2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


Quilt in the making (2)

I am busy putting  the squares together to form strips.

The panel in the middle


The top three squares


Two squares for the left hand side


I still have to put the right side together and also the bottom strip of squares.

This just gives you the idea of what is happening every day!

Quilt in the making

Making a quilt is easy if you know how!

I decided on December 18, 2012  t0  start my next quilt.

I still had the material from this years  Shop Hop.

In February we are having our Quilt Festival and you can only enter two quilts.

Here is the first square in the making.

First all the pieces of material


Measure and cut the pieces.


Work them together.


And there you go

the finished square


The first one was the red one

second one is the same but in black.



Cee’s fun photo Challenge: 2012 best people or animal

This week your challenge is to show off a few photographs from 2012 of People and Animals!

I know that I have posted this before…it’ is just too cute.

This week and next week the Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge will be all about the photos you have taken in 2012.  This week I want to see your best shots of people and animals.   Have fun with this challenge!  I hope everyone has a joyful and prosperous New Year filled with love and happiness.

Next week your challenge will be 2012 nature photographs.

So lets show off some of your own photos that have been taken in 2012 of people or animals.  ENJOY!!!

How It Works?

  1. Most weeks I will come up with a topic and along with a tip on how to take a better photo.  Feel free to write me with things you want to learn about.
  2. Go through you photo archives and see what photos you have that fits the current week’s challenge, or better yet grab you camera and take a new photo!
  3. ENJOY and have FUN.

Create a Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge post

  1. Then add a link to your blog in my comment box.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos and post, title your blog post “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge” tag.
  3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.

Please check out my Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge to check out more of what this challenge is about.  Please check our my new Foto Gallery Page that feature just the photographs that I have used for these challenges.

That is what Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is about.




He has some dear friends!



Jack is Trompie’s best, best friend.

They visit each other nearly every day and

Love each others company.

Then there is



Luigi does not really play with Trompie but

they still love each other.

Then there is another favorite!



Trompie and Molly always have a ball together.


Community garden today and 4 weeks ago

Wow, I have to say everything grows in this warm weather. We had some real hot days in the beginning of the week. Since yesterday it is cloudy and we had rain off and on.

I went to the community vegetable garden today for my hours weeding. I remembered to take my camera with me to take photos and compare it with the ones I have taken on the 23 November 2012( 4 weeks back)

The two beds at the back on the 23 November 2012

No potatoes, No other plants.


Today 28 December 2012.

Look at the potatoes on the right and tomatoes on the left

in the beds at the back.

Front beds are also ready for planting.


The next photo was also taken on the 23 November 2012.


Today 28 December 2012 and everything is growing like mad.


Wet morning walk! One hour in Trompie’s life

This morning was a lovely rainy morning when we had our early walk.

Coming back inside I first have to wait till  I am dried of a bit before I can run around inside.

Here I am with my wet face!


Nice shake out!


This is a nice wet one!


My Mummy picks up my front legs to dry them because her back is old and

doesn’ want to bend forwards or down too much!Ha ha!



What are you looking at!

I’m waiting for the hair dryer.

I love it when Mummy dries me with it, it is so warm and nice.