Friday, January 31, 2014

31/01/14  Photo a Day   Polka Dot

I am using these spotted fabrics in the Patchwork of the crosses project I recently started.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

30/01/14 Photo a Day  Best invention ever


Books are the best invention ever, I couldn't live without books, these are my patchwork and quilting books and I have three other very full book cases in my small home and if you saw yesterday's photo the local Library is across the road. I think you could say I read a lot!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

29/01/14  Photo a Day  Window

This photo was taken through my sewing room window, as you can see there is a car park and beyond that the large brick building is Bathurst Art Gallery and the Library. On the right hand side of the car park is Keppel Street a very trendy area with lots of gift shops, cafes and a French Patisserie that makes the most divine cakes and pies.
I live on a corner block and at the other end of my small street of old Victorian and Edwardian cottages is the Railway Station.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

28/01/14  Photo a Day   Dinner

    I had this for dinner at the weekend, I get very sick of cooking for myself and I rarely go out for meals so I walked around to Keppel Street and bought fish and chips. Not very healthy but I enjoyed it and that is the main thing sometimes!

Monday, January 27, 2014

27/01/14  Photo a Day Something I bought

   I bough this mask in Venice in 2006 whilst travelling with my friend Sherree Kathleen

Sunday, January 26, 2014

26/01/14   Photo  Day  Fun Stuff

  I made this wall hanging a couple of years ago and it is for Halloween but I think it's gorgeous (and fun) so it hangs  all year.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

25/01/14  Photo a Day   A taste of summer

I can see my neighbour's trees from most windows and I just love the Crepe Myrtle in flower and although it's very tall it is dwarfed by the Liquid Amber and the Elm tree on either side.

Friday, January 24, 2014

24/01/14  Photo a Day  Your Space

This is my space, where I sit to watch TV, read and hand sew either one at a time or all together!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

23/01/14  Photo a Day  Bedtime

I was left half a bed by the "bed hogs" last night

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

22/01/14  Photo a Day  Nice

A nice old sewing machine.
 This is one of my treadle sewing machines, I don't use them as much as I should, it is in good condition and was given to me about 20 years ago.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

21/01/14  Photo a Day   Blue

   I made this quilt using a purchased embroidery to match my blue and white china collection , it is one of my favourites.

Monday, January 20, 2014

20/01/14   Photo a Day   To do list

This is what I will be doing tomorrow as today I received some bad news regarding my 6 month old T-box which apparently has certain physical or liquid damage not covered by warranty!!!
Considering it just stopped working while I was watching television one night I don't know how ,why and where it received said damage.
To say I am upset is an understatement.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

19/01/14  Photo a Day  Breakfast

As cooked and served by my daughter Trish

Saturday, January 18, 2014

18/01/14   Photo a Day   Happy place

My sewing room is a happy place to be , set up at present for hand sewing hexagons and watching DVDs

Friday, January 17, 2014

17/01/14  Photo a Day   Tiny

   This is my tiny dog a Chihuahua named Millie she is only 12 inches long (not counting her tail)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Photo a Day  16/01/14   Sun

The sun is shining in my courtyard now until about 10 AM and then the shade from the tree protects my house for the rest of the day


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

15/01/14  Black and White

   This photo was taken in May 1949 and it is Mum and myself taken at Bradley's Head in Sydney

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

14/01/14  3 Things

Three of my Jim Shore Angels

Monday, January 13, 2014

13/01/14  Makes me smile

 My friends working hard at Patchwork at my place

Sunday, January 12, 2014

I made this quilt for myself last year and when Tom and Jayne saw it they 'tried' to steal it so I made them one for Christmas


12/01/14  Photo a Day   Colourful

  I have been "shopping" in my stash and I am going to start a new project with these fabrics

Saturday, January 11, 2014

I have been thinking (not always a good idea!!!) that I am not using my blog as much as I should so I have decided to take the photo a day challenge starting with yesterday's clue.This will give me something else to think about and take and upload more photos.

10/01/14    Manmade

This is my new lock on the front door made by Alan Pickstock in Adelaide and fitted by Tom as part of my Christmas present.Because I live in a very old house and Bathurst has clay soil my house moves around a fair bit  and sometimes I couldn't lock my door but this lock has been made with allowances for the movement of the house.

11/01/14  Looking down

This photo is Murphy underneath my computer desk but he always sits underneath  either this desk or my sewing desk or the lounge chair.