Saturday, March 14, 2015

Danielle's Presentation Ball

Last night we attended our beautiful granddaughters Deb Ball

For a  time it did not look like she would make it as she spent the previous two days in hospital with suspected appendix problems
After some tears she was allowed out for the night
She was still in some pain but got through the night

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

LGS 2015

What a great weekend in Brisbane
A special designer Love her work

No need to introduce Shez and the sneaky one in the back

The lovely Wendy
The wonderful Nutters

The Naked Bar
My extra special room mate
With the delightful Gail and Geniene

Special Swap Mama
Fiona who I know does the loveliest quilting
So special to meet some of these lovely ladies for the first time and equally special to catch up with others
All I can say is lucky I took some photos with me in them or no one would have realised I was even there

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Initial Heart Finally Got There

After some delay my Initial Heart found it's way to Bobbie of
She said she liked what I sent so that makes me happy
This morning Iam on Op Shop duty so best get myself moving

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Friday night with Wendy

Thanks Wendy for hosting what was for me a very productive night.
I completed these stitcherys while away in the caravan last week
Last night they became shoe bags
My DD liked my shoe bag but said she didn't want one with a poxy shoe, so I hope she likes her boot
Also made one for my GD and one for the present box
Off to see what others got up to last night

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Initial Heart

Returned home from a short break in our caravan to find this beautiful heart waiting for me
Unfortunately I have no idea who sent it as the card, which was also beautifully made was blank
A return address on the envelope tells me it came from Newtown in Qld
I do hope my partner will identify herself as I love to get to know my swap partners
Anyway A BIG thank you I love it. My favourite colour too
I managed a bit of stitching while away. They will be used in future projects
Also got to do some Op Shopping and was delighted with the fabric I found Over 6 metres for $10.00 Bargain

Sunday, February 1, 2015

We are Off

Tomorrow we are off on a little trip up the coast
Van is packed and ready to go
If you are my Valentine swap partner and you do not get a thank you from me you will know why
Look forward to catching up with every one when we return in about a fortnight

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Second Finish for 2015

Last night I sewed along with Wendy and friends for 2015s first FNSI and what fun it was to see you all again
I had the blocks done for this runner so last night put it together and got it finished
Been helping hubby net the fruit trees today, then I  walked the dog to get the mail
Didn,t have time to get it yesterday
First time in my life I have been "spoken too" by a policeman
Naughty girl
A new restaurant opened in our little town about 18 months ago
Quite trendy and popular with visitors
You can sit outside and drink your coffee
Trouble is our footpath is very narrow and between the stool they put along one wall and tables next to the street, it does not leave much room to walk between and when there are four big dogs tied to the table legs my little dog refuses to walk there She has been attacked by big dogs on several occasions, so I find it easier to walk on the edge of the road
Mr Policeman was not impressed
Gave me a big toot from behind then shook his finger at me
I walked up to his car window and asked him where he wanted me to walk since I could not walk on the path
Don't think he expected me to say any thing Told me" well you cant walk on the road" and why couldn't I walk on the path I told him to take a look and he told me to be aware then drove off and did a U turn and went back where he came from
Mind you there was a car parked across the disabled parking spot, loading a bed on his ute
When he saw me being spoken to he drove away very quickly and did not secure his load
I was not impressed and Mr policeman did not see him as he drove past
My whinge for today

Monday, January 19, 2015

No More a UFO

My GD came over tonight and sorted me out re the photos
Have been working on this quilt for many years
No idea why I never finished it because I really like it
So happy with the way it turned out
Now I am up to date with my UFO's
What to start on next?

Saturday, January 17, 2015

I need Help

But this is nothing new when it comes to computers
Recently I asked my GD to print off a Facebook photo for me
I don't know what she did but now I cannot get photos to load on my Blog or Facebook page
I usually just press link then " my pictures" then the photos open up and I upload
Now a folder appears showing two photos and that is as far as I can go Can any one help me please
My GD has gotten herself a part time job and I do not get to see her much at present and what is a Blog post without photos?
I have a couple of finishes to show
Would be most grate full for any advice

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year

I think I have lost a year some where
Honestly I do not know where 2014 went
Iam sadly lacking in motivation at the moment. Seems to happen to me every year at this time
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that 2015 will be kind to you
We had a lovely family Christmas
Actually went out for Christmas lunch to the local club Have to say it was lovely. No one had to do any thing. First time we have done that
No sewing to show Hope my Mojo comes back soon
I did recycle all of my old Christmas cards prior to Christmas
I hate computers!!
Trying to upload a photo Just will not co operate

Monday, December 22, 2014

What I sent in the Santa Sack Swap

Just realised I did not show what I sent to Kerrie in the Santa Sack swap

There were a few other things as well but I must have forgotten to photo graph them

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Last FNSI for 2014

Once again stitched along with Wendy and the girls for our last get together for the year
Sometimes the best laid plans go astray and like Wendy I got called out for a while, so did not get as much done as I hoped
Hope all is good Wendy
Our local Publican rang to say no one had turned up to do the Pub Friday night raffle so I went and sold tickets in aid of the local Hospital
Came home and did some quilting on my nearly finished UFO quilt
Love this quilt so do not know why I have taken so many years to get to it
I usually do not have UFOS
Thanks Wendy for a lovely year of get togethers

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Opening Day

Well today was the day we have been waiting for with much anticipation
The day our lovely swap Mumma Cheryll said we could open our gifts in the Santa Sack Swap
My gifts came from Kerrie of Channel Bank Creations
All of my beautiful gifts

A close up of my folder cover MM Recipes I think

Beautifully appliqued tea towel. a skinny pin cushion(which I had admired on her Blog) A purse pattern and a lovely scarf There was also a beautiful mug and a lace hanky
Soap and another tea towel

Thankyou so much Kerrie Love it all

Thursday, December 11, 2014


My Santa Sack gifts have arrived
Thank you Kerrie....Channel Bank Creations
Cheryll will announce opening day on Monday
Woo Hoo

Sunday, December 7, 2014


I was away with my sister  Friday night
We had a funeral for a very dear friend, so we stayed overnight in a motel
It was a very stormy weekend in Mansfield. Got wet going into the church, than again at the cemetery,
Max was one of the horsemen in the Man From Snowy River movies. His funeral procession was led by four  men on horse back A very fitting tribute.
I finished the stitching on this hanger in our motel room and sewed it last night at home
Off to see what everyone else got up to now

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Another FNSI has come and gone

Last night I again joined Wendy and the girls for a productive night of stitching
So nice to have the company
I have been stitching these little blocks this past week and last night completed the last one and put them together
I think this will be my Kris Kringle gift for my patchwork group
I sent off my Santa Sack gifts this week
I hope Kerrie likes what I have sent

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Iam still here

It has been a while since I have posted, I have been reading Blogs but not commenting, so rest assured Iam keeping up with your happenings
Made an Advent calendar for a friends little girls
Handed it over today in case I do not see them before Dec 1, which is coming around very quickly
Trying to get some work done in the garden Our weather has been very changeable, so grabbing the chance when it is good. So windy. My roses have been lovely but the wind is playing havoc
Hubbys brother passed away yesterday Funeral is on Friday which is also my darling daughters birthday, so it will be a hard day for me.
Feeling quite emotional as this day approaches

Saturday, October 18, 2014

FNSI and help me Please

Once again, last night I enjoyed, well maybe not enjoyed,  got frustrated is probably more apt,when I joined Wendy and friends for another Friday night get together
I prepared this block for applique and once again my applifex would not stick, hence the pins
So annoying
Please How do you store your fusible web and for how long?
I must be doing something wrong
This particular brand came with the assurance it would not separate
Well guess what? It did
Any advice would be appreciated
Will probably not get back to see what the rest of you got up to until tomorrow
Going partying tonight

Friday, October 10, 2014

Summer Mini

My beautiful Summer mini arrived this week Made by the lovely Anthea of Hibiscus Stitches it is lovely and summery and you cannot see in the  photo but it is adorned with beads
There were a few other gifts included "to keep me cool this summer
Thank you Anthea and  a big Thanks to our wonderful

 swap Mumma Cheryll
She does such a great job of organizing these swaps

Saturday, October 4, 2014

I' ve got the blues FNwf

I started yesterday off with the blues
For reasons I won't go into Iam feeling very used at the moment
I told Hubby to keep away and I was having a sewing day(he is not the one giving me the blues)
I did some chain piecing on an I spy quilt

Then I used more of my stitcheries and made another table runner for a gift for a friends birthday
I was a little cheered sewing along with Cheryll and the girls for our monthly sew in
My friend has just left She bought around some happy food
Wine Chips and chocolate
If that doesn't brighten me up I don't know what will
Thanks Cheryll for another lovely evening