Saturday, March 16, 2019

March FNSI Zipper Crazy

Since my friend showed me how to put a zipper in I have gone a bit crazy
Last Night when I joined Wendy and friends for our monthly sew in I whipped up two bags
The first one is passable but my second is much better
Last weekend I had a wonderful time in Melbourne for the annual LGS weekend
I have not been able to make it for the last three years so it was wonderful to be part of it this year
We dressed up for
the Games night which had an Alice in Wonderland theme
Visited Lucello's and had loads of fun
More photos to share but will leave them for another post

Sunday, March 3, 2019

ANother Month Done and Dusted

Friday night saw some of us join Cheryll for another night of stitching
I have started making a dinosaur quilt
Sat down with my Baileys and did some hand stitching
The lovely Fee over at Craft With Fee has been giving us a new project every Monday in a year of gifts
I made this card and box which holds a block of chocolate
Wish someone would gift me something like this lol
I am very happy the way it turned out
If I was smarter on the computer I would have turned the photo but I think you get the idea

Friday, February 22, 2019

Some little finishes

A card for my Mums 91st birthday which was yesterday

A friend gave me a lesson in zips
Have had a phobia about zips for years and always avoided anything with a zip
The top one is  not as wonky as it looks in the photo
Iam happy now Hopefully mastered my fear of zips

I made a card box from a pattern from Craft with Fee Great tutorial and easy to follow Now to get to making the card to go in it which will hold a block of chocolate
Started a new quilt
Did this for the Friday night sew a long with Wendy and friends but my internet has been unreliable and couldn't post
This little bloke took his first steps last weekend
Growing so darn fast
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Why it keeps going away baffles me
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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Febuary FNWF

A month gone already
Time again to join Cheryll and friends for a fun night in
First I made some cards

Then prepared some stitcheries
Never to early to start on Christmas gifts
The weather has been a bit cooler the last few days and much more to my liking
We celebrated Samuels first birthday

on Tuesday

Monday, January 21, 2019

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

January FNSI

Sewing with friends is always fun
Thanks to the lovely Wendy for hosting
I achieved quite a bit but cannot show as SHHH it's a secret
So I will show you my rose instead
I was gifted this rose on the passing of my daughter
I can honestly say it never stops blooming

My neighbour has been doing Diamond painting. which I have been admiring, however I do not want to start another hobby (no room in my craft room for anything else)
Yesterday I found this owl going really cheap at a Garage sale
I just had to have him
He is all glittery and sparkly
I love my bling

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Craft With Fee

The lovely Fee is sharing a year of gifts
Yesterday I made these gorgeous lavender sachets

And a couple of matching notebooks which will make a gift with a little more
Such fun to make and my craft room smells divine
Thanks again Fee for sharing and I look forward to your next inspirational make
You are very generous

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Jan 2010 FNWF

Wow What a scorcher of a day Got to over 40
Not a lover of the heat at the best of times
I Joined the girls in some stitching for our first FNWF for 2019
I spent the day under the air conditioner stitching
I am trying to use up some scraps

I did end up completing this stitchery
Nice to join in with Cheryll and friends once again
I looked after this little fellow for a couple of days over the New Year period
Such a delight and growing up way to fast
He is trying to put my thong on his foot They learn so quickly
He will be celebrating his first birthday on Jan 29th

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my Blogging friends
Thankyou for the friendship these past years

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Playful Penguins

I finished my penguin quilt

I had such fun designing this one and it seemed to just come together

My daughter chose fleecy for the backing I had never used it as a backing before, but it worked well
I think she will be very happy with it, when she receives it at Christmas
She had no idea what I was doing with the fabric

I was a little short so made a big label to cover the shortfall
Iam very happy with the way it turned out
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Saturday, November 24, 2018

November FNSI No 2

I was not well last night so not much sewing happened
I was baby sitting this little fellow who wasn't well and being a very sharing soul he kindly shared his bug with both Poppy and myself
So when I could keep myself out of the bathroom I did manage to make another penguin block

Meeting Pop's pet calf
Despite being unwell he was still a joy to have around He is such a happy boy
Thanks Wendy for once again hosting

Sunday, November 18, 2018


When I joined Wendy and friends for another Friday night sewing I worked on some more coat hangers.
Then I made a block for the penguin quilt Iam working on for my daughter for Christmas.
I am making it up as I go along
Havent had a chance to visit to see what the rest of you got up to
Hopefully soon

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


Seems my comment notification has been turned off again
I do appreciate all your comments and do read them, so if I haven't replied Iam sorry
Trying to fix the problem but it has changed since I did it last time
Have a great day everyone and thanks for taking the time to comment

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Friday night sewing

Friday night is when I joined with Cheryll and friends I worked on coat hanger number six
Loving the variegated thread
I am spending a few days with my daughter and today she is taking me to Spotlight, something I don't get to do very often

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Some Little Finishes

my waratah is beautiful this year  

Cheryll made me the red hanger for my birthday. I really liked it, so with Cherylls permission I copied it. 

 A Kris kringle gift

 A snowflake for the present box
And some coat hangers, also for Christmas gifts
I am still learning how to use this tablet, hence my posts are short

Saturday, October 20, 2018

October FNSI

Well here we are again. Another FNSI with the lovely Wendy and friends has come and gone.
Love these nights. Not only do I get to sew along with friends, but it is motivates me to Blog.
My niece was complaining about her clothes falling off her hangers, and so in a light bulb moment I solved her Christmas gift.
Embroidery done. Now to put it together. 

I  also whipped up a hand towel for a quick gift.
Drizzly rain today so a sewing day for me. 
Will be around for a visit to my fellow stitchers real soon

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Where did September go

Time is flying by. It was time again last night for another FNWF.
I had visitors for a short time so didn't achieve as much as I hoped.
I made this little fellow for a friends baby's first birthday.
I think he is pretty cute. 
Not much of any great excitement happening around here. 
The weather is being kinder so will be able to get out in the garden. It is in dire need of some weeding

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Last night when I joined Wendy and friends for another Friday night sewing I did some secret sewing so can't show up to much of what I Got up to

Any way I achieved a fair bit 
Iam feeling much better than but it has taken awhile to come good. Hubby is really crook with it
We are lucky in our part of Aus. We have . We have had plenty of rain. Wishing we could send it where it is needed. 
Hubby has been watching the footy. What pathetic performances by two club
He is happy. His team is in the Grand final. Go Pies

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Friday night is sewing

Last night I was Cheryl's guest for her monthly sewing night. Iam working on using up some of my fabric stash
Probably turn into a really nice unique quilt
I have come down with the dreaded head cold and a massive headache. Bed early for me I think

Friday, August 31, 2018

Birthday fat quarters

The past few years I have taken part in the birthday fat quarter swap, hosted by the lovely Cheryl.
It was my birthday last Wednesday and I was happy to open my gifts My special gift this year came from our swap Mama herself. I received this lovely wall hanging.
We are also to include a small gift starting with the first letter of our name.
Cheryl sent me a Biro.... Ink and some Impressions thread.
From Anthea. I I needed a few more of these clips 

From Asta
Icecube tray and Indigo thread

Julie sent me a shopping bag.... Ideal alternative to a plastic bag and beautiful hand made card

From Sue an Indian embroidered bag

And from Jeanette a fridge magnet n the shape of an I
Thank you to all you lovely girls. I Loved all my gifts
I am still trying to sort out the my message reply thing. 
Finally got a message from Gmail this morning so hopefully now I can reply to you again