Saturday, August 25, 2012

I'm still playing!!!

G'day. Well, as you can see, I am still playing with my new embroidery machine. After all I do have to get to know how to use it, don't I? Why spend all that money and just leave it sitting there. Doesn't matter that the house is overrun by dust and the garden has been neglected, but in fairness, it hasn't been that bad that hubby has to cook the meals and my paying job still has me there on my rostered days on. So all is not lost, yet!

Apologies for boring those of my followers that are not interested in sewing, but it is a big part of my life and it's nice to share. That's my story anyway and I am sticking with it. 

We are still in winter here in Australia and last Thursday in my part of this beautiful country, Mother Nature let us know it. Late afternoon saw a massive thunderstorm come through, the streets were awash with water, windscreen wipers on flat out, hail, you name it, we got it. Only lasted about twenty minutes or so, then magically the sun came out, the sky cleared and you would never have known that a few minutes earlier we were in the grip of a full force storm. 

I happened to look outside some time later and there was our boy laying in the garden bed near the back door, sunning himself, when only an hour or so beforehand he was hiding under one of the beds. What a good life he has.

Oh bye the way, I am still going to Weight Watchers and have now lost 17.1 kg. It was 17.7 last week, but I had been naughty and put on .6.The team leader is trying to get me more motivated and keeps telling me that she wants to be able to present me with a certificate when I lose 20kg. I should have been well past that mark by now, but I'm not and that's all there is to it. I was hoping to have 25kg off by the time I go to France next January and I will still keep trying. I haven't given up yet. 

I also apologise to my followers that have had trouble with the word verification, I didn't realise that it was on. I know that many of the blogs that I follow have it and it can sometimes be very frustrating trying to read the words, even with my glasses on, it is a struggle and after a few attempts, I have had to give up and not leave comments.I have turned mine off, at least I hope it's off!!

That's all for now. Take care. Liz...


  1. I do love your garden Liz with your wagon there in the background!
    And 17 kg is a big achievement! Lucky you going to France!!!

  2. hey Liz,
    that's a fantastic achievement, don't underestimate it! We got the storm, not as much rain as I thought there would be, lots of thunder and lightening...just as I was leaving work, mad dash to the car....oh and lots of wind!
    looks like you're having fun with that new machine...

  3. Hope you're still having fun with your machine. Keep up the good work with weight watchers - you're doing well.

  4. G'day, Liz,
    It's that you share about your new machine-- after all, it's not just the boys that love their toys! I've been looking at embroidery machines, too, and long arm quilt machines. I like the kind you have because it embroiders all by itself, right?

    Keep losing the weight, you are an inspiration to the rest of us :)