Sunday, March 29, 2015

29/03/2015   Photo a Day  Zen

Saturday, March 28, 2015

28/03/2015  Photo a Day  Give

I have made this flannel quilt for Simon for his birthday, it is tied rather than quilted.

Friday, March 27, 2015

27/03/2015  Photo a Day Something white

Murphy aged about 11, he was a rescue dog I have had since June 2006 . he has many health issues including having epilepsy fits occasionally.All he wants from me is love and cuddles as soon as I sit down he is on my lap however he knows that he can't when I am at the Computer or sewing.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

26/03/2015   Photo a Day I love

My children Trish and Tim , photo taken  about 1990

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

25/03/2015   Photo a Day  Half

I love a sale especially if it involves patchwork fabric or threads or a new gadget Oh I just love a sale!

24/03/2015   Photo a Day   A treasure

This is a Victorian silver pill box that was given to me for my Christening by my Maternal Grandmother with  very small Mother of Pearl Rosary beads inside.

23/03/2015  Photo a Day  Too much

I have too much iroing to do so I have left it until tomorrow

Sunday, March 22, 2015

22/03/2015   Photo a Day  Leaves

This is what keeps me very busy from now until mid June as each tree loses it's leaves at different times, these ones are from my own tree but I have many deciduous trees around me neighbours and on the footpaths.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

My sewing history

Today I have been going through my linen cupboard and being quite ruthless with old stuffs! However I am emotionally attached to this old apron made when I was in sixth class at Neutral Bay Primary School in 1959. I gave it to my mother for either her birthday or Mother's Day which were close together, I think my stitching is pretty good for an 11/12 year old.

21/03/2015    Photo a Day  Sun Flare

These photos were taken by my daughter last September when she toured Africa I couldn't decide which one to use so I have posted all three.

Friday, March 20, 2015

20/03/2015   Photo a Day Hand Drawn

Many people all over the world use Hand drawn carts to move things around

Thursday, March 19, 2015

19/03/2015   Photo a Day   Private

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

18/03/2015   Photo a Day    Text

A street sign in Paducah Kentucky USA

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

17th March

Happy St Patrick's Day

17/03/2015   Photo a Day  Hobby  

More of an obsession than a hobby , the two top shelves all require quilting enough to keep me busy for years

Monday, March 16, 2015

My mother

Sheila Maura Doyle McMenamin (formerly McDougall)

22/4/1923 --16/3/2001

16/03/2015   After

It is afternoon and after patchwork with my friends so I am relaxing in the courtyard whilst the sun is shining

Sunday, March 15, 2015

15/03/2015   Photo a Day  Small

The smallest in my house is Millie my Chihuahua, three years old now and likes her comforts above all else.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

14/03/2015   Photo a Day   Favourite

This is one of my favourite photos of me, taken in 1968 when I was in my third year of training hence the three stripes on my belt.Look how dark my hair is and how skinny I am!The years have taken their toll.

Friday, March 13, 2015

13/03/2015   Photo a Day   Colour

A beautiful and colourful sunset over Lake Macquarie in January ,photo taken by my daughter Trish

Thursday, March 12, 2015

12/03/2015   Photo a Day  Detail

I love the detail on this blue tongue lizard's markings , he wandered into my courtyard last week and had to be moved for his own safety as I have three dogs which pose a threat to this species.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

11/03/2015   Photo a Day   Happy Place

Where else but at my sewing machine?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

10/03/2015  Photo a Day   Floral

This is a top I made with a layer cake , I don't like it as it is too floral for me not sure what will happen to it.

9/03/2015   Photo a Day  Make

I am making this quilt for a fortieth  birthday present

Sunday, March 8, 2015

8/03/2015   Photo a Day    Young

I am not sure how long ago this photo was taken but I would imagine that I was about three or four years  years old 

7/03/2015   Photo a Day Sweet

Maggie and Pennie shared this sweet at The Blue Gum yesterday , very small ice creams and I'm not sure what flavour

Friday, March 6, 2015

6/03/2015   Photo a Day  Remedy 

I take these three pills every morning to remedy a long term health problem

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Another finished project

 I have made these four table runners in aboriginal fabrics for Tom to give as gifts to his friends in the US when he goes there next time. They all have the same backing and the tops are slightly different.

5/03/2015   Photo a Day  Out the window

Out my windows , these are photos taken out of two different windows of two different trees on different sides of my house . These trees are about to cause me three to four months of work collecting and disposing of leaves both inside and outside the house.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Happy birthday Timothy John Colley

My son Tim is forty today I don't know where all the years have gone

He loved the beach from the first time he went, this photo at Yamba November 1976

With his wife Tamara at Macquarie Lighthouse January this year.

4/03/2015  Photo a Day  Geometric

As a quilter Geometric is really a no-brainer as our daily lives are consumed by geometry, I made this about four years ago from a jelly roll and it is still not quilted

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

3/03/2015   Photo a Day  Open

One of the many reasons I love summer is I have both the French doors open which makes my house and the courtyard one big living area

Monday, March 2, 2015

2/03/2015   Photo a Day  Part of me

On my way out the door to Patchwork!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

 1/03/2015   Photo a Day  Red 

Red is one of my favourite colours and red and white quilts are among my favourites, I have had this design in a folder on my computer for a few years now and one day I might make it and I won't have to buy any fabric for it as I have a red and white collection.This design was in an American Better Homes and Garden Sampler Magazine ?2010 or 2011.

28/02/2015   Photo a Day   Thank you

Thank you to Google images for the picture;there are many ways to say thank you and it costs nothing but some people just can't manage it.