Thursday, January 29, 2015

MailArt from the States

 Laura from the States sent me these 2 pieces in the envelope below.  The page used to make the envelope was of a quilt called "The Show Must Go On" .  The stamps are great too - Jimi Hendrix & Janis Joplin & a goat..... it brightened my day.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wheelchair quilts

 Wheelchair quilts made for the Aged Care facility that looks after my aunt.   Made two & a friend made the top below.  I have a few more to make before winter gets here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Wonderful window in the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery - maybe inspiration for a quilt or two....

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Mon Repos Turtle Hatchery

We found out a little more about turtles at Mon Repos Hatchery - wish we could have gone on a tour but time didn't allow.

Monday, January 19, 2015


 The little apartment we stayed in at Bundaberg above the Art Gallery.
 View of the river as we had Sunday breakfast - not bad - the MGs in the car park pleased HofM.
Hinkler's English home was brought from England and rebuilt in the Botanical Gardens - exactly as it was...... such tiny rooms.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Moonford Hall

You never know who you are going to run in to on your travels................

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Cania Gorge

 We did the walk to the mine - got a feel for what it must have been like to search for gold in the late 1800's. We also checked out the Dam.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Following the Brisbane River

 We travelled along the Linville Forestry Road & crossed various parts of the Brisbane River 36 times - no I didn't count them - they were conveniently marked.  The dingo was the only wild wildlife we saw.  There was a fair bit of gravel road & we ended up with a flat tyre.......changed by HofM & then fixed by a nice man in Murgon.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Esk - textile art

 Last week we headed off for a drive - not sure where we were going but had to end up at Childers.  First stop was Esk - home of the Kransky Sisters (sadly not sighted) & the Nash Gallery & Cafe.  This piece of Ephemeral Art was on the fence.  Food was good too.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I have been sewing..............

 One of my WIPs - batiks -  wedding quilt & it's not even 12 months since the wedding!  Still sewing all the blocks together - pattern by Jane Rundle that featured in Down Under Quilts, Issue 159, 2013 a while ago. Who knows - maybe they'll get it before their first anniversary............maybe!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Chook update

First double-yoker - the egg was huge compared to their normal sized ones!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Family visits

 In the back yard of No:3 son
 Roxy  belongs to No:3 son & bride.
Zeus loved his present.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

1st Birthday

 The theme was bees!  Not sure why - yellow everywhere.  Family portrait with the cake.
 Hey Mum!  What do I do with this???????
 Oooh - you eat it!
This grandma had the shoes for the event!  Bought in Sydney last year - who knew they would be just right!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Christmas trees

This was a really quick Christmas decoration to make - ended up making around 25 for Christmas Day - each with a name & used as a place-card. So simple & all machine work.  The first one has beads but that takes time so gave into speed!