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A Christmas tail!

I have had a lot of fun making Lucy (now 31/4) a furry tail for Christmas. My DH modelled it for me! Merry Christmas everyone.…


Added by Sandy B /AUS on December 14, 2015 at 8:52pm — 3 Comments

Time has flown

It has been so long since I have added anything to my page. Life is incredibly busy but here are a few photos taken yesterday of my GD Lucinda. Now 20 months old.…


Added by Sandy B /AUS on May 15, 2014 at 4:15pm — 9 Comments

Lucy at 15 months

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. …


Added by Sandy B /AUS on November 23, 2013 at 3:09pm — 9 Comments

Lucy's Menagerie quilt handed over.

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.

Another little one of 18 months found and named the lion, the kitty cat, the dog and the penguin. The label is another animal.…


Added by Sandy B /AUS on September 7, 2013 at 10:08pm — 13 Comments

A lovely story - enjoy a chuckle.

 Subject: FW: She Married 4 Times!!!
We all need a good laugh!  
4 Husbands

The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady…

Added by Sandy B /AUS on March 20, 2013 at 1:54am — 5 Comments

Lucinda's quilt top Saturday 9 Feb

The rows are joined now what to do next?

Added by Sandy B /AUS on February 8, 2013 at 5:51pm — 8 Comments

Lucinda's quilt

I am now putting together the blocks made by my DD's friends for Lucinda - quilting is going to be interesting indeed! Talk about a challenge.

Added by Sandy B /AUS on February 7, 2013 at 5:01pm — 10 Comments

Lucy at 8 weeks

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!…


Added by Sandy B /AUS on October 30, 2012 at 11:37pm — 11 Comments

Aren't children cute - A holiday Story

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…


Added by Sandy B /AUS on May 18, 2012 at 7:25pm — 10 Comments

Fantastic news

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


Added by Sandy B /AUS on February 21, 2012 at 4:55pm — 15 Comments

Baby Quilt from Odd blocks!

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…


Added by Sandy B /AUS on February 15, 2012 at 4:09am — 12 Comments

City Blocks Community Quilt

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.

I wonder what the history is of this idea? My photo was taken at one end on a chair so the sizes  seem to reduce - weird.…


Added by Sandy B /AUS on October 25, 2011 at 12:04am — 6 Comments

A Pretty Environmental Shopping bag

Here in Australia plastic shopping bags ( heavy duty ones) will be banned from  November. A lot of us are using environmental bags - ie not plastic. I converted a navy blue like this green one to a pretty shopping/supermarket bag. And I still have scraps left… Continue

Added by Sandy B /AUS on September 28, 2011 at 7:22pm — 8 Comments

Cross stitch quilt

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.

Added by Sandy B /AUS on August 14, 2011 at 6:18pm — 6 Comments

Bright Nines

Hooray!!! Finished my part of another community quilt made from very bright nine patches with red sashing. Since I had to do the binding and label I also got naming rights. So it is called Bright Nines by the Tai Chi Quilters 2011. We are hoping to give it and others to a children's…

Added by Sandy B /AUS on August 4, 2011 at 3:25am — 8 Comments

A joke for the sewing fraternity on this site

A sewing machine walks into a bar and the sewing machine behind the bar says aren't you the famous Singer and the sewing machine says why

I hope this brings a smile to your dial - an Aussie saying.


Added by Sandy B /AUS on May 17, 2011 at 2:01am — 11 Comments

Back from Hobart, Tasmania

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…


Added by Sandy B /AUS on May 1, 2011 at 5:36pm — 6 Comments

Off to Tasmania

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.…


Added by Sandy B /AUS on April 25, 2011 at 10:42pm — 8 Comments

A Free Fabric Football Pattern for You

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.


Added by Sandy B /AUS on January 8, 2011 at 3:09pm — 2 Comments

Singing in the mall!

Hi Everyone I do not know what I have done but here is the title of the video. I will try to put a proper link up using the new icons.…


Added by Sandy B /AUS on December 13, 2010 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

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