Saturday, December 16, 2017

16/12/2017  Photo a Day  Outdoors




Tim and Luke last weekend in their backyard

Friday, December 15, 2017

15/12/2017   Photo a Day  On the floor




Where ever I am Murphy is on the floor  next to me

Thursday, December 14, 2017

14/12/2017   Photo a Day  Peace



Wednesday, December 13, 2017

13/12/2017   Photo a Day  Tiny




It's hard to believe how tiny Luke was considering this photo was taken only eighteen months ago

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

21/12/2017   Photo a Day  Big





This is the biggest Siggy Quilt I have made , the swaps are from  from The Bendigo Retreat 2007

Monday, December 11, 2017

11/12/2017   Photo a Day  Splash




I used to go swimming every morning before school with my father here to Balmoral Beach , even in the winter months.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

10/12/2017   Photo a Day  Sky





Sunrise in May 2017

9/12/2017   Photo a Day  Silly




This is the Hotel we stayed at just outside Florence Italy and the silly part is having Fosters umbrellas in the garden, very un Italian.


Friday, December 8, 2017

8/12/2017  Photo a Day Opposites




Light and dark Kaffe Fassett fabrics in a log cabin design

Happy birthday Luke


Thursday, December 7, 2017

7/12/2017   Photo a Day   Money



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Happy birthday



My lovely little Millie is six years old today 

Iain Andrew McDougall



Today would have been Andrew's 64 th birthday , that's him between Mum and Louise, photo taken at Mosman Park around 1954

6/12/2017   Photo a Day  Art



These two small paintings belonged to my Grandmother  

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Photo a Day Catch up

1/12/2017   Photo a Day  I love doing this




I love decorating the house for Christmas , this is only a small selection of my ornaments.


2/12/2017  Photo a Day  Free Choice





My roses have been beautiful until the rain wrecked them at the weekend


3/12/2017  Photo a Day  Family




From left Liam,Joe,Hamish,Jenny,Richard,Isaac,Trish,Tim and Campbell

My two children, my one niece and six nephews

4/12/2017  Photo a Day Partial



The two  middle shelves contain partially completed quilts.

5/12/2017  Photo a Day  In my bag




This is not my bag nor was it made by me , my friend Judy made it and I will be giving it to someone next Monday on her behalf.


Thursday, November 30, 2017

30/11/2017  Photo a Day  Cool



Hard to believe this cool dude is nearly two years old.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

29/11/2017   Photo a Day  Sunflare





Trish took this photo in Africa about eighteen months ago.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

28/11/2017   Photo a Day   Triangle




There are lots of triangles in this quilt I made for Michael and Emma's wedding present in February 2009

Monday, November 27, 2017

27/11/2017   Photo a Day  Hole



25/11/2017   Photo a Day  Fresh



24/11/2017    Photo a Day  Cut




Thursday, November 23, 2017

23/11/2017   Photo a Day  Square





Lots of squares in this quilt I made for Luke last year.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

22/11/2017    Photo a Day  Under  my feet




 The graves of hundreds of brave young Australians at Ypres Belgium WW1

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

21/11/2017    Photo a Day  Pop of Colour




Monday, November 20, 2017

20/11/2017    Photo a Day  My hobby







Patchwork is my hobby although some might say my obsession, I made this tablerunner on Friday for a Christmas present.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

19/11/2017   Photo a Day  Not Mine





Tim,Tamara and Luke are visiting for the weekend along with Beau who has been left in my care whilst they go to the Car Racing up at Mt Panorama. All three dogs are now asleep !

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Catherine Helena Doyle









On this day in 1898 my Grandmother was born in Edenhope Victoria , when she was about 2 years old the family moved to Leeton in NSW ,Cath and Agnes the two oldest children travelled with their father by Horse and Cart and their mother with a younger daughter travelled by train.

18/11/2017   Photo a Day  Listening to




The rain , good steady rain

Friday, November 17, 2017

Photo a Day Catch Up

17/11/2017    Photo a Day  Curly



This is my Church Mouse from York Minster UK he has a curly tail.
This mouse was carved from some of the timber saved in the Restoration after the fire in July 1984.











16/11/2017   Photo a Day  Circle.




  15/11/2017   Photo a Day  Neon


14/11/2017  Photo a Day  Silver



On the top shelf are some of my silver thimbles

Monday, November 13, 2017

13/11/2017   Photo a Day  Gold





Holyrood Palace Edinburgh Scotland.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

12/11/2017   Photo a Day  Brown



My lovely Millie


Millicent Isabel (named after my great aunt, a tyrant if ever there was one!!!)

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Lest we forget





James Oswald Doyle








Whilst I am very proud of both my parents who served in World War Two this year I especially remember my Maternal  Grandfather who one hundred years ago last month received a Gun Shot Wound to the shoulder,He spent many months in Hospital in England before he was repatriated to Australia where he took up a Soldier Settler's block married and had his five children. Unfortunately he died too young in his early sixties before all his grandchildren were born, only a few privileged ones like myself are old enough to remember him.

A family get together yesterday

The late Jim McMenamin was honoured on Friday, as a plaque was unveiled at the Bathurst Sportsground in recognition of his extraordinary life.








HONOURED: Gabrielle and Les Ford, Mary and Patrick McMenamin, Christine Colley, Cathy Martin and Judy Linderman. Photo: BRADLEY JURD



His son Patrick addressed family and friends and said it was very pleasing to see his father recognised.
“At the time of his funeral I borrowed the phrase, that he was indeed a renascence man. He was a scholar, a sportsman and a decorated soldier. This was the model.”
“In many, many ways he was an unsung hero and there are many unsung heroes in Australia that do remarkable things.”
Jim was born in Bathurst in 1910 and while a student at the University of Sydney, he played rugby league for University, Balmain and Newtown clubs between 1929 and 1932.
In 1937 he moved to South Africa to participate in a teacher exchange and joined the army when wore broke out.
In 1946 he married Joan Purcell, who had been an Australian army nurse in the Pacific theatre of war.
In South Africa, he umpired four cricket Tests – two versus England in 1956-57 and two against Australia in 1957-58.
Jim returned to Bathurst in 1960 and was heavily active in the cricket community.
He passed away after a long and richly varied life on August 13, 2000



The Western Advocate Bathurst 11/11/2017

11/11/2017  Photo a Day  Grey



Friday, November 10, 2017

10/11/2017   Photo a Day  Purple




Thursday, November 9, 2017

9/11/2017   Photo a Day  Black



Macy died last year but I still miss her, she was almost 17 years old.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

8/11/2017   Photo a Day  White




Murphy was rescued from cruel owners by a Vet Nurse in June 2006 , she thought he was about two years old at the time.So he is now an old man of thirteen or so but he is so loving and has to be next to me all the time from the computer to the sewing room and then in front of the telly in the evening.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

7/11/2017   Photo a Day  Orange



I made this orange and purple quilt for Tom's sister Dianne in March this year.

Monday, November 6, 2017

6/11/2017   Photo a Day  Aqua




I love the way the aqua colour jumps out , I made this quilt for my Great Nephew Tate Ousby twelve months ago.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

5/11/2017   Photo a Day  Pink



This was the sky last evening and the whole sky had a pink hue, it was beautiful.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

4/11/2017   Photo a Day  Yellow