Sunday, February 25, 2007

Stained Glass

My Latest Quilt! Well, actually wall hanging. The view out the window is my favorite view of South West Rocks. Love the color of the ocean!! I have accentuated it by boardering in turquoise...stunning hey!! my first lead light attempt! Quilt camp this weekend was SO fun.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Cherry's Birthday

Cherry turns 31. Scout is teething~ madly chewing on everything, including her bottom lip!! Champange breakfast at the beach as the family birthday celebration. Brent sent some homemade muffins along, so that held the sparkler!!

Little Sprout!! First hairdoo!! shes 21 weeks

Farewell to Sals - back to London - at least until Christmas time!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Lady in Red...

The QM2, the largest cruise ship on the seas, attracted lots of attention!! The city was buzzing...people on every vantage point, car chaos, and the harbour was a flurry of boats. It was quite an exciting evening out on Denis' boat. A matching pair of queens!!

Crowds of passengers on deck to see the much smaller sister ship - Queen Elizabeth 2 come into the harbour. Its was amazing for them both to be here at the same time.

The QE2 on its way to Circular Quay.

The night ended in fireworks. Was so fun, as we ended up right underneath them, quite by accident, but it gave us the best view ever. Fun fun!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Advent Quilt

A Christmas Village consisting of 24 houses, one of them being a dog house! one for each day of December leading up to the big gift day. The houses are numbered pockets where eager little beavers find some treasure for each day.
I first made one for my grandchildren in London and I actually filled it for 2 years, now the boys are a little older, there are notes for them to do things or find things, a bit like a treasure hunt....and some sweeties!
One of Holly's friends from London, now living in Brisbane with a baby, decided she wanted to create such a tradition for her little one, so this is for her.

Monday, February 12, 2007


Its always fun to receive a postcard from some exotic place, just to know your friends are thinking of you.[or skiteing about where they've been...] Well....were into making postcards from fabrics and embellishments of allsorts!! Its fun to make them, fun to send them and fun to receive them! I thot I was going to send lots of them...ha! this one took me so long that its nearly Valentines Day! I do have a nice little collection of them going...more are always welcome! so try your hand at creating a tiny quilt...postcard size....and I will send you one back!

Friday, February 09, 2007

South West Rocks Holiday

View of SWR from my favorite coffee shop....its a biking destination!!
Getting Artistic!!
Wheels and wings!
Smokey Cape Headland with lighthouse.
Lois and Pete on Smokey Cape Beach.
Granite rocks near the gaol.
Full moon night...looks like an eye!
Moon watchers!
Little Bay.
Kangaroos at Little Bay
Fishing at Horseshoe Bay
Looking up the river from the wall.

Sunday, February 04, 2007


8:13 was the rising of the full moon. I jumped on my bike and raced down to the point to watch the moon rise. It was cloudy...why is it always cloudy when ever I get the chance to see the full moon rise out of the ocean?? So the full moon was up 20 min before I got a glimpse of it thru the clouds. On the second night of the full moon it was much more spectacular!! The moon light makes this amazing silvery ripples on the water....i would like to try to repllicate them on to fabric. It will be a challange.
The tides are extream around the full moon. Our bodies being 98%water are subject to the pull of the moon too. its a good excuse to be a little crazy!! Ooooowwwwwwwoooooo!!!!