Sue's place in the sun

Monday, January 31, 2011


Run don't walk over to Heather's blog  alammodefabric   where she is having a giveaway of lovely Sarah Fielke fabric. Hurry it finishes today 9pm PST.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


I've again joined the One Project a Month hosted by Kris and Peg. If you haven't joined yet be quick they have a limit on how many can join.
OPAM  keeps you on track in getting things finished, I am looking forward to a very productive year
Happy sewing

Australia Day


The Lighthorse led the way

Pipes and drums

Crazy guy on motorcylce

St Johns Anglican, Camden

Campbelltown and Camden Marching band

Old cars looking up the street after
 they had passed

Camden show semi moved very slowly
up the street, displays, people and animals
on the back

Local butcher how they used to do deliveries

Yesterday was Australia Day we spent the day out, firstly we went and watched the parade down the main street of Camden, local schools (still on holidays), bands, old cars, big trucks, old trucks, local churches, local business, all the local RFS tankers - boys and their toys seeing who could honk the horn, sirens going, flashing lights the longest and loudest. 

It was very hot predicted to be very hot 40C, so what did we do but travel down to the Southern Highlands, Mittagong for fish and chips for lunch, then onto Berrima to find that the local park had become outdoor markets. Apparently they do this every year must remember this for next year. We left there about 4pm and headed home to watch tennis, Australian Open, cricket and football . ......... Melbourne Victory beat Nth Queensland Elizabeth will be happy

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Moda's Fresh Fabric Treats

Hi all have you seen or heard about the new book from Moda, Fresh Fabric Treats. They are doing a weeks worth of giveaways, here is a link to The Polka Dot Chair who is giving away a copy and some fabric.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Rain rain go away

I'm sitting watching the rain here in sunroom, listening to it on the awning roof and wondering how I would cope with what is happening in Queensland. The pictures coming out of Toowoomba from yesterdays flash flood are scary to say the least. Kris one of the organisers of OPAM lives there and has shared photos of some of the devastation that happened in a very short time span yesterday.
Toni over at make it perfect  has organised an auction starting next Monday 17th, now I'm no expert but I think I will have to join this and find some way of donating or buying something.

This is the block that Linda sent me from the Block swap adventure. Doesn't it look lovely against my timber floor, I am looking forward to this year of block swaps and Bees in Oz quilting bee.

Now to go sew and work out what I can do for those flood victims.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Blocks for Bee and Swap and a little more

I have joined The block swap adventure and Bee in Oz quilting Bee. I have finished both and put them in the post today.
Linda was my block swap partner and wanted red, white and blue
Emma was the January Bee in Oz block and she sent me a selection of black, grey and red and white - I forgot to take a photo of just the fabric but here is the block.
Yes I know they are the same block spinning different directions thats the way it worked out.

What else has been happening!!!!!
Jaclyn's and my pincushions
Christmas came and went, we decided as a family to only spend $10 on everyone - 8 adults meant you only spent $70. Lily was the only exception however she did paintings for everyone. Handmade was encouraged and fun. I made Kate (no photo but I used this tutorial) and Jaclyn pincushions, a dress for Lily. The big pincushion was a class at the Sydney quilt show put on by Material Obsession with fabric from Cloth. I finished mine - it's huge and used the leftovers to make Jac's one.
Lily in her Christmas dress
DD2 Elizabeth who lives and works in Melbourne came home after Christmas as she had tickets to the cricket for Boxing day at the MCG, so we did Christmas dinner on the 29th December, roast pork, baked veggies and plum pudding with custard,cream and icecream for dessert. She flew home on Tuesday. DS1 Joshua and DDL Jaclyn came up from Mildura (western Victoria on the Murray River) where he is an English teacher at a Catholic High School. They also went earlier this week. I then got rearrange the home again so that my sewing has gone into the 4th bedroom, leaving a space is basically a TV room a space for Chris to set up his Wii etc and not have to pack it up when he has finished.
Next up is getting some more sewing done now that we have been at our new address for a month and everything is settling into routine.