Saturday, November 16, 2019

November FNSI

Last night it was cold and I had to light the heater
Unbelievable when so much of Australia is on bush fire alert
I pray these fires will be out soon
I joined in on FNSI once again
First I finished the Teddies block for my Girls Day Out

Then I stitched this perfume bottle which I changed slightly form the pattern
One of the last gifts Lorraine gave me was this butterfly perfume bottle, so I tried to make my stitching similar,
So Aine this block is to remind me of you
Off to see what the rest of you got up to now

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Some finishes

I finished the coat hangers and the cushions

Very pleased with these

Fifty years ago tomorrow My first child was born I never knew I could feel such intense love until I held her in my arms for the first time
Sadly she was only on loan to me
I miss her everyday
I loved her every day of her life
I miss her every day of mine
Still I was lucky to have her even for a short time
She brightened my world

Saturday, November 2, 2019


Over the last few weeks I have put aside my Girls Day Out to work on some Christmas gifts

Some stitching done

Last night I finished the stitching on this one

Another of Vickie"s Friends cushion stitched
Now to sew them all together and get back to my GDO quilt
Cheryll is inspiring me with this one
Hers looks amazing

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Quilt Exhibition at Welshpool

A cross section of a few of the quilts on display at the Exhibition I attended recently

My Calendar Bears

My Roadworks

There was a whole wall of these Dahlia Quilts
I think they must have been done in a class

And my Dinosour

Some amazing quilts on display
This was the first time I have exhibited any of my work
A little daunting with so many beautiful creations on display

Saturday, October 5, 2019

During the week I finished this block for my Girls Day Out quilt

Then last night when I joined Cheryll and the girls I traced out another two blocks
Slow and steady wins the race
Iam making progress
Look forward to catching up with the rest of you
Off to see a Quilt Exhibition this morning

Sunday, September 29, 2019

I Made The Newsletter

A couple of months ago I stayed in Centenary House while Hubby spent a night in Hospital
Centenary House at Traralgon is a Rotary sponsored accommodation facility for patients and family to stay while receiving hospital treatment
I made two quilts for the new rooms and delivered them a month later
I had heard nothing back from them so hoped they were ok
Last week I received in the mail a copy of the news letter and was delighted to see my quilt on the bed

Recently I visited the Vietnam War Memorial Museum at Phillip Island
Amazing what is on our doorstep and we never visit 
I had never been to see the penguins until my pen pal came from the USA, quite a few years ago now and never been back
Any way this place was a fitting tribute to our soldiers who served over there
Some of the RSL clubs had made this memorial quilt

Sunday, September 22, 2019

September FNSI

The lovely Wendy once again hosted cyber friends for Girls night in
I worked on my girls day out quilt

Then traced this block
Loving this quilt
Thank you all for the encouragement regarding my tracing
I know it is not great but the end result always seems to turn out ok so I guess that's the main thing

Also managed to get a page done for Sam's album

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