Megsy memories

It is almost a year since my younger sister died.  There are so many times that I think of her and yesterday when I made this apple cake my thoughts were drawn to her again.  I miss her lots.

Sisters, granddaughters and birthdays

We went to Canberra to celebrate our youngest granddaughter’s first birthday.  Her birthday is a day before my eldest sister’s birthday.  My elder sisters both celebrated their birthdays this month with my eldest sister celebrating her 80th birthday which is quite a milestone.  She is a keen golfer and still plays golf twice a week…

How fortunate we are to have family

The last few weeks it has really hit home to me, even more, the vital role that family plays in my life.  I already appreciated the fact that I have come from a large family and that I am very fortunate to have my husband and three wonderful children but the last week has made me appreciate…

Home is where the heart is

For my sister’s 60th birthday I decided to make a lap quilt. I always have scraps and this quilt made use of many of those scraps. My sister’s husband is Japanese/Australian and so I included Japanese fabrics too. The patchwork hearts were machined together and then all the hearts were hand sewn onto the quilt…

The Cookbook Collector and dot coms.

What a delicious book. I loved this from start to finish.  I was able to lose myself in some romance while learning a little about the rise and fall of dot com companies.  Add in the September 11 disaster, sisters and family history mysteries and this is a book that should keep you reading. From…