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Say a little prayer....

Hi all....
I have a bit of a favour to ask you all....I was wondering if you may, if you have the time, spare a thought , make a wish or say a little prayer for my brother, Mark...
He was involved in a horrible accident on his way to work on Tuesday morning when he was hit by a car that was trying to make a turn and beat the oncoming traffic.... The other driver was turning against the lights and ploughed into the the side of my brother at quite a speed...
Unfortunately Mark was on his motorbike at the time...
The impact saw Mark's leg all but severed below the knee...
To date he has faced one lengthy surgery to try to repair the leg..and is set to face many more...including the loss of 2-3 toes on his left foot due to unrepairable damage from being thrown from his bike from the impact...
We are now hoping, praying and crossing everything that the surgery is successful and he is able to keep his leg...and this is what I hope you will share in your thoughts...
He has quite a battle ahead…

Barrows and blooms....

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For months I have been reading everyone's posts and looking at pictures of their beautiful gardens.....loving them all...and drooling.....but too embarrassed to share pictures of mine as it was in dire need of a serious "spruce up".
Some years ago we had a beautiful neat garden (even held our wedding reception in our back yard!), however a large extension to the back of our house saw most of the manicured gardens removed and the venture into our own business seemed to swallow up what little time we had available, leaving us with no time to resurrect it.
This lack of time has seen our gardens (well...what was left of them) sadly neglected. I have for a long while wanted to get stuck into it, although as my hubby is always tied up with work it means little steps at a time as I would be doing most of it myself.
Finally I found myself in the position with a little time to get started on it but unfortunately I hit another snag....money has been tight over the past 12-18 months…

Ahhh...the romance of roses...

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What would your hubby say if your boyfriend gave you flowers???......
Well.... mine thought it was real sweet... (considering my boyfriend is only three years old....lol)
These flowers were presented to me by my little mate Archie who comes to visit me with his mum in the shop that I work at. He is very very cute and most charming and presented them with a "hello darlin'....these are for you!"....(way too cute!)
He is a little blonde hair, blue eyed cutie and inspires to be "Fireman Sam" when he gets older...
He has been known to shout an "I love you Chris" from the car window as they leave and there are always plenty of hugs and kisses blown during his visits....
Who said romance is dead....lol.....
Now how could a hubby ever be jealous of a boyfriend like that!!!....obviously he couldn't...but it couldn't hurt to take a few pointers.....(just sayin'.....lol)
'Til next time.... Chris x

Photos, photos and more photos...

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Well hello all of you out there in "blogland"....high time I updated mine with another post isn't it???
Well here it is.....(hope it is worth the wait...lol)
There is nothing I like more than a day out with a like-minded friend... hitting the antique stores... and that is precisely what I did yesterday with my friend Karen.

Like my blog posts ...IT HAS BEEN A WHILE!!!...as a matter of fact over three months since our last day out!!....on the 2nd July.

How do I possibly remember the date I hear you ask?...easy-peasy....this was the date on the lay-by docket for a lay-by that I placed on our last day out and had totally forgotten about collecting...until yesterday!
Not like me at all I know.....but we have had a series of issues over the last few months...two of which were being without my car for an extended period and the serious lack of spending money...lol...so days out have been non-existant and the furthest thing from my mind.
Anyways....enough of the "who-hah"…

My hubby hates trees....

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Well...not all trees...just MINE!...lol
I told you in my last post that I was going to try to get stuck into another craft project....
....well .... I had this idea...
I have some old table legs/bannisters in my craftshed and I have been looking at them and looking at them since I picked them up a few years back ...but wasn't certain exactly what I wanted to do with them..until I came up with this "great" idea! Well...it WAS great until I couldn't get my initial attempt to work...so I changed the goalpost and came up with an easier alternative...."as we do!"....(but I swear I will be having another attempt at the elusive "great idea"...lol)
I made a tree.... ...it's probably not very impressive as far as trees go ...but I really don't think it warranted the screwed up and disgusted face that hubby pulled when I showed it to him...followed by  the accompanying comment of "WHO on earth is going to want to buy THAT???"...I mean really was…

Dusted off the "old girl" and actually got some sewing done...

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Well hiya all.... You can probably guess by my BLOG title that I did actually manage to get some sewing done as planned ...yippee!
I have a gazillion projects in my head that I want to get through, but this is what I managed to come up with this week....
Firstly a little prairie dress on a manequin for my Little House Primitives website...
(Thankyou ...this is already SOLD)
...and for my Countin' Crows Primitives website I came up with these gals... "Springtime Annie"
....and  "Winter Annie"
Not too bad for a days work if I do say so myself....lol
Well that's it from me...for this time. I'm off to get some orders packed and invoiced and then it's onto getting our dreaded business tax done for this quarter....eeek!
....wish me luck Until next time... Chris x

A rainy day afternoon at home...

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No work for me today or for the rest of the week as a matter of fact...
The antiques store I work for is in the process of changing hands and my days have been reduced from 3 a week to one day a week.....no matter though as I have more work lined up in the short term and I have been told that my days will be likely to increase again in the near future....
As I said...no matter as it is giving me some well earned "me" time to do whatever I want!!!....Well that's easier said than done in view of the nasty weather we have been experiencing for the last few days...
There is little that I can do pottering around the house (would love to get suck into the garden...or some more painting but this weather is only good for ducks...and this little black duck ain't gunna garden out in the pouring rain...lol)
....so guess what I did this afternoon????
Yep...you'll never believe it....I actually got some crafting done!!!...I know ...I hear ya Jackie...you had best sit down before y…

Another nice day out...

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Hi there one and all...I hope everyone is keeping well and surviving the nasty weather we have been having (for non-aussie readers...it's winter over here and we have been having lots of rain and wind and rain and rain and rain....lol)
This past Saturday I was  lucky enough to share a lovely day out with my dear friend Karen. We had been invited to Rick Rutherford's Christmas In July event at 3pm in his store at Lawson in the Blue Mountains, so we decided to do what we do best and make a day of it...visiting our favourite antique shops on the way up.

Well I have to say I was quite a good girl and minded my pennies a bit more carefully than usual, but did end up splurging on a pair of delightful little shoes that I have been eyeing off at one of the stores for quite some time. (it did help make my decision to get them easier when the shopkeeper discounted them considerably...lol).

Anyways...I thought I would share a few piccies with you... of my goodies
Those of you who know me wel…

OMG, OMG, OMG!!!....I just had to share this with y'all !!!

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Great news here!!!!....so good that I HAD to share it!

You may recall reading my last post about hubby and I having decided to sell our home...a decision that niether of us were comfortable with...and one that we thought was the only way around things.

Well ...after much consideration and some more real soul searching we have decided to struggle it out for another 12 months and look at refinancing wih a view to getting a lower interest rate. After sitting down and discussing it again we decided that we would be losing a considerable amount just on the fees to sell and buy again so we are going to look at refinancing and consolidating a few debts instead to make things a bit easier to manage.

OMG....I thought we were doomed to have to give it all up. Although the thought of starting again with my decorating was a little light at the end of the tunnel.....I cannot tell you how relieved I feel that we now do not have to do it. No more waking up ill just at the thought of it and no more pani…