Thursday, June 30, 2011

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!! (Teddy Bears Picnic)

OMG I forgot it was Thursday and the Teddy Bears Picnic. I took an annual leave day yesterday to finish a baby quilt for a friend who was leaving today and got my days mixed up.
My bear for today's picnic has been 'away' for a while and has just been released.
I thought he was appropriate seeing I had visited the old Melbourne Gaol just recently.
Ted actally came from Freemantle Gaol, but I'm sure he's rehabilitated and would love to join the other teds at Melody's Teddy Bear Picnic.
He hasn't had time to get any new clothes yet!

This picture is the quilt I made for my colleague and it has a ted on it so it's appropriate. It was very gratefully received by the way.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday Treasures

I am joining Melody's Tuesday Treasures with a couple of photos from a recent weekend in Melbourne with my youngest daughter. I love visiting Melbourne, it has a different vibe than Sydney. I always seem to spend too much money though.
The pictures I have are of the beautiful Victorian State Library. I had never been there before but my daughter had so she took me along.
The white interior gives it a lovely open feel. The Mitchell Gallery in Sydney is beautiful too but this one just seems so light and airy. I would love to have had time to explore further.

These old building are indeed our national treasures and Melbourne does it so well!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Teddy Bears Picnic

My other life (full-time job) has taken over just recently and not allowed any 'me' time. But I was determined to take part in the Teddy Bears Picnic this week.
The sun is shining, even though it is VERY cold here in Sydney. The westerly winds (gales) have blown all the smog away and the harbour view was crystal clear when I was on my walk this morning.

My contribution this week is a teddy quilt that I made for a particular person but was not wanted. Very disappointing at the time but now I am glad I can share it with other teddy lovers and the teddies will have a nice rug to sit on.

I can't remember who designed the patten but I did buy it in Australia and it was originally shown in vintage colours. I made it in mauves and other lovely florals.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bandaged Bear

Bandaged bear would like to join the Teddy Bears Picnic today as he has been inside recovering from his injuries. I hope it's not too late.
He is another one of my charity bears, the funds help the Westmead Childrens Hospital here in Sydney and Bandaged Bear Day is in March each year.
For many years I collected the miniature version but must have discarded them sometime ago as I am unable to find the box they were in. Every year was a different colour.
This one is about 8 inches tall and very plush.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I'm off to join Esther's WIP on Wednesday. I actually have two this week. The first is the next panel on my Teddy Bears Christmas Quilt.

This one is quite cute with the bears poking out of the tree.

The second is my third block of Esther's wonderful Hearts Desire' quilt.

I would rather be working on these than heading out in this cold, windy, wet weather!