Saturday, January 14, 2017

PROJECT 48 QUILT BLOCKS 2016

These are the last 8 blocks I have done in the P48Q blocks for 2016.  I enjoyed joining this group in 2016, I learnt so many new blocks and tips along the way....

I really love this completed block, however I must admit I didn't enjoy the process, it's a foundation paper piecing block, I wasted so much fabric and unpicked so many times.......
                          

                                                                     BLOCK 37

I didn't enjoy making this block either, mainly as there weren't any instructions which made the colour combination incorrect meaning you can't see the intended pattern very well. I wasted so much fabric as in the previous block. I'm not a fan of foundation paper piecing.  Maybe I need to look at a few more tutorials. At least I gave it a go.....

BLOCK 38


BLOCK 40 


BLOCK 41

This is my first ever English Paper Piecing block AKA EPP....  The pattern had another round of hexies however as I wanted to finish these remainding blocks before the end of 2016 hence the reason I left it this size.

BLOCK 42


BLOCK 43


BLOCK 46

BLOCK 47

I managed to make 42 out of the 48 Blocks, that's all I'm doing for now.  Maybe when I've got some spare time I may revisit the blocks I haven't done but they really didn't appeal to me at this point. 

Cheers
Kaylee

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017

WOOHOO Happy New Year, I hope this year is a cracker of a year for everyone.


Kate and my SIL gave me this gorgeous Estee Lauder Bag full of Estee Lauder goodies,. which included Eau De Parfum, Nail polish, Eye shadow in that gorgeous little red case and an Estee Lauder BB cream......


Including this gorgeous new Eau De Parfum called "Modern  Muse", it is so lovely.


We were very spolit, Kate also gave us 2 Gold Class movie tickets and $50 to spend on food and drinks whilstg at the movies.  We've never experienced Gold Class so will wait for a great movie to go and see with the tickets. 


I also received this gorgeous coffee mug with a beautiful Wedding photo on it... I have used it quite a few times since Christmas Day, such a wonderful thoughful gift..



My BFF gave me (amongst other things) this wonderful "Kaylee" coffee mug, I was so thrilled and excited to receive this as I've never in my 58 years had anything with my name on it,   my BFF was also very excited to buy it for me...

 
Our daughter Rebecca gave us a baby Webber Q which I didn't add a photo on the BLOG. We used it Christmas Day to cook the Pork and the Turkey Breast. It cooked the meat beautifully.
These are Rebecca's 2 dogs AKA my Grand fur babies.  They were pooped after such a big eventful day and resting in the cool of the patio....


There we are Christmas over for another 12 months...

Cheers
Kaylee


Saturday, December 31, 2016

KATE'S WEDDING 30 APRIL 2016

This BLOG post has been a long time coming so before 2016 ends I want to BLOG about our daughter's Wedding, just warning you this post will be photo heavy.........

It was the Wedding of the year, Kate organised 90% of her Wedding, she likes to be in control, like her Mother !!! LOL..... I had to practically beg her to give me some things to organise.... Kate was the happiest bride I have ever seen, absolutley nothing fazed her on the day.  The week leading up to the Wedding we had LOTS of rain, the morning of the Wedding we had heavy down pours but we all remained happy.  The Wedding ceremoney was in a Chapel so we knew we wouldn't get wet.  The rain stopped for us to have photos before the ceremony and for everyone to enter the Chapel.  During the ceremony it poured down and looked and sounded so beautiful, to me it was a sign of our loved ones in Heaven raining tears of joy.....  Then after the ceremony the rain stopped for them to have the most beautiful photos taken.......  Kate and Josh started dating when Kate was in Grade 12, she was just 17 and Josh was 21, now 11 years later they have become husband and wife so NOTHING was going to spoil the day.........

Kate having her hair done and enjoying a champagne.  Kate doesn't drink champagne, this is the first time ever I have seen Kate drink champagne.....



Kate always has this most beautiful smile on her face and her Wedding day was so exception.


Kate and I ready for the big day.


Kate and Pa (her Dad) before getting into the limo...


Arriving at the "Arabella" Wedding Chapel, Buderim.....



                                                     Kate and Josh after the ceremony.


                                                   Me and my two beautiful daughters.

                                                                           Kate and me


                                                        My Mum, Kate and me....


                                                                       Our little family.


                                                               The beautiful couple....


                                                        Kate and her beautiful Bridesmaids..


                                                                     Taking a stroll

 
                                                     We've finally done it....



                                 Josh loves his fishing, having a little fish after the ceremony.


The Best Man and Groomsmen not believing Josh is finally married....




                                  Kate with her sister Rebecca, on the left and their cousin....


                                       This is one of my favourite photos outside the Chapel...


                                                    Wedding cake and Wedding cupcakes


                                                                 Cutting of the cake..


                            My beautiful girl, me and my new son in law....


                           LOL a funny photo of my BFF and me at the end of the night...............


                                               We all had a wonderful time......

Cheers to the end of 2016....

Kaylee





Wednesday, December 28, 2016

SECRET SANTA SWAP 2016

Here are the photos of the wonderful gorgerous gifts I received from Sandi for the Secret Santa Swap 2016 organised by Cheryll


This is a lovely block keeper .....


How lovely is this hanging of a Penguin Christmas stitchery ....


A lovely zippered pouch with embroidery threads, sewing thread and ribbons.


A gorgeous Nutcracker fabric tote bag ....


I mentioned to Sandi I would love a new pin cushion, how cute is this, I don't know if I can bear to put pins in it though as it's so cute. 


Two lovely tree ornaments...


Thank you so much Sandi for all of my gorgeous gifts.  Thank you Cheryll for organising the swap.

Cheers
Kaylee



Wednesday, December 21, 2016

BAH HUMBUG SWAP - NO FUSS SWAPPERS

This is the Bah Humbug swap gift I received from Nor..


These are my gifts wrapped inside the gorgeous Fabric, I will leave the mug rug in my craft room to use as this is my first ever mug rug. I have used my Christmas mug several times.. Thank you so much Nor...


These are the gifts I sent to Anthea of Hibiscus Stitches.


I enjoyed the few swaps I did with the "No Fuss Swappers", they are very easy and enojoyable... The Christmas swap was no exception, the swap consisting of four items, being - A home made Christmas mug rug, a Christmas Mug, a Christmas fat 1/4 and a Christmas treat.  This was a very enoyable swap, thank you ladies....... Looking forward to some interesting swaps next year too.....

Cheers
Kaylee