Thursday 30 March 2017


It has just rained all night here. We do need the rain.   I love rain but as usual at this time of year it wont know when to stop in some places. I am desperately hoping this system goes west for you Chooky. Our niece and nephew on Bernie's side are in Proserpine which just copped the brunt of cyclone Debbie. Bill and Shiralee have a cane and cattle property and John and Melita are in building .Both have lots of damage.  Its very sad because after the last cyclone John's house had a big fire  when the power was turned back on and lost 1/2 his house . This time he has lots of water damage inside. Shiralee and Bill have water damage in their house but most of their farm infrastructure is gone.

To all my friends in the path of this silly x -cyclone and the rain depression that follows be careful.

Love you all

Saturday 25 March 2017

Our Grand Babies Growing up too Fast

Ev at the Community Garden
Ev playing with some shaving cream
"Eat up Colton" 

With Poppy Michael today 

GDITC swap gifts

Working on Foxly Village by Natalie Bird 
Just Noticed both of my accessories were swaps from Girls Day In The Country.... the needle case from Inca last year and the pin cushion from Dawnie this year.
This is the beautiful pin cushion Dawnie made for the swap this year and I was lucky enough to get it. Love your work Dawnie.

Finished Already

So pleased to say I have finished my 2017  Girls Day in The Country project by Bonnie Sullivan .
I love this cute little sewing basket which used to be a bamboo steamer... 

I really love the fact that the base fabric was a piece of a 1930's quilt from America. Very old quilts are very difficult to get hold of here in Australia.  I hope on my America visit I get to see some.

While I was sewing the wool applique onto this I was thinking....

Who was snuggled under this quilt, where was it made?  What was the person like who made it.? Where did the fabrics come from??  May be you could even get DNA from it and find out?????

2 layers for storing sewing goodies  with a little wool lining.
Very cute lashing on the sides - not a cheap steamer
Lovely little saying
Inside the lid is a little pin cushion.

Sunday 19 March 2017

More Girls Day Girls

There are going to be so may posts and photos of Girls Day In The Country.... sorry ...I have posted a heap tonight and more to come. The saddest news was that this is the last one. I think we were all a bit heart broken...Goodnight my friends.. will miss you all.  Thank you for a beautiful weekend together.. sewing...talking and most of all laughing.

Photos from GDITC 2017

Deb , Sandy and I  sat with Dzintra,  Annette ,and Fiona 
Lea and I 
Janis, Julie, Linda
Susan, Marilyn and Dee

Afternoon drinks at GDITC

Dawni made a beautiful novelty sewing case and pin cushion....... I got it in the swap... Yeah!  Love it Dawnie, cute as an orange...
The lovely Kez 
We  all wanted Lea's beautiful recycled tapestry pear.
Trish got it in the swap.  Almost a googy egg for her collection.

Showing Lucy

Sandy from "Shiralee Stitches" has got many of us completing Lucy Boston Block. Googy (Trish) is using blue 

Sandy and  Donna are doing lots on theirs as well.

GDITC Breakfast

The Chooky cooking breakfast for her roomies !  Yum . I might add after she had been for a 6 km walk. Lucky us. Thanks Chookyblue.
Donna and Sandy walking in Fossicker's Tourist Park 
 ( caravan park and cabins)

The Peel Inn

The Peel in has a beautiful beer garden .  It would have been beautiful place for lunch , except it rained.

Show and Tell

Every time we go to "Girls Day in The Country" (GDITC) our group of bloggers get together and show our quilts and small projects, some are finished , some works in progress.

Deb from "Frog Cottage" show us 3 beautiful quilt tops.

Jo Jo always comes to GDITC with her mum. This year she showed the  pillow case she made .  She loves this weekend with the girlfriends

The Silo Trail.

Bernie came across these beauties when he was travelling last week.

It never ceases to amaze me how creative and inventive country people are when it comes to making their small towns a place worth visiting. 
These grain storage silos have become a canvas for some artists. In some country towns in the state of Victoria  in Australia the local people are adding some interest to their landscape.

Silos in Brim, Patchewollock and Sheep Hills have been completed.
More are planned for Lascelles, Roseberry and Rupanyup are yet to be painted, but will be finished this year.
For directions to all the completed Silos, head to their website:
I think they are amazing.