Monday, December 14, 2015

14/12/2015   Photo a Day   Time

It is Christmas Time and last night I went to the Christmas Carols in Machattie Park , this is the Rotunda where the band played.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

13/12/2015   Photo a Day   Noon

Saturday, December 12, 2015

12/12/2015   Photo a Day   Exercise

Friday, December 11, 2015

11/12/2015   Photo a Day Free Choice

Three siblings in Nanango  Queensland from left to right Kathleen,Sheila and George, this photo was taken in 1992 when I drove Mum (Sheila) Aunty Kath and Uncle Ernie to visit George and Dorothy .Only Kath is left now and she will be 90 years old in February.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Luke Anthony Colley

 My first Grandchild born at RPA on 8/12/2015 weighing in at 3.78 kgs and 50.5 cms long. Tim and Tamara are doing well as is Luke who seems to be enjoying all the love attention.

 First time cuddles

The proud Aunty Trish who is looking forward to taking him to the Cricket and Football.

10/12/2015   Photo a Day  Toy

These toys belong to the dogs but Macy the oldest dog is the one who plays with them the most

9/12/2015  Photo a Day  Family

My family increased by one yesterday here is the proud father , my son Timothy with his son Luke Anthony born 8/12/2015

8/12/2015   Photo a Day  Organised

I am going away fro Christmas leaving town next Tuesday so I am semi- organised

Monday, December 7, 2015

7/12/2015   Photo a Day   Landscape

The gardens at Castle Howard in Yorkshire England

6/12/2015   Photo a Day   I spy

This I spy quilt is for Noah Riley in Perth

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

2/12/2015   Photo a Day  Pastel

This quilt is as pastel as anything gets in this house , I love colour ,bright, primary colours.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

1/12/2015   Photo a Day   Community


I have belonged to this Community of Quilters since 1999 and have many friends from all over Australia and New Zealand.This community of quilters helped me through some of the lowest points in my life and were there for me when I needed them.

Monday, November 30, 2015

30/11/2015   Photo a Day   Fire

As tomorrow is the first day of summer we Australians prepare for our bushfire season although South Australia and Western Australia have already had major fires. Here is Wikipedia's definition of Bushfire---

Bushfires in Australia are frequent events during the hotter months of the year, due to Australia's mostly hot, dry climate. Each year, such fires impact extensive areas. While they can cause property damage and loss of human life, certain native flora in Australia have evolved to rely on bushfires as a means of reproduction, and fire events are an interwoven and an essential part of the ecology of the continent. For thousands of years, Indigenous Australians have used fire to foster grasslands for hunting and to clear tracks through dense bush.
Major firestorms that result in severe loss of life are often named based on the day on which they occur, such as Ash Wednesday and Black Saturday. Some of the most intense, extensive and deadly bushfires commonly occur during droughts and heat waves, such as the 2009 Southern Australia heat wave, which precipitated the conditions during the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in which 173 people lost their lives. Other major conflagrations include the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires, the 2003 Eastern Victorian alpine bushfires and the 2006 December Bushfires.
Victoria has seen the majority of the deadliest and largest bushfires in Australia, most notably the 2009 Black Saturday fires, where 173 people were killed, around 2,000 homes and structures were destroyed, towns were gutted, and some, such as Marysville, were destroyed.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

29/11/2015   Photo a Day   Black

This black (and white) thread catcher was made for me by my friend Judy Yerkes Notzon

28/11/2015    Photo a Day  Fence

My front fence really needs painting , maybe in the new year

Thursday, November 26, 2015

27/11/2015   Photo a Day   This happened

Tim rang yesterday  afternoon with the news that the baby is in breech position and Tamara will be better off having a caesarean which at this stage is scheduled for Tuesday 8th December . 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

26/11/2015   Photo a Day  Three things I am grateful for

My children Trish, Tamara and Tim , the family  will expand in the next few weeks ,Tamara looks very well and she and Tim are excited.

My fur children Murphy,Millie and Macy who keep me company day and night and give me love,laughter and companionship.

My sewing room where I spend many hours working and relaxing.

25/11/2015   Photo a Day   Stop

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

24/11/2015   Photo a Day  Go

How many times over the years has this game been played?

