Saturday, December 31, 2011

happy New Year….


…happy New Year!

We have been to our fireworks…


Thursday, December 29, 2011


…we went for a drive to Byron Bay…the water was so clear and blue!





Tuesday, December 27, 2011

lots of fun…

…my nieces came to visit for the afternoon!

four great nieces and nephew had lots of fun in the pool…


Red roseRed roseRed rose

Sunday, December 25, 2011

trying out my Christmas present


hope your Christmas day was special!

These are a few photos taken on our visit to Byron Bay on Friday…






…new computer for Christmas!

we spent a lovely Christmas day with family…lots of cooking, eating and cleaning up afterwards!

But it is now all done and I don’t have to wake to a mess tomorrow…

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Christmas...

...wishing everyone a very happy Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2011

christmas tree

...the Christmas tree has been up for a while,
 but I just couldn't get a good picture!
This one isn't so good either...
anyway this is our tree in the corner of the family room!
lights twinkling around the collection of decorations...

...and I found this little house today!

...Christmas excitment is beginning here...
our oldest son will be home next week!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

christmas and flowers...

...the oriental lilies I bought on the weekend are now opening!

...and snippets of our tree!

Monday, December 12, 2011


...can you see the rainbow coming through the trees!
We had a late afternoon storm with very heavy rain...

...I wanted to add a little Christmas to our outdoor area/veranda!
after a visit to the shop full of tempting ideas this is what 
I decided on...I like to keep Christmas simple...not too much tinsel.

...and the shop was full of tinsel and baubles (with batteries) 
that twinkled!
I was tempted by the lights in big baubles but no I only 
bought home these stars!

As we will eat Christmas lunch in the outdoor area instead of in
the dining room I wanted to add some colour...
...And then for the table I am deciding between
a glass bowl filled with colourful baubles or frangipani 
and a floating candle!
I think it will be the frangipani...they just need
to come out in flower now...I have a pink
and a white tree....

Sunday, December 11, 2011


...we went to the local market !
cat whiskers is what I bought home...

Then we went to the Lennox Head market...
haven't been there for years!

...bought lilies!


...and this necklace!
It has a Japanese print...

...and this rose is from my garden!'s called Henri Mattisse!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

garden and...

...playing with my camera!
There is so much to learn

...spent the afternoon making Christmas cookies!
these are called vanilla and cinnamon shortbread stars...from

the butter I had on hand was soft spread...they would
 turn out much better with real butter...
enjoyed by DH for afternoon tea !!

...not a good picture!
This collage of photo frames I found this it!
Just wish digital cameras were around when my
sons were young...don't have many
good photos when they were small...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

arrived today...

vignette 5 arrived in the mail today...with this collection 
of cosmo threads for stitching!

They look so pretty together...I have now stitched up
blocks 6 & 7 of the vignette mystery quilt!

Saturday, December 3, 2011


...some Christmas touches!!!