Monday, December 11, 2017

Always behind......

Tuesday girls Christmas Advent gifts......
All ready for December 1 opening.....
Oh yes ...... these is my new train, it is now under the Christmas tree.....


Saturday night concert.....
I have been waiting for this day to arrive for quite a while now.....
 an early Birthday pressie for me.....
from Gavan and me for me...... lol


I had been sick for a couple of weeks but improved enough to attend but alas poor Gavan came down with the same germs a bit later than me and wasn't able to go.......


Luckily for me Norreen was able to join me and we did have a super night out......


It is a terrible selfie, almost all of the lights had a pink glow but it takes more than that to put us off......


Thanks for coming with me Nor.....

Friday, December 08, 2017

Tuesday girls advent swap

On our Tuesday get together we thought it would be nice to all use the pretty mugs and mug rugs.....

from the advent swap and I must say that they do look great....


We are having so much fun with our advent swap.....
there is nothing like opening a gift each morning.......

My first 8 gifts were from Teresa...... lucky me


More blocks finished for the No-Fuss-stitch-a-long.....

Ruth's Quilt......


Toodle-ooooooo

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Random bits and pieces.....

Oh dear I am such a naughty Nannie.....

I usually buy a Christmas advent calendar for Corinne but she is still in Japan soooooo

I sent her this photo ......hehehehehe



A little outing with Heather......

at "The Tea Trolley" cafe at Ormiston....


We had a Petite high tea.....




It was very nice to have a chat over a nice cup of tea.....





Friday 17th  was a card making day with Nor......
lots of giggles......


Sunday 19th was Sunday Stitchers  November meeting.....

The birthday girls.....
Susan and Alison......


Alison proudly showing her Stitch-a-long blocks.....



and Peek-a-boo Michelle with her lovely Angel quilt....



Obviously I didn't get a lot of stitching done but one more stitchery is always good.....

Today was another fun Tuesday with the girls.....
Yummie dip and biccies.....


Mushy Mango and Passionfruit trifle......


Secret stuff today so not much to show......
I did a little more stitch-a-long sewing.......


Well that's it again......
Toodles.....

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Fun and games at Warwick


Our sneaky Mrs Claus (Sandi) had lots of surprises for us.....
Lucky dip gifts......
We also played a steal the peg game of which De was the big winner......






Out to lunch at the Garden Centre.....



Lots of lovely Christmas decorations to buy there as well.....
I was a good girl, didn't buy anything......







 We were given a decoration challenge in the morning to be completed by the end of the day....

little kits of felt and stuffing, with a goodie box full of ribbons, beads, buttons, more felt and other bits and bobs to choose from......

I think we surprised ourselves really.....
they are all very pretty and clever ......


and the fun continues.......

Goodie bags to open.......




No-one knew what Sandi had been up to...... not a clue.....
she showered dressed and quietly went to the sewing room, set up this beautiful table full of goodies and then came back to the cabin put her PJ's back on and hopped into bed again.....
She must have been very quiet as I didn't hear her at all and she was one of my cabin buddies....... sneaky little girl......


We enjoyed lots  food and drinks but I forgot to get photos of the food......

Oh my gosh this drink was delicious.....
 a tub of Weiss Mango and Coconut sorbet plus a bottle of Moscato all mushed together.......


As it was Melbourne Cup Day we had our own race.......
unfortunately our wind up toys didn't go as straight as the horses did .......


Winding the toys for a quick get away.....





Here we are threading popcorn on string........
how Sandi ever got any photos amazes me really, she was laughing so hard I thought the photos would be blurry......





so much laughter......



Nor mastered that game...... very clever......


Sucking up M&M's with a straw and placing them in a glass is very difficult when you are laughing...........





Noela wasn't going to let anyone take her M&M's......



We had the best time......
It was fabulous, couldn't see a thing after these games......
 tears were streaming down our faces........
Thanks very much Sandi for all the work you did and making our retreat sooooo special.....

Very tired girls got back to sewing on Wednesday after our BIG party night.....
I did do some sewing.....
my Damask Rose blocks are ready to join together......


All the sashings done..... hoorayyyyyy


Just look at these 2 with their little spring buckets.......
they are very naughty......


Another quilt top made by Teresa.....
gorgeous fabrics....


Of course I have to show the goodies that I bought......


Susan did sew but I can't show any photos as it was all secret squirrel stuff.....

I always like to have a stroll through the lovely gardens at Glenrose and often find something I haven't seen before......



















The sewing room......




Rose Cottage....
Nor and Sandi were my cabin buddies.....


Once again it is time to say good-bye.......
Our last coffee together on the way home at Aratula.......
ooops and cheesecake of course.....



I have loved spending time with all these gorgeous girls......
Thanks heaps girls......

Toodles......