Saturday, May 16, 2015

~Empty Nester~





My daughter moved out today...again.........and although she wasnt around much between her job and social life, it was still comforting knowing this was her home.   I am going to miss her....... but on a positive note I also gain another room which I will turn into a guest bedroom...also handy for those nights when Mr P's snoring gets too loud.    







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Saturday, April 18, 2015

~Learning New Skills~


This week I have been rearranging my sewing room and trying to make it better organised, and with more room to move around and less tripping stuff on the floor.  I have a system when I finish a project I do a really good clean so that everything is put away and I have a clean work area to start the next idea.....I have also been trying to learn Tunisian Crochet by watching YouTube videos.  Dont you just love how you can learn just about anything on the internet..  
Thank you to Beverley from How Sweet The Sound for hosting.

~Happy Pink Saturday~




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My first attempt at Tunisian Crochet











Sunday, April 5, 2015

~In The Sewing Room~

~I find it really hard to cut up pretty  fabrics......I tend to hoard them as well.  I have a piece of Donna Dewberry fabric that I have been hoarding forever that I have never had the heart to use....maybe  its time to sell it on so that someone else can either hoard ir or actually use it to make something~

~Happy Pink Saturday~


Beautiful painted Roses




~Thank you to Beverley from How Sweet The Sound for playing host each and every week~




Thursday, April 2, 2015

~Works in Progress~

~I currently have about 5 different projects on the go......I start something, then have a brainwave about something else and start that and on it goes.  Some end up in the UFO pile or some end up in the.... finished, now what am I going to do with it pile.  I should set up a shop  on my fb page....but I have been saying that forever  too....I am a terrible procrastinater.~



A basket stand I revamped last year...it went from Country to Shabby Sweet




Below is some of the shabby fabrics and notions on my sewing table atm










Wednesday, April 1, 2015

~Kris Kringle 2014~

~I totally forgot to share with you what I got for my Kris Kringle last year (sorry  Rebecca )  It is  gorgeous shabby sweet arm chair sewing caddy. The detail, fabrics and sewing is just beautiful.   All handmade by Rebecca from Bec's Bags and Handmade on fb. I plan to put it to good use this winter.~







Sunday, March 29, 2015

~Birth Family Meet~

     February this year I travelled to Melbourne to meet all my birth siblings together for the very first time since finding out I was adopted 2 years ago.  Now before I go any further I need to explain...there are 3 of us called Michelle.  I know...weird huh?

Ok the first born (my older sister) was named Michelle after a dear friend of my birth mothers' who apparently had died. This sister was given into the care of the grandfather (birth mothers dad) to raise. I was born next but given up for adoption upon birth and therefore not named.....I was given my name by my adopted parents (pure coincidence).  Next came my brother Peter, my next sister called Michelle (Given the name again for the memory of the lost friend) and then the last two siblings Tammy and David.  Hence the 3 Michelle's...we call ourselves M1, M2 & M3 so we don't get confused.

Now our meeting......I had preveiously met my oldest sister Michelle and my baby brother David when I went to Melbourne last year so I had already formed a bond with them and felt comfortable around them so they were the ones who picked me up and took me to my sister Tammy's house where we were all meeting.  I was very nervous to say the least...but I needn't have worried.  They were so wonderful and so accepting.  It was the best day of my life!

To finally meet blood family is like nothing I can describe.  Its seeing people with similarities,  its finding you have similar tastes and likes and dislikes....the things I knew were missing from my life but could never put my finger on quite what they were.  No matter what anyone says...blood is blood.   My only regret is I never found out I was adopted earlier...I feel like I have missed out on so much with them.....and its not easy also living in a different state from them all.  I miss them all terribly and look forward to going back to spend more time with each of them.
Tammy, me, David, Michelle (M1) & Peter

David & Peter

Michelle (M1) me & David

Tammy, me & Michelle (M3)

Tammy, David & Peter

♥♥All of us ♥♥





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Saturday, March 28, 2015

~ New Blog Look~

I have changed my blog look...again!  I love change, and  love this simple clean look.  Less clutter more focus on the pictures and posts....now if I could just apply that rule to my house........




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