Thursday, October 19, 2017

19/10/2017   Photo a Day  Organised

These two Printer's trays (Ems) hold my thimbles which I have recently cleaned and organised the one on the left holds Australian Souvenir thimbles as well as decorative and advertising ones.The rack on the right holds my silver thimbles as well as my international thimbles which have been sorted into countries for the first time. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

18/10/2017   Photo a Day  One Word


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

17/10/2017   Photo a Day  Gadget

I have many gadgets both in the sewing room and the kitchen . I used this gadget most of the weekend as I cut out a new project.

Monday, October 16, 2017

16/10/2017   Photo a Day  My name

Sunday, October 15, 2017

15/10/2017  Photo a Day Snuggle

Millie likes to snuggle her Teddy Bear or else he's a convenient pillow!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

14/10/2017   Photo a Day  Perspective

Friday, October 13, 2017

13/10/2017   Photo a Day  Trees

The Caravan Park at Clareview Nth Queensland in July this year

12/10/2017   Photo a Day  I saw this today

The petunias are growing in the pots of my front verandah

Sunday, October 1, 2017

2/10/2017   Photo a Day  Envelope

1/10/2017   Photo a Day  My happy place

Now the weather is warming up sitting in my courtyard  relaxing is a happy place

Saturday, September 30, 2017

30/092017   Photo a Day   Selfie

Friday, September 29, 2017

29/09/2017   Photo a Day  Dessert

  I have been making Golden Syrup Dumplings for years , a real comfort food and now I am cooking it in the slow cooker , thanks to these directions.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

28/09/2017   Photo a Day  Trash

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

27/09/2017   Photo a Day  Bubbles

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

26/09/2017   Photo a Day  Shape

The CSIRO Radio Telescope at Parkes NSW fondly known as the Dish is round in shape.

Monday, September 25, 2017

25/09/2017   Photo a Day  Clean

All these thimbles have been cleaned I wonder if Trish will notice when she is home next weekend!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

24/09/2017   Photo a Day  Everyday Adventures

We are off on a walk I try to go daily now the weather is a bit warmer

Saturday, September 23, 2017

23/09/2017   Photo a Day  Rule of thirds

Castle Howard near York  UK

Friday, September 22, 2017

22/09/2017   Photo a Day  Care

I care for my beloved fur babies Murphy and Millie ensuring they are well fed,clean and comfortable and my reward is their devotion to me.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

21/09/2017   Photo a Day Between

In this photo taken in Nanango Qld in 1992 my mother is between her siblings George and Kathleen.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

20/09/2017   Photo a Day  Dinner

My dinner last night Chicken and vegetables

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

19/09/2017   Photo a Day Out of focus

Austin Breen took this photo at Tim's wedding back in 2008 when he was only five and Trish gave him her camera to amuse himself. The photo is his parents Richard and Kelly not that you could recognise Richard.

Monday, September 18, 2017

18/09/2017   Photo a Day  Outtake

Sunday, September 17, 2017

17/09/2017    Photo a Day  My addiction

Patchwork and quilting is my addiction , I made this quilt for Tim and Tamara when they were married

Friday, September 15, 2017

16/092017   Photo a Day  Playing tourist

On the Spirit of Tasmania leaving Melbourne back in March 2017

15/09/2017   Photo a Day  Spoon

I have quite a few souvenir spoons from around the world however these two are more special , my maiden name and my mother's maiden name

Thursday, September 14, 2017


 A little bit of procrastination yesterday there was many things to do so I decided to clean my thimbles.

After washing all the ceramic ones , polishing the silver ones and wiping the wooden,bakelite and plastic thimbles it was time to dust the Ems (printers trays) that house them.
Tom challenged me to count them so I did I own

239 thimbles

101 of these are souvenirs from overseas
10 silver thimbles 3 of which are over 100 years old
1 Wedgewood
1 Coalport
118 Australian souvenirs  

14/09/2017   Photo a Day  Mess

Dad made the mess and I am cleaning up

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

13/09/2017   Photo a Day   Scenic

The view from Helleyers Road Distillery near Burnie Tasmania

12/09/2017   Photo a Day  Emotional

Monday, September 11, 2017

11/09/2017   Photo a Day  Solo

 Sometimes I like a drink of Solo

Sunday, September 10, 2017

10/09/2017   Photo a Day  Lunch

Luke having lunch with Trish and I last week

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Louise Fiona

Happy birthday to my sister Louise , wife,mother,grandmother,potter,author.

9/09/2017   Photo a Day  Sweet

I am having visitors tonight and I am going to make this for dessert a Jamie Oliver recipe Pimms and Strawberry Cobbler , looks good in the photo.

Friday, September 8, 2017

8/09/2017   Photo a Day  That's funny

A shop in Adelaide with pet accessories but the name?? is funny

Thursday, September 7, 2017

7/09/2017   Photo a Day  Surprise

As I walked in to my surprise 60th Party , I thought I was going to dinner with Helena and Ron but all my family was there as well as friends and workmates.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Iain Donald Hayd McDougall

6th September 1921 - 8th September 2000

6/09/2017   Photo a Day   Ball


Trish and I had a fun afternoon with Luke last Thursday 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

5/09/2017   Photo a Day  Grass

Castle Howard Yorkshire UK. 2006

Monday, September 4, 2017

4/09/2017   Photo a Day  On the Road

This is the view people have of Tom,Jayne and myself on our travels, because the Truck is called Barney of course the Caravan has Rubble connections and the address is straight from the Flintstones and  The TV show.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

3/09/2017   Photo a Day  I made this

Swimming bag for Jayne

2/09/2017   Photo a Day  Breakfast

1/09/2017   Photo a Day  Something Pink

The Brothel in Hay Street Kalgoorlie Western Australia

Thursday, August 31, 2017

31/08/2017   Photo a Day Five

Five cousins Tim,Jenny and Trish with Richard and Hamish

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

30/08/2017   Photo a Day  Four

Trish and Tim with their Grandmother and Great Grandmother

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

29/08/2017   Photo a Day  Three

Three cousins , Christine , Sue and Jayne in Bundaberg last month , of course I am older than the other two Sue was born when I was twelve.

Monday, August 28, 2017

28/02/2017   Photo a Day  Two

Sunday, August 27, 2017

27/08/2017   Photo a Day  One

I have one Grandchild  this is latest picture of Luke

Saturday, August 26, 2017

26/08/2017   Photo a Day  Starts with Z.....

Zebra Finch