Wednesday, 31 August 2011

August Blocks

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Yay my last 2 blocks are finished. I saved the partridge in a pear tree until last as it is my fave block. Now to join them up…………

I have so many things on the go at the moment I’m not sure when I will get to them.

I’ve even been to busy to blog & I have so many things to blog about!!!!!!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

I have some very exciting news.

Guess what we bought???


It’s a little scary at the moment but hopefully it will be very pretty, very soon. It’s been used as a travelling billboard to promote a backpacker hotel in Sydney. A lot of sanding & a few coats of paint & it will be lovely.

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I’d already taken down the curtains & started cleaning in this shot.


The top bench lifts up & the towel rail is a handle to pull the front down. There should be a gas stove in there but it’s missing, so we’ll be on the look out for one.cupboard

The inside is pretty much original it just needs a damned good scrub!!!!!

I did plan to take lots of before pics but after opening the door & finding it ‘very’ musty I got stuck in opening the windows, getting the cupboards open & pulling out all the drawers to try & freshen it up. I quickly took a few pics then reefed out all the mattresses, which are mouldy underneath, that certainly didn’t help with the smell.

Details: It’s a 14’ Don caravan, which were manufactured in  Oakleigh, Melbourne from 1923 to the early 60’s. We believe this one was built in the late 50’s. The interior is a very original & is in very good condition. It was owned by a family in Queensland until a year ago when it was purchased for a hotel promotion. Luckily all the changes are external & easy to rectify.

If you should know anything about Don vans I’d love to hear from you.

Oh & of course she needs a name. The frontrunner at the moment is Lucy for several reasons.

a. I love Lucy. (Lucille Ball) Smile

b. I love the Lucy movie, The Long, Long Trailer

c. Last Saturday was the 100th anniversary of Lucy’s birth.

All name suggestions welcome.

I’m still on the look-out for a little bubble caravan As long as I don’t get carried away & end up with a collection of caravans like I did antique sewing machines, lol.

I’ve bought a few bits & bobs to go in it. I’ll save them for the next post. Smile


Thursday, 4 August 2011

July Books


Three quite different books, all op shop finds. Smile

A Year in Provence was a humourous account of Peter Mayle’s first year living in France, with the trials & tribulations of renovating where time is counted in seasons rather than days, weeks or months.

The Flowers of Ballygrace is a nice story set in Ireland. & The Wimbledon Poisoner was a very humourous account of failed attempts to murder a nagging wife.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

My assistant Zaphod

I decided to trace off the final block in the Tis the Season set this morning. How lucky Zaphod was on hand to help. :-)
last block
Apparently the light box is a nice comfy spot.

July Blocks

Just a little late, though they were stitched in June. With dd’s birthday at the end of June, & 3 more in July in our home, it’s our ‘busy’ month.

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