Tuesday, August 22, 2017

22/08/2017  Photo a Day  Starts with V.....




Versailles

 I thought the palace was just too over the top but the gardens were outstanding.

Monday, August 21, 2017

21/08/2017   Photo a Day Starts with U.......





In Uniform a long time ago

Sunday, August 20, 2017

20/08/2017   Photo a Day  Starts with T........





Trish and Tim in 1978

Saturday, August 19, 2017

19/08/2017   Photo a Day  Starts with S.........







My mother Sheila on the left and her younger sister Kathleen photographed in Sydney in the war years, they look so young I love this picture.

Friday, August 18, 2017

18/08/2017  Photo a Day  Starts with R......



River Walk  San Antonio Texas

Thursday, August 17, 2017

17/08/2017   Photo a Day  Starts with Q.......



I made this quilt for Tom and Jayne 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

16/08/2017   Photo a Day   Starts with P......


                             



    Paducah Kentucky

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

15/08/2017   Photo a Day  Starts with O......



 Tate Ousby

The youngest member of our family he is my Great Nephew and is lying on a quilt I made for him.

Monday, August 14, 2017

14/08/2017   Photo a Day  Starts with N......




It's hard to believe it's been seven years this month since we visited  Niagara Falls

Sunday, August 13, 2017

13/08/2017   Photo a Day  Starts with M........




Murphy and Millie in their favourite spot on a sunny day

Saturday, August 12, 2017

12/08/2017   Photo a Day  Starts with L.....




Luke

Friday, August 11, 2017

11/08/2017   Photo a Day  Starts with K.......




Kathleen Mary Boswell my Aunt 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

10/08/2017  Photo a Day  Starts with J....







Judy and Joy, we have been friends for years and we met through quilting.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

9/08/2017   Photo a Day  Starts with I....



Ink I use on fabric from time to time

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

8/08/2017   Photo a Day  Starts with H......



Harry

Monday, August 7, 2017

7/08/2017  Photo a Day  Starts with G.....



Grave 

 The Cemetery in Ballina NSW needed more space so they made a park and displayed old headstones  This gravestone is my Paternal Great Grandfather who died in January 1884 aged just 25.His only son was a toddler at the time and he died in January 1948 not long before I was born.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

6/08/2017   Photo a Day  Starts with F.....




Family Trish,Tamara and Tim

Saturday, August 5, 2017

5/08/2017  Photo a Day  Starts with E.........




Elastic ready for today's sewing job which needs to be done so I can get back to patchwork

Friday, August 4, 2017

4/08/2018   Photo a Day   Starts with D.......



Dragon Boat Racing in Darling Harbour February 2008

Thursday, August 3, 2017

3/08/2017   Photo a Day  Starts with C........






Christmas ornaments

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

2/08/2017   Photo a Day   Starts with B.....




Begonias in Bathurst every April/May

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

1/08/2017   Photo a Day   Starts with an A





August 2008 we had a snowfall in Bathurst.

Monday, July 31, 2017

31/07/2017   Photo a Day  Hair

This is a very recent photo of me and my grey hair so different from the dark hair of my teens and the fair hair as a toddler in 1950.


  



Sunday, July 30, 2017

30/07/2017   Photo a Day  Free Choice




This photo was taken about six months before Mum died and  her visitor is her brother George Doyle the father of Tony and Sue from the previous post. It is the last time they saw each other , Mum died in 2001 when she was 79  and George died many years later aged in his nineties.
As a child he was my favourite uncle and that did not diminish with the years he used to ring me regularly to make sure I was OK until the last year or so of his life.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Back Home

 I have had a lovely holiday with Tom and Jayne Riley visiting relatives and looking at this beautiful country of ours.We travelled inland up to Townsville and then down the Queensland coast to Bundaburg where we visited our cousin Sue and her husband Colin. I hadn't seen Sue for twenty years but for Jayne it was forty years so there was lots of catching up to do.



After Bundaburg we travelled to Millmerrin in the Darling Downs and visited Tony (Sue's older brother) whom I hadn't seen since 1972 and the last time Jayne saw him she was only thirteen.He is the spitting image of his late father and even is a great story teller like Uncle George used to be.Many childhood memories were shared with both Tony and Sue .


Please note I have a jacket on and unfortunately that was the last time we wore our summer clothes until this winter decides to go away.

29/07/2017   Photo a Day   Beautiful Building



Bathurst Courthouse was opened in 1877 and is Bathurst's most distinguished public building.It is 81 metres long and 45 metres wide.
Originally the wings contained The Post Office and Telegraph office but now the East Wing houses the History Museum and the West wing is the Conservatorium of Music


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Saturday, July 1, 2017

1/07/2017    Photo a Day   Yum






I have been going to make these for ages now it will have to wait until I get home.

Friday, June 30, 2017

30/06/2017   Photo a Day    This is who I am





This is me about 6 months old , still the same shape and still happiest sitting in the sunshine.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

29/06/2017   Photo a Day   White on white



 White on white fabric I am using to join these stars together in thirties fabrics , not a very clear photo

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

28/06/2017    Photo a Day  New





This is the latest photo I have of Luke taken last weekend.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

27/06/2017    Photo a Day   Old





I love this old photo , it is my father in about 1922

Monday, June 26, 2017

26/06/2017   Photo a Day In a stack





Summer clothes ready to pack for three weeks in a warmer climate , the nights in Townsville are warmer than the daytime temps here.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

25/06/2017    Photo a Day  Blossoms




It is too cold in Bathurst for any sign of spring as the frosts have been anything up (or is it down) to minus four.
My sister Louise posted these photos this morning on FB and it is the Botanic Gardens in Akueyri in Iceland ; why someone who hates the cold as much as she does is visiting such a cold country is beyond me!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

25/06/2017   Photo a Day  Colour Splash



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

14/06/2017   Photo a Day  Begins with F......



What else but fabric !This is some of my stash.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

13/06/2017   Photo a Day  Time



Monday, June 12, 2017

12/06/2017   Photo a Day   Exercise



Sunday, June 11, 2017

11/06/2017    Photo a Day   Stunning




I designed and made this antique reproduction quilt years ago and it came back into my possession at Christmas time and I must say it is a stunning quilt (no modesty at all!).

Saturday, June 10, 2017

10/06/2017   Photo a Day  Map



9/06/2017   Photo a Day   Full





A lovely full moon

Thursday, June 8, 2017

8/06/2017   Photo a Day  Arrow



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

7/06/2017   Photo a Day  Entrance





We came across this Memorial by accident and then spent hours there it was so interesting.There were more men lost on D.Day from this small town in Bedford Virginia than any other place in the USA. But it was all about all the allies who took part in the D.Day invasion 73 years ago yesterday.

6/06/2017   Photo a Day  Cooking