Monday, November 29, 2010

cancelled market

Healesville Racecourse Market due to be held on
December 5th has been
due to

you guessed it!

(3rd time this year!!!!)

(sorry really can't say that out loud!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

healing hearts

are all finished, in the envelope and ready to be posted tomorrow...


Saturday, November 27, 2010

do you have a heart?

As you would all know,
NZ has had another disaster,
this time with 29 miners losing their lives doing their jobs...
my heart goes out to their families.

with that in mind,
can you help?

Shirley in NZ would like as many of us that would like to help,
make a heart block (or several) to send to her,
so that all these blocks can be made into quilts for those families that lost a loved one.

Go here to check out the details...

here's my first one to get you inspired!
it took 10 minutes...
that's 10 minutes to help someone heal their heart a little bit.



where has the week gone to?
this week like all the rest this year have just flown by...
I managed to finish this and get it posted before the due date
(yes one day before does count as before!)

sorry I forgot to take a pic of the parcel all wrapped and ready to go...
but it's winging it's way to...................
somewhere just across the Tasman, so shouldn't take long to get there hopefully.

Thursday night was a BIG night...ED graduated from High School...Year 12 done and dusted!

all dressed and ready to go!

and then on Friday, this little car has come to join our family for ED
(when she gets her license!)

now it's time to finish off the 6 items swap that Maree is hosting,
I've already received mine from my partner,
but I don't know who it is and have no blog address for her..
so if you are her, please let me know who you are....

I haven't opened my parcel yet...
I'm trying to be good and save it for Christmas Day along with my other presents I hope to get....

back to the sewing...
have a wonderful day doing whatever...
and if you live in Victoria

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cross Stitch Saturday! part 2

Chookyblue has organised Part 2 of Cross Stitch Sampler weekend,

this one hangs in the entry hall,
it was supposed to be half the size (done over one thread, I cheated and did it over 2)

and this one hangs in my bedroom over the tall boy mirror.

I love this one, it was a real challenge with the different greens, I think from memory there are about 6 different shades for the leaves and berries, and varying hues of brown, that look almost green! Almost sent me barmy, but very glad I finished it.

Friday, November 19, 2010


Please go and check out this beautiful quilt put together from blocks donated by quilters around the world.

Lizzie put out a request not long ago for some blocks from quilters, for her friend Sue who is quite ill.
Well I think from watching Lizzies blog, she got way more blocks than she thought she would receive...
(I sent 6-7 blocks that were just sitting in my UFO basket)...
Lizzie managed to bring all these blocks together into one amazing quilt for her friend...

I want to thank Lizzie for using one of my small blocks in this amazing quilt...
and also the blog that I found it on to follow, after all if we didn't read anyone's blog we would never know about things like this

I know that she has sent the rest of the blocks to another lady in NZ to make charity quilts...
so no ones blocks will go unused or unloved....

Quilters are THE BEST.
and I hope that we all have a friend like Lizzie!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cross Stitch Saturday!

This is my little contribution!

I haven't done any cross stitch for years

(since I found stitcheries..they are much quicker to do)

most of mine were given away as presents and I only have 4 left now...

this one is my favourite....

These are all the girls that are participating in Chookyblue's Cross Stitch display this weekend...go check them all out...



























I'll post another one tomorrow...

cheers Julz

Friday, November 12, 2010


I've had a wonderful day today!
the sun is shining (along with the clouds and the wind!),
I've just come back from seeing Theodora Cleave aka Barb Smith at Stitch 'n' Patch in Lilydale.
I took Robyn along for the ride when I ran into her as I was about to leave,
so we had a good old chin wag on the quick journey down...
spent almost an hour down there chatting to Barb...

(what an inspirational, kind and generally lovely lady!)

I purchased a bird brooch and the pears and just as we were about to leave,
Barb gave me the brooch on the right...

how lucky am I?

Thank you Barb,
each time I meet you, you inspire me more.
Your designs are just gorgeous!
I wish I could purchase them all.

(forgot the camera, so you will just have to believe me that it was just lovely...all those buttons to touch and feel and admire, all the little button stories Barb has stitched, and some very interesting ways of using her buttons on boxes, stockings, trees...endless ways!)

And this gorgeous girl arrived from this lovely lady today for YD!

Lida very kindly made one for YD, as she liked the one sent to me in our recent swap.
Here they are together...

Fanny and Fritz.

(didn't realise until I popped these photos up, they look like they are in a pond)

Looks like there is more rain on the way this weekend...
wish we could get some nice sunny days on the weekend instead!
so it's about time to get my SSCS parcel finished cos posting time is almost here...

I've been stalking my partner and hope that what I have made will fit into her home...
I think it will, cos she is a bit like me in taste...
off to stitch, err make!!!!
have a good weekend...
come back tomorrow as I'm posting some of my cross stitches along with Chookyblue and quite a few others!
should be fun

cheers Julz

Sunday, November 7, 2010

My Sunday

on a spur of the moment decision on Saturday afternoon, I ended up doing this today...
I had a little stall at the River St Market in Healesville.
This is our local community market, one that I had visited often as a buyer,
today I was a seller.
The weather forecast was OK, fine day but windy in the morning...
no kidding! almost turned around and went home,
but after about an hour or so, the wind dropped and the sun was shining
(guess who got sunburnt on the back, cos she couldn't reach with the sunscreen?)
(and the getting up at 5.30 AM on Sunday has bells on it!)

Anyway, had a really lovely day, loads of visits who still thought the other market was on, and were very disappointed that it wasn't. But glad they made their way to this one...

Thank you to everyone who purchased something and to those who stopped for a chat.

Now I really must get a wriggle on with the crafting for next month.
I've decided if I can't get a stall at the Racecourse Market, our little community market is a great place to have one instead!

keep you posted where I will be later in the month.

hope everyone had a great weekend, I know I did,

Saturday, November 6, 2010

new stuff

forgot to show you these newbies...
first off some charm squares...
Panache and Astor Manor
and a honey bun...Simple Abundance...


these arrived a couple of weeks ago and I have just been admiring them...
yummy batiks, some pansies (lots of table runners there I think),
and luminere de noel charms (x2) and a little bit of yardage

Oh and the book....
Lunch Bags...
need to sit and have a good luck through this one...
my girls are always after a nice bag to hold their maybe they will get one!


cancelled market

Healesville Racecourse Market
Sunday 7th November


Due to this...
yes flooded out again...
twice in three months...

yes I know we need the rain!
but I need to sell some stuff too.... fairy!