Monday, December 29, 2014

5 days in a flash

 started off with a couple of these....
 had way too much of this...
 made a flying visit here
and did more of this!
Time spent with great family and friends!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

to all

Merry Christmas
may you all have a fun filled and enjoyable day with family and friends!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

blocks finished!

think this is the layout I like...
now for the 216 contrast hexies for the sashings,
and the numerous 1" squares for the crosses and stepping stones within the sashings!

Sunday, November 30, 2014


well another month has almost finished...
here we are on the last day of November,
the means its only 24 sleeps until Christmas,
scary? you bet!
have you done or started your shopping yet?
thankfully I'm about half way thru mine,
know mostly what I need for the rest,
I'm only finding one present a bit hard to find the right thing,
but something will turn always does!
sitting here working on my Lucy Boston blocks,
number eight is being sewn today,
only need to sort the fabrics for block nine,
have chosen the fabric for the sashing,
a lovely pale coffee tone on tone...
I've had it sitting between the completed blocks on the floor for over a week,
and it still is saying, yes use me!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

progress report

these are the first 6 blocks,
got 2 more prepped and ready to go...
have pulled out some lovely creamy tot for the sashings,
just need to prep block 9
then it's sashing time!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday stitching!

stitching away on my Lucy Boston blocks,
got five stitched,
one more prepped and ready to go,
and two more almost cut out ready for prepping,
then just one more block to decide on fabrics ....
after that got to decide how I'm going to sash them!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Lucy Boston update

these are the first 5 blocks and block 6 is being prepped today
starting to enjoy these now...

Monday, October 13, 2014

more LB

bottom left corner or top right corner?
decisions, decisions.....
help! please....

first bit of Lucy Boston

ok, like the centre and the grey fillers,
not sure what the next move will be,
this fabric is proving a little hard to use,
a lot of waste and that is soooo against my nature!
oh well keep going and see where it leads

Friday, October 10, 2014

Quilts In The Barn

 just a few of the lovely examples on display...
and this one below is by my good friends at Max and Louise Pattern Company
it was really hard to get decent photos as it was soooooo busy!
just after I arrived I caught up with Lisa and Louise,
funny we live 5 minutes apart and go out for the day and meet up, but hardly see each other in town!
Linda will have lots more photos in the coming days,
as I sure so will so many others that attended...
Also caught up with the Crows,
made a small purchase of their new book and some lovely wool felt.
So if you're in the area,
get yourself to Wonga Park and spent some time with beautiful quilts all for a great cause,
and meet loads of like minded people...
it's on tomorrow and Sunday (October 11th and 12th)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

unhappy face :(

well there is a big unhappy face here...
I missed ChookyBlue's post for the 2014 SSCS
I have decided that I will participate in my own way this year,
have just purchased some papers for Lucy Boston blocks,
so my aim is to have these blocks done for Christmas as a present to myself.
I only have enough papers for 4 blocks, so a lovely new table topper it will be.
now we have just got back from a few days with friends in Lakes Entrance,
loved this time away with all of my family,
something that probably won't happen a lot in future as my girls are all almost all grown up!
(another sad face there!)
but I am so glad they still (at this point) want to come away with us...

back home again,
another week of holidays before I go back to work,
but will be spending it doing "stuff" around here that needs doing,
and hopefully a bit of sewing/stitching time in there too!

Monday, September 22, 2014

finished finally

hehe...the stitching part anyway...
really happy with this to date....
love the effect of the four points,
now to decide on the next bit...
hope you have managed to do something that you love today

Sunday, September 21, 2014

some sewing.....finally!

have finally finished the centre star...
(remember the pink one from the one for my friend)
after I put it together, thought that it needed something else,
had some Dresden blades for another project,
used some of those along with some new ones to get the effect I was looking for,
now to continue with the putting together!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

they're here

ordered these over the weekend and today they arrived,
now to select some lovely fabrics and get started!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

sunny Sunday

first off,
Happy Fathers Day to all the Dad's out there...
it's been a long time since I've seen my Dad,
I remember him every day,
so today is another time for memories...
sitting out in the sunshine enjoying a cup of tea listening to the sounds of Sunday
and doing a little  more stitching...

