Sunday, November 9, 2014

I am going on a bloggers weekend in 2 weeks so thought it might be a good idea to actually put something on my blog!

Life here has been busy as usual just with work and life in general. But I did manage to get a weekend away with the Sewing Sisters to Berry in October. It was a great weekend with lots of  sewing, eating, shopping, laughing, talking. I came away feeling very refreshed but that was short lived as I got food poisoning the night I got home. Not from the yummy food I ate while away but from the McD's burgers the boys brought home for dinner that night. It was very unpleasant and not something I want to get again! It took me over a week to feel right again!

Anyway, here are some pics from the weekend,
This is what happens when a bunch of quilters taken over the house...
Quilts and fabric laid out all over the floor

Hard at work!!

Piles of handmade bags...

 Lots of cool bags for transporting all the food we would need....there were more elsewhere!!

Hard at work again!!

Lois's quilt made out of her stash..

My shaggy quilt

Next shaggy quilt squares quilted ready to be put together....unfortunately since I have come home I have only managed to sew 2 rows together!!

Thanks for visiting!!


Monday, July 28, 2014

Goings on....

So there have been a few things going on around here..
I finally got a cupboard so I could empty all my craft stuff out of the plastic tubs. It looks so much neater! And it was fun going through it all also fun proving to Craig that Yes it would all fit in  one cupboard!! He was a doubter LOL

This pile of yumminess is being turned in to Shaggy Quilt....

I didn't go to the Quilt Show this year....after sorting out my stash into "the cupboard" I didn't want to go and be tempted with more "stuff"!!! But as some of my out of town friends were heading in for the Show I went into Darling Harbour and met them for dinner after they had been to the Show. 

I have also been to 2 High Teas....yes 2....hehe....

Craig and I headed down to Wollongong one very sunny but very cold day for fish & chips and a walk...

Oh, another pic from dinner at after the Quilt Show with Lea & Chooky

Oh and another pic from the 2nd High tea...was lovey catching up with friends........but oh the gluten overload!!

So things haven't been too quiet here and another busy week at work ahead and then the Camden Quilt show and a Baby Shower on Saturday!

Take care,

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 friend is just waiting to hear the verdict on her car. 

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

Until next time!


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Goings on

 Been some painting going on here...slow I wasn't happy about the colour 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 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,

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,

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..

I had a lovely day for my 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...