Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunday Funnies....

The Birth Order of Children

Your Clothes:
· 1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB/GYN confirms your
· 2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.
· 3rd baby: Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.

Preparing for the Birth:
· 1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.
· 2nd baby: You don't bother because you remember that last time, breathing didn't do a
· 3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your eighth month.

The Layette:
· 1st baby: You pre-wash newborn's clothes, color-coordinate them, and fold them neatly
in the baby's little wardrobe
· 2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and discard only the ones
with the darkest stains.
· 3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can't they?

· 1st baby: At the first sign of distress--a whimper, a frown--you pick up the baby.
· 2nd baby: You pick the baby up when her wails threaten to wake your firstborn.
· 3rd baby: You teach your three-year-old how to rewind the mechanical swing.

· 1st baby: If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until you can go
home and you can wash and boil it.
· 2nd baby: When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it off with some juice
from the babies bottle
· 3rd baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.

· 1st baby: You change your baby's nappy every hour, whether they need it or not.
· 2nd baby: You change their nappy every two to three hours, if needed.
· 3rd baby: You try to change the baby's nappy before others complain thatit smells
or you see it hanging to their knees.

· 1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing, and Baby Story Hour.
· 2nd baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.
· 3rd baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaner.

Going Out:
· 1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home five times.
· 2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a number where
you can be reached
· 3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.

At Home:
· 1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.
· 2nd baby: You spend a bit of everyday watching to be sure your older child isn't
squeezing, poking or hitting the baby.
· 3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children.

Swallowing Coins :
· 1st child: When first child swallows a coin, you rush the child to the hospital and
demand x-rays.
· 2nd child: When second child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for the coin to pass.
· 3rd child: When third child swallows a coin you deduct it from his allowance!
Jenny xo

Saturday, January 23, 2010

more birthday sweetness...

A few more of my lovely birthday gifts...

Jen xo

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Finally bound...

It been a slow start to the year with a huge heatwave here in Perth. I feel like I haven't really gotten into the swing of it yet, but I have finished a few orders and also finally bound Mum's little lap quilt...

spent lots of time with my adorable grandbug

and here's his mumma, The Model - 15 weeks along with number 2!

We had The songstress and the sports fan's engagement party last weekend so will post some pics of that soon! 6 weeks till the wedding, so much to do!!

Will also be posting the winner of the Jingle Sox on Monday - still time to enter!

Hope you are all well, hugs for now...
Jen xoxo

Friday, January 15, 2010

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie,

My brother-in-law Mark is ex-Aussie military, he retired a few years back as a Colonel.
As is quite often the way with the armed forces he has been stationed all over the world and lived in many countries with my sister and their 2 sons.

What a life they have had - and what a world they have seen!
But one thing about Mark that you need to understand is that he is fiercely patriotic, he loves nothing more than telling everyone he meets what a fantastic country we live in - how Australia is called the lucky country for a reason and my all time favorite, how Western Australia is bigger than Texas!!! (which he made into a t- shirt on his last trip to Houston so he could wear it at his big conference there with all the Texans.... yes, he did!!)
Yes, Mark is the epitome of the Aussie Larrikin, his first stint in the US garnished him so much attention in the officer's club, his peers and their families due to his constant pranks and tricks - Even the wives would comment to my sister as to how 'fun' her life must be, and how she must spend all her time in stitches.... to which my sis responded with her usual answer to that question..
(monotone voice) 'Oh yes, ........he's hilarious **rolls eyes/shakes head**'
(A wife never quite appreciates the constant hilarious capers of their husband ;) )

Anyway, Mark is currently working in Kazakhstan and has been for the past year doing a 6 weeks away, 6 weeks home rotation. A few days before his last fly-out he asked me if I would make each member of his team a coaster with an Aussie Flag on it, that said G'day to each of them.....
Remembering that is is Mark, I had to put our Aussie Call on the back for him!!

Only thing is when I had finished them all I realised that they might mistake Oi, Oi, Oil!!

for Oi, Oi, Oill... hmmmmmmm.....
Jen xo

PS - don't forget the JINGLE SOX GIVEAWAY - will be drawn at the end of next week!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

... some (very belated) Christmas photos...

It was my birthday the other day and I got thoroughly spoilt - one of my favorite things from Hubby and the kids was a huge array of embroidery cottons - (yes!, more embroidery cottons!)
I got quite a few more pretty things so will post them soon!

A while ago I bought this amazing thread rack from Lynne at Cockburn Sewing Centre, isn't it fantastic!!!!! It was a shop fitting that they no longer needed, it is huge so hubby cut it down and fit one piece in here, above my embroidery machine.. Need more threads as you can see :)!!
but I wonder where I will put the rest of the rack........

I made these for my adorable nieces, I hope they like them!

And here are some pics of Christmas eve, we had our family get together on Christmas eve becasue darling hubby had to workd on Christmas day - noice! (not!)
Oh well, I guess someone has to do it....
Our Little Bug.....
Isn't he beautiful!! Look at that face!! Honestly I could watch him all day.... he is so funny, and his personality is really starting to come through, he's a bit of a nutter though, a comedian, like his Uncle the rock star!! Here he's waiting for Presents, (Rock star can't get enough of him either, they are such good mates, Bug adores him! )
The songstress and the sports fan were so very tired from their trip up to Perth, and the glamour cirl is chillaxing (her word!) waiting to be lavished with presents :)!!

Pressies that were too big to fit under the tree!

Everyone getting impatient waiting for Dad to get home!
(no room in the lounge, too many pressies, they were stuffed everywhere!)

The last few photos are of the Bug getting his Elmo Live from Angel and Ben - he was completely enthralled with it!!
Look at these guys, aren't they adorable!!
The sweetest little family, ...
and another one on the way - Yayy!
The model is three months pregnant!

It talks and dances and sings, he loves it!
That's all for now, hope you are all well and healthy. Don't forget the Jingle Sox give-away, please comment if you would like to win!!
Jen xoxox

Monday, January 4, 2010

Homespun Workshops

As I promised, here are some pictures of my favorite shop... If you are from Perth and are looking for inspiration, a fabric fix or are interested in joining some quilting workshops make sure you stop by Homespun Workshops in Harrison Street, Willagee, I promise you will love it there!

When you walk in you will be greeted by one of the lovely Homespun ladies, here is the very sweet and uber-talented Mary Bird (you remember her quilt pattern I am using that so many of you msged me about!) Mary has lots of quilt patterns instore and is working on more, her style is fresh and young and it appeals to even my daughters, who are yet to get the quilting bug, although Angel is looking to do some lessons soon - Yay!! maybe someone to fabric-obsess with in my family soon - yippeeee!! :)!

Sweet Mary Bird

Oooh, .....look what Mary's got !!!

Brand new Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey!

(But might pay to get in quick before it all disappears :)!)
Lots of lovely patterns and packs,

charm packs, fat quarters, Jelly Rolls and more..

Loads to choose from, and metres of gorgeous,

top quality, designer fabric, beautiful cottons and trims..... something for everyone!

Lots of bibs and bobs to peak the interest

and of course softie inspiration...

.....Oh!! What's this, hehe, some left over Jingle Sox!

I wish I had gotten a couple of snaps when they were all there,

oh well, you get the picture, fairy lights etc, what a lovely feature they made of my Sox,

thank you so much Jackie and Mary, you are the best!!! xoxo

The workshop area!

And here's the workshop area, very comfortable with lots of light coming in the windows....

this is where lessons are given, quilts (and other things!) are designed and cut,

and the 'Sew Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often" happens! What a great place to be!!


Thats all for now, will have some more later on!

Hugs to you all!




Friday, January 1, 2010

And a pink one....

Here is a the pink damask pillow I was working on, hope you like it