Thursday, April 24, 2014

25/04/14   Photo a Day   Remember

 James Oswald Doyle   b.25/06/1896   d.  24/03/1960

This is my Maternal grandfather who was wounded 11/10/1917 at Flanders in Belgium.
Although we as a family were lucky that he survived this trauma it shortened his life and he died before getting to know most of his 21 grandchildren.


24/04/14   Photo a Day  A pop of colour

I love my hot pink doors with the hot pink geranium on either side

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

23/04/14   Photo a Day  Entrance

This is the sign on the gate into the courtyard

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

22/04/14  Photo a Day   Four things

These four prints fit in the space between my design wall and the doorway

Here is  close up of one of them .They are all prints of Dianne Phalen an American Quilt Artist and fabric designer, I have had these for about 30 years now.

21/04/14  Photo a Day  Close

These two dogs are close as they enjoy the autumn sunshine against a closed door

Sheila Maura Doyle

This is one of the earliest photos I have of my mother taken when she was about 2 years old in about 1925, today would have been her 91st birthday.

born 22nd April 1923  Leeton  NSW

died 16th March 2001  Bathurst NSW

Sunday, April 20, 2014

20/04/14   Photo a Day  Egg

When we grew up and left home Mum always had this champagne glass full of small Easter eggs and now I use the same glass to do the same.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Trish and Tim

This photo was taken in early 1991 and is my favourite picture of my children

19/04/14   Photo a Day   Money

This all the money I had on hand in my purse and really it's all I need at present I have food in the fridge and petrol in the car .

Friday, April 18, 2014

18/04/14   Photo a Day  Good

Today being Good Friday I made myself  creamy garlic seafood for lunch, when I went out for dinner last Tuesday I had Seafood Trilogy which was very similar to this.

17/04/14  Photo a Day  Something I learned

I have learned that diets come and diets go but I will always be this shape!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

16/04/14   Photo a day  My vice

This is my vice the only lolly/chocolate I do eat

15/04/14   Photo a day  I'm reading this

I have just started reading this a birthday present from my sister

Monday, April 14, 2014

14/04/14  Photo a Day    Dirty

I have this problem from now until the end of June, leaves coming in attached to the dogs!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

13/04/14   Photo a Day  More please

I know it's a big ask but I want more summer and lots more sunshine

Saturday, April 12, 2014

12/04/14  Photo a Day  On my left

To my left is the bookcase which contains all my patchwork books

11/04/14  Photo a Day 3 of a kind

 These are 3 of the witches in my small collection 

10/04/14  Photo a Day  My fave part of the day

Ah! the end of another day a glass of wine and a book, I am re-reading Cosgrove's autobiography since he became Governor General (and a knight)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A weekend with some family and friends

At the weekend Tom came to Bathurst with one of his American friends,Jayne and I let the menfolk inspect Mount Panorama and the Motor Museum and then we travelled out to the O'Connell Pub for lunch.

On Sunday we drove to the Blue Mountains to show Lee the beautiful scenery  just a stone's throw from Sydney.

Tom and Lee at Govett's Leap 

We had a good day until we reached Katoomba when the fog and the rain settled in, this was however a good omen as a yummy lunch at the Paragon Cafe was enjoyed by all.

9/04/14   Photo a Day   Dark

       The view from my courtyard across the car park to the Library Art Gallery

8/04/15   (catching up!)

Photo a Day   Hobby


Although patchwork and quilting are my main hobby I have lots of fun researching family history and documenting as much as I can for Trish and Tim.I am also an habitual collector and  here are just some of my collections ; my stuffed animals/souvenirs including a Texas longhorn , Hershey cow,and a Swiss cow;my small sewing machines that are mainly toys or ornaments but there is an antique one  among them.I also collect teapots and Jim Shore figures and of course books .I haven't even mentioned thimbles and clocks!

 7/04/14  (catching up!)

Photo a day  Where I'd rather be

Magnetic Island looking across to Townsville, photo was taken last August 

6/04/14  (catching up!)

 Photo a Day   A taste of autumn

The leaves are only just starting to turn here in Bathurst but soon my yard will be full of beautiful leaves like this one from last year.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

5/04/14   Photo a Day   Not Mine

This belongs to Tom and it's only on loan

Friday, April 4, 2014

4/04/14   Photo a Day  Good Together

Murphy and Millie are both sun lovers and this is a favourite spot of theirs

Thursday, April 3, 2014

3/04/14   Photo a Day   Shapes

Just some of my templates , because a quilter must have lots of tools (toys)!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

2/04/14   Photo a Day   In my hands


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Table Runner



I have made this table runner from Aboriginal Prints for a visitor I am having at the weekend from the USA

1/04/14  Photo a Day  Something purple

Some machine embroidery threads

31/03/14   Photo a Day   Faux

This is my faux crown , a thimble from Buckingham Palace

30/03/14  Photo a Day   Fast

My kind of fast food I love a plain hamburger although I rarely buy one because I like home made ones.