Friday, July 31, 2015

31/07/2015   Photo a Day  I bought it

I bought this Elvis Bear in the gift shop at Gracelands in 2010

Thursday, July 30, 2015

30/07/2015    Photo a Day  Trash

It is  8 AM Thursday morning and my bins have now been emptied , every Thursday morning I am woken up by the Garbage man somewhere between 4.30 and 5 AM

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

29/07/2015   Photo a Day  Looking out

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

28/07/2015    Photo a Day  Looking in

Monday, July 27, 2015

27/07/2015   Photo a Day  Clouds

Sunday, July 26, 2015

26/07/2015   Photo a Day  Negative Space

Saturday, July 25, 2015

25/07/2015   Photo a Day  Two of us

Because there is only one of me I have had to think and search for a photo and I cam across this one taken in Townsville just before Christmas last year , it is Tom and Steven Riley , father and son.

Friday, July 24, 2015

24/07/2015   Photo a Day   Bloom

I saw this on the Internet yesterday and thought it was an interesting picture and article.

Photos of flowers on Twitter and Instagram may be as commonplace as sunsets and selfies, but one Japanese amateur photographer has captured something a bit more unique than a beautiful bloom.
Twitter user @san_kaido posted a photo of mutated yellow daisies last month, found in Nasushiobara City, around 70 miles from Fukushima, the site of the 2011 nuclear disaster.  The photos show daisies with fused yellow centres and with the petals growing out the side of the flower.
The daisies are not the first deformed plants found after the disaster. In 2013, the Daily Mail posted photos of mutated vegetables and fruit, attributing the apparent abnormalities to high levels of radiation found in the groundwater.
The daisy photos come four years after the Fukushima Daichii Nuclear Power Plant meltdown which was caused after a devastating earthquake and tsunami knocked out three of the plant’s nuclear reactors. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

23/07/2015   Photo a Day  Toy

The dog's toys are not used much these days

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

22/07/2015   Photo a Day  Fake

This has happened to me a couple of times and you feel so silly that you were taken in by them!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Finished quilts

I have just finished these two quilts one to go to Adelaide and the other to Perth.

This one is very big and is for Lisi and Ethan

This is a quilt for Jayne and Tom's youngest grandchild Noah

21/07/2015   Photo a Day  Real

The news that I am going to be a Grandmother is starting to feel very real now this scan was yesterday at 20 weeks.

Monday, July 20, 2015

20/07/2015   Photo a Day  Car


My mother bought this car in 1992 and when she died in 2001 I bought it from her estate and it is still going strong, she has been to Queensland four times and South Australia three times, Melbourne once  and many trips to Sydney.She has been to four Scquilters retreats and toddles off to patchwork frequently.The first three letters of her rego are TAF which is why she has always been called Taffy.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

19/07/2015   Photo a Day  Sign

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sewing room

I have been in this house over 11 years now and I have moved my sewing room around at least that many times including changing the room twice , yesterday I rearranged it yet again and today whilst sewing I realised I think it is now in it's permanent lay out.

There is still room for my smaller fold up table or the ironing board to be put up as well as somewhere for my three constant  companions to sleep.

And yes the sun does shine (even in Bathurst) in the afternoon but it is a winter thing when the sun is lower in the sky , not an issue at all for the rest of the year.

18/07/2015   Photo a Day  Book

I have owned this book all my life and previously it was owned by Joan Kirk McDougall my paternal Aunt who died in Sydney in 1942 aged 23 years, obviously I never knew her but I do have a couple of things that were hers.
We Louise,Andrew and myself were not allowed to read comics ,Enid Blyton  books only poetry and the classic type children's books, my father and his mother were both writers and probably literary snobs.As I got a bit older I joined the Mosman Library and used to sneak some books home to read and then when we left that life behind my reading wasn't censored so much but I think it all had an influence on my tastes in reading because I prefer to read non fiction most of the time.I love autobiographies and history books the most and of course all my patchwork books.However I do love the English who dunnits of early last century

