Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fat 1/4 gifts

The sweet girls in my fat 1/4 birthday swap have spoiled me so much
From the lovely Wendy

Claire made this red beauty for me Love it Thankyou Claire

From our wonderful swap Mama The gorgeous Cheryll

A lovely red fat from Sue

A cute needle case and scissor holder along with some more red from O"Faigh
Lovelies from Pat

One of Peg's special journals came with more reds and some choccies Delicious Thanks Peg
Thank you all for making my birthday so special
More photos to share but will save them for another day

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Walter has come to live with me

Shez over at Enjoying Life is the most generous soul
I was lucky to be the recipient of a gift from Shez in her RAK
She has been doing a few of these surprise giveaways
So Meet Walter
He is sooooooooooo cute
I think he will stay hanging on my cupboard
Too cute to bring out only at Christmas
He is a Michelle Ridgway design
Thank you so much Shez
A lovely sunny day here I should be out in the garden and not playing here
Have come down with a head cold and feel lousy, so Iam being lazy

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Nurses bags for FNSI

Patchwork and Stitching magazine are holding a charity drive and are asking readers to make little nurses bags for nurses in third world countries
So last night along with the lovely Wendy and friends I whipped up a few
I would make some more but am having trouble sourcing what the magazine calls twill tape and the lady at my local shop calls herringbone tape
I tried the internet with little success and it is really quite expensive at my shop
Probably not looking in the right place on the internet
Not real cluey at Internet shopping
Must be my lucky week because Iam to be the lucky recipient of one of the lovely random acts of kindness gifts from the lovely Shez and just heard from Lisa that Travelling treasures will be coming my way
Show you when they get here

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Boy Oh Boy It's Cold

Cold enough to snow and been blowing a gale
Had planned to sew all day yesterday... an early start for my Friday night with friends hosted by the lovely Cheryll but the best laid plans and all that
We had trees over fences so had to do a bit of helping outside before I got to start
I managed to finish this coat hanger, at least I did something
My first grandson turned 21 on Wednesday
Cannot believe I have a grandson that old
Iam too young
The little boy belongs to a friend of my daughter

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Gifts I sent

These are the gifts I sent to Sandra of Masons Mumblings Blog for the Christmas in July swap

Friday, July 25, 2014

Today Was The Day

Finally  after much anticipation, the day is here to open our Christmas in July parcels
First I opened the one marked tree
A divine wall hanging and some extras

The next to be opened was Holly
The cutest slippers with embroidered heart and holly and again some lovely extras
Then there came star
I cannot crochet, so loved these stars
Also included were some Christmas pegs to hang my cards with
And again some lovely extras
I was so lucky to receive from the lovely Pat (no Blog)
Thank you so much Pat Love all my gifts
And a big thankyou also to our wonderful swap Mama Cheryll

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Friday Night stitchings

Last night, once again I joined with the lovely Wendy and the girls for a night of sewing fun
I made a laptop bag for my Aunt
Let's just say, far from the best bag I have ever made, but I think Auntie will be happy with it
Off to see what every one else got up to

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Inspirational words for Maria

This is the mini I sent to Maria at Life on the Block Blog in Cheryll's 12" mini swap
Another great swap
Thanks Cheryll for hosting

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Elephant finished

My elephant is now gracing the cover of a sketch book A birthday gift for a dear artist friend
I also made a folder cover for another friend
I' am getting a little worried about my Inspirational Words Mini
I posted it over two weeks ago and it seems it still has not arrived
Come on Australia post This is ridiculous!! It would have got to the USA in half the time

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Help Please. Blogger is not playing nice

When I sign into my dashboard, usually I get all the posts from friends Iam following show up
All of a sudden only one post is showing from whoever posted last and when I press View all nothing happens
I hate this computer!!!

Saturday, June 21, 2014


Last night the lovely Wendy was our host for another night of stitching with friends
I started work on this applique
A Jennidee Mills design from Patchwork and Stitching
Unfortunately my appliflex wouldn't stick so I ended up tacking the pieces down
Not ideal and made the lovely project less pleasurable
Over the weekend I will drop by to see what the rest of you got up to

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Inspirational Words

Iam a member of Cheryll's 12" mini club
The theme this time was embroidered inspirational words
I was lucky enough to receive this beauty from Shez
Her work is beautiful and this mini suits me to a tea
I enjoy nothing more than having a cup of tea with a friend and pink to I love pink
Thank you so much Shez
It is now proudly hanging in my dining room
My mini is on its way to????
You didn't seriously think I was going to tell you did you

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Two little Finishes

I found a scrap booking album at the Op Shop It had some damage to the cover and it was very cheap Like $1.00 cheap
I had been wondering what to do with my Rosalie Quinlan stitchery that we got at LGS so I turned it into an album cover and my thoughts are to scrap my LGS photos in it

I also finished Leanne Milsom's winter warmers candle mat The pattern was in Patchwork and Stitching last month

Saturday, June 7, 2014

FNWF....; Cushion

Once again I joined Cheryll and the girls for some sewing

I made this cushion to go with the horse quilt
It was a quick and easy pattern and Iam well pleased with the result
Off to watch the grandies play footy and netball now on this cold wet morning
I will be back tonight to check on what the rest of you got up to

Friday, May 30, 2014

Dan's Horse quilt

Last night I finished sewing down the binding on my Grand daughters horse quilt
All that is left to do now is put a label on it
Finished in plenty of time Her birthday is not until August
Not the best photo
I find large quilts very hard to photograph

Now Iam making a little accessory to go with it

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Joined the lovely Wendy last night for our monthly sewing night
I worked on some secret stuff so cannot show what I did
How ever I can show a couple of things I have been working on these past weeks
I finished another of Michelle Ridgeway's lovely shoe bags

I was given some pre printed stitcheries for Christmas and have completed these two

Going for a walk now then getting stuck into the garden while the weather is nice
Thanks Wendy for another successful evening of sewing

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Friday night sewing

Once again I joined The Friday night girls for a night of sewing
I made myself a pattern folder cover
Thanks Cheryll for hosting once again
I have signed up for the Christmas in July swap once again
It was a fun swap last year
Off to watch my grand daughter play net ball now

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter and late FNSI Posting

Wishing all my special Blog friends a very happy and safe Easter
A little late in showing my FNSI results
My Aunt had admired the bag I received from Pat in the Santa sack swap at Christmas so I decided to make her one for her birthday
She loved it and it is now packed in her suitcase and travelling to New York with her next week
Thanks Wendy for inviting us all over

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Friday night Stitching

I didn't get as much done last night when I joined Cheryll and the girls for a night of stitching.
I did finish the binding on my Easter runner

During the after noon
I pinned the horse quilt ready for quilting
I had hoped to make a start on the quilting but my friend rang and asked me to help her with the pub raffle
We sold tickets for the local hospital where my daughter used to nurse so I could not say no
By the time I got home I only had time to sew the binding on the runner
At least that is finished