Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Celebrating the life of my wonderful Dad

I could not have wished for a more loving, kind, fair, hardworking and creative father. He was a true gentleman.  I loved him every minute of the 59 years and 11 months I had him as my Dad, my teacher and my best friend.

A younger "Ray" working in the bush all his life , he had a passion for nature.
After many years in the logging industry he bought this tractor in 1976  and began to do agricultural earth works ,  scrub clearing , fence lines and de-silting dams . He loved his Volvo loaders , his first one was sold to a farmer in the area and recently he found it and had to have a photo shoot. Of course he had many newer models after this  one.

Thank you  for your messages of love and support over the past 10 days .

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Sitting and Watching

I am spending many hours sitting , watching and comforting  this beautiful man, my dad. Sadly he is really not well. The many memories going over and over in my head fill the hours and the tears of course.

At home the carpenters are hard at work - we are nearly there. The kitchen is almost done. A few more days ..... 

Monday, 4 March 2019

Interesting Photos

Mother Nature at her best and most interesting.
If you are a 30cm long brown snake caught in a pool you curl around a piece of fly away grass and float around.
Sunset from my back yard .
The park is so dry but there is still fun to be had at the end of the day.

Who can you see loving being lost in the ball pit.

Saturday, 23 February 2019


No sewing for a couple of weeks we are doing some renovations, getting a new kitchen and may be I  get a new sewing room too. Lots of unpacking cupboards and storing things for a few weeks. 
This was my sewing space 
Like my temporary desk leg  ha ha !
Another reason for not even hand sewing squashed in the moving ...Ouch !!

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Josh's Birthday.

We spent the weekend in Bundaberg celebrating Josh's birthday and spending time with them all. The grandchildren are growing so fast. Josh is the best Barbecue cook. He cooked up a feast for his own birthday celebration. He loves to barbecue.  His mum in law Gail made him a beautiful cake of course a Barbecue cake what else. She is so clever. We had brisket, pork ribs, beef ribs and pork belly. We had salads too of course. It was so delicious. I'm so lucky both the men in may family are excellent cooks.

The meat 
The barbecue cake 

The celebration.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Being creative with Dijanne Cevaal's Prints.

Time for some creative stitching. I bought this at the Sydney Quilt and Craft show last year. I did a workshop with this lady she was very nice. She made a lino print and then embroidered it.

I am loving this now because there is no plan and no rules , just add a bit of creativity.
My stitching looks a bit primitive and not the neatest here but it is what it is. I think  I will make it into a table center for my coffee table. I just love these earthy colours.

Thursday, 31 January 2019

The Snow Men are Done.

I was determined to finish these two projects and not pack them away unfinished until next Christmas and yes I have done it .. Yeah!  I love these part printed projects by Bonnie Sullivan. Stay tuned for the last thing to finish a Christmas bauble made with yo yos. 

Packed up ready to sleep for a year!

This is my favourite one . My first introduction to the cardinal bird was with my American friend Denice in Michigan she had them at her back cute.
I love reindeer and snow men too. I just love Christmas.