Saturday, May 9, 2020

Extra FNWF

Plodding along with my Isolation Love and Hugs stitching

I decided to do some extra blocks
Birthday gift for Grandsons girlfriend

Borders on Girls Day Out
Not all these projects were done last night
Raining again so might get some more stitching done 
Such a hardship

Saturday, May 2, 2020

May already

Another FNWF last night
A cold start to May here in Victoria
I worked on my Love and Hug Blocks Finished this one 

And almost finished this one 
It was cold wet and windy so spent much of the day stitching
Isolation isn't so bad in this weather and we have a nice warm fire and some sewing to do

Saturday, April 18, 2020

April FNSI

Iam Happy now 
I made the larger basket

Here it is with the smaller version
Both lovely bags but Iam sure I would have got more use out of the larger one
My daughter took a liking to the larger one and being the nice Mum that Iam I let her have it
Such a sacrifice to now have to go and make another one

Last night when Wendy once again hosted FNSI I worked on my
Love and Hugs stitcheries
I have now completed five with number six almost done
Iam enjoying experimenting with some colouring as you can see on the fuschia and cosmos blocks
Hope everyone is doing ok with  isolation
Take care

Saturday, April 11, 2020


I finally finished my Christmas wall hanging (Though this is not the finished version)
Last night when we had our second monthly sewing night I put the binding on
This has been a long time in the making , just doing a stitch here and there
The pattern was sent to me by Maria when I had my knee replacement five years ago
Iam very happy with it

My first stitchery in the Love and Hugs Stitch a Long

During the week I completed another quilt top for the Bushfire Quilt drive
Wild windy and wet today
A good day to be in isolation
Off to do some more stitching
Happy Isolated Easter wishes to you all

Saturday, April 4, 2020

April FNWF

So last night when I joined in with my stitching friends for our monthly FNWF I made some more
A small way to help in these troubled times
Today was the day my Darling niece was supposed to get married
She has been so upset that hey had to cancel
They thought of just having a small wedding but both sets of parents would not have been able to attend with the number restrictions
Hopefully things will get back to normal some time soon
Stay well all of you

Monday, March 23, 2020


A little late in posting from my Friday night efforts
Better late than never Right?
I worked on a couple of quilt tops for the Bushfire quilt drive

During the week I made this little bag

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Bushfire Quilt Drive

I have made a boys quilt for the Quilt drive happening at Oz Comfort quilts Blog
Jan put the call out for little boys quilts
I managed to finish it last night when I joined Cheryll and friends for our monthly get together
Now to get it packed and sent though maybe I will do another one before I send it

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Slow Progress

Iam slowly getting on with my Girls Day Out
Just need to add borders

Thought you might like to see a model of what they put in Hubbys shoulder
He is coming along slowly and getting frustrated that he cannot get out and do what he wants
I think it is going to be a long haul for a very active man and a wife that has to learn patience

Sunday, February 23, 2020


Two months of the year almost gone Hard to believe
Last night I joined Wendy and friends for a Friday night sew in
I worked on these two blocks from my Christmas Quilt which I started many moons ago
I do not usually have UFOs but this one seems to becoming one
It is called Angel Wings and is a Fig N Berry design

It is so cute and Iam determined to finish it soon.....Well by next Christmas any way
Hubby seems to be doing ok 
Just have to watch he doesn't over do things
He is not one to sit around so is becoming very frustrated
Tomorrow we go back to see the surgeon and have the stitches out
I haven't seen my Mum for a little while but she seems to be doing ok
The District Nurse is going every day to dress her toe and my sister, Bless her, goes Often

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Back Home

A week today since Hubbys op
He is recovering well and doing most things for himself Just has to be careful He doesn't over do it
I managed a little stitching while sitting with him in the hospital and at night in my tiny hotel room
His room at the hospital was bigger than mine

While he was in theatre I took a walk along the Brighton Pier

Since coming home last Saturday I made a cot quilt from a panel that has been sitting in my stash for quite a while
Well best go see what my Patient is up to

