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

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Back Home

I am home and back in the swing of everyday life.

The trip cruising up the eastern coast of Papua New Guinea was both relaxing and full of daily excursions ashore.

Everywhere we were greeted with song and dance from one of the 800 different groups of people who make up PNG. No age restrictions on dancing.

The first village stop. We were greeted by the school principal and the students who had been studying under the trees assembled for the official part of the afternoon.

Someone had brought Frisbees and Wayne spent the afternoon teaching them how to throw the things while I played catch with a group of munchkins and big sisters.

The days passed with welcomes from villages along the coast throughout the trip. Almost always in their tradition dress. The ship is small only the size of " half a gridiron field and the end zone " according to DH. The smaller size enables it to go places a larger ship could not access. Most of the  villages we stoped we were the only group that does so and it has been over 2 years since that has occurred.

More variation in headdresses but the dancing was always  accompanied by the drummers and a elder called the moves, similar to a Caller in Square Dancing.

Other activities included several excursions out to the coral reefs in the glass bottom boat,
snorkelling and a couple dives for those who wished.

Like I said life is returning to the activities of everyday. BUT the Place Time Forgot still has a post or two to go yet.

Enjoy the week what ever it brings.