And so the quilting and binding is done.

My label attached

And ready to give to Shanel 💙

The front
The back

Made with Love ❤️


The making of DHUSAR

The meaning of the word Dhusar is Grey. There’s essentially two shades of grey in the prints that I picked up.

It’s a quilt I’m in the process of making for my daughters friend. She saw the one I had made my daughter & asked if I could make her one too.

All she said was she wanted it in Grey. As the colour pallet is so close I’ve added white into it. Once quilted I will join the blocks with white and bind with white as well. That should throw the grey out well…. I’m hoping.

Here’s a preview 🥰

Once complete I will post again 🤩

On the road again 🏍 Barmera

The one thing we like to do is travel … and seeing as our wings were clipped for two years, now that things are open and we meet all travel requirements (double & quadruple vaxed) we are able to spread our wings and fly…

The Beast” as we lovingly call our ST is by far the best means of transport for hubby & moi’. It’s big and comfy and can take the kitchen sink if we wanted. The top box carries our clothing and laptop… the side panniers carry our food and J’s tools. It’s amazing what we can take on the bike.

This trip we came to a place in South Australia called Barmera.

Barmera is a town in the Riverland region of South Australia. It is on the Sturt Highway A20, 220 kilometres north-east of Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia. It is primarily an agricultural and viticultural town and is located on Lake Bonney Riverland, a freshwater lake. Wikipedia

The OzSTOC team had an RTE (Ride to Eat) at Barmera Cafe and it was awesome. We have not seen each other in over 2 years and it was literally a family reunion. It’s amazing how you make friends over the years and friends with common interests even better!!!

We stayed at the motel closest to the lake so we could walk down & enjoy the beautiful water. It was a sweltering 35 degrees most of the day and took a lot of energy being out let alone donning motorcycle gear !!! But closer to the evening we did walk down to the lake and sat on the grass and just enjoyed the blue blue water 😍

Lake Bonney SE is a coastal freshwater lake located in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia in the gazetted locality of Canunda. It has surface area of 79 square kilometres. The lake is located 450 km south east of Adelaide and 13 km south west of Millicent. Wikipedia

We hit the road the next morning to head to Sea Lake …. But that will be another story.


This month it’s a post not about me but about a family friend from many many years ago.

Long long before I ever knew anything about jelly rolls … charm packs…. Layer cakes … yo-yos this lady made things from scraps & everything was done by hand.

Her name is Winnie and she was a huge part of our lives. I met her through my husband & then came to know that she actually knew my mum from school & church !!! Today this beautiful lady suffers with dementia and can no longer remember anything. This post is a tribute to her & her creativity…

The tea cosy in the pics below are yo-yos and all attached to the backing by hand. The whole cosy is hand sewn and she presented me with this just before I got married. In todays world of instant coffee and tea bags I had stored this away at the bottom of my tea towel drawer. The age of this beautiful hand sewn piece is 30 years… an heirloom in so many ways. I brought it out and put it on display as it’s not going to sit in a drawer anymore.

Aunty Winnie & I made all the posies & favors for my wedding together. We made the table decorations together as well. We had a bond that was sewn together with embroidery thread & crafty stuff. She epitomised creativity…. Anything she touched she could make pretty and could change the look of it. I’m hoping to see her again someday…. She won’t remember me but I know her in my heart and hers ❤️

So here’s the ScrapHappy Teacosy 😍

ScrapHappy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything – no new materials. It can be a quilt block, pincushion, bag or hat, socks or a sculpture. Anything made of genuine scraps is eligible. If your scrap collection is out of control and you’d like to turn them into something beautiful or useful instead of leaving them to collect dust in the cupboard, why not join us on the 15th of each month? Either email Kate via her blog. You can also contact Gun via her blog to join. We welcome new members. You don’t have to worry about making a long term commitment or even join in every month, just let either of us know a day or so in advance if you’re new and you’ll have something to show, so we can add your link. Regular contributors will receive an email reminder three days before the event.

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at). Today we welcome a new member – click on the final link and hop over to say hello to Viv!

Kate, Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill,
Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Claire, Jean, Jon, Dawn, Jule, Gwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue L, Vera,
Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, Edith, Debbierose and Viv

Here’s to the next ScrapHappy month 🥰

Almost end of Summer Picnic 🧺

It was a lovely day today. Pale grey skies … 19 degrees maximum temperature… lots of trees and birds galore.

It’s nice to be able to plan and get together without having to wait to see if we can. The pandemic has us all conditioned to not make plans too far ahead … but we are slowly and cautiously moving ahead.

With the world still facing turmoil and our continent facing its own constant challenges it was nice to look up at the skies and be thankful. We need to count our blessings all the time and pray hard for the world to settle 🙏