I am a wife, mother, granny and contented woman who is living the retired life in Gippsland.  I formerly lived in Canberra and was born in Scotland.

This blog is a place for me to share my knitting, sewing, framing, cycling, thoughts on books and aspects of life in East Gippsland and my travels.

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  1. Dear Heather, I’ve just awarded you the 7×7 Link Award: http://lornastearoomdelights.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/awards-galore/
    I’ve broken the rules but if you would like to receive the award and pass it on properly, please see here: http://megtraveling.com/2012/03/09/7×7-link-award/

    1. suth2 says:

      Hi Lorna, Thank you for the nomination of the award. I will decline at the moment.

      1. No problem, I just wanted to thank you for your lovely blog.

  2. Kelly says:

    I’ve nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger award, congratulations! You deserve it – hope you won’t decline 🙂

  3. Contentment is a wonderful gift! And living the creative life only adds to it … =D

  4. tartanpants says:

    Hi! Just to let you know that I have nominated you for The Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award! Not sure if you got a pingback from my blog yesterday, so thought I better notify you! Hope you had a lovely Christmas. Yvonne xx

    1. suth2 says:

      Thank you Yvonne. I didn’t get the ping back so thanks for putting it in the comments. Greatly appreciated.

      1. tartanpants says:

        It’s a pleasure! I hope you have had a lovely New Year x

  5. sarasinart says:

    You have an interesting looking blog. Thanks for following mine!

  6. tartanpants says:

    Hi! Just in case pingbacks don’t work, I have nominated you for an award – see today’s post xx

    1. suth2 says:

      Thank you so much. That was very kind of you.

  7. I’m enjoying your blog so much I have nominated you for two awards: One Lovely Blog and Very Inspiring blogger. http://oldmarion.wordpress.com/ thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    1. suth2 says:

      Thank you for nominating me for two awards. I appreciate your kindness but I will decline the award at the moment.
      Thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate the comments you make. It is always good to get feedback on what you do. Adults, as well as children, thrive on praise.

  8. thank you for the follow 🙂 *Brigid

  9. techchallengedmillenial says:

    Sear Heather, My name is Lidia Medina and I am with the World Spa & Travel magazine’s marketing team. World Spa & Travel is a luxury travel magazine devoted to bringing our readers & new refreshing content while building a community of like-minded individuals. Our company launched a blog this week! I came across your blog and loved it! I was wondering if you were interested in writing some blog posts depending on your availability. Our website is http://www.theworldspa.com and the blog is under “Travel Network”. Feel free to message me any questions!

    All the best,


  10. have just nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award! If you would like to accept, take a look here: http://thecraftypioneer.com/2013/10/06/super-sweet-blogging-award/ – no pressure, feel free to just take as a complement from one who enjoys visiting your site!

    1. suth2 says:

      Thank you so much for the nomination. I will not accept but I certainly appreciate the compliment.

  11. Lorraine Proctor says:

    Hi, Heather, I am a nana from Trafalgar, the small town you must pass through on the way home from Melbourne. I quilt (in Warragul Quilters), am attempting to write a novel set in 1888’s Marvellous Melbourne and read voraciously. I found you because I’m looking at overlockers online. I don’t blog and usually don’t comment on blogs so am intrigued by those nominations for awards. Are they some sort of circular thing? They look a touch suss to me but not sure why. I will give some of the novels on that historical fiction reading challenge a go, so thanks for alerting me to it. All the best with the sewing, reading and life in beautiful Gippsland, Lorraine

    1. suth2 says:

      Hi Lorraine,
      Thank you so much for your comment. It is nice to meet an other Gippslander online. Your comment about the awards is perceptive and the very reason I haven’t accepted them.
      Glad to hear you are going to try some of the books on my historical fiction challenge.
      You sound like a similar character to me except there is no way I would attempt to write a book. I hope you are successful in your endeavour.
      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my blog. I really appreciate it. Heather

  12. Miriam says:

    Hi, so happy to stumble onto your blog. I’m a wife, mother, woman who hails originally from Sale so I know Metung well! Many outings there when I was growing up. Love what I have seen on your blog so far. Stay happy and content! 🙂

    1. suth2 says:

      Hi Miriam, Thank you for checking out my blog. I used to blog really regularly but now not so much. I am trying to get back into a more regular pattern now that we are back from holiday. Heather

      1. Miriam says:

        Good luck with it all Heather. Lovely to connect.

  13. bookgrrl says:

    Hope you’re ok with the fires. Take care x

    1. suth2 says:

      Thank you for your thoughts. We evacuated to my sister in law’s and will stay there until the situation is safe.

  14. reading cookbooks says:

    Getting very worried about your situation there. In our prayers all the time, and there is a bed available here in NZ if needed.

