28 July, 2014

What A Footy Match!

Edit:  You can read about it here and also listen to their coach, Peter Densley's interview.

 Yesterday Austin's team played their Yarrambat JFC Depression and Anxiety Awareness round match.
For the first time in 35 years, they played in a different colour. Blue for Beyond Blue which is 
the depression and anxiety support group.
 It was a hard fought match.
 The boys were playing in memory of our President, Craig.
Final score - Yarrambat 8 13 61 to Diamond Creek 9 6 60.

It was quite a controversial finish. We were 2 points ahead when DC kicked a point. The umpire called the ball back for a free kick. The player faked an injury so the ball was given to one of their better kickers, who then kicked a goal, putting DC ahead by 4 points and winning the game. The DC team all jumped around celebrating and the umpire noticed the "injured" player had had a miraculous recovery and disallowed the goal. The injured player was handed the ball and missed the goal, getting a point. I was time keeping and scoring and it got very confusing.
 In the rooms after the game. 

The match even made it to the 3AW Rumour File on the radio this morning! Their coach was on a little later talking about the game and it also made the 9 o'clock news!

Congratulations to the Under 17's team. 
You played a fantastic game.
I'm sure Craig would have been so proud of you.

26 July, 2014

Christmas In July For Pat!

I was partnered up with Pat (no blog) to send 
to for our Christmas in July swap. 
I made Pat this mini wall quilt.
The fabric had gold swirls. It turns out Pat loves a bit of bling and fabrics with gold on them. I must have known!
 Then there was a Christmas stitchery in a hoop.
 Finally, a decoration for Pat's tree 
(or anywhere she wants to hang it!).
I also added a mini reindeer stitchery kit
 in a cute little tin and some chocolate.

I'm so glad you liked your gifts, Pat. 
I really enjoyed making them for you.

25 July, 2014

Christmas in July From Michell!

 My parcel finally arrived today. It came all the way from New Zealand from Michell of Michell's Place
At least I didn't have that temptation to squeeze and shake the gifts while waiting for opening day.
I just ripped into carefully opened them straight away!
 First off was this sweet little reindeer. It's a bit hard to see but Michell has added tiny beads to the stars. It was only a couple of days ago I looked at this pattern thinking I would like to stitch it for myself. Now I don't have to.
 Then there was a lovely snowman mini quilt. It will be a nice addition to my Christmas mini quilt wall this year.
 Finally, a drawstring bag made in lovely fabric.
 Inside were some extra goodies. A cute Christmas fat quarter, 2 mini charm packs, a magnetic NZ note pad
and Breast Cancer Crusade pen.
 Thank you so much, Michell.
You have certainly spoilt me.
Thank you also to our super swap mama, Chez
for organising this fun swap.

23 July, 2014


Mitchell has been playing indoor cricket. Monday night I took him to his match. They thought they were playing a Preliminary Final but at the end of the match, the opposition informed them that it was the Grand Final!

One of the boys jokingly said "now we've won, we have to come back next week". That's when the opposition told them. We couldn't stop laughing. 
It was the most relaxed Grand Final they have ever played. 
They also found out they were in Division 1.

Our boys were 67 to 66 with one ball to bowl. 
Our bowler then bowled the batter out on the last ball. In indoor cricket, if you go out, you lose 5 runs. 
So the final score was 67 to 61.
Congratulations on the Grand Final win 
you didn't know you were playing, boys!

21 July, 2014

Tilda Swap For Claire

My partner in our Friends Having Fun Tilda Swap was Claire of Claire-Bear Quilts. Now that Claire has received her parcel, I can share what I sent her with you. 
I made Claire this wall hanging from a pattern in a Tilda book, Sew Pretty Christmas Homestyle. I searched the front yard to find the perfect stick to hang the quilt up with as it matched the hanging. In case you are wondering, no, I didn't mail the stick to Claire! I thought I took a photo of it hanging up but can't seem to find it.
It's a bit hard to see but the buttons are
made of mother of pearl.
Some lavender sachets made with pretty Tilda fabric. 
I added some chocolate and a sweet little butterfly.

I'm glad you liked your swap items, Claire.
I really enjoyed making this for you.

Thanks to Shez and Peg for this fun swap.