Saturday, January 31, 2015

31/01/2015   Photo a Day   On Top

This beautiful old lamp sits on top of an equally old Pine cupboard

Friday, January 30, 2015

and my great great grandmother's obituary


As reported in our last Issue, Mrs. J. Doyle, widow of the late James Doyle of Doylton, Stony Point, passed away on 11th inst., at Bulli, where she had been residing with her daughters for the past ,two years. The late Mrs. Doyle was born in the Wagga district 74 years ago, her, parents being the first to take up land in Coolamon.

Of a lively disposition and gifted with a splendid memory, Mrs. Doyle could relate many- interesting stories of the early days.' The interment took place at the Bulli General Cemetery, the Rev. Father Power officiating. The principal mourners were Mrs. A. Mc Grath of Whitton, daughter and the Misses; Beatrice and Millicent Doyle, daughters. Major and Mrs. Dooley and Mr. J. A. Stewart were also at the graveside. /Mrs Doyle Is survived by one son, Mr. James Oswald Doyle of Yenda.

An Obituary written about my great-great grandfather in 1923

Death of Mr James Doyle

It is with deep regret that we have to chronicle the news of Mr J.Doyle’s death which occurred on the evening of the 14th instant, after a short illness, during which time he suffered severe pain, but towards the end passed away peacefully.His remains were interred in the Leeton cemetery on the 16th instant, when a large concourse of people attended, there being over 40 vehicles, besides horsemen showing the deep respect in which the deceased was held.Rev. Father Galvin officiated at the grave.This is another instance of one of the old pioneers of Australia passing away, at the age of 67 years, when perhaps, had his lines being cast in easy places, would probably yet be in his prime.

Born in Yass, when quite a young man followed gold rushes in Queensland,Western Australia and the Northern Territory as well being an expert shearer.Later taking up farming when he and his family suffered all the hardships of droughts and pestilences that pioneers have to contend with in the back country, till some 12 years ago.He then came and settled on the Irrigation area, where in those days of optimistic of success at last, but owing in this case,amongst other things, his only son James Oswald going and fighting in the Great War and lack of capitol, the old man practically wore himself out with hard and all the worry of it all.He took a deep interest in all public affairs.

30/01/2015   Photo a Day  Fave food

I love all seafood, unfortunately I don't have oysters,prawns much these days but I do eat lots of fish.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

29/01/2015   Photo a Day Summer

It is supposed to be summer but it doesn't feel like it and the nights are very cool ,It is 10 AM and the temperature is still hovering around 13 degrees.I was happy with the 30 degrees we were having last week I hope we get more before winter arrives

28/01/2015   Photo a Day   Strange

This is the resident Peewee and if you are wondering why he looks so scruffy you would too if you spent each and every day banging your head on a window.I have tried many things but he comes back every summer to annoy me

27/01/2015   Photo a Day  Morning

After predicting and promising rain for three days we finally have some this morning

Monday, January 26, 2015

26/1/2015   Photo a Day  Three things

 I was wondering what three things I would photograph when I saw my friend Pennie's blog and I thought I would pinch her idea.Many thanks Pennie.


Three projects I am working on at present , Brenda's Challenge , Hexies (handwork) and I have just purchased Jenny Bowker's pattern for her Shimmering Triangles. All my creative thinking is now centred around Jenny's design and my fabric choices.
Have I bitten off more than I can chew?

Probably ...More than likely......

Sunday, January 25, 2015

25/1/2015   Photo a Day   Black and White

The big cleanup and resorting of my stash continues , these are some of my black and white fabrics.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

24/1/2015   Photo a Day  Playtime

This started as a game but has developed into a major chore , I am going through my fabric stash sorting it into colours, themes and yardages.
But it as playtime because really I am not working just playing with fabric!
This photo only shows a small portion of the stash otherwise it would fill this room which has to be kept clear for traffic human and canine.

Friday, January 23, 2015

23/1/2015   Photo a Day   Something Far Away

The view of Townsville from Mount Stuart 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

22/01/2015   Photo a Day   Collection

I have many collections such as teapots,thimbles, bears etc. but I do know I have too many recipe books and I culled them last year.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

21/01/2015   Photo a Day    In a Row

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

20/01/2015  Photo a Day  Windows

I have a couple of rooms which are internal this is the window of my spare room/study from sitting at my desk looking out through two windows and then looking into the room from the sunroom


Monday, January 19, 2015

19/01/2015   Photo  a Day   Homemade

I made this wall hanging from a pattern by Leesa Chandler called Celtic Christmas

Sunday, January 18, 2015

 18/01/2015   Photo a Day  Today is

I am confident Today is going to be a good day

17/01/15   Photo a Day    Jump

Jumping is something I gave up doing a few years ago and I spent yesterday with the camera near me to catch one of the dogs jumping but there was no cooperation there! So Google images this morning !

Friday, January 16, 2015

16/01/2015   Photo a Day   Nature

Nature is very bountiful and I have enjoyed many mangos over the last six weeks.This is Hamish Riley picking mangos for me at Christmas time in Townsville

Thursday, January 15, 2015

15/01/2015    Photo a Day     Old

This is an Em or old printers tray , I have two of these both loaded with thimbles on the top row of this one there are two thimbles over 100 years old

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

14/01/2015    Photo a Day   New

Today I saw a new Doctor because my GP has left town and she put me on new meds for my blood pressure. I was telling my friend who is a Pharmacist about the Photo a Day and she said put my new meds on the blog.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

13/01/15  Photo a Day  Lucky number

I really don't have a lucky number otherwise I would have won lotto or something, thanks to Google for this image

Monday, January 12, 2015

12/01/2015  Photo a Day   Bright

I bought this piece of fabric in Townsville when I was there over Christmas , not sure what I'll use it for but I loved the colours.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

11/01/15   Photo a Day  I see

 I see four Scquilter's siggys quilts but in fact there are six in this area,you cannot see the Auckland or the Noosa one!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

10/01/15   Photo a Day   Hello

Hello world! It is overcast and humid this morning and although there is the threat of rain we only get a few drops every day.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Family time

On Wednesday I travelled to Sydney to see my son and daughter in law (the Tim Tams) and check out the renovations they have been working on for the last 8 months or so..
After watching some of the cricket on TV we went to the Sydney Fish Markets for lunch and then went for a drive through the Eastern Suburbs , visiting places I hadn't seen since I was a child (or Puss was a kitten!!) .
There was no parking near The Gap so Tim drove back to the Macquarie Lighthouse and we walked along the Cliff walk and back again.

9/01/15   Photo a Day    Pattern

This is Annie Downs free pattern which is on her blog for Christmas 2014 and I am thinking I might stitch it for Christmas 2015.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

8/01/15   Photo a Day   Landscape

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

7/01/15   Photo a Day  Currently reading

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

6/01/15   Photo a Day   Round

Monday, January 5, 2015

5/01/15  Photo a Day  Square

I love my square plates

Sunday, January 4, 2015

4/01/15    Photo a Day    I hear

  The music on my iPad

3/01/15   Photo a Day Me today

Friday, January 2, 2015

2/01/15   Photo a Day  Something yellow

I have always loved Tweety Pie and many years ago my sister gave me this one.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

1/01/15   Photo a Day   Sky

I missed the last three weeks of 2014 because I was away and without a computer but here is the first one for the year.It is  a beautiful day in Bathurst I just love the summer so much!