Sunday, December 7, 2014

7/14/14   Photo a Day   Weekends are for


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Another birthday today

Today Millie Isabelle (named after my great Aunt) is 3 years old and she is ruling the roost over all who reside in this home

Iain Andrew McDougall

My brother Andrew b.6/12/1953 d. 30/09/1977 , I am thinking this photo must have been taken in 1958 or 59 because he seems so young 

6/12/14   Photo a Day Joy is

One of my closest friends we have been sharing our patchwork journey for many years 2014 has not been kind to her but she has recovered her illness and next year will be a good one for her.

Friday, December 5, 2014

5/12/14   Photo a Day  Me

Making my debut in 1966

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Another finished project

   This is a table runner and four placemats I have made for a close friend for Christmas I just hope she likes it

4/14/14  Photo a Day  free

Audio books and DVD's are free to borrow from Bathurst Library

3/12/14   Photo a Day  Pop!

A different kind of popcorn

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

2/12/14   Photo a Day  grass

My front yard a bit patchy but benefiting from the nightly storms we have been having

Monday, December 1, 2014

1/12/14   Photo a Day   Fruit

The local paper here says it's a bumper crop this year but there isn't any roadside stalls selling them yet

Sunday, November 30, 2014

30/11/14   Photo a Day  I bought this

I have bought myself a Christmas present from Stephanie a fellow SCQuilter from Canberra, I just have to work out who I can get to pick it up for me.It will be my portable sewing machine as I won't take the 440QE away from the house.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

29/11/14   Photo a Day  so, this happened

A Saturday afternoon supposed to be nice and warm today got to about 25 at lunchtime then this happened!!!One of the reasons I don't like Bathurst.

Friday, November 28, 2014

28/11/14   Photo a Day Black

My Wedgwood vase dated 1956 which Dad gave Mum , unfortunately there was a pair but one was broken

27/11/14   Photo a Day  I'm thankful for this

The new Gas Heater for the lounge room which Tom and Jayne have given me

26/11/14  Photo a Day  wall

 This wall is part of the Peace Park here in Bathurst 

25/11/14   Photo a Day   Time

   This little clock was a free gift from Readers Digest about 30 years ago and keeps perfect time

24/11/14   Photo a Day  I need to do this

I need to finish this Christmas present over the next week it will be a table runner and four placemats.
Then I will clean my sewing machine and sewing room and go into read mode for a few weeks.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

23/11/14   Photo a Day  I made this

I made this wall hanging for my mother in 1992 and since her death in 2001 it has been hanging in my sewing room and the tradition continues

22/11/14   Photo a Day   A favourite thing

   My sewing room photos taken from various angles

Friday, November 21, 2014

21/11/14   Photo a Day    Shoes

My favourite summer foot wear is starting to get very shabby but they are very comfortable and that is what really counts

20/11/14   Photo a Day   Bright

                                     All the exterior trim on my house is a bright hot pink

19/11/14   Photo a Day   Whole

Thursday, November 20, 2014

18/11/14   Photo a Day    I love this

I love Christmas and I have started to get my Santas out of storage

Monday, November 17, 2014

17/11/14   Photo a day   Cooking

Next Monday it is my turn to cook for Patchwork and this is what I will be cooking for my friends

Sunday, November 16, 2014

16/11/14   Photo a Day  After

After the rain this area does not drain very well and takes a while to dry 

15/11/14   Photo a Day   hot and cold

My breakfast in the summer months Sultana Bran with cold milk and a hot cup of tea

Friday, November 14, 2014

14/11/14   Photo a Day  For me

I love this single rose and it is always covered in blooms.

13/11/14   Photo a Day   Letters

These are a couple of letters my father wrote to me , one is dated February 1964 and the top one dated 1983.

12/11/14   Photo a Day   Normal

This is a normal summer visitor, he or she has OCD and spends all day flying from this perch to my window starting at first light every day.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy finds

Ever since my mother died in 2001 Trish has been looking for her Coconut Ice recipe as she used to help Mum make it for the school fetes etc.. Recently I was in Wagga Wagga helping pack up my Aunt's home when I found these two scraps of paper with recipes hand written by Mum probably years and years ago.

Armistice Day 11th November

This photo taken nearly one hundred years ago shows the Leeton boys in Cootamundra Military Camp before they left for Europe in 1915

11/11/14  Photo a day  a set

This is my set of Derwent watercolour pencils,I am by means an artist but I do like to dabble a bit and I have fun playing.

10/11/14   Photo a Day    I do this every day

 Every morning whilst I have my breakfast I watch QI on Iview so I at least start the day with a laugh!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

9/11/14   Photo a Day  heck yes!

I have finally put this clock together, my friend Del gave it to me about 2 months ago (or maybe more) and after ordering the double sided adhesive from the US  I then put the project on hold but his morning I tackled it.Not a very good photo when I get it on the wall I will take a better one.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

8/11/14   Photo a Day  a place

Keppel Street Bathurst looking down towards the Railway Station  with all the old light standards lined up like sentinels. Keppel Street has lots of cafes ,gift shops and the Library, Art Gallery and is a stone's throw from my home.

Friday, November 7, 2014

7/11/14  Photo a Day  on the floor

Always on the floor at my place Macy,Murphy and Millie , this is next to my chair at the computer desk and in a few minutes I will transfer to the sewing room ,as will my shadows.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

6/11/14    Photo a Day  Made me smile today

Whenever my back is turned Murphy hops up onto the pot growing my Bay Tree and has a sun bake

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

5/11/14   Photo a Day  8 o'clock

4/11/14  Photo a Day  Can't live without

 this bookcase contains my patchwork book and there are also three other bookcases in my small home.

Monday, November 3, 2014

3/11/14   Photo a Day   Weather

The forecast for this morning was 2 degrees but it is only 1 degree, not fair for November