Saturday, October 6, 2018

Where did September go

Time is flying by. It was time again last night for another FNWF.
I had visitors for a short time so didn't achieve as much as I hoped.
I made this little fellow for a friends baby's first birthday.
I think he is pretty cute. 
Not much of any great excitement happening around here. 
The weather is being kinder so will be able to get out in the garden. It is in dire need of some weeding

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Last night when I joined Wendy and friends for another Friday night sewing I did some secret sewing so can't show up to much of what I Got up to

Any way I achieved a fair bit 
Iam feeling much better than but it has taken awhile to come good. Hubby is really crook with it
We are lucky in our part of Aus. We have . We have had plenty of rain. Wishing we could send it where it is needed. 
Hubby has been watching the footy. What pathetic performances by two club
He is happy. His team is in the Grand final. Go Pies

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Friday night is sewing

Last night I was Cheryl's guest for her monthly sewing night. Iam working on using up some of my fabric stash
Probably turn into a really nice unique quilt
I have come down with the dreaded head cold and a massive headache. Bed early for me I think

Friday, August 31, 2018

Birthday fat quarters

The past few years I have taken part in the birthday fat quarter swap, hosted by the lovely Cheryl.
It was my birthday last Wednesday and I was happy to open my gifts My special gift this year came from our swap Mama herself. I received this lovely wall hanging.
We are also to include a small gift starting with the first letter of our name.
Cheryl sent me a Biro.... Ink and some Impressions thread.
From Anthea. I I needed a few more of these clips 

From Asta
Icecube tray and Indigo thread

Julie sent me a shopping bag.... Ideal alternative to a plastic bag and beautiful hand made card

From Sue an Indian embroidered bag

And from Jeanette a fridge magnet n the shape of an I
Thank you to all you lovely girls. I Loved all my gifts
I am still trying to sort out the my message reply thing. 
Finally got a message from Gmail this morning so hopefully now I can reply to you again 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Op Shopping

A few weekends ago I went to stay with my sister and she took me Op Shopping
I came home with these fabrics and all for under $10.00
I love Op Shopping and had a great time with my sister
I have tried to fix my comment reply problem so hopefully I will get some comments so I can see if it works
Fingers crossed
A big frost here this morning so Iam looking forward to a nice afternoon in the garden

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Cot quilt

My niece had a baby girl last week, so I have been making her a cot quilt. 
Just have to add
Some borders and it is done
I have had the pleasure of looking after Sam this week. His Mum is doing an online course and had placement this week.
I am more than happy to help out.
He has been a good boy  I just don't like the early start to my day.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Making Roads

Last night it was wet cold and windy. What better way to spend the evening than to sit by a warm cosy fire and join the FNSI girls for a night of stitching
I added a border to Sam's quilt

White lines on the road. Forty of them.  Iam about half way through. Back to it tonight.
Thanks Wendy for inviting us

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Shirt for cushion back

Lynda loved her penguin cushion
Iam going down later and will get a photo of the back Did try to do it with the other post but couldn't get a decent photo with the Tablet.  As I said "still learning"
Also I have to work out how to reply to your messages since that was changed too
Too old for all this learning
Any way basically you cut the front off a shirt.... I was lucky to find two really good quality black cotton shirts at the Op Shop.... leaving it buttoned up you use it as the opening for your cushion cover
Very neat and easy as I cannot do a zip to save myself
Not very good at explaining but will put a photo up later today hopefully
It was the first time I have tried this and will be doing it again
You can also leave the pocket on if you wanted and use it to store the remote
Hope this helps

Saturday, August 4, 2018


Last weekend when my daughter came to visit she had a picture of a cushion that she wanted me to make for her.
So last night I made this for her. She is coming for lunch today so I hope she likes it. She wants another one with the penguin facing the other way. I used the shirt method to make the back. I found two matching black shirts in the Op shop. I will use this idea again
I am still learning how to use this Tablet. Taking forever to do this post
Thanks Cheryll for another enjoyable night sewing with friends
Just heard Lynda is bringing Sam. Yay

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Doing a happy dance

Finally after I reckon about two years it is finally finished and I am extremely happy with the results.
 Hard to get a good photo

Saturday, July 21, 2018


It has been a while since I joined Wendy and friends for a stitching evening Life gets so busy sometimes
Don't know how I ever found time to work
I worked on quilting my Aussie quilt
This quilt has been a long time in the making with lots of reverse sewing because the pattern ended up so long and narrow, then the designer decided not to produce patterns for the borders
Pleased to say the end is near
No 2 grandson celebrated his 21st birthday two weekends back
And I got to babysit this little fellow while the young ones celebrated
He was such a good boy 
He is welcome back anytime
Off to do some more on my Quilt
Have a great weekend

Saturday, July 7, 2018


Seems I only post when I join with friends for a night of stitching ask did last night. I worked on a quilt for Sam who I get to babysit tonight. This is my first post with my new tablet. See how it works 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

FNWF for June

Friday night was our monthly get together with crafting friends
Once again thanks to Cheryll for inviting us
I did a little knitting
Long time since I have knitted but I enjoyed it

Such a good little man

Then I did some scrap booking
A very enjoyable evening

Saturday, June 2, 2018

A small finish and a break away

A bit slack on the Blogging front
I finished a table runner for my nephews girlfriend 
Pleased to say she loved it
Pattern by Jenny Reynolds
Hubby and I managed a few days away
Went up the coast to Eden Perfect weather and had a lovely break and NO the graffiti was not my work

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Not Ideal

This is not the ideal way to do applique
Last night I joined Wendy and friends world wide for a night of stitching
I decided my Australiana quilt needed state names , so I worked on them Not so easy when the quilt is sewn together, but I managed

Also did a little work on the new border
What do you think?

Today I got to look after this little bloke for the day
He is such a good little boy
Cannot believe he will be 3 months old on Moday

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Cake and Candles

I was the lucky winner of Antheas birthday Cake and candles giveaway
Not the best photo but I did love my little sewing kit with some lovely extras in the pockets
Thankyou so much Anthea
I have been along time reader of Antheas Blog
Bloggy friendships really are the best
My friend Mary (no blog) has just finished Michelles Tea cup teddies 
This is a better photo of my goodies

Saturday, April 7, 2018

And Now It's April FNWF

Where on earth does the time go?
For FNSI I asked for advice on my Australiana quilt
I have decided to go with an appliqued border of native birds and flowers
Last night I got some applique ready and did a little blanket stitch on one
Thanks everyone for your thoughts

Then I made another snowflake for a friend who gifted me a the green fabric It is sparkly which does not show up in the photo
Today we are going to get some wood
Keeping warm is hard work
I will be back over the weekend to see what every one else got up to

Saturday, March 24, 2018

FNSI March And I need your Opinion

Last night when I joined Wendy and world wide friends for a stitching night I worked on my Australiana Quilt
This quilt was a row by row block of the month from Sue of Quilted Hugs by Sue
She faithfully gave the rows every month But then she decided to let us do our own Borders
I have a few ideas floating around in my head

I had these blocks left over from another project and thought they might work
Layng them out on my design floor Iam not so sure
I would really value your opinions please
What are your thoughts I wont be offended

I made an Easter basket for little Samuels first Easter and a birthday card for a dear friend Not all last night either LOL

Saturday, March 3, 2018

March (already) FNWF, Mums 90th and Five Generations

Finished this Shamrock table runner last night when I stitched along with worldwide friends
The best thing about these sewing nights is that it makes me Blog
There are now 5 Generations in our family

My first Great Grandchild
Samuel Brendan 
He is so cute and such a good baby
Sleeping for up to six hours at a time