If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time-Billy Joel

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Friday, 27 November 2015

First Block posted

Block 1 in the BFC Anniversary BOM as been sent out to those who have signed up with me to receive it.
BFC 12th Anniversary BOM Block 1
When I do a BOM with the bright colours of red, bright green, yellow , orange etc I always make sure that they are scattered very consistently throughout the blocks. With this one I will make sure that the bright green colour appears at least once in every block. You should always stand back and have a look at the colours. If for example you have one bright yellow block among other more subdued colours it will stand out like a beacon and your eye will always go to that place.

We have had some lovely little finches coming for a drink and a bath in our garden fountain today. It has been a bit cold for a dip with some low temps close to winter rather than very near summer. I took these photos through our lounge room window so they may be a bit grainy.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Problem with emails including Hotmail

I have the requirements list ready to send out for the new BOM but I am having a problem sending Hotmail and MSN as my ISP is having general spam issues with those types of email accounts. Until it is resolved I will provide links on here for those I cannot email to so please keep checking back. The first stitch out is done, the large size design in 7x7. It is ready for me to add the strips etc.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Lots happening and new BOM

The year is flying by so quickly I wonder how I had time to go to work.

During the last month I have made and delivered 46 Bridie's Blossoms packages, some to a hospital who has requested our packages and the remainder to restock hospitals hopefully for quite some time. Along with those packages have been 18 separate outfits for the baby angels to be buried in. As each packages contains 2  embroidered teddy bears, nappy, outfit, pair of booties, embroidered quilt and keepsake items such as the lovely FSL angels made by some lovely ladies who read this blog things have been a bit hectic. More importantly all of those items now need to be made once again for me to have on hand to make more packages.

Penguin guiding is once again in full swing. These lovely little red capped plovers were on the beach on Saturday night.
Red capped plover

Red capped plover
The glorious spring garden has come and gone but this lovely Kalmia is in its full bloom with exquisite flowers.

My husband has been away visiting our daughter in Canberra. While he was away these black cockatoo took a liking to my silver birch trees. They can demolish a branch in a couple of seconds with their powerful  beaks.
Black cockatoo

Once again Suz from BFC Creations has graciously provided a free set for her anniversary, this time her 12th.

I will once again be doing a BOM . I have sent out an email to those people who participated in the last anniversary BOM but I have had quite a few bounce back, especially if you have a Hotmail account. Please add me to your email user list so that my emails are not blocked.

The first design is on the BFC website for download so be sure to collect it and the remainder each day.

I will have the requirements list out later on this week.
The colours I am using are these. The dark colour is actually a dark chocolate brown not black.
Please email me if I have not contacted and you want to participate in this new BOM

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Lots of pics to share

We are back home after 5 days in Hobart catching up with family and friends. Wednesday afternoon we caught up with Dianne whom I have since we sat together in class in Grade 5 and that was not yesterday, let me just say it was before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. We went to the Signal Station on the top of Mt Nelson in Hobart for afternoon tea. It has spectacular views and of course lots of birds.

You can see down the Channel to the Iron Pot and Besti Island and across to the Tasman Peninsula.

My husband had a lovely apple and rhubarb crumble

and the Currawong and Blue wren had a wonderful time frolicking in the bird baths.
 nothing better than laying down in the bath

Next blog post I will have photos of out trip up Mt Wellington which I have not done sinc my university days back in the late 1970's.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Been a while

I have just noticed that it has been so long since I last posted. However, if you happen to look at my Facebook page you will know that I have been very busy.

First up I have just finished writing up the instructions for this new quilt using the Puppy Patrol  set of designs from  Hatched in Africa. The quilt has already been adopted by a school group that makes projects etc for disadvantaged children and they will find a very good home for it with a little girl I am sure.
HIA Puppy Patrol Quilt
You can download the instructions for this quilt from HERE.
This quilt is very versatile in that you can use a wide range of 5x7 inch designs.

We have commenced penguin guiding of a Saturday night although it is still a little chilly at the moment. There are already chicks to be seen. We had a beautiful moon and sunset last Saturday night.

Sunset over Lillico Beach Saturday September 26th
Although most of the spring bulbs have come and gone in our garden the azaleas are at their most spectacular best.

I have also been working on some items for  Bridie's Blossoms. Packs have been delivered to hospitals and I have just finished 120 keepsake handkerchiefs for those attending the Bears of Hope International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in Hobart on October 15th. I think I have used 8 metres of lawn and 123 metres of lace in the making of these handkerchiefs.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Finally it is done

I am finally on the mend after having been unwell for nearly 3 weeks with what appears to have been a pneumonia type virus. I am sure that by this time next week I will be back to my old self.  
Night and Day Quilt

I have been slowly completing the Night and Day quilt and have just now finished writing up the instructions. You can download them from HERE. When the page opens click on the downward pointing arrow in the centre at the top of the screen.

We have had a glorious start to spring and the garden has been magnificent.