Friday, November 9, 2012

Life Gets Busy at Times

Queens Park Gardens Toowoomba

Life Got Busy Recently

 Life has been very busy for me lately...I have been down to Brisbane to visit my daughter Amanda and go to a CRAFT retreat with a bunch wonderful ladies.

 While at retreat we went to Toowoomba to visit fabric shops and have lunch with another of the CRAFT ladies. We stopped off at the Queens Park botanical gardens to see all the flowers they had carefully grown for their Carnival of Flowers.

Queens Park Pretty Flowers

Retreat Lunches

Retreat Dinner

The food at retreat was very good, we never went hungry.

We had lots of fun getting to know each other, we did some sewing done...

Marilyn from the USA

The Happy Bunch of Us


 After the retreat my daughter took me to her friends place who has farm animals, the picture shows "Honey" who was born at 1am of the morning we visited.
Honey a few hours old
Allorah got to pat the goats
Granddaughter and Goats
 Tj was a very friendly goat and very well mannered.
TJ Hugs
TJ saying hello

 The next day was very busy, we went to The Queensland Art Museum to see the Mummy's on display from the British Art Museum.
We could not resist going to Southbank and visiting Max Brenner for Morning Tea...

Fun stuff

Max Brenner's

I did not eat all of this (much)

That night we came back to Southbank to the Queensland Performing Arts to see "Jersey Boys"...
It was the best show I have ever seen, it was fantastic.

I spent one night with my sister and Brother in law and this is Mitch their inqusitive Fur Baby...

Mitch saying hello

After a very busy time away I came home for a much needed rest, I could have slept for 3 weeks.
one of our usual things to do is go to the beach and walk the dogs, I need to do extra walks to make up for all that retreat food.

Kelly on our beach

 Here are some of the thing I have made once getting back into sewing after my time away...

Fish tea-towel
Applique is always something I like to do.
Pineapple Tea-towel

More to come before Christmas I hope...
happy Sewing

Friday, March 9, 2012

Craftsy blocks

 I have finished the six blocks for craftsy bom .2 for January 2 February and 2 March love doing them can not wait for April's blocks.

Blocks for my Black and White quilt

20 blocks finished now to put together.

Friday, February 3, 2012

My new toy

My new Ipad
Miss Molly

Miss Molly Doll

Desert Rose

Desert Rose
Pats Runner
Desert Rose Garden

Saturday, November 19, 2011


For Rhy


Pats Runner

Runner For Wayne
     Lots to be finished before I start on anything new (and pigs night fly) I have been busy doing other things that I have not been in the sewing room for quite a while. I have been busy helping my daughter shift house she is now settled so I have no more excuses.

next round
Made with fabric I won on Amandas blog

Lazy Miss Molly


Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Month

Sling Bag
                             Almost a new month already my how the year is flying by it will be dolly club day on Sunday the 7th of August we are going to do a colouring on fabric workshop using our colouring pencils and colourless blender, I am looking forward to that day. I have a few more flowers in my garden it’s starting to look OK, my friend Pat finished her runner and has started on another two. Block 7 of my H.W.quilt is finished I have not finished a lot of sewing this month I have been doing a lot of walking with my family our council has made all these wonderful walking tracks around the town we all walk about 10k every Sunday (Love it) a lot of people walk their dogs and bike riders love it.

Have a safe day Dolly Hugs to all.




my garden so far

Pat and her runner


I will sleep anywhere


mr Ginge


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Nice Winter

 Lovely day here in Mackay it is our winter months 8.00 in the morning and the temp is 12c not bad for winter.  I have been lazy (as usual) this month lots of planning not much work I did manage to finish a runner and bag for my Daughter  a runner for my friend Elizabeth almost finished a runner for my son in law and worked on my hexagons for my flower garden quilt .There a worthwhile project going on Amanda’s blog (Huggles for Ethiopia)so I will have to put my energy into working on the Huggles(lots of prizes)go pay her a visit .Have a great day all.

started to sew them together

For mandy

Amandas sling bag

For Elizabeth

Winter in Mackay