Wednesday, September 24, 2014


TT is on it's way to Anthea of Hibiscus Stitches Blog
Have fun with it Anthea

Saturday, September 20, 2014

FNSI and Presentation Ball

I joined Wendy and the girls early last night and put this coat hanger together
The stitching was already done
Thanks Wendy for the invite
Then it was off to my grandsons Presentation Ball... Deb ... we used to call them
Anthony looked so handsome. His partner wasn't bad either

Shame there are extra people in the background looking like they are supposed to be part of our little family

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

One more

The last of my birthday fat 1/4s arrived yesterday
It was certainly worth the wait
Thankyou Melody
I made a mini for friends 50th wedding anniversary
The heart and birds were taken from a Michelle Ridgway pattern
Cold and drizzle here today so more stitching time for me

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Another Friday Night With Friends

I had the three blocks completed so last night when I joined Cheryll and the girls for a sewing night I put them together
Some simple quilting and binding and another one done for the present box
Thanks again to the wonderful Cheryll for organizing
Taking the dog for a walk in the beautiful sunshine then some time in the garden today
That is the plan any way

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Travelling Treasures is ready to move on

So if you are interested please leave me a message
See previous post to see what  went in and came out
I will say there are some lovely patterns in there
Jenny Reynolds Fiona Ransley
It is a bit of fun so feel free to play along

Monday, September 1, 2014

Travelling Treasures and more birthday Fats

Travelling Treasures arrived at my place

I took out a fat that I have ause for, some buttons and thredTwo more birthday gifts came today From the lovely Tracee

And the gorgeous Michelle
One more still to come so my birthday will continue for a while
Time to say I will be sending the TT package on real soon so if you are interested in playing along please leave a message
I will draw a winner on the 20th
Iam a hopeless Blogger I cannot fix my mistakes so please excuse

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fat 1/4 gifts

The sweet girls in my fat 1/4 birthday swap have spoiled me so much
From the lovely Wendy

Claire made this red beauty for me Love it Thankyou Claire

From our wonderful swap Mama The gorgeous Cheryll

A lovely red fat from Sue

A cute needle case and scissor holder along with some more red from O"Faigh
Lovelies from Pat

One of Peg's special journals came with more reds and some choccies Delicious Thanks Peg
Thank you all for making my birthday so special
More photos to share but will save them for another day

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Walter has come to live with me

Shez over at Enjoying Life is the most generous soul
I was lucky to be the recipient of a gift from Shez in her RAK
She has been doing a few of these surprise giveaways
So Meet Walter
He is sooooooooooo cute
I think he will stay hanging on my cupboard
Too cute to bring out only at Christmas
He is a Michelle Ridgway design
Thank you so much Shez
A lovely sunny day here I should be out in the garden and not playing here
Have come down with a head cold and feel lousy, so Iam being lazy

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Nurses bags for FNSI

Patchwork and Stitching magazine are holding a charity drive and are asking readers to make little nurses bags for nurses in third world countries
So last night along with the lovely Wendy and friends I whipped up a few
I would make some more but am having trouble sourcing what the magazine calls twill tape and the lady at my local shop calls herringbone tape
I tried the internet with little success and it is really quite expensive at my shop
Probably not looking in the right place on the internet
Not real cluey at Internet shopping
Must be my lucky week because Iam to be the lucky recipient of one of the lovely random acts of kindness gifts from the lovely Shez and just heard from Lisa that Travelling treasures will be coming my way
Show you when they get here

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Boy Oh Boy It's Cold

Cold enough to snow and been blowing a gale
Had planned to sew all day yesterday... an early start for my Friday night with friends hosted by the lovely Cheryll but the best laid plans and all that
We had trees over fences so had to do a bit of helping outside before I got to start
I managed to finish this coat hanger, at least I did something
My first grandson turned 21 on Wednesday
Cannot believe I have a grandson that old
Iam too young
The little boy belongs to a friend of my daughter

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Gifts I sent

These are the gifts I sent to Sandra of Masons Mumblings Blog for the Christmas in July swap

Friday, July 25, 2014

Today Was The Day

Finally  after much anticipation, the day is here to open our Christmas in July parcels
First I opened the one marked tree
A divine wall hanging and some extras

The next to be opened was Holly
The cutest slippers with embroidered heart and holly and again some lovely extras
Then there came star
I cannot crochet, so loved these stars
Also included were some Christmas pegs to hang my cards with
And again some lovely extras
I was so lucky to receive from the lovely Pat (no Blog)
Thank you so much Pat Love all my gifts
And a big thankyou also to our wonderful swap Mama Cheryll

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Friday Night stitchings

Last night, once again I joined with the lovely Wendy and the girls for a night of sewing fun
I made a laptop bag for my Aunt
Let's just say, far from the best bag I have ever made, but I think Auntie will be happy with it
Off to see what every one else got up to

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Inspirational words for Maria

This is the mini I sent to Maria at Life on the Block Blog in Cheryll's 12" mini swap
Another great swap
Thanks Cheryll for hosting

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Elephant finished

My elephant is now gracing the cover of a sketch book A birthday gift for a dear artist friend
I also made a folder cover for another friend
I' am getting a little worried about my Inspirational Words Mini
I posted it over two weeks ago and it seems it still has not arrived
Come on Australia post This is ridiculous!! It would have got to the USA in half the time

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Help Please. Blogger is not playing nice

When I sign into my dashboard, usually I get all the posts from friends Iam following show up
All of a sudden only one post is showing from whoever posted last and when I press View all nothing happens
I hate this computer!!!

Saturday, June 21, 2014


Last night the lovely Wendy was our host for another night of stitching with friends
I started work on this applique
A Jennidee Mills design from Patchwork and Stitching
Unfortunately my appliflex wouldn't stick so I ended up tacking the pieces down
Not ideal and made the lovely project less pleasurable
Over the weekend I will drop by to see what the rest of you got up to

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Inspirational Words

Iam a member of Cheryll's 12" mini club
The theme this time was embroidered inspirational words
I was lucky enough to receive this beauty from Shez
Her work is beautiful and this mini suits me to a tea
I enjoy nothing more than having a cup of tea with a friend and pink to I love pink
Thank you so much Shez
It is now proudly hanging in my dining room
My mini is on its way to????
You didn't seriously think I was going to tell you did you

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Two little Finishes

I found a scrap booking album at the Op Shop It had some damage to the cover and it was very cheap Like $1.00 cheap
I had been wondering what to do with my Rosalie Quinlan stitchery that we got at LGS so I turned it into an album cover and my thoughts are to scrap my LGS photos in it

I also finished Leanne Milsom's winter warmers candle mat The pattern was in Patchwork and Stitching last month