Friday, September 30, 2016

30/09/2016    Photo a Day  Go

It is now spring and it is freezing here in Bathurst so I an't wait for another eleven weeks we GO to Steven's place in Townsville and all these ripe Mangoes.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

29/09/2016  Photo a Day  Stop

I wish the rain would stop not just for one day as the pattern seems to be lately, the ground is waterlogged and again there are flood warnings for the Macquarie River.

28/09/2016   Photo a Day  This season

In spring the cherry blossoms around Bathurst are beautiful.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

27/09/2016    Photo a Day  Create

I created this quilt about 7 years ago , I designed it, machine pieced and quilted it and I am proud of it.

Monday, September 26, 2016

26/09/2016   Photo a Day   Free

 I received this catalogue in the mail last week and it was free , I have watched lots of Jenny's tutorials on UTube and I have bought a template from the business but this family have turned a small town that was suffering into a thriving business and tourist destination for Quilters. How does one win the lottery so I can visit Hamilton Missouri?
And dreams are free!!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

25/09/2016   Photo a Day  What's inside?

I wonder what is inside this box? it can't be opened until three months from today and I wonder who will own it then?

Saturday, September 24, 2016

24/09/2016    Photo a Day   Dirty

I think you could say this tractor is dirty,the photo was taken near Bathurst last Wednesday

Friday, September 23, 2016

23/09/2016    Photo a Day   Macro

Although the snowdrops were late flowering this year they are still going strong.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

22/09/2016   Photo a Day  Square

I made this quilt from a collection of nine patches so there are lots of squares involved.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

21/09/2016    Photo a Day  Oops

Sometimes I forget to put away the washing immediately and I fold it and put the pile on the bed,Murphy likes to unfold it for me!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

20/09/2016  Photo a Day  Wrinkles

Like my friend Pennie I don't have any wrinkles  and had to search the house for something with wrinkles I think these two old cricketers fit the bill!!!

19/09/2016   Photo a Day   Time for

A beautiful sunny morning and time for a cup of tea.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

18/09/2016   Photo a Day   Peace


                                   My favourite John Lennon song

Saturday, September 17, 2016

17/09/2016    Photo a Day  Dancing

I was very lucky to have seen Dame Margot dance twice in the 50's and early 60's.

Friday, September 16, 2016

16/09/2016   Photo a Day    Safe

These traffic signs are in place to help keep traffic flowing and everyone safe, twice in the last week I have seen a car turn right where the sign  is well displayed ,do these people think they are above the law or can't they read?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

15/09/2016   Photo a Day   Yes

One of the funniest of British Comedies ever made  and some would say it is a documentary

14/09/2016    Photo a Day   Fold

The top two shelves are the patchwork tops I have made awaiting quilting and binding to finish them.

13/09/2016   Photo a Day  Motto

12/09/2016   Photo a Day  Pretty

The Begonias in the Begonia House in Machattie Park Bathurst back in Frbruary.

11/09/2016    Photo a Day  Yum

Last Saturday my daughter took me to the Irish Pub for lunch with a couple of her friends I had Chick Schnitzel O'Driscoll which had garlic prawns on top of the schnitzel.

10/09/2016   Photo a Day  Black and White

This old Black and White photo was taken by my father of Uncle Brian clearing scrub at the family farm in June 1947

Friday, September 9, 2016

9/09/2016   Photo a Day  Circle

The Sydney Trains City Circle

Thursday, September 8, 2016

8/09/2016   Photo a Day   Reading

This is my current book and although I love Aled Jones this book is a little boring.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

7/09/2016   Photo a Day   The Little Things

When you talk about the little things in this house you can't go past Millicent Isabel or Millie for short , she was named after my Great Aunt who lived near us in North Sydney when I was growing up.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Iain Donald Hay McDougall

Today it is 95 years since my father was born in Christchurch (NZ) to an Australian father Herbert Norman McDougall and his English born mother Kathleen Mary Turley. 
The family returned to Australia in 1933 and Dad continued his education at North Sydney Boys High School where he was Dux of the school in his final year.
Dad died in September 2000 just two weeks after his 79th birthday in Townsville Queensland. 
I took this photo in Townsville in July 1996 the last time I saw him.

6/09/2016    Photo a Day  Craving

I am craving summer , it is my favourite season by a long margin.

Monday, September 5, 2016

5/09/2016   Photo a Day  Give

I made this quilt to give to my nephew and his wife who are expecting their first child in October

Sunday, September 4, 2016

4/09/2016   Photo a Day    Music

Saturday, September 3, 2016

3/09/2016   Photo a Day   Warm

Although it is the third day of spring and the days have been getting a bit warmer yesterday and today have been cold and wet,not however in my home it is a warm 23 degrees and this heating system maintains the temperature throughout the day.

Friday, September 2, 2016

2/09/2016   Photo a Day  Something

Some Christmas themed yarn bombing in Kalgoolie December 31st 2015

Thursday, September 1, 2016

1/09/2016   Photo a Day   Art

These two small oil paintings of houses in Paddington (NSW) once belonged to my Grandmother and after many years of being apart they have been reunited in my home.