Friday, May 30, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
So home to make chocolate crackles,
and here we are with the finished product.
some without coconut....
and some with, Mum and Dad like the coconut version.Now off to Merlots for lunch and then on to the toy store. That should take care of the day.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Can you see the ingenious little ruler on top of the book?, you lay the groove over the cord in the piping and trim the edges of the bias fabric to the desired seam allowance, either half inch or quarter inch seam, depending on the project. I cannot wait to start one of her projects, I'm thinking something small to start, maybe a wall hanging or table runner using the lanterns pattern.
and if anyone has been reading Caityquilters blog http://caityquilter.com/then you would instantly recognise this........
a suction thingie, or as the box is labeled, "Bath or Shower Support Bar", got the Darling to pick one up for me from Aldi in Caboolture, why didn't I get 2? they are brilliant. No more ruler slippage when the wrists and fingers are sore and weak, just look at the grip that sucker has on the ruler.
Then there was Sunday, we had a lovely day, started off with Morning tea, supplied by Support Team and Grandies, lots of goodies to eat,
and towers to build with glass blocks.
they then went off to lunch with friends and then for a frolic on the beach.
Our eldest and his bride arrived for lunch, which was also a celebration of her birthday of last week, so pushed the boat out a wee bit, we had a really great B.B.Q with porterhouse steaks, chicken sticks in honey soy marinade and of course sausages, what's a barbie without snags? surprisingly the snags are missing from my plate :)
After having worked Mothers Day Lunch at the restaurant our youngest arrived for a late lunch/early dinner, just as the support team turned up to join the birthday festivities, and so we gave the barbie another run,
and with a special request from the Grandies for sausages and "trees", it was all too easy.
Here is a pic of the lovely gifts that I received for Mothers Day,
The framed photo is a favourite of mine, taken by our eldest on a trip to Lamington National Park and is on his Flickr page. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dgt0011/
Thursday, May 8, 2008
I ordered this based on what I read on an April 15, 2008 blog from Caitlin O’Connor http://caityquilter.com/ a localish (same corner of the state) lass who really achieves. She inspires me.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Thought I was looking in a mirror there for a bit ......these two tipplers are just brilliant.
http://www.fibreinspirations.blogspot.com/ I know just how hard it is to get those little suckers to line up and all play happy together. If you ever get the chance to do her workshop, do do do., funny lady and a great tutor, I learnt more than my "you just need to learn a couple of things and its worth it"at her workshop.
A framed work of Hardanger, the pic just doesn't do it justice, it is beautiful.
And an embroidered teapot, again the pic doesn't do it justice, the needlework is so fine, stunning.
everything about the set up for the day was beautifully done, oh and best of all, there was afternoon tea, with pretty tablecloths and the tiniest little tidbits to nibble on..........Take a Bow, Ladies and Gents, on a job extremely well done.