Friday, July 17, 2015

The view in Bathurst this morning

17/07/2015   Photo a Day  Special

This is Millie's first experience of snow and she's trying to not put all four feet down on the cold because she's so special!!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

16/07/2015   Photo a Day  Starts with T

My two children Tim and Trish , this photo was taken on Christmas Day 1989

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

15/07/2015   Photo a Day  On my mind

Today is Murphy's birthday and also the anniversary of when he came to live with me after being rescued from his previous home where he was badly mistreated.On my mind is  why do people have pets and then mistreat them? Murphy will run and hide if I pick up a broom/rake or anything that resembles a stick and likes to be next to me 24/7.No matter where I am Murphy stays by my side and asks for nothing else in return.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

14/07/2015   Photo a Day  Chaos

Monday, July 13, 2015

13/07/2015   Photo a Day   Calm

A very calm Pacific Ocean photo taken at South Head  (Sydney) in January

Sunday, July 12, 2015

12/07/2015   Photo a Day  Early

I was woken early (by my standards) by a Facetime call from Memphis Tennessee


Saturday, July 11, 2015

11/07/2015   Photo a Day  Late

One of my best attributes is punctuality!

10/07/2015   Photo a Day  My Story

This is my small family consisting of Trish my daughter, Tamara and Timothy my son and DIL (also known as the Tim Tams).
This photo was taken about ten years ago at a family wedding in Katoomba.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

9/07/2015   Photo a Day   Street

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

8/07/2015   Photo a Day  Inside my fridge

It doesn't look like much but there is everything I need in here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

7/07/2015   Photo a Day  Minimalistic

As my house is the exact opposite of minimalist I decided the courtyard in winter is as close as I can get!

Monday, July 6, 2015

 6/07/2015   Photo a Day  My Name

 I have belonged to SCQuilters for about sixteen years or more , an Internet group of Quilters from Australia and New Zealand who have become some of my closest friends.

5/07/2015   Photo a Day  Me today

Putting the finishing touches to a very big quilt for two special people in Adelaide.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

4/07/2015   Photo a Day  Red,White and Blue

I made this Lone Star cushion in the early eighties , it is still in the top of a cupboard somewhere.

Friday, July 3, 2015

3/07/2015   Photo a Day   Outing

These two photos were taken at my sister's wedding in April the photo above is my daughter Trish and my daughter in law Tamara. The photo below is my son Tim and my nephew Richard who lives in Brisbane.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

2/07/2015  Photo a Day Signed sealed and delivered

On the 18 June I ordered a template from Missouri Star Quilt Company and the next morning they shipped it,I received the parcel this morning and I have a special quilt to make for a special person .
But I must copy the email they sent to confirm shipment it's almost worth the shipping costs.

  Thanks for your order at the Missouri Star Quilt Company!

We just want to let you know that your quilting supplies have been meticulously gathered, placed on a red velvet pillow, and delicately escorted by 25 of our finest employees to our shipping department. Our master shipper has dutifully performed his craft, lovingly packing your order in the finest materials known to man.

Our team gathered to give your package the proper send-off it deserved. Tears of joy were shed, speeches were given, and there was even a farewell cake. Following the festivities, the whole group, led by our local high school marching band playing the song Leaving on a Jet Plane, ushered your order through downtown Hamilton, Missouri. No, we don't own a Jet Plane, but your package was placed in the care of a roguishly handsome man who is riding in a majestic horse-drawn carriage which is on its way to your home as you read this.

Although the products you've ordered will be sorely missed here at MSQC, we are overjoyed that they have found a good home. Take care of them, treasure them, and when you make something beautiful with them, make sure you share it with us on facebook, twitter, or just send us an email, we love to see what you make!.

*Note the above is a slight dramatization of what actually happened with your order, but seriously we did ship it, and here is the tracking info:

Shipped Via: Asendia

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

1/07/2015    Photo a Day  In the House

This doll stands on the mantelpiece in my bedroom and next year she celebrates her 60th birthday.When I got her she had long blonde hair and was dressed as a bride because that's what little girls wanted back in the fifties bride dolls