Saturday, August 18, 2012


 This is the quilt I made at Nundle at the weekend. We have been going for a weekend retreat to Nundle for about 10 years. We go to the Cottage on the Hill, which is run by Kerry Swain. We always have a great time.

The quilt was made as a quilt as you go quilt made in panels. Here is how you join each section together with a bind.Thanks to Kerry, Peg, who drove Kath and I to Nundle and the rest of the girls .

Sunday, July 22, 2012

St Vincent de Paul

Today I sorted my wardrobe. In these bags are 21 pairs of pants and 25 tops and a few other bits and pieces all taken to the St Vincent de Paul clothing bin.
Sad to say I have probably got this much left again, but I have to keep something to wear.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


I am sure I am not alone in trying to get rid of  "STUFF" that is of no use to you.I have started on my de-cluttering journey. I started last Saturday, and have vowed to do a draw or a shelf in a cupboard everyday. So far I have managed it.
This is my bedside cabinet drawer after I have finished.

                                                          Another drawer sorted.

 Just one of the few wardrobes I have to do. Wish me luck, I have a terrible time throwing things away. Putting it on the blog will keep me on track.

Monday, July 16, 2012

School Holidays

During the school holidays my two youngest grandsons came to stay, I knitted them some fuzzy feet. We had a great time, went to the movies , to the park, played golf and took the dogs for long runs. They live in Sydney so they love coming to the country.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Peppers Quilt

I bought this panel and fabric at the craft show in Sydney. My 8 year old grandson's black labrador lives with me in Narromine because they don't have room for her in Sydney

This is what I have done so far

 I have appliqued Pepper on to a white background and stippled all around her. I am using the quilt as you go method which we learned when Pauline the Gadget Queen taught us when she visited Narromine.
I am using the paw print fabric as the final border.

Winter Wonderland swap

Sorry for being a bit slow with posting my Winter wonderland gifts. I received these great gifts from Christine . A lovely mug rug with a snowy owl on it. Fabric with snow flakes, some snowball chocolates and a mug with a snowy owl on it. Thanks so much Christine I love them

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Birthday Fabric

It was my birthday on the 14th and am in a birthday fat quarter swap organised by Maree. Thankyou to Michelle (Ridgeway rag-tag) for her fabrics and goodies and to Sandy(sandyspatchwork angel) who delivered it to me a the craft show. Thanks girls it is very much appreciated

Visit to Sydney craft and quilt show

I have just returned from a 3 day visit to the Sydney craft show. Chookyblue organised a bloggers meet and I was lucky to be included. Had a great time. Thanks to everyone for making me feel welcome.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Gift

These are the lovely gifts I received from Jenny at Elefantz in Maree's Swap. Thankyou so much to Jenny for these great things and to Maree, for organising the swap.

There were also Easter eggs, but sorry I ate them before I took the photo.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


A big thankyou to Caro from the Netherlands. She sent me a beautiful wall hanging. The house on the wall hanging is made of metal, really unusual. Caro also sent me some coasters, some French ribbon,a sheep pencil and a dutch hand painted book mark. Thank you so much. I have been away visiting my family in Sydney. Thanks to Chooky for all your organisation.