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Febuary FNWF

Another FNWF has come and gone
Unfortunately I didn't get to much done
I got the Top section of my Girls day out sewn on
I have had a stressful week
My Mum was in hospital in Frankston for her angiogram to fix the blockage in her leg
They kept her there a week and fasted her every day in the hope they would send her to theatre
One night they did send her but sent her straight back to the ward
Any way finally on Wednesday night they did it and sent her home the next morning
My sister is staying with her for a few days
Next week Hubby has to go to Melbourne for a shoulder replacement
It will be an awful time as hubby only has one arm
I have booked into what looks like a very fancy hotel near the hospital so that I will be there to help if necessary
Iam doing my best not to worry to much

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Birthdays and Up date on my Mum

Yesterday this little man celebrated his second birthday It has come around so quickly and he has become a very important part of our lives
Yesterday my Mum finally got to see the Cardio Vascular surgeon and by last night she was in Hospital waiting for an angiogram
The past few months have seen my sister and I put our lives on hold to take Mum to various appointments GPs, Wound care nurses, podiatrists, ultra sounds, x- rays, blood tests and the list goes on
Visits from the District nurses every second day to dress her toes
Apart from the DN everything else was a waste of time it seems
At least now she is in the best place for her

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Rainy Day

Today we have had some nice rain
Hoping it is going where it is most needed
I have made 40 QAYG blocks, which I hope to get in the mail this week

Today I have put the top section of Girls Day Out together

It is so pretty
I have really enjoyed doing this quilt and will kinda be disappointed to finish it, though excited that Iam nearly there
Here is a photo of Danielle taking a rest from fire fighting
(picture in wrong place This computer is smarter than me)
She was home for a few days but has gone back

Friday, January 10, 2020


I have put away my GDO quilt for the moment to make some quilt as you go blocks for the victims of the bushfires devastating our country at the moment
These blocks are quick and easy to make and a good use of scraps

They will be sent to Jan Mac of
Jan will put them together and distribute them to people who have suffered great losses in these fires and I hope will bring them some comfort to know that people really care
My grand daughter left this week to fight the fires in East Gippsland
So proud of her

Saturday, January 4, 2020

January 2020 FNWF

The first FNWF for the new year Looking forward to seeing what everyone gets up to this year
I finished the last block in my Girls Day Out quilt
Then I started putting the middle row together I thought all the embroidery was done only to find there are flowers to applique on the corners of the cottage
I have trouble with my fusible web not sticking so Iam going to embroider my roses
I think they will look ok
We are smoked in this morning
My heart goes out to all those affected by our current bush fires
Stay safe every one
and Happy New Year to all

Saturday, December 28, 2019


Christmas was a quiet affair at our place, well my daughters actually
Christmas always evokes memories
Tomorrow will mark nine years since Lorraine's passing Not that I don't think about her everyday
We did have Sam to brighten our day So nice to have a little one around for Christmas He put the hat on himself
So cute

I made a Little Christmas star
And this beauty came from Maria
Latest on my Mum
She is still in heaps of pain and now has ulcers on her toes. We think she must have grazed them in her fall 
District nurse is coming every second day
They are very concerned and now her foot is turning black and yes she is Diabetic

Friday, December 13, 2019

What A Week

My week started with my Mum having a fall and breaking a rib She is in so much pain The doctor upped her pain killers and there isn't much else they can do
My sister and I have been taking it in turns to stay with her as she is very shaken
 she rested I took a walk to the OpShop
Very happy with my finds There is probably 8 metres of fabric here It was all bundled together in a bag and I paid $6.00
Also found a little fibre optic Christmas tree Have been
looking for a little one for some time for my Blogger gift ornaments
While at Mums I had plenty of time to stitch
This is the second last block finished and I started the last block
This weekend Iam off to Coleraine for my Great nieces 21st

Saturday, December 7, 2019


Iam still asking Where has the year gone?
Seems to me we just had Christmas
Last night was our final FNWF for the year
I got a late start because it was my Friday night to have this little Bloke
He is such a joy to have around and loves to help
Got him into bed around 7.30 and he slept for almost 12 hours

I worked on my second last block for my Girls Day Out
Thanks Cheryll for hosting through out the year
Earlier in the day Sam and I went to the park and we were joined by this fellow He was quite large
Sam couldn't take his eyes off him
Me either for that matter

Monday, November 25, 2019

Thank You Maria

With the help of the lovely Maria I now seem to have fixed my Comment problems
Thankyou Maria It was lovely to chat with you
Bloggers really are the best

After some awful winds my beautiful rose lost a branch
It was so heavy with blooms