Saturday, July 31, 2010

My lastest sewing

Here is a pic of the sewing machine mat that I finished last week. I found some charm squares that I had bought of Ebay years ago and thought this would be a good use for them.

And here are the  stitcheries that I have completed for my Gardeners Journal quilt. I am way behind everyone else in the Stitch-a-long but I don't mind as am continually working on it, just at my own pace LOL

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Today was a busy day here, but lots of fun!
We went this morning to pick up our new car!!

Same car, Nissan Xtrail, but different colour and brand, spanking new! We have only ever had 1 brand new car before so we were a touch excited LOL

Then this afternoon I went with some lovely friends to the Park Hyatt at The Rocks in Sydney for High Tea. We had a great time catching up and eating some very delicious food.

This is the view from the restaurant:

Thursday, July 8, 2010


This post is for Donna who says she misses my posts about our weekend jaunts when I have no posts about sewing LOL.

On Monday we both had the day off so decided to take our car for a dirt road drive before we get the new one (can't get the new one dirty!!). So we headed down to the southern highlands, about a 45 min drive down the freeway from us. We had planned to go driving in a particular forest but couldn't find the right map so didn't want to venture too far off the main forest roads.

This is in the Penrose State Forest and this is clump of trees they haven't chopped down, I assume because they are gum trees and not the pine trees that they harvest.

Of course no drive would be complete without a yummy BBQ lunch - I tell you it was so cold there we were fighting for prime position next to the BBQ!!! LOL
We then drove down to the Morton National Park near Bundanoon and here is the spectacular view of the "Grand Canyon".


On Saturday I finally got some time to do some sewing. Here is my spot in the gorgeous winter sun, the warmest place in our house.I finished another owl bag, the same as this one, for a friend who asked me for one last September LOL
I also sewed some cute charm squares together to make a sewing machine mat. Unfortunately that is far as I got, so putting it all together will have to wait until the next window of opportunity to get the machine out!

MOre Cold!

The day after the last frozen morning was even worse! So cold I only took 2 pics as I didn't want to be outside!!