Wednesday, August 17, 2016


 While on holidays I visited my parents who have four orange trees, two are over 50 years old and the other two are over 30 years old and the tree above is one of the baby ones, my dad saved the oranges for when my sister Anne and I could come down and pick some to take home with us....Nothing beats the taste of these oranges!
My 89 year old dad insisting that we shouldn't climb the ladder to pick the oranges at the top of the tree in case we fell! MMMMmmm me thinks it should be the other way around but dad is so fit and active he put me to shame :)

This is the tree after we'd picked the majority of the oranges, just leaving the lower hanging ones for mum and dad to pick over the next few weeks.....
And these are the 23 bags of oranges we picked from the baby tree, Anne and I went home with a boot full of oranges which I passed out at work and to friends and some for myself as's always nice to go home :)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Girls day out in Ballan....

Saturday saw me head off to Ballan with my sister Anne to meet up with Shez, Liz and Rosalie.

We also timed it so we could attend the farmers market that was being held on the Saturday and we were not disappointed, this bread came home with me to have with my home made pea & ham soup MMmm very crunchy and full of seeds.

Sprung making some purchases.....

 Trying to take a selfie and finally succeeding LOL....after many, many attempts!

Having fun with friends is the best!

buying more gorgeous stuff at a beautiful shop in town called D & M Trader,s 147 Inglis Street, Ballan.....Dean & Matthew are a scream and couldn't have been more helpful :)

And here I am trying out my ballet moves..... I had a ball and can't wait for another chance to catch up with these lovely ladies again, it was such a fun and special day :)

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Plodding along....

I've been working on this stitchery in short intensive bursts, slowly getting there....loving this stitchery so not to fussed that's it's taken me so much time to get to tis stage I'm enjoying the slow reveal :)

Another Gail Pan stitchery I've finished, just need to add the embellishments and pop it into a frame and it's another one destined for a wall in my home..... Gotta love quick projects in-between working on longer projects to keep you as you can see I have been busy while absent from my blog :)

Thursday, August 4, 2016

What I've been working on....

One of the projects that's been taking up so much of my time is this triangle blanket.....hundreds of ends to be sewn in for each round but I'm finally getting to the end of those and then onto the final round of cream ( let's just pretend I wont have hundreds of ends to sew in again once this final round is done, buries head in sand ) I'm really looking forward to putting this one together real soon it's going to be gorgeous!!

Couldn't resist adding some progress shots, I can't believe how tiny these triangles were.......
The pile of triangles getting bigger and multiplying.....hope to be back soon with more of what I've been working on :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Stitching day with Gail Pan....

Sunday saw me head of with my sister Anne to enjoy a day of stitching with like-minded ladies whilst enjoying the lovely food being offered throughout the day....above is the stitchery I started on the day and finished on Monday it's now hanging in my bedroom, so pleased to have finally finished something as I have so many things on the go that are big projects it was nice to start and finished something in just a couple of days :)
Below are some of the beautiful items/quilts that were displayed around the venue we were enjoy the eye candy and I'll try and get back soon with some progress shots of my long term projects I've been working on :)