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

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Gail Pan Day

Last Friday I was lucky enough to attend a Gail Pan work shop with a friend who goes all the time
I was pleased  to meet my Blogging friend Jo from Butterz Blogspot
She was as nice as I thought she would be

Lucky again because I won one of Gails Lovely patterns

Here are Jo and I with Gail herself
I had a great day but took few photos, so pop over and see Jo She took some good ones

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

How Sweet is That

Today I had to go to a friends funeral She was only 51
Needless to say I was feeling a bit down, but when Hubby collected the mail I received a lovely surprise which Cheered me up no end
Just look what the gorgeous Maria from Life on the Block sent me to keep me entertained while I recuperate from my knee surgery
Thank you so much Maria
I will enjoy stitching this
Bloggers are the best
Hugs for you sweet Maria

Monday, October 19, 2015

A little win and post op news

I was the lucky October winner of Cheryll's FNWF
Look at this lovely parcel of goodies
 that was waiting for me when I came home from hospital
The best medicine that made me smile
thank you so much Cheryll
I have very little black in my stash so this is perfect
My Op last Monday went very well
I was up walking with a frame hours after surgery and walking with crutches the very next day
The pain I had before surgery seems to be gone Now it is mainly stiffness around the knee which is very swollen
I had three nights in hospital and home on the fourth day
Taking it easy Little walks, some exercises then iceing the knee afterwards
The days are long, but Iam getting better each day Have to go for physio tomorrow
Hubby is looking after me well

Friday, October 9, 2015

Monday Means a New Knee for Me

On Monday Iam getting a new knee
While Iam not looking forward to the operation it will be so nice to be pain free
I finished the Charity quilt our group made
Not sure what the girls are going to do with it What Charity I mean
Finished another block in the block of the month
A very dear friend knitted this teddy for me for my birthday
Would it be to sooky to take her to hospital with me?
If I do not Blog over the weekend I will talk to you all when I come home from hospital

Saturday, October 3, 2015


Friday nights sewing with virtual friends is always something to look forward to
night I again joined Cheryll and friends for some stitching enjoyment
The weekend is fun too because I get to visit the other friends who joined in and see what lovelies they have created
Firstly I finished the stitching on this block which is for the Lasting Legacy block of the month quilt
I think there are two more blocks to go then the instructions will be given for putting it together
I like this block a lot

I then traced and stitched the shoe for another of Michelle's shoe bags
I have now made   and given away eight of these bags
Off now to visit some of you
They have been very well received

Friday, September 25, 2015

Last fat 1/4

The last of my fat 1/4s in the Birthday swap has arrived
Well worth the wait
Thank you Wendy
Not one but two lovely fabrics and some lovely little extras
I was very spoilt for my birthday
And a BIG thankyou to Cheryll for organizing Iam sure a lot of time goes into these swaps

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sewing with Wendy and Friends

Some months ago the girls in my quilting group all made a couple of blocks for a charity quilt The only stipulation was it had to be 12 inches square
No one put their hand up to quilt it so Maureen and I travelled to the next town where they have a long arm quilt machine at the Community House
We had a great time playing around with it and were pretty happy with the finished result
I will probably end up doing the binding
At a cost of $16 I think I will be using this machine again sometime

And last nights effort
Looks a bit wonky in the photo It isn't really
Another block in my Lasting Legacy block of the month quilt featured in Patchwork and Stitching magazine
Thanks again Wendy for hosting

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Just been playing around and Yippee I managed to get my little owl to stand the right way

I have recently finished this runner
A Michelle Ridgeway design
Very pleased with it, though I just noticed I put  one heart in side ways
Did you  know that the Amish  make a mistake in a quilt on purpose because only God is perfect
Believe me I do not have to do it on purpose

Saturday, September 5, 2015


I made an owl for a little girls birthday
Sorry you have to screw your neck to see him but I cannot get him to turn
Off now to see what everyone else got up to

Friday, September 4, 2015

More Birthday fats

From Chooky
And Peg

and Simone
Thanks ladies Love them all
Still one to come
I know from Facebook a certain some one forgot my birthday so I guess she will wake up that she has not sent the fat 1/4
Iam sure she has more on her mind than my birthday lol
Off to join Cheryll and friends for some sewing now
Back tomorrow to show results

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Birthday Fat 1/4s

I have just had a lovely birthday weekend
Celebrated with my lovely family
Well actually I have had a lovely birthday month
My fat 1/4s have been coming in since the beginning of the month
From the lovely Michelle , including some beautiful extras
From Dzintra
And Claire and Sue
Seems I have not photographed my gifts from Peg and Chooky
Will do them another day
Still have three to come
Hopefully they are not lost
Thank you girls
Love them all

Friday, August 28, 2015

His Very Own Quilt

Hello All This slack Blogger is still here
Have had a few finishes This being one of them
With all the quilts I have made I have never made one for Hubby that was his very own, so I made this one for his birthday
He was very happy with it
Today is Daffodil Day so Iam off to help out at the stall
Getting rugged up as we sit outside the local shop
Ah well some one has to do it

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Busy Busy

I have been very slack on the Blogging front Life seems to be so busy
Have been running grandkids about,  Seeing my Mum, who had a skin cancer removed from her leg and even managed a little holiday
My quilting friend Maureen and I went on a coach tour to a Country Music Stampede at Barham
We had the loveliest time

Our friend Anne was supposed to come with us but got a virus and was to sick so we tried to include her

Was taking a photo of the entertainers and this woman held up her Knitting just as I clicked
There were about half a dozen women knitting while enjoying the show Maureen thought everyone would think we went to a craft weekend

I managed this little bit of stitching when in our room at night
I have not showed what I sent to Kaye in the Christmas in July swap

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Christmas in July

Yesterday we got to open our Christmas in July gifts from our secret partner
I was very spoilt by Sue from suesplace in the sun blog
Love this Christmas tree I have always admired these and now have my very own

Cute wall hanging

And this very clever reversible apron I will look very swish on Christmas day

Also included was this very cute button tree
Loved all my gifts
Thankyou Sue and a special thanks again to the lovely Cheryll for organizing this fun swap

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Christmas in July parcel is here and FNSI

My Christmas in July parcel arrived yesterday
It is from Sue a new to me Blogger Looking forward to opening day now
Last night I joined Wendy and friends for a night Of stitching fun
 I traced some stitcheries which I plan to take with me when I go away for six days at the end of the month
Going on a bus trip with two of my Patch work group friends
A country music weekend but Iam sure we will be doing some stitching

 I also completed another block for my Lasting Legacy quilt, which is a block of the month in Patchwork and quilting magazine
Iam a little behind, but will get there
Thanks Wendy for hosting once again

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

18th Birthday

Yesterday my second grandson turned 18
Where have the years gone?
 Love it when all the family get together
Here he is buying his first beer Well legal one any way
Happy birthday Anthony
Love you to bits