Sunday, July 02, 2017

Warwick retreat......

How lovely to be at Glenrose Patchwork again with great girls for a fun few days......
Our sewing room......


Normally on arrival we have yummie scones waiting for us in the patchwork shop  but not this time......

Glenis was away so it was mud cake in the sewing room.....
I couldn't wait so this was my morning tea....


My room buddie this time was Norreen and she did spoil me with a cuppa in bed each morning.....
she is a keeper..... lol
Rose cottage .....



Lovely gardens to stroll through.....








A great shop.....


My naughty shopping in the craft shop.....


A couple of goodies from Canningtown craft shop 


Lovely gifts from Cheryl and Alison.....


Precious gifts from Norreen....



More shopping from a store in Warwick.....


Morning tea at Brysons which is sadly closing the cafe side of the business......
very sad......


Yes I did sew......
I love this table runner kit from Bayside Stitch Craft ......


I'm so pleased with this project and it fits in beautifully on the coffee table in the Grannie flat.....


I also made all the squares for this project......
so now they are all ready for the blanket stitching and crocheting.......


We usually have a group photo but it just didn't happen this time..... boohoooo
Thanks girls for a wonderful 3 days of laughter, eating, sewing and heaps of chatting.....

On our way home we stopped at a cafe in Boonah.....

Nor was happy for me to use this photo.... 
I did ask if she would like me to take a better one but she said "nup" all good.....



Thanks for the fun Nor.......

I have finished a little project since I got home......
it has been made for a little while but I didn't have enough crushed walnut shells to finish it but fortunately Glenrose had some so now it is finished.......

This is a Shiralee Stitches pattern "Cherish Pin Cushion" ......


Well that's it from me again......

Toodles.......




Friday, June 23, 2017

Mel's Birthday gifts.....

Mel's Birthday......

I made these gifts for Mel (DIL) she loves monkeys so that was an easy choice for fabric.....
unfortunately she is spending a lot of time in hospital so I thought toiletry and laundry bags would be just the thing.....
Mel is not well at all as she has lung cancer so are thoughts and love are with her......



We also gave her bright pretty flowers to try to brighten her day.....
Toodles.....

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday stitching at Nor's.....

We had a lovely day at Nor's for our get together.....
it got a bit chilly so we ended up inside......


Banana bread for morning tea.....
my stitching for the day.....


then moving on to this stitchery.....


Not a lot to tell today.....
Warwick retreat next week so hopefully lots to report....
Toodles.....



Friday, June 16, 2017

Just random stuff.....


We had a busy day on Thursday..... 
Doctor's appointments, shopping and lunch.....

I decided to buy myself a little gift.....
out with the old and in with the new, it has little Swarovski crystals where the numbers should be .....
adds a lovely sparkle to the time.....


Yummie Country Omelette ......


When we arrived home there was a parcel waiting for me....

yayyyy my blog book for 2016.....
I  was a bit late getting last years holiday posts up to date but I'm back on track now.....



It is so nice to sit and have a read with a cuppa....

I have also finished this cute little kit from

 Hatched and Patched called "Little Flower Needlebook"




I'm off now to have dinner.....

Toodles.....


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A little finish and an outing.....


I really enjoyed making this felt kit....
Santa's clothes line....


A lovely afternoon tea with Heather.....
The Lighthouse cafe just chatting and relaxing......


                            Pipple-toot.......

Friday, June 09, 2017

Tuesday girls out and about....


Well today we were off to the movies.......

 "The Pirates of the Caribbean "


I really enjoyed the movie...... fantastic.....

Naturally coffee and a bite to eat was next.....

Teresa....Sandi....
being naughty of course.....


 Nor and me..... we are the good sensible ones.....


Apple and date muffin with a Latte.....


I had a super day.......

Love these girls and the great times we have together.....

Thank you "my little girlie girls"

Toodles.......

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Pretty birthday flowers........

Pretty flowers make a big difference to the day.......

especially this day..... 8th June.....


Well I have decided to get on with this quilt..... 
I am machine blanket stitching (wash your mouth out with soap Helen) this one which is soooo unlike me but I just want to get it done and out of the way.....
OMG I was even sewing over a bit of dust.... 
that's how long it has been waiting.....
how terrible is that ?


Well this is a short and sweet post so I'm going to get back to it.....

Toodles......

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

A fun day......


This week we had  heaps of fun.....
Sandi had organised a fun scrap booking day for us, lots of giggling and being naughty.....
Our teacher...... Miss Sandi....


Sandi had put together quite a few little kits for us to make on the day.....




She had us working soooo hard that we forgot to have lunch......
so no photos of food this time.....

Thanks so much for a great day Sandi......

Toodles.....





Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday get together.....


We enjoyed our first get together at Nor's new house sadly Teresa wasn't able to be with us so being naughty girls we headed to a lovely cafe just down the road for morning tea.....


 This cheese cake was soooo yum....



We did go back to Nor's and did a bit of stitching......
Well you will just have to take my word for that as I forgot to take a photo of my stitching....

Thanks girls for another lovely day....

I have started preparing projects  that I will be taking to retreat at the end of this month.....

I bought this kit last year so it is all cut out and ready to sew.....
each block is crocheted around the outside and then joined together when they are finished....
so I did a practice run of one of the blocks.....


I'm sure I am going to enjoy this making this quilt (small).....

So it is Toodles from me again.....