Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Ripper Mystery Game

We went through dark alleys (not really - this was the way to the Bean Coffee Shop before we started the game).

We reckon there were a couple of hundred people enjoying this game.  We started in Queens Gardens.

Groups of people checking out the clues on their mobile phones - all done through Cluedupp Mystery Games app.  Ann Street Uniting Church.

In King George Square too - people everywhere trying to figure out 'who dun it!'

We got it - we were so pleased with ourselves.

All 4 1 - outside the Bean - this intelligent foursome made our city safe again - oh, ok - along with a couple of others too - maybe a couple of hundred of others.


Monday, June 14, 2021


I didn't take many photos of yesterday's opening.  Brenda speaking about her piece - it won 2nd prize.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Boonah Cafes

Boonah is a country town an hour south west of Brisbane.  We go there for retreats so know th town pretty well.  Rockalicious is a 50's style cafe in the main street.  Well worth a visit.  They make their own ice cream & it is delicious.

There is a dress on the wall next to Betty Boop - they have dresses for sale - again hand made.  Lollies in bottles and the decor is just divine.  The food is pretty good too. 


Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Nature of Thread Exhbition

This exhibition is on at Bribie Island Community Centre until 13th June. This piece is by artist Alison Charlton who also does amazing shibori.

Brenda Wood's work - incredible.

One of Jan Strudwick's wonderful rust pieces.

Rosemary McCall triptych.  Well worth the trip up to Bribie and the cafe has great food. 


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

At the Park

My Mum (96) & her great Grandchildren - Benni (7) and brother, Shiloh (4) loving the ice-creams.


Thursday, June 3, 2021

More Scrap Quilts

Getting rid of more scraps - lots more to go but feeling pretty righteous that 9 scrap quilts (lap sized) have been made & 4 given away.


Wednesday, June 2, 2021


Using an embroidered canvas (the house, bridge & trees), a silk panel and various blocks that didn't make it into other quilts and I had another quilt for my International Room when it's empty again. That happens when our son buys his new home!

Left over fabric from a Hungry Caterpillar quilt became this Play Mat for a new baby, yet to arrive, for our young neighbours.  Both machine pieced, machine quilted and some hand quilting on the Japanesey one.