    1. suth2 says:

      Thank you so much for your comment. We evacuated to my sister in law’s and will stay there until the danger is over.

    2. suth2 says:

      In my muddled state I neglected to thank you for the offer of a bed. That is so very kind of you. We are fortunate to have family who are not in the bushfire areas at the moment so we have relied on them but I would still like to thank you for your kind offer.

  15. eremophila says:

    Thinking of you in these terrible times, and hoping you are safe.

    1. suth2 says:

      Thank you for your thoughts. We are safe at the moment.

  16. Marita Gallomaine says:

    Hello Heather,
    I have been following your blog for a little while now. I don’t even remember how I came across it except that I was researching for my future home.
    I’ve purchased a sml block of land on Rosherville Rd. It will be a couple of years before we move to your lovely town but we live close enough to visit each weekend (outside of lockdown)
    I was especially interested in your dry river bed as our block has a dam on it that was recently filled in. I don’t know how long ago this happened but with all of the recent rain the area is pretty water logged. Hopefully it won’t pose a future problem when building. I plan on putting something similar to your dry river bed on the block to hopefully control the wet area but also utilise the water.
    Your Blog has been interesting from socks to native Orchids. I’ve enjoyed the small reads.
    Take care during this new world we live in. Regards M

    1. suth2 says:

      Hi Marita,
      So lovely to hear that you will be moving to Metung. Welcome to the community. I know Rosherville Road well as it is on my way to my cycling buddies.
      The dry river bed we have, albeit on a very small scale, certainly helps with water drainage when we have sudden downpours of rain.
      Thank you for checking out my blog. I don’t write posts as often as I used to but still post now and then.
      I look forward to hearing from you when you eventually move to Metung.

  17. Julianne says:

    Hi there!
    Sorry that this is so out of the blue, but I’ve just seen you’re blog post from August 23, 2013 where you mention a picture book about a grandmother who did cartwheels but you didn’t remember the title. I think I may have read this book as a child and I’ve been looking to find what it was called and the author for years but have had no luck no matter how much Googling I do. I was just wondering if there was any possibility that you might know anyone who could remember what it was called or perhaps even if you yourself might remember now?
    I know it’s a stretch but I’m trying anything I can think of to find this book so any help would be greatly appreciated, although please don’t feel at all obligated to take any time to look for it!
    I hope you’re staying safe and are doing ok with everything happening in the world at the moment, have an amazing day!
    Thank you so much!

    1. suth2 says:

      Hi Julianne. I am on your case. I will ask my daughters as one of them might remember it. Hope you are staying safe too.

      1. Julianne says:

        Thank you so much, I really appreciate it!

        1. suth2 says:

          Hi again Julianne.
          I have asked my daughters and my elder daughter says she has the copy she had when she was a toddler. She couldn’t remember the title of the book. She is not at home at the moment but when she returns home she will take a photo of the cover and send it to me. You will eventually get a result to your search. I will send it to you as soon as I receive it. It will probably be next week sometime.

          1. Julianne says:

            Hi Heather,
            Thank you so much for taking the time for me, it’s so kind of you and your daughter!

            1. suth2 says:

              Hi again Julianne,
              My daughter has sent me photos of the book which I will put on a blog post today. Hope this helps.

  18. JazzCookie says:

    Greetings Granny from across the pond, well one pond or another. I’m in Oregon in the wild west! I found your site when I googled “new shoes song” and lo, there you were and there it was. I’m an old lady these days (a Grammy to my flock) but have never forgotten that rhyme from my grade school years. Amazing what we remember when we can’t remember where we parked the car!!!

    Thanks for the rhyme. I wish you all good things as we wander through these late days of our lives.

    Blessings to you and yours.

    Molly Larson Cook, Oregon

    1. suth2 says:

      Hi Molly,
      Thank you for making contact. So nice to hear from someone on the other side of the world. Glad my post gave some joy to you.
      I loved your comment about the things we remember and how we can’t remember where we parked the car.
      Best wishes to you.

  19. Heidi Barragan says:

    Hi, thank you for the great info on yogurt making. I too have this vintage yogurt machine which I inherited but sadly it doesn’t come with any instructions and I haven’t been able to find any during my Google search. I am a novice at yogurt making but after reading your post I am encouraged to try it even though I have been terrified at giving it a go especially since I don’t have any reference on how to use this machine. Do u know where I cud get the instruction manual? Mine looks exactly like yours.
    Thank you kindly,
    Lhbarragan @yahoo.com

    1. suth2 says:

      Hi Heidi,
      One of the folk who commented on the yoghurt post sent this link to the recipe booklet. I hope this helps. http://www.decor.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/m9518_v1_dairyo-delights_recipe.pdf
      The instructions are very easy to follow. I hope you have success.

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