Saturday, January 26, 2013

Australia Day

A day of events for us as a family.

"40 years ago today Sgt Pepper taught the band to play" ; but I digress. It was hot.There was a major.  petrol strike and my Dear Doctor spent the day delivering 7 babies. The 3 boys born all had James in their names in honor of James Cook who discovered Australia. My dear daughter Heather was born last but so worth waiting for. Today she officially turns 40. See previous post for celebration.

Moving right along in the history of the family 10 years or ago so my son-in -law Gene who's Birthday is tomorrow  became an Australian citizen. Like the rest of us he holds dual citizenship as a Kiwi with the country of his birth New Zealand. Go All Blacks!!

Oh for those who don't know it's the holiday and marks the last of summer. Back to school next week.

My Australia Day Aussie Hero's laundry bag for 2013. Go to my side bar tonight and check out all the amazing Australian themed laundry bags for deployed service personal. It was a challenge and so far there are over 60 entries.

Quilters know how to celebrate*!*!  giving.

Have a wonderful day everyone.  Terry

P.S. just checked it's 20 years ago today Sgt. Pepper taught the Band to Play. My memory is altered by a good line and I'm keeping it in the post.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Ferry boat rides and....

Birthday Celebrations

The pictures pretty much tell the story. The Ferry to Manly for chish and fips (fish and chips).

at the dock in Manly

homeward bound



to my Dear Daughter Heather and Dear Grand Daughter Awen.

Awen chose the peanut butter frosting and helped We had fun.

So much fun swimming and laughing that this is the only picture I have of the birthday girls . Heather on the left is making her wish and cutting the cake. Awen just out of the pool is taking her 10 candles out of the cupcakes. Everyone else waiting !!

Hope you all had a good weekend.  Terry

Sunday, January 13, 2013


With my best friends

Awen and Cadel

Wayne getting line ready


o.k. fish  where are you?


time for dinner

We cooked hot dogs on a stick and marshmallows for dinner. All fun slept in a tent  and returned to fish at 6:am the next morning. I was so busy enjoying the family I forgot to take pictures. Guess they are in my head.

we also saw lots of kangaroos. At dusk and early in the morning. Cadel counted 70 Skippys in the meadow and I'm sure he was right.

There wasn't much stitching but lots of great times. The house is quiet for now.

Hope you all had a good weekend  Terry

Monday, January 7, 2013

Good Things

Come in 3's +

View from the pool


Finished challenge from 15 minutes play

I have always wanted to try stitching letters and a request for a fishing quilt from an Aussie Hero was just the boost I needed.  Now it needs a quilt.


small solids block to contribute to another Aussie Hero request. 80's theme some back and forth and the gentlemen in question supplied a couple Gwen Marsden looking images. There will be lots of blocks contributed so it should be interesting.

I've had a good start to 2013. May it continue WOW

Enjoy the week stitch when you can.  Terry

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Farewell 2012

I'm finishing the year the way I intend to start the New Year

Playing   Happy New Year !!*******