Monday, August 15, 2016

My daughter came to visit on the weekend. The weather was perfect and there was lots to do.

Saturday morning we went to a couple of garage sales and op shopped. We both scored some bargains and treasures.  

A big walk on the beach Saturday afternoon.

We wore Mum's poor old dog out. He struggled the last little bit but he managed to make it back to the car.   I haven't taken the dogs to the beach for a while because its been so windy, They don't cope with the sand blowing in their eyes.

My son and his fur baby came and had dinner with us Saturday night.It was lovely having half of my children here with me, even if it was only for the evening.

Sunday. Nicky and I, with the dogs headed off to our childhood stomping ground at Corringle for a picnic. I more or less lived there as a child and we took the kids camping there every year for years. Nicky hasn't been there for a long time and it was a good chance to go and revisit old times.  It was an absolutely perfect day and so peaceful sitting on the sand opposite the Marlo Jetty.

These two spent a lot of time exploring and sussing out all the new smells.

Lou found a crab which she wasn't too sure of so decided to roll on it. Never even got close!
Machicho had a go after her.

Her favourite game is fetching a stick out of the water. Once she was wet she rolled in the sand and as you can imagine it wasn't pretty. A good shake and..........

not much difference!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

The Splendid Sampler 40/100

I have finally caught up on my Splendid Sampler Blocks. 40 done, only (only?) 60 to go. Oh and if you count them, yes there are  Bonus blocks in the mix as well. More information on The Splendid Sampler can be found here. Perhaps you would like to join in too?

Friday, July 1, 2016


It has been 18 months since I started this quilt and after filing it for over 12 months I finally got around to hand quilting it and getting the binding on. 

It didn't take long for these two to find it and lay claim. Not for long though I can guarantee that!