb onto the roof of the pergola (where these were all taken) ....I pretended not to look!

In other news, I decided to spoil myself last week and purchased this little baby.....

The Brother QC-1000. My previous machine has served me well for the last 10 years however, I was starting to feel a little restricted with it, especially in terms of quilting. So I splurged! Ive been playing around with it and love it!!

Never one to run from a challenge, Ive decided to try one of these for my first real project ....

The book is fantastic - but dont take my word for it, go check it out for yourself on Leni's website. I have more large quilts than I know what to do with, and I love the idea of creating art-work with fabric, so I thought I'd give it ago. Ive managed to snap some simple pics from the garden so my first attempt might just be a cherry blossom coming into season. I'll keep you posted.

In other news puppies have grown way to fast....

and work is absolutely manic... more on that another time. I'll leave you with another priceless pic of the little princess.

Until next time....

Oh yeah, Ive given up smoking (again). 3 weeks tommorow!

Saturday, 16 May 2009

New Additions

Meet Tess and Bonnie...

Tess belongs to Zoe

and Bonnie belongs to Meg

Happy Weekend Every-one

Monday, 11 May 2009

Our New Home

Finally....after a very prolonged settlement, we're in and starting to settle in. We've moved from a suburban block to 3 acres and loving it.
Here are some pics...

1. The House - Part Mud brick with new corrugated iron extension

2. Lounge/Kitchen with original brick flooring (which I must admit Im still getting used to!)

3. Our bedroom - new part of the house obviously

4. Another shot of our bedroom looking out onto what will be my craft room!

5. Another shot of the craft room to be

6. View from the top of the street

7.The old gallery (now DH's shed)Thats about it for now. I hope all the mums out there had a gorgeous mothers day. Given the coolish nights down here, I was very blessed with a new electric blanket, some home made lavendar, yogurt and honey face mask and some home made truffles.
Ciao for now
BTW - Stay tuned for a look at a couple of new additions to the family coming this weekend!

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Country Firsts....

Zoe and Meg on their first day at their new school and kinder. We were a little apprehensive but all went well - they both had a "magnificent" first day. So far so good. We have purchased our new home but Im refraining from posting about it until it settles. All going well only a few days to go!

Until then.....

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Well its now officially sold. Settlement is only 5 weeks away! I cant wait till DH and the girls join me down here to start on our tree change adventure. We're planning on buying an acreage, having some animals....chooks, dogs & maybe alpaca's, growing our own vegies and basically enjoying a far more simpler way of life. This ride's about to get much more interesting so stay tuned.
ps - for those who joined me here - thanks for coming back to zoesquid - managing two blogs was far more time consuming than fun! From now on, here is where I'll stay.

Thursday, 5 February 2009


Ive just realized that I never got around to revealing these.
So here goes
My sister in laws birthday present ....

I loved it so much I didnt want to let it go! But I wrapped it up with much love and sent it on its way!

And finally my Pay It Forward gifts.

Not much crafting going on around here at the moment. Too busy because of this.

Till next time

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

I'm back....

Can you believe its been this long since Ive posted????
This will be short and sweet. To check out what we're up to take yourself across to here.