Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Assorted photos

These photos are mainly from San Antonio, the tiles and carpet ones from the hotel and the mosaics from the River Walk

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sunday Drive

Today we went on another road trip after breakfast at IHOP (International House of Pancakes) which is just down the road from here, we then set out for Greenville an old Texas town near where Tom is currently working. Not far out of town at Royse City I took these photos of a lovely Church , would have liked to go inside to see the stained glass windows but there were lots of people at church(lots of cars anyway!)

In Greenville Tom drove to show us the statue of Greenville's most famous son Audie Murphy then we drove on to Paris.
Paris Texas that is and there was even an Eiffel Tower complete with a ten gallon hat, only in Texas!

The next town we visited was Sulphar Springs, Tom was dropping in a bottle of Sable(Australian Chocolate Port only available at the winery in S.A.)to a friend who lives there and I took these photos of this civic building which reminded me of an elaborate cake in brick colour!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Today we went to Colleyville which is way over the other side of Dallas, we stopped for breakfast not far from where we are living then set forth on our trip.
We found Colleyville and then Colleyville Boulevard and then a Quilt Shop called Quilters Heaven.
I think that a quilt shop in Colleyville needed to be patronised by this Colley!

Jayne waited in the car after receiving instructions from Trish on how to deal with Patchwork Shops but Tom came in with me and discovered tables with cookies and candy on to munch whilst he helped me peruse the merchandise.
After Colleyville Tom drove to Fort Worth but when we got there it was very crowded so he decided we would go back another day.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Alamo

This weekend we travelled to San Antonio, we left Dallas at 6am on Saturday morning and stopped at Carl's Crossing for Gas about 50 miles down the track.

Next stop was at Waco where I had the difficult decision from a multitude of choices for breakfast but I settled for Eggs Benedict which was beautiful,we kept going towards San Antonio because we stopped at Waco on Sunday which will be tomorrows installment.

We arrived at San Antonio and Tom and I went to explore The River Walk which was outside our hotel's back door, it's a little like Darling Harbour in that it has lots of bars and eateries and there were hundreds of people enjoying the area.

This is the Park Police and like all other law enforcers in this country they are armed.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I've arrived

After leaving Bathurst on Sunday morning Trish dropped me to the Airport on Monday morning on her way to work.The long flight was OK although I was surrounded by children and the obligitory young Aussie drunk.I arrived at Dallas Airport about 5PM Dallas time and we went to dinner at Fridays.
Today I feel very rested and caught up on sleep and talking so we might do something today like washing or playing cards.
I am not sure how to upload the pictures on Tom's computer so when he gets home from work I'll get some instructions.I hope everyone is well.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ready to go

Well tonight is my last night in Bathurst for 10 weeks I am hoping it will be a nice warm spring and although I will have missed all the daffodils etc I won't be sorry to have missed the worst of winter.
Trish has gone out tonight to help one of her Bathurst friends celebrate her birthday and then in the morning we'll be off to Sydney.
Everything is packed and ready but the dogs aren't talking to me, ever since the suitcases appeared they have been tichy!! hopefully they will get over it soon.
My friend Judy and her husband Gerry are coming here for a holiday to house/dog sit and the only thing I am worried about is the safety of my stash.I have asked Gerry to supervise her near all fabric and also some of my threads!!!!
I wouldn't mind if she would finish some of my UFO's I am basically a topper and I think at last count there are 15 quilts of various sizes requiring quilting.
I do have a Handi Quilter but my back is not up to that so I'm better off quilting with my Bernina 440QE (which by the way is having a service at Bernina Chatswood whilst Mummy is OS.
May you all stay safe and hopefully I will update this blog from Dallas on Tuesday to let you know I am safe and warm.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I have been playing with Smilebox again and here is a slideshow of some quilts I have made.Only a few days to go now I am packed and ready.

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Wedding quilt

This is the quilt I made for my son and daughter in law Tim and Tamara when they were married on the 22nd Noveember 2008

Monday, July 5, 2010

The following quilts I have made for various people, the memory quilt for Helena,her family gave me the photos without her knowledge so I could print them off.There is a very pink quilt for a little girl who loved pink and the cot quilts made for grandchildren of friends.

More quilts

I made this quilt for Jayne from blocks that Anjii Solomon had sent me when she was my angel back in 2001 and she was working on her book Anjii's Angles.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Quilts I have made part1.

I have been trying to think when I made some of these quilts but because I have been quilting since the early seventies I can't remember exactly (read I can't remember when I made them!)

My Aunty Kath absolutely loves mauve and purple and I made this sampler quilt for her many years ago.

I made this quilt in the first mystery quilt challenge with Scquilters, Uncle Ernie loved this quilt and guarded it from the staff at his Nursing Home;rest in peace Boy.
And if anyone wonders why I called him Boy I have since I was about 2 years old (so I am told) which is when I first wrapped that man around my little finger!

Countdown begins

This time next week I shall be in Sydney at Trish's place ready to leave Australia for USA Monday.To celebrate my countdown (and because I'm ready and waiting) I am going to post some photos of quilts I have made every day this week.But first back in January Di and I travelled out to Joy's house to do some serious sewing,Di was putting the borders on her mother's quilt which is now at the Long Arm quilters in Cowra

This is Di measuring and double checking and then Joy had to inspect at one stage!