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

Jan FNSI

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

So THEN THERE WERE TWO
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

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Whats Under The Machine for FNWF

Once again a fun night of Stitching with Cheryll and the girls
I managed a little bit of stippling on this country quilt
Wasn't feeling the best so had an early night
Think I may have had a migraine
Never had one before and I hope I never get one again It was not pleasant
Hope the rest of my friends had an enjoyable night

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

This N That

A while since I have done any knitting
Years ago I used to spin my own wool from my own sheep
As time went on none of my family wanted home spun stuff so I sold my wheel
Recently I was asked to knit some beanies
I had forgotten how much I enjoyed knitting them
Luckliy I had spun up some wool before the wheel went

I finished a quilt for my great niece Amelia
She will be 11 at the end of the month
Hopefully she will like her quilt
I did some modelling for the CWA
Quite enjoyed it
Got to wear some nice clothes
Unfortunately my photographer did something Know idea what and this was the only one that
turned out
It seems that the Lorraine's Flowers runner from my last post has gotten lost in the mail
So disapointing

Saturday, September 16, 2017

FNSI Sept

Last night I joined Wendy and cyber friends for a night of stitching I
I completed a Lorraines Table Runner for a friends 60th birthday
I already had the embroidery done so just had to put it together
Love this pattern by Fiona Ransley

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

My special fat 1/4 swap gift

In the birthday swap the person to make a special gift for me was Julie from     http://jewells58.blogspot.com.au
The main gift was this beautifully decorated bag Gorgeous lace and ribbon and so beautifully stitched
Some lovely extras there as well
Thank you so much Julie
Loved it all
So cold here today
I can feel a stitching day coming on


Friday, September 1, 2017

My birthday

Once again I participated in Cherylls birthday fat 1/4 swap I asked for fabric suitable for stitcheries
Here are all the beautiful gifts I received and for the first time since I have been involved in this swap all the parcels were received by my birthday
Thankyou girls
I have been a bit remiss in thanking you all individually
Had a bit on my plate
Hubbys brother passed away and we had the funeral yesterday
Very sad
I will have to do a separate post to show the lovely gift I received from My special person as I cannot find the photo Have to do a new one and the camera batteries are dead

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fat Quarter Birthday swap

I have joined Cherylls fat 1/4 birthday swap once again this year
My special person to send a handmade gift to was Asta..... http://yarnsfrommysewingbasket.blogspot
Durrrr I forgot to take a Photo You can see the cushion I sent on her Blog


These are the gifts I sent to my Dear friend Wendy... Sugarlane quilts in the Christmas in July swap
A Christmas card hanger

A pattern holder for her Christmas patterns

A wreath

There were a few other goodies as well
You can see them much better over at Wendys
Pleased she liked what I sent
I have done a Christmas swap with Wendy before so a bit more challenging to come up with new ideas for this swap


Saturday, August 5, 2017

August FNWF

This is my progress so far on the Australia quilt
Looking good if I say so myself

Last night when I sewed along with Cheryll and friends I worked on my Qld row
The Brahman bull and cowboy are my additions to this row

Off to see who else has upload pics of last nights effort

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Been a While

Well it has been a while
My computer decided to die
Finally got the new one up and running It had been on a go slow so the new one is a joy
I joined Cheryll's Christmas in July swap So far have not seen any one post about it
Anyway these are the lovely gifts I received from Jan Little red hen blog
Thanks Jan
I cannot show yet what I sent in this swap as my partner has not let me know she has received her gift Australia post tracking tells me it has been delivered
I know she has a bit on her plate at the moment so will Iam sure hear from her when she has time
One thing about having no computer I got a bit of stitching done
Progress on my Australiana quilt and have done more of it
Need to upload a few photos
Hubbys birthday today and we have been out for tea