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Monday, March 28, 2016

Splendid Sampler blocks


                                 Block 12


                                Block 13.....
              This is my favourite block so far.....


  I'm really enjoying this journey with ladies from all over the world....
I wasn't going to join in but I'm so glad I have.....
Thanks so much to all the wonderful designers for their beautiful blocks.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Easter

                          
                          Happy Easter 


Stay safe and enjoy your time with family and friends.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Splendid Sampler ..... plus Tuesday Girls


Boy of boy these great blocks are coming fast.....
so far I am keeping up.....

Blocks 9 & 10


Block 11



I'm using my stash only for all these blocks, it will have a scrappy look by the time it's finished.....

We had our Tuesday get together at Sandi's home this week....

she had such a lovely display of all her Easter decorations (here)....
of course I forgot to take photos....
Morning Tea


We wanted to have a photo of our Easter Mug Rugs but someone (Teresa) forgot to bring hers but you can see it there on Sandi's IPad......


They do look cute don't you think ?

Toodles 


Sunday, March 20, 2016

A special visitor


We were so lucky to have Narelle visit with us last Tuesday.....

Of course we had to take her on a little road trip for morning tea at Birchgrove Nursery at Mt.Tamborine.


They have a wonderful cafe there too......

OMG this Apple pie was to die for....


What a selfie.......
Leaving to go to my house for a bit of stitching and lunch.


Narelle and Teresa had been to  Tassie for the Let's Get Stitched retreat and look at these beautiful gifts Teresa brought back for each of us.


This one is my favourite.....

Thanks so much Teresa they are just wonderful.


The lovely Narelle was a guest designer for the LGS......
our surprise gift from her was the pattern and here she is signing my copy.

What a star.....


Thanks Narelle for your very thoughtful gift.....
can't wait to make this one.


Lunch ..... it was yum too.


It was such a treat to have Narelle visit with us .....
so much laughing, eating and heaps more giggling.....
Miss you already.

Friday saw our first Tuesday Girls "No Fuss Swappers" swap and we are very pleased that it went off without a hitch as well.
The theme was an Easter Mug Rug with a fat 1/4 of fabric and a small treat.

These are my fantastic gifts from Lynda..... love them.


My new mug looks great waiting to be used.


I was sending to Maria and I'm so happy that she liked what I made for her.

 Oooops not a very good photo but you get the idea.




We are organising another swap so if you are interested in joining in go here ....
join in the fun.

I have been a bit slack with my blogging so more posts to come very soon.

Toodles

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

No Fuss Swappers ..... swap no. 2


Well the Tuesday girls are doing another fun swap.......

If you would like to join us then go here 

This time it is ..... 

STUFF-A-TIN swap


Don't miss out on all the fun.........

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday Stitching at Cheryl's


We were a very small group on Sunday for this month as so many girls were away or busy with other commitments, Cheryl opened her home for us to stitch for the day.....
Thanks so much Cheryl for having us there.


It was Inca's birthday this month....


Lunch was really great and healthy too.....


Inca had show and tell.....
her quilt looks fantastic.... love the fabrics she has used, so fresh.

Well done Inca.....


I was a bit slack taking photos as usual......

Thanks girls for a lovely day.....

Toodles



Friday, March 11, 2016

A day out with Gavan

It was great to have  a leisurely day out with Gavan.....

First stop was morning tea at Bryson's in Warwick ....as you do......


One can't go to Warwick without a visit to Glenrose patchwork and as you can imagine Gav thought that was a fantastic (not) idea.....lol......



I only bought a few necessities, not worth a photo.....

The real focus of the day was to visit....

Glengallan Homestead built in 1867....

What a fantastic house and history of the area.
It had been left in ruins for many years but now has a new lease on life.



What a view





Not sure how I would have survived with this bathroom......


What a great place to stitch this would have been.



 Still lots of work to be done.....but they are getting there slowly



Then back to the main part of town to Bryson's for lunch......



Men never look excited to be sitting in a cafe with lots to look at and buy.....
maybe he was nervous in case I bought toooooo much.


Only a little shopping with Gavan there...... lol


It was lovely to take Gavan to see where I go on retreat and show him where all his money goes.....

So it was off home after a wonderful day.....

Block 8 of the "Splendid Sampler"


So that's it for this post.....

Toodles


Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Splendid Sampler


I am really enjoying this challenge.....

Block 7


Blocks 1 to 7


Tuesday, March 08, 2016

An unexpected outing


Our day started as usual laughing ... stitching and eating.....

but then, I was telling the girls about an Easter sale.....

so without even a blink we were off....

to Bed Bath n Table sale...


Ooooops no photo of Teresa..... but she was there.....
My naughty shopping.....
The very pretty spatula was a gift from Sandi....


It was a very quick visit..... no coffee shops.....

Well I'm off to do a bit more stitching....

Toodles

Friday, March 04, 2016

The Festival Day 2


Festival of Teresa.....

Our Birthday girl....


It's scary sometimes that we have sooooo much fun.....
We started our day with morning tea..... of course....
OMG it was fantastic.....


Chocolate Overture and a Salted Caramel choccie.


Then off to see .......


Such a great movie..... take a tissue if you go to see it.

Then High Tea....... Target style......






A little retail therapy after those yummy goodies......
very little for me this time.....

a sweet and very cute Easter Mug


Gift giving was next ......



With........ more naughty refreshments.......

No more..... I can't fit it in.....


Oh  well maybe I could try.....

It was wonderful..... Iced Chocolate.....


Well .....what a week spent with lovely friends, fantastic outings and terrific food.

Thanks Teresa for a wonderful Festival.....

 I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.......

No wonder I haven't done much sewing..... too tired.

I did get Block 6 of Splendid Sampler done though......


No Fuss Swappers Easter Swap......
I also posted off an Easter pressie to my partner Maria in WA.....


hope it arrives safe and sound.....

Toodles  for now