Monday 29 October 2018

Over the weekend  I spent some time stitching..... Getting my OPAM for October finished. This project is a partially printed project designed by Bonnie Sullivan. It uses some wool applique, embroidery and a printed picture design. I love them. I Love the colours and the quirky design.  As much as I try to go for an Aussie for Christmas I still tend to love the traditional northern hemisphere style of decoration.  In early November last year I was in Michigan and it snowed and there were lots of Christmas decorations in shops and around and that will probably as close as I will ever get to a white Christmas. Well I can dream. Hello to Denice my Michigan friend.

Friday 5 October 2018


I got a lovely surprise  when my darling husband spoiled me from afar.

Thursday 4 October 2018

Northern Visitors

Bernie's family from the Atherton tablelands (North Qld) visited. Some have never been interstate so we drove over the bridge for a photo shoot . Ha !Ha!

We had so much fun making  pizzas.  The pool was open for business and face painting was a main attraction, first the kids and then  the adults, if you stood still you were painted.  

Family time

Spent some time with my brother during the holidays. They dug up fresh sand to make a sandpit, a bit of paddling on the dam, some fishing and a sausage sizzle on an open fire to end the day. What else could kids want.  The only technology was my camera.

If the tractor, the forklift, or the gator has a steering wheel or a horn it's very cool for this little boy.

Night time possum hunt is always good. Don't worry the gator never went anywhere . NO keys the kids just loved playing on it and pretending.

Creating with Scan and Cut

Feels like a little while since I've blogged ,sorry, but life just gets in the way sometimes.
I promised dear Peg I would catch up on my OPAM I missed August so now I am caught up if that is allowed?  Now life should be back to normal and I should be on time for October.  

I made these trays for the ladies I work with at school for Xmas ! Hopefully they don't read my blog. I used the Brother scan and cut. I have had it for ages but wasn't confident with it. After a few demonstrations at the Sydney  Quilt and Craft fair  I got inspired. The trays are quite big and hopefully will be useful not just for the Christmas season but all year around.