Tuesday, February 24, 2015

February-Week 9

I can't believe its Week 9 already. Life is very busy and I am having lots of fun exercising and doing things with my lovely high school friends, The Ravo Chicks!
On Saturday I went to Bikefit for the very first time.  We cycled about 30km and while it hurt I loved every minute of it. It felt so good to be outside and speeding on my bike!  I have convinced Andrew to start coming with me so I'm really happy we can do this and spend more time together.

Saturday night we went to a "Cruise" themed birthday party for Narelle's 50th. It was lots of fun although Deb was unable to come. 

I love these ladies, they are such wonderful friends! I am the only one left in our group in my 40's but that will change in a couple of months. Fiona and I are busily planning our party....

Monday, February 16, 2015

February-Week 9-Happy Valentine's Day

A busy week at work and going to the  gym ended with a relaxing evening on Friday night.
Andrew and I had a drink at the Cock and Bulll and then a meal at one of our favourite restaurants, Buddah Thai.
Saturday morning Lisa and I headed to Hobart for the nights. We had a relaxing afternoon and then went to see the controversial "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie. It was nice to meet up with Lib at the movies too. The movie was good, I'd watch it again....

Saturday morning we had an early start and caught the shuttle bus to the start line of the B&E Run the Bridge 5km Challenge. The atmosphere was amazing and I finished in 39 minutes. Not my best time, but a good run. 

The weekend was busy and enjoyable. He's to another fun filled week...

Monday, February 9, 2015

February-Week 8-Back to work!

This week I returned to work after what seemed like a very long holiday. Andrew and I celebrated the end of the week with drinks on our deck. We never tire of sitting out there with that stunning view. 

This week has been exciting and I have made a few positive changes in my pursuit for improved fitness. After a meeting with a great coach and personal trainer I have joined his gym and started a new eating plan with a 2 day detox. I'm feeling very motivated to do this! 

Sunday morning I enjoyed walking the Zigzag track.  

I joined the EFM Health Club and went to several sessions. It was tough but I had a ball. As expected, when I returned to work the sewing ceases, maybe I'll find time next week? 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February-Week 6-Happy Australia Day

Monday was Australia Day and we celebrated by having traditional Aussie tucker. We had fairy bread, TimTams, sausage roll pinwheels and Alex successfully made her first Pavlova. 

A quieter week, being as it is my last week of holidays I tried to stay home more. We finished sorting the house and all the cupboards have now been tided and reorganised!
A nice feeling!
Just the garage to go, and hopefully that will be done this weekend. 
My Valentines quilt is all pieced and ready to go to Sarah to be quilted.
I am so happy with the way it turned out!

I also had a play with Figtree's Mini Jumping Jacks quilt pattern. I had lots of fun making this little wall hanging. This is also in need of quilting. I love it hanging above the Sewing room door! 

And another finish. This stitchery was a FIS Christmas gift from Helen. I turned it into a cute little pin cushion.
Mum gave me the scissors this week and they were my Grandmothers. I absolutely love having Nan's scissors and they are very special to me. Nan and I used to have crafty talks a lot and she taught me many of my sewing skills. I miss those chats! xx 

Well off to work this week. It has been an enjoyable holiday and I'm feeling very refreshed. 
And the best thing about going to work tomorrow is I am on holidays again in 9 weeks! Yay!! 

Monday, January 26, 2015

January-Week 4

A very social and busy week with little stitching completed. The beginning of the week saw Miss Ruby coming over for a craft time. We made this cute little bird. Rube was very quick to learn stitching and we have also started making a dolly. 
It wouldn't be Summer in Tassie without a trip to the Strawberry farm. The girls went and brought me home this delicious punnet. They were so good! 

On Saturday  Lib, Deb, Leanne, Katharine and I went on a Craft shop hop to Hobart. We had a lovely day and the highlight was definitely going to The Quilted Crow and spending time with Leonie. 

While we were in Hobart Leanne and I popped in and visited Jo.
It was great to see her in such great spirits!

Sunday we had breakfast at Sporties with Wendy and Steve, and John and Leanne.
It's so nice to all do things together and as usual heaps of chat, jokes and giggles. 

Sunday night was the Australia Day Sky Fire at Royal Park.
Four of us Ravo Chicks took part in the Urban Fire obstacle run. What a hoot!! 

And we just had to take part in the "show" food. Dagwood dogs and Fairy floss!

We sat in the freezing cold, had our picnic and watched some amazing fireworks. 

Phew! A busy week! One more holiday week and then back to work! 

Monday, January 19, 2015

January-Week 3- Powered by Scotland

This week has been very busy and much of my time was spent rehearsing and then performing at Scottish Power in Devonport.
I started dancing at 5 years old and can not believe that I can still dance now!
Even though it takes days for the old body to recover Im having a ball and love every minute of it. 

I did spend a few mornings walking and I never tire of walking around The Gorge.
It truly is a magical place and we are so lucky to have it in our backyard. 

This week also saw our 29th Wedding Anniversay. Well done to us! 

On the sewing front, my friend Katharine is organising a very special birthday quilt for me as its my big 50 this year. ( I really can't believe I'm that old) She has asked people to make me a "cuppa" block. It's very exciting and fun. The idea is if you would like to have a drink with me for my birthday but physically can't you can make a block. I love the idea!! 

Not a great deal happening in my Sewing  room but I have been making heart blocks for a Valentine's Day quilt. I'm making it the right size to hang above my treadle Singer.
One more row of 3 and it will be ready for quilting.
I'm really liking the way the white hearts pop and of course red is my favourite colour! 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

January- Week 2

This week was Andrew's birthday and we had a lovely dinner with Fiona, Nathan and the girls! I bought him tickets to see The Eagle in Sydney in March and he was a bit excited! I am so lucky to have this wonderful man in my life, he really is my best friend! 
This week I finished the Lori Holt "haveyourselfaveryquiltyxmas".
 I have had so much fun making this quilt with my Yankee Instagram friends.
On Thursday I went and played at Sarah's shop, Patchwork's Plus. Sarah helped me with Metro-rings, my faux Wedding Ring quilt. She is such a great teacher!
I have always wanted to make a Wedding ring quilt, I am happy with this modern world slant on the traditional design!
Friday I had the best day sorting, tidying and cleaning my Sewing room.
It's all clean and ready to make a mess in again!