Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A great day and gifts too !!!!!

Boy we don't look like we are having fun but we did really, here is ( blogless) Laurel, Teresa and Mary.

Which drink to have.... life is full of choices.

The terrible T's.

Wow this did taste good.... yummo.

And gifts as well.... Laurel made these goodies  for me but alas they are all gone now.

Teresa gave me this terrific gift... pudding in a mug, haven't made that yet,  the sewing keeper is always useful and the cute santa decoration.

And these goodies are from Tereasa, love the little sewing machine,  one can never have too many buttons,   and the little bird needle holder and fabric. What great crafty friends, lucky me.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Yes yes yes

Pressies under tree.

Cake iced  but slices gone before I could get a piccie so it looks a bit out of shape.


Pudding was fabulous so all that worry for nothing...... phew

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Waiting, waiting, waiting !!!!!

Everything is waiting for christmas day....pudding hanging..... hope it tastes okay.

Christmas cake waiting to be iced.

.....and last but not least christmas  tree waiting for pressies, I'd better get a wriggle on as there isn't many days left now. I have more piccies of gifts for friends but can't show them yet as they might take a sneaky little look here in my blog.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Swaps are fun !!!!

I'm a member of the Snickerdoodles online group and we had a christmas decoration and handmade card swap, these are the goodies I sent my partner " Roberta" in the USA , I added a couple of aussie flags.. a mouse pad and of course christmas isn't right without a stocking and choccies .... I can show these piccies now as she has received her parcel and I do hope she likes what I have made.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A beaut birthday !!!!!

I'm a member of an online group called "Friends in Stitching" and I recieved this stitchery for my birthday yesterday, included were all these goodies ( thank you Peg ) lucky girl don't you think?  

Here is the cutest little girl called "Honey" .... Tereasa made her for me, this is a very special gift .... just love her, thank you Tereasa.

Thank you Liz

Thank you Heather.

Thank you Teresa for the Favourite choccies ..... love them.

I had a great birthday thanks to all my friends and family, lovely flowers and christmas candle from my daughters and the beautiful earrings that you see above they are gold with amethysts also guylian choccies are from my hubbie. We also had a great tea with a birthday cake and lots of giggles too, in the morning I went to my tenpin bowling christmas party so it really was a great day.

I feel so spoilt .....

Monday, November 16, 2009

Great day out with friends

Here is a recipe for a great day out......
firstly go with good friends.... Tereasa, Teresa, Laurel and myself of course.
visit a terrific craft shop.... Faeries in My Garden... so many lovely things.
have a nice lunch.... little cafe near craft shop
laugh lots.... most definately
and most importantly .... make purchases from craft shop
we did all of the above on Melbourne Cup day.
There are piccies of us all on Teresa's blog

I've been very slow with my blogging lately but I'm back on track now. I have been working on new projects but can't show them here yet as they are mostly for swaps so please check back another day.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Its been a while..... but here I am.

Here is my new leadlight lampshade, I have been looking for a shade for such a long time and I finally found one, a little pressie for me.... from me. lol

Isn't it pretty, love the colours when the light is on.

Finally finished the "Floral Dreams" quilt, its for the chair my Mum sits on, its a lot bigger than the chair but I'm sure I'll manage.

I finished this quilt for Tereasa, she had made the top and I layered, quilted and bound it .... shes a busy little possum and just didn't have the time to finish it, I can't remember what pattern it is so I'll find out and edit this post later.

Happy stitching.......

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Boy I like the Bathurst car race.... nah not really but it keeps the DH busy so I can get on with my craft. So my job for today was to layer and pin a quilt, I hate layering quilts so I decided to watch a movie " Australia" Teresa lent it to me and I haven't had a chance to see it yet...... thought it might take my mind off the job at hand but the TV I have in my sewing room apparently didn't want to see it ..... as there it was .... DVD..... trying to load but no way was that going to happen..... but I did get the quilt done so all is not lost, now for the ditch stitching and binding then of course a piccie for my blog.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Another little sample for my friend

This wallhanging is called "Love and Cuddles" quilt by Calico Farm Designs, very cute and a pleasure to make, love the fabrics and I must say it didn't take long too make either. Its a sample for Tereasa at "Homespun and Beautiful" aka Raggedy Station.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Out with the old......

This is my new bag and matching loyalty card wallet, my poor old bag was worn out and had to go to handbag heaven but I'm very pleased with this one. love the fabrics.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Catching up again !!!!!

Jenny hiding in the bushes.

Jenny, John and me. Bit blurry for this one.

Gavan, John and Jenny

On monday Gavan and I went to visit our friends Jenny and John in Bundaberg, just a quick over night visit but it was great to see them again, we went in our trusty little Light Sport plane so it was quite an adventure as it was my first long trip in it and yes I am still here to tell the tale. As you can see I just had to buy a couple of pressies for myself.... as you do..... they are from the "Quilters Shack" craft shop ( a great craft shop it is too )where Jenny works, it was lovely to meet the girls Jenny works with too. We had a good look at the town and also went to Bargara ( think thats right) by the water and there we had a great fish and chips lunch at a little shop near the water so relaxing, we also went out for tea to Sizzlers and a few coffee shops of course. Naturally I had a big tour of Jenny's craft room which is an important part of the trip lol and as usual we had a few laughs and lots of chatter, thank you Jenny for a great time.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

My lovely Corinne

Waiting for 2 limos to arrive so they can arrive in style.

Heather and Corinne just before they left for the Town Hall.

Corinne and me ..... gosh I feel old now, it only seems like yesterday she was a tiny tot.

Corinne and Kenny ( boyfriend)

Ooooops thats not a very nice piccie, didn't mean to put that one up.

Leaving in the limo.

Well here is my g/daughter Corinne at her year 12 formal and I'm so proud of her, I know I'm a bit one eyed but I think she was the most beautiful girl there lol. These are a few of the piccies that we took but it will be great to see the offical photos (they might make me look younger) Heather (her Mum, my daughter) were invited along with all the parents to be at the formal for the first hour to have photos taken which was a terrific idea, the formal was in the Brisbane Town Hall which I've never been in before and it is a lovely old building, all the couples looked great so grown up and ready to face the future, I do hope all their dreams come true.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Doll swap

Meet "Emma" she is a Rosalie Quinlan doll from her book "Gift" she is for Leanne, we had a doll swap in our group "Friends in Stitching", Sarah made me a very cute doll and I wanted to show her to you but my g/daughter... Corinne.... has my camera and you guessed it the piccie is still on there so I will add the photo as soon as I get it back. Pop over to Sarah's blog and you can see the doll she made for me, she is soooo cute.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Spring Craft Fair

Here we are at Beaudesert enjoying a beautiful sunny day at the spring fair, took a while to get things just right but I think it all turned out well in the end, didn't like getting up so early as it was quite cold at 6.30 am but once we got started we warmed up okay. Tereasa put in a lot of work leading up to the fair and I think she did a terrific job as you can see.