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Welcome to my little world ... I am a country girl at heart, love the Lord, my farmer husband and my 4 beautiful children. I love animals, being a homemaker, quilting, crafting and so much more. I'm pleased you are here to visit, come on in and make yourself at home, have a look around... and leave a comment if you like :O)

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Changing to Bloglovin…

Please ignore this post I am trying to update to Bloglovin…

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

My crafting history…what’s yours?

I don’t know about you but I have always been into some sort of craft from a young age. My Mum sewed clothes for me and my sister and Mum had friends that were into making and selling their crafts and my Nana she made beautiful crochet blankets, so I have always been surrounded by crafty people.  But for me it all started when my Uncle died… and his girlfriend came to stay with us for a while. She taught me to embroider… we didn’t have a lot growing up so I would use whatever I could get my hands on including my Dad’s handkerchiefs! I used to take my projects to school in the winter time and remember other students sitting there watching me! I must have been quite the sight… I was probably only 7-8 years old. I have tried many crafts over the years, I went through the cross stitching phase and sewing pretty dresses for my girls, knitted lace coat hangers, I even had a go at macramé Lol

I still dabble in various crafts, but I think quilting is my favourite… :O)

This post was inspired by this article… Craft is cool again … But I think we already knew that?

I am interested to hear about your crafting adventures, when did you start? Just recently? Or has it always been a part of your life? And what craft would you like to try? I would really like to learn to crochet…

Just a few thoughts for a Sunday afternoon…



Saturday, March 23, 2013

FNSI results…

I managed to get a good chunk of gardening done yesterday, it really needed some TLC! I have never planted Zinnias before so I gave them a go… I planted them along the edge of the vege garden to encourage the bees…


I will definitely be planting them next year… they are such happy flowers!

Last night I sewed on a really old project I dug out of the back of my wardrobe the other day, I am not going to go back and find out just how old it is, that could be embarrassing…;O) Originally I planned on making it into a quilt, but have decided instead to make it into a big floor cushion for Olivia…


I have a few more squares left over to make a smaller cushion and then I can be done with this project and have an empty box… to start another project of course…:o)


I tried a new recipe for dinner tonight, it’s really good…Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Soup I changed the recipe a little though, instead of water I used bacon stock(because I had some in the freezer) and added 2 carrots. I know it’s kinda weird having soup while the weather is still so warm but the evenings (and the mornings) are a bit cooler and it’s getting darker earlier, maybe I’m just ready for some cooler weather…

I’m going to head off now and see if there is any soup leftover…



Friday, March 22, 2013


Handmade by Heidi


The boys(with bikes) in my family left this morning for the Tussock Buster in Waiouru, so I have plans to garden and sew for the weekend…:O)

We have changes happening in our wee home come Monday that I need to prepare for(it includes shifting a garden!) exciting changes, especially for my two lovely daughters…it will mean a lot of work and some rearranging, and some sewing on my part… I’ll share soon…

Enjoy your weekend…



Monday, March 11, 2013



Some of you have asked about how dry it is here. This photo is taken from our decking and as you can see it is very dry. We have finished feeding the last of the turnips and are continuing to feed out silage and palm kernel.

Most of the North Island is under a total fire ban. Last week we had a hedge catch fire due to a overhead power wire snapping, thankfully the police were doing a routine drive(this was in the very early hours of Friday morning  when everyone is tucked in their beds asleep)  and noticed it before it got too out of hand…

This afternoon we had a weird fog roll in off the sea which has now gone. I checked the weather forecast earlier and it looks like there could be rain on the horizon later in the week.

Parts of the North Island have declared a drought, Hubby thinks it wont be long before we will be too.

Unfortunately this doesn’t only affect the farmers but it also affects local businesses, as the farmers stop spending…

In happier thoughts… I have been actually sewing, I can’t remember the last time I sewed! It’s been fun…:O) And I have also finished one project for the ‘drill a hole in it challenge’ with more in the pipeline! It seemed to be a weird title for a challenge but I have surprised myself with the possibilities… stay tuned…



Saturday, March 9, 2013


Is there anyone that really likes to do laundry? It’s one of those jobs that needs to be done with regularity… I never seem to be able to find the bottom of my laundry basket, especially with 4 teenagers in the house… This isn’t a whinge about having to actually do the laundry but rather about our latest KHS meeting, the challenge was… you guessed it… ‘the laundry’


I had great plans to totally revamp my laundry room which is actually part of the garage, (I hate having it in the garage!) so what’s a girl to do but pretty it up… :O)


Unfortunately the last few weeks haven’t gone according to plan and I only managed to make a peg apron, but it’s a start.


So for now I’ll just have to admire my new apron…

Once again Michelle spoilt us with a delicious lunch, Salmon patties and salad followed by banoffee pie served in wine glasses, very classy!

I took a few photo’s with my phone but they didn’t turn out too great, I am sure Michelle will post better ones… over here

I got in trouble with the girls because I haven’t been blogging much, so I will endeavour to try and do so more often…:O)

Back soon…


PS Next month’s challenge is ‘Drill a hole in it’

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Happy Valentines Day


Red is the theme for our KHS this month but unfortunately we are all so busy that we are going to have to skip it this time around…:o( Sew I thought I would share what I have been making anyway!


These cute strawberries have been a delight to make, I have finished three so far with more in various stages of completion…


The above goodies are from Nicky, my special holiday treat from her. Aren’t they the sweetest? Thank you again Nicky…:o)

And Last but not least… Happy Valentines Day to my special Hubby!


Enjoy your day…