Thursday, November 26, 2009

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY - 25 NOVEMBER 2009


My husband - Stephen and I celebrated our 31st Wedding Anniversary yesterday, we went to the Jellyfish Restaurant on the boardwalk behind Riverside Centre in Brisbane CBD and then stayed at the Novotel Hotel. This is a photo of us going out for dinner, it was a fabulous evening and the food was sensational.

Hugs
Kaylee



REBECCA'S FORMAL


My baby girl - Rebecca has completed Grade 12 and this is a photo of her dressed for her formal.
WOOHOO !!! school finished forever, she is very happy as school has never been Rebecca's favourite place. She looks so beautiful and grown up..........


Hugs
Kaylee

Thursday, November 12, 2009

CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Here are some of the Christmas gifts I have been working on and completed last week whilst on annual leave.


HUGS
KAYLEE

ARMISTICE /REMEMBRANCE DAY 11 NOVEMBER

Remembrance Day

Roll of Honour with poppies

Roll of Honour with poppies,
Australian War Memorial
Image courtesy of the Department of Veterans' Affairs

Originally called Armistice Day, this day commemorated the end of the hostilities for the Great War (World War I), the signing of the armistice, which occurred on 11 November 1918 - the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Armistice Day was observed by the Allies as a way of remembering those who died, especially soldiers with 'no known grave'.

On the first anniversary of the armistice, in 1919, one minute's silence was instituted as part of the main commemorative ceremony. In London, in 1920, the commemoration was given added significance with the return of the remains of an unknown soldier from the battlefields of the Western Front.

The Flanders poppy became accepted throughout the allied nations as the flower of remembrance to be worn on Armistice Day. The red poppies were among the first plants that sprouted from the devastation of the battlefields of northern France and Belgium. 'Soldiers' folklore had it that the poppies were vivid red from having been nurtured in ground drenched with the blood of their comrades'.

After the end of World War II in 1945, the Australian and British governments changed the name to Remembrance Day as an appropriate title for a day which would commemorate all war dead. In October 1997, then Governor-General of Australia, Sir William Deane, issued a proclamation declaring:

11 November as Remembrance Day and urging Australians to observe one minute's silence at 11.00 am on Remembrance Day each year to remember the sacrifice of those who died or otherwise suffered in Australia's cause in wars and war-like conflicts.
LEST WE FORGET
CHEERS
KAYLEE

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

RECEIVED PARCEL - 2009 ADVENT SWAP


WOOHOO my parcel arrived yesterday from Nannette, my Swap partner in Salt Lake City, UTAH. I am soooo excited and have put the box of goodies in my craft room waiting impatiently till December 1st to open the first parcel. This is the box that was waiting for
me at the Post Office yesterday.




Hugs
Kaylee






HOLIDAYS AND FINISHED PROJECTS

I was on annual leave last week and was very happy to spend quite a bit of time in my craft room and using my new sewing machine which I received for my Birthday back in September. I only unpacked it last Friday, it sews very nicely, I am very happy.
This is a photo of my new TOYOTA "Quiltmaster" machine.


I managed to finish this project which I started about 3 -1/2 years ago, it is all made by hand, firstly sewing the hats and calico pieces together and then drawing and embroidering the faces. I managed to finish the embroidery 2 weeks ago and I made it into a cushion cover and sewed the cushion cover last week. WOOHOO !!! another project completed.


I have desperately needed a new ironing board cover for a long time and decided to make my own so I made this on Sunday, this is the first time I have made one and I am very happy with the result.

Cheers
Kaylee

LAUNDRY BAGS AND DRESSES AND POPPIES

My craft efforts over the past few weeks have been these 2 laundry bags for our ADF, through Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) for sq...