Thursday, March 25, 2010

The prizes are finally on their way.....

yes, the prizes have been posted. I told you I was going to do it.

Right now they are flying to WA, Tassie and the USA. Yay!

Hope you like your prizes ladies.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I haven't forgotten......

.......... my competition. To the lovely ladies who won prizes, I am not being one of those not nice people who run competitions and then don't send out prizes. Well in a way I have been but I am going to rectify this.........they will be on their way this week.

I am so sorry lovely ladies, I have had them packaged and ready to go for weeks and weeks but have not managed to send them. I have gone to the post office a couple of times and have left without posting them as the line was out the door and my life has gone crazy busy. I am going on Thursday and standing in line......I AM NOT LEAVING UNTIL THEY ARE POSTED!!.

Hopefully, you will have them next week.

My apologies again.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hey, there are some competitions...................

That you need to know about. If you want to boost your stash, why don't you have a go and enter these competitions.
Check out these fantastic fabrics in these giveaways.


This one is at the lovely Blueberry Moon blog.

And this competition is at the Sew Fantastic blog.


See you next time.

Monday, March 08, 2010

This time 4 years ago.......

This time 4 years ago I was on my way to Norway on a business trip. I had been so busy at work and was feeling a bit apprehensive about going on this long trip so I attributed the sick tummy I was feeling to nerves.

Well as there was plenty of time on plane to think on the way to London, I started thinking mmmmmmmmmmm, I have skipped a period. I then put it out of my mind as we had been told we needed to undergo fertility treatment for me to fall pregnant.

Anyway, when I got to Heathrow airport with a few hours to kill before my flight to Oslo I found a chemist shop and purchased a pregnancy test kit. So in the dirty toilets in terminal 4 at Heathrow airport I found out I was pregnant. Shock was the word. (I still have the kit in my undie drawer).

I couldn't get a hold of my husband until I got to Oslo, needless to say we were both totally stunned.

That business trip was the longest 10 days of my life and I have never been so sick.

This story is something I will never forget and I can't wait to share it with Ella when she is older.

Hope you all have a lovely day.


My last Monday of freedom.....for a while

I had the most relaxing day yesterday with my lovely girl. We decided to ditch swimming and gymnastics and go to the library and out for lunch instead.

We really did have a lovely time. Ella did say one particularly funny thing. We were walking into the local shopping center, people all around. Ella says (out of the blue mind you), " i have a little tummy and a little bottom". I was thinking, gee she is cute, next thing "you have a big tummy and a big bottom mummy". Why thank you darling!!!

I am going to miss our Monday's together and will be totally filled with guilt when I take her to daycare instead:(


Sunday, March 07, 2010

Commuting.........the jury is still out

Well last week was my first week of commuting to work as opposed to walking down the hallway to my home office. 
It has been a bit of a shock to me and I have to admit, with all of the rain last week, it was a really bad week to judge the commuting by. One day it took me 2 hours....yes 2 hours to get to work. The roads where chocked in every direction. I had a bit a a chat to my boss about it and we have come up with an idea for me to either come in early around 7am or after 9am so I can miss that peak hour HELL! I left home on Friday at 6am and dropped Ella at daycare (poor baby) and was at work at 7am on the dot. 

Commuting must have really been playing on my mind last week as I even had a dream of trying to get funding from Prime Minister Rudd (Kev) to set up Satellite offices on the city fringe to save commuters. In my dream I saw Kev and called out "Excuse me Kevin, can I have your ear". How funny, but I do like the idea of Satellite Offices!

On an exciting note......I discovered Reverse Garbage last week and I fell in love. Lets just say, the $15 I spent last week is the tip of the iceburg for me. I will be back. Just to give you an idea of how close I am to Reverse Garbage. My office 205 Montague Road, Reverse Garbage 296 Montague Road. It is a 2 minute drive - LOVE it.
reverse garbage signGeneral warehouse imageTimber section
Well I hope everyone had a lovely weekend, I know I did....lots of cuddles with Ella and lots of sewing in my reclaimed sewing room. Ella has set up a space in there as well and she like to pull a chair up next to me and "help" me with my sewing. It is lovely. I have also totally fell in love with my Brother NS30 sewing machine (that almost started to sound very revolting!!). I purchased it last year and haven't had much of a chance to sew since then so this weekend.....well, it was BLISS.

Well, I need to say goodbye to my Monday's off for a little while. We are so busy at work that my boss has asked me to come back full time for a few months. Not sure how I will go, but one thing I know is that I will be getting someone in to do my cleaning!

Hope you all are well and I will be back again soon.

Hoo roo

Traffic photo courtesy of Alef Arendsen
Reverse Garbage pics courtesy of Reverse Garbage
Brother sewing maching pic courtesy of Brother