Friday, August 21, 2015

Baby Love

My niece who, now lives in the U.S., is visiting for a few weeks here in Australia. We got to see her and her gorgeous baby boy for a few hours last week. It was wonderful. I finally got a cuddle and it was pure joy! 
He is the sweetest little guy and I loved the cuddles and especially loved the long chat with my niece.
Precious time and  precious memories. 
Hubs getting a few cuddles in too! 
PS Photos out at Miles....

Wednesday Catch Up

Wednesday catch up with friends started off on a high with Gails homemade scones! 
We always eat well on these days together. 
Tori came today as well and got some special "pug love"!
Buster looking cute as he always does!
Lunch was another feast with delicious salad and warm bread rolls and......
Barbara's wonderful shepherds pie. Yum!!! I did get some stitching done too! Not much that's for sure! 
Hope you're having a great week!
Teresa xx

Monday, August 17, 2015

Right Now.....

I'm crafting....
Making little mason jar pincushions. I'm using one of my favourite fabric ranges "Pure". The jars themselves are lovely and can be used to store pins or other sewing bits and pieces.
I'm reading......
Bryce Courtenay's last book before he passed away. It's a fabulous read and I definitely recommend it. 
I'm listening to....
Cannot wait to see these guys live at the end of the year!!!! 
I'm watching.....
After watching all the "Game of Thrones" series I can't settle on just one show, but I am loving these 3 .... "Orange is the New Black", "Breaking Bad" and "True Detective" (which I'm watching with Jack).
I'm loving.....
My first piece of beautiful Greengate. 
A sweet floral bowl and spoon. My breakfast definitely tastes better in this!!!! 
I'm cooking.....
Lots of yummy baked veges. I'm using oil infused with olives, garlic and chilli to cook them in and it tastes delicious!! 
There's also been a few batches of these caramel cookies ..... They never last long! 
What are you up to? Right now???? 
Teresa xx

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tuesday Stitching and a Finish

It was a very foggy morning on the way to stitching today.
There's a school there in the background!!! Somewhere! 
We were at Norreens house today and Sandi spoilt us with butterfly cakes and chocolate profiteroles. She's so good to us! 
As per usual Nor is having blog problems and the ever-patient-Helen is fixing it all (again!!!) Love watching these two when Nor has a problem!!! Is that mean????
Today I finally finished my little Tilda doll. The pattern is by Åse Stokmo who I've met through Facebook in the Tilda Lovers Club. She's from My Tilda, Norway, and designs very cute doll and toy patterns. 
She was a lot of fun to make and I have made her for a friends daughter. Hope she likes her! 
Soooo cute!
Tonight I've made a batch of yummy caramel cookies. The house smells divine and it's hard not to eat them all right now! 
Hope you've had a lovely Tuesday too!!!
Teresa xx

Monday, August 10, 2015


My niece, who is currently living in the US, has come home to Australia for a few weeks. She and her husband have just had their first baby and it was so lovely to see them and their new bub last weekend. They had little William's Naming  Ceremony and there were lots of family (and photos!). 
A friend of the family took these gorgeous photos and shared them with us all. 
He is such a cutie. 
My boys and little William. 
So nice to have so many of the family there for the day. 
A few photos that I took on the day....
Teresa xx

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Anything Goes

I always enjoy my trips into the city. 
This time was even better as I spent the day with my eldest son. We tried a new cafe in Paddington called the Kettle and Tin. It was lovely. I had a pulled pork mexican burger. Yum!!! 
We also visited one of my very favourite antique shops - in the old Paddington Theatre. 
I haven't been here for ages and it was a lot of fun! They have so much great stuff. 
Jars and jars of old buttons!
I picked up a sweet set of jam and sugar spoons and butter knife. 
.....and a set of 6 antique Czech bowls for my dad. 
Always fun ferreting around the antiques with this kid. Can you see the gorgeous blue, high ceiling in the old theatre? 
Then I was off into the CBD to QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts). I never tire of the city skyline and always have a walk along the river beforehand). 
I've gone in to have dinner and catch up with my uncles and see the show "Anything Goes". 
Me and my uncles! Love these two guys so much. The one on the left works at QPAC, so he always knows what's on, what's coming and when the tickets are available. He always asks me to go to shows with him as he knows how much I love the theatre. Sometimes we can talk the other one into seeing a show with us.
 The show was wonderful and thoroughly enjoyable. The lead, Caroline O'Connor was brilliant. She is so funny, has an amazing voice, dances and tap dances up a storm and was totally the star of the show.
Just loved it. 
Hope you're having a wonderful week! 
Teresa xx 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tuesday, Tables and Tablerunners

Yay it's Tuesday again!!!
We were at Sandis today and were there when her new (huge) table arrived. It's a 12 seater!!!! So you can imagine how spread out we were! Can you imagine how good this is going to look at Christmas full of decorations and food?!!!
Talking about food.... I cooked lunch for all of us today. Which was lovely, especially as they liked it!!! 
My stitching today was working on and finishing this months block of Jenny of Elephantz's  "The Vintage Kitchen". I love these little stitcheries. Just one more to go! 
And now the Tablerunner part....
I have received my Tablerunner in the Farm Girl Vintage swap and I am thrilled to bits with the gorgeous runner I received. 
Mine was made by Julie from Idaho, USA. 
Oh I just love it!!!!! The Churn Dash block is one of my favourites and I just love the gorgeous fabrics and colours Julie has chosen. Even the quilting is stunning. 
Julie even sent a half metre piece of the gorgeous backing fabric. I am definitely doing the happy dance over my lovely parcel today!!! 
Hope you've had a great Tuesday too! 
Teresa xx