Sunday, April 30, 2017

30/04/2017   Photo a Day  This makes me happy

A lovely sunrise does make me happy but it is not this morning as there is thick fog outside my window at present.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

29/04/2017   Photo a Day  Transport

This steam train runs from Queenstown to Strahan in Tasmania.

Friday, April 28, 2017

28/04/2017  Photo a Day   Get in the photo

Just a small part of me holding Millie

Thursday, April 27, 2017

27/04/2017   Photo a Day  Smooth

This how smooth Bass Straight was as I went to Tassie and home again.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

26/04/2017   Photo a Day  Rectangle

On this rectangular dish are the whiskeys I tasted at the Helleyers Road Distillery in Tasmania last month.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

25/04/2017   Photo a Day  Black and White

An old black and white photo of myself about 12 months old

Monday, April 24, 2017

Anzac Day

My Grandfather James Oswald Doyle

My mother in her tropical uniform pictured with my Grandmother in Sydney

Lest we forget

24/04/2017   Photo a Day  Fence

This fence in Tasmania is a quite long dry stone wall .

Sunday, April 23, 2017

23/04/2017   Photo a Day  Good together

Six cousins together from youngest on the left to the oldest (in this group anyway) taken in Wagga Wagga last November

Saturday, April 22, 2017


On this day in 1923 my mother Sheila Maura Doyle was born in Leeton NSW.   These two photos in the late 1940's were taken by my father when we lived at Chinaman's Beach In Sydney.
Mum grew up on the family farm at Wambulgal near Yenda and in 1942 she enlisted in the Army and spent the next three years in North Queensland.After her discharge she married Iain McDougall and had Christine,Louise and Andrew. My parents divorced in 1963 and Mum married Joe McMenamin and my youngest sister Cathy was born.
Mum died in March 2001.

22/04/2017   Photo a Day   Opposites

Friday, April 21, 2017

21/04/2017   Photo a Day  Rough

When we were in Tasmania recently I went on a Cruise around Macquarie Harbour and at this stage  the going was a bit rough.It is where Macquarie Harbour and the Great Southern Ocean meet and the convicts who were transported to Sarah Island used to call this Hell's Gate.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

20/04/2017   Photo a Day  I sat here

In Neutral Bay about 1950/51

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

19/04/2017   Photo a Day   Retro

To me Clarice Cliff Pottery sums up the word Retro I have so many memories of Aunties Doll and Jess and their plates by Clarice Cliff.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

My birthday Visitors

Tim ,Tamara and Luke came to Bathurst for Easter this years and to help celebrate my birthday.
I had a wonderful weekend playing with this young man.

18/04/2017   Photo a Day   Water

The still waters of Constitution Dock in Hobart

17/04/2017  Photo a Day  I spy

I spy my Daddy walking towards Gran and Luke

16/04/2017   Photo a Day  Egg

My mother always had this Crystal Champagne glass with small eggs every Easter and since she died I have followed the tradition.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

15/04/2017   Photo a Day  Comfort

One of my favourite Jamie Oliver Cookbooks

Friday, April 14, 2017

14/04/2017   Photo a Day  Lights

Sydney Vivid Festival in 2014 , one of these years I will get to see this light show.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

13/04/2017   Photo a Day  Story

This is a letter to my father (Iain McDougall)  that tells a story and it was printed in the Reveille ( RSL) paper in 1942. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Caravan Quilts

I have made two quilts,a bed runner, pillowcases and some placemats for Tom and Jayne's new caravan

21/04/2017   Photo a Day   Fauna

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

11/04/2017   Photo a Day  Street

Keppel Street in Bathurst NSW

Monday, April 10, 2017

10/04/2017   Photo a Day  Flora

Sunday, April 9, 2017

9/04/2017   Photo a Day   Macro

Saturday, April 8, 2017

8/04/2017   Photo a Day  Fork

Friday, April 7, 2017

7/04/2017    Photo a Day  Postcard

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Twenty Years

I have just realised this quilt is twenty years old, it is called the view from Anne's place and was made at a Judy Turner workshop at Caroline Price's woolshed in March 1997. The method was a strip pieced landscape and was machine pieced and quilted with the fences done with machine embroidery after the quilting was done. The original photo was taken at my cousin Anne's home at Nanango Queensland but the view reminded me of the views of the Mountains from Bathurst.

6/04/2017    Photo a Day  Letterbox

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


I love this video of Luke with Beau , an automatic dog feeding machine just what Millie would like

5/04/2017   Photo a Day  Magazine

This magazine from the UK is my current favourite quilting magazine