Tuesday, September 30, 2014

30/09/14  Photo a Day   Where I'm from

This is the tram that used to run from Neutral Bay Wharf up the hill to Neutral Bay Junction , I caught this tram to school every morning as we lived near the Wharf and  Neutral Bay School was near the Junction. By the time the trams were finished I was walking to school I think in the late 1950's. I lived in Neutral Bay until I was 14 years old.

Monday, September 29, 2014

29/09/14  Photo a Day  I wish

I wish to stay healthy and to live until a ripe old age


Sunday, September 28, 2014

28/09/14  Photo a Day   Game

Tim is ready for his game of cricket I think this photo was taken in the mid 80's

Saturday, September 27, 2014

27/09/14   Photo a Day  Celebration  

Christmas 1967

Friday, September 26, 2014

26/09/14   Photo a Day  Best

This is the best sewing machine I own or have ever owned

Thursday, September 25, 2014

25/09/14  Photo a Day  Angle

Lots of angles on this ruler which is my favourite

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

24/09/14   Photo a Day  Loud

I don't watch very much commercial television but I hate the fact that advertisements are loud! 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Monday Patchwork girls

This group of friends meet on Mondays sometimes we sew but more often than not we chat, exchange ideas, read magazines and of course eat and talk food as well as patchwork.We take turns cooking lunch and yesterday Joy made a lovely salad with Maple poached pears and walnuts,Chicken, tomato,avocado,cucumber and salad greens etc.
For dessert we had strawberries marinated in Balsamic vinegar  served with cream and custard.

It was a beautiful sunny spring day in Bathurst and were able to sit outside for the first time in months , I enjoyed it so much three of us are having a rerun today to catch up on some work but also to sit in the sun and enjoy the warmth.

23/09/14   Photo a Day  Triangle

I made this ocean waves quilt in 1998 and it has  3464 half square triangles 

Monday, September 22, 2014

22/09/14   Photo a Day  Crisp

It is a crisp morning here in Bathurst only 3 degrees and a fog

Sunday, September 21, 2014

21/09/14  Photo a Day  Fave Word

Saturday, September 20, 2014

20/09/14   Photo a Day   Beginning

Spring has sprung and my tree has new beginnings after all these things fall the new leaves will be appearing in about 3 weeks.

Friday, September 19, 2014

19/09/14   Photo a Day   Even

The scales of Lady Justice should always be even

Thursday, September 18, 2014

18/09/14   Photo a Day    Person

This is my rock, my daughter Trish
This photo was taken at the Grand Canyon a couple of years ago, at present she and her friend Emma are travelling in Africa

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

17/09/14   Photo a Day  Key

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

16/0914   Photo a Day  I don't like

I don't like Peanut butter or anything made with it!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

15/09/14   Photo a Day  Remember

This is Balmoral Beach and for many years when I was young my father and I would have a swim every morning before school.I have many fond memories of this beach and my childhood.

Monday, September 8, 2014

8/09/14   Photo a Day  Broken

The poor donkey has a broken ear but I still love my nativity set

Sunday, September 7, 2014

more family photos

This photo was taken on the 6th May 1989  of my mother her siblings and their significant others.It was the last time they were all together and there are only two left now,  Kathleen  and Eileen

This photo taken at my wedding in December 1969 and is Nanny Catherine Helena Doyle, Aunty Kath, Kathleen Mary Boswell, Christine McDougall Colley  and Mum Sheila McMenamin

 This photo of Catherine Helena Doyle  and  Jane Beatrice Gavell (nee Doyle) was taken at my parent's wedding 6/05/1946

More family history

 Here are some more photos from my family history box especially for you Sue Booth

James Osborne Doyle b.? Narrandera d. Leeton

He was at one stage the Publican of the the Hotel at Gillenbah near Narrandera.
married Jane Ann Graham at Goulburn NSW in 1884 and they had four children

Annie (d. 1930 Whitton)
Jane Beatrice (d. North Sydney  1964)
James Oswald Doyle
Millicent Isabelle (d. North Sydney 1962)

George Dowling Moore born 13/05/1869 in Mt. Gambier  SA died 15/07/1919 (Flu epidemic) in Leeton NSW

married Mary Kealy 21/07/1895 in Chetwynd Victoria

Their first child was a son who died in infancy George b. 23/06/1896 d. 1896  in WA

Mary Ann (Aunty Mollie) 5/07/1897 -13/05/1993
Catherine Helena  18/11/1898 - 17/08/1980
Agnes (Sister Mary Lawrence)
Margaret (Peg) Flanagan
Eileen Arberry
Celia McLaren
Ruth Elliott 1913 -2/12/1998

7/09/14   Photo a Day   Father

Iain Donald Hay McDougall

6/09/14  -16/09/2000

I love this photo of my father when he was about three years old, this photo would have been taken in Christchurch NZ as he lived in that city for the first ten years of his life with his Australian father and English mother.

He joined the AIF and fought in Egypt and Palestine in World War Two but was injured and repatriated home in 1942 and then became a Public Servant for the Meat Board and for a time was General Secretary of the Farmer's and Settler's Association of NSW. Then he turned his hand to Journalism for a time at the Sydney Morning Herald and then he started his own publishing firm which specialised in industrial journals.

All his life he wrote poetry and prose and many times his works were published in The Bulletin until that was taken over by Fairfax (?)

My parents divorced in January 1963 and from that date until his death I only saw him a few times although he was a prolific letter writer all his life.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

6/09/14   Photo a Day  I need

 I have been unwell for most of this week and right now I need energy and also perhaps inspiration to get things done.I have started making Christmas presents because I am going away in early December I need to be organised for Christmas in early December.

Friday, September 5, 2014

5/09/14   Photo a Day   Upside down

This is a photo of the Three Sisters at Katoomba upside down!!
Well how can you tell ? This photo was taken on the 4th April this year when we took an American visitor to see them and of course the fog was so thick how do you know whether they are upside down or not.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

4/09/14   Photo a Day  DIY

I made this quilt rack myself about 20 years ago , I bought a pine towel rack and used much longer and thicker dowelling for the arms; then I stained it all .
At present it holds my ten Siggy Square quilts thet have been completed.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

3/09/14  Photo a Day   Buttons


This wall hanging  is a Christine Book design and is at least ten years old, the main reason I made it was because my mother had a button jar (old Fowlers Vacola Jar)  that all the grandchildren played with when they were young. Not one of them put a button in their mouth but they were supervised, they learnt colour,size, shape, counting  and how to sort with those buttons.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

2/09/14   Photo a Day  Stripes

I love this fabric, I bought it to use as bindings on quilts and so far I have used it on the modern quilt I finished last month.

Monday, September 1, 2014

1/09/14   Photo a Day  In my Cup