Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Christmas in July. Another fun swap

My partner in this Christmas swap was the lovely Noni from http://firefliesandcatsinthegarden.blogspot.com/
 She does the most exquisite cross stitch
She stitched a top for this Christmas box
It was full of lovely goodies
So cute

And just look at these two beautiful hangers
Thank you so much Noni
It was nice to get different gifts this year in the form of cross stitch instead of quilting
These are the gifts I sent to Noni
She has posted way better photos than me, so pop over to her Blog for a look

I have noticed that some of the trees I make tend to curl at the sides
If I have sent you one and it does I have found that a wooden scewer inserted through the back fixes this problem
Thanks to Cheryll for another great swap

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Another FNSI Done and Dusted

Friday night saw me joining with Wendy and friends for a night of stitching
I have set myself a challenge to not buy any fabric and only use from my stash
So far Iam doing very well with only a few very minor purchases from Op Shops
So on a wet and cold Friday night I set to work making nine patch blocks
I did make many more than what Iam showing
Now Iam off to see what others got up to

Saturday, June 25, 2016

This n that

Made a few cards
Finished a "Lorraine's Flowers" table runner

More cards

Working on a charity quilt with the girls at my quilting group

The scene from my back door this morning
Christmas in July parcels sent and sent also my Klaytons Christmas gift
Ah Life is good

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Kitchen Kapers

My lovely gifts from Anita in the No Fuss Kitchen swap

I absolutely love this tea towel
Will definitely not be using it to dry dishes
I think it will be used to cover things on my bench or table
Thanks to all concerned for another fun swap
Now time to think about the Claytons Christmas no fuss swap

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival

Every second year a Tea Cosy Festival is held in our little town

These are just a small selection of some of the tea cosies on display

Yesterday I worked at the Festival for the first time
I was astounded at the amount of  interest with people coming from as far away as Castlemaine just to see our display

Also astounding was the amount of talent out there .....and imagination

Entries in the completion also came from all over the country. The organizers gave it an immense amount of publicity

Well done to all concerned

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tin Opening Day

So beautifully wrapped

Yesterday was open day for out tins
What lovely gifts I received from Helen and a lovely tin
Thank you Helen
I will have fun with my gifts
I did not get to open my gifts until this morning
Yesterday we woke up to howling winds. I thought it was bad here but when I went to pick up my grand daughter... OMG I could not believe how bad it was at their house
Trees down everywhere and shed roofs banging madly
It was quite scary
I took her for the day and when Lynda got home from work she found the roof of one shed on her front lawn It had smashed a gate and taken out the house power on its way
Power will hopefully be reconnected today
Upside was I got to have them here for the night
Fortunately all their animals were safe

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Stuff a Tin and Calendar Bears

Iam a No Fuss Swapper
My parcel in the Stuff a Tin swap arrived from Helen
It looks so pretty Looking forward to opening day

I finally finished my Calendar Bears quilt
A Michelle Ridgway design
Iam a big fan of her work
Very happy with it

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Old Grey Fergie

My latest finish
Thanks for the emails regarding my fall
I am feeling better
Still some what stiff and a few bruises but getting there

Saturday, April 16, 2016

FNSI April

Another FNSI with Wendy over at Sugarlane Quilts has come and gone
Where does the time go?
I made myself a little storage box
Actually not that little I used precut 10" squares Will definitely be making more of these
Feeling a bit sore and sorry for myself tonight
Our new puppy pulled some rope down off the caravan and I got my foot caught up in it and went down like a ton of bricks
Luckily I didn't fall on my new knee Could have been a problem then
My other knee is sore though and my backside is bruised
I asked my specialist after my Op what I was allowed to do He said No running No jumping and No falling over

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Lead Lighting

My friend Mary does the most magnificent lead lighting
I have always admired it
Last week I was lucky enough to have her give me a lesson and this is what I came home with
It is very special and I love it
It now has pride of place in my dining room window
Thanks Mary
Looking forward to my next creation though I don't think it will replace my patchwork

Saturday, April 2, 2016


Last night it was time for another FNSI when I joined with Cheryl and friends for an evening of sewing
I decided it was time to start putting my "Lasting Legacy" blocks together, after putting it off for some time
Pleased with the results so far

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter FNSI

I joined Wendy and the girls for some Easter weekend sewing pleasure
I am quite pleased with what I have achieved
I whipped up this blue wren wall hanging as a Mother's Day gift for my Mum who collects blue wren items
A few hexies and made up some coathangers and stitched another one
Hope everyone is enjoying their Easter

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Happy Easter

I wish all my Bloggy friends a happy and safe Easter
This is the mug rug I sent to Narelle in the No Fuss Easter swap
I do hope she liked it

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Easter Mug Rug No Fuss Swap

Recently I joined the No Fuss Easter swap
I was lucky enough to receive from Teresa
I have long admired her work and now Iam lucky enough to have my own piece of her work
Thank you Teresa
I love it
I sent to Narelle I have not heard from her yet so will show what I sent once I do
Another fun swap
Thanks girls

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Foster Show

Last weekend the annual Foster Show was held
Danielle (my GD) rode in the Grand Parade
A group of local artists got together and made horse rugs to honour Horses in War
Danielle and some of her friends were asked to dress in military uniform and lead the grand parade
She looked so cute in the uniform, but found it very itchy and she now sympathises with our brave soldiers
Danielle and Shimmy

A couple of the rugs

Proud Nana.
We enjoyed watching her ride around the oval and I think the show was a success

Thursday, February 18, 2016

It's been a While

It has certainly been a while between posts
Have been a bit unwell" Gall stones"
Feeling some what better now thank goodness
I had my gall bladder removed about 35 years ago, so could not believe I had stones after all this time
I knew you could still get them but after all this time Really?
Have not done much on the sewing front.
I did complete this quilt magic thingy A gift for a friend
Hopefully I will be back on a more regular basis now I am feeling better

Saturday, January 9, 2016

FNWF 2016

When I had my knee op back in October I thought I would get heaps of stitching done while recuperating, but alas my mojo up and left
Pleased to say it returned last night when I joined Cheryll and friends for our first sewing night of the New Year
I have been stitching along with Michelle's block of the month from A country Threads magazine and had been keeping up
I was two months behind after my op
Got them finished and started sewing the borders on last night
Pleased with my progress
Now just hoping Mo hangs around,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year

Wishing all my lovely Bloggy friends a Happy New Year and trust 2016 will be kind to you all
As we do not spend Christmas day at my house any more I do not bother putting up the big Christmas tree
Hubby made me this little beauty this year

Yesterday I made this little bag to keep her decorations in. I have decided that I will be cancelling December from now on
Bad things always seem to come our way in December
Hubbys father passed away many years ago in Dec
I lost my daughter this same month
Hubby had a serious accident 20 years ago
This last year Lorraine's old horse had to be put down The last of Her pets He lived a long life 35 years
Our nephew passed away the week before Christmas 2015
then our new puppy got run over just after Christmas
Can I cancel December?

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Santa Sack 2015

I cannot believe how long it has been since I have Blogged
I had such fun opening my lovely gifts from Rhonda
Rhonda is a new Blogger so pop over and pay her a visit

And these gifts from lovely Bloggers Lyn Vickie and Maria
Thanks girls
And a big thankyou to Cheryll for another wonderful swap