Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Free Blocks of the Month

I have decided to join in on the fun of doing some free BOM's. These designers are just so generous in giving us crafters the opportunity to do some beautiful blocks and hopefully end up with a lovely wall quilt at the end of the year. So thank you to Anne Sutton "Bunny Hill" designs, Ellie at and Gail Pan designs. Here are my blocks finished for January.

"A Tisket a Tasket" www.bunnyhilldesigns

January block (I will add the month later as we don't have snow here in Australia in January) I will use this as one of the Winter blocks.
"A Christmas Wish" from www.gailpandesigns


January 2009 has come and almost gone. Straight after Christmas DH and I set out on our caravaning holiday firstly heading for Parkes then Cobar, Broken Hill, Mildura, Swan Hill, Echuka up to Goobaragandra then Bowral and finally home. We travelled over 3000 km's in 14 days and had a really great time. Temperatures changed from 16 at Broken Hill to 43 at Swan Hill. We were able to meet up with our son Joshua and meet his new girlfriend Lisa and her sweet daughter Monique. We spent 2 days with them in Echuka it was lovely to meet up with them.

Joshua, Lisa and Monique.

Son Joshua and DH Greg.

After leaving Joshua we headed to Goobaragandra 28 k's out of Tumut we have friends there, they own the "Elm Grove Mountain Retreat" what a beautiful place so lush and green compared to what we had seen out on the country roads very dry and dusty.we stayed for 2 days and enjoyed the company of Rhonda and Blair.

We enjoyed a hearty barbeque
The creek runs through the retreat and we were able to park our van right at the waters edge. It certainly is heaven on earth at this beautiful place.

These last few photos are just the opposite to those above showing the dryness of our vast country not much life around only a few cows here and there.
Many of the roads we travelled were long straight roads not much vegetation or life.

I recieved some wonderful Christmas gifts from family and friends but the pin cushion pictured was my favourite. My Daughter Sheree bid for it on e-bay on "Charming Designs" etsy way back in July or August she told me she did not get it. I was disappointed at the time so you can imagine my surprise when I received it for Christmas. Isn't it just so cute. I love it.

This is a table runner I started before Christmas I hope to get it finished for this year only the binding to do so I think I will achieve this.