Tuesday, November 19, 2013


I have been busy recently making a quilt and laundry bag for 2 deployed Aussie Hero's.  I really enjoyed making this disappearing 9 patch quilt, it is a little fiddly cutting all the squares and sewing them together but I just love the end result and it looks more time consuming than it actually is. I added the Aussie touches in the corners with the Aussie flag fabric and also the embroidered Kangaroos.
This is one side of the laundry bag with the Australian flag and also some Aussie themed fabric around it.

This is the other side of the laundry bag, I have incorporated a Byron Bay souvenir linen tea towel and some Aussie themed fabric around it.

This partially wonky block will be incorporated with other wonky blocks (made by other ladies in the Aussie Hero Quilts and Laundry Bags group) being made into a mystery quilt for a Hero. I think I need some lessons in making wonky blocks LOL.... oh well, at least I used the correct colours with the red and white and the black and white fabrics.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


I had this spare laundry bag made up sitting in the cupboard. Jan-Maree of Aussie Hero Quilts and Laundry Bags put a list up last week with the latest requests for quilts and laundry bags so I put his initials on the laundry bag Sunday morning and am sending it off to a deployed hero this week.
I made this block a couple of weeks back which will be incorporated into a mystery quilt for someone.

Friday, November 1, 2013


We travelled to Airlie Beach to attend our only niece's Wedding on Saturday 5th October 2013.  Everything was perfect, I am so proud of my niece, she did a spectacular job of all the arrangements for the Wedding.  The setting was so perfect at Coral Cove Resort, Airlie Beach, right on the Pacific Ocean. 
My beautiful Kate was one of the 6 bridesmaids, I started crying as soon as I saw her all dressed and looking absolutely stunning, I can't imagine what I'll be like when it's her turn to wear a gorgeous white dress....  I will have to try and get some great waterproof makeup....

Lisa my niece looking so gorgeous and Tommy her Dad.

The happy couple after the ceremony "Kissing The Bride"

Lisa and Fabian.

The six bridesmaids and the flower girl, pretty little maids all in a row......

The Best Man and five Groomsmen, four of these guys are Beano's brothers and two good friends. Beano is one of eleven children, Beano being the third eldest.  There are eight boys and three girls.  I was talking to his Mum after the ceremony and she said - only two left to get married. 

Grandad with his three Grand children.

Lisa with her favourite Aunty and Uncle.

Stephen and Moi...

Our youngest - Rebecca and her boy friend, Drew.

Nicky is Lisa's (the Bride) Mum, with her Dad and two brothers.  I can't believe the three guys all have blue shirts on and it wasn't planned.  

Kate and her partner, Josh.

Awwww Kate and her Daddy...

Awwww Kate and her Mummy.....

Our two gorgeous girls....... I love this photo.

Kate and Courtney.

The table settings were just amazing.

This was the sweets table, we all had little boxes and packets to fill....  The theme was Pink and White if you haven't already guessed....  All the sweets were pink and white..... Except there were also maltese's, I don't know how they snuck in ummmmm......

The Bridal party, WOW it's the biggest Bridal party I have ever seen, fourteen and no room for
the parents....

The happy couple

The Bridal dance....

The favourite Aunty and uncle enjoying all of the festivities.

And lastly the spectacular view which was the back drop for the ceremony. The weather was absolutely glorious, you couldn't have asked for a nicer afternoon/evening.

The food was so good, the menu was an alternate drop for all three courses, I had a read through and picked what I wanted and said to Stephen - this is what I want so we're swapping if I get the other....
BUT we didn't have to swap - the universe was smiling on me - I was given everything I wanted....
ahhhhh it was the most wonderful afternoon/evening, we all had the best time and everything went off without any problems occurring.  Although I found out later in the night the Groom nearly didn't have a Wedding ring.  Earlier in the day some of the groomsmen decided to take a photo of Fabian's Wedding ring and put it on the railing of the balcony outside their room which overlooked the pool not far from where the ceremony was to be held.  Some how the ring fell off the railing and ended up in the pool so the guys ran down stairs and jumped into the pool clothes and all to retrieve the ring, lucky they did, phew.....

Have a great weekend everyone.


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