Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Done and Dusted

Time has just flown by as 2016 started.

By the end of the week 6 of the 9  Birthdays for the year will be celebrated.  Lots of cake this  6 weeks.

the stitching focused on getting this made for a new baby boy . He is the second cousin born this year. The quilt has safely traveled to New Zealand with his Grandparents and been gifted.

First finish for the new year.

The other excitement for January was not as good as birthdays and quilts. Sydney has been having storms and our house was caught in the eye of a storm. The duration was only a matter of a couple of minutes.

The damage was to house and yard only everyone is fine. We are slowly ; ever so slowly dealing with insurance company for fence, roof ,and other work. Beauracury is trying .

All of the ridge caps and several tiles came flying off the house during the storm. I must say I no longer have any delusions about travel to to the mythical land of OZ.
The roofer is due today but who knows if he will do any work or just walk around  and hum and ha.

I shall go to quilting with friends and enjoy the day.

Enjoy your day

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Preparing for a New Year.

The tree has been packed away for another year.

Next year the youngest of my GC's will be 18 mo. Old and into everything. They change sooooo quickly.

One of the good things about being a quilter there is always a quilt to work on.

Tumblers cut for an eye spy sort of tumbler quilt.

All the tumblers are from the stash. A mish mash of novelty fabric assembled over 14 years . Note the classic Flying Toasters by Debbie Mum.

The quilt is for a beautiful little boy born in early December.  His grandparents will be in Australia at the end of January and I'd like to send it back with them.

The sky is blue
The sun is shinning  ( hot)
Tomorrow is the begining of a new year.

Nothing more to ask for so have a great year.

Sunday, December 13, 2015


Saturday morning was lovely.  Not too cold and not too hot but just right for coffee with a couple of friends.  We sat outside and shared our plans for the holidays. It is always nice to spend time with friends.

I arrived home to

DH  spent the morning decorati g the tree. It reminds me of the Nutcracker. The traditional red and green with all the toys waiting for the magic.

My contribution is a vintage jug with sparkling  twigs decorated with embelished patchwork hearts and crocheted baubles.

Under my needle is binding this signature quilt. Started in 1997  I am close to completion.  Christmas is a time for family and all 9 of us will be together.  So looking forward to happy grandies in the pool and laughing lots over prawns on the barbie.

Do you have long standing traditions for the holiday season?

Enjoy your week. Terry