Monday, November 23, 2015

23/11/2015   Photo a Day  Cut

22/11/2015   Photo a Day  Composition

I love the Gum Flowers they are so structural , this tree is outside my friends place in Berwick Victoria when I was down in that state to go to the Bendigo Retreat

Saturday, November 21, 2015

21/11/2015   Photo a Day  Old and New

Not so much old and new more old and young , Macy (black dog) is nearly fifteen years old and not very well lately Millie likes to sit with her and keep her company

Friday, November 20, 2015

20/11/2015   Photo a Day  Me

This photo was taken at Lone Pine Sanctuary in Brisbane in January 1961 just before I started High School

Thursday, November 19, 2015

19/11/2015   Photo a Day  Fauna

Very Australian and so grand when in this pose

18/11/2015   Photo a Day   Flora

Not native to this country but they are grown in my garden Papa Meilland Rose

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

It's a dog's life at my place

After a busy two weeks I am trying to catch up with housework and whilst I was busy today I caught two of my dogs in cute poses.

Murphy sunning himself in the pot with my bay tree

Millie snoozing with some souvenirs 

Monday, November 16, 2015

17/11/2015  Photo a Day  Triangle

This quilt is an Ocean Waves Traditional Pattern I made over  ten years ago and is quilted by Belinda Betts of Eucalypt Ridge fame

I always wanted to do an ocean waves quilt and this one has 1732 half square triangles

16/11/2015  Photo a Day   Bottle

I have loved this perfume for over 10 ten years and it used to be about $125.00 a bottle and available everywhere  this size now a days it is less expensive and harder to find but Judy and I found it in Chemist Express on the Corso at Manly

Sunday, November 15, 2015

15/11/2015  Photo a Day   Flying

In one month from tomorrow I will be flying to Adelaide for one night then we are driving to Perth to have Christmas with Michael and Emma.
Hopefully before then my first and most hoped for Grandchild will be born ,today I am going to Sydney for the Baby Shower,my third visit to Sydney in ten days.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

14/11/2015   Photo a Day   Peace

This photo appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald and was taken in Elizabeth Street Sydney on 15th August 1945 the day Victory in the Pacific was declared.

Friday, November 13, 2015

13/11/2015   Photo a Day   One Word

Thursday, November 12, 2015

12/11/2015   Photo a Day   Curly

My Maternal Grandparents in the early fifties , notice the curly hair I had three Grandparents with curly hair and you can't get hair much straighter than mine

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

11/11/2015   Photo a Day  Blank

My list of tasks for tomorrow is blank as I am going to Sydney this morning for a couple of days.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Remembrance Day 2015

Leeton boys in Cootamundra Military Camp before going to the Western Front , my Grandfather in standing on the left.He did come back but not before a long stint in Hospital in England and then again after he came home he spent many months in Sydney in Hospital.

10/11/2015   Photo a Day   Golden

I own three gold watches and another two old work ones which really need throwing out.


Monday, November 9, 2015

9/11/2015   Photo a Day  Distraction

The computer is a distraction when I should be sewing ,gardening or doing housework .

Sunday, November 8, 2015

8/11/2015   Photo a Day   Wooden

I have had this wooden cheeseboard for many years , it is made from 45,000 year old Kauri pine in New Zealand.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

7/11/2015   Photo a Day  A quote

This describes me very accurately

Friday, November 6, 2015

6/11/2015   Photo a Day  A face

Look at that face it is so like his Grandmother at that age , it is my Great Nephew Felix who is almost 11 months old and likes dirt

Thursday, November 5, 2015

5/11/2015   Photo a Day  6 O'clock

Bathurst Railway Station and at 6 o'clock I will be on the Bathurst Bullet heading for Sydney

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

4/11/2015   Photo a Day   Childhood

Because I was nearly five before my sister was born and then Mum was too busy with Louise and Andrew I have always been a loner, I had to amuse myself most of the time. I would spend hours in the garden chatting with Uncle Norman (family friends who owned the flat).

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

3/11/2015   Photo a Day    Cutlery

This is my everyday cutlery set , I also have a silver cutlery set and another cutlery set that my father gave me as a wedding present.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

2/11/2015   Photo a Day   Flat

In just over six weeks I will be travelling this Road that is long, treeless and flat , but before that I have a few trips to Sydney (hopefully a new grandchild) and then a flight to Adelaide to start the big adventure with Tom and Jayne to have Christmas with their son Michael and his family

1/11/2015  Photo a Day  Two

Two witches -because I can.

31/10/2015   Photo a Day  One

Because it's Halloween here is ONE WITCH!