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

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Easter Mini

Here is the Easter mini I made for Peg
Peg has now received it and says she was happy with it, so that makes me happy
Also included was the lovely coaster that Swap Mama Cheryll provided for us all
Too cute

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Photos for FNSI


Last night I once again joined Wendy and the girls for a night of stitching .
Iam slowly working on the patterns we received at LGS
Last night I finished Rosalies stitchery that I started a few days ago
I had previously finished Vikki's Sweet PDF folder
Love both patterns
Don't know as yet what I will turn the stitchery into
I so hate computers
Wont let me put up the photo

Thursday, March 20, 2014

my Easter Mini

My gorgeous Easter mini from a new to me Blogger.
Melanie at pinnyleablogspot
So very cute
Thank you Melanie

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Great weekend

Last weekend I travelled to Melbourne for Lets Get Stitched
Five days of awesome fun and laughter
So great to meet in person the Bloggers I have been talking to for some years ( Photos for those of you who did not recognise me. You might know me next time)
I have not laughed so much in a long time
So much so that we had security at our door and it was only 9.30
Thankyou Viki Fee Joy and Dawn for all your hard work
A special thanks must go to my roomies Vickie and Tracee
and my taxi driver Vickie
Hope I can do it again next year

Sunday, March 2, 2014


My shoes will be travelling in style to LGS this Thursday
Another lovely pattern from Michelle Ridgeway

Saturday, February 22, 2014

More horses

I visited with Wendy and friends and enjoyed some of her delicious vanilla slice Yum my favourite and a little sewing
I should be tidying up and off to bed but am wide awake so thought I would drop by and show a little of what I have been working on tonight
More horse blocks

This is my grand daughter and her horse Shimmy. Love this photo
 I nearly have enough blocks made to start putting them together
Hope you all enjoyed your night

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Paper Crafting

It as raining and cold here today so my friend Mary and I had a paper crafting day
She showed me how to make this pretty folded box
A bit fiddly but well worth the effort

Friday, February 14, 2014


Just wanted to wish you all a lovely Valentines Day
Hope you all get to spend it with loved ones
I made this little mini to hang for the occasion

Monday, February 10, 2014

Initial heart I sent

Just wanted to show the gift I sent to Nanette in The Initial Heart Swap
A folder to keep her
patterns in

Saturday, February 8, 2014

FNWFWhat I got up to

A fun night of sewing with Cheryll and friends
I completed a couple of blocks for my grand daughters horse quilt
Slowly getting a few done
The pattern is in my head so hopefully all will go together nicely sometime in the future

Friday, February 7, 2014

Initial Heart

My beautiful Initial heart arrived today from Nanette
I have just met Nanette and look forward to getting to know her better
You can visit her at
The photo does not do it justice It is full of beads and lace and is just gorgeous
Iam partial to a bit of bling
I sent to Nanette in this swap She has not as yet opened her gift so I cannot show what I sent
Have joined Cheryll and friends for a Friday night of stitching so best be off to do some

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I think I have done something special

I think I have done some thing special although I didn't know it at the time
Some months ago, my friend Diane asked me to do the quilting on a quilt she had made She had macular degeneration and could not see well enough to finish it
While she was away on holidays I finished it
While away she was ill and on her return home was in and out of hospital in Melbourne, so I didn't see her
I kept the quilt hoping she would come home and I could give it to her
She had a series of mini strokes then a big one that left her with no speech and not being able to move one side
Everyone told me she looked terrible
Friday before last I had an overwhelming desire to get the quilt to her She had been moved back to the local hospital so I dropped in
The nurse said I could stay five minutes I showed Diane  the quilt and she smiled and I left it there
Friday just gone Diane passed away So sad
Last night I had a phone call from her daughter who I have only met once. She had just found out where the quilt came from She had never seen it before and it was so different from anything her Mum had made before She asked if her Mum had said who the quilt was to be for She had not told me when I asked
Aparently Diane had made quilts for her parents and when they passed away the quilts were buried with them. Her daughter is convinced Diane made this quilt for her self, though at the time no one knew she was so ill, but she thinks Diane knew
Her daughter was very grateful I finished it
Iam so pleased I got it to her before her passing
A lovely lady at rest

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Let's see if we can get this right??

I think I have worked it out
I really enjoyed doing this stitchery Tried a few new stitches and very happy with the result
Had no idea what I was going to do with it when I had finished but decided to turn it into a folder cover for my accounts
Maybe it will make doing my BAS a little bit more pleasant
The pattern was a gift from  my friend Vickie
Have had a lovely day in the garden today


Help me Please

I have been trying to upload photos but Blogger is not playing the game
I usually post photos from my Picasa album High light the photo Go to Create Publish to Blogger Now it is telling me Error HTTP 404 Not found
Any help would be much appreciated
Why Oh why does it work one minute then not the next? So frustrating

Thursday, December 26, 2013


 Here are the lovely gifts I received from my Secret Santa
 And the inside of the bag
Thank you Melinda and thanks again to Chooky and her helper for another great swap
 My roses
Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas day
Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish all my wonderful Blog friends a very Merry Christmas
You have all helped me through some difficult times and I apreciate each and every one of you
Stay safePosted by Picasa

Monday, December 23, 2013

Santa sack number 6

 The last package from Pat has been opened and oh my goodness Love my new table runner
So much work in it and so beautifully done
Of course Pat included some lovely extras
Thank you Pat for being a lovely swap partner and a very generous one
Thanks to swap mama Cheryll as well She puts so much work into these swaps

 We had a huge storm here last night
Sitting inside watching the lightning when all of a sudden our world turned red
It was actually quite eerie and quite beautiful.
 The sky and the air seemed to be red all around our house
The circles you see are actually rain drops
The photos have not captured it all that well
It lasted about 20 minutes
Posted by Picasa