Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nor's Birthday celebrations....


It was another fun day today as we celebrated Nor's birthday.....
and yes it was out and about for us again.....

Firstly we began with pressie opening......




A great coffee shop for  us I think......


Of course coffee and cake....





Then off to  Fifi's Fabricology" for a bit of retail therapy.....




Next a spot of lunch at "Mudjira Village Eatery".....


Then off to "Patchwork on Smugglers"
Love this shop.....


Smuggling at Smugglers....... hehehehehe


A little shopping....


Another lovely day girls.....
A big Happy Birthday to our Norreen.....xxxxx

Toodles.....

Sunday, April 16, 2017

A couple of finishes and Easter......


It is so nice to have a couple of small finishes......
the large quilts take soooo long to make and seem never ending so a small projects will be the go for a while.....

"Vintage Sewing Trio" by Hatched and Patched.....


The "Christmas Bon Bon" pattern as well.....


Our Easter celebrations together on Tuesday saw us being naughty again or
 maybe it should be as usual......


Lovely gifts from  Sandi and Teresa.....


My Easter display for the girls.....


We also had a couple of family birthday's to enjoy so family time as well over the Easter holidays....

I hope everyone had a fun time with family and friends this Easter.....

Toodles again from me......




Friday, April 14, 2017

At last......


I have been waiting for ages to have someone or 2  help me get a photo of my quilt.....

My grandsons Jake and Clayton came to visit  today so after much messing around here it is.....

"Love Among the Roses"


It's a bit hard to see the quilting here....


The back is the best way to see it.....
I'm so pleased with the quilting that Fiona  did.....
all free motion quilting, such a talented lady.....
Thanks heaps Fiona it truly is wonderful......


I wanted to make this quilt for my Mum but it just didn't happen until now.....
she loved roses so much....

I know how much she would have loved this quilt......

"Love Among the Roses" 
in memory of my Mum.......

Friday, April 07, 2017

A great project .......wet wet wet !!!!!!


This is a project I have been wanting to make for sooooo long........it's finally done.

"Love Notes" a Bareroots pattern.....
now hanging happily in my sewing room.


It has been a terrible time in QLD this month for so many people.....
Cyclone Debbie hit our shores.....
Lots of damage for so many followed by flooding across the state.
We were safe and sound even though floods reached record levels in our area.


At least I was able to do some stitching.

Toodles........

Sandi's special "0" Birthday

Tuesday saw us celebrating Sandi's big 50 Birthday

We started the day with gifts of course

They are a bit hard to see here.....
 lovely red Swarovski earrings, something we all knew that she wanted.....


A photo album with heaps of funny photos of her and us as well.....
lots of fun memories.....


Every birthday girl needs a "Tiara" and badge....



Then it was off to Ipswich for our big day out.....

Our first stop was a little cafe called "Nourish"....
for morning tea of course....


We wanted to look at the "Old Flour Mill" which has lots of small shops of interest....


So we thought......
alas it has been restored and the shops at this stage are all empty.....

so we saved lots of money here....


Heaps of history in Ipswich......


But it was lunch time so off to our next stop......

Sandi thought we were going to a cafe that we have all being wanting to go to but unfortunately it doesn't open on Tuesdays (they must have heard about us noisy girls)  but we didn't bother to tell Sandi ..... lol...
great to have a surprise.....

"Behind Our Picket Fence"


It was a great place and we did have the best time.....
The staff were wonderful and the food was terrific.....


We had organised a birthday cake, made by the cafe.....
Even though Sandi had told us "definitely no birthday cake"

when do we ever do as we are told....



It was yum and did taste as good as it looks.....
The cafes signature 
choc-mud "barip" cake with biscotti shards and strawberry goop....







Messing around with selfies......

obviously we haven't mastered that yet.....




A truly fantastic day......

Happy birthday Sandi.......
love these girlies......


So toodles once again.....