Thursday, March 23, 2017

Another great Tuesday


Well we were off on another outing..... 
this time going to Toowoomba to pick up my quilt that the lovely  Fiona 
had quilted for me....
Of course we met her at a coffee shop, Park house Cafe....


A lovely place to enjoy a get together.....
Sadly Sandi wasn't with us this time....

Good heavens.....no food photos, what were we thinking.....


We seem to be deep in discussion here.....


Fiona's free motion quilting is just wonderful  and I'm so pleased with my quilt....

Thank you Fiona..... I love it.

A little finish and gifts for Fiona.....


Fiona gave us a few directions to a shopping centre and of course a quilt shop.....

so off we went.....



Loved this wall hanging.....
it was actually in the Loo..... how good is that......


"Quilt-Craft"
What a great shop this was ......
great goodies to buy and really lovely ladies to help us.....


So while the ladies were making up a kit for Norreen we went to a terrific little cafe just up the road called  "Extraordinary Joe".......

Yep there is a photo this time....
 it was yum.....


We certainly had a lovely day and it was just great to meet up with Fiona.....

Last Saturday we had morning tea with Heather, Sylvio and June .....

at the Lighthouse Cafe Cleveland.....the view from the veranda
very relaxing.....


This tart was soooo good.....


Gav couldn't resist the ice cream bar on the way out.....


Another great outing......


A sneaky peak at Fiona's quilting.....


I'm nearly finished the binding for my quilt so hopefully a photo soon.....

Toodles.....


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tuesday fun

We had another fun day together on Tuesday......
Nor and Sandi had show and tell....

Nor's great Christmas table runner....


Love this mini quilt  that Nor made....


Sandi made this terrific wall hanging....


Teresa was in Adelaide at the Let's Get Stitched retreat last weekend and 
we were such lucky girls to get these gifts....
love the little white hand painted wooden egg, so cute.

We will see how long the lollies last and a 
great little pin cushion as well.....
Thank you Teresa....


 Look at these naughty girls......




I went outside to help Nor with something and these two got up to no good with my Splendid Sampler quilt.....


Can't leave them on their own for a minute.....

Love it....

Short and sweet post today....

Toodles......


Sunday, March 12, 2017

A Splendid finish.....



What a journey this has been.....
My Splendid Sampler...

I wasn't going to do this quilt but after a little bit of coaxing from the girls at retreat February last year we all started it together......
I decided that I would only use fabric from my stash except for the sashing, binding and wadding....
unfortunately it hasn't made much of a dent in the fabric stash really.....
the backing is also from my stash so it is a bit odd I guess.....

Well I'm soooo happy to say that I have finished mine.....
 I only did 81 of the 100 blocks as there were some that I wasn't so keen on and it is big enough for me as well.....

So drum roll please....

Ta.... daaaaaa


The lighting isn't very good in my bedroom but it does look very nice on the bed....




Guess who likes to get in on the act ?
Pippa playing with her dirty toy on the backing..... lol


Thanks to Pat and Jane for this fabulous journey....

Now on to new projects.....

Toodles....

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

A birthday !!!!!!


Our Teresa had a birthday last week so of course we needed to celebrate with her.....

gift giving first ......


silly pressies .....
what is a birthday without a Tiara and birthday badge.....,


can't really see it but she has a pink birthday whistle


A very pretty Pandora charm for her bracelet.....



Then off to the Birthday girls choice of cafe for lunch.....
it was a fantastic choice toooooo


It was so good ..... couldn't fit in desert .... bummer



We had such a great fun time .......

Happy Birthday again Teresa.....

Toodles.....

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Happy Tuesday and another outing.....


We were so happy to have Sandi back with us today.....

It was great to hear about her holiday in NZ.....
what a lovely bag of goodies she gave us......
gosh we are so lucky.....


It was sooooo good to have you back with us Sandi.....

Last Sunday I enjoyed breakfast with Liz at a great little cafe....
"Three Girls Skipping"
 A very sensible meal for Liz... Eggs Benedict


and a very naughty one for me.....
Gingerbread waffles with banana, ice cream and salted caramel sauce.....


I have been working on the Splendid Sampler......
and hope to make good progress in the next couple of weeks....

Toodles.....



Sunday, February 26, 2017

Very newsy ......

How lovely to catch up with this gorgeous lady on Saturday..... 
Chooky was visiting Brisbane so naturally a get together was the go.....


It was also great to see so many blog girls as well......

so much giggling and chatter....
 we were a little bit noisy or should that be..... very very loud.....lol


Sunday was our usual Stitchers group and of course more chatter and laughing.....

Our Birthday girl was Lynda.....


Marilyn's beautiful quilt


Michelle had these goodies to show.....
Susan was her helper....



Lovely quilts by Michelle



I also had a little finish....


I love this hanging..... 
"The Happy Stitcher" pattern by Natalie Bird....
the Tuesday girls gave me this kit for my birthday last year....


Lots of outings this week.....

Monday I had a wonderful lunch with  Heather at 
"Pelican's Slipway Cafe"  at Redland Bay....


So very relaxing watching the boats go by and hearing about her trip to Japan to see Corinne....



Tuesday was of course our normal stitching day and I was working on this pin cushion.....
or should I say growling at it really....
dam fiddly little thing, just as well I was with the girls who were making me laugh....
Our gorgeous Sandi was on holiday in New Zealand and we can't wait for her to come back to us.
This is called"Dragonfly Resting " by Helen Dafter.


It is now sitting with my special little bits and pieces on Mum's old china cabinet.


Another little finish for this week.....
something I should have made a long time ago but better late than never I guess.


Here I go again......
 Toodles.....