Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bridge to Brisbane

Nola and I helped make history today - the largest number of participants in the Bridge to Brisbane walk/run. Over 45,000 people entered, 10,000 of whom joined us on the 5K walk/run.
See the eager beaver runners in the distance...

It was a day of funny hats
funny t-shirts

snow-like drifts of plastic cups


and a finish!!


How did I spend my weekend?
I started out half-plastered...
then totally plastered!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

August Postcard

I joined a postcard swap being organised by Ailsa from Bundaberg. August is the start of the swapping - the theme this month is "One of my favourite things". Look what I received in the mail yesterday - I absolutely love it!
The redw0rk is beautifully done. On the back - "Sharing and caring at the local quilt show." The pattern was taken from a Bronwyn Hayes pattern from "Breast of Quilts" in Homespun magazine.

Thanks Maggie - stitching, sharing, cups of tea - definitely some of MY favourite things also!


I don't have a favourite colour, but I definitely have a favourite shape...

can you guess what it may be???

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Meet Farmer Dave's Pig

There's always something going on in town. Just outside the Casino today look who I found...


I was at Education House on Mary Street in Brisbane today.
Look at this cascading piece of art in the foyer.
Outside the Conference Room was a wall divider - beautifully cool aqua colour with writing - very intriguing.
Someone had gone to a lot of trouble to set up the cups

and the glasses.
Very pleasing to the eye.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hot Day in Brisbane

Officially it's still winter but it was over 30 degrees C here today!
I thought this was a healthy juice - turned out it was an energy drink...
Someone enjoyed writing the words on the label!!

Frog Stitching

Rip it - Rip it!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Two things are on my must buy list when I go to Chandler markets - fruit bread (see my post here) and olives from a grower in Logan.
I try a different variety every time. Today was sevillano with garlic and lemon.


I dropped my books off at Carindale Library on Friday afternoon - and look what was in the open square nearby.
I have passed this area countless times and I never really noticed it before - I must have had my head down, and been in a rush.
If you take a close look you'll see the "windows" are images of the trees and vegetation all around - art imitating life....

Friday, August 21, 2009

New book reviews

Head over to Our Miss Books for some new reviews -

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Anne Schaffer and Annie Barrows
Consulting, Contracting and Freelancing - Ian Benjamin
What a Ride - Rupert Guinness
dog on it - Spencer Quinn
Anne of Green Gables - L M Montgomery
Nursery Crimes - Ayelet Waldman
Tricky People - Andrew Fuller

One of my collections

A few years ago I gained an instant collection of about 20 vintage aprons - but what to do with them? They have been stuck away for a long time as I rarely wear them - so I thought hanging them in the laundry would be a good idea. I can change them around easily, too!
The one on the top right is sheer except for the gingham and chicken scratch - ooh la la!!


A little bit of pink - for spring is in the air!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Visit to Canberra

I know, I know!! What a time to head south! But it was perfect timing to check out the Craft and Quilt Show as well as visit Mum.
Canberra has heaps of public art.
This lovely piece has been here for as long as I can remember..
For the flight home, we got to the airport in plenty of time to have a leisurely drink while we watched the planes take off and land.

This little beauty is taking me home...

New Baby

I have wanted one of these for a long time!
She (?) is so cute!!
A few little cosmetic issues (like all of us get after a certain age...)

but no blemishes inside...

and room for bits and pieces on top....