Monday, September 21, 2015

This and That

I feel so happy that I am finally quilting again. It seems such a long time since I have wanted to pick up a needle and sew. I have had this Pies and Tarts BOM quilt waiting for me to begin again. I love bright colours but I find that I am enjoying working with these colours that are not really me. I am not a paper piecer either but I am finding the process very relaxing and enjoyable.

My favourite flowers are pansies and I am filled with such joy when I look at the window boxes on our back deck filled with these delightful colourful beauties. Spring is such a wonderful time.

I am growing herbs too. Mint and basil are my favourites.

Even though I am back quilting I still find time for some mixed media painting. I bought some more Dina Wakley stencils and I had such fun playing around with them. Surrender is a word that keeps cropping up for me this year.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Beautiful Queensland

We visited the beautiful Flanagan Reserve camping area at Barney View a few weeks ago. It is about an hour and a half from Brisbane. It was wonderful to be out in the fresh air surrounded by beautiful scenery. That's Mt Maroon in the background. The Logan River runs through the site and it was such an idyllic and peaceful place. Our grandsons loved it.  

Our daughter loves kayaking and she had a wonderful time leisurely enjoying the beauty around her. Grandson A also enjoyed having a paddle.

 I love taking photos and I especially loved this one.... 
It was a great place to reflect on the beauty that surrounds us, how we must protect it and just how much I love my family.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

More Postcards - yahoo!

A big THANK YOU to Mari, Jennifer, Carole and Ally (and Mel from last week) 
for my fabulous postcards
and a big THANK YOU to Sian for arranging the swap

A colourful and mouthwatering delight - from Mari

  This beautiful bird makes my heart sing with joy - from Jennifer

Brought back many happy memories - from Carole

I love hearts so much - from Ally

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Valentine Postcard Exchange

I was very excited to get my first postcard from Sian's Valentine Postcard Exchange. It was from Mel in the UK and I was doubly thrilled as I love Mel's 'I Speak Melsh' blog.

I love and collect LEGO minifigs and when I told my grandson A that nanna had the new unicorn minifig he said "that's great" and off he went to play with his LEGO. I was so thrilled, and I did have a few teary moments, when a few minutes later he gave me a unicorn that he had just made for me. Thank you A so very much. As you can imagine my special unicorn holds pride of place and every time I look at it I think I am so blessed.

I am taking part this year in Ali Edward's One Little Word. My word for 2015 is CHOOSE. I had a hard time choosing between that and ENOUGH so when I saw these gorgeous little soul mantra talismans from Liz Lamoreux I knew I had to buy them. I love holding one, thinking about that word and just taking a deep breath.

Till next time.