Today we went on a family road trip to Hastings Point, Northern New South Wales, with some retail therapy at Harbour Town on the way south. It was a lovely day out, the water was beautiful and blue and a family game of beach soccer was most enjoyable and a good way to work off our fish & chips devoured at lunch!
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
In the pouring rain we took a walk together and reflected on our 19 years of married life… the botanical gardens were as stunning today as they were in 1992 on Xmas Eve when we married….
…and the view from our room yesterday & last night at the Stamford Plaza Hotel Brisbane was equally timeless.
At Xmas time there is much to be thankful for but mostly I’m thankful for this time together and for the love of our two daughters.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Saturday was the last time for 2011 that we met for our monthly get-togethers.
There was food, fun and photos and as usual, quite a few laughs plus a gift swap.
Judging for the best Xmas outfit by Karen from The Quilters Store (thank you for the prizes to!) with most going to some last minute effort, complete with someone borrowing the Xmas Tree Skirt to wear!
A lovely fabric tree by Julie who brought along many Xmas items she has made over the years – I didn’t photograph them – doh!
Monday, November 7, 2011
A detour to Gatton’s Christmas in the Country Show on the way to retreat where there was a shopping frenzy going on!
Then to Retreat where the fun was about to really begin…
My friend Julie is always on hand to help with collecting a prop!
A wonderful show with many great ideas and SO much inspiration with all the demonstrations etc.
This is the booty I that came home with me, which my daughter helped me collect, including the Sew Ezi sewing table that I’ve had my eye on for some time.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Julie made me the smaller version for my birthday this year. Last weekend I made the pink version to also join me when I travel.
My family asked if it was a tissue box cover (with a zip?) and one daughter quipped that I’d entered my Grandma phase. What a Cheeky lot they are!
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
I can’t remember where I first saw this Christine Book (based on) pattern 10+ years ago when I first attempted patchwork’ but I was to become hooked. I’m so glad I was spurred on by my friend Tricia who introduced me to Craft Shows and all the right tools to do a much better job!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Hubby saw a story on TV last weekend about a little shop at Newstead called Dello Mano. He asked if I’d like to visit so today it was a date! Who says no to visiting a chocolate shop????
(sorry for the out of focus pic, my withdrawal tremors are triggered around chocolate!)
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
After being undecided as to how I would quilt my quilt top, I bit the bullet and sent my Spinning Charms Quilt to Koolkat Quilting in Toowoomba. Kathy at Koolkat suggested a couple of quilting designs,from which I chose ‘sticky buns’. Brenda from Widebacks emailed me several backing suggestions of which I liked Black Chrysanthemums on White. I bound it in a Black Homespun. Today was it’s first outing as my ‘show and tell’ to my monthly quilting meeting at The Quilters Store in Salisbury.
While at the The Quilters Store I purchased some Hobbs Iron-On Cotton Wadding which I look forward to trying out soon on a smaller quilt top.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
On this lovely long weekend while getting over the flu, I finished of a little quilt for my sister’s new baby boy and my first nephew who is already 3 months old. She doesn’t sew and therefore wouldn’t know the effort put in to make this but I started this tradition with the birth of my first niece and felt obliged to continue with….