Sunday, May 31, 2015

1/06/2015  Photo a Day  Many

I have been working on my four patches today and there are many of them.

31/05/2015   Photo a Day  Ha Ha Ha

With all the comments about Cadburys new flavoured chocolate with Vegemite some wag with too much time on their hands has done this VB Cadbury picture and shared it on Facebook.I don't like beer so the thought of this is horrible however I will not be trying the Vegemite one either the only chocolate ( indeed lollies) I eat is Cadbury's Dairy Milk

Saturday, May 30, 2015

30/05/2015    Photo a Day  Over there

Somewhere over there (about 200 metres away) is Bathurst Library Art Gallery

Friday, May 29, 2015

29/05/2015   Photo a Day  Starts with S

  On this shelf are all my miniature sewing machines including music boxes , ornaments a toy and one antique hand driven Singer

Thursday, May 28, 2015

28/05/2015   Photo a Day  Pink

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Quilt for Lisi and Ethan

This is the quilt I am working on at present , it is quite large being 90 X 110 inches or 228 X 279 cms

27/05/2015   Photo a Day  Borrowed

This ruler belongs to Di and I have used it to cut many triangles in the quilt I am making now.

26/05/2015  Photo a Day   Daily ritual

Every morning when I get up I come into the spare room and turn the computer on , followed by the three dogs who transfer from one bed to another

25/05/2015   Photo a Day  Lucky

I am indeed lucky to live in the Lucky Country

Sunday, May 24, 2015

24/05/2015   Photo a Day Rule of thirds

This Flagstaff has been erected over the same spot the Governor Macquarie erected the Union Jack on the 7th May 1815..It was one of the major features of Bathurst Bicentennial celebrations and if ever you are in Bathurst it is worth going to the River Peace Park to see.
As you can see there was not even a whiff of a breeze yesterday but it was gloriously sunny after all the cold days we have had recently.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

23/05/2015   Photo a Day  Good Times

Memories of good times  Christmas at Townsville, family and warm weather

Friday, May 22, 2015

22/05/2015   Photo a Day    Weather

I have just got home and it is freezing outside.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

21/05/2015   Photo a Day  In a drawer

20/05/2015  Photo a Day Equal

All things being equal my dogs share and it's all equal as long as Macy goes first!

19/05/2015   My mood today

I had a rest day today after working hard for a couple of days.

Monday, May 18, 2015

18/05/2015   Photo a Day   Musical

The last Musical I saw was Strictly Ballroom in Sydney 2014.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

17/05/2015  Photo a Day  Home

The sewing room is the most used room and therefore my home

Saturday, May 16, 2015

16/05/2015   Photo a Day   Clean

My lounge room is nearly always clean and tidy

Friday, May 15, 2015

15/05/2015   Photo a Day   I found this

All my ancestors have gone to their grave believing Aunty Millie had lost this paternity case until I found it on the Internet!!!
And most of the people in my generation don't know or remember Uncle Clarrie , Clarence James the child of this union!!!As a child I knew him well and I also listened to stories particularly from Mum and Uncle George neither of which put him in good light!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Work in Progress

This afternoon I laid out some of the blocks for the quilt I am making for Lisi and Ethan , friends in Adelaide; it is coming together but still lots more to do.

14/05/2015   Photo  a Day  Heart

I made this quilt for Tom and Jayne in 2011 with appliqued hearts.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

13/05/2015   Photo a Day  Hands

These two hands are getting old now but over the years they have nursed for many years, reared two lovely children , cooked , cleaned, gardened  and all the motherly things but they have also knitted,crocheted,sewn,embroidered and quilted for most of my life.

Monday, May 11, 2015

12/05/2015   Photo a Day  Eyes

Who could resist these eyes? They belong to Murphy who is about 10 years old a rescued Cross Maltese I have had since 2007. He is my shadow and guards me with his life until my daughter comes home for a night or two and then he switches allegiance to her automatically.

11/05/2015   Photo a Day  Upside down

My Singer treadle hangs upside down (well almost) when it is packed away in it's cabinet , this machine was given to me by the Sisters of Mercy and it used to live in their convent in Byng Street Orange NSW..

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Bathurst Bicentenial May 2015

 As part of the celebrations last night they had illuminations and a lantern parade , 100 years ago last night they had a lantern parade to celebrate Bathurst centenary and they recreated it last night.
The night was cool and crisp but there was a very large crowd and the Court House did look lovely ,the lights will continue until 17th May (if you get home in time Julie!).

10/05/2015  Photo a Day Playground

The Adventure Playground in Victoria Park  Bathurst NSW.

9/05/2015   Photo a Day  Peaceful

This is Polygon Wood near Ypres Belgium , my Grandfather received a gunshot wound to his left shoulder in the battle here in September 1917.I visited here in 2006 and it is a very peaceful place now but it must have been hell  during the First World War. 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Lisi and Ethan's Quilt

I have sewn many of the strips together and I'm now ready to cut the triangles in this and also the plain black and start sewing them.

8/05/2015   Photo a Day  Four things

My four canisters from Bendigo Pottery in 2003 on my way home from the Melbourne SCQuilters Retreat.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

7/05/2015   Photo a Day  Key

This big old key hangs in my kitchen , it is not a key to anything here not even my heart! 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

6/05/2015   Photo a Day  10 o'clock

At ten o'clock this morning I was sewing strips together to be able to cut into triangles for Lisi and Ethan's quilt.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

5/05/2015  Photo a Day   Red

I made this quilt many years ago now and one day I will finish it , I love the redwork although it was done by machine. Here is a closeup of one of the blocks.

Monday, May 4, 2015

4/05/2015   Photo a Day  Today I saw

Bathurst is celebrating it's Bicentennial this week and this exhibition is just one of many.

I spent an hour at the Courthouse this afternoon looking at this artscape and reading the information about people involved in Bathurst over the last two hundred years.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

New project underway

I received a parcel this week from Tom and Jayne who had been shopping at the Quilt Shop in Celeste Tx . It contained some fabric as instructed by me to make a quilt for Lisi and Ethan and I have commenced work after a day or two procrastinating

The quilt is a Zig Zag design with the stripped bright colours and plain black, I hope they like it when it's finished.

3/05/2015  Photo a Day   A cup of

This is a small stitchery from

Saturday, May 2, 2015

2/05/2015   Photo a Day  Faceless self portrait

Friday, May 1, 2015

1/05/2015  Photo a Day  Want

I want enough money so I can become debt free , I get so sick of worrying about my bills.
Thanks to Google images for the picture.