Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Santa Sack swap

This is what I received from Julie in Cherylls Santa Sack swap         
Below are  some of the gifts I sent to Julie

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Bah Humbug

I received this gorgeous mug rug from Maria in the Bah Humbug swap
The fabric was snowmen as love it Thankyou Maria
And this is what I sent to Lynda
Another fun swap

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Disapointment and a Birthday Angel

For the last few years I have been a member of Cherylls Birthday fat 1/4 swap
This swap required us to send a fat 1/4 to members in a colour of their choice on their birthday
A bit of fun
We were also required to send a special gift to one special person
Not to hard really
I never received my special gift in the 2015 swap
I was so disappointed
I had  a message from my special person to say my gift would be late Life gets in the way sometimes We all appreciate that
Any way my gift never ever did come
Last Wednesday when I came home from hospital after my knee surgery there was a parcel waiting for me
On opening I found this draw string bag I love it and the thought fullness of my Birthday angel who decided to make up for my special person
Made my day
Thankyou my Birthday Angel and a BIG thankyou to the lovely Cheryll
Restored my faith in swaps
You are a beautiful person Cheryll and  there should not have been a need for my Birthday angel to step in

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Last FNWF for 2016 and a little visitor

Over the years we seem to have had a little turtle pass through every year
 Not sure if it is the same one
Thunder was not impressed with our visitor

I had a whole day sewing when I joined Cheryll and lots of friends for our last FNWF for the year
Where has the time gone?
Iam sure it was just Christmas yesterday
A pack of charm squares, a few spare hours and I came up with this lap quilt
My last present completed
I have to be organized this year as my knee surgery is on Monday
Hoping it will be as successful as my last one, though now I have a painful varicose vein in that leg
Cannot take  a trick

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Santa Sack Swap


I  made a cover for my sewing machine
A Leanne Milsom design which was published in Patchwork and Stitching magazine a while back
Love it
Thank you Leanne for a great design
My Santa sack gift has arrived from Julie
Gorgeous wrapping fabric
Thank you Julie

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Bah Humbug No Fuss Swap

My gift in the last No Fuss swap for the year has  arrived from Maria
Cannot wait for opening day
Thank you Maria
I will get mine in the mail soon as I need to be organized
Iam having my other knee replaced on December 5th

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Two Lovely Days

On Tuesday I was blessed with a visit from one of my very favourite designers The gorgeous Michelle Ridgway
I was so thrilled to be able to show her a couple of her designs that I have stitched
She seemed pleased with what I had done with her design

She and Hubby are travelling in my area  and as they were going past my door they stopped for a quick morning tea
Thankyou both for taking the time
You made my week
 Enjoy the rest of your trip guys
Then yesterday I was lucky enough to visit the Making the Australian Quilt expo in Melbourne
I only got one photo as I couldn't get my flash to turn off
This quilt was made up of thousands of tiny hexagons
So much Aussie quilting history

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

New Zealand

Here are a small selection of photos from our wonderful New Zealand holiday

Such a beautiful country

We had a wonderful time

Friday, October 7, 2016

Belated Birthday Gift

My birthday fat 1/4 and a little extra from Simone

My beautiful special gift from Tarnyia
Lovely fat 1/4s and a few little extras

I just love the cushion she has made for me
Her quilting is beautiful
Thankyou Tarnyia
I must admit I was a little worried when Tarnyia emailed me to tell me my gift would be late as the same thing happened to me last year and I never did receive my gift
Any way it was well worth the wait
Still one fat 1/4 to come but Iam not holding my breath waiting
Thankyou to all the girls who did fullfill their swap obligations and Cheryll for once again organizing this swap

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

No Fuss Travel Swap

Iam a bit late in showing my Laundry bag from Nor.
I have a good excuse though
I put my bag to good use Just got back today from three weeks in NZ and with Permission I was allowed to open a little early so I could take it with me
Back sometime soon with some holiday photos

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Pincushion Caddy

The lovely Kiwikid sent me a little kit to make this caddy some time ago
Iam pleased I finally got around to finishing it
A bit fiddly to make

Thank you Sue
\I love it
I received another fat 1/4 in the Birthday swap from Simone but I cant find the photo
Will do another photo and put it up soon
Thankyou Simone
I still have two more to come and my special gift, so something to look forward to

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

My Birthday Fat 1/4s

Yesterday was my birthday
I received these lovely fat 1/4s in our Birthday fat 1/4 swap
Above from the lovely Dzintra
From our special swap Mama Cheryll
The gorgeous Michelle

Julie Love it Julz
And lastly The one that arrived on my birthday
Perfect timing Asta
Thank you so much girls
You made my birthday special
Back later of with photos of my Snail lunch

Sunday, August 21, 2016


Friday night I joined Wendy and friends ,once again for a night of stitching
I sewed the binding on my Lasting Legacy Block of the Month quilt and started stitching it down
We then went to Indoor Bowls for a fund raising night in aid of Peter Mac Hospital

Last night TA DA I finished it
This quilt has been a long time in the making
Used only fabrics I had on hand, so well pleased with my efforts
Some what busier than what I normally make but over all I think I like it

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Danielles 18th

Well Here Iam again trying for a new post
If only I can remember what I did last time Here's hoping.
Nothing to show on the sewing front but will show a craft of a different kind
My grandson is a second year apprentice doing Boiler making He had to make a round as a module at trade school
Hubby and I have birthdays a month apart so this became our joint birthday gift
Love it Thank you Anthony
Also during the week my youngest grandchild turned 18
Oh Iam feeling old!
Happy Birthday Dan
Very proud to be the Nana of such a lovely young lady


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Nothing ever goes to Plan FNWF

Friday night saw me join Cheryll and friends once again for a night of crafting I had planned to work on some secret stuff, but my sewing machine had other ideas. So after much frustration and a few choice words I sewed the binding down on my I Spy quilt It had been waiting for some time to be done Now it is finished Then I went to publish the photo and Blogger has changed things once again GRRR I HATE when that happens. Now not sure if this is going to work GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR


I hate blogger

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Claytons Christmas

Here are the lovely gifts I received from Kaylee in the No Fuss Christmas swap
The little Santa is so cute
Thankyou Kaylee
Looking forward to the next No Fuss Swap

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Christmas in July. Another fun swap

My partner in this Christmas swap was the lovely Noni from
 She does the most exquisite cross stitch
She stitched a top for this Christmas box
It was full of lovely goodies
So cute

And just look at these two beautiful hangers
Thank you so much Noni
It was nice to get different gifts this year in the form of cross stitch instead of quilting
These are the gifts I sent to Noni
She has posted way better photos than me, so pop over to her Blog for a look

I have noticed that some of the trees I make tend to curl at the sides
If I have sent you one and it does I have found that a wooden scewer inserted through the back fixes this problem
Thanks to Cheryll for another great swap