Saturday, 27 May 2023

Such a Loss

This is for those of you who know Gail , my very dear friend and quilting buddy.

Gail and I 

 Gail said goodbye to her husband of 55 years last Saturday. After a long and courageous  battle John lost his fight with a savaging facial skin cancer. Rest In Peace dear  friend. John was an Ex serviceman from the Vietnam war and worked tirelessly in the community with the RSL and the Hawks Rugby Union Club 

My retirement present yo me .

 I am now the proud owner of this beauty . Practice , practice , practice !

Stacey’s at the Gap quilting retreat


A baby quilt for my nephew , Scott and Phoebs’s baby. Pattern by Quilters Corner, Deloraine Tasmania  

Miriam painted rocks
Deb from Ipswich crocheting and making market goodies as well as scrap booking 
Gundy girls table, Sheena , Margie and Peg , Di was hiding 

Karen and Christine want to be Gundy girls so they share our table .. love them.There's Di way down the back .

Yep the moda mini from Scrub stichers got finished

Jo our problem solver with Karen sorting colours 

Scrub Stitching creations and thank you messages

This placemat roll was made by Jo , thank you Jo

Moda Mini in Christmas fabric our retreat project for 2023

My swap gift was from Sue… I was very lucky , thank you Sue , a zipper bag full of goodies 

Sylvia from Germany made these very cute snail pin cushion for the zoomers . I love it.

Tracy showed  me a pin wheel block and the little blue pin cushion was in our goody bag with the Annie Downs pattern kit.

I made the sewing caddy using Tula Pink fabric and patterns by Annie


So much to share

 Whoops posted on Scrub stitches by mistake but it’s gone now …sorry.

I don’t know about this retirement gig….so busy and loving it.

Colourful earrings by my friend  ‘Woodsee’ she’s on Facebook

 Spoilt on Mother’s Day 
Big garden clean up some rambling roses planted and lots of flower seeds for spring

My  mini pot lemon tree always has some fruit for me

This year was my first chrysanthemum harvest just in time for Mother’s Day. I picked 5 vases and there is still lots in the garden. And yes! I should put my Christmas table runner away!

Wednesday, 10 May 2023

Retirement Dinner

 After 43 years in teaching I decided to retire. Last weekend the school held a retirement dinner for me. It was lovely and I felt very special and very blessed to have met so many beautiful people in my teaching journey . Thanks you to my dear friends.

The teachers put in and bought me this lovely gift . I’ll treasure them always.

Wednesday, 19 April 2023

Scrub Stitch’n 2023

 Well, what an interesting time we had. So many new and old faces to meet, stories to be told, ideas to be shared  and beautiful quilts to look at. Thank you everyone even under crappy circumstances I still enjoyed it. I totally missed our cook Ronnie even though she popped in from time to time.

I chose to make a bag by Annie pattern for a “hold all caddy “ my Oh my - either my brain retired when I did or I was just too relaxed. It took forever. I am very pleased with it though and I am sure I will make the next one much faster . Thanks to Donna for organising it all, she always does a brilliant job. I have put a selection of the photos I have. By no means all the people quilts or photos but I’m sure between us all you’ll see them. I have to say how special it was to have our overseas visitors in a more remote part of the country.

The bag that took forever
Deana and I showing off our wares
The internationals and myself 
Tracy,me,Lou,Gail,Raewyn and Deana (standing) sitting are Sylvia and Chris

Best outfit - so much thought and sewing Sylvia

.Raewyn looks so like a little gum nut even though she was a good gum tree .Sorry Raewyn🤪
Just having a drink country show style with Miss Jules
Kylie and Lea
Maureen,Susan and Lynda lined up for dinner.
Tracy and pocket rocket stitcher Deana
Our Annette, Lea Natasha and Jules
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 The tourists-its a long way to Uluru 
The nutters🤣🤣

Chooky and Lea at the show bar
The lovely Diane did some stitching for me
Susan myself and Lynda
Brenda and the green goanna 

Jo nut baby 🤪
Brenda’s goanna 


New Zealand Quilt 

Lou from NZ

Tina’s quilt

One of Sue`s creations