Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

O'Reillys

Had another wonderful trip up to the top of O'Reillys today.... although this is the first time I've seen so many other cars enjoying it at the same time.



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The best day.....

I had a wonderful day today.... It started in the city meeting up with my uncle and seeing the colours of Southbank.


We then went to the gorgeous City Hall and Brisbane Museum


On today is the David Malouf and Friends exhibition. It was fabulous.















After a full day in the city I got to spend the evening with my gorgeous boy, Jack...

Dinner at Hogs Breath.....

And dessert at San Churro.... Perfect day.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gossip in the Garden and Other Progress

This months Gossip blocks (the dresdens) are finished and this is a photo of the "Gossip" girls at last Sundays get together.
As you can see, lots of varying finishes ha ha. We've given ourselves 2 months this time to get the next blocks done and hopefully give the girls time to catch up. There is a lot of work in each of the blocks that's for sure! 
I've been working on the next months blocks and I have finished this one (and the weeds grew wildly in the old tea pot) 
And this small appliqué block. 
I have also finished the stitching on Jodie (of Ric raC's) "Work in Progress" bag. Now to put it together. I've heard the handle is a bit fiddly so I hope there won't be too much swearing when I come to that part. 
I've received this months "Like a Jigsaw" pack from Sue Daley and once again, I love it all. The fabrics are just gorgeous. This months templates are 1" hexies and 3" triangles. 
Another parcel of happy mail I've received are these gorgeous fabrics from the "Nevermore" range. This is the range I made my bag from on retreat earlier this month. I love it! Now, what to make with it? Hmmmm? 
Hope you are having a lovely week! 
Teresa xx

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Warwick Part 3 (last one I promise!)

Last post about our retreat to Warwick... I promise!
Maree gave us all a wonderful Christmas in July dinner while we were there. She is so good to us... and with all the trimmings as well (oh! those spuds!!)  Linda brought along our dessert of sticky date pudding and caramel sauce... she is fast becoming famous for this (well her hubby is!) as it so delicious! 
Sandi, Helen and I had a little Christmas gift for everyone and didn't Sandi dress them up nice for us?
Inside was a little kit with wool felt and thread to make a Christmas decoration.
This is mine which I finished after the retreat. 
I also finished this stitchery while at Glenrose. It is for a bag by Natalie Bird which a few of us are making. 
I have my fabrics all picked out for it....thanks to a few purchases at the shop...
In the colours I love... black, white and red.
I also finished off this months blocks for Gossip in the Garden. I am loving the dresdens... even if they took forever to make!
We tried to get a group photo of all of us and the sun wasn't being too kind...
I like this photo much better....What a great group of ladies.
Sandi, me and Helen
My cabin buddies left on the Thursday for home, but I was having way too much fun and decided to stay one more day with the rest of the girls. So it was "goodbye:" to Helen and Sandi and off to make a quick check of our cabin (and my bed) as I was so sure they would do "something:" to the room now that I had it to myself. I was so sure they would short-sheet my bed.... 
When I pulled back the covers this is what I found.... Well Sandi did promise me I wouldn't be alone... and I thought she was trying to scare me! Never, ever a dull moment with these girls.
 
Just a few photos of our beautiful surroundings at Glenrose....
 
Then a wonderful trip home with the lovely De and Marilyn... with one more stop at Brysons before we head off...Can't help ourselves.
De, Alison and Marilyn
Thank you girls for another amazing, wonderful retreat. I loved every moment, every conversation, every laugh and every stitch with you all. This has been so much fun. 
Teresa xx