Monday, February 27, 2017

100 blocks! plus....

that's all 100 blocks
2 that I redid, as I didn't really like the way they were, 
16 bonus blocks....
need 2 more blocks (which are bonus ones) still to make....
sashings and cornerstones will be 1 1/2" wide in a beautiful creamy/green/aqua batik that my daughter bought back from Bali for me....

Monday, February 20, 2017

block 98 fleur di lei by Lynn Harris

block 99 four corner spinwheel by Kimberly Einmo

and ta da!!!!!
last block....

block 100 Centred by Kate Spain....
 I'm done!
Now the journey to put it all together!!!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

more splendid blocks!

block 92 double bee by Beth Bradley

block 93 
Tiny Miracles by April Rosenthal

block 94 skyscrapers by Stacey Lowe

block 95 Sunshine by Kim Niedzwiecki

block 96 In the Sunshine by 
Cheryl Arkison

block 97 first purse by Di Murphy (Mill)
 now there are only three more to post about, still working on one of them!
this journey is almost at its end with block making, then the real challenge begins!
of putting them all together into a quilt....

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

more splendid sampler blocks!

block 91 Grandmas button jar by Lynette Anderson
love it!

block 89 Colorado to the Midwest by Ebony Love
used lots of scraps for this one

block 88 Love is the answer by Pat Wys

and bonus block
Christmas wrapped star by from Jane Davidson

only two blocks behind now,
one is almost done and the other is a paper pieced one, so that is a weekend job...
long weekend (sort of here in Oz, well it is for me!)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


finished this one the other day....
changed the ribbons to baby ricrac.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

catch up on the first 2 weeks of 2016!

well we have been busy here...
remember those trees that we lost recently? 
see here for a recap.
We got a guy in to clean them all up,
it was easier than trying to use the insurance company!

 logs all stacked up for cutting up later, 
3 huge bonfires!
this one is looking down the back from the garden fence, 
cleared the track up

and some Splendid Sampler blocks to add to the growing pile
this one is a bonus block, 

and these next 2 are regular blocks

and my new nails!
loving this colour
well that's about it.... 
time to get into the 2 blocks that I'm behind on already for SS, 
and some catchup on Stan!

Friday, December 30, 2016

funny story!

Now usually I only do one or two swaps at Christmas each year,
this year I did 5,
yes 5!
Some of these were on FB, one lady ran two different swaps from the same page which I put my name down for both....gasp!
anyway long story short, the same person got me in both swaps!\
all I can say is you are awesome lady!
I couldn't work out why she had sent me two gifts for the 25th for the Advent Swap until I read the little card on one!

and inside were 6 placemats to match my gorgeous runner from the other swap

all I can say is thank you! thank you! thank you Vickie!
I love all of my presents!
another fantastic year of awesome swap partners and presents!
I feel so lucky to have these wonderful people in my life, some I know in person, others only on line, but I'm sure that if and when we meet the friendships will be stronger than ever.

day 25 Advent swap from FB

a totally awesome table runner
long enough for my huge table!
Thank you so much

Thursday, December 29, 2016

last presents in the Advent swap from FB

thanks Vickie!
I'll post the main present in a couple of days when I catch my breath!
Been away...and had another Christmas day at my place on Tuesday and then back to work!