Annie and her girl!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Tootgarook here we come!

This is one of the pages I completed!

On the 21, 22 & 23 October a group of us headed off to Tootgarook for a scrapbooking weekend, the house we stay in is divine, it is set up high on a hill with much privacy. It has the most amazing bathroom, the shower has no screen, the spa is massive and if you need to go to the loo that too is very inviting, the window has no curtain and whatever you are doing you get a view of the bay!

This year my girlfriend Jackie came with me, along the way we stopped for a lovely meal and a glass of vino!

The weekend was a hoot, we have been getting together for a number of years now and everyone of us has the task of doing a meal and trust me we are so well fed. One of the best things about these weekends is that you get to do alot of scrapbooking, everything is left out and you don't have to pack up until you are ready to leave on late Sunday afternoon.

Here we are enjoying lunch on one of the balconies.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Good Day For Baking

So good to find some time to finally do some baking, check out these 'choc chip cookies'.
Absolutely divine!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Gone but not forgotten!

24 years ago today we received the dreaded news that my beautiful mother was involved in a car accident, the day was 4th October 1987. We did not know what we were in for, our lives were changed forever by that one phone call. It still feels surreal and not a day goes by that the lovely Annie is not thought of by one of us. Each year I relive the days events from the 4th to the 8th October, the day of her funeral. How I wish I could turn the clock back and have my mum back. RIP to my beautiful, gentle, best mum in the whole wide world!  

Simple Pleasures

This little beauty is a housewarming present I made for a special girlfriend.

Monday, September 26, 2011


I love patchwork and embroidery, on Sunday I decided to turn these little beauties into cushions for my bed!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

My paper bag album

This is a paper bag album I have just finished for little Sunday Margaret.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My nephews and nieces....

The little people in my life, how I adore them!

What do you all think?

Some of my Knic Knacs

Three of my favourite quilts that I made.
A Girl's Day Out
My Family Quilt
My nephew Thomas's quilt

Guess Who?

The love of my life at 18 months of age!

 What a journey it has been 30 years is a long time. Love you babe!

My Boys

Dayle, Alex and Brad

Hello Again,

I would like to introduce three amazing individuals, my adult sons, Brad is 28, Dayle is 26 and Alex is 20, these boys have made a huge impact in my life, they have taught me so many things. I love spending time with each of them and having chats about this and that. I am blessed to have these gorgeous men in my life!

Dayle & Anke

Dayle and Anke met in Germany in May 2009, from the moment they met they fell in love and have been inseparable. I was lucky enough to meet Anke and her beautiful family in Germany last year. Anke came to Australia in November 2010 and we have had the pleasure of getting to know her better for the past 10 months.
I love the only daughter in my life! 

My Dad

Rita, Dad, Me and Chris

It is  hard to believe my dad turned 70 last year, he is the eldest son born to Carmen and Joseph Magri, he is one of eight siblings, throughout his life he has been hardworking, loves a good laugh, is the biggest trickster I know and has been there for us through thick and thin. He has been an amazing influence in my life and I am grateful he taught me discipline, respect and no matter what to never give up. Love you Dad!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Magri Family

This is my family before we immigrated to Australia in 1972.

Annie - this is for you!

I am dedicating this blog to my mum Annie who passed away 24 years ago, not a day goes past when I don't think of her, she was an amazing individual with hazel eyes fair skin and light brown hair. Her life revolved around her family, her husband George and  her children, my sister Rita, brother Chris and me of course. She also adored her two grandsons Bradley and Dayle and had she lived she would have been blessed with more grandchildren Alex, Adam, Maddii, Lilly, Thomas and Benjamin as well as her daughter and son in laws Laura, Ray and Max.

How blessed we were to have you in our lives. Love you Mum!