Australia Day - I spent Australia Day in North Queensland with my brother in law and his family. It has rained all day and all night since I arrived Thursday. Just lovely to have rain I hope I take some home with me. We ate pies and burgers and had some nice wine. We talked and told stories and had a great time.
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Thursday, 18 January 2018
I bought this little machine last year and this is the first time I have used it .. I know ... terrible isn't it. But anyway... it is a very useful little gadget if you have to make lots of bias or you like to use bias in a lot of your sewing or craft projects. Its made by simplicity
|roll on your strips|
|Thread it through as in a normal bias maker|
|Put the cover on|
|Press the button and away you go|
Last weekend I made a quick decision to visit Chookyblue. Haven't been out for a while so off I went on my four hour journey. These aren't the best photos but I often see some brumbies ( wild horses) in the forest near Piliga. I love seeing them but they are a bit shy.
Thursday, 11 January 2018
Last Sunday was my Dad's 81st. I thought I would try American peanut butter pie, my favorite dessert when I was there. It was not as successful as I wanted . Our cornflour must be stronger as the filling was too thick and I couldn't get the peanut butter crumble to go on the base so I used crushed buttersnap biscuits. It didn't work the same but I am going to try again and do some modifications. One of my goals for this year is not to waste food so I made a pavlova with the egg whites which were not required for the recipe The pool and the BBQ were well used.
On my journey to getting back into it I found a pile of tea towels and hand towels that I had planned on decorating for gifts. So I am into getting these done. They are very basic but done ready for the present box. I always think a cute tea towel over the bread basket at a BBQ is a nice touch. They have only been in the cupboard for about three years, so naughty.
A couple of hand towels to jazz up the bathroom .
Saturday, 6 January 2018
Getting down to my sewing space. I had to find a spot for this beautiful little quilt Denice gave me in November when I visited her in Michigan. ( You will find her at "Denice's Day" on my side bar. http://weesied.blogspot.com.au/ )I could not find any wall space so it is at the entrance to my sewing room on my Nana's Singer treadle. It so lovely just like a flower garden inside.
I finally got to my sewing space after reading Chooky's and Googy's blog. I really must get in there every day.