Friday, November 29, 2013

A few photos ..

Mads cake from the inside..

Everyone loved it...

Sebs quilt that's off to the quilter tomorrow...mads should be finished I hope

And mad is off her to yr9 formal tonight..all grown up

Lee-Ann xx

Monday, November 25, 2013

Happy 15th birthday Mad

6 layered rainbow cake with bubblegum flavored marshmallow icing

Lee-Ann xx

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Part 1 of the rainbow cake for the 15 yr old tomorrow, and a batch of choc brownie walnut biscuits..

Fab 4 - coral made them and shared the recipe, but I had the book all along, maybe I should cook out of some of them lol

Lee-Ann xx

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Another almost finished

Yes I dont quilt but buy fabric , and since I have so much fabric i thought I better make a quilt or 2 .
Mads is at the quilter as I write this , Seb is at the soccer tonight with his dad so off on a stitching frenzy I went.
I don't want him to see it, I got the Man U fabric from the UK , and has other things he likes - soccer - did you know he likes soccer :-) , batman, Star Wars, dogs, soccer ... And I put in a sneaky cupcake square ..mums obsession lol
Off to get backing fabric Monday , then to the quilter on Saturday I hope.

Monday is Mads 15th birthday..where did the years go ...
Lee-Ann xx

Thursday, November 14, 2013's November already...

Where have the days gone?

Update time...

Well I have recovered wonderfully from my operation , would recommend it to anyone, :-) and feel so much better.

I thought I was ok before..I wasn't. My mental & physical self wasn't me for quite a while, I can see that now.

So onto a new me.. Also I am done 32 kgs, so a new shape too.

I haven't stitched much but have acquired stash :-)

This is a new design by Lizzie Kate, and I have have this coming from Victoria sampler

I have also done a macaron cooking class with the fab 3 , we had a blast and ate so many ..

And we had our November GTG, my 1st weekend away in a year without children.
It was a weekend relaxing, eating , talking laughing and shopping ..things we all love., and being nerds..

Lunch at the Warburton tea house, then onto the yarra valley chocolate factory..
And meals cooked by all of us , the hit was Helens floating Island ..OMG was it Devine.

And of course I purchased fabric and a small red work embroidery Christmas angel.

But I have finally used the fabric I brought last year ..a quilt for my Madeleine for Christmas , going to the quilter this weekend.

The orange is the backing and binding.
Sebs is half done, waiting on Manchester United fabric to arrive .

While at the patchwork tea house I got this beautiful jelly roll of fabric

Live the name too.. Scrumptious :-)

And then somehow this jumped into my bag when getting the backing for Mads quilt..whoops ..

The fab 3 are coming down in January and we are going to have a jelly roll weekend.

School is nearly finished for the year, work continues and I'm now full time permanent which I am so happy about, love my job and the people I work with, so that's a bonus.

My 2 favorite people are getting to big, Seb has informed me he is "officially" taller than me. Only took him 12 3/4 years .
Mad is turning into a full on hormonal more said :-)

And milo...

Lee-Ann xx

Monday, August 12, 2013

2013 GTG

Well our GTG is over again....but only till November when we have another one.

The girls...Helen Coral & Lissy spoilt me, they provided all the meals..and OMG they outdid themselves.. Beautiful soup, casserole, chicken pies sticky date puddings..cakes and cupcakes..we didn't starve lol

It was a very relaxing weekend, where I was bossed about and waited on, and spent all but maybe 2 hours in my PJ's... Under instructions I'm nt to,do a thing.

We did stitch...and Lissy had 2 finishes ... Woo hoo a miracle for us. :-)

Beautiful flowers from the 3 most beautiful friends ever a girl could want xxx

Cupcakes supplied by Coral, white choc & raspberry ...

Helen's sticky date decorated quite fancy...

Corals gift to us..a mug that has this cute cover with pockets in and around it

It's sitting on my stitching table already in use...

Lee-Ann xx

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Ok so....

This year has had more downs that ups... I was hoping that would change..
And I thinking it had...
But a little minor visit to the hospital last Monday to have a full hysterectomy, put a slight spanner in the works. :-)

What I thought was a simple visit to the doctor and a pill later ... Turned into this... it all snowballed in a good way. I would never have known my health could have been in danger with my insides as messy as they were.

So it's a good thing..

I'm home now - its saturday after the operation Monday , all went well, well as well could be when the surgeon went in and found "a mess" his words ...

I'm good, there is pain and discomfort but I'm ok...

And was spoilt with these...and a wonderful surprise visit from 2 very BFF's Coral & Helen, unfortunately Lissy had to work.

But 1 more week till our 2013 GTG .. where I don't think much will be happening.

Lee-Ann xx

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I'm still here....

Nothing much has been happening except I survived the employee reduction at work.. 5 in my department left, turn up one morning, gone that afternoon..not a good day for all...but I'm thankful I still have my job.

Kids are doing well, Seb is now officially taller than me :-) Mad is still not seeing her dad, so we spend a lot of time together. I would never complain as I think it has brought is closer together...

I'm still going to Cross Fit twice a week now, can feel it in my clothes, but the scales are moving that number down :-(

Stitching wise... I'm in a funk..haven't stitched since Easter.. But that hasn't stopped me from buying.

The fab 4... Here we are after out last sat GTG in Melbourne

Coral, Lissy, Helen and me..

Decided one night we will so a SAL -( stitch along )
doing flower power.... What were we the thinking?? I must have had an extra sugar in my hot choc giving me a sugar

This is the fabric from crossed wing collection, dyed especially for it.

It's beautiful and HUGE !!!

That little pink spot...that's a plastic bobbin wound with thread...

I also had a chart - Token of Love I got with a gift voucher the kids gave me for Christmas , I was going to stitch it in red ..but I originally wanted purple..changed my mind and regretted it. I then saw it done in purple , so I splurged and got the purple thread...

But have I started . I still have my LHN Christmas cottages to stitch on my afghan... I've done 1/2 of 1.

I haven't even read a whole book. I got the kindle , downloaded heaps of books, and started reading 1, but haven't got into that either.

Need to get out the funk I'm in...

Any suggestions out there??

Oh and I went and got my top of my ear pierced...with a NEEDLE ...OMG what was I thinking?? It hurt like %##}^£, it's ok now..when I don't knock, touch or catch

Lee-Ann xx