Monday, May 25, 2009

SCQ sightings on the weekend

Greetings all again,

Isn't it funny when you do not see another SCQ person (except Sharron that I see every week) then in a weekend there are three.

On Saturday night we met Sharron and her (DH dear husband)Lee, for dinner at a resturant in Maroochydore pre planned.
Bob and I walked in and there was Fran Williams and her DH from Launceston in Tasmania sitting at the next table. It was great to see Fran and Graham again after a long time.We could have made execitive decisions as we 3 are holders of positions on SCQ.

This morning another axe murderer called in to spend the day with me.
Cath Midson from Sydney is on her way to Coolum (just up the road) to a week retreat with machine embroiders. I was Cath's Angel last year. Her machine embroidery is quite amazing. I have never done that type of work before so it was good to have "Chantelle" (show and tell)
The weather has been quite nasty up here during the past week. We even had 8 inches of rain in 24 hours, needless to say I will not be watering the gardening this week.
Each Friday after I take Logan for his swimming lesson we have been going to the beach at Mooloolaba. The sun was so good and we had a great time playing in the rock pools and making sand castles

On Wednesday I am going to visit Jasmine's Mum again as she also lives in Buderim. What a great Lady she is too. Just like Jasmine.

To make this even more quilty I have not done any piecing of my Japanese quilt blocks for almost 2 weeks now. Maybe this week.

Bob goes to Sydney today so I should be able to do some of my degree study done and finish my Japanese blocks (3left to do)
Well enough from me for this time.
Hope you are all happy and well,
BFN Lorraine H

The trees in Buderim create beautiful shade when walking in the main shopping street o
They all did a great job of presenting their work in the school Library.

Greetings my friends

My time to post again,
As ever I have been a busy little person.
Matahra has been explorering the Art scene.
As an excersion the year 1 children went on a visit to the Brisbane Art Gallery and the contempary Art gallery.
As a part of the unit all the children made their own canvas, then had an evening Art gallery show with all the works, food drinks for both students and adults. There was live music compliments of the music students, violins, pianos and flutes.
It was a wonderful evening. There were Jackson Pollock, Picasso and Mondrian.

Last Post Photos

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My Last couple of Weeks

Good morning friends,
Today is a pleasant getting warm day. I did not think it would cool down so much in the evenings here. The mornings are cool but warms up quickly.

As usual I have been a busy little thing the past couple of weeks.
Mothers Day pressies were on the list in Sienna's class. It was fun making Jewellery boxes made of paddle pop sticks for their Mums. The children loved doing this activity over a couple of weeks and all went well and I did enjoy the conversations and laughter from the kids. They call me Lorraine as I don't want it to be a formal "School thing" Often as I am picking up the girls at the end of their school day I hear a loud voice calling Hello Lorraine, one the the class kids. It makes my heart sing a little.

A couple of Sundays ago we went to the Ginger Factory at Yandina for lunch and an afternon of Jazz. It was great! Boy were there lots of people there all enjoying the surroundings and more the live Jazz. There was a main lady singing and she introduced 5 ladies who all had their time to sing. They were accompanied by a 3 piece band, Double Base, Guitar and Drums.It was great.

I have this crazy thing to need to knit and crochet at present so I made Jennifer a teapot cosie.
Now I have the wool I purchased from Bendigo Wollen Mills at a really great price I am starting a crocheted Babette Blanket.

Last Monday was the last day for my classes at Patchwork Angel at Forest Glen. It has been a good class and I need to finish 2 blocks out of 35 and I can piece it together. Sienna has made a block so I am going to include it in the quilt. Not bad for a 7 y.o. There are 17 Sashiko blocks and 18 Indigo pieced blocks. Many have had 1 inch squares in them.

Mothers Day here was lovely. We had an early (8.30 am) reservation at Bambu Cafe at Sippy Downs, just up the street from where Christine and Andrew live. It was sunny and warm and good food. The good part of going there is that there is a wonderful garden centre connected and lots of lovely garden bits and pieces there too.
Bob bought me some Pandora pieces and Christine Andy and the kids gave me a Dusk set of scented sticks. Jennifer gave Bob my gift to bring back. He had spent the week in Sydney for work. I received 2 lovely glass candle holders and some warm socks.
We went back to Chris's place for a little time and came home for the afternoon.

I have photos of all so when I download them I will post them.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting a friend (Jasmine from SCQ) mother. What a beautiful Lady she is. Full of knowledge of family and her life of living a farm life in the Mallee in Victoria. Her husband died when she was a mere 38 y.o. I am in such awe of such a wonderful person. Not sure of her age but I guess she would be in her 80's and a very sharp mind. Val plays the piano every single day. AMAZING!!

Will close for now and wish you all a happy (quilty) week.

BFN Love and Hugs
Lorraine H