Holidaying in N.Z.

Holidaying in N.Z.
Our favourite holiday spot N.Z.

Monday, February 28, 2011

From Jen

My sister Jen recently passed away, and her family have given me her spinning wheel, I remember her spinning away and turning out many home spun jumpers for anyone wanting one. I think it is about thirty years old, locally made with Tasmanian timber and she really did treasure it. I will most likely give it to my daughter (who would love to have a go at spinning Kate from ) Kate is a mad crocheter - who knows what she might make? But for know it is sitting in my sewing room where I can think of Jen.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

present for Dendra

I went to visit my very good friend Dendra today for a cuppa - she always serves tea in cute little china tea cups , and I surprised her with her an apron.

Her request a while back was a nice chunky apron with a pocket (whenever I had some spare time - no rush) , in burgundy to match her kitchen. She loved it!

Friday, February 25, 2011

surprise for chrisartist

Chris do you remember telling me about tray cloths a while back? I got a napkin out of the cupboard then went to spotlight and bought the blue material with tea cups on it, cut some out and sewed them on to the napkin. I can just see you sitting with a cuppa in your studio. You inspired me, Look out for the post this week, x

saturday lunch

Nothing nicer than warm pumpkin scones on a saturday.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

pinny find $1.50

Today I visited Latrobe and just had to pop in to the local Lifeline shop for a look, I found this adorable brand new never worn half apron, (Tanner brand) how delightful, how sweet is the picture? I will now be able to take a pattern from it and make one, can't wait.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

$1.00 find

Today my daughter found this wonderful craft book at an Op shop, there are so many great ideas in it, I can't wait to make something.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Kates 30th birthday

This weekend I travelled to Hobart to celebrate my daughters 30th birthday with her partners family, we enjoyed a lovely meal out and had such fun getting together. My other daughter and her partner and baby live there too, so what a lovely celebration it was. There should be more weekends like this! If you look closely you will see my little grandson in the pic.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy 30th birthday Kate

Happy Birthday Kate, love on your 30th birthday today, have a great day xxxx

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A gift from Venice

This litle glass heart was a gift from Chrisartist (my sister)

Chris and her husband just love Venice and whenever they visit family in the U.K. they grab a cheap airfare to Venice and explore the history and culture of this amazing city. Glass blowing in Venice is a huge part of the experience and most tourists get a water bus and head out to Murano to see the glass and take a look at how things are made.

I collect the murano glass and have a few more pieces (see photographs) and the gold pendant actually came from Venice too from Chrisartist's son (my nephew) when he visited there a few years ago. The other pieces I now buy at a local jewellers here in our town and I just love them all.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

scones and warm fire

On a recent trip to Launceston we stopped at the Raspberry farm, scones, tea and a warm fire, what more could you want?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

In memory of our sister

Chrisartist and I have lost our dear sister to cancer, here is a photo when I gave her one of the very first little quilts I made last April, it went with her to treatment and kept her warm, we will miss her dearly.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Couch quilt for my sewing room

Today I put together this little couch throw for my sewing room, it is lovely to sit with a cuppa and look out the window when I am not sewing!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

apron material find

Today I had a little detour into Spotlight (as you do when you are on the way to do groceries!) I found the cutest material to make yet another apron, isn't it delightful, all those little recipes - how delightful. I will post the apron once it is made, but thought you might like a look at the before!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

historic Akaroa N.Z.

A recent holiday to N.Z. and our very favourite little town settled by the french in the 1800's. I can't wait to go back it is adorable. The people are so friendly and their little town is just beautiful.

We stayed in a cute little B and B, (pics enclosed) so sweet, took us back in time! We didn' want to leave. We will be going back early 2012.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

twelve years later

Our daughter in grade eight at High school made this rocking horse, now twelve years later her Dad wanted to finish it off (mane and tail etc) and then give it to her for her young son Memphis, our darling grand-child. They were very surprised when we took it to them. (It had sat on top of our wardrobe all those years waiting to be finished. We think it looks great.

my cat is helping me today!

I went to do some sewing early this morning and who was in my chair? mmm it didn't want to move either.