Monday, March 22, 2010

Friends in Stitching swap.

Bec was my partner in our FIS online group swap and this is the parcel I rceived naturally the chocolate didn't last long.

What a great bag this is, our theme for this swap was a Leanne Beasley design.

Here is my beautiful model.... June my g/daughter, she was a terrific help with my photos.

Thanks so much Bec for my fantastic bag, I hope I don't wear it out too quickly.

Here is the gift I sent to Vicki .. I used a fat1/4 for the wrapping with matching ribbon. 
This stitchery is from the "Life is a Celebration" quilt from the Homespun magazine and this is the Leanne Beasley stitchery, thought it might look good in a bag and I'm very pleased with the end result, I did the stitchery when I was on our Norfolk Island holiday.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wow look at this !!!!

Here is a piccie of my g/son Jake on the school bus ...................................

Bet you thought....." what a silly woman, who wants to see anyone on a school bus"..... but I did mean it literally on the what a good looking boy must take after his Nan I think ... sorry just a little bit of Nanny bragging.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Good news.....

This is the good news or should I say .... great.... fantastic .... super.... news, what a terrific time we had, much side splitting laughter, lots of eating ( home cooked of course) and lovely company. Quilters Rest best place for a retreat with great friends.

This was our greeting at the "Quilters Rest" for the weekend retreat, wine, cheese, crackers and dip....mmmmm from the left.... Tereasa, Diann, Lynda, Jenny, Teresa.

My room and I didn't even have to share.

Great sewing room.

Breakfast and it was terrific as was all the food.... no cleaning up or washing up.... thought I'd died and gone to heaven.

Caught these 2 chatting.

Love the rustic craft shop.

View from our rooms.

Looking back to our sewing and bedrooms.

 Diann very busy working out her quilt.

This is it put together, fabulous.

Jenny and Teresa enjoying an early morning cuppa and the view.

Another quilt top completed by Diann.

Thank you girls I had a great time and a huge thank you to Marion and Alan for their hospitality for my first ever retreat, hopefully more to come.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Norfolk Island

Well here I am to bore you with our holiday pics, this is the beautiful view (I say with tongue in cheek) its not quite like the photo in the brochure .... its supposed to be a great view of Mt Pitt......  very unhappy with the motel, so I'll say no more about that issue but I will be letting our travel agent know but we decided to put that behind us and enjoy our little holiday.

Here we are on one of our tours  (holy cow we do look old .. oh yes thats right ... we are old)

It is a very beautiful Island even though they have been in drought for some time but rain did come in the last 2 days we were there and unfortunately for us we had a  tour booked for a Sunset Island Fish Fry with entertainment (overlooking the scenery below) and it rained of course so we had to have it in the golf club which lost the mood but the fish.... locally caught.... was terrific.

Views from Mt Pitt, raining again so photos weren't great, must be lovely on a good day.

We did a tour of Government House and the grounds there are beautiful... green with lovely flower beds so different from the rest of the Island.

The walls are the only thing left of the convict prison.

Emily Bay...... well part of it at least.

The folks at the old cemetery had a better view than we did.

And last but not least here I am .... yes you guessed it.... stitching what else would a good crafty girl be doing on holiday!

You are lucky as I do have more photos but I wouldn't want you to suffer all of them, you might not come back again to visit me so I guess you could call that a snippet of our trip.

Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

News at last !!!

Here are the birthday girls .... Teresa and Tereasa..... we were celebrating their special day on our craft day (Tuesday) they are very busy opening pressies and as usual lots of fun and laughter.

Naturally we had to have birthday cake, we couldn't put the right number of candles on the cakes as we might have burnt the place down ..... ooowa that was naughty.....Laurel and I made the cakes as they each needed their own to blow out the candles.

Mary checking out the gifts. 

This is the little bag I made for Teresa and she was so happy with it.  Its called   Sewing  Case  .... pattern  by Debbie Magee that I showed in my last post...... but I  turned it into a mug bag.

This is the pressie I made for Tereasa and I know she was very happy with this, its also a pattern by Debbie Magee called Heart Keep Pincushion, I really like her patterns.

We went on a holiday to Norfolk Island last week and I couldn't resist getting these cute little soap cupcakes for my stitching friends, the guy at customs took them out of their boxes to make sure they were really soap, gosh they look so real almost good enough to eat.

I'll pop back tomorrow to show a few piccies of our little trip.