Saturday, December 09, 2017

Welcome to my Christmas Tour 2017. Decorations have definitely downsized but its still Festive.
Descriptions with each individual photo. Only 16 More Sleeps.


1st glimpse that it is Christmas

Not strictly Christmas but Middleson made
this for me.

My Austraian Nativity Quilt

and into the Lounge

Downsized Christmas Tree 

The 1st Quilted Wallhanging

Albert and Gregory wish You a Merry Christmas

          The Dining Room - The Christmas Quilt I designed myself

Posh Santa Club


El Cheapo Santa Gang

The Girls say Merry Christmas

Friday, October 13, 2017

What a difference a week, a visit to the Doctor, the Physio and the Podiatrist makes ...... not forgetting the Voltaren Osteo Gell and my trusty hot water bottle.
Middleson and The Daughter think it funny because I 'plan' but I am endeavouring to be as Independent as I usually have been. And I know if I need to get a Home Help the first thing they will do is say "ok that can be organised but ..... first we have to assess the safety" and that means handrails etc etc. ...and I am not keen on the ones they will do. So I have slowly been making my home safe for me. Hence the new bathroom will pass. But I have steps at the front and back door, so a hand rail is needed. Middleson is taking care of this. We have planned from the simple tubular one to the exotic fancy wrought iron one. But yesterday decided on a nice simple wooden one So a trip to Bunnings was in order and yesterday he made a start. He is a very conscious worker, This is a photo of work in progress.

Of course whilst at Bunnings I needed to pay the obligatory purchase of plants.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Well laid plans -
All set last night quilting packed,
lunch organised. Bed reasonably early .... but awoke this morning everything fine ..... when suddenly this most terrible pain, like cramp grabbed my upper leg. It has been niggling before. I could walk ok and came to the kitchen and by this time I was putting my head up and down on the bench top thinking what do I do ...... I have this dread, call it refusal to go to hospital or a nursing home. So panamax and dencorub and heat seemed liked a good thing plus walking (hobbling) up and down the lounge. As it eased a shower seemed like a good idea. Think this helped. Then waited with bated breath until 8.30 and rang Drs. Managed to get a 10.00 appointment with a new Dr. (bit dubious at this). She was very nice and suggested Physio. ummmm anyway Physio practices next door and managed to get an appointment in 40 mins. Still very dubious about this...... but what a wonderful Young Man, probably young enough to be my grandson. He massaged and had me try to do various things. All this time I was saying .... I'm not going to hospital. He must have thought me neurotic, but assured me that wasn't going to happen, So I have 3 mild exercises (The Scots sitting up there rolling his eyes) panamax 4 times a day until it feels better and the hot water bottle. And I will take a short walk (well waddle to the end of Crescent each day. And when I was home my lovely neighbour/friend Lynette made me a welcome coffee and delicious lunch. So no Carrum Downs Quilting Group for me this month.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

I am one very happy blogger .............. today I received a  REAL LIVE LETTER ......... thank you Elaine for thinking of me.

Monday, October 02, 2017

A Perfect Spring Day ........almost Summer ..... and it has only just got dark and its 7.30.  We do like it when the clocks have changed.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

A lot has happened in the past year but one of the 'Good Things'  is I now have Two Girls

The white one is called Daisy and has been with me since November - being a pure bred she took over 30 weeks before she grew into a laying hen, also taking all those months to get friendly, but as you can see whenever I venture outside she rushes over to me, talking all the time.  The Isa Brown is the 3rd one,  the 1st escaping when we had winds and she squeezed through the fence, the 2nd died in the heat of Summer .... but this one - Girlie is so cheeky and tries to boss Daisy.  I am not sure who wins.   But its very difficult to weed the garden they are on to of the fork where I am working, chatting all the time.   If I try to sneak a bit further down they just rush and follow me.
and   they give me an egg a day each.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Spring is definitely around the corner .. .. readers in the Southern Hemisphere don't forget to put the clocks forward 1 hour tonight.  I do like the light evenings  Somehow I don't like the darkness.

And after sorting out my Girls (chooks)  I took a walk around the grounds (sounds grand doesn't it) and took some photos to prove it.

Friday, September 29, 2017


BLOGGER tells me it has been 1 year 2 months and 4 days since I last posted.  But with the love and help of The Daughter Middleson Kind Neighbour/friend,   I am back in the land of blogging.  It has been a cold Winter in more ways than one, but we change the clocks on Sunday and hopefully Sunny weather will be on the way.

Thursday, July 28, 2016


Goodness me, what a lot can happen in nearly 3 months.
But I feel the need to get blogging again, even knitting and most of all quilting.

I know my dear Scot wants me too, but it takes such a huge chunk out of ones life with the
passing of a Dear One.

He wanted no funeral, so he was cremated and The Princess and I picked up his Remains about one week later.
We choose an Urn to keep them in and now He is my Captive Audience (oh how he said I talked too much),

The first week I cant remember, but then the next few weeks were just a blur. But I knew what I must do.

My children are scattered far and wide, but the two youngest have been pillows of strength, The Scot is proud as am I. But to Seal things, so to speak. We needed to wait for No1 Son to come from Taiwan. Working in the University it was difficult, but at the beginning of the month we all met.

I wanted the Children (and of course Middle Sons Wife who is most certainly part of our family) to write a note to their Father, and we would then burn them. I wanted them to contain their own special words. And place them with him in the urn. We did this on Friday and then we had nibbles and chatted. To me A Perfect Time. And strangely enough since then, I seem to have found that All is Still Well in My World.

Our Wonderful Offspring, of whom I am very proud.  The first time they have met up for 10 years.

My Heart will always be sad but slowly life is returning.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Why are there so many Songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side
Rainbow's are visions They're only illusions And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we've been told and some chose to Believe it
But I know they're wrong wait and see Someday we'll find it
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me
Who said that every wish Would be heard and answered When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that And someone believed it And look what it's done so far
What's so amazing That keeps us star gazing What so we think we might see
Someday we'll find it That Rainbow Connection
The lovers the dreamers and me
Have you been half asleep And have you heard voices I've heard them calling my name
Are these the sweet sounds that called The young sailors I think they're one and the same
I've heard it too many times to ignore it
There's something that I'm supposed to be Someday we'll find it
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me