Saturday, August 24, 2019

Not sure I even remember how......


It's been so long since I posted!  So a bit of a recap....since June 2018 ....Spring, summer, Christmas, New Year and in the blink of an eye we are here at the tail end of Winter 2019.
So to recap the year and a bit that was........30 September Mark and Terri welcomed Lenny's little brother Jude into the family...... 


then before we knew it, it was Christmas - Wade reading a Christmas story to Lenny, Ezra and Jude.....


After Christmas we headed off for a family holiday at Tumby Bay...and surrounds....


 We visited a Christmas display at Cummins.....complete with authentic sleigh...the pony wasn't quite as authentic.....(but still cute)..Lenny wasn't keen to be on board....


....But Ezra was happy to drive...


Australia Day came and went - the Mayor presented me with flowers at the end of our Council's event.....I have been organising this function for quite a number of years, but I will be retiring at the end of this year, so will be a casual onlooker for the 2020 event.




Lenny turned three - looking very pensive about the cake in this pic...


 Ezra turned two and had fun with friends at the beach.....


Jude was there to help celebrate.....


Winter was footy season again and Mark decided to hang up the boots after the last game which was just last week....Lenny enjoyed going to the games .....photo credit to Terri for these pics......



Retreats....there were a few ....at Burra - Sew Delighful Quilting Retreat x 2 .....







.....and Aldinga where I started and finished this Elizabeth Hartman quilt for Jude.....oh apart from  the quilting which was added after the retreat.....and Rose had to give her seal of approval.....




You may remember the Christine Vlasic, Marrakesh quilt started a couple of years ago.....after a marathon effort it is finally finished and quilted - the hand quilting was done over about a year I think....with long breaks in between stints....




and.....done......


Pretty happy with this one.

I also finished two Penguin quilts one each for Ezra and Lenny...


  a couple of pics from a recent weekend away with Rhi, Wade and Ezra.....


I don't think anyone will be going far in this boat on the banks of the river.....


....and that's about it I think......off to Burra again later in the year so have to get some projects organised to take with me....I have a few :) 

'Til next time (hopefully it's not such a long break.....) - Lorraine

7 comments:

Katie said...

Oh dear. I'm not sure I remember how either! :-)

Thanks for sharing.

Sue SA said...

Welcome back to blogging! The trick is to email the photos off your phone as you take them, so its quick and easy to write a post. Having said that I read blogs each day, so I find it quick to create a post....if your now a devotee of Insta, then so be it - I have a foot in each camp! You have had a great year with lovely family get togethers and sewing retreats. And beautiful quilts to boot. I especially love the sausage dogs...think I am going to have to buy that pattern, I have been admiring it everywhere I go! Good luck with the count down to retirement.

Kath said...

How lovely to get all your news, your family is adorable!

AnnieO said...

Such a great catchup post, Lorraine! Congratulations on the new baby boy to love, grandsons are wonderful. I hope your retirement at the end of the year leads to lots more posting :) Love the quilting fun and the happy hours the creations entailed, some with friends!

The Grateful Stitcher said...

So good to have a quick catch up with how you and your gorgeous family are! Love the quilts you've been working on! Well done!! (Maree - Farmyard Crafts...... but now The Grateful Stitcher!)

الرحمه للتنظيف said...


شركة تنظيف منازل بالجبيل افضل شركة خدمات منزلية بالجبيل نظافة شاملة مع التعقيم والتلميع وابادة الحشرات شركة تنظيف بالجبيل شركة المثالية هي افضل شركة نظافة بالجبيل والمنطقة الشرقية تقدم لعملائها افضل جودة وارخص الاسعار بالاضافة الي تقديم الخدمات من خلال عمالة مدربة وذات خبرة كبيرة بمجالات التنظيف ومكافحة الحشرات , فلا تتردد في الاتصال بشركة تنظيف بالجبيل للحصول علي كل ما هو مميز ولضمان الحصول علي منزل امن نظيف راقي خالي من المواد الضارة والميكروبات

شركة تنظيف منازل بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف بالجبيل

الرحمه للتنظيف said...


شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر

شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر شركة المثالية هي افضل شركة تنظيف بالخبر يمكنكم التواصل معها للحصول علي افضل خدمات تنظيف المنازل والشقق والفلل والبيوت والمجالس والكنب والسجاد والموكيت والمفروشات بجودة عالية ومواصفات قياسية حيث تعد شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر اولي الشركات التي التي تخصصت في مجالل التنظيف بالخبر ولديها خبرة كبيرة وعمالة ماهرة وادوات تنظيف حديثة وطاقم عمالة مدرب علي اعلي مستوى فلا تترددوا في الاتصال بشركة المثالية للتنظيف بالخبر وسوف تحصلون علي افضل الخدمات المنزلية من نظافة ومكافحة حشرات بارخص الاسعار