Sunday, September 8, 2019

September FNWF

Friday night I made a couple more coat hangers A request from a friend 
Nice to know that my work is wanted LOL

I found this poem on Facebook and thought it apropriate
Thank you for my birthday wishes
I still have not been able to get my comment notification working but do appreciate your comments

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday to Me

Thursday was my birthday and I got to open my gifts from the girls in the Fat 1/4 swap
We are to send one fat 1/4 in the recipients colour of choice and a small gift beginning with the first letter of your name
Iam always amazed at what the girls come up with for I
I chose black and white
From Our lovely swap captain and organizer, pictured above, I received Iron on stabilizer and Ink pen

From Anthea a note pad with my initials on it and an infuser

Susan sent some Inch binding

Aster chose to use T and sent a coaster for my Tea cup and Twirls on the fabric

And my main gift came from Julie
She is so cute and beautifully made 
I have decided to call her Jewells
Julie sent me some of her black and white scraps from her stash along with my fat 1/4s Her I gift was an Ideas book and a beautiful handmade card

and a teddy bear bag

I love her Thank you Julie
I just realised I have forgotten to take one photo
A job for another day and a new post
Iam still to receive one parcel 
I was truly blessed by you all and I thank you so much
Will be in touch with you all soon

Saturday, August 17, 2019

August FNSI

August FNSI already
Where has the year gone I keep asking I know
Last night I once again worked on Girls Day Out
Finished this one (not all last night, but finished it last night)

Then started on this one
I have come to the conclusion that I fail at tracing
Anyway I guess they will look ok in the big picture
I also fail at photography Lol
All good All in all I am happy with the results

Friday, August 2, 2019

Christmas in July

I recently joined Cherylls Christmas in July swap
I was partnered with Tracy who I have enjoyed getting to know
I received these lovely goodies

My main gift was this lovely bag Love the colours

We seem to have thought along the same lines
This is the bag I made for Tracy

And some of the extra goodies
Another fun swap Thank you Tracy and of course thanks to Cheryll for once again organizing us
Off to join cyber friends for some stitching now

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Another FNSI Come and Gone

Friday night saw me get a late start with my stitching as I had this little bloke for the day
He keeps me on my toes but is a complete delight
After his Dad picked him up and stayed for Dinner I got into some stitching
Worked on this one

and finished this one
Birthday gifts for a friend who happened to mention she needed coat hangers and got wire ones at the Op Shop
During the week I finished stitching this one Have the lace pinned ready to sew on
Thanks Wendy for keeping me motivated
I have enjoyed seeing Cherylls progress on Girls Day Out and that is making me want to get on with this
Hers looks so pretty

Saturday, July 6, 2019


I have been sadly lacking in motivation , but the past few weeks I seem to have got my MOJO back How exciting is that?
Last night was July FNWF with Cheryll and friends Where on earth has the year gone
Last night I did a little stitching on this Slowly getting there This will be a long term project

Then I sandwiched one of these tops that I whipped up in the last fortnight
Two weeks ago Hubby had to go into hospital for an  ERCP which was supposed to be a day procedure, but he had a slight bleed so much to his discust he had to stay over night 
He went in quite well and came out feeling very ordinary to say the least
Anyway I digress. The Hospital found me a bed for the night in Centenary House which is a Rotary sponsored project for patients and family 
What a great asset this is I had a lovely room with my own ensuite All the rooms have quilts on the 2 single beds
Talking to the manager she said they have a new wing with no quilts 
... So what was I to do but volunteer to make some
Here is where the motivation kicked in I had a purpose

July brings a spate of birthdays in our family so I made some cards

My niece is one of the birthday girls and has just bought a new house so I made her an oven mitt
The beds in my room at Centenary House

Saturday, June 22, 2019


Iam so lacking in motivation at the moment so it is good when I join the girls for some stitching
Thanks Wendy for this weeks motivation
I didn't get a lot done, but at least I picked it up
Working on my Girls Day Out

I am looking after Sam every second Friday
We have such fun and I love having him
Took him to the park and after sliding down the slide with him he wanted more, trying to climb to the top
He only liked the slide though and we did it until I had had enough  He's so young and I'm so old LOL

Sunday, June 9, 2019


June all ready
When I sewed along with my cyber friends on Friday evening I stitched this small block
Iam starting "Girls Day Out"

A photo of the finished quilt

My friend Mary is doing a Quilt as you go These are her blocks laid out on the bed

Iam looking after Sam every second Friday now and loving it.
I took he and Mum shopping this week
Love this photo 
I still have not been able to get my notifacations working so please know that I do read and appreciate your comments

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Been A While

I have been a slack Blogger
Have been keeping busy though
I finished Sam's dinosaur quilt though I just realised this is not the finished photo It has a black border Looks pretty good even if I say so myself

Early May we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary.

I was made a Life Member at T.O.W.N Club
Have battled my weight all my life and going to this local weight loss group has kept me on track I have had the weight off for nearly 12 years now Good to have the support of others
The lady with me in this photo started this group 48 years ago and has barely missed a meeting in that time She will be 90 in October and making plans for our 50th birthday

Had a load of woodchips delivered for the garden 
Pleased to say they are all spread now., by me and my wheel barrow

I admired my room mate at LGSs bag and I was very surprised and thrilled when she sent me one that she made for me
So kind of her and I have used it heaps Very handy bag
If you are still here thankyou for reading to the end
Hope I haven't bored you to much

Saturday, April 20, 2019

April FNSI

OMG where is the time going?
Cannot believe it was the April sew in already
I managed a little bit of stitching
A bit wonky but at least I got to do some My finger kept getting in the way
Happy Easter to all my Blogging friends
Thanks for the comments from my last post 
My finger is slowly healing

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Not much sewing happening at the moment
I smashed my finger just over a week ago
Was helping Hubby shift some rocks in the garden and I lifted one that was to heavy for me and managed to jam my ring finger between two of them Aparently I degloved it
Two hours at the Medical centre having it stitched
I got the stitches out on Monday It still looks a mess but is healing nicely

Since I haven't got any sewing to show I will let you see my attempt at Easter decorating
Unfortunately my Comment notifacation has gone again and I cannot seem to get it back Will keep trying but if I don't reply to you then you will know why
I do love to get comments

Saturday, April 6, 2019

April FNWF

I had an early start yesterday when a friend came over and we sandwiched her quilt then we did mine
So much easier with help
Then last night I finished my stitchery from Vickie Colliers Lgs pattern
I best be away Am working at the Op Shop this afternoon

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

More From LGS

I have always wanted to make a block keeper, but never got around to it
I have just finished this beauty from a pattern by the LGS Nutters
Very happy with it
The beautiful fabric I used was from an Op Shop find
I won this handy folder on Games night

My beautiful mug bag made by Vicky

And my gifts from my Roomies
Just realised I forgot to take a photo of the gifts I made them
This is the front view of the Mug Bag I made for the Swap

Back view
All in all a wonderful weekend and I came home with lots of goodies

Saturday, March 16, 2019

March FNSI Zipper Crazy

Since my friend showed me how to put a zipper in I have gone a bit crazy
Last Night when I joined Wendy and friends for our monthly sew in I whipped up two bags
The first one is passable but my second is much better
Last weekend I had a wonderful time in Melbourne for the annual LGS weekend
I have not been able to make it for the last three years so it was wonderful to be part of it this year
We dressed up for
the Games night which had an Alice in Wonderland theme
Visited Lucello's and had loads of fun
More photos to share but will leave them for another post