Saturday, June 25, 2011


Yeah! I actually have some finishes for June.
Firstly the froggy bed quilt for my grandniece is FINALLY finished. Unfortunately it is still not delivered yet. Must remedy that. I love the back fabric; it has blue dragonflies that stand out on the very pink background.

I also whipped up a lovely scarf for my hubbie. He's off to work in a very cold part of Australia soon and will need it I think. The yarn was knobbly and variegated, fun to work with and so soft. I just used treble with a large hook, nothing fancy. I let the yarn 'speak'.

All being well, the above mentioned grandniece will become a big sister within weeks. I have a boy quilt stashed away, waiting only to be quilted, but no girly ones.
I used Spring Fever by Me & My Sister for a quilt on the other side of the family and loved it so much I bought some more. I've liked this 'Square Dance ' pattern for ages, so it is about time I used it. Looks simple and quick. We'll see.

I'm jealous of all the bloggers getting together at the Sydney Craft Show. I would like to see another state's show. Some different exhibitors turn up. Ah, maybe next year.
Today is like a real Queensland winter - only light long sleeves during the day. So much different to the last few weeks. I don't think we knew what hit us.

Hope everyone is warm at their places,
Take care,

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Moral of the Digital Camera.....

....take the photos off your digital cameras on a regular basis!
I had a little bit of trouble editing one the photos from my camera for my last post, but I didn't think anything of it. That afternoon I thought I should empty my camera's card. TOO LATE!
All gone. Luckily some had been copied off earlier but not all of them.
My personal techie (aka hubby) could see that there were files on the card but they were not accessible. Bummer!
Oh well, lesson learnt the hard way.
Learn from my mistake,

Monday, June 6, 2011

Glorious Weekend in old Brisbane.

DH and I had a great weekend. It started with us joining DH's workmates on Friday night to watch the movie 'X-Men - First Class' on the BIG screen at Southbank. The night started with mezza at Ahmets Turkish Restaurant and later coffee and cake at Toscani's. Yum.

Saturday was Open Day at the John Oxley Library, as part of the celebrations for Queensland Day. This part of the State Library deals with everything related to the history and development of Queensland. It has such diverse things as sheet music, maps, advertising posters, family photo albums, tea cups,and paper patterns, as well as books and many other items. We got to see a little of the 'behind the scenes' activity.

Sunday, we ate our way through the artisan cheese stalls at the public day for the Brisbane Cheese Awards at Portside. Again Yum! My diet was on suspension. It was a good day with a large turn out of people. You had to wait in a lot of lines, but they moved quickly and it was fun to talk to the people waiting with you.

There are some truly delicious cheeses being made in Australia. I urge anyone who enjoys their cheese to try them.

This is the first time I can name drop. We got to meet and talk with Will Studd the presenter of 'Cheese Slices'. Ah, the life of middle aged groupies!

Of course, we made purchases. We should be able to string these out just nicely.

Hope everyone had a good one, too.
'Till next time,

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Bit D(eep) & M(eaningful)

A little while ago, I had quick tidy up in my sewing area, as you do every so often. I quickly realised I have too much 'stuff', as many of us have. I put myself on the 'wagon' so to speak. No more purchases of fabric or books or patterns! Look, admire but don't buy!
Well I fell off pretty quick.

Anni Downs' new book, 'Some Kind of Wonderful', came
out. Everyone was raving about it, and rightly so.
Then Fishpond had a half priced craft book sale. My fingers are itching to get back to crocheting, after doing those scarves for the school's craft stall. The books haven't arrived yet, but the Textile Art Craft Show is on the June long weekend. Some unusual yarn would be nice. ;-)
I'm keeping the economy going and supporting designers and retailers. That's how I justify it.
Now for the D & M bit. I had a bigger clean up and reorganisation this morning. There is not enough time left in my life to do all the things I would like to do. My Mum had a major clean up and out at about the same age. I didn't understand it at the time. I can
now. One needs to get rid of all the clutter to see clearly and not just in the physical sense. You have to work out what's important and make life less complicated.

On a much lighter note - my darling hubby makes the best pancakes. He's got that recipe down pat. At last week's Farmers Market, we got some
fresh raspberries. This was breakfast. Yummo!

We also bought these heritage tomatoes - green stripy ones and a pink ones. They tastes like real tomatoes!

I can't get over the fact that it is June already. Another year flying by. I really want time to slow down!

'Till next time.
Take care everybody,