Sunday, 20 August 2017

Sunday Stitchers

Today was our monthly get together for the Sunday Stitchers and I thought I would do a quick post..
We have a couple of show 'n' tells..
Here is Maria's knitted blanket - the photo does not do it justice as the colours were gorgeous. The black beside the pinks and purples worked perfectly...
 Helen has been very busy and brought along three new bags and a pair of slippers..  I wish I had thought to have taken a close up photo of the slippers, they look too pretty to wear..
The Tuesday Girls have started a stitch-a-long - well - I don't think it has started officially but some of us have started stitching a couple of blocks..  The quilt pattern is called Ruth's Quilt - by Leanne Beasley..  We have enticed a couple on non-Tuesday Girls to join in with our stitch-a-long but more of that later (Helen is setting up a separate blog for it)..
Today I managed to stitch two blocks ...

I'm not sure if I will be sewing all the blocks as the pattern suggests, as I would like to add the personal touch to a couple.   I think we managed to wrangle in a couple more girls to join in the stitch-a-long today too..   Eggcellent!!!
Well that's all for today..

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The Tuesday Girl's

Our gathering today was at Norreen's place and we did manage to get a little bit of stitching done, but only a little bit..
We headed down to the local cafĂ© for morning tea..  yummm..
 Norreen has been working on her bag and brought it out to show us her progress..
Helen spent the day stitching a block from The Simple Life book... 
I did do a little stitching but I will get to that soon, first I want to talk about this book.
The Tuesday Girls have decided to do a stitch-a-long and the chosen quilt is from this book - Living The Dream, by Leanne Beasley.  It was printed several years ago but it seems there are quite a few people with it sitting on their shelves - and have not started the quilt.  The quilts is called Ruth's Quilt.
I thought it would be nice to add the personal touch to this quilt by adding a block aptly named - the Tuesday girls.  So after a little designing, I came up with this block - the four hearts representing the four Tuesday Girls..  I gave each of the girls one to add to their quilt if they wish to do so..
A couple of the guest stitch-a-longers are going to add a personal block or two of their own...but I'm sure there will be more of this later..
This is my 'little bit of stitching' for first block for our stitch-a-long... 
 I cannot remember when - probable last year or something, but I never got around to finishing the Splendid Sampler quilt that I had started.  So every now and then I do a couple more blocks and then I feel I can ignore it for - oh I don't know - another year
Here are the last ones I have done..
I have no idea why it wont let me turn this photo so it will just have to stay this way..
 A couple more Splendid blocks...
That's all today..
Stay safe everyone..

Saturday, 20 May 2017

L.E.A.F Expo

The Logan Eco Action Festival...  I have always had this one on my radar, but each year we always seem to have other things on.  This year I made sure we left this date free.  As soon as we arrived we bumped into this hairy
Costa was lovely and what you see on TV is what he is like in real life.  Bonus!!
 Molly and Amelia loved this floral space, so I took a few photo's of them..

 Some henna bat skin paintings for the girls...
 Wayne and I took in the - jam making lecture with Valerie Pearson of Green Living Australia..  I have been to one of her lectures before on cheese making, so knew it would be good.
It was about making Jam with less sugar than you would do normally.  We were so hooked that we bought a kit and the book. 
Great day..
Will go to this again next year..

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Date Night

Date night with Hubby, waiting for the movie to start... He is definitely my partner in crime...

Love ya

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Happy Mail - or is it???

When I came home from stitching, I found this parcel in the mailbox addressed to me..  I hadn't ordered anything but it definitely had my name on the front...
The sender, however, was a Sofia from Jimboomba.  I could not place her or the name as hard as I tried..  Oh well - maybe inside will help solve the mystery..
 Inside I found this - signed from Dorothy and Sofia - I just burst into laughing - I should have made the connection earlier..  You see, The Tuesday Girls have been compared previously to The Golden Girls.  I'm Blanche, Nor is Rose, Helen is Sofia and, well even though its not a great match, Teresa is Dorothy.. so I should have known..  Cheeky girls..
 Inside I found - a damn it doll, scraps from some cards I had made the Tuesday previous, an empty teabag packet, crumbs from morning tea (banana bread), scraps from what the girls were working on and some threads...  lol   Apparently I had been complaining that it had been a while since I had received any happy mail and they thought it would be great to rectify this problem..
How could anyone go wrong with friends like these one.  Love you girls...made my day..
ps.. I will try to not complain any more (but then again - it was fun getting this surprise)..
Oh and here is a photo of the cards I had made..

The Tuesday Girls

Stitching today was at Helen's place and for morning tea we decided to warm ourselves on the patio..
It was lovely warming up outside. 
 Trying to do a selfie...

 I was working on a pretty Hatched and Patched pincushion that Helen had given me from her last road trip with hubby... 
Great day... thanks girls..

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Mother's Day

As you can tell by the photo's - I was not expecting the kids to turn up in the morning to wish me Mother's Day...  I don't usually have photo's taken in my Pj's but seeing as they were there I will just have to make an exception this time...  lol

 We had dozens of photos taken but someone either had their eyes closed, or were looking away, and as for the grandkids - the eldest one is running around somewhere and the youngest doesn't want to be part of any boring photo's  Welcome to our family....  I love them heaps...
 Pressies - a new plant for the garden - lovely lavender...
 Pretty new blue teapot..and yummy new tea..
 New Pj's and some lovely scented hand cream and sponge..  Feeling just a bit spoilt - but best pressy of all - seeing the kids...I love those moments the best...
Happy Mother's day all..

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Amelia's Formal

I warn you all now - lots of formal photo's - couldn't help myself..
The girls are gorgeous...Molly, Amelia and Riley..

 Amelia chose a golden leaf and pearl headband..
 Amelia and Riley..
 Still not too sure about this one growing up -  she is my youngest...
Photo time with Wayne and myself..
 Amelia's date for the formal was Bailey, and didn't he scrub up alright..  What a gentleman...definitely a thumbs up from us..
 After giving Amelia a corsage, Bailey surprised her with another gift which he had hidden in his pocket..  Bailey had asked Amelia previously if she would prefer an artificial corsage or a real one.  After discussing this with us, she decided on the artificial one so she could keep it as a keepsake..
 Anyhow, Bailey decided to give her a real corsage afterall and as for the keepsake - he gave her a gorgeous bracelet - photo's of it later down the page..  How sweet is he...definitely a keeper...
 Ok - lots of photos...
 Placing the bracelet on her wrist..
 Ok, still doing it up - stay still Amelia...
 Nearly there...
 Yayyy  - done..
 Awww - pretty couple...

 I have to add a photo of the car that he hired for the night - BMW convertible...

 Ok now the photo's of the corsage and the bracelet..   soooo pretty - white roses....
 I am glad he chose the real flowers - it is stunning...
 Amelia and her dad....
 Amelia and her mum - me...
 Amelia and Michaela, our youngest sons partner and also Amelia's god-mother.  Michaela takes her job very seriously and gave Bailey the "talking to" about looking after her  poor Bailey..
 Let see - here we have - Riley, Amelia, Molly, Sofia and Luke..
 Amelia relaxing before heading off to the venue.. 
What a fabulous Formal - gorgeous dresses, handsome beaus, pretty cars, beautiful friends...
Love you Amelia - heaps... xxx