Menindee Lakes....Kinchega National Park

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Perfect Weekend

We have had perfect weather this weekend!
I love Autumn :)
Had a cuppa out in the sun earlier and just wanted to sit there all day....
Unfortunately.....a few things needed to be done inside :(

I did get some baking done though...

Sausage rolls

Orange & Poppy Seed Syrup Cake

Apricot & Coconut Slice

Date & Walnut Slice

For my DH and morning tea at work tomorrow.

I have now got some time for stitching.
Still working on finishing off the last 6 blocks for the 
Once Upon A Time quilt.

Below are the fabrics I am using.
I did some cutting last weekend and wanted to start putting it together this week
but unfortunately I haven't finished the stitcheries yet.

Work is going really well but I am finding I am really tired after a day of learning 
heaps of new things....hits you a bit harder as you get a bit

Hope you had a great weekend too.

Happy stitching and take care
Aussie Nanna

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Anzac Day....Lest We Forget


This afternoon I am off to visit a friend.
We plan to watch a DVD and do some stitching.

I have received the thread I have been waiting on and I'm working
on finishing the stitcheries for my
Once Upon A Stitchery quilt.

I cut the fabrics for this quilt on the weekend so I'm all ready to go 
once the stitcheries are complete :)

Started the new job on Monday and 
everything is going really well so far :)

Happy stitching 

Aussie Nanna

Friday, 12 April 2013

Finishes from Earlier in the Year

Those of you who had followed my previous blog would remember
some progress shots of this quilt which I started....
....ooohhhhh....a couple of years ago????
Well.....I finally finished it and had it quilted.
I had some difficulty with the borders as I had bought the tractor fabric
some time ago and did not have enough!!
Oh no!!
Lots of head scratching...then I decided to make 8 more star blocks
and it came together as you see it now.

 My grandchildren....Tai and Thian love it!
They love to 'find' the different animals and Tai counts them etc.
Lots of work in it but well worth it when you see the kids interaction with it

Below is the floor quilt I made for Thian.
You can see it is well loved!

 My gorgeous grandchildren love to 'hide' under their quilts and
play.....we always have to 'find' them.....lots of giggles and squeals of

It is lovely to see the quilts well loved and used in my DS and DIL home.

I am still working away on the final 6 stitcheries of the Once Upon a Time quilt.
I have 5 completed except for the borders because I ran out of the thread 
....which I have now received, so back to the grindstone.....

My newest granddaughter is progressing very well...
learning to suck on a bottle at present :)

Enjoy your day and happy stitching
Aussie Nanna

Monday, 8 April 2013

Amazing Week!!

I have had the most wonderful week!
It started off (Tuesday) a bit stressful with an early morning call from our SIL.
Our daughter had delivered a baby girl 6.5 weeks early!!
Of course I was frantic at first but was quickly reassured that both were doing exceptionally well!
Thank you God!

I quickly pulled myself together and rushed off to Canberra
to welcome the new addition and to see for myself that all was well.

This is what I found......

I love her name....but I love our beautiful new granddaughter more...

Mummy, Daddy and Zoe...... isn't the love so obvious :)
Zoe came into the world in a big hurry 
weighing 4lb 9oz (very good weight considering),
cried right away and has not needed oxygen at all, 
being tube fed as she cannot suck yet.

Isn't she just perfect!
She is 10 hours old in these photos.

My DD has been discharged but Zoe will remain in the special care nursery 
for approximately 3 weeks - until she is sucking well enough.

Zoe is DD and SIL's first child so living between the hospital and home 
will be slightly easier than if they had another one at home.

I cleaned and washed and cooked for them for several days
and will return in about a week to do more of the same, 
so they can spend all their time with Zoe.

We are so very blessed!

I have more stitching to show next time

Thanks for stopping by
and happy stitching

Aussie Nanna

Monday, 1 April 2013

My Easter Weekend

You know it really is true......Time flies when you're having fun!!

We have had a wonderful weekend filled with catching up with family, laughing, eating, playing cards, a gorgeous wedding and more of the same :)

Guess you could say we are a bit weary now but it is more than worth it to make more precious memories with family.

Below are a couple of photos of the wedding of our niece Cherie and her new husband Phil.

The wedding was held a the Lazy River Estate winery on the banks of the Macquarie River.
The weather was perfect and it was a beautiful wedding - Cherie was the happiest bride - laughing and smiling all day and evening :)

Couldn't resist sharing this photo of my gorgeous grandchildren Thian and Tai on Easter Sunday morning enjoying their back yard Easter Egg hunt on a cool Canberra morning.

Love them to the moon and back!!

Happy Stitching
Aussie Nanna

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Once Upon a Stitchery

Below are six of the twelve stitcheries that form a quilt called Once Upon a Stitchery which I am making for my granddaughter Thian who is 10 months old.
I have had soooo much trouble getting these photos to stay right way up!! 
I apologise that they have come out sideways - I gave up!! 
Any tips on correcting would be appreciated :(

Here is our little her to the moon and back!

Below....the six completed blocks

Jack & the Beanstalk

The Princess and the Pea

The Three Little Pigs

Little Red Riding Hood


The Gingerbread Man

I have loved creating these stitcheries and can't wait to finish and put the whole quilt together.

I am working on block ten at the moment.....

I won't be back until after Easter so I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and if you are travelling please stay safe.

We are having a family wedding on Saturday....our niece who was flower girl at our wedding is all grown up and getting married!!

Take care and happy stitching

Aussie Nanna

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

First Post - New Blog

Hello Out There......
Welcome to my new blog!

I seem to have been busy for a few years....
 life got in the way and lost my way with blogging. 
But here I am again to give it another go.
It's very basic as I am a bit technically challenged 
but I will probably pick things up as I go!

I have been busy stitching this year and have accomplished a few little things.
Below is the table runner and matching mug rugs
I have made for the family room and rumpus room.
Two of the mug rugs are extra wide to cover the arms of the sofa.

I am working on two more table runners for the sideboards and
a couple of cushion covers.
That should complete the little make-over 
for these much loved rooms :)

Thank you for stopping by
Take care