Tuesday, 27 February 2018


Well it's been a while but it got there....
The shed was actually constructed over a week and a half finishing up just before Xmas 2017

The floor has been painted.

Then we had the garden to dig, the edges put back and the gravel, still not laid and spread.
Wow what a job..

Well the Shed is done.

RELIEF. Now to get everything put in the shed...

And to work out getting these sprinkler heads exposed that have been buried in the overgrown grass.

They need to be turned so the spray goes in the right direction...

At least we could play in the water on the 41deg hot days while we were trying to sort them out....
REFRESHING but all sorted now. The kids had fun in the spray too.

Oh my

It is now 2018., Yes Christmas has passed, things have happened. We are now at the finish of construction.
Guess what. XMAS 2018 has passed and we just got the carport done.

This is what you see from the street 

This is big...

We now have somewhere to park BASIL

We have now got 10 m of gravel to spread. Not looking forward to that... especially not in 40 deg heat.
Hopefully by Easter we will be finished.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Aussie Hero laundry bags workshop at Sunraysia Patchwork Friends

I held a workshop at our group to show how the laundry bags are made.
The ladies learnt and made some at home.

We now have a total of 50 to send to the Chaplin in Malaysia.
He will distribute them within the troops.

I'll get some photos soon when they are all handed in..

Thankyou to all the ladies for helping me with this project.
Sunraysia Patchwork Friends 

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Sunraysia Patchwork Friends sewing day

Hexies a go go

We had a group sewing day and this is where my friend is at with her Hexies...

It will cover a queen size bed.
All sewn by hand
Now to think of quilting.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Travelling home from my brothers.

I have had so much going on lately that not much sewing has been happening.
I am giving myself to Easter and then I can sew for a while..
A few things will be finalised, the hot weather gone and sewing will happen. I will catch up.

Any way,
On the way home from our last trip to my brothers I noticed these.
We were on the freeway, so a little diversion and we found them.
Near Geelong.

Then we stopped here to see these great tree carvings..

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Queenscliff & Happy Birthday Xavier.

While in Geelong staying with my brother we headed out for a day to Queenscliff.
Look at this tiled floor.
Couldn't you make a fantastic quilt in this design..

THE GRAND HOTEL in Queenscliff 

 The Hallway/foyer is just beautiful.

Look at the beautiful work on the windows.

The stained glass and craftsmanship was just lovely to see. 

 The outdoor eating area.

 We had a lovely lunch at this relaxing cafe..
THE SHELTER SHED in Queenscliff.

We stopped here, not far from my brothers for a bit of cider tasting and a sit on the grass.


HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY to my youngest grandson.
It was good to be there to celebrate and enjoy his icecream cake.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Oh my, I have been busy...

Apart from my sewing, motorbike trip, work this is what is happening...

We are still in the high 30s to low 40s.. It is starting to wear me out..

We signed an offer on mums house yesterday for it to settle in 14 days. That was a bit hard but time to move on.
As kids we moved into this house in 1971 after my dad passed away. I was only 7 when we moved... It was the start of a new life.

I finished work @ 5 then we drove 300kms, met my brother, 
Look at the sunset..
Just beautiful.

Sitting on the road side waiting for my brother...
How peaceful...

signed the papers, drove 300 kms home. Got home at 1 am... Worked today and I am exhausted.
Up early in the morning. Have tradies coming at 6am to start to put up our carport. 
At lunch time we trade in our 2 cars and collect a new one. 
Home tomorrow night to pack and head off to Geelong for the weekend.
Meeting a blogger friend in Ballarat on Friday. We haven't meet before.
Then on to my brothers. Lunch with a friend on Saturday. Spend Sunday with our daughter and grandsons. It is the youngest birthday. Then do the 7 hours back home on Monday.
Work Tuesday. Teach an Aussie Hero laundry bag class Tuesday night.

I'm worn out just writing this.

Hopefully the following weekend I will do nothing.