Monday, January 31, 2011

finally some sewing!

my holidays are coming to an end...
that man from the Tattslotto office obviously lost my address as he didn't come calling after the weekend draw! Damn...

on a brighter note, I finally got myself into the sewing room over the last couple of days of my break, and this is the result....

some cute patch pincushions.....

and cute little scissor cases...
(pattern from Stitchers Angel 2008 Lynette Anderson)
very pleased how these turned out....

and this set will be destined for a stitcher in QLD, as part of my box of "stuff" I'm gathering together to send to Suzanne

a very productive couple of days ..wish they were all like that!
Have a few more scissor cases to make...cutting templates out at night, piecing when I get the chance, sewing all together while watching TV...

cheers Julz

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

raffle closed

thank you to both of the lovely ladies that entered the raffle.
Because there were only 2 entries I have decided that they both deserve something,
so they are both winners.



Monday, January 24, 2011

we're back!

did you miss me?
oh well...maybe somebody did.

We took off to our friends place down at Lakes for a few days R & R.
first couple of days were a bit coolish, but the rest of the time was perfect beach weather!
(got the sunburn to prove it...and yes I was wearing sunscreen, think I need windscreen too, not the glass variety either)

didn't do very much sewing although I took 2 or 3 things with me, just relaxed the whole time

still have a week on holidays,
so this week I'm planning to do a few things in the sewing room,
get the kids ready for school again, almost got all of their stuff,
maybe get into the garden if I feel like it, and just have a bit of "me"time!



edit: this post will stay on top as it's postdated!
Please scroll down for any other posts

Ok, I'm going to do my little bit for the QLD flood relief appeal.
Toni over at Make It Perfect has kicked off this appeal and all the details of who is running an auction, having a raffle, a sale etc is on her the pink umbrella in the side bar.

Each blog will run their own auction, raffle etc, but Toni will have the master list of who is doing what...

So what am I going to do?

First one will be a raffle for
a complete set of patterns for My Garden and all the DMC threads to stitch it.
(valved at $80)

(this is my one that hangs in my lounge room)

All you need to do is make a $5 donation to QLD Flood Appeal,
add a comment to THIS post with your receipt number
AND your email address
(so I can contact you or email me privately with your details and I'll comment for you)
You can enter as many times as you have $5 amounts,
ie $20 donation = 4 entries = 4 comments
and on Monday 24th I will get Mr Random Generator Picker Thingy to select the winner...
too easy!
(I will pay the postage for the winning person)


and next week I will do something else,
so stay tuned and get those donations in...

Remember this is an $80 value for $5 and think of all of people you are helping!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

a finish...

well 3 in fact!

The first one is one of my original design patterns, done just a little different to the original...
Love Is...
(this one is for sale on the website when I get time to list it!
If you're interested just email me for costs)

this one below is the monthly prize for my mailing list, a cute little mug mat

and another table runner,
this one will also be listed on the website when I get time

almost time to go to work (again!!!!),
I'm doing 4 days this week as we have 2 away on holidays...and it's been busy, usually we have a few quiet days after Christmas, not this year...seems there are loads of tourists and day trippers in town...keeps us out of mischief....but I want some time to sit and sew, oh and my house needs a clean....
have a great day whatever you get up too!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Just chilling out....

Well the New Year is off to a good start...
I have managed to finish a wall hanging,
just adding the wire hanger now and it's done for TCCT.

We went to the local market today and I think I scored a bargain!
$7 for the this lot below....

there are old wooden cotton reels (still almost full of thread), 6 tape measures (2 never used), cotton bias binding, lace, zips, buttons, snap fasteners, sewing machine needles...

I collect wooden cotton reels and this is what drew me to this....there were 12 in there!

Hope everyone has recovered from their NYE celebrations...
we went up to a neighbours house, good food, music, friends and drinks, lots of laughs through the night and a short stroll home....great way to end the year and start a new one.