Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A little bit of this and that.....................

Dearest Mom and Dad


Nunu sent me this photo of Lauren and someone getting cozy on the quilt we made - good to see it being used................


Tuesday was my double crazy day.............Bettye and Cheryl.........



Valerie and Debbie - they were the first to join the crazy classes - about four years ago......
I think.........


After a busy crazy day I went to the Moololaba Yacht Club.........


.........for a class of wine or two with Cathy and Ady..........


My new stash of silk ribbon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I am pleased that you enjoyed the passion fruit slice from "Inner Pickle" - here is another one to try. Jane has made it a few times - so I gave it a go. I did not have a ring tin - so I made cupcakes out of the batter....................... worked very well - only needed to be in the oven for about 15min.


Have a look at this - Gareth being interviewed and "stitched up"!!!!


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Jenny

Friday, February 24, 2012

Boring.............

Dearest Mom and Dad,
"Somebody's boring me.............I think it's me." Dylan Thomas.
I know how he feels - I seem to spend my life in front of the computer. Writing, writing............In fact I think I am so boring that even Jane is giving me a wide berth.................
It's, therefore, not a good thing that I found these in the local South African shop!!!!!

My African violet is not flowering, Mom. What's the problem???????



I eventually got this bag finished !!!!!!!!!! Took forever................dropped it off at the Patchwork Angel and did a little happy dance.........................



Guess who's back???????? Look at his expression - he is not impressed - nor was I when I found him in the laundry AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




We had a very quiet day at Crazy last Saturday......... hmmmmm I wonder if Sandra being away had anything to do with it!!!!

Lynnley finished her evening bag - I love the two spiders heading off to catch that butterfly.



At least someone in the family is having an exciting time at the moment...............


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Jenny

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hmmmm..................

Dearest Mom and Dad
Sorry, I missed you, Mom. But I did have a lovely chat with Dad. I had a strange day today - I just couldn't concentrate.
Maybe I should have eaten more of this...................

..................and less of this.....................





.................a bit of "Deep Purple" played loudly did the trick and I did get some work done - in between the storms!!


I think I am going crazy with too much crazy..................



...............I have removed most of the papers from my 1/2" hexagon quilt - I found some beautiful backing for it - I am hand quilting so the backing needs to be a good quality. I have decided to try this low loft poly wadding - Fiona uses it - so I am going to give it a go.


Lynnley - from my Saturday crazy made these "Russian" bags from my pattern .............


................I unzipped it to discover there was another bag inside.................


...............and then another - three in all.


Clever girl - she made a purple set as well.



Sue also had some show and tell - this wall hanging for her sewing room. She is a very prolific sewer........

I hope I have a more productive day tomorrow, although I am going to lunch with Ady..........hmmmmmm

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Jenny

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gorgeous Gareth..................

Dearest Mom and Dad
I have tried to scan and email this article - (from our local paper) - to you.

Dad, isn't the Brumbies gym impressive????






Programme - doesn't he look happy?






Running on to play...............




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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Weekend with Button..........part 2

Dearest Mom and Dad
So there we were, walking home from the shops, and we see this dresser thingy on the side of the road. Button decides that she would like to take it home. So, we carried this huge piece of furniture, for ONE and a HALF blocks. AND then up TWO flights of stairs. Boy, did we laugh!!!! It was worth the effort..........

Soulful looking busker................


Button chatting to soulful looking busker...............



As we were driving through Paddington, we noticed that there was an interesting looking market on the go.............



...............bought the most delicious Tibetan food for lunch..................



..............shared a chocolate fondue.......................



........for some reason we bought each other these strange but cute little necklaces!!!!!!!




My new favourite suburb of Sydney - Glebe..........



.................while Button was having her head shots done I set off................. and walked and walked..............once again I landed up at water and saw some fellow dragon boaters............



................this large area is an off-leash park for dogs......................stairs that lead to shallow waters for the dogs to swim.............



This old house on the water is now a dog friendly restaurant..............



................seems to be very popular..................all these people waiting for seats.............



Talking of pets - this is one of Jane's cats - isn't she magnificent???



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Jenny

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A weekend with Button

Dearest Mom and Dad
On Friday I had many hours to kill until Button finished work...................

..............so Button put me on a bus to Drumayne ............... I have been desperate to go to Material Obsession ..............


It is a beautiful shop in an old house - with some very different fabrics and quilts............The owner of the shop, Kathy, takes time out of her busy life (she designs the quilts and is an author of quilt books) to chat to the customers - which I think is very nice..........she even poses for photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I did buy some fabrics - of course - to share with Jane.............I seem to be into yellow at the moment..............



I then walked (in pouring rain) to Balmain ................



...........another lovely suburb of Sydney.............


..............lots to see...........


..................beautiful old tiles.............


.......more tiles..........



............interesting homes..............


I walked and walked until I arrived here...........and I need to get passed the Sydney Bridge to Circular Quay where Button works...............


So, believe it or not - I went by ferry. Yes, that's right, by myself!!! Here is the proof!!!


I arrived at Aqua Pazza hot and bit bothered - to find Mario showing off in the kitchen .......


............... and I was served with the most delicious 4 course lunch!!!! Cooked by Button and the Jan, the other chef. I ate the first 2 courses before I could take photos - but the Snapper and deep fried seaweed was quite something!!


To end off a dessert made by Button - the ice cream was left off as it's one thing I don't like.......


So that was day one............

more photos to follow.

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Jenny
Pop onto Aqua Pazza to see Button in action