13 January 2011

I have spent a lot of time this week watching updates on TV of the floods in Queensland. It is devastating. There is not only widespread flooding but there has been some unbelievable flash flooding and then some places where people have moved back and started the clean up have been hit again. It has been heartbreaking to watch. As always there are a lot of bloggers trying to help. Two that I know of are Toni of make it perfect and the girls at Among the Gum Trees.

If anyone wishes to make a donation they can do so at the Premiers flood relief appeal site.

It is a small world. Last week I caught up with one of my good friends from Missouri for lunch in Sydney. Yes Miss Nancy was in Sydney visiting her son so I had to go down and see her. We met at the steps of the Opera House and of course took the obligatory harbour photo with the Opera House in the background.

We had some lunch next to Circular Quay and then explored some shops in the Rocks. It was great to see Nancy and I was sad to say good bye- although if her son stays in Australia for much longer I am sure she will be back.

Miss Nancy has been very busy buying a new house and getting that just right before she came. It is probably a good thing she came to Australia for Christmas or she would not have stopped working. Anyway she makes the most beautiful quilts and her stitching is exquisite. She found the time to stitch this for me. Miss Nancy doesn't like purple but she knows I do!!!
I have been having fun sewing some little things. Some were for Miss Nancy. I had to keep them small so she could squish them into her bags without them getting too heavy.
Oh the joys of travelling. A pin cushion
Some coasters A mug rug.

And a little bag to hold scraps or whatever!

I have been doing some sewing for me too!!

A mug rug

A table topper.
I don't usually make a new years resolution but his year I have. I am going to finish some things and start some new ones. I think I will be able to stick to this one.


  1. I was the recipient of one of her exquisite embroidered tea towels also...she does such beautiful work.. I need to blog on it..need to wait for some sun to get a good photo...the snow here is ridiculous..lol
    Wish I could have fit into her suitcase and visited also,..

  2. I wish Nancy could have fit in my suitcase as well. She would have had a great time. We could have had a sewing day. Thank you, Anne, for the wonderful gifts. They will be treasured and loved while being used. Love your mug rug and table topper. They are are your colors for sure.

    Have a super great day.