Sunday, April 11, 2021

on a roll!

these beautiful flowers came inside 
progress is being made in the animal kingdom!
2 owls 
another bunny to join the previous one and the 4 foxes from last time

and there seems to be lots of fungi posts happening so here's mine!

well back to sewing...
it's freezing here today between 9 and 12 degrees! 
Winter has hit and its only Autumn!


Monday, April 5, 2021

finally a sewing day!

so I have a few things I would like to make and have been on my to do list for quite some time, 
first cab off the rank is a Fancy Forest quilt by Elizabeth Hartman...
my girls gave me the pattern a long time ago for my birthday, 
so I have delved into the scraps and stash and this is my effort for today.
The blocks are so easy to follow with a great cutting guide for each block, 
the foxes go together super quickly
and the rabbit wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be

here they are all together
I'm doing different backgrounds and will use the same colour sashing when finishing off I think, 
long way to go yet.


Saturday, April 3, 2021

missing in action

 didn't realise it was almost 2 months since my last post,

very slack of me!

(sorry about the blurry photo, Jack doesn't know how to sit still!)
looked after these 2 for a couple of days towards the end of Feb when my daughter went away...
decided I needed cheering up one week, so red nails it was!
and then I started my annual leave!
Headed off to visit some friends down towards Lakes Entrance, 
spent a lovely few days relaxing and doing the tourist things
then we came home and packed this up and headed up to Myrtleford for a few days....
then across to Cobram to meet up with some lovely people we had met last year and did some more touristy things like visiting this amazing place!

these flowers were huge, bigger than my hand!

picnic down on the Murray one day and looking up this little guy was right above us!
back home for a couple of days before heading off to my other most favourite spot (my sisters)
and then it was back home with the vegie haul
and time to make them into pickles!
finally spent some of the money and gift vouchers my girls have given me over the last couple of years, been looking for one of these and this one came home with me.
and the last couple of weeks spent at home has included moving these to chop into blocks (at back of photo) and then split, take up the front to the woodpile and stack!
At least we will be toasty warm in Winter!

and yes my poor thumb was a casuality again this year, plus a managed to get a big bruise of both shins and my left wrist in 3 places ( and yes it hurt, yes I did cry and yes I did swear!)

so if you managed to get through all that, 
I wish you all a very Happy Easter and hope that you are doing whatever makes you happy!

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

for sale

 these 2 wall hangings are for sale.

I did a commission for a friend last year, used red hearts but she changed her mind and wanted pink, so I ended up with these 2 left over. 

$40 each includes postage in Australia 

(OS I would need to see which country and how much and do a percentage of )

Approximate sizes are 32cm x 41.5cm and the other one is 35.5cm x 42.5cm 
My own original design....pattern available in my Etsy shop or via my FB page (links on sidebar)

Monday, February 8, 2021

12 months in the making!

well 12 months ago (actually 13, 56 weeks)
I started modablocksheads3 with thousands of others across the world, 
this past weekend I have it all together...
enjoy some progress shots across the weekend
feeling it was going to be too busy (no sashings in this baby!)
but I perserved with it
sorry turn your head to the side its an onpoint layout (forgot that bit when I took the photo)
that's better...
that's the centre and first border completed ( mid Sunday afternoon)
still a lot of sewing to go!

are you ready for the big reveal???

ta da!!!!

and I only had to fudge one side border that was about 1/2" short!
and I'm not telling which one either!
Picked up a lovely fabric for the backing while I was out and about on Friday, 
now to do the backing, I'm going to incorporate the leftover blocks from the front into the back (I think), will have a play and see how it looks before doing any cutting or sewing on that...

So after 56 weeks, I now need to find another long term project...
there are a few I have in mind, but you will have to wait and see!

And some garden spam to end with...
even weeds can look stunning!


Wednesday, January 27, 2021

on the home straight for the end of January...

well I don't know about you, but this first month of 2021 has flown!
I didn't think I had done a lot between the last post and this, but it seems I have been quite busy!
my tigerlilies are amazing this year...
so many blooms on each stem
this rose just looked amazing with the raindrops on it after we had had a 40 degree day the day before!
waffles in my new stove top waffle maker, 

so easy and it might just go into the camper with us
I made this bag about 6 or 7 years ago ( i think) and it had coffee spilled on it at work and was in need of a wash, after it finished drying I realised the front had frayed in a number of places, so decided a repair job was in order.

Found this FQ in my stash from hmmmm years ago! Replaced the front and rebound and reattached...

all good for another few years (although upon inspection, there are a few wear marks in the denim) but I think a couple more years won't hurt?

and #modablockheads3 is coming to an end, there are only 2 more blocks to go...

and I am actually all caught up awaiting the new blocks! A M A Z I N G !!!
I have my layout ready to go, just need to decide where each block will go
(the photo I took a couple of weeks ago was to see how many of each block I needed and to replace any that didn't suit)

this scrap box got a bit of a sort on the weekend as I couldn't find what I was looking for, but boy did I find some thing I had forgotten were in some quite large pieces that shouldn't of been in there either!

And I managed to get a big bag of tiny scraps for a friend who is a kinder teacher, her kidlets will use these in their paintings and glueing sessions

and these next blocks are a FB sewalong group I'm in called Hugs and Stitches sew along...the quilt is called Joyful and each block is hosted by a different person (12 blocks) and represents what brings us Joy.
My turn is in November (the second last block) so it will be interesting to see what everyone else brings to the quilt...
this is another scrappy quilt for me, just to add to the pile of scraps!

 hope you all enjoyed your Australia Day..

mine was spent making heavy duty hand cleaner for DH...

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

over half way through January!

some pretties followed me home from LQS in Wandin North and from Spotlight

some pretty blooms on my succulents, 
but these ones coming from the centre are called death blooms, 
yes it means the end of this plant, but fortunatley they throw lots of "pups"!

4 more blocks for my #modablockheads3 quilt...
only a few more to go..
I actually have enough for the top now, 
the rest will go on the back, 
found a lovely TOT cream for the setting triangles,
just need something for the border around the centre

the blocks right at the bottom are leftovers...
there will be a few more...
there will be lots of rearranging as these were just pulled out to see how I was going with sizing.

found this cute little green bug on one of my plants

looks like a ladybug but totally green!

 and the bees have been enjoying my orange gum blossoms!