Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Melbourne Cup

Another Tuesday.... Another party!!!!
After Sandi and I surprised the others with a Halloween Party last week, it was our turn to be surprised with a Melbourne Cup party today.
Today was at Helen's place and we were welcomed with a beautiful table full of pink flowers, pink Melbourne Cup tiaras and pink prettiness.... and lots of delicious food and bubbly....

Helen has put on a beautiful spread....
Norreen brought the flowers... they were beautiful
How pretty are our rose tiaras that Helen made? They were covered in glitter and I ended up with a lovely sparkly face!
 
Oh the food.... Little pavlovas with healthy yogurt, blueberries and strawberries, blueberry cheesecake, shortbread and dips and biccies.... It was delicious. Oh and bubbly too.... non alcoholic of course.. Imagine if we added alcohol!!!!
We did manage to watch the race too ... and get some stitching done....well I got some stitching done!
 
Taking a selfie of the four of us together caused so much drama and laughs as usual and I couldn't resist a few pics of me trying to get a serious photo of these three.... I gave up!!!!
Well we ended up with one half decent photo..... 
I love these girls so much and I look forward to our crazy Tuesdays together...They are the BEST....
Thank you so much for the lovely day ... all the laughs.... delicious food... all our goodies... the glitter....and best of all... the wonderful friendships we have.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Fun

Last Tuesday Sandi and I decided to surprise Helen and Norreen with a Halloween Party that they knew nothing about. We have been secretly shopping and plotting for weeks and to say we had fun getting up to no-good is an understatement. 
We had the party at Sandi's house and she really outdid herself with the decorating... there were even cobwebs and skeletons hanging from the lights.....
I was in charge of the food and a friend made this awesome choc mint fudge for the day and decorated it with ghosts, spiders and eyes.... oh and it was delicious!!!
 
And there were donuts...Krispy Screams....
Just some of the incredible decorating Sandi did for us.... It looked so good.
I made the girls some pumpkins and there were little cauldrons of chocolates for all.
The table looked amazing....
My little contribution to the decorating included my "witches" shoe and pumpkin boxes... the cauldron was filled with Halloween cookies... pumpkins and "mummy" gingerbread men.
Inside our little halloween bags from Sandi were these awesome cookie cutters....
My spewing pumpkin dip....luckily was delicious....
Anyone for a used bandaid bickie????
Our gorgeous halloween mugrugs were another gift from Sandi. I just love them.
It was such a great day.... oh can you see our head wear? We have arrows, nails, bolts and a knife through our heads... never too old to be silly I say! or anything for a laugh maybe?
My gorgeous partner in crime.....This was so much FUN and I loved surprising the girls and secretly putting this together with Sandi...There were lots of laughs and giggles and I have to admit... not a lot of stitching was done on the day! I can't even remember if I got it out....
Happy Halloween!!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

By Hoki Challenge

The By Hoki Quilts Challenge group has just finished their latest challenge which was "cats". 
As Sandi gave me this super cute paw fabric for the challenge, I decided to make her a mug rug out of it. 
This one's mine and it makes me smile every time I look at it. 
A bit of enjoyable reading this week with a copy of Simply Vintage. There's a future gift idea in there for my sister.... Can't wait to start that. 
Finished a cute little stitchery too...
I've been a bit frazzled this week with way too many trips to doctors, physios, blood tests and CT scans so I made myself happy today with my favorite breakky at Cafe on Cusack. They make the best coffee thick shakes and eggs Benedict. It was a very good idea! 
I have also got myself hooked on this brilliant series on Netflix. Just love it. 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

This week and a new swap

Tuesday stitching with the girls this past week was a bit naughty when it came to the food....
Brownies, fresh cream cupcakes, melting moments and kit kats... Just terrible! We have no control. I am doing a bit of stitching..... S is for secret!!!

Also this week saw Sandi and I finally see the new Bridget Jones movie... We loved it and had a fantastic day mucking around.... A bit of fun at Spotlight, a yummy (albeit quick) lunch, lots of laughs watching the movie and a bit of clothes shopping afterwards.. It was so much fun.


ALSO our group is having it's last No Fuss swap for the year.... We've called it the "Bah Humbug Swap" and if you want to join in the fun.. you can find more details HERE.
We had a bit of fun with the "photography" shoot for the blog post as usual.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

About time for a blog post.....

I have lots to catch up on in blogging....  Tuesdays have been continuing with the girls and they are always fun days with lots of laughing, eating, sewing and catching up.... We take it in turns to bring morning tea and Norreen brought this pavlova beauty a few weeks ago.

The same Tuesday I finished another Lucy Boston block and

worked on a little Tilda stitchery.

I've also been working on a project for the By Hoki quilt group challenge... which is "Cats".

Happy mail recently included this gorgeous necklace, with 'wish' charm and tiny seed inside a glass dome.

The Tilda stitchery has been finished and I played around with some Tilda fabrics, lace and buttons to make a gift for someone special.


My youngest son has been working at our local school as a primary school teacher as part of his Uni studies. He's enjoying every second and I couldn't be prouder or happier. We celebrated his first day with a trip to a new Cafe, "Mondaze",  in town that specialises in Loaded Shakes.... My masterpiece was caramel, with chocolate and pretzels and a donut (and loads of cream!)

I have made a start on some Christmas decorations. I loved the idea of playing with patterned wool felt, vintage lace and buttons. These little vintage mittens were the result.

I have to admit that after uploading the first loaded shake I had with Jack on social media, I was forced to go again with my girlfriend Selina (this time was a chocolate, mint creation)......

And then the Tuesday girls forced me again for a third trip..... Back to the caramel!!!!

Love this photo of my eldest, James, and Tegan who are dressed to the nines for a Peaky Blinders party. They look so cool.
My niece celebrated her 21st and had the most wonderful photo taken with her sister and brothers and I just love it. They all look so happy in this pic.

So I've almost caught up to date with todays stitching....I am enjoying working on these gorgeous Eiffel Tower stitcheries. Two are for a table runner, and there is a third, but I haven't decided what to do with the single one.... yet.
Today was another great day for happy mail. I have been following Jennie from A Little Vintage for ages. She makes the most amazing brooches, bags, dolls, jewellery...you name it. I am now the proud owner of one of her works of art... well two actually. I bought this gorgeous clutch bag with Frida Kahlo on it. The detail is incredible.. Inside was a lovely surprise... one of Jennie's fabric embroidered cactus brooches... I was thrilled to bits.



Today was also opening day for our No Fuss Swappers latest swap "Road Trip". My partner Jan (Little Red Hen blog) sent to me and I love what she made and sent. The laundry bag is fantastic... so big and will be so handy. There was also a gorgeous french heart tag to put on my suitcase and it's already on my bag ready for the next trip. The fat quarter is gorgeous and two bags of treats which won't last long for sure. Thank you so much Jan... everything is perfect.

This is the laundry bag I made, luggage tag, fat quarter and treats I sent to my partner. Hope she likes them. Have a great week
Teresa xx