Sunday, August 31, 2014

lazy Sunday afternoon

just spent time stitching the afternoon away in lovely Winter sunshine....
making slow progress on this gorgeous Rosalie Quinlan design
never seem to get enough time to just sit and stitch these days!
hope you have had a lovely afternoon doing something you love,

Sunday, August 10, 2014

for a friend

 made this for a friend at work who has just purchased her first home....
something for her table,
something to nibble on,
something to get ideas from for the kitchen....
 had lots of little bits leftover over...
and they became this,
for me!
testing out my very rusty FMQ skills with some pebble quilting!
don't look too closely....
going to bind with hot pink polka dots (if I have enough left!)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

secret stitching

working on some secret stitching for a dear friend,
all pieced together,
now to decide on the quilting,
think I have a plan...

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Debut Ball 20014

well my YD had her Debut Ball on Friday night..
she looked beautiful.....
as did her sisters

we all had a lovely night together

Monday, June 23, 2014


it's cold,
it's wet,
it's miserable outside,
glad I'm in here,
cozy and warm
planning on what to start stitching now...

Saturday, June 21, 2014

finished, finally

This is my bag from hell, don't get me wrong, the pattern and instructions are totally awesome, but not when you change your fabric to a thick denim (recycling the DH jeans) it had to be modified in several places...the lining wouldn't go in the way it was supposed to, the inner seams are all exposed, attaching the handle tabs was a nightmare...the list goes on....
Would I make this again? YES, but with only quilt weight fabric and interfacing. It looks great and I think will be very functional, happy with the result even if it did make me crazy!

Saturday, June 14, 2014


well not much happening here!
no sewing,
no ideas,
no mojo....
again :(

Sunday, June 1, 2014

sunday stitching

working on my bag...
it's not going together how I want!
(that's what happens when you change the pattern....)

it's here!

Winter has arrived!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

new bag

this is the beginning...
black denim main parts of bag with babushka dolls for the flap and possibly on the strap,
blue denim pockets on the side....
still thinking about the lining,
using a lovely pattern but changing a few details so it's more suitable for what I want....
more to come

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

quick update

wow, time flies...been a little while since my last post...
here are a few things I've been up to..
my gorgeous jade bracelet my girls gave me for Mothers Day
 a new cushion cover for the denim chair
 made a start on some more dresdens...the plan is to do one blade in every fabric in my stash and see where it leads me!
 and my modest purchases from a recent visit to the trunk show at QIB a couple of weeks ago.
made a new bag (can't find the photo, so will have to take another one in daylight) and made a start on a second one because I didn't really like the first on too much....ho hum!

Sunday, May 11, 2014


to all the Mum's out there in blogland and beyond!
Hope you have all had a wonderful day,
lots of presents, and being spoilt...
I know I sure have been....
brekkie cooked for me,
taken out for lunch,
and now dinner is being cooked...
beautiful presents from my girls,
a lovely bracelet, flowers, smelly candles...
Thank you for being my girls,
you are all special and I love you all to the moon and back!
Thinking of my Mum today,
gone but not forgotten,
love you!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

who's coming to this?

this should be a bit of fun...
I'm planning on going Friday,
might see you there!

Monday, May 5, 2014


finished stitching down all the hexies onto the borders....
top completed,
now onto laying and then quilting!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


I think I need to rethink doing the April photo challenge....
it's just NOT going to happen...
try again in May

Sunday, April 6, 2014

#FMSphotoaday April

yes I know I have been a bit slack aka busy and missed a few days in March, but hey it's now April and yes I've missed a few days here too, will try a bit of a catch up in another post....
so here is the April list

Monday, March 24, 2014

#photoaday catch up 2

day 22, morning,
sun coming up through the trees on my morning walk
and finally day 23, I'm loving...
making a mess!

#photoaday update..

day 10,  far away
day 11 something good,
my Dad's orchids
day 12, partial
day 13, fresh,
can't beat fresh coffee
day 14, care
take care not to step on this little guy
day 15, evening
day 16 beautifully ordinary
an ordinary bird, beautiful in every way
day 17 weather, grey and overcast
day 18, five years ago
so many memories....
day 19 hair from long to short

day 20, letter
not technically a letter, but I love it!
that's it,
will do the other couple of days in another post