Thursday, October 20, 2016

Two Lovely Days

On Tuesday I was blessed with a visit from one of my very favourite designers The gorgeous Michelle Ridgway
I was so thrilled to be able to show her a couple of her designs that I have stitched
She seemed pleased with what I had done with her design

She and Hubby are travelling in my area  and as they were going past my door they stopped for a quick morning tea
Thankyou both for taking the time
You made my week
 Enjoy the rest of your trip guys
Then yesterday I was lucky enough to visit the Making the Australian Quilt expo in Melbourne
I only got one photo as I couldn't get my flash to turn off
This quilt was made up of thousands of tiny hexagons
So much Aussie quilting history

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

New Zealand

Here are a small selection of photos from our wonderful New Zealand holiday

Such a beautiful country

We had a wonderful time

Friday, October 7, 2016

Belated Birthday Gift

My birthday fat 1/4 and a little extra from Simone

My beautiful special gift from Tarnyia
Lovely fat 1/4s and a few little extras

I just love the cushion she has made for me
Her quilting is beautiful
Thankyou Tarnyia
I must admit I was a little worried when Tarnyia emailed me to tell me my gift would be late as the same thing happened to me last year and I never did receive my gift
Any way it was well worth the wait
Still one fat 1/4 to come but Iam not holding my breath waiting
Thankyou to all the girls who did fullfill their swap obligations and Cheryll for once again organizing this swap

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

No Fuss Travel Swap

Iam a bit late in showing my Laundry bag from Nor.
I have a good excuse though
I put my bag to good use Just got back today from three weeks in NZ and with Permission I was allowed to open a little early so I could take it with me
Back sometime soon with some holiday photos

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Pincushion Caddy

The lovely Kiwikid sent me a little kit to make this caddy some time ago
Iam pleased I finally got around to finishing it
A bit fiddly to make

Thank you Sue
\I love it
I received another fat 1/4 in the Birthday swap from Simone but I cant find the photo
Will do another photo and put it up soon
Thankyou Simone
I still have two more to come and my special gift, so something to look forward to

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

My Birthday Fat 1/4s

Yesterday was my birthday
I received these lovely fat 1/4s in our Birthday fat 1/4 swap
Above from the lovely Dzintra
From our special swap Mama Cheryll
The gorgeous Michelle

Julie Love it Julz
And lastly The one that arrived on my birthday
Perfect timing Asta
Thank you so much girls
You made my birthday special
Back later of with photos of my Snail lunch

Sunday, August 21, 2016


Friday night I joined Wendy and friends ,once again for a night of stitching
I sewed the binding on my Lasting Legacy Block of the Month quilt and started stitching it down
We then went to Indoor Bowls for a fund raising night in aid of Peter Mac Hospital

Last night TA DA I finished it
This quilt has been a long time in the making
Used only fabrics I had on hand, so well pleased with my efforts
Some what busier than what I normally make but over all I think I like it

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Danielles 18th

Well Here Iam again trying for a new post
If only I can remember what I did last time Here's hoping.
Nothing to show on the sewing front but will show a craft of a different kind
My grandson is a second year apprentice doing Boiler making He had to make a round as a module at trade school
Hubby and I have birthdays a month apart so this became our joint birthday gift
Love it Thank you Anthony
Also during the week