Friday, April 24, 2015


The last couple of years I have gone for a ride on ANZAC day, I spend time reflecting on what this day means, who fought and lost their lives.  This year is the 100 year anniversary and everyone has gone over and above to honour those who served.

Tomorrow will be no different.  I will be out there with my friends whom I am lucky to be able to be with due to the continuing efforts of our service men and women.  due to unrelenting rain the ride was cancelled.

These photos are of the poppies that women and men have made and turned into a carpet at Fed square in Melbourne.  They called out for 5000 and received over 250,000.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

my day out at the quilt show!

 Was a very Aussie themed quilt show which was awesome.
 There was some lovely quilts, I particularly love this one below of the 12 apostles.
 This lovely quilt was made very close to the above quilt!  Linda from Gum Valley Patchwork  won with her amazing teeny tiny hexagon quilt, Elenor Jean, she won Best quilt in Australia no less!  fanbloodytastic!!  I have been watching Linda make this quilt via her blog and its not her first one.... noooo!  this insane woman has made 2 using I believe 1.5" hexagons.  Her first one was called Dear Prudence, also a show winner.  Go to her blog and check it out and if you feel the overwhelming desire to own one of these quilts, Linda has written books about them with the patterns. Also if you are going down the coast towards Port Campbell I can highly recommend you pop in to see Linda at her shop.
 There was some bling, which was very nice.
 The ANZAC's were honoured in many ways with quilts made from the heart.

 Aussie Hero Quilts  were at the show with Jan Maree and her 'army' of women to educate other quilters on how they can help her to show to our Aussie Military how much we appreciate what they do.  The quilt below was made for the True blue competition of Jan Maree!  I reckon the lady who made this quilt did an awesome job and was certainly captured a 'true blue' theme.
 I loved the applique and colour used in this quilt below.

I enjoyed my day out looking at the quilts and doing a bit of retail therapy but my highlight was making a laundry bag at the Bernina class which only cost a mere $5  I was told that Bernina are matching the $5 and all the money is going to Aussie Hero Quilts!!  The laundry bags that were made over the weekend are also going to be sent overseas to our troops.
I received a great badge that says I sew for Aussie hero's!  I'm very proud to wear this badge and will be continuing to support  AHQ  I can now add laundry bags to my growing list.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

no surprise that over Easter I have been out on my bike.  Did a lovely ride on Friday to the Flowerdale pub... it was closed of course so we rode home and had a cappachino at Maccas :)  That  was a nice 105km ride.

Today I did another lovely ride with my other cycling buddy, we just did an easier ride of 50km

The fisherman scored a whole box of cadbury creme eggs and the noisy one got a creations egg.... I bought myself a new bike helmet!

Happy Easter to you all I hope you all had some time to enjoy what ever it is that makes you happy.