Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Quilting Gallery 5th Birthday Blog Hop Winner

I joined in the blog hop a few days ago.  There were so many sites to check out that I didn't make my
way through the whole list.  There is so much talent out there, wow!  I've had an email from Karen at Quilting, Losing, and Tea    that I am her International winner.    I've been checking out her site and she is a talented quilter.  She loves to check out op shops too. We would get along great if we lived closer to each other.  I will be looking forward to getting some fun mail.  Thank you, Karen!  

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Stitching and Fresh Food :)

Hi everyone,

There has been some stitching, gardening, and baking over the past couple days.  First up, a Christmas present for a nice friend that helps me out now and then. It will be a present for his first
first new car.  So far, it is just a quilted FQ.  Will post another pic when finished.

De and I have a tradition where we make each other bags for birthdays and dollies for Christmas.  Have also been working on that, but can't show that secret sewing!

A friend mowed for me last week, so I made him banana bread muffins to say thank you.

Since the oven was going to be on anyway, I made myself a loaf of bread.  While the
bread was baking, I picked some tomatoes and repotted a few things.

The next day, I had a very tasty lunch.  I picked some sweet basil, then added that to a bowl of bread, tomatoes, feta cheese, olive oil, and pepper.

Mmmmmm.........can't you just picture how yummy it was?

Ok, last bite,  time to get busy again!    debbie



Friday, 14 December 2012

A few goodies to share

Last Sunday, we travelled again to The Wishing Well Cafe for a Blogger meet up.  It was a lovely day all around.  The  weather was gorgeous, the food delicious, the ladies chatty and pleasant.  There were a few new faces this time and a few faces from before that were missed.  Show and Tell was great. There is a lot of talent in this group.  It was just a nice day all around.  I met Peg and Dale too:)

This week I finished a couple of small gifts for a nice lady I visit once a month for a service.  They are simple fabric boxes with a small amount of quilting.  She does not sew at all and she was SUPER impressed by what I made, much more than anyone who sews would be...but anyway, it was sweet to watch her open them.  Here is what I made for her:

On the way home, I stopped at my favourite Vinnies.  I think this was my best day ever there. Here is what I brought home with me:

A large handmade doily,  $1

2 smaller doilies, 50c each,

A heart shaped cushion with Battenburg Lace,

Two white gauze and one yellow flannel baby blankets in pristine condition that will be used for other purposes, 50c each,   and a cake pan and colander,  all like new.  Grand total was $11.

Once I was home from these errands, I watered some flowers.  My mother always had Portulaca aka Moss Rose when I was little, and I have them every year now too. They love full sun and minimal water.

    This weekend I am hoping to stay in and do a bit more sewing.  debbie

Friday, 7 December 2012

Ready for Sunday

Sunday will be a much welcome "Brissie Bloggers" meet up in Cleveland, QLD.  We had a very  lovely time  and some yummy  food at our last meet. It was so nice to make some new friends.  There will be others going this time that  I have not met yet, so I will be  happy to make more new friends on the day.  It is also good therapy for whatever life is bringing us at the moment.

I have not sewn a single stitch this week. I woke up Monday with a sore foot, then Tuesday it was much worse so I made an urgent appt with the Dr.   The medicine I got for that made me violently ill. I've lost 2kg this week already. Today I am feeling a little  better and I might even sew a bit tonight.  I know dear De has had a super  crazy week with work and she is SO  ready for Sunday too.

I've also had contact with two different  Aussie government agencies this week. Both contacts went ok.   One was in person, the other by phone.  I had a Dr appt and a Dentist appt too.  Sunday Fun Day? Yes, please!!

I hope your week has been good! debbie