Thursday, 24 May 2018

Aloe Vera flowers

This is how our little garden is growing.

Looking at the flower from the Aloe Vera plant.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Time for girly stitching

It's girly time now.
2.5" strips just makes everything easier and quicker.
It's amazing what you can get out of the smallest pieces.
And it is all quilted and bound.

My friend was very happy with them.
I'm on a roll.
I have another 2 to get started on and finished quickly.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Sewing for a baby boy

The strip blocks are done. Now to work out how to get it a little bigger.
It needs a colour to seperate the blocks.
Blue is the colour for sashing.

Blocks have their sashings on.

The sashings are on and it is a flimsy
And here is the finished quilt.

40" x 60"

Friday, 18 May 2018

The boys did some cooking

Baking time in the house.
The boys making yummy banana muffins for them to put in their lunch box each day.
They ended up making a 2nd batch on another night.
These were vanilla ones..

Concentrating hard getting the batter into the pans..

Little boy hot dogs & spaghetti.. Thread the spaghetti through the sausage then put in boiling water until cooked. The boys loved them and ate them all up so fast. It made it more fun and tastier because they did it...

They did a good job. We all had fun.
Hope they do it again with their mum.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Taupe shopping

On our way to Ballarat we stopped off in Balkan at
I was lucky enough to stay here for a retreat a few years back. It is a lovely town.
The shop is great.
A beautiful bundle of taupe fat 1/8s

These were the lovely fabrics I bought on my trip to the city. 
The apple fabric will be the lining for my BORO work pouch I intend to make.
No it's not taupe but I can see it used.
While I was at my daughters I wanted some yarn to knit a scarf/wrap.
Linda from the UK  sent me the pattern
I love these colours and the yarn is soft.
Can't wait to get started.

The lovely Jenni from   Jacaranda  around her Japanese fabrics to cut some pieces from.
Now I have a great selection to do a BORO design.

Monday, 14 May 2018

The only sewing i did while away

When I went into the city of Melbourne I took a little sewing project.
1/2" Hexies. A project I started years ago on a sewing cruise.
Class was with Jane MacDonald.
Well it was a little carry along project.

Then I continued it while looking after the grandsons.

I was also asked to sew on my grandsons Karate patch
How could I refuse.

I managed to get 2 finished.

Not sure when I'll get back to them but they will always be there.

Saturday, 12 May 2018


My daughter got home for her honeymoon cruise n the afternoon. She unpacked, caught up on news and then we both headed off into the city of Melbourne for a great night.
The waiter took our photo and caught the tram going past.
The corner of Flinders Street & Swanston Street.
The opposite corner is Federation square.
It was a bit daunting with the streets lined with police cars.
Not sure if that was because of recent activities or just presence to keep things under control but we did have a great time and walked to the theatre very comfortably.

My daughter celebrates her birthday around Mother's Day and today is it.
A lovely treat for us to share a dinner and show together.
We used to do this often and I do miss it.
We will need to plan this when a new show is out.

Of course I had the seafood pasta. Yummy.

My daughter was hanging out for a steak and she got it.
The famous Young and Jacksons Pub

Our night at the theatre.
What a fantastic show.
It was one of the best shows we have seen. Funny, great music and the costumes were amazing.