Tuesday, February 18, 2020

what weekend?

 well I started Moda Blockshead 3 a while back and I'm so behind already its just not funny!
I did the small in the first week and have been thinking about doing the 12 1/2" size to on some blocks to see if I like them or not...
well I really like this
 block 2...definitely a challenge at 6 1/2"! almost there, just have to piece the centre...
its all cut ready to do, but by the time I had finished these tiny crowns I had had enough!
 this lovely Valentines Day mug rug landed in my letterbox on Monday...
all the way from Canada...thank you Carol its lovely and a cute wallhanging kit too!
I have always wanted a bright red flowering gum...spotted one at Bunnings over the weekend so it came home with us...can't wait for it to flower next year hopefully!
hope you all got to something you love over the weekend

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Weekend over again!

 one of my gorgeous work collegeaus gave this to me for my birthday last year, and today I found the perfect succulent to pop inside...chain of pearls
 the pug mug was going to be a gift but realised it was chipped!
so I found another succulent to make a "do" for him too...
 potted up some more of these to hopefully sell on FB..
no luck yet but fingers crossed or otherwise I'm off to the market with them
 lesson 7 floral presentation sheaf
that bottom rose just didn't want to sit where it was put!
would you be happy to receive this?
I'm so critical that I find it hard to know if I've done a good job or not...
feedback welcome...positive or negative as I need to know if I'm on the right track
Hope you all enjoyed your weekends!

Monday, January 27, 2020

new shop on Etsy!

check out my new listings on Etsy

Patterns will be listed over the next few days/weeks so stay tuned!

I will also start to list ready made items further down the track, 
plus some photo card sets and postcards.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

moda blockheads 3

Yes I've started another sampler block...
this is a 6 1/2" block...
going to do another one not sure if it will be 8" or 12"

Monday, January 20, 2020

Monbulk Quilt Show

It's almost time again for this!
Organised by Mrs Martins Quilt Shop
it is a great day out, 
Karen and her team do an amazing job each and every year this has been on, 
the quilts are ever changing but the skill and talent of the quilters is just stunning...
Below is a sample of previous years..

Monbulk CFA Quilt Show

Saturday 7th March
9.30am – 3.00 pm
Living and Learning Centre
Cnr Main St and Moores Rd, Monbulk

·    Quilt Display
·    CFA Quilt CafĂ©
·    Trade Tables
·    Outside market
·    Free showbags to the first 100 through the door

Entry: $5.00

All money raised is donated to the Monbulk CFA

Sunday, January 19, 2020

weekend update

 went to Spotty on Friday...
left with a few purchases...
in my defense 2/3rds of these are for swaps during the year, all sorted except 2 months
dinner Friday night, Beef Stir Fry...quick easy and delicious!
 my orange flowering gum that my sister gave me when I turned 40 is blooming and is totally loaded with buds, there are only a few out but in a few days it is going to be stunning!
 native orchid I found way down the back when we were slashing on Saturday
it survived!
 looking back up towards the house...
all nice and clear again
 Sunday bought rain, thunder, lightning and a bit of hail...
my garden is loving it and all our tanks are full!
another lesson done...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020

smoky morning

morning walk was a bit smoky today...
got worse later in the day...
hope all that are impacted by these devastating fires are safe and well

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

 fruit salad days (briefly!)
 next lesson completed
little visitor on my carnation!