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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Splendid Sampler catch up....


Block 17


Block 18


Block 19


 Block 20


Block 21


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A couple of finishes

1930's Quilt.....

I was sooooo happy to finish this quilt, I have had the fabric for a longggg time.....
I put the top together at our last Warwick retreat and the lovely Sarah did the quilting for me.


Love the backing fabric and the Daisy pattern of the quilting.



"Christmas Collage" 
pattern by Gail Pan....

We had a workshop with Gail a little while ago and this was one of the projects....

I'm sooo pleased with it.



A couple more blocks of "Miss Matty's Parlour"


Well more later so.....

Toodles for now


Monday, April 25, 2016

Lest we Forget

  
Lest we Forget



Sunday Stitchers

   It was great to catch up with the girls on Sunday....

lots of chat.... food and giggling of  course...
Oh yes stitching as well.....

Birthday fat 1/4's 


Show and tell....
Sandi (showing off) Inca and Susan



Susan


Another lovely quilt from Susan


I took this quilt to show the girls as they hadn't seen it in the flesh so to speak.

Yes...... that was another little wall hanging I had there as well.



My stitching for the day....


See what happens when you leave early and forget to take your show and tell with you.....

inspection !!!!!!! hope it passed.


Well it was another great day with all the girls....

Toodles.....

Friday, April 22, 2016

Nor's Festival continued.....

 "Festival of Nor" 

Tuesday was the big day for this celebration and we were off to .....

Bella Paperie for a scrapbooking day 

(we were visiting the dark side lol).......


My goodness what a fantastic shop and it was huge with heaps of tempting goodies for us to buy....





and buy we did....


Nor was having a ball...... 


I didn't do anything except sit and chat plus do a bit of shopping.
Oooops thought I took a photo of my purchases but alas I can't find it, never mind.

Another great day with the girls..... phew I'm exhausted.....

Thursday saw us all out again....
this time at the movies... Nor wanted to see The Boss....


First stop of course was San Churro's  for a spot of morning tea....


Just what the day ordered .....

A Tuesday Girl's selfie in the carpark.....



Well I think that just about wraps it up for this Festival.....
heaps of fun as usual....

We hope you had a great time Norreen..... we did that's for sure.

Toodles




Monday, April 18, 2016

Family Birthday's......

April is a very busy time in our family......


Sylvio 8th....Corinne 14th....Gavan 16th 



Most of the family came to enjoy a very relaxing day together.....

No photos of the rest of the gang .....oooooops I must have forgotten.....

A small finish for me.... this is a project from the Gail Pan workshop....



Another "Love Among the Roses" block....


The end is in sight..... woohooooo


That is all I have at the moment....

Toodles


The Festival of Nor.....


The "Festival of Nor" began with an early morning walk around our local area....

naturally being the day of her birthday Nor had to wear a party hat during the walk....

There will be more Festival to come.....



Later in the day I met with my daughter Heather for a lovely lunch at "The Lighthouse Cafe" at Cleveland.

It was a lovely sunny day.....
great lunch....


The outlook from this cafe is very peaceful and relaxing but as you can see it was low tide but great just the same.


Heather


 Now this is a photo you might never see again.....
Heather's cat "Max"

Yes I did pat "Max".....
he really is a beautiful cat .... if you like cats that is...... lol.....
which I don't but I thought this would give a few ladies a good laugh....


He certainly does seem to be the boss around Heather's house.


Well that is my lot for this post.....

Toodles

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Swap gifts and Splendid Sampler progress


Our Friends in stitching group enjoyed the first swap for 2016.....

it was a designer swap and Helen from Hugs and Kisses was the chosen designer.

I was soooo lucky that Jenny was sending to me and she made this fantastic hanging....

I love it......  isn't it just gorgeous.....


Jen also added a couple of lovely extras.....


Yep the chocolate is gone...... 

Jenny and I have been friends forever (about 20 years or so)  and her choice of gift says it all really.....


Thanks heaps Jenny I love love love it.....

I was sending to Sarah and these are my gifts to her....


I know how she loves the Scorched Almonds so that was easy to choose.


Sarah let me know that she likes what I have made for her so that's a bonus.

More Splendid Sampler blocks....

Block 15
Long time since I've done paper piecing but it was fun doing it again.


Block 16


Well that's it for today.....

I do have a bit of catching up to do so I will be back soon.....

Toodles.



Thursday, April 07, 2016

More Sandi Festival


Another day in the "Festival of Sandi" saw us going to the movies....

This seemed like the perfect movie for us giggling girls......


On the way out of the cinema we came across this photo booth......

of course someone said .... " should we ? "
and naturally we all agreed this would be fun.....


and it was.....
mind you there is only room for 2 but we managed to get 4 in there....

laugh till we nearly !!!!!! ourselves, I'll let you fill in the spot....
will we ever act our age ..... I don't think so.....


We then had lunch at the Coffee Club.... no photos as I left my phone at home....

Well that brings Sandi's Festival to an end, just as well really as I'm sooooo tired.

Thanks girls for another fantastic time.

I never chat about my Tenpin bowling but this might never happen again so I am about to show off.

For me it was amazing really, I have bowled 200 games a couple of times before but to do 2 in one day was fantastic.....

205.... 219....148


Ok .... that's it for me  so till next time.....

Toodles