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I’ve been listening to Mindy Gledhill on my iPod and loving it! I got her album “Anchor” and it’s great.

If you get a chance . . . and you want to hear music to make your ears happy . . . then check out the link to her video.


This is our Pink Lady Apple tree – very new, but hopefully one day very full of fruit. The blossom is just beautiful, so here’s hoping the fruit is just as good!

pink lady apple blossom

This picture reminds me of when our son was in pre-school. His class learned this song . . . which is indelibly etched in our memories – he practised it over and over (although when his father and I sing it to tease him – he hates it when we reminisce – he feigns ignorance and no memory while groaning with disgust and embarrassment that he’s related to us) . . .

(Neville Fleeson / Albert Von Tilzer)

I’ll be with you in apple blossom time,
I’ll be with you to change your name to mine.
One day in May
I’ll come and say:
“Happy the bride the sun shines on today!”

What a wonderful wedding there will be,
What a wonderful day for you and me!
Church bells will chime
You will be mine
In apple blossom time.

What’s making you reminisce today?

My daughter doesn’t think so!!!

Bling Bling

Party Shoes

Love you Kell xoxo

Sometimes it looks like this . . .

But at the moment it looks like this . . .

I love both – one view calls to me and says “come out and enjoy the day” . . .
the other says “light the fire, grab a needle and thread and snuggle in”.

What does the view from your window say to you?

Well, I haven’t had too many finishes this year – LOTS of new things started, though . . . hmmm, does this mean I have finishing issues? Or just busy multi-tasking? The answer depends on who you ask!!!

Anyway, I have finished this . . .

"Our Home" applique - framed

It’s the “Our Home” applique (by Lynette Anderson), which I wrote about here and here. It’s been finished for a little while, but now it’s framed and hanging on the wall. I put the year “2009” on it, even though I made it this year, in honour of 2009 being the year we moved into our current home.

I’m really pleased with the way it turned out – a little piece of cheeriness celebrating our home.

I was engrossed in doing some sewing, deep in contemplation when I looked up to see this . . .

the sun was streaming in through a small leadlight window and casting lovely coloured light across the room. And this little beauty was in the spotlight! It was as if she was just keeping an eye on what was happening in my little part of the world today.

I’ve posted about this lovely collage by Kate Mason before – she does really, really nice work.

Janelle Wind is taking “Snapshots of June” . . . “to focus on little things in my day to day life that bring me joy, make me happy or just make me smile”.

I thought I’d join in, too . . . a little late, but better late than never, right? So here goes . . .

Today, I’m inspired by greens and reds, like on the magazine cover . . .

and in this little dish made many moons ago by our son . . .

And this snapshot from a few days ago brings a smile to my face . . . one very happy, BRAND NEW learner driver!

What’s making you smile today?

We have a couple of little nooks in our lounge room – one houses the TV and the other is home to the “doiley cupboard”. It’s a little cabinet that I inherited from my Nan . . . and it was filled with doileys!

Hanging above the doiley cupboard is a typesetter’s or printer’s tray. In its previous life it was filled with Helvetica Bold 24 typsetting sorts, but now it’s filled with the faces of the ones I love! It’s a bit of fun to see these little snippets of reminders of our family hanging on our wall. I was inspired to create this a couple of years ago after seeing a project by Ali Edwards. The whole process was enjoyable for me – starting with scouring antique shops to find a suitable tray, to sorting through and reminiscing about 10os of photos to the actual “cutting and pasting”.  There are still a few blank spots, but we’ve still got a whole lot of life left yet to fill it! I love that this is such a novel way to display not only photos, but other little pieces of memorabilia too.

And then there’s the wall! There’s been some discussion in our house this week of ideas for re-decorating and “the wall” was on the list. I should point out that this was an already existing feature of our house when we bought it – and it’s quite a polarising aspect of the room. Some people like (don’t really know about love) it and some people definitely don’t (the word hate may have been bandied about!). It’s a silver wallpaper, chosen many years ago by the daughter of the previous owner. I actually don’t mind it (it’s not particularly well hung, with joins overlapping etc) or at least the essence of it – it reflects light nicely and I don’t find it that offensive, but the ideas man is in no way enamoured by it! I suspect, in the end, that it will go, but for now it’s the backdrop to some of may favourite furniture/decorating pieces.

What corner of your home is making your heart sing today?

Or breakfast bag, really.

I’ve been taking my brekkie to work in this same poor old plastic bag for quite a while now, and it’s well and truly served its purpose and is a bit past its prime, so I thought it was time for a change . . .

So my new model is just little and light – no lining or padding – I just wanted something very simple to throw in my bag. It usually holds a small container each of muesli and yoghurt, so it didn’t need to be too big.

I really love the Rural Jardin range of fabrics and this little piece was just right for my bag! Breakfast doesn’t need to be boring, you know . . .

This fantastic crockenbouche was the cake for our niece’s birthday.

It looked great . . . and it tasted pretty good, too! A special cake for a special girl.

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Welcome to Sue's World. I'm a wife and a mother to 2 great grown-ups, living in Canberra, Australia.

My craft interests include patchwork, stitching, scrapbooking and photography.

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