Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tuesday with the girls and a finish!!!!

Love my Tuesday's with the girls. 
Helen made this fabulous gluten free caramel mud cake for us today. It was sooooo good, we ate the whole thing!!! Coffee and cake for breakfast, morning tea and lunch!!!!!  Too naughty! 
Maybe the sugar sent us a little round the twist.... Just a quick photo to send to Narelle to show her we were behaving ourselves!!! Love these girls! 
I worked on my hexie quilt. This quilt was started years ago and all the hexies are sewn together by hand. Every fabric is from my stash over the years and it has a lot of sentimental value. Many pieces are from other projects I've made or been given to me over the years. I just love all the wonderful memories this quilt gives me every time I look at it. 
Can you believe on the whole quilt there's just one piece of fabric with the Eiffel Tower on it? Me either! 
The lovely Sarah from Patchwork Plus quilted it for me and she has done a beautiful job.
I wanted it big enough to fit my queen size bed and hang well and truly over all sides. It's big! 
I am thrilled to bits to say it's FINISHED!!!
Can't wait to put this on the bed .... finally!!!! 
Love this photo of Sandi helping to hold up the quilt for a photo. 
So good to have a finish, especially one that's taken years to get there! 
Have a great week
Teresa xx

Monday, June 20, 2016

Little Spools....

I just love kits.....
And this kit from our scrapbooking expo outing was a lot of fun to put together....

This busy week....

The past week was another full one that started with a meet and greet barbecue with friends. We are planning our upcoming trip to the Cape and the very tip of NQ. I'm looking forward to seeing this beautiful part of Australia, but a bit concerned about the crocodiles....
Sandi, her daughter and I went to a Chicks at the Flicks night and had a ball. 
We saw Me Before You. It was fantastic! 
It was a great night....so much food. 
Bubbly, chocolates and tissues. Needed all three! 
We all received a postcard with our photo on it! 
We went Goldclass and it was such a great night.
We all received a goody bag and it was pretty impressive! Loved the movie too.
Lunch with James this week as well and we tried a new cafe at Paddington.
It's called Chapter Four and had wonderful food and views. 
We also found this wonderful artwork by Anthony Lister on a fence. 
Very cool! 
There was also a shopping day with the Tuesday girls.  Sandi had the brilliant idea to try this French cafe Le Bon Choix which translates to the good choice. Oh my!!!!! It really was the good choice! 
Some photos of our lovely, colorful day...
Another fun, full week! 
Have a great day!
Teresa xx

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Kitchen Kapers

Our latest "No Fuss" swap has just finished and this time the theme was "Kitchen Kapers".
This is what I sent to my partner Jo, of ButterZ blog.  The recipe is for jersey caramel cookies.
The tea towel! 
Today I got to open my swap gift from my partner Lyn of Oldbury Cottage blog.
I just love my gifts. Everything came in this cute hessian bag. The recipe card is for Cornflake Cookies. The cookie just happens to be my absolute favorite Byron Bay cookie - sticky date and ginger! How did she know? 
The tea towel is embellished with a gorgeous vintage, embroidered doily. Love the heart cookie cutter and heart spatula. It all matches! 
Just perfect - all of it. This was another fun swap! Thank you to my partner and to everyone who joined the swap. Looking forward to the next one!!!! 
Teresa xx 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Catching Up

Last week, just for something different, the Tuesday girls went into the city to the scrapbooking show. 
While the girls were at the show, I took a quick walk over the river into the city to run an errand. What a beautiful day! 
It was so hot and it's winter believe it or not! 
Love my city. 
I still managed to see the stalls and the lovely displays. 
Many talented designers there! 
I also managed some lovely purchases including some sweet little tins, beautiful papers, ribbons and charms. It was fun! 
Catching up includes this block "Selvedge Saver" in the Splendid Sampler sew along. Of course mine had to be the selvedges from the range I'm using, "Black Tie Affair". These were all I had to work with and I only just had enough. 
Tuesday stitching with the girls and Sandi had vanilla slices and fat quarters for us! Score!!!! 
Happy mail this week were these beautiful hand made bath bombs from Wicked Scrub. Aren't they gorgeous? Full of rose buds and lavender and almost too lovely to use! 
Today and tomorrow I'm on a first aid course for work and enjoying it immensely. Unfortunately I'll miss my Tuesday with the girls tomorrow. Hope they behave themselves!!! 
Have a great week. 
Teresa xx