Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Quilt blocks on their way!

I posted off a few Healing Heart blocks today to Shirley after reading about it on Jo's blog on Saturday.

I love the pink one on the left, the words say it all. P.S can you see your material here Nabs?


As you can see I am hoping for my blocks to go in a child's quilt, these teddies have been in my cupboard for a long time waiting for the right time to escape.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

$16 for this strawberry!

Only one strawberry so far and $16 spent on plants
P.S. Happy birthday to my lovely son, first birthday in his own home!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Nicole added some old photos on her blog (see Gypsy and the Curious Owl link) and while looking for some work things on an archive disc I found these.

Such cute kids!! Who is that fat boy

Lenah Valley Primary in .........

Photo in the Mercury - such a good little 2year old, yes I will have a badge please.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Elderberry wine

Just sat down at my computer after my gorgeous son left to back everything up as it crashed twice when we turned it on tonight - and of course haven't backed up forever. Mike (you can see some of his photos on the Flickr feed on my blog) and I had dinner together and a good natter for our regular weekly catch up. However I did get a bit distracted and thought why not do a blog post....

I went to Bothwell for work yesterday and saw this fantastic Elderberry tree next to the Post Office. So tempted to pick the flowers to make some Elderberry wine!

Started some more Christmas stitching over the weekend but spent most of the time (as the rain came down) cleaning out cupboards, what a horder! I even found an unused 35mm film for my old camera - and the camera as well. How expensive were those and now we can get must better photos digitally.

Friday, November 12, 2010

I've been busy

Who could this be?
Just a little sneak at what I have been working on this week.

P.S. Happy birthday to my beautiful daughter

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Coles have a lot to answer for!

I went to do some grocery shopping tonight, well I suppose I do have to eat but not my favourite thing to do. Right at the front of the store were a stack of beautiful plants that just jumped into my basket.

Just loved this strawberry flower so had to buy it even though every one knows I don't do food in the garden! Now I will have to buy some more to fill the pot.

This one just begged to come home with me - at least it is non-edible. Not in the garden yet, maybe tonight. I did buy another one as well but my camera battery died before I could take a photo.

Friday, October 29, 2010

The things you do!

To think I pull these out as if they are weeds! A friend and I went to Habitat's Christmas sale tonight (ymmy champagne and nibbles!!!) and in Wellington Court there was massed display of the most beautiful aquilegias. I too could have had this in my garden J Oh well! Did I mention the bargains I bought, hmmm well they need to be kept a secret till Christmas.

My aquilegias - Granny's Bonnets, the massed display was just so much nicer.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Stripey Trousers

This evening I attended the launch of Anna's new book at the Hobart Book Shop. The book has been a while in the writing but finally finished and published. Very different to her other book An Australian Republic, written with Greg Barnes.

My copy of The Stripey Trousers

Anna was kept busy signing copies, I think supplies ran out!

They can't be the stripey trousers, can they?
Plenty of family support

And the gang were (almost) all there
Browsing before the launch

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I wandered around the garden after coming home from camp and everything is blooming, the plants are responding so well to a little bit of weeding - well OK they were smothered!
My wisteria is the best it has ever been!

This orchid was given to me by a good friend - 2 spikes this year!

Banksia rose clipped to the bone but still flowering

Double white Banksia rose

Clematis climbing the fence

Isopogon - Candy Cones - new this year and I love it!

I struck this one - it is growing well and looks so good

Don't know what this is - bought it at a fair a couple of years ago...
Just Joey - my first bloomer this year

Dug out, cut back but this creeper is still blooming

No there aren't any weeds here, poor miniature lavender it is all overgrown... 

Couldn't believe my rhodohypoxis were already flowering!
Must put some more camp photos up!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Back from camp and it was such fun. We talked, ate and stitched! Vicki invited me along and while I didn't know anyone else it didn't matter, all were so lovely and as I arrived the night before Vicki they all welcomed me and I felt as if I had known everyone for ages. I love my swap from Pauline, the stitching is superb.

Pauline made this and I was so lucky to get it in the swap

Mine is bigger than yours!

Meridith spent all weekend hand quilting, isn't it magnificent?

hmmm whose feet are these

Well I didn't get much done this week end :) but who would expect Ted to sew?

Yes I did venture outside at least once
Hope we all can go again next year, Hagley Farm School is a lovely spot and the accomodation was great. I also met Cathy who is going to be working with me next year. Thanks to Sarah and Cathy for organising everything.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Royal dresses

M and I had a big sewing day today but that's not all!

We decided to have a break after lunch and went over to the Barn at Rosny to have a look at the Bonsai display. Loved the plants they were fantastic, so beautiful but I decided I would resist as I know coming home with me would not be good for them lol.

We went over to the Masonic Hall to look at what we thought was a textile display and found a dealers' market but enjoyable any way. The display frocks were gorgeous, it is nice to know that Queen Vic was fatter than me. The good on sale were lovely too, some amazing stitching.

Bag I made for J's birthday

One of the display gowns

You can imagine someone slaving over this for days and days

What better view could you have while cutting out! Even with rain on the window.

M's dyed, printed, embroidered material - a bag coming up!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Sewing busy busy

I have been very busy sewing - even while I was watching Collingwood win the Premiership. Good old Collingwood yay! Burnie High are having a big weekend and I promised Vicki I would make some goodies for her. We have a Campus meeting at Campbell Town tomorrow so I will take them with me to give to her.

Here they are! Fun making them too

Love the little cat button I 'found' in my cupboard

A few pencil cases

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Out of the weeds!

I know I have a lot of weeds but I do have some beautiful flowers as well.

Mum's favourite flowers

So much better in the garden

Miniature daffodils

These are like weeds, they multiply so much every year, everyone in Hobart has some
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