Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fat free Fruit cake

Fat Free Fruit Cake
This cake is so easy andlovely & moist.
1 mug of hot  black tea
400gm mixed dried fruit
2 cups of sr flour -sifted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cocnut

1 egg

soak fruit in tea whilst getting organised.
Mix all ingredients in together bake for 1hr @
160 degree fan forced
(I was testing out my new funky pan but a loaf pan works great.

Enjoy Stacey

Thursday, January 27, 2011

all viewers please vote

Hi there please vote on the fabric choice below, my kids are sick of me not covering this cute little seat I picked up at Vinnies............ So vote with you colour choice and help me finsh this little baby off.
 Vote 1 Robyn Pandolph   Empress Woo  Lotus Flowers
 Vote 2 This fab piece came from Simone beach vintage blogger. Store Just Plain Gorgeous
Vote 3 avairy moda
Vote 4 Robyn Pandolph Empress Woo

Happy days to you all and thanks for dropping by and I am looking forward to see what you vote for. just leave me a comment and order of prefered choice.  Stacey

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Australia Day

I am a very lucky girl 
Hubby cooked us an amazing breakfast all from the garden, so good. hope you all have a wonderful day with family and friends today.
 Ohhhh got these fab shoes in the sales all leather and half price how is a girl to resist. and could'nt decide on which one to buy.... oops got both. Now i just have to decide each morning which ones to wear. The red won the race on the day. I had a few lovely comments from strangers on the street too which is always nice. And to my sister, call me if you want me to check and see if there are any left for you.........


Monday, January 24, 2011

Ufo Complete 1 down many to go

 This is my love hearts an attenpt to get away from stippling all the time.
 The stitching completed
 The bag, as you can see from the previous photos its pretty basic and has a square base.
 These are the Magnetic fastners I have used to secure the top. These are available from Penny at the patchwork angel.
I love a good read and snuck this one in last week in between Oprah's Aussie Adventure and a million other things.I really enjoyed it.

Well I finished a UFO  the first for 2011 lets hope I can complete another 5 that I know I have sitting around. This bag is a copy of  a bag I bought from Sportsgirl some years ago and always loved,  so i just measured it up and wanted to practise some new quilting instead of stippling, what do you think of the hearts?. So nice to finish and now i can carry my latest library book, water bottle, and take it on my travels.
Now I must go to my real job and tonight must play with this blog to work out how to link Pennys page and make my banner smaller. Thanks to Briar Rose- Marilee for your advise. Tomorrow I'll be onto it.

Friday, January 21, 2011

by Jove I think Ive done it....... just

Well i need to reduce the size of my banner and work out the button thig but its a start for now....... house work is calling for now but please leave any suggestions

and Alphie helping....................

Can anyone help????

This is the fab cutting table my Mr Jones made for me and all the lovely ladies who visit Circle Retreat.

Oh and the quilt i made for Miss T but is living at Circle Retreat at the moment..... oops..
best make another one .

I am just new at this and so want to put some buttons on my blog and add the "quilts for queensland" link for the flood austion. So if anyone is passing by and can leave me a comment to assist that would be awesome. I have tried to copy n paste but to no avail. Cheers

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hexagons and Moet

We had a wonderful day out and came home to the special Moet waiting for just the right moment.

This is wrong on so many levels, but the girls friends and I enjoyed the Moet and then and we need to feed the kidlets and Husband something.......

Alphie and my fishbowl of Hexagons. and my lovely new fabric I bought from the lovely Simone at " Just Plain Gorgeous" Bulimba Brisbane      

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Flash Flood and Endless Water

How much more can we take in our fair land of drought and flooding plains.
My thoughts and prayers are with all our fellow Queenslanders enduring the flooding, all through out this land.
A photo of our lovely sunsets of Moreton Island, Queensland

Monday, January 10, 2011

Great day for ducks

My ducks and chooks are loving this least someone is at the moment....... oh and wanted to show my roadside find opf these great old chairs, I was lucky to find a pair.
I have been busy working on a few sewing projects so will post them tomorrow and some lovely fabrics, if your in Queensland try to stay dry and I hope the sun is shining on you no matter where you are. Stay well Stacey

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Frogs Hollow Emu Vale
We had a lovely stay at Frogs Hollow this week the area is so peaceful and the scenery wonderful, so I took loads of pics and would love to learn to paint with Di Kelly. Di owns Frogs Hollow and is an art Teacher in Brisbane- Brushstrokes is her studio in Paddington. This is an old School house and is over 125 years old, it has been completely renovated and would be a perfect book club getaway if you dont paint. So if you have a few friends and want to plan a little getaway weekend this would be a top place. please look it up on the web, you wont be dissapointed.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

circle retreat quilter: photos of Circle Retreat

Look who came for christmas

Well we had a rough year in 2010 with our  2 Jack Russells dogs we lost one to a snake bite and had to have the other put down due to poor health. So look who turned up to make us all smile again. This is Alphie isnt he the cutest. have a great day off to hit Oxford Street and some girl time today.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

photos of Circle Retreat

The Beginning

Well this a first for me, but I have been leading up to the idea of a Blog  for a while so be gentle with me.
I have had a wonderful Christmas season and now enjoying my last few days of holidays before the reality bite of 2011. I hope to share with you some patchwork ideas and joys of my little world. We had a great time with Family up at Circle Retreat for our first Christmas together in 2 years fun food and general merriness.
Now I just have to learn how to load some pics, any advise welcome.