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

Sunday, February 11, 2018

I need Help PLEASE

My grandchildren and my daughter decided I needed to get with the times so they gave me an iPhone 6 for Christmas
Iam loving it BUT there are some things I cannot figure out
I wanted to put my Blog on there so I typed in the Blog name but that is all I get Just my posts Cannot see anything else No other posts and cant do anything on it Just look
Is there some body who can tell me how Please
Trouble is This Smart phone is smarter than me
On January 29th I became a great Grandmother to this gorgeous little Bloke
Samuel Brendan Tiziani
He is a good baby and his Mum says he sleeps all the time
I have not as yet seen him properly awake

I had a couple of little finishes

Terrible photo 
I didn't realise and have given the bag away
Another of Michelles fabulous designs

Sunday, January 21, 2018


I had no Internet yesterday so could not show what I did for our Friday night sew in
I always have a tablecloth or placemats on my table
I only have one set of placemats which were made for me some years ago by our lovely hostess Wendy
I needed a spare set for when they are in the wash so when my sister gave me this Elvis fabric for my birthday I thought they would make great placemats
Finished one
We are in the middle of a little heat wave Hoping today will bring some relief
My first great grandchild was due yesterday but it seems he is in no hurry to make his presence known

Saturday, January 6, 2018

First FNWF for 2018

This little fellow came for a visit yesterday afternoon
Pleased to say he just passed through
I know he could have had fun digging in my garden

Last night I joined Cheryl and friends for the first get together for 2018
I put this Michelle Ridgeway designed shoe bag together
I had prepared the stitchery ahead of time
It is for a friend who requested one when she saw one I had made a while ago
I gave one in our Quilt group Khris Kringle and the recipient loved it'
Even rang the next day to thank me again
Off to see what everyone else got up to
A hot one predicted here today so inside stitching with the air con for me I think

Thursday, December 28, 2017

No Fuss Christmas Swap

I joined only one Christmas swap this year
I received these beautiful gifts from Lynda

A tea rowel
A cute Christmas button
A tin of jelly beans

And this gorgeous bag

It is beautifully made and comes with a Christmas button on the zipper pull
Loved all my gifts
Thank you so much Lynda and a big thanks to Sandi for organizing this swap
I forgot to take a photo of what I sent to Maria but you can see the gifts on Marias Blog or the No Fuss Blog

Saturday, December 23, 2017

FNSI FIrst there was one

A little while ago our lovely FNSI host The beautiful Wendy shared a tutorial on Facebook to make these fabric snowflakes
My niece saw them when I shared the post and wanted one
Then her Mum decided she would like one as well

Now I have to make myself one
Thanks Wendy for sharing and for the wonderful job you have done throughout the year in getting us all together for a fun night of crafting
Merry Christmas to all my wonderful Blogging friends

Monday, December 11, 2017

Slack Blogger

I have been such a slack Blogger
Reading and catching up with others but not Blogging myself
I have a few projects on the go and a couple of little finishes
Wedding cards for a couple of weddings I attended recently
Finished this country quilt Terrible photo
A day trip to the Cranbourne Australia gardens
Great place to spend a day
My No 1 grandson and I at the wedding

Tablecloth for Mum for Christmas

Have more to show but will leave them for another day
Hopefully not in the too distant future

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas is coming

Last night I once again joined with Wendy and friends for a night of stitching
Very pleased with what I achieved I made up a complete Advent Calendar
I was given the panel of pockets some time ago

In the past few days I have also made this quilt panel into a cot quilt for a new baby who will be joining our family around Christmas
Had a skin cancer taken off the back of my neck and have eight stitches
The Doc told me not to do to much with my arm for fear of splitting the stiches, so whats a girl  supposed to do but sew?
Hope everyone else had a great night too