Saturday, June 25, 2022


 I have loved stitching Part 2 of Around Town by Anni Downs. All that hand stitching is so me!!

There has been some lovely sewing at Wednesday afternoon stitching too. Jayne has made this gorgeous embroidery with 3D hollyhocks.
Roni has also created these amazing bird pin cushions!!

I have enjoyed knitting these socks. I had some wool left over so made some baby hats for the hospital. Good fun!!

Monday, June 20, 2022

The little miss turns 8

 Just last week our lovely granddaughter, Alice, turned 8. Wow, that time has flown. We had a little family party on her birthday.

Then last weekend she celebrated at the Reptile Zoo with her friends. I can't believe how brave she was with the snakes etc! Mummy made her a lovely new dress for the party.

Friday, June 10, 2022

This and that

 Last week a few of us went to Craftalive at the Old Bus Depot. It was a very chilly day and the huge bus depot was quite cold. We were all rugged up which helped. It was nice to see the stalls and the quilts. Canberra quilters had their quilt show here this time. Here are a few pictures of the quilts.

I quite liked the stalls and managed to buy some wool (not needed but wanted). some useful rasant threads and a few other bits and pieces. I have been having fun with a bit of canvas work. I wanted to make some small houses for my printers tray so adjusted a few of Sue Hawkins patterns to make them smaller. They are a fuss but very cute!

I also decided to use up some of my sock wool stash to make some socks. I have only made one pair before so it was a learning curve working with 4 little needles in the round but here is sock number 1!

Monday, May 30, 2022


 Last Thursday, Paddy and I flew to Brisbane to go to the AQC. We were so excited to be heading to a craft show again after so long. We arrived at our apartment and Adrienne met us there. We walked to the shops and enjoyed afternoon tea and bought some sushi for dinner. On Friday we headed to the Exhibition Centre to meet Fiona. We had a lovely time! It was a bit smaller than in Melbourne and many of the shops from Victoria weren't there. Still, we loved seeing Anni Downs, Jane at Bebe bold and the Birdhouse stalls and many others.

The quilts were quite amazing. Here are a few of them.

This quilt has been made using quarter inch hexagons.

On Saturday, we explored a bit. We caught the river cat to Teneriffe. We were planning to have lunch there but there was a music festival and the main road was closed off. We then returned to South Bank and had a late lunch there.

We decided to walk back to town over the bridge. We bought some simple dinner and relaxed in the evening.

We enjoyed seeing these stainless steel statues.
Yesterday, Paddy and I filled in time till our late afternoon flight having lunch and then catching the air train to the airport. The weather was so beautiful there. Freezing here today! 
I didn't need anything but still managed to buy!