Sunday, March 30, 2008

Turning off the lights

Hello all,
I am sure I will not post twice in a day very often.
It was great to see on the news tonight that most of Sydney CBD and other parts of Australia and around the world turned off their lights at 8pm for at least one hour.

Here at 57 we did too. From 7pm we only had the radio on and some candles to light the way a little for dinner and post dinner wines. It was great to get extra hours sleep too as we have been busy doing things around the house and garden.
When I went outside at 10pm the stars were shining brightly and we were given a lovely lightening show as well.
Now for some sewing time at last.
BFN Lorraine

A sunny Sunday

I would like to say thank you to Lissa who has helped me find my way in the new skill of blogging. Ta Lissa.

Today is a great sunny day here.
I have spent some time in my garden playing.

Now I am off to sew some more flower hexagons for my Roosting Robin.
Round 4 will be upon me next week and I do not want to get left behind. This is not the best photo I have taken ......

I did receive a lovely parcel in the mail from my angel. What an Angel.

This a photo of my DD1 at Icebergs for her birthday last Tuesday. She is sooooo young too.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Greetings to all my friends,
Well as a good procrastinator here I am at last.
Easter found Bob and I busy in the garden and painting the pool deck and pool fence.
It has been my first chance to garden since I had my total knee replacement. A friend came and cleaned up the main parts which certainly made it easier for me. The back garden now looks like my garden of old times.
On Tuesday it was my No.1 daughter's birthday. Wow what a day. We were taken to lunch at Icebergs Restaurant at Bondi. We rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous. Bill Grainger and his cute family 3 dds, Peter O'Brien (who had a b'day too) and his wife, the beautiful Miranda Otto (she has the most beautiful red hair and milk like skin) and James Packer and his friends.
Our meal was amazing and of course the champagne was refreshing, the service was impeccable. My no. 2 dd and my darling Logan came down for the day from Noosa.
Bob took Logan to play in the quote him "The big sand pit". They had a lovely time too.
I have been really busy sewing my current row for my quilt group Row by Row. This rxr theme was the circus. I am happy with the end product.
I am also doing the Roosting Robin, my theme is paper piecing. the centre is a mix of pentagons and hexagons in pinks.
The second row is rectangles which I did 2 sides then 2 plain sides with 1/2" hexagon flowers.
The 3rd row is applique. Of course more paper piecing this time using jewel shapes.
I am a big fan of Sue Daley's papers Patchwork with Busy Fingers.
Recently I had the pleasure of staying at Kindred Spirits B&B for 3 days with Sue and James.
Sue is the best chef and makes amazing little cakes etc.
On the Monday evening Helen Stubbings of Hugs and kisses gave us a Trunk Show of her award winning quilt from Padukah last year together with all her lovely colour que technique.
Tuesday saw us have a big brekkie of pancakes with banana and caramel sauce, very yummy and what a great way to start the day.
At 10am saw us start on our class with Helen. It was good fun colouring in our urn and flowers and then stitching. Mine is not completed yet.
Now I have the threads for my Helen's Urn I am going to complete the stitching on my lesson piece. Yesterday I started on another pattern called Boys Toys in the same technique and will give it to Logan for his birthday in October. That gives me time to complete it.