Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hmmmmm

a little bit of blue and white....
can't say too much....it's a secret!


a little bit of pink and white loveliness...


a close up of the straight lines
(that's about the extent of my quilting talents at the moment!)


it's raining here today...
and we're trying to paint!
well back to the secret sewing....
Julz

Monday, October 24, 2011

giveaway at Vicki's

Vicki is having a giveaway...
go check it out, but I hope I win!!! (sorry)
Julz

update

this is the sunset from Saturday night after the storm...
just beautiful after all that heavy rain, thunder and lightening!


well the market is over again.
lots of people, a few sales...nothing life changing,
an order to complete by end of November,
it wasn't all lost...managed to do 5 more hexies.....


you would not believe the day, blue skies, lots of sunshine, gentle breeze...
completely different from the night before!

Julz

Saturday, October 22, 2011

unbelievable!@!!!

just when you thought it was going to be a lovely weekend for a market...
we get a massive thunder, lightening and rain storm

not sure how much rain we had in about 30minutes, but I reckon it was about 50mm

I'm all packed and ready to go tomorrow morning,
but I will see what the river is doing at the side of the market before I set up,
I don't want to get stuck because of flooding....

well, let's see what tomorrow morning brings, shall we?
Julz

Friday, October 21, 2011

Don't Forget

Market this weekend...
Healesville Racecourse
Healesville Yarra Glen Rd
(opposite the RAVC Club)


I'm getting excited....
(although today it's raining again!
but nothing like last time...just a couple of showers and still quite warm.....)



Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pooh baH!!!!!

finished stitching this cute little design I had drawn up...
cutting out for a small stocking that I'm making up for the market next weekend...
AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!!!!!!


I'm so mad at myself for having "stuff" under where I'm cutting....totally forgot about it even though what I was cutting was to finish it off!!!!!!
IDIOT.....

Sunday, October 9, 2011

weekend sewing

still getting ready for the market on the 23rd October...
it's been a typical Spring weekend here...
rain, sunshine, rain, sunshine, rain...
get the idea?
so it was a great time to be inside doing some of these...
sunglass cases


they were very popular last year.

still a few more to go....
Julz

Saturday, October 8, 2011

customer quilt


this gorgeous version of My Garden has been finished by Karen (no blog)
Isn't it just stunning?
Julz

in the garden today


these beauties are blooming!
the smell....divine.
Julz

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Happy Anniversary

to us!

27 years
where oh where has the time gone....

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Blog Names

Dawn over here, wants to know why we name our blogs as we do...
well mine is quite simple...
I wanted to get my business name out there so used the name of my website...

Simple Stitches

(the 1 on the end is there only cos I stuffed up the first time doing a blog...
didn't know what I was doing...so ended up with
www.simplestitches1.blogspot.com)


and that's how my blog was named...
(sorry pretty unimaginative...but it works!)

my blog has become a place where I show what I'm up to with the website, but has also become a place where friends drop in and leave comments, or just have a look and say nothing (but I know you've visited and that's great!)
It's a place where I get to visit other wonderful blogs and find new friends, get inspiration, advise, a friend to lean on, give support and most of all have some fun...

so how did your blog gets it's name?
go to Dawn's blog to add your name to the linky thingo there and add some fun to your day!
Julz

Sunday, October 2, 2011

busy weekend...

remember that washing line of bodies I showed you here????
this is what they have turned into!


well that's 3 of them...finished the other two this morning....
one green and one red ...

and this is a try out for when I actually get to do a market...

bargain stand from on ebay...
(really would love another one!)
filled with Snowmen and Santas, with a couple of Angels and Christmas dolls thrown in...
what do you think?
does it work?

today has dawned with brilliant sunshine and a gentle breeze...a perfect day for a market!
damn that rain...
(very soggy ground)

oh well...it did give me more time to finish stuff and get other stuff started that looked like it wasn't going to get done...
fingers crossed for 3 weeks time....
Julz