Friday, March 24, 2017

Button was here!

Dearest Mom and Dad
Funny things happen when the garage people meet here - we eat, sew, chat and you can even have your blood pressure tested!

Little Tjutju has made herself quite at home - and her and Bon play all day!

Gus going to the hardware store with Gareth and Chloe.

My walking route - looking very dry before all the rain.


On my bike route to the beach. I have to confess that I am quite partial to a bit of graffiti.

At the beach - my bike locked up - time for a swim.

Gareth has decided to bike ride to work - Paul (Chloe's dad very kindly gave him the bike)

And off he goes.

Beautiul Button came home for her birthday!! Can you believe that she is 28!!!!

Tea in bed with some healthy blissballs.

Vaughn and Button.

After a very average lunch!

Button and Tjutju.

At the beach.

I used my left over wool and ugly fabrics ...........

to make this quilt...................initially for Gus to  lie on when he insists on getting onto the couch. But then we decided that his paws would catch on the wool.

It looks good, I think.

Bits of wool, frayed edges and ugly fabrics.

all my love

Friday, February 24, 2017

The photos, as you requested or demanded!

Dearest Mom and Dad
Herewith the photos of Vaughn's labour.
The sewing room with its new table (ugly but very functional from our neighbour a few houses down from us). The chairs from a friend/student of mine -she had a garage sale and I got first dibs because Cathy invited me to help set the garage sale up!!! Bonus! I do have good friends!!!

Big book shelve thing Vaughn built.

Inside of the cupboard that runs the length of the double garage!

With the doors closed to hide the mess!!

Bloody good, I say!

This is the calendar which you will never receive! Thanks a lot South African Post $$#@#$&&^%$#

Breakfast for two after a walk/swim at the beach.

Flowers from Lee - thanking me for hosting the "garage people' twice a month.

The outside of the house.

The shade thing over the lounge window -plus the trellis thingy for the jasmin.

Outside our bedroom - we need some furniture!!

Happy now????
All my love

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

a little bit of this and that...........................

Dearest Mom and Dad
I know that I have gone on and on about how hot it has been - but we know to keep cool - we go to the beach and swim.
Little Bon has discovered that crabs live under rocks - so she goes hunting!

Point Cartwright - my favourite place - Vaughn and Bon

A big brekkie on the patio...........

What I see when I ride my bike along the many bike paths on the coast.........

so pretty and safe - no cars!

I found this photo of us all having a picnic at Mooloolaba

The pizza some of us shared.......

This year I decided to finish some of my stuff I started God knows when......

Made these 1/2 hexies into a little bag for God knows what!

A beautiful sky after a bloody hot day.

Who said vegetarian food is boring??

One of my embroideries.

I went to lunch with Elmarie - so lovely to see her - stuffed zucchini flowers - oh my hat!

Gareth send me this photo of Gus.

Read another great book - was even better with some delicious chocolate that bought back from NZ

Life is good.
All my love

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Photos of the family

Dearest Mom and Dad
Herewith some more photos..........
A Mexican fiesta....................

Breakfast at Eumundie markets...........

we found a table - wooohooo

Gus, spoiled Gus.

Gus, hot Gus.

The beach one early morning.



We climbed Mount Coolum

Gareth had to wear boots - not impressed, they were Vaughn's site boots

Steel capped - very heavy - oh, we laughed.

Night market - a very happy Gareth, lots of amazing vegetarian food.

A water feature at the market.

A picnic at the beach - Maleny cheese

The happy couple

Pretty Chloe

Tattoo's and cheese

Oh, I loved this book, Mom. Written 30 years ago - about a childhood in Australia.

some of my work in  progress

Watching tennis and keeping my hands busy.

My cactus and shweshwe placemat

Summer night in our street.

I am missing you both terribly at the moment.
all my love