Saturday, June 19, 2010

Just Checking In !!

Howdy Blogger Friends,

Yep, it's been absolutely ages since I last posted (ummm, think it was Christmas ... ooops !!) ... but you will all be happy to know that I am still alive.

I've been browsing through your blogs, through Google Reader ... so please know that I haven't forgotten you all.

I also follow many of you on Facebook ... there aren't many of you anymore that aren't Facebookers, though. For those of you who aren't ... I am so sorry I haven't been in touch ... please know that I do think about you all regularly.

My world has been plodding along nicely. Haven't done any major 4WD trips this year. Haven't even done alot of camping (other than Christmas / New Year on the Murray River, near Cobram/Barooga ... and Easter at Buchan, exploring the Buchan Caves.) ... we have simply been enjoying life !!

We are all well, and fighting fit (oh, other than Winter colds ... but they are only minor). Baron was very ill back in April, spent a week in hospital ... but he's all better now, thank goodness.

Elisabeth (Chicky) is 16 years old now ... quite the young lady. She goes for her Learners Permit in a couple of weeks ... look out world, there will be a new driver on the road. Although, fortunately for us, she cannot drive alone until she turns 18, and has passed her driving test.

I have been attending a couple of classes this year, through the local U3A. One class, Creative Writing, is heaps of fun, and allows me to do plenty of short story and poetry writing ... I may just have to share some stuff I have written with you next time !! Another class, Beginners Patchwork, has got me back into sewing ... big time !! So far, I have made a bag, and a Quillow (pictures below) ... and am working on a sampler quilt (using aboriginal / indigenous fabrics), and a Stack & Slash quilt. It is heaps of fun, and at times, quite challenging !!

This is the handbag I made ... I was pleased with how it turned out !!

Another photo of the handbag

The front of the Quillow

The Quillow showing the back

The Quillow folded up into a pillow ... Quilt to Pillow, hence ... Quillow !!!

Ummm, what else can I tell you .... Oh yeah, Bambi is still a happy and healthy kitty cat ... she continues to get more and more cuddly (when we got her she was a very aloof cat ... we are gradually wearing that out of her !!). She seems to genuinely love us, and is forever wanting a pat and cuddle and a sleep on my lap. Nothing nicer than a cold winter's night, sitting in front of the telly, with a kitty curled up on your lap !!

Hmmm, I guess that's enough from me for now ... as usual, I hope to be back soon.

Sending love and best wishes to you all.

Take care,


Merle said...

Hi Connie ~~Lovely to see a post from you. But life is for living.
I absolutely love the handbag you made. It is beautiful.

Thank you for your kind words about my cousin - he will be missed as he was always such a happy guy.

I hope Baron is quite well now after his hospital trip. I am so glad you are all well and happy. I am too at present and the heaters are keeping me warm, Take care dear Connie - lovely to hear from you. Love, Merle.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Good to know you still blog as well as appear on Facebook, Connie. Hope you blog again soon.

Peter said...

Hi Connie, quite a surprise to see you bob up on my reader, our life span as bloggers seems to be 3 to 5 years!!!!!
Good to hear you are all well now.... what are heaters??? I have a quillow that I use as a granny rug about 6 times a year.. Oh the joy of Queensland in winter!!