Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Happy Australia Day

You know you're Australian if ...

* You believe that stubbies can be either drunk or worn.
* You're liable to burst out laughing whenever you hear of Americans "rooting" for something.
* You pronounce Melb...ourne as 'Mel-bin'.
* You believe the 'L' in the word 'Australia' is optional.
* You can translate: 'Dazza and Shazza played Acca Dacca on the way to Maccas.'
* You believe it makes perfect sense for a nation to decorate its highways with large fibreglass bananas, prawns and sheep.
* You call your best friend 'a total bastard' but someone you really, truly despise is just 'a bit of a bastard'.
* You think 'Woolloomooloo' is a perfectly reasonable name for a place.
* You're secretly proud of our killer wildlife.
* You believe it makes sense for a country to have a $1 coin that's twice as big as its $2 coin.
* You understand that 'Wagga Wagga' can be abbreviated to 'Wagga' but 'Woy Woy' can't be called 'Woy'.
* You believe that cooked-down axle grease makes a good breakfast spread. You've also squeezed it through Vita Wheats to make little Vegemite worms.
* You believe all famous Kiwis are actually Australian, until they stuff up, at which point they again become Kiwis.
* Beetroot with your Hamburger... Of course.
* You know that certain words must, by law, be shouted out during any rendition of the Angels' song 'Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again' And "Living next door to Alice".
* You believe that the confectionery known as the Wagon Wheel has become smaller with every passing year.
* You wear ugg boots outside the house.
* You believe that every important discovery in the world was made by an Australian but then sold off to the Yanks for a pittance.
* You believe that the more you shorten someone's name the more you like them.
* Whatever your linguistic skills, you find yourself able to order takeaway fluently in every Asian language
. * You understand that 'excuse me' can sound rude, While 'scuse me' is always polite.
* You know what it's like to swallow a fly, on occasion via your nose.
* You know it's not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to handle and a seat belt buckle becomes a pretty good branding iron.
* Your biggest family argument over the summer concerned the rules for beach cricket.
* You shake your head in horror when companies try to market what they call 'Anzac cookies'.
* You still think of Kylie as 'that girl off Neighbours'.
* When working on a bar, you understand male customers will feel the need to offer an excuse whenever they order low-alcohol beer.
* You know how to abbreviate every word, all of which usually end in -o: arvo, combo, garbo, kero, metho, milko, muso, rego, servo, smoko, speedo, righto, goodo etc.
* You know that there is a universal place called "woop woop" located in the middle of matter where you actually are.
* You know that none of us actually drink Fosters beer, because it tastes like shit. But we let the world think we do. Because we can.
* You have some time in your life slept with Aeroguard on in the summer. Maybe even as perfume.
* You've only ever used the words - tops, ripper, sick, mad, rad, sweet - to mean good. And then you place 'bloody' in front of it when you REALLY mean it.
* You know that the barbecue is a political arena; the person holding the tongs is always the boss and usually a man. And the women make the Salad
* You say 'no worries' quite often, whether you realise it or not.
* You understand what no wucking furries means.
* You've drank your tea/coffee/milo through a Tim Tam
. * You own a Bond's chesty. In several different colours.
* You know that roo meat tastes pretty good, But not as good as barra. Or a meat pie.
* You know that some people pronounce Australia like "Straya" and that's ok.
* And you will forward this list to other Australians, here and overseas, realising that only they will understand!
Happy Australia Day to all Aussies  out there
have fun sewing

Thursday, 19 January 2012

A look at my Treasures

unpacking done…
now to find homes for all my treasures  that I received for Chrissy & on my travels
I thought I would share them with you.
these will be perfect for all my applique 
some beautiful Batiks ..cant wait to play with theseDSC_3965DSC_3966


DSC_3962 some spots for my stash

I  just love these colours and designs from
Nancy Halvorsen - I got 3 charm packs Smile
A Jinny  Beyer Kit -Woven Ribbons
more fabric for my stash
some New Zealand themed fabric from my travels

& from a wonderful quilt shop in Hobart
The Quilted Crow I scored these

I’m very spoilt
Can’t wait to play with these in my girl cave
this is going to be a fun year.
so because I have been so spoilt,  this year I am really going to try to use my stash to sew with rather than buy any more….
wonder how long I stick to this…Smile
Have fun sewing

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

I'm Back

I'm Back
fully rested
 from my wonderful cruise on
 the Diamond Princess
had a wonderful time being pampered around New Zealand and back to Australia
here are a few pics
weather wasnt the best 
 but that didnt really matter
as the ship is huge with so much to do

 half the hall way we walked several times a day
Wellington cable car
Wellington Harbour
Dunedin  Taieri Gorge train trip

I found Fabric at these markets
The Quilted Cow


sunrise sydney harbour
What I love most about this trip  was the pampering and the sunrises  ..just love the colours...

Now  to sort out my treasures  from the trip and get back into my girl cave with lots of inspiration from my travels.
Have fun sewing