Nov 20, 2012


Procrastinate (verb) meaning- to put off something until another time.

That is what i am doing right now, a quilt i have been in the process of making has come to a halt only because i am procrastinating about sewing on the binding. It is almost finished and yet i am still stalling. Today after work i have come home and vacuumed the house, done the washing and dishes and made dinner and now i am on the net.
The quilt is pleading to be done and must be done by next week, as it is a commissioned piece for the eldest ferals' class  at school. But alas the mojo to do it is not around.
Perhaps i shall clean the bathroom and then i may feel like doing it, although i am not holding my breath.
These are the blocks that all the kids made, they cut out and hand stitched the lettering on by themselves. I have made them into a quilt for the local parish church and school hall, a good friend of mine has quilted vine leaves on to it for me. They did this for their Confirmation and Art class. I am very proud of them they all tried very hard.

Well ciao for now i have a bathroom to clean. :)

Oct 24, 2012

The world is round!

Hi All,

It has been a while. The world is still round and turning on it's axis, and that is why i have not been around. I have been working a couple of part time jobs, doing some courses and looking after the ferals which is a job in itself. i have been creating though and hope to have some photos up soon. My dinning room table is in complete chaos and is testament to the truth that i am not lying. I have also had the time to catch up on a few of my fave blogs and therefore not much time for blogging myself. I know very lazy, but hey that's me. so anyway that's all for now, just thought I'd let you know that i am still here, but i am letting the world turn the way it wants and letting it take me with it. so until the next time ciao xx

your friend Nat.

Jun 22, 2012

Our town is a Buzz

Today our town welcomes Buzz Aldrin, (yes i said Buzz Aldrin), the astronaut.

It is a little bit exciting to have the second man on the moon visit. He is here for the anniversary of the space mission in which Carnarvon helped  NASA put man on the moon. Carnarvon was pivotal in the communications side of things with our little satellite dish.

Buzz is here to talk to the kids of our town about his experiences and to open our Space and Technology museum. It is a great thrill.
And who said small things don't make a big deal, It is wonderful that my children will see and hear a pioneering legend talk about something that happened before they were born, but they have taken for granted just because it happened a long time ago. who knows were the Earth would be today had this monumental occasion never happened, would we still be trying to get to the moon? Would we now be looking at other galaxies? would we be sending unmanned rovers to other planets far far away?
And who knows today there may be another astronaut in the making, just waiting for their time among the stars.
Aim for the Universe and even if you fail, you'll land among the stars, and when has that been a bad thing. Ciao.

1st Holy Communion

A couple of weeks ago, we had a very special day in the castle. Feral #2 made her 1st Holy Communion.
She put in a lot of hard work for this day and i can attest to it as i had to help her in her home program.
All the children looked gorgeous and were so beautifully behaved in church i think all the parents can say we were very proud of them. My girl was so nervous she almost fainted before the mass ended and had to leave a little bit early, the colour of her face almost matched her dress.
and this was the beautiful cake made by a wonderful lady in our little town, she does a most wonderful job and the fact that it tasted magnificent was a bonus too, i was lucky to bring some home with me.
Now onto Feral #3 as she has her Confirmation in September, oh the things we do. Ciao.

Jun 14, 2012

D D D D D Dora, Ole'

Well I finally managed to take a picture of my Dora the Explorer quilt. So without any fanfare here she is.
She was made from a pre bought fabric panel and quilted, all she needs now is a good home.
Today i have been frantically cleaning my house for a course i am holding here over the weekend i am extremely excited and extremely buggered from the cleaning, so the weekend should be a good one. The king is taking the ferals camping out bush for the weekend so i will be able to spend some time alone and pamper myself too.
And as part of the cleaning process i have discovered some projects that have been put on the back burner that i am quite eager to take up again, so now that life is slowly turning into a normal pace i hope to have some crafting mojo back and start getting stuck into my sewing.
Thanks for bearing with me in the slow lane, but hopefully now i will be on cruise control and cruising along. Ciao for now.

Jun 1, 2012

Absentee Blogger

I have been extremely remiss of that in that i have not had any blog posts. I apologise. There is no excuse i have just been neglectful.

Our family holiday was a wonderful 2 weeks of wine, food and excursions. Staying in the bush and seeing all manner of wildlife and beautiful scenery was extremely hard to endure but we managed. I was going to take you all with me but i didn't realise that in many of the areas we stayed it was nigh on impossible to get Internet coverage.

Since we have been home our feet have not stopped running, what with speedway weekends consuming most of our time, the girls and Girl Guide fundraisers, working at the ferals school as a helper and working my part time job it hasn't really left much time for anything else. But at least i have not had time to get into trouble.(much).

I managed to finish the Dora the Explorer quilt panel and i must say it didn't take too long just 5 years. It was supposed to be made for my youngest feral and now that she is 7 she is not so into Dora anymore. So this could be a for sale quilt. I will attempt to take a photo of it before it goes in the sale box for the markets.
I have managed to cut out some pieces for another quilt so when i have finished another PIP that i found in a box the other day i will start making some new stuff.

The eldest feral is making her Confirmation this year and i dobbed myself in to the class teacher to help her make a Confirmation Quilt, so now i will be adding fabric art teacher to my repertoire and teaching students how to applique and embroider. Sometimes i just don't know how to say NO. But it will be another feather in my bow no doubt and either way good or bad i will be spending time with my daughter and learning a new skill myself, and that would be PATIENCE.

It may be another couple of weeks until my next post as feral #2 is making her First Holy Communion next weekend and i will be busy helping out at the church and in class, so until then.

Blessings to you all and live like there is no tomorrow.xx Ciao

The Ferals at the Alpaca Farm in Denmark W.A.

Apr 8, 2012

Hoppy Easter

Hoppy Easter everyone!
I wish you all a great Easter and i hope the Bunny visits you with lots of goodies.

Last night was a special night at our church, a friend of mine Jo was received into the church after receiving her First Eucharist and Confirmation. I was especially proud of her because she asked me to be her sponsor and it was a privilege and an honour to help her through her spiritual journey, I feel very blessed to have a friend like her.
It is not easy as an adult to change faith and i am probably very blase' about it because i have been born into my faith, even though since i have had my children my faith has strengthened, but Jo had an even harder journey to go through, so please say a prayer for her and hip hooray her, as she has done so well.

Well it is only another 2 sleeps and we start our holiday, today the van has had an airing and i started packing in the food as we will try not to buy so much while we are on the road, except fruits and veggies and fresh bread. I have tried to get most of the housework done too as a friend of mine is house sitting for us while we are away, our 2 little fuzz buckets don't like to be alone and i think they would fret without anyone at home, so we are well on our way to being ready. I have to work tomorrow so i will need to be on the ball in the morning and get all the other jobs out the way so we can leave early on Tuesday.

I will be taking the camera with us so i will endeavouring to do a travel journal while we are away, just so i can bore you even more, don't you just cringe when people say "do you want to see our holiday snaps" lol.

Anywho until then, Ciao.