Friday, May 30, 2014

This week...

This week hasn't been too great.....on the way home from work on Tuesday my work mate and I were involved a 4 car pile up. We were the 3rd car so impact in the front and impact in the back. We are fine, no injuries, just a lot of soreness which has developed in the following few days. I was in my friends car and she was driving. The worst thing was being a nervous wreck driving to work the next day!!
The front of my friends car....the tow bar of the car in front went straight through the radiator!


This is the car that hit us in the back...she had a lot more damage as she was going faster. Not her fault....she came over a rise as the accident happen and couldn't avoid us. 

But we are all good....my friend is just waiting to hear the verdict on her car. 

Today I did manage to do a bit of sewing with mum....got the borders sewn on this baby quilt and square table topper. Now to quilt them!!

Until next time!

Anita

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Goings on

 Been some painting going on here...slow progress....as I wasn't happy about the colour lol....now we have the colour sorted....just trying to find the time...


Over Easter we headed to Bowral for a day trip on the train....lovely way to go....no parking hassles!
We went to this French cafe and this is how the tea came out!


Bonus for the day was we found a nice little patchwork shop we didn't know was there!

Autumn trees....


Waiting for the train home...

Monday, May 26, 2014

Holiday Catch Up

Back in March Craig and I took off for a week up to Coolum on the Sunshine Coast. The weather was fantastic and it was just the relaxing break we needed. 
This was the view from our apartment...
 

We did a lot of this.....

The resort we stayed in....across the road from the beach....



Coolum beach is beautiful...


We ate some very yummy foods...


The most delicious Sweet Potato chips cooked in Coconut Oil at the Eumundi Markets...


Catching up with friends...





We had blue skies and warm weather every day but the day we left it was pouring!!


Craig has no holidays until August next year, so we tried to squeeze in a bit of a break now. 

Take care,
Anita
xx

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Some Sewing

A few months ago I made this table topper for my friend for her birthday using a Charm Pack and the 5" L'il Twister template.



I also finished this table runner...

And this quilt finally got it's binding sewn down ( I made this about 4 years ago, had it quilted in 2012 then it got packed away for the move) - finally finished and is perfect for our rocking chair

And last of all I have been working on another Twister tabletopper for another friend for her birthday. Colours are not too great in the first pic but you can see a bit better in the 2nd. Just have to sew down the binding. 


Take care,
Anita
x

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Missing in Action

Yes I have been told I am a bad blogger and need to get my act together .....yes the last post was back in November !!

So I will start the year off with saying thank you to my Secret Sewing Sisters for the fat quarters for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. Some gorgeous Bonnie & Camille and some French General. My 2 favourite fabric designers.....both so different but love them both.


And thank you to Sandy for my lovely bag too..


Gorgeous!!
I had a lovely day for my birthday....it fell on a Sunday this year so we went for lunch out with my parents to a lovely Italian restaurant. 

For my birthday present I created a wish list on The Chic Nest website and Craig and my parents gave me those goodies for my presents.




And Nathan surprised me by giving me these owls......


Take care everyone...

Anita
X


Monday, November 25, 2013

Another High Tea!



Yesterday I headed into the city to the Art Gallery


I wasn't there to see the art, I was there for this.....


High Tea was delicious.....

Nice views...


It was my woRk's end of year get together. Good chance to catch up with staff that work in some of our other offices. I work in our head office but we have 7 other clinics that run around Sydney, so this is the only time all the doctors, nurses and secretaries all get together. 

The Art Gallery is a beautiful building, I have to confess that I don't think I have ever been there, will have to go back for a better look I think. 

Love my new sign I got from a local gift store....