Saturday, 27 January 2018

Australia Day 2018

Australia Day - I spent Australia Day in North Queensland with my brother in law and his family. It has rained all day and all night since I arrived Thursday. Just lovely to have rain I hope I take some home with me.  We ate pies and burgers and had some nice wine. We talked and told stories and had a great time.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Chooky Visit

First drinks by the pool !   Then roast lamb...

Then this ..................stitching in my chair...... Always nice to see my friend chookyblue!

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Working on Foxly Village.

I have been trying to work on this project for a while and I am slowly getting there. Too many life interruptions lately. But ..there is no race is there? This is my happy space!

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Bias Maker

I bought this little machine last year and this is the first time I have used it .. I know ... terrible isn't it.  But anyway... it is a very useful little gadget if you have to make lots of bias or you like to use bias in a lot of your sewing or craft projects. Its made by simplicity 

roll on your strips

Thread it through as in a normal bias maker
Put the cover on 
Press the button and away you go 

Nice to be at the Chookshed

I think Chooky posted this but I am going to as well  Red and Red
I hate selfies it always looks like my eyes are closed.
I love the early morning , it's my favourite time of the day. 

Thanks for letting me visit Chooky! 

On my way to Chooky's

Last weekend I made a quick decision to visit Chookyblue. Haven't been out for a while so off I went on my four hour journey.  These aren't the best photos but I often see some brumbies ( wild horses)  in the forest near Piliga. I love seeing them but they are a bit shy.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Dad's 81

Last Sunday was my Dad's 81st. I thought I would try American peanut butter pie, my favorite dessert when I was there.  It was not as successful as I wanted . Our cornflour must be stronger as the filling was too thick and I couldn't get the peanut butter crumble to go on the base so I used crushed buttersnap biscuits. It didn't work the same but I am going to try again and do some modifications.  One of my goals for this year is not to waste food so I made a pavlova with the egg whites which were not required for the recipe The pool and the  BBQ were well used.

Cleaning out the Sewing Cupboard

On my journey to getting back into it I found a pile of tea towels and hand towels that I had planned on decorating for gifts. So I am into getting these done. They are very basic but done ready for the present box. I always think a cute tea towel over the bread basket at a BBQ is a nice touch. They have only been in the cupboard for about three years, so naughty. 

A couple of hand towels to jazz up the bathroom .

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Getting Back to it

Getting down to my sewing space. I had to find a spot for this beautiful  little quilt Denice gave me in November when I visited her in Michigan.  ( You will find her at  "Denice's Day" on my side bar. )I could not find any wall space so it is at the entrance to my sewing room on my Nana's Singer treadle.  It so lovely just like a flower garden inside.
I finally got to my sewing space after reading Chooky's and Googy's blog. I really must get in there every day.
I have been wanting to play on my embroidery machine for a while. It annoys me so much that I don't get consistent results with it. Not enough practice I guess. So that was my first project today.  I made a hand towel as a welcome gift for a new young man who is beginning in our department when I go back to school. I also sewed some braid onto a couple of hand towels  for the present box.  They've been in the cupboard forever and I am on a mission to reduce my stash.
Took more than 10 minutes though Chooky.

Finish a little more Christmas

I couldn’t resist finishing this little project ready for next Christmas. I made the blue version just before Christmas. Bought them in Houston.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Back Home

Just have to unpack this little home on wheels now
The agapanthus  were all out to greet me when I got home they are my favorites for out door flowers.  It so hot wont be out of that pool for long!