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! 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

The First Week of a New Year.

Happy New Year! 
We had a great night out with the Pipe Band on New Years Eve, starting with a meal at The Cock and Bull and seeing the new year in at The Country Club Casino. We were dirty stop outs and went home about 3am. The 1st of January was very quiet at our house.

I'm trying desperately to get back into exercise and improve my fitness again after at least a month of being slothful. I was really pleased with my 5km run this we as the time is only a couple of minutes slower than my PB. I also enjoyed a walk around the Seaport area one morning. 

My first 2015 finish. I thinking this cross-stitch sampler has been in my unfinished projects cupboard for at least 15 years. It is all finished now and I plan to have it framed and hang it above the blue couch in our Sunroom. 

Last night we had a Saturday night BBQ catch up with Leanne and John and Wendy and Steve at Legana. It was a stifling hot day, reaching 31. Lots of food, alcohol and giggles. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015- A New Year

Happy New Year everyone!! May 2015 be great for us all!! 
A New Years resolution - to attempt to Blog more than twice this year. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

AQC- A fun weekend in Melbourne.

A wonderful AQC in Melbourne this weekend with lots of fun ladies.
Shopping, chatting, quilting, eating and a couple of wines. 

Some of my favourite quilts at the exhibition and some fabric purchases that I just had to have.
A brief catch up with Fiona and Gail- was lovely to see them- longer next time. 

And a trip to Melbourne just wouldn't be the same without seeing my dear friend, Little Red Hen (Jan) I was also thrilled to catch up with Granny Loz and her friend Claire. 
And then there are my old stitching buddies and fellow Jetstar companions.
I wouldn't wish to spend 6 hours of waiting with any other ladies in an airport lounge than
Leanne and Meredith. x 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

A Weekend in Melbourne

Georgia and I are having a ball and squishing lots of fun things into our weekend away. Visiting Blogging friends in Ballarat, visiting the Gold mines of Soverign Hill, shopping, seeing Grease, and to top it off a great dinner with friends at the Stokehouse and a spectacular sunset on St Kilda Beach.