Saturday, October 30, 2010

trip to Sydney...

...back home after going to Sydney this past week!
More doctors appointments...but we also did some tourist things!!

Sydney harbour from  a ferry

 Queen Victoria building...with lovely shops including the chocs below
...for some reason Queen Victoria had a quilt which was gone the next day...

We had lunch at this French patisserie at The Rocks...including
this yummy citrus tart

Next day we went to Taronga Zoo to see the baby elephants...
there are two baby elephants at the zoo...Pathi Harn and Luk Chai

...this is Pathi Harn

...and this baby Koala was so cute!!

...there were some challenges going to Sydney with my husband in a wheelchair.
But we managed and I hope we go again soon!!

Friday, October 22, 2010!!
where do I have orange!!

there is always a juicy orange...

a tiny orange...cumquat

...pale orange!

...bright orange!

...little touch of orange!!

...pretty orange!

...fabric orange!

...and of course some stitching orange!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

fun with 1930's fabric!!

We have a new internet's so much more pleasurable...
instead of the slow, slow, waiting of before!!

These roses are from my garden...a vase full...
a little raggy from the rain...

I had been thinking about this quilt from Material Obssession's first book...
I have a very small collection of 1930's fabrics...but I still had to begin!!

..the background is seeded quilters muslin's harder to get the points in the middle than you would think!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

green Friday...

I had all week to think green...but I still ran around quickly
taking green pictures!

'green all around me'

green grass...especially after 4 weeks of rain

green in the garden...more green then flowers

...then touches of green in my home

snuggle pot and cuddle pie my son gave me after he first left home

green quilts...yet to be finished always with a touch of pink

...and some green outdoors

birdhouse roof

little table


...and of course there is always green fabric waiting to be stitched!!

I have light green kitchen walls I want to paint over white/cream...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

flowers of love BOM...

These lovely fabrics arrived in the mail yesterday...
They are the fabrics that I won to make Fiona"s BOM
'flowers of love'

it was a lovely surprise to have won the fabrics and all 9 block patterns

...this is the first block I made before winning the fabrics!

Sometimes I wonder where the day goes...if I had plans to stitch today,
it just didn't happen.  Too many life things come up instead...maybe I'll fit
some sewing in tomorrow...can only hope!

Friday, October 8, 2010

colourful fun!! the colour of the sky, the colour of the sea!
My house is full of quilts, blue cups, blue cushions,
blue collectibles...

..faded blue! friendship quilt heart flowers!!!

...and I love the blue, blue sea!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

flying geese

...trying to find the time for the things I enjoy!!
I managed to make a few more flying geese...but still have a long way to go...maybe I'll only make 12 blocks instead of borders/latice will have to be scrappy as thats all the fabric I have!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

lovely coffee...

...only discovered this little cafe at the end of our holiday or
I may have spent more time there drinking coffee!
...and a meal.
It was so beautiful tucked between a fishing shop and tattoo place...

Cio Bella Cucina served wonderful coffee all in a rustic atmosphere
with shabby outdoor tables, geraniums, herbs in pots, rustic windows and doors against the walls...
Also included a kitchen shop with a lovely French and Italian flavour...

...I want to go for coffee there just writing about it or even do a cooking course which was also available there.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

flowers...on holidays!!

 ...this church hillside was blooming with white crocus!

 ...and the inscription on the wall said 'in the glory of God'

 ...they were only flowering for a day  and spectacular!!