Sunday, May 21, 2017

Another enjoyable day with ......

the Sunday Stitchers......

My goodness they do look quiet but there was plenty of laughing and chatting.....


The Birthday Girls for this month.....

Tatyana and Maria.....


Show and Tell.....
Marilyn's wonderful Sewing Basket.....



Tatyana's lovely bracelet......


and my 2 finishes for me........
I have had this panel for sometime (long time actually) ......
a gift from Sandi.....
now I am happy to say it is proudly hanging in my play house kitchen (grannie flat)......


I bought this bookmark in a beautiful lace shop in Venice last year.....
but not being much of a reader apart from craft patterns I didn't really know what to do with it so it sat in the cupboard which is such a waste for something so lovely.....
now it is hanging in my sewing room and looks very pretty.....


Thanks ladies for a fun day.....

so once again it is  toodles from me..........

Monday, May 15, 2017

A few small finishes....


A Splendid Mistake becomes a comfy cushion.....
this was one of the blocks from the Splendid Sampler quilt, I made a mistake in the printing so the block was tooooo small so had to remake it......


This is one of the kits I bought at Hatched and Patched on our Bathurst trip.....

Maisy's Flowers Pincushion.....


"Christmas Bon Bon" 
pattern by Hatched and Hatched....


"A Spent Sewing" 
pattern by Lynette Anderson.....


How good do these coffee's look ?
We went to a hobbie shop for Gavan today and of course we needed coffee.....


I love this one...... this is so clever......


Well that is it again......

so toodles.......


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

 I had the best day on Sunday.....
The weather wasn't the best so our plans changed....
we were going out to a cafe garden nursery morning tea but the weather wasn't the best so our plans changed and we stayed home.......
Liz and Clayton brought this wonderful cake.... made by the cafe that Clayton works for.....
It was sooooo yum


Clayton serving the cake......


Heather and Sylvio gave me a photo book of our trip from last year and the large photo was taken at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant 58......
wonderful memories of our time together.....
love them....


Rob arrived late in the day with these lovely melts for my burner and such a cute teddy bear with mug....  Mel couldn't make it as she is not very well so I will catch up with her later.....


Take away Chinese for lunch......


I had the best day......thank you.....

Love you all sooooo much....

Toodles.....

Saturday, May 13, 2017

A couple of finishes.....


At last I have a photo of my new Christmas quilt.....

"Teddy's First Christmas" pattern by Libby Richardson.....


"Simple Joys" mini hanging by Natalie Bird....


A short post this time.....

Toodles.....

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Homeward bound......

   After leaving Bathurst on Saturday we stopped at Wellington for a bit of sight seeing.....

Coffee and a biscuit in the lovely cafe was first on the list.....


There were caves to see here but Gavan wasn't up to the walk needed to see them.....

maybe another time.....

This Japanese Garden was just beautiful so I spent a lot of time there enjoying the peace and quiet......












We had dinner at the "Cow and Calf" hotel.....
great name I thought.....



So next morning we were off again.....
Look out Dubbo here we come.....

I wanted to see the "Taronga Western Plains Zoo" so that was the next stop.....

Photo overload here I'm sorry.....













Love these funny little Meerkats.....







Unfortunately I didn't get to spend as much time here as I would have liked but Gavan has had enough of our little get away and her wants to go home......

I did have a great time even though it was short so I'm pretty happy with that....

Toodles.....