Monday, December 22, 2014

What I sent in the Santa Sack Swap

Just realised I did not show what I sent to Kerrie in the Santa Sack swap

There were a few other things as well but I must have forgotten to photo graph them

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Last FNSI for 2014

Once again stitched along with Wendy and the girls for our last get together for the year
Sometimes the best laid plans go astray and like Wendy I got called out for a while, so did not get as much done as I hoped
Hope all is good Wendy
Our local Publican rang to say no one had turned up to do the Pub Friday night raffle so I went and sold tickets in aid of the local Hospital
Came home and did some quilting on my nearly finished UFO quilt
Love this quilt so do not know why I have taken so many years to get to it
I usually do not have UFOS
Thanks Wendy for a lovely year of get togethers

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Opening Day

Well today was the day we have been waiting for with much anticipation
The day our lovely swap Mumma Cheryll said we could open our gifts in the Santa Sack Swap
My gifts came from Kerrie of Channel Bank Creations
All of my beautiful gifts

A close up of my folder cover MM Recipes I think

Beautifully appliqued tea towel. a skinny pin cushion(which I had admired on her Blog) A purse pattern and a lovely scarf There was also a beautiful mug and a lace hanky
Soap and another tea towel

Thankyou so much Kerrie Love it all

Thursday, December 11, 2014


My Santa Sack gifts have arrived
Thank you Kerrie....Channel Bank Creations
Cheryll will announce opening day on Monday
Woo Hoo

Sunday, December 7, 2014


I was away with my sister  Friday night
We had a funeral for a very dear friend, so we stayed overnight in a motel
It was a very stormy weekend in Mansfield. Got wet going into the church, than again at the cemetery,
Max was one of the horsemen in the Man From Snowy River movies. His funeral procession was led by four  men on horse back A very fitting tribute.
I finished the stitching on this hanger in our motel room and sewed it last night at home
Off to see what everyone else got up to now

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Another FNSI has come and gone

Last night I again joined Wendy and the girls for a productive night of stitching
So nice to have the company
I have been stitching these little blocks this past week and last night completed the last one and put them together
I think this will be my Kris Kringle gift for my patchwork group
I sent off my Santa Sack gifts this week
I hope Kerrie likes what I have sent

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Iam still here

It has been a while since I have posted, I have been reading Blogs but not commenting, so rest assured Iam keeping up with your happenings
Made an Advent calendar for a friends little girls
Handed it over today in case I do not see them before Dec 1, which is coming around very quickly
Trying to get some work done in the garden Our weather has been very changeable, so grabbing the chance when it is good. So windy. My roses have been lovely but the wind is playing havoc
Hubbys brother passed away yesterday Funeral is on Friday which is also my darling daughters birthday, so it will be a hard day for me.
Feeling quite emotional as this day approaches

Saturday, October 18, 2014

FNSI and help me Please

Once again, last night I enjoyed, well maybe not enjoyed,  got frustrated is probably more apt,when I joined Wendy and friends for another Friday night get together
I prepared this block for applique and once again my applifex would not stick, hence the pins
So annoying
Please How do you store your fusible web and for how long?
I must be doing something wrong
This particular brand came with the assurance it would not separate
Well guess what? It did
Any advice would be appreciated
Will probably not get back to see what the rest of you got up to until tomorrow
Going partying tonight

Friday, October 10, 2014

Summer Mini

My beautiful Summer mini arrived this week Made by the lovely Anthea of Hibiscus Stitches it is lovely and summery and you cannot see in the  photo but it is adorned with beads
There were a few other gifts included "to keep me cool this summer
Thank you Anthea and  a big Thanks to our wonderful

 swap Mumma Cheryll
She does such a great job of organizing these swaps

Saturday, October 4, 2014

I' ve got the blues FNwf

I started yesterday off with the blues
For reasons I won't go into Iam feeling very used at the moment
I told Hubby to keep away and I was having a sewing day(he is not the one giving me the blues)
I did some chain piecing on an I spy quilt

Then I used more of my stitcheries and made another table runner for a gift for a friends birthday
I was a little cheered sewing along with Cheryll and the girls for our monthly sew in
My friend has just left She bought around some happy food
Wine Chips and chocolate
If that doesn't brighten me up I don't know what will
Thanks Cheryll for another lovely evening

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Summer Mini for Maria

My summer mini has arrived at Maria of the The Next Stage Blog
Thankfully she is happy with it
I was discussing the mini with my sister and she suggested I make a bikini
That night the old song Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka dot bikini popped into my head and wouldn't go away
The next morning I heard that song on the radio I had not heard it for years
So that was it I set to work and made a bikini mini

A little while later Travelling Treasures arrived at my house and in it was the perfect bikini fabric
Some reverse sewing took place and this is the mini I sent to Maria
You can view the song here
So pleased Maria liked it
It has been described as Whimsical

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