Tuesday, February 21, 2012

We had a almighty thunder storm hit this afternoon, I don't know about anyone else around here but we also had two lots of hail. I measured about 75mls in the rain gauge, not bad for and hour and a half.  No damage at our place.

The creek at the back of our property was dry the other day, you can see from the photos how far it has risen in such a short time, it will subside just as quickly too.  Lucky

Well, we have had such a busy time the last week, with the Termite Dr and his crew here last Wednesday. Our next visit from them will be in one month, just to check on things. Bit of luck we will get the all clear. 

In the last two and a half months our family has grown. My sister Christine....who passed away last April...(from complications from Type 1 diabetes )......her son and his wife had a baby girl. Isabelle E Louise.....still waiting for photos. Isabelle is a beautiful girl, nearly 10lb and doing very well. My other sister who lives closer than Jens and I have just visited for the weekend, and said that you can spend hours just watching her.  Another sister and her partner have also become grannies, young Bradley ( no photos either) was born on Sunday and was 9lb14oz. There must have been something in the water way back in April/May last year, for such big babies.

So as for Jens and I we also have a little one in our family, her name is Matilda....but we call her Tilly.

This is Koda's niece........she arrived on Friday and oh boy do we have our hands full. It has been over ten years since we have had a puppy in the house hold...and is she ruling ours.......

Tilly has her own quilts

Isn't she cute........Koda does not think so, although they did play together yesterday

amazing that a puppy is gnawing on this chicken carcass and then buried it for later

The third  Saturday of the month is our get together in the Studio....a small group this time ....but very  productive...

Karen is working on a UFO from 1999/2000

Kaylene is working on a  New York Beauty quilt from  Karen Stone's book

This is Kaylene's quilt, Kaylene is from Behind the Seams quilting 

At the Christmas party 2010 we had a challenge game, it was called rip those ugly's up. Everyone was to bring 1m of their ugliest fabric and it sort of goes like musical chairs. Firstly you pass your fabric to the person next to you, and then when the music stops you rip your fabric in half. and then continue. This way you end up with lots of different fabric at different sizes, and the challenge is to make something from them.

such beautiful work from Heather with her challenge

So.... I have been thinking of painting the Studio.........

When we built the studio these colours were fashionable but they are a bit dated now.

I'm thinking the new colour scheme will be white with black trim. Jens has three old doubled ended hand cross cut saws that have been painted black that will go along the front of the studio and also thinking of putting a red barn star above them. Anyone have any ideas where I can buy a red barn star in SEQ. The reason behind the red barn star is when we were in the Amish town of Bird in Hand, across from where we were staying the barns had stars on them.

As there is always plenty of colour around the yard and near the studio. At the moment the ornament ginger has a beautiful orange flower that is popping up and the yellow flowers from the watermelon is giving the garden a happy and relaxed feeling....... what do you think......let me know it is always nice to hear you thoughts......



  1. Your garden looks so lush and green Cath... so glad there was no damage with the hail... Tilly is adorable... what a sweetie... and 2 new bubs... how special... I know quite a few girls at the moment having babies around Feb/March...
    and the colors sound perfect for your studio... black, white and red... lovely :))

    Jenny R x

  2. Great pics Cathy! Tilly is the cutest!!!!! She can waltz over my way anytime!


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