Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The best thing about a beach house

In my opinion daggy but comfortable furniture, an outdoor eating space and a view all make up the perfect beach getaway. This year the house at Prt Elliot had it all.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Summer days

At this time of year we always head off to gorgeous Port Elliot... A great week with lots of. Sun,surf,food and wine and a bit of sewing. A perfect week had by all

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Really Big Road Trip

I mentioned earlier about making a quilt for artist Fee Plumley to take on her really by road trip on her bus that she has called Home James. This is the first quilt I have done with appliqué and its a bit wonky but the idea is there. I am very happy with scraps that I have savers and used up in this quilt and yesterday with the help of the Sew and Sews I completed the basting. So today I can quilt and finish it this week. My first for the year....

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Christmas 2012

Christmas is pretty traditional in our family and this year was no exception. Alan's family plus my mum was smaller than usual but nice all the same. And although my friend Lee did say to me recently ' it's only a meal' it was still fun to prepare the feast. What do you think?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year again......

This year has been a feast and a famine in terms of blogging and that is probably the way of it. It depends on time, were my camera is, who has the iPad and whether I can find the little white photo transfer thingy.....but as always here I am on New Years Day pondering the year past and checking up on my previous resolutions.

Last years were

to be less extravagant - well circumstances certainly made that one happen
sell some craft - check - but $300 for the year is not a bonanza
finish the garden- almost
cherish my family - circumnavigating G's teenagedom is definitely a trick but H is as ever
be happy.... Mostly

and this years are

Grow some vegetables and a lawn
Make clothes
Knit more and still fine time to quilt
Lose weight - I think more than ever I need to work this one
Share G's new school journey
Spend more time with H
Explore quilts on consignment

not a bad list :)
And a random photo because all posts should be visual