Sunday, December 26, 2010

K K gifts from girls.

I received three beautiful birds which will not need any extra attention.  No 3 son saw me looking at them in a shop and quickly bought them without my knowledge (Nice surprise).

Now l know you other ladies have not yet received your KK Gifts but l am going to share mine with you early.  I have once again been spoilt with your generosity two lovely fabrics which are going to challenge me.   I have been patting them to see what comes to mind.  Also a gift certificate to Country Quilts Co in Ipswich, going to check out there site. You are to generous for words.  Thank you my KK. Simone V.     You did all proud.   Maybe l might have something to show you at the retreat.    If all goes well.     I am looking forward to see what each and everyone receives after your dinner out in January.    

Christmas Light In Toowoomba.

 Or thou it was slightly wet on Christmas eve we braved the weather to view the wonderful light display at Queens Park in Toowoomba.
   What would Christmas be without the Tree.
 The true meaning of Christmas some how always takes second place to what is popular.
 We all seem to enjoy the bright lights and glitz that the commercial side of Christmas shows.

Fantastic display of lights and the Children enjoyed them even if we were wet and needed warm cups of hot Chocolate upon our return home.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Welcome Friends

 You will find a sign like this on my home once we find one.  Have seen many different houses in the past few weeks.  From very modern new to needed help.  We have decided we would like to say in town rather than having to drive everywhere. Most people we have met have been friendly.Found Doctors, Dentists, Shopping centres etc.
 Would this make a good quilt store outside town, needs a little paint. Maybe a coffee shop also, because it's way of the beaten track.   LOL.
 Now here is the view from The Village Green, have signed up for the Girls Stitch In, which is held in March with special guests Sue Daley (Patchwork with Busy Fingers) and Linda Blake (Bella Embroidery). Also  Stitches Dream Day Out in September, special guests are Natalie Ross (In stitches) Julie Lovell ( Calico Farm Designs) Libby Richardson (Art Small Craft Cottage) Should be fun. Will get to meet more people and get some sewing done.

 New meaning to eating out doors. There is a group of six shops in Highfields close to and across from The Village Green selling gift ware and country crafts and furniture.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cooby Dam

Got out and about today, went for a drive to the Cooby Dam.  It is one of the Dams that  supply water to Toowoomba.  Tiny compared to Melbourne's water source.

                                                                  Photo from dam wall.

Touch of Christmas

                      Xmas Plum Puddings Wall Hanging Quilt. Pattern from a Quilting Magazine.
                       Love my Xmas Reindeer. Has he been a bad boy, sitting in the corner.

Thought it would not be a Christmas without a touch of  Christmas spirit.  So we hunted out the Christmas decorations.  We will be having Christmas at Andrew's Sisters home in Brisbane, this year.  Should be a great family celebration. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.

Friday, December 17, 2010

If you don't like the weather wait 5 mins.

I have never seen such a sight. It has rained for three week now.  We seem to get small breaks in the weather, so you hang out your washing, only to turn around and run out in the rain to retrieve what you can before it is to late.  Storms came over so quickly,  and stop just as fast.  They say in Melbourne if you don't like the weather wait 5 mins.  Toowoomba is a close second at the moment, hot, muggy, wet, windy foggy mist.   Feel sorry for the dog outside, lying around soaking up some rays, then drench and hiding away in kennel.

Friday, December 10, 2010

New lifestyle.

A view you can never tire of.

Andrew taking time out to enjoy the view. We just love going up to Picnic point and sitting looking out at the view.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Village Green

Picture of the other stores at the village green.
The long awaited pattern. My nieces are going to love this one.
Gift store filled with wonderful treasures.
The Quilting Angel patchwork store. If the day had been better weather wise l would have taken a photo of the fantastic view from here.

Today was very interesting, Andrew decided we needed time out of the house with a short break from unpacking and re-packing other boxes. Has been raining non stop until today we were given a two hour window were we had only drizzle. We drove out to Highfields to visit The Village Green for a coffee and looked around at the shops. Of course l had to go into the Quilting Angel patchwork store. Made my small purchase of a pattern from the Janelle Wind collection ( frilly dilly bag), which l have been wanting to purchase for some time now.
I was like a child in a candy store. Now l will be able to make many bags of different colour combinations for my nieces. My sewing machines are still packed away for now. Will post photos later once l have uploaded them on to the computer. Drove up to picnic point and took in the fantastic view. Then we met up with the real estate agent to view a couple of properties.
Wishing everyone at North 0f the Yarra Quilters a wonderful Christmas break up, safe and happy holidays. Sound like you have been busy with your Birthday meeting also.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Adventure Begins.

Cicade hope the spelling is correct. Great plant we have a number of these around the garden.
The entry to our temp home.
Well we are finally back on line. We have arrived and starting to unpack the essentials. The house hunt is back on. The rental is very nice but not large enough for all our belongings. Landed here on Friday 26th Nov, our furniture arrived on the Monday 29th, so we camped out at the house over the weekend with no beds. Lucky Hubby's sister offered to put up his tools out at there block. Will free up the garage. Has been raining constantly for 7 days now. Looked like it might have eased off today but not to be. Finding our way around shops, schools, entertainment. When the weather clears we are planing our first day/weekend trip. Cannot wait to take the boys to Fraser Island.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The bottom of the garden.

This is a flower of the garlic plant in the veggie patch.
Always a sucker for a beautiful red Rose surrounded by greenery.
Lovely bearded Iris.

The bottom of the garden is were you will find all sorts of flowers growing. Melbourne is great this time of year in the garden.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Small Red Rose Climber. Very full this year.
I have Re-named this rose. "Wanda" after my sister.
The Garden looked lovely this morning. I think this flower is called a Fox Glove.

What A Beautiful Morning.

My breakfast companion this morning, Maggie.

This morning after a very restful sleep. I was up and about early which is not like me at all. I was wondering the garden and taking in the blossoms, l had not had time to smell lately.
Had my breakfast with a local. After the call went out four of her closest friends arrived, it got a bit crowded and my breakfast was cut short.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Light at the end.

Hello have not posted for some time as have been a little pre occupied. There seems to be a little light at the end of this journey of packing and living amongst boxes. Moved them in to the Garage now. 95% of the house has been packed and sorted, sold off given away and gone to the tip and still have to much stuff. Will have to do a little more sorting at the other end.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Packing House.

Well l bet you cannot guess what we have been doing today. Besides bidding on ebay for boxes to pack and move. We won a bid for 25 boxes and came home with 30 plus packing paper and bubble wrap.

Then we placed a few items on a site called Gumtree, which we were told about. How great is the word of mouth. You post your adds for free with photos. It is like the trading post. GREAT site you should check it out, we came across 9 more boxes and packing paper and more bubble wrap all for FREE. But Andrew came home with 20 and more at the end of week.

Now in total we have about 80 boxes some of which we purchased earlier, sitting in my lounge room waiting to be filled.
Well l started filling them last night and have only packed 10 with kitchen ware and six the fabric and mags. Have a long way to go.

Take two-Grand Final.

Made this quilt a year ago, for no. 3 son. It is kept in his room, but not on Saturday this year.

What a game the best l have ever seen. Good ole COLLINGWOOD forever. Never been one to follow football, but it was great to view. My no. 3 Son is a supporter so how could l not, if only for one match. The others who live in the house on the opposite side of the room for the day.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wet & Wild.

London Bridge down at Portsea. Was a fantastic day for taking photos. So cold,wet and windy. Looking out to Bass Strait.
New and improved Rosebud pier. Looks great.

This was a wet and windy day down to the Peninsula beach of Rosebud. No 4 Son trying not to be blown off the Jetty.

Why they dredged the Bay.

The waves after the Ship has passed, coming into shore. When the waves hit the shore young children are swamped, coursing parents scrambling to pick up their crying frighten off spring. These are suppose to be family friendly beaches

They dredge the bay to allow these MONSTERS entry into the bay. They are HUGE and it is like a highway out there now. It is not uncommon to see three or four of these passing in and out of the Bay at any one time. Talk about the ruin of the Bay and Beaches. Tourism will drop and the bay side area will become like any other suburb. Who wants to sit and have a relaxing day out enjoying the view, when your children are playing in the water that will become even more polluted. Then one of these ships go on by at regular intervals.

Around the Bay

I was down on the Peninsula this weekend, busy with a garage sale.

So we can prepare the house for sale. We are as ready as we can be, to go now.
Any ways we took a drive up to the Arthurs seat lookout. Here is the view back towards Rosebud. Will miss this once we sell. But looking forward to a new and exciting adventure.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Casserole Carry Bag.

Now l can add the b'day gift for a friend, who is also a blogger. Made for her special day. She likes chickens hence the chicken fabric, that DH also likes so now l need to make one for him/us. Hope Christine gets years of enjoyment out of this gift, with her friends and family. I did tidy up all the threads before handing it over.

Have been busy making gifts for Christmas and thought, l have not made one of these Casserole carry bags for a while. Also it is fun playing with fabric trying to match people you know to certain fabrics or styles. This one could go to a number of my friends but, it is for a very special person who may find it in their christmas stocking.