Saturday, 24 March 2007

This is my 13 year old Grandson Andrew in his School cadet uniform. I'm so proud of him. His ambition at the moment is to eventually join the Armed forces, but who knows, he might change his mind. He's doing very well at school, so he will probably have quite a few options open to him if he keeps it up.

Here's a vintage 1957 photo of me with my 2 sisters. Sylvia to my right and Joan. They were 19 and 18 when I was born. I've grown up with their children who have always thought of me more as a big sister than an Aunty.
My eldest sister Sylvia passed away just over 10 years ago.
I'll have to try and find a recent picture to post of my sister Joan and myself. The age gap isn't very apparent now, as I am quite grey-haired and don't try to cover it up LOL

Recently, I've not been getting very much enjoyment from sewing. Just look at the all of my U.F.Os. - 3 bears, 2 gollies, a raggedy, 2 rabbits, a cat, a bag and at least 8 hearts for the Chains of Hearts group.

I have found crocheting very relaxing and rewarding. I've been crocheting beanies for sick and premmie babies. A friend of a friend is the co-ordinator. The knitted and crocheted items going to 3 Toowoomba Hospitals as they are needed.

Wednesday, 21 March 2007


This morning we laid our beloved old blue heeler to rest under some gum trees in our backyard. She passed away peacefully during the night. Almost deaf, she was well into her nineties in our terms. We'd had her with us since she was a pup. The above photo was taken when she had the first of her 2 litters of pups. Such a good Mum and a really great worker when we had our cattle, also a wonderful guard dog. She'll be missed so much. Goodbye Rosie.

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Isn't this doll cute? Only a few inches tall, made as a gift for my daughter by the mother of Emi, a Japanese exchange student, this is the male doll. The pics I took of the female (with longer hair and mauve and pink clothing) were very blurred. I'm going to have a go at making them as they are basically stitched from small rectangles of fabric.

Nap time for our 'Ginge'. Usually just as I'm about to take a good pic of one of the cats they move. Not this time! He must of been in a really deep sleep.

Aren't these alpacas beautiful? They were on a property at Nanango, Qld. Don't you just love the close-up of the white one? Soooo cute.

Thursday, 8 March 2007

Here are a few pics taken in September last year. On the left a Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Garden Competion winning Garden, above, a grass horse in one of the many Toowoomba parks and on the right, a display of clivias at another prize-winning gardener's home.

Unknown to me that is. Would anyone please be able to tell me what this is? It was about 8ft. high. It was growing in Toowoomba amongst some Aussie natives, so I'm hoping that I'll be able to cultivate it here. Only difference being that Toowoomba has red soil, ours is black and we're unable to grow things like proteas or any acid-loving plants. Sorry the pic is a little blurry.