Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas time

Always nice to celebrate Christmas time with good friends. Our Mexette gathering on the weekend was fun and these colourful mug rugs were made by Marcia.
This was my oven baked Barramundi on risotto cake with vegetable tart lunch. The Grand View Hotel at Cleveland for those interested. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


The abundance of cherries made it possible for me to buy a box of these yummy sweet fruits, something I have never done before. And with so many to eat I decided to make some cherry topping. Can't call it jam as I wasn't prepared to boil it for that long and I made up the recipe as I went along. First to pit the cherries.
Cut the cherries.
Simmer with lemon juice and lemon rind.
Add sugar and simmer further.
My secret ingredient! And the result tastes wonderful with yoghurt.
Did try some fabric colouring but the colour wasn't set in the cloth so washed out to leave brown stains.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sad times

Australians are in shock and mourning for the victims of the Sydney Lindt Café hostage situation which developed yesterday. Thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Lest we forget

Lest We Forget web button
With many celebrations planned in 2015 for the 100th anniversary of world war, you may want to be part of a quilt tribute to Anzacs. Small 25cm square quilts are called for with further information on


Friday, December 12, 2014

In Chinese

When we were in China in 2006 I had a chop made with my name. Having forgotten about it for many years, I was happy to use it for the back of these postcards.
I have once again recycled a few bits and pieces with a lucky Chinese cricket in the mix too.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Printing again

The clean up after a colourful printing session.
And happy with the result after it has been quilted. I'm enjoying seeing the possibilities of weeds!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Colourful fabric

Picked out this colourful, fun fabric covered with fish, crabs, starfish and jellyfish as my birthday fat quarter from Sunnybank Quilters. Luckily I have the brights in my stash and will probably make something for the Melbourne grandchildren.