Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Goodbye to my Angels once again.
(The Aussie 5 cent is the same size as a dime.)
Happy Quilting to All in 2009!!!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I have pulled the quilt out for a few detailed shots.
Monday, December 22, 2008
No sewing yesterday. Had church in the morning. Shopping in the afternoon and then at night we went on a lovely river cruise on Perth's beautiful Swan River. It was for my husband's work Christmas Party. We started at 6pm and the river was smooth and calm. We had a simple two-course meal over a couple of hours as we cruised up-river. We were shadowed by a couple of dolphins - it looked like a mother and an older baby. We headed back toward the city as dusk fell and the city was a blaze of lights.
After the meal there was music and dancing and chatting and it was so much fun. No dancing for me yet but my husband enjoyed doing the Hucklebuck with a couple of workmates. (The Hucklebuck is a traditional Australian bush dance.) Then as we returned to the pier we were treated to a display of fireworks! We congratulated the boss on organising that (lol) but as it happened our return coincided with the City of Perth's Carols by Candlelight which was being held on the foreshore. All in all a brilliant evening... hope yours was just as nice.
PS I didn't have my camera last night and these photos are representative of what we experienced. I pulled them off Google Images.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
"A great new online store, WINFABRIC.COM is giving away two yards of FREE FABRIC every week beginning January 2, 2009. Simply visit the store and enter the drawing. You could be the first winner! Plus, in addition to great fabrics at the best prices - 5% of all purchases will be donated to charity."
Have only given the site a cursory once over but they do have a street address and telephone number. Will check them out later when I have more time. Hopefully they are ok as we could all use more fabric...
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I had a few minutes waiting for H so decided to duck in to the charity shop and I found this mug that is perfect for Chinese tea. I love the colour - and it has a lid! I like to get the jasmine tea and actually get the little flower pearls when I can find them. So a little present for me...
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
I really like this plate
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Here are the Pay It Forward Exchange “rules”.
- The first three people will be chosen to participate if they leave a comment on this post asking to join the Pay It Forward Exchange.
- They are agreeing to post a similar announcement on their blog, and Pay It Forward to three more people, who will in turn agree to Pay It Forward etc.
- Jane is going to send me and her other participants one handmade item sometime in the next 12 months.
- I, in turn, will send one handmade item to each of the three participants who signed up with me, within the next 12 months.
- You, in turn, will send one handmade item to each of your participants, and so on.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Not sure I'm that creative as I'm still learning how to use all the features of a blog. Haven't even tried to change my wallpaper yet (yes, I know it's probably easy once you know how - most things in life are like that!)
I'm fortunate at the moment because I can spend as much (guilt free) time as I like on the computer while I'm recuperating. Won't always be like that. Once I'm back at work in January I will have to set a timer and stick to it (sigh). Today I've been looking at how to make pincushions. It's always good to have a hand sewing project ready to go for social sewing (as opposed to taking a machine - at our retreats it looks like a sweat shop! - I love it!)
Anyway, I am now supposed to pass on the award... problem is a lot of the people I visit already have the award - isn't that wonderful!! We are all so creative!!
So will think on it for a little while and proceed as inspiration strikes... If I choose you I will give you a link back to this posting so that you can pass the love on to someone else!
Here are the rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on her blog. (tick)
2. Put a link to the person you got the award from in your blog. (tick)
3. Nominate 5 blogs. (pending)
4. Put links to the blogs. (pending)
5. Leave a message for your nominees. (pending)
Wow. I'm just so honoured. Thanks again Terri!
Happy Days and Merry Christmas!!
PS Does this count as tagging?
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Thank you all for your kind words and well-wishes. My recovery (from a hysterectomy) has been 'textbook' mostly with no complications. I've been spending a lot of time on the computer, watching tv, resting, playing with my fabric and maybe today a little sewing. I'm not sick of my own company just yet, as I am just enjoying the peaceful quiet of being home alone. I do miss my dear quilty friends though. They are just so much fun to be with. We have a very flexible group. When we are at the Association (guild) we are called Creative Threads. When we get together at someone's house we are Girlfriends and when we go on retreats we are Tipsy Tarts. Ahh the many faces of Eve. Lurline and Julia are the best at sharing the exploits, especially lately as I have been missing from all the fun stuff. Today they are all off knitting socks at Gwen's house (no blog). Their talent can be a bit intimidating sometimes...
Now I must find a photo as a post just isn't the same without one... this is the wind farm at Albany in Western Australia. We spent New Year's there (in Albany, not at the wind farm) this year. We are going again the first week in January before I have to go back to work (sigh). It catches the wind off the Southern Ocean and generates heaps of electricity.
Monday, December 8, 2008
ps and she has posted a great recipe for chocolate cake made in a mug!!