About Me

I live in Tasmania with my husband of 40 years and have a daughter in Melbourne and a son in Launceston. My interests are quilting, theatre, reading, gardening, travel. I work as a chartered accountant.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Back Yard

I took this photo of the almost full moon from the kitchen window the other night. Hence the spots on the photo.

One of the "Blue Moon" roses in our garden.

And before you all yell - no we don't have water restrictions in our part of the world. But we do pay for the water! I love watching the sunlight gleaming through the water as I sit on our swing sipping a glass of wine while husband cooks dinner on the barbie!

Dear Jane

Around the year 2000 I, like many others, embarked on a Dear Jane project. I decided to make it quilt as you go and it slowly grew to 3 rows (out of 13). I bought most of the fabric on
travels up the East Coast of Australia as I wanted to mainly use the reproduction fabrics. In October I dragged the project out of the back of the cupboard and since then have added another 5 rows! I am very pleased with myself and it has helped me keep my sanity knowing there is some hand stitching to relax with in the evenings. Sure is more productive that doing Sudoku puzzles! I should add that I mainly purchased fat quarters of fabric, not realising I only needed about a 10 inch square. The other fabric is currently being put to good use in a machine pieced quilt which I started recently. I do think I will also do a variation of Dear Hannah - not sure when I'll start with the Textile Art - see the blog below!

Christmas Gifts

My daughter discovered a new quilting shop in Toorak and bought me these lovely yummy bits. What she didn't know is that the owner of the shop is a friend of mine!

And before Christmas I ordered these gifts for myself from the USA - they arrived on Christmas Eve which was a lovely surprise as I'd forgotten what I'd ordered!

I am hoping to become more creative and make some Textile Art as opposed to quilts - I just need the time and inspiration - I have all the goodies to start with - I think.

Christmas Day

I can't believe it is 4 months since I last posted - I guess that life has been a little crazy!

Christmas - a
time for relaxing - well for me that is! This year was very quiet - we normally have a breakfast with our neighbours but that didn't happen this year - so it was just Wayne and myself.
Here is the platter that was cooked - just for two!

And the table - including my champagne - please note that we did spend the whole day outside - perfect weather.

Our son joined us for lunch (well we called it entree) and dinner - the entree was kebabs etc on the barbie for our son who doesn't eat prawns which were delicious.

Dinner was lots more meat - pork in the Weber and chicken pieces plus veg. A very indulgent day.