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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Splendid Blocks.....Tuesday with the girls....


Block 26



Block 27


Block 28


Block 29


I had decided when I started this Splendid Sampler journey that I would use fabric from my stash only ( no buying)  but I'm not sure how it will all go together in the end.....
Lots of memories in the fabrics that I am using though.

I have been stitching more of  Miss Matty's Parlout hexies on a Tuesday....

my blogging is getting a little bit behind and these are  last Tuesdays effort.


A few visitors for our Tuesday stitching......


Today's stitching at Nor's....


I can't believe that I didn't take any photos today, we were at Nor's new house and enjoying a fantastic sunny day... perfect for photos in the lovely surroundings but unfortunately nothing to show..... sooooo slack.

Toodles.........




Sunday, May 15, 2016

Splendid Sampler


Block 25.....



Sorry I'm going to bore you with a couple of photos of my grand babies....

Love this photo of these 2.....

Corinne and June..... it makes me smile...


My baby "Liz" and her 2 boys....
Clayton and Jake...

great photo.... 
it is very hard for Liz to get a picture of the boys as they are always mucking around but she put her foot down with a firm hand..... lol..... bit of humour there......


Yep .... its toodles from me again.....


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The "Busting"


Are you ready for the "Big Busting" of the balloon ?

I waited for Tuesday so I could show the girls my pressie and I wanted them to enjoy the Busting with me......


Ready....


Set.....


Go.....


There were photos taken of the actual busting but the bang was soooo loud that the photos were all blurry.... the girls got a fright and couldn't keep the camera steady.....

Inside was a minky throw and lots of lollies and chocolates....


Of course you probably know that the silly photos are coming.....

I would hate to disappoint you....
so here they come....



The things Gavan will do to get a chocolate.....
he looks thrilled don't you think ?


The laughter just went on and on as you can imagine.....

It really was such a fun gift.....
Not a lot of stitching was done today.....

I did manage to get another Splendid Sampler block done on Monday....

Block 24


So I'm off now to eat a few of the goodies that were in the balloon.

Toodles.....


Monday, May 09, 2016

What a lovely day !!!!!!


My Mother's Day began with a visit from Rob (son) with this fun pressie.....

Mel ( Rob's partner) wasn't able to come as she isn't very well at the moment.

Thanks for this great and fun gift.
I don't want to bust it open......


So off he went to enjoy model plane flying with his Dad....

I was just enjoying a quiet breaky when......


the police arrived...... lol.....

Heather was on duty and passing by our home so she popped  in .... 


to give me these beautiful roses....
she only stayed a minute and was coming back after her shift later in the day.


Next was my Liz and family......
with this flower pot and beautiful candles.........



Remembering my Mum, it just feels right to keep buying her a bunch of colour......
she loved flowers...


I didn't get any family photos which is very slack ....

it was great to have lunch with Liz.....Clayton.... Jake and Hayley (GF).... 
and Gavan of course....
we all enjoyed afternoon together.....
Heather... Sylvio...June and Corinne joined Dad and me for dinner....

Heather brought these wonderful goodies for afternoon tea for the Mum's....

yes we did let the others have some..... lol.....


it was such a full day but really wonderful......
They all got to see each other too....

Thanks so much .... I love you all sooooo much.








Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Stuff-A-Tin swap

 It was opening day on Tuesday for our No Fuss Swappers......

STUFF-A-TIN  swap
I was very lucky to have Melody sending to me and here are the lovely goodies in the tin....

I love spotty fabric and the braid is so nice.
The Kit Kat didn't last long as you can imagine....



Love this little necklace Melody used a vintage doily..... 
cute as....

So many lovely goodies in this tin that is for sure....



Thank you so much melody.....
Love it.

My parcel went to Illene....

Not sure this worked really but being a round tin I decided to wrap it to look like a Christmas pudding.....seemed like a good idea at the time..... lol



It is quite surprising what one can get into a small tin.



I hope Illene liked what I put together for her.

Well I do have another finish which is great...

I bought this kit at our last retreat....
now on my dining room table....

"Stitch a Little" by Natalie Bird....






Gavan made me a lovely afternoon tea after my photo shoot....



Another Splendid Sampler finish...

Block 23


Block 22



 Once again it is .....

Toodles from me....

Sunday, May 01, 2016

No Fuss Swappers


STUFF- A-TIN swap

Well our 2nd swap is coming to an end on Tuesday and we are looking forward to seeing how the girls went with the challenge.

KITCHEN KAPERS swap

 Our 3rd swap is now open so if you would like to join in go here...
get the details and put your name down ....


When we have our photo shoot as you can imagine it is never boring......


Our swaps are very simple and easy......

just for fun and no pressure so come and join the fun.

Toodles.....

June's excitement.....and a Birthday outing

June

A very pleased and happy girl....
June got her Drivers Licence so a celebratory cuppa was in order...
It was so good to be with her and see the big smile on her face when she came back from the test.

Congratulations ...... stay safe.


Sandy from our Tenpin bowling League had a big birthday so a few of us had a lovely morning tea together.

The big 70th  Birthday 29th April.....

I was in charge of the goodie bags.... lollies, games and .......

silly glasses of course ..... so much fun.

One should never give a man the camera so naturally it is blurry..... lol.....


from the left
Gavan... Mick... Maureen... John ... Sandy


Lovely setting at the Green Frog Hollow Cafe.....


Another terrific outing.....
and you know what I'm about  to say by now !!!!!!

Toodles.....