Thursday, January 29, 2009

Next blocks Finished

Well it has been a few days since I last posted. I don't know how people can be bored when they retire. I seem to be busier now than when I was working full time. i have been busy getting music folders ready for our orchestra. My partner and I are members of the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra and I am the librarian. Our next concert on 5th April is to be based on Australian composers so looks like being a fun concert. My brain just seems to be filled with quilty ideas at the moment, so much so that I get a bit overwhelmed by all the ideas and am not sure where to start.......

I hope you like the photos of the next blocks that I have completed. This one is called "The Love Nest"

Friday, January 16, 2009

Second Block Finished

I finished the second block yesterday. I absolutely love how this is turning out. You probably can't see in the photo but the butterfly wings are popping out instead of being blanket stitched down. in case you are wondering i got this BOM from Karen at "The Stitching Post" in Katoomba. The URL is

It is a lovely day here so am off to have my breaky and water my new garden in pots that I promised myself I would do this year. so far I have capsicums, lettuce and an ornamental chilli planted.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

whoops. Here's the photo

Garden Friends

I saw this lovely block of the month when I was in the USA last year and fell in love with it. When I got home I found a shop here in Australia that was selling it and just had to subscribe. I have completed the first two blocks and have really enjoyed the process. the fabrics are just my country colours so here is a photo for you to see my first block.

Monday, January 12, 2009

A Day of Firsts

" When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another". Helen Keller

Today is the first day of my blogging adventure. With family and friends scattered far and wide I have decided to have a place online where we can all meet and you can share more fully in our daily lives. The business of our lives often takes us away from one another and I know of often miss the little day to day things that are happening in my parents, siblings and children's lives.

Take today for example. I learnt that my No 3 son is getting married and also will become a dad for the first time making me a grandma also for the first time. He lives in Weatherford, Texas in the USA a long way from all his family here in Australia so what better way for him to share in our comings and goings than to have a blog. I also learnt that my neice Sam and her partner Martin have bought their first home and move in in 2 weeks. Lots of firsts today. It takes my mind back to the time my first husband and I bought our first home and the excitement and trepidation that came with it. I remember when I learnt I was to be a mother for the first time and telling my Mum she would be a grandma. and along with that came all the questions... Would I be able to manage? How would I know what to do? Well I have learnt to live with imperfection. Nobody is perfect, we all have limitations but it is what we do with the gifts we do have that matters the most so my gift to my family and friends is this little space in blogging land.