Friday, December 16, 2011

My favourite things 2

My second block, only 21 to go.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


I have signed up with Chookyblue to participate in the third stitch along. Chooky, Peg and I decided to challenge our selves to finish a Gardeners Journal quilt 2 years ago, after a dissicussion at Girls Day in the Country.The challenge for 2011/2012 is Annie Downes My favourite things quilt from her book Some Kind Of Wonderful. This is the first block.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


This is my SSCS that is winging its way to USA.

This is the lovely ornament I received from Caro in the Netherlands.Caro has cross stitched Merry Xmas Dale on to the sheep. I have got several other surprises that I am saving till Christmas morning. Thanks Caro for the sheep and all the other goodies.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Milford Sound

Milford Sound has an average rainfall of 8metres per annum so we were very lucky on the day that we went that we had cloudless skies and sunshine. We also had a pod of about 12 dolphins in the wake of our boat.

A great place to visit.

Mirror Lake on the way to Milford Sound

Check out the reflection in the water.

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Zealand- so much to see

This is a Moeraki boulder formed 60 million years ago. Same way as an oyster forms a pearl. They are still growing

This is Mount Cook, the highest mountain on the South island.It is usually shrouded in cloud but we had a great day to see it. Good weather followed us for our whole 2 weeks.

DH and I enjoying the scenery.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Trip to New Zealand

We are starting with a 7 day bus tripof the south island.. We landed in Christchurch but because of the earthquake their was a lack of accomodation close by so this is where we were taken, about an hours drive, what a view!!!

The first day we drove to lake Tekapo, the water is this colour because of the mica which is washed from the glaciers.
This country is beautiful and if you have the chance to travel there do so as you will not be disappointed.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Golf Trip to Corowa

There was a mob of about 50 kangaroos lying amongst the trees sunning themselves. Luckily my ball did not go near them

This is the mighty Murray river that runs along side the golf course

We recently spent 5 days playing golf with a group of 14 like minded people. We had a great time with good weather everyday. This is the eighth year we have been. Looking forward to many more.
DH and I are headed to New Zealand in a couple of weeks to have a game over there.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Visit to Mount Tenandra

We had a great weekend. Thanks to all the girls for their friendship and company.

These are the two quilts that I made at Mount Tenandra. I have finished both of them, one for my DIL and one for a grandsons school.

This is one of two quilts that I made at Mount Tenandra. I have finished both of them, one for my DIL and one for a grandsons school.

Tis the season 1 & 2

I signed up to join the stitch along organised by Chookyblue and decided to make two quilts, one for each of my youngest grand sons.

I am sure they will like them.

Shaggy Quilt

This is a shaggy quilt I made for my DIL.Shaggy is good. She loves it.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


The school that my grand children attend hold an Art and Craft festival every year. Since the eldest Josh started school in 2001 this is the 24th quilt I have donated . Peg,Happy in quilting kindly took these photos for me cause I thought my camera was broken. Thanks Peg.

My Camera is not broken!

I am in a stich a long organised by Chookyblue. It is Tis the Season quilt. I am making two for two of my grandsons. These are some of my favourite blocks.

I thought my camera was broken but I pressed a button Disp/? and it is working again!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Girls Day in the Country

I went to Nundle this weekend with 130 like minded girls to do a workshop with Annie Downes organised by Kerry from Cottage on the Hill. This is my fourth GDITC and I look forward to many more. These are the girls on our table we had a great time. Thanks to everyone who made it so enjoyable.

Boys Story by Annie Downes

This is what I have been working on, I decided to make it for Tommy my youngest grandson who has just had his fifth birthday
The quilt is designed by Annie Downes and is gorgeous.

Tommy loves it. I put his photo instead of one of the applique blocks.

I used fabric from my birthday swap fat quarters.