I thought some of you would like to see my grand daughter Lucy now.
Lucy found a little garden spot on the veranda where a flowers used to grow. She has discovered the delights of digging and drawing with chalk. Her favourite toy is always with her - Lamby in his bag.
Gee she is so cute. …Continue
The quilt made from blocks made by my daughter's friends and family has at last been handed over. While it has taken until Lucy's first birthday it has come at the best age for her. She has already found the eyes on all the animals.Continue
The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady…
Well we are officially booked up to babysit on 24 November while ourDD and SIL are at a wedding service.
Today DD and Lucy came over at lunchtime - and it was fantastic - we are amazed how she has not only grown but is so much more alert - smiling when you smile, gooing and gaaing and finding her hands to put in her mouth. Very, very engaging.
Ok, we are besotted GPs!
I have attached the best photo from today - she wriggles a lot!…
A quilting friend here in Canberra, Australia sent me this story in an email. I thought it might ring a bell with some of you grandparents.
(this was actually reported by a teacher)
After Christmas, a teacher asked her young pupils to write an essay on how they spent their holiday away from school.
One child wrote the following:
We always used to spend the…Continue
I am to be a Grandma!
This will be our first and we are over the moon. All are fine and we have the ultrasound photos too.
How do I keep my feet on the ground today?
Love to all
Well I am well on the way to finishing this quilt. The blocks were made by non-quilters and were varied in subject, fabric and size - all close to 12 x 12".
After arranging them and adding sashing to show up each block and help square them up, I joined them in rows of 3 - making 4 rows. I have FMQ around (giving me lots of practice) and inside each block and have shadow quilted around the sashing of half of the blocks.
I will join the rows using the process of…Continue
I am amazed at how well scrap city blocks not only sew together but also how they look. They really do float. My group is going to use a red background fabric when we finish our 2 rows each. I just have to sew mine together.Continue
Hi Everyone, At the Canberra Quilt Fair one of the Canberra Quilters entered this quilt - what a way to incorporate cross stitch and quilting! She had an amazing stash of floral fabrics too.
I hope this brings a smile to your dial - an Aussie saying.
Well we are back and very tired but had so much fun. Hobart is an amazing little city. Such friendly people throughout and so helpful. It is a city full of Australian History being settled in 1804 approximately. I read letters from Captain John Hanchett (part of the English blockade of Craney Point, Virginia in 1812) to his son John Justinian who was a surgeon on the Henry - a ship bringing convicts and settlers from England to Tasmania in the early 1800s. What a caring father - the 5…Continue
We are off to Tasmania tomorrow morning 7am Canberra time. I have booked and confirmed our seating, printed off all the paperwork but yet to pack (3.30pm). PLUS I have come down with a head cold so will sneeze my way across Bass Strait via Sydney.
I am now officially in my 61st year and am a senior!! WOW!!
Catch up with the posts when I get back. In the mean time this is Autumn in Canberra.…Continue
Jinny Beyer has just put up a patchwork football for all of you football mums. It looks really great. Here is the link to her page.She also has a foundation pieced pattern for another flower via her e-newsletter.