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.