Friday, February 28, 2014

28/02/14  Photo a Day  Reflection

Thursday, February 27, 2014

27/02/14  Photo a Day  My view today


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

26/02/14   Photo a Day   Light

Early morning light through the trees, no sun this morning

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


 I have just found a visitor on the window frame, whilst I don't like creepy crawlies he is very beautiful and stayed posed whilst I took his photo.His blue stripes are very pretty , now will someone come and get him out please.

25/02/14  Photo a Day   Cut

I needed to cut some more cream hexagons for one of my current projects

Monday, February 24, 2014

24/02/14   Photo a Day   Half

23/02/14  Photo a Day  This is where I relax

I love sitting in my courtyard whether it's for a meal, to read, sew or just relax in the day's warmth

Saturday, February 22, 2014

22/02/14  Photo a Day  An act of kindness

A friend gave me her 40% off voucher from Spotlight so I could get some more wadding, this cotton one is very soft and I like working with it.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Celebrations for the Rileys

Happy birthday to Tom , this picture was taken on Magnetic Island in August last year
Today is also Tom and Jayne's wedding anniversary so congratulations to both of them

21/02/14   Photo a Day  Funny

   Would I lie to you ; an English comedy on the ABC. I just wish they would get some new series.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

20/02/14   Photo a Day   Peace

   This is the plaque at the Peace Park situated on the banks of the Macquarie River in Bathurst

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

19/02/14  Photo a Day  Feet

 Thank goodness for Google  these are the bones in our feet ( I also have 4 screws in my left ankle).Did you know of the 206 bones in our bodies there are 26 bones in each foot-that means a quarter of our bones are in our feet.

And to add some interest here are some feet from my home


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

18/02/14   Photo a Day   Magic

A tough subject today and it's taken me nearly all day to think of something but as I was talking to my friend Judy it came to me-the reason being that her father worked at Disneyland and she has many fond memories of visiting there.

17/02/14 Photo a Day  Vegetable

 As it's not shopping day until Wednesday no fresh vegies here at my place

Sunday, February 16, 2014

16/02/14  Photo a Day   Create

I must look out this UFO and finish it, the design was from the fabric designer ( can't remember who) and of course the fabric is all about Clarice Cliff pottery.And that is all about memories as I had a couple of old Aunts when I was a child who used their dinner set like this all the time.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Hexies and POTC

 For those non-believers this means hexagons and patchwork of the crosses, I started this hexagon quilt  last July and the POTC is a new project, why? because I can! I sew one project one day and then the other I haven't used my machine much lately.

When I went to the Sydney Quilt Show last year I really liked a few of the hexagon quilts using civil war reproduction fabrics so I started yet another hexie project. I didn't have to buy any fabric as I have a huge collection of them.

Patchwork of the crosses using two different Moda ranges that obviously like each other , again I did not buy any fabric just went shopping in my stash. I am using the inklingo method here not paper piecing.

15/02/14  Photo a Day   My choice of drink

Whilst I sit and sew I drink Coke Zero  or filtered water.

Friday, February 14, 2014

14/02/14  Photo a Day  Heart

Made by Del Soden, one of many made for me when I broke my ankle in 2011

Thursday, February 13, 2014

13/02/14 Photo a Day  Perfect

 To me this sign is perfect because it says it all , The sign is on the wall of the office of Jack Daniels  ( the original) at the distillery outside Nashville Tennessee

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

12/02/14   Photo a Day  Out and about

Keppel Street  Bathurst looking down towards the Railway Station

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

11/02/14  Photo a Day  Mistake


Monday, February 10, 2014

10/02/14  Photo a Day I am.....

I am a Mother, Mother in law , Sister, Aunty and Cousin, Friend  and a dog lover.

I am a quiltmaker, reader,family historian

I am honest , loyal and creative

I am Aries ram born in the year of the Rat

This is a photo of me holding Millie this morning.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

9/02/14   Photo a Day  Detail

This photo was taken in August in Helena's garden when I was watering it and they were in Ireland for their sons wedding. I love the detail of the 'painted edges'.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

8/02/2014  Photo a Day  Water

  This is the second year my waterlilies haven't flowered I might get another plant before next year

Friday, February 7, 2014

7/02/14  Photo a Day  Utensil

  My jar key is the only way I can open jars these days.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

6/02/14  Photo a Day C is for

Chihuahua ; Chair  : Cushion  ; Crochet

I went looking for a photo of Millie and found this one of her in her favourite spot and found that I had gone overboard with the "C's".

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

5/02/14  Photo a Day Square

I have had these two Moda charm squares since 2010 maybe this year I will make something with them!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

4/02/14  Photo a Day  Childhood

   Kurraba Road wharf in Neutral Bay is about 3 minutes from where I grew up and we used to fish, swim and generally play around here. Also very close to here is the house where they did lots of filming for They're a Weird Mob and a few more houses around is Nutcote the home of May Gibbs

Monday, February 3, 2014

3/02/14 Photo a Day Something Orange

    Orange begonias from The Begonia House in Bathurst's Machattie Park

Sunday, February 2, 2014

2/02/14 Photo a Day  Favourite

This is my favourite photo of two favourite people, my mother Sheila Maura Doyle and her mother Catherine Helena Doyle taken by a street photographer in Sydney during the wars years.They both look so young in this photo and indeed they were young Mum in her early twenties and Nanny in her early forties.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

This photo of Mum with her older brother George Doyle was the last time they were together, Mum died in March 2001 and George died on Anzac Day 2011

Two of George's daughters Therese on the left and Mary at Mum's place
And whilst I'm showing some family pics here's one I took of Mum and her younger sister Kathleen at the Daffodil Festival at Oberon NSW in September 1996.
Aunty Kath is the last surviving Doyle sibling and will be 88 later this month


1/02/14   Photo a Day   You

This is not a very clear photo but it is the only one in existence of me (aged about 3 in 1951) and Dad's brother Ewin and his wife Stella. They moved to Brisbane not long after this photo was taken and I didn't see them again until 1960 when I was on holidays with family friends.I never saw Uncle Ewin again and he died I think in the 70's, however Louise and I met up with Aunty Stella in Brisbane in the late 90's.