Sunday, February 24, 2013

Social Sunday

Gosh...where to start.....talk about the best laid plans .....the last couple of weeks have slipped by in the blink of an eye...of course that is ridiculous - it couldn't possibly happen....but it sure does seem like the time has gone that quickly......

Since talking to you last I have been to Shay's house for a stitching gtg....of course the package from Annie that I bought back for Shay was handed over (intact!) and Shay was pretty happy to have those Oreos in her hot little hands (another ridiculous saying)......


 ....she even shared a couple of these with us!!! 
 
I love also that Shay is such a good Bella......when little P was given some Oreos recently she confiscated some (most??) of them to save him from sugar over load and the problems that can cause......oh the sacrifices we make!
 
 
Annie also sent a little hand made gift for Shay......
 
 
Tazzie was at the gtg along with "Mrs Billings".....now when you look at this next pic you have to remember that this was a week ago......the way this woman works this top is probably finished and quilted by now.......
 

 
Some of Tazzie's hexies for Mrs Billings' next border .......
 

We take our own lunch to these stitching days but as usual there were plenty of healthy foods to share for afternoon tea.........


hmmmm.....lets have a closer look at that interesting looking dish with the chocolate and .....(naturally)....Oreos dipped in pink chocolate and re-dipped in.....


.....of course......red sugar.......!!!


ok...ok....while I might have resisted these initially I must confess to taking three home with me for 'ron.......that would be "Later on" or 'ron for short......and they lasted three days!
 
Not much to report on during the week (except for the sugar high for the first three days!)...I did go to the optician for my bi-ennial check up.....and of course I need new gla$$e$......which took me forever to pick out....I should have them by the end of next week....I hope I still like them by then :)
 
Work is busy......and just seems to get busier.....but it's a job I love so it's not a problem to get up and go there each day.  Speaking of getting up......I have been walking every morning with Rose...she keeps me motivated.......nothing like 10kgs of Cocker Spaniel launching herself at the bed at 6am to get you motivated.......and I must admit I am loving being up at that time of day to catch the sunrise....which is getting a little later every day as we slowly inch our way towards Autumn.....no one has told Summer that it is on the way out yet....still hangin' in there with hot day after hot day......and we really need rain now!  more flooding on the east coast - not a drop of rain here....

This was in my hoop at Shay's house.......I have started on some gifts for the girls in my stitching group........Christmas gifts ........so I have given myself plenty of time this year.


Meanwhile......Denise and Claire tried out the antique Feathered Star quilt for comfort........


So I am finally up to today....Sunday......Social Sunday as it turned out.......

This morning I caught up with Diana for coffee......Diana's son David is currently in Europe with Mark and most the the photos we have seen have featured the boys and some form of alochol.....and occasionally some pretty unhealthy looking food like a giant pizza-sized schnitzel.......(come on our sugar dipped Oreos were way healthier than that!!)....we stuck to coffee and gave the cake a miss.....I think the boys could well take a leaf out of our book..... :)  I am sure they are having a great time though.....Terri has taken the sensible option and stayed in London - the boys are on their own....yikes......!!  (btw they are referring to themselves in some of their posts as "roosters".....I guess that makes us the "old chooks"...)


On the way home I stopped in to see some puppies.......they are about 4 weeks old now.....and are ever so cute.....all of them are going to good homes in a few weeks time......


 top and tailing puppy style.....



This is a proud Aunty looking on and making sure  the puppies are ok......from a distance of course.....Mum doesn't like her getting too close and interfering........ ;) Look at that face...!!


Also on the way home I stopped to take a couple of pics ....I love these old gnarled vines.....



'Til next time..............................Lorraine

18 comments:

shez said...

lovely post Loz,that quilt is awesome.xx

Amanda said...

Tassie's quilt is just amazing. Sounds like you all had a good time. Glad all that tempting food is on your side of the city.

DAWNIE said...

Oh so much going on, gorgous pups, food and quilt cant wait to catch up at nundle heheheh hoping to twist your arm xx

Kris said...

10kgs of Rose ? Really? Callie is up to 11kgs. I think she's going to be a big dog!
Love your gla$$e$!
Looks like weekends are fun!

Kris said...

Oh. And there's no rain here. For the first summer since we moved here the grass is brown.

Lynda said...

How stunning is Mrs Billings. I've been watching Tazzie!s progress ... She is amazing.

Lynda said...

How stunning is Mrs Billings. I've been watching Tazzie!s progress ... She is amazing.

Lenora said...

Sounds like perfect weekends, friends, stitching and healthy food!

Connie said...

Lorraine, Somehow along the blog-way I lost your blog, it could have been back when I switched from my old one ("Cootie Bug Connie") to this newer one that I now use. At one time we used to swap an email occasionally. Anyway, now that I found you again I wanted to stop in and say hello and let you know I'm once again reading your blog. :) :) :)
So glad I found you again!

Karen said...

Oh my gosh that quilt is something - a true family treasure when it's done. That would take me forever lol. Looks like a great day spent with friends - doesn't get much better than that.
Hugs - Karen

AnnieO said...

Great pics of Shay, Lorraine! Glad you were all in on the fun and had a wonderful time. The sugar high had nothing to do with the spirit amid friendship and stitching :)

Keeping busy is your motto, no? Sounds like all is well.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful post!!! Glad Shay got her Oreo's! Your stitching group sure looks like fun and yummmy treats too....loved those dipped Oreo's!!! So much fun happening your way.

Katie said...

Oreos and puppies, can it get any better??? :-) Tazzie's quilt blows me away each time I see an update. I can't decide if it's inspiring or discouraging. lol

Sue SA said...

Christmas hey you are planning ahead! I am still getting over the heat from this summer...nearly over one more week of Feb left...and rain today!
Love the puppies...are you getting another dog?
Tazzie is going to have another show stopper quilt ready for November I see!

Leanne said...

I'm exhausted just reading your weekend antics. LOVE those puppies. Not sure about those Oreos.

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

The Dental Therapist in me just screamed when I saw those those Oreos !!...but everything else is terrific..quilts, puppies, friends, stitching and gnarled grapevines! Xx Lea

Too many eggs said...

wow the quilts are amazing....i love the feathered star has my brain ticking over as to how to make it....or maybe just a pillow with the star on it...

love the lunch?sweets wish i was at the morning GTG

ohhhh those puppies i love spaniels they make me just want to grab one and run

Tazzie said...

Such a great day :-) I wish your prediction was true, I'd LOVE to be finished by now!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)