Monday, January 9, 2023


At the end of 2022, I had a birthday and this time I was given a party by my husband and one of my sons .  It wasn't an 0 birthday but made special by the fact, that they organised it all, phoning my friends with invitations, food, cleaning the house (the best present ever!) and getting al things ready.    A couple of my friends couldn't make it so I dined out - lunch on one day and coffee on another and a visit to the Japanese garden on another.  I don't usually take photos of my food but these pancakes deserved a post on their own.  They were delicious.  I had a wonderful birthday with my very special friends.  Thank you dear husband and No: 2 son!


Sunday, December 11, 2022

what I'm doing now!

I bought a Gell plate and have been having fun doing some mono printing.  This is my first layered print - quite happy with it & I'm looking forward to playing more.

Also finished this scrap quilt - it's a pattern by Bec Brennan called "It's a Lot" Quilt - really enjoyed making - only complaint - my scraps haven't decreased much at all.
Also finished this scrap quilt.  Getting back into sewing again after the flood in February, my areas are getting tidier & I feel like quilting again.  


Saturday, December 10, 2022

2020 Qld Quilters Show - October

This is mine - my first ever FIRST!  I was over the moon.  A small piece call "We Will Remember"
Detail - gold thread used to "write" name - the tope of the quilt had the names of conflicts that Australia has been a part of.

We published a calendar with some of the winning quilts included - I got February.

Our theme  for this year was Home/House & here are a few of the quilts entered.

This was part of a triptych - the year in Queensland.

Liked this one.


Friday, December 9, 2022

Last Day

Brunch - chowder and a view

Wellington harbour area

You put the "I" in Wellington!!!!

Land for sale with this view - very steep hill to build on.

Our accommodation!  

Two waterfalls on the drive up to the house - it was a wonderful trip.


Thursday, December 8, 2022

Another drive

All holiday accommodations should have a chandelier

On the b each.


Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Upper Hutt

Believe it or not - there's snow on them thar  hills.

Exhibition - detailing all the women who signed  petition for the right of women to vote.

A great exhibition

So many quiltes.

All named and acknowledged

Only part of the exhibition

World of Wearable Art (WOW) - an amazing evening.
Check out this link!  It's an annual event.


Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Greytown - New Zealand

Up over the mountain to Greytown

Black Tulips

A lovely town full of interesting architecture and shops

Quirky shoes

And the fire was on!