Saturday, October 5, 2013


I didn't mean for a whole month to go by before posting but it has been an endless battle with dust here after many days of strong winds. No sooner did we clean up than another windy day came along and we'd start all over again. Yeah, I know - first world problems.

Luckily we didn't experience any damage from fallen trees but a lot of folks did.The State Emergency Services (SES) are the first on the scene in events like this. The service is made up of volunteers and they do an amazing job.

A big project at work and health issues of a close family member have kept me from the sewing room. 

Until today!

I don't normally show projects at this stage but I'm so happy with how this quilt is looking. It was a good feeling to finally piece this top together.

Another reason for delaying this quilt was my frustration in not being able to find a fabric for the border that I liked. Nothing suitable at the local quilt shops so I ordered from the net with the only drawback being that you don't get true colours on your screen. 

The last fabric purchased is the best of a ho-hum selection.

The more I gaze at this quilt the less inclined I am to give it away. My sister won't mind if I buy here a box of chocolates instead - will she?

Now for a bit of gloating. . .

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy and Sydney Harbour put on her best day for the International Fleet Review featuring tall ships and 40 ships from 17 countries.

image courtesy of The Australian

You can read more about the event at International Fleet Review. The fireworks and lights spectacular is supposed to be bigger than the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

To the men and women of the Royal Australian Navy - thank you for your service.