Sunday, May 29, 2016

block 28

finished and it's too damn small!!!!
so on go some borders, finish off the stitchery and let's have a look...

much better!
annoyed that it was too small, but a small fix and it's OK.
the instructions etc were excellent, just my crap paper piecing skills in question!
anyway it's done, and WILL NOT BE REPEATED!
on to the next block which is ALL embroidery!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

2 more to add to the ever growing pile

 block 29 above scrappy happy heart
 block 30 simple surprises
bonus block
Bee Brave
see ya!

Monday, May 23, 2016

block 25 redone!

 liking it better this way...scrappy!
and with the original one I did...
like them both side by side

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

another 3 done

 block 25 sunday best
 block 26 dreaming  of dresdens
block 27 sewing  machine
thank you Anne Sutton, Jane and Pat

Monday, May 9, 2016


16 years ago you were given your angel wings...
miss you every day....
this is one of my favourite photos of Mum, taken when she was about 21.

splendid sampler update

Go check out The Splendid Sampler tab...
I've added all the blocks I have finished in the last few days....
there are a few!
All up to date except one block which is printed out ready to go...

Friday, May 6, 2016

4" tin swap for my partner

this is what I sent to Cheryl who was my partner in the swap
 some lovely Australian themed fabric..
bought some for me too, Christmas project in mind!
 filled my little tin up with some things I thought Cheryl would like,
and lucky me, she does!
and this is how it all fits!
Thank you to the No Fuss Swappers brains trust for organising and running this awesome swap..
you girls do a great job!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

opening day!!!!

 the cutest little Tea House tin, wrapped in gorgeous batik fabric tied up with a selvedge!
filled with goodies...
wanna see them?

 all this came out of that tin!
and another view.
How lucky am I?
Thank you everything!
also a big thank you to the girls at No Fuss Swappers for another awesome swap.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Swap time! 4" tin swap

this cute parcel arrived...
inside was...
you'll find out on Tuesday when I'm allowed to open it!

SS update

block 22 Goose on the loose
by Amy Udall Smart of Diary of a Quilter
this one went together so quickly and easily,
makes paper piecing a bit more Julie friendly!