Sunday, October 23, 2016

Gone Fishing

Wayne and I took a week off and drove North. A nice get away before the end of year/holiday season.

5 hours driving gets us to Stuarts Point a sleepy little town population 700.  The. Caravan Park is on an inlet. Of the McClay River.  Nothing strenuous just fish and chill.

The bridge spans the channel which is tidal. It leads to a path through the mangroves to the ocean.  Wayne spent a lot of time feeding the bream. Well he called it fishing.

I took lots of pictures but everything was so far away that when I tried to resize  pictures of large flocks of black cokatos they just looked like specks of dust.  There were pelicans and ducks to name a few of the birds.

One of ths the semi permanent campers has a hillside garden with these georgeous lilies.

It was nice to have some quiet time. Yesterday was recoup and today was 5 loads of wash. Honestly it was raining so a good time to chill.

We babysat last night for Archer while his parents went out to dinner for my DD#2's birthday.

This bargelo table runner was finished yesterday afternoon in time to box up with some new dishes for her Birthday.    These are her colors and I enjoyed a new techniqe and hey! Even though it's smaller than a quilt it is another finish.

Time to get the rest of the wash in before it gets cold or I run out of go. 

Enjoy your up coming week and take time to stitch some.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Lots and lots

I've been working at completing UFO's.

Border attached, labeled, and gifted. This quilt was for a dear friend of my daughter Amanda.  The little girl's Mom was really happy to recieve such an unexpected gift.
Comment was  "Oh I really wanted a quilt. I've been looking on ebay but they are so expensive. " Both parents were happy and loved the fact the quilt was labeled and signed "Terry Patterson  Archie's  Grama". I figure my Grandson will be around much longer than me.


I really really wanted my Grandmother's  mangle.  !!! Oh how I wanted it.

I remember sitting in her basement as she used an iron that looked as though it belonged in a dry cleaners.  What I wouldn't have  given for  that as I  pieced this monster backing all from the stash.

The backing is for this one and the borders are on and it is booked  in with the long arm quilter.  I also have the binding ready to go when it gets back.

Lots of treadling during the Rugby League finals.

Two long sides of the piano key borders attached to my version of Bonnie Hunter's  Rick Rack Nine's quilt.

The blocks are constructed from rows of swaped strips made of  6  2" squares stitched in a row.
I worked on the block assembly during my hip/broken pelvis recovery . That was the winter of 2015 here in Australia. Figured it was time to finish and move on.

Just finished my second cup of coffee and have a quilt in the wash ready to peg out so enjoy your weekend and good bye for now.