Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday naughtiness......Miss Matty's Parlour


Tuesday's naughty food.....

the only good for you food is the melting moments.....
but the others taste better, I didn't have any naughty food.....
I'm such a good girl.....


Not much stitching done..... tooooo much laughing

"Miss Matty's Parlour" hexies done today


Our photo shoot for the No Fuss Swappers next swap.....
the last one for this year.....

"Bah Humbug" swap
if you are looking for a simple, easy, cheap swap then this one is for you so pop over here
and join in the fun.


I have also finished the  centre section of  "Miss Matty's Parlour" quilt

so it will be onward and upward for this project now......


It's time for me to begin planning and maybe joining some hexies together for this wonderful quilt.
This is only a rough idea......


Yep it's that time again to say......

Toodles





Sunday, September 18, 2016

A Splendid morning ..... a swap and out on my own.....

I had a "Splendid" morning today even though the weather was a little overcast and rainy.....
I caught up on these 2 blocks......
Block 61



Block 62



Once again I added a few dollars to my "mistake tin" ..... 

I'm still doing silly things so the money is adding up..... lol

Block 60

I made this one earlier....


My quilt will be very scrappy as you can tell from all my blocks, I'm only using fabric from my stash so I guess you could call it a memory quilt as well.

All my blocks so far.....


There are a couple there that I'm not happy with my fabric choice so I will see at the end of this journey if I take them out.

I enjoyed another great swap from our "No Fuss Swappers" blog, this one was

"Road Trip"

These are the gifts I received from Julie.....


Lovely ..... thanks so much Julie.... they are great.



My parcel was sent to Cheryl.....


Cheryl's favourite colour is red so that made it easy to put together.
So glad that Cheryl liked her gifts.


I enjoyed this morning tea when I was out and about all by myself......
seemed really odd without the Tuesday girls there.....

No craft shopping though just clothes and undies for a trip I'm going on very very soon.....
more on that later....


Well that's it for me today so as usual.....

Toodles



Sunday, September 11, 2016

Great night out.....


First things first..... dinner at the Pancake Manor


Sandi..... The Knight....Susan and me

Wayne (Sandi's hubby) was our Photographer.....


On the way to the Tivoli we saw this very pretty tree so naturally I needed a photo.....

Yes it was raining but it did look fantastic.




What a terrific toe tapping.... hand clapping night out last night..... loved it.

They were such a fantastic group, if you ever get the chance to see them.....
go for it you won't be disappointed.

Brisbane.....


I hadn't been to this venue before, it is a fabulous old building.....
one doesn't usually take photos of the bathroom but I just couldn't resist.


So after sore hands from clapping and dry throats from singing we headed home.

Thanks Sandi and Wayne for a great night.

So it's toodles again......






Thursday, September 08, 2016

A happy but sad goodbye....... a little splendid......


Our beautiful Corinne (g/daugther) who has been living with us for the past 3 1/2 years is now on a wonderful adventure..... she has moved to Japan to live and work for 18 months or so.
I will miss her sooooo much but I am excited for her as well.
It is so easy to keep in touch these days even though she is so far away and I know that there might be a little holiday to visit her in the new year......







Miss you heaps.....
gosh she has only been away a little over a week.....
silly aren't I ?

Splendid Sampler

Block 51 ..... Coneflower


Block 53....Whirling In Circles


Block 54...... Shell


Block 56.....At Home Anywhere


Block 57.... Starting Point


Block 58..... Homeward Bound

I used a Japanese range of fabric for this block......
Hopefully it won't be tooooo long until Corinne will return from Japan.


Blcok 59..... Circle of Friendship

I used pretty cheerful fabric for this block as it reminded me of my friends.....


That's it folks

Toodles......

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Tuesday girls at it again.....


Well Tuesday is with us again and are we stitching...... of course

But we did slip out for a little morning tea at a new cafe in our area....


Teresa's drink.......

Sandi had a baby one but I forgot to take a photo of it.....


I had a coffee and a Raw Treat..... small but tasty and healthy as well.....


Then back to my place to continue stitching, laughing, chatting.....

Toodles.....



Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tuesday catch up and a bit of Splendid......


Our lovely Tuesday girl "Teresa" left us to go on holiday to the top end of Australia.......
 and look at this beautiful piece of fabric, what a wonderful colour.
The necklace is just beaut as well.....
Thanks so much Teresa, I love them....
Ohhh I do love pressies.....


A little stitching went on but we had to hear all about Teresa's holiday.....
Miss Matty's Parlour hexies.....


I had a little outing with Sandi and of course the only photo I have is food......


Tuesday this week .....

Oooooops  I was supposed to be in charge of morning tea so I quickly made this Banana bread while they were here.....just as well it was at my place.....
It was yummie too.....
I did stitch not that you can tell from all these food photos......



Now to a bit of serious stuff.....

The Splendid Sampler.....

Block 44



 Block 46


Block 48


Block 49


Block 50


 I'm adding money to my mistake tin which good or maybe not so good......
depends on how you look at it.....lol

Well that's it for today.....

Toodles.....




Thursday, August 11, 2016

Exciting times at the EKKA

QLD Mounted Police unit at the EKKA.....

The Govenor's Escort 
5th August 2016



Please don't ask me which rider is my Heather as I don't know but she is there..... lol.....

She is on patrol at the EKKA this year as well......

Her daughter's June and Corinne went to see her ride and compete.....

Her horse "Idol" is a big boy 17.3 hands....




Heather loves this boy......


On Monday they had the Mounted Units games.....
an interesting view from the rider..... love it....


These 2 cuties June and Corinne went to see Mum ride....
and have fun of course....


Great photo....