Friday, February 11, 2011


As everyone knows by now some very lucky quilters had dinner at Kim McLean's house with Kaffe and Brandon. We had great company, fun, food, wine, show and tell and story telling. If you are wondering about some funny hunched up photos of me it is because of this. Brandon was having a high old time pulling my hair and putting it on his head. Doesn't he look great with long blonde hair!!!!

What an unbelievable quilt of Janet's. It is a Kim McLean pattern Stars and Sprigs. It was lovely to finally meet Janet from Quiltsalott.

This is Cathy from Cabbage Quilts and it was great to finally meet her. I was very disappointed last year I missed out on meeting her when she called into Material Obsession as I was on the Queen Vic trip. My Group told me how lovely she was and now I know too.

Cathy's beautiful Mosaic Quilt and lucky her look who she is under it with.

I am also very lucky to sew with Kim at her home so I was there for the making of this Princess Feathers but it is still always wonderful to see it again. Beautiful, Beautiful!!!!!!

More Kim candy!!!!!!

Sue is great fun. It was really good to catch up with her. We met some years ago in a Kim class.

Two genius' in contemplation!!!!!!!!

In one way I am a bit of a numbskull I didn't take show and tell but what I did take was my collection of Kaffe books and yet again lucky old me got them signed by Kaffe and Brandon. The whole night was stuff dreams are made of.

I must also say the exciting night only whet my appetite for some social gatherings Kathy from Material Obsession told me she is planning for her beautiful new shop soon to be opened at Birkenhead Point. How fantastic to have some great nights full of fun, food, sewing and show and tell. WOO! HOO!!!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Today is our 34th Wedding Anniversary. In the 70's I lived in Bali. I would come back to Sydney and work a bit to save up and go back again for a couple of months. Bali then was way different to now. I came back to work and met my husband and as they say the rest is history. This is our 70's wedding. We had it in Sydney because my Mother has a fear of flying and never would go overseas so my Bali wedding never happened.

Dreams can happen. You can make them happen. My Bali wedding on our 30th Wedding Annivesary. Same day same time. BALI!!!!!!!!

Our beautiful daughter was our attendant and our event organiser. Our son managed to muck up his flight and never made it (of course) Oh well!!! He said can't you delay it and I said NO we are doing this same day same time. He said well I will come over later I said if you aint at the wedding don't come for the honeymoon. It was a beautiful day with 1,000's of frangipanis for aisle, little legong girls for flower girls, gamelan band playing traditional music, champagne and my favourite cake banana with cream cheese frosting. PERFECT.

Our beautiful Shanna. Thank you for a beautiful, memorable day.

We had a great day today out on the water and dinner at a romantic restaurant on the Central Coast where we had yummy lobster and I forgot to take the camera of course. May we have many more and I remember to take camera.