Friday, September 25, 2009


Whilst Gregdad and Kaitlyn are watching the football tonight I will be stitching another Christmas stocking.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Quick Trip

To Werribee in Victoria to visit with our son Josh. A whirlwind trip there and back in 5 days. I love these signs along the highways but as yet have never seen a Koala crossing.
A bit of stitching along the way. I usually get car sick but managed a few yo-yo's for an upcoming project.

The landscape changes dramatically along each stretch of highway. We think these are canola plantations

On our return journey we encounted some strange weather. Firstly a dust storm could not see much in front of us

Then the rain came for about half an hour

Then brilliant sunshine and blue skies

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Another Month almost over

Can you believe it the first month of Spring half way through. We certainly have had some very hot days so far hate to think what Summer is going to be like.
This is my Grand Daughter Kaitlyn. Last week at school she had a book review morning and they had to dress as a character from their favourite book and she chose Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. I am not at all into dress making but made the attempt to make the outfit for her. What would probably take a professional only a day or two... not me... took me almost 2 weeks. ( I don't do zips which was my biggest problem but survived it okay) Kaitlyn was thrilled and I was pleased at how she looked Had the hair curled for the occassion. Don't you love Toto in the basket.
Even painted and glittered the shoes. (the glitter doesn't show up too well in the photo) I even had to paint the socks the right colour blue. Everything looked just perfect

Have been busy with my BOM's wanting to get them finished early this month. Gail Pan has finished her collection and I am so thrilled with how these look when they are all put together. Gail has put up how to finish the quilt and her quilt looks stunning. Thanks Gail I really enjoyed doing these each month. Thank you also for your generosity in sharing these with everyone who has participated.
All of my nine blocks completed

The blocks from Bunny Hill designs are coming along as well still have three more from her to complete and her completed quilt is just as stunning. (What we can see at least).
Three more blocks to be added

I have loved doing Ellies Quiltplace calendar blocks although I will wait until I have them all completed for the months to be added
Nine of the twelve blocks. Not quite sure how I will put these together. I have a few plans floating around in my head.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Finally a new Computer

Seems such a long time since I have posted but with patience I waited for DH to come to the rescue and get me a new computer only took a month not too long in the scheme of things. So starting from yesterday Fathers Day I will work backwards to the end of or rather beginning of the last month. Love this photo we took Dad/Gregdad to Wisemans ferry for a picnic lunch it was an absolutley beautiful day. Here is DD Sheree, Gregdad and Granson Ryan.... I think they are trying to find a frog or something Had Grandparents Day at GD Kaitlyns School last Friday we had a lovely time together shared a cream bun for morning tea and then lunch after visiting her classroom.
The weekend before DH and I had to attend a funeral at Forster. This is the road we travelled.

That same weekend we took DH's little Standard 10 to an all British Day at Kingschool. He is very proud of his little car the only one of its' kind on the day. Sometimes I feel we are the reject as we sit on our own but there certainly is a lot of interest which makes DH very happy

I did get all of my last months Block of the Month blocks finished well before the end August but have not been able to post them for obvious reasons. Thanks to these talented craftspeople

This block from Gail Pan Designs

This block from Bunny Hill Designs

Lastly this block from Ellies Quilt Place

I posted a sneak peak of this tablerunner a little while back well now it is finished and my DD now has it. I made this for her as a Christmas tablerunner her Christmas decorations are blue, white and silver. I think it will look great on her lovely white dining table or dresser.

I made this little embroidery for a friend in England. She has not been very well so I thought a little Angel might lift her spirits