05 October, 2019

Friday Night With Friends

Last night I continued working on my Lillian Elizabeth's Kitchen
(Jenny's Phyllis May's Kitchen). Block 3 is now finished.
 Then I made a start on Block 5.
I'm loving how this is coming along.
Thanks to Chez for hosting us for FNWF.
You can see what other's got up to here.

01 October, 2019

Still Smiling, A Weekend Away and OPAM

 The Grand Final celebrations keep going. 
Nelson and the lovely Jameson off to the 
Eltham Football Club Presentation Night. 
That winning smile still hasn't left his face!
Noel and I headed up to Beechworth in country Victoria 
for a few days and stayed with his brother and wife. 
We had perfect weather the whole time 
(apparently it poured and was cold in Melbourne on Friday!). 
Saturday we went to our niece's cafe for some scones. 
Best scones in town! See those lovely tea cups? 
They used to belong to my mother-in-law. 
It's always nicer to have tea in proper tea cups.
This is Betsy (and Bella at the back). 
Look at those big beautiful eyes.
Beverley and Ian have this beautiful wood fired stove. 
I made a couple of quiches. This was the first time 
I have ever cooked in one of these. 
Makes you realised how hard it was in the 
old days keeping the temperature constant.
Managed to get a little stitching done too. 
This is block 3 of Jenny's Phyllis May's Kitchen.
 Block 4 that I finished last week.
 Now for September OPAM. 
One finish with Billie's baby quilt.
Thanks to Kris at Tag Along Teddies for keeping us inspired.

26 September, 2019

A Quilt For Billie

I realised I hadn't shared my finished baby quilt. 
It was made for our newest member of the family, Billie. 
I've called it "Scrumptious" as I used a charm pack of Scrumptious 
by Bonnie and Camille. I added other B&C fabrics so there are no two 
prints the same as I had enough different ones to avoid duplication. 
The photo doesn't really show the colours very well.
Mitchell being silly showing the back.
In February 2018 my great nephew Darcy was born with heart problems. 
After putting up a great fight for 167 days, 
Darcy grew his angel wings on 4th August 2018. 
This is big sister Thea, introducing her and Darcy's baby sister. 
Billie Darcy Mae, born 8th August 2019.

23 September, 2019


WOW! What a day. 
Saturday saw Nelson's team win the 
Northern Football Netball League 2019 Division 1 Grand Final. 
It was both exciting and stressful watching the game. 
In the end they won by 8 points.
 Being presented with his medal.
 Team Nelson!
 Pa would have been so proud of Nelson. 
I'm sure he was watching from above.
 Proud brothers.
 That smile hasn't left his face.
Back at the club rooms to celebrate.
Onto "Silly Sunday". 
Nelson's team mate, Ferg, is also a MacDonald. 
So the two of them decided to have a McDonalds theme. 
Now you know my project last week.
This photo was submitted to the "Mad Monday" 
Facebook page although it's now been taken down. 
Perhaps they have to pay McDonalds royalties!

22 September, 2019

Friday Night Sew-In

Friday saw me working on Nelson and his mate's costumes for 
"Silly Sunday" after playing the Grand Final yesterday. 
I'll do a special post tomorrow all about the 
football match and Silly Sunday. 
Let me just say "Winners are Grinners"! LOL!
Thank you to Wendy for being such a lovely hostess.
You can see what others got up to here.