Monday, March 30, 2015


I am so happy with my sewing on the weekend, I managed to complete the quilt top of Jacquelynne
Steves "Sew Sweet Simplicity" BOM.  YAY and I'm so happy with the end result, it took me so long to select my fabrics as I always doubt myself with my fabric choices.  Now to find a backing fabric, quilt and binding, all of which I am hoping to do over the Easter Holidays.  I put my glasses at the top of the quilt just to give an indication of the size of the quilt.

Happy Monday everyone


Friday, March 27, 2015


Saturday 14th March 2015 we celebrated Kate & Josh's Engagement. It was held at Josh's parents place, they have 5 acres of land so it was a great venue.  We hired a big marquee, trestle tables and chairs. We organised the food ourselves, catering for 110 guests that had accepted the invitation however only 85 arrived on the night.  Soooo, needless to say we had quite a bit of food left over which was okay as we all had lunches and dinners for a week. 

The cake which Kate organised through COSTCO, I can recommend to anyone to buy a celebration cake from COSTCO, it was really delicious and under $30.

                                                                     Kate and Josh

                                   Our youngest daughter, Rebecca and her boyfriend Drew.

Josh's parents, Josh, Kate and Kate's parents (us LOL).....

It was a wonderful afternoon/night.  They received some gorgeous gifts along with cash and gift cards as well.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015


The recipient for this laundry bag asked for an "Aussie" themed laundry bag.  I hope he will be happy with this, the front of the laundry bag.

The back of the laundry bag,.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015


My home town is Rockhampton and many of my family and friends suffered from Marcia's havoc. You would have seen these photos no doubt time and again on TV.  My Mum was without electricity for 13 days and her yard had a lot of destruction with a 45 year old Wisteria tree ripped out of the ground and split in two and wrecked most of her front yard, Mum is so upset, she loves her gardens. Thankfully though the tree fell away from the house and no damage to the house. It was mentally upsetting for her having no power for that time at the weather conditions so hot and not being able to sleep at night etc.  Our niece lives at Zilzie which is a very small coastal community and they sustained quite a bit of damage to their house. One of Stephen's cousins and his wife live at Keppel Sands, another small coastal community, their house suffered extensive damage and the insurance company (Youi) have "written off" their house so they are getting a new house built..  They are so impressed with Youi and would recommend them to anyone, they said that Youi have been so marvellous and also someone phones them every second day checking up on their well being so emotionally that is so wonderful as well.  I am just so grateful that no one received any personal injuries though. 



Another "0" Birthday in our family for 2018, My Mum turned 80 on Monday 10th December, 2018. We celebrated with a Birthday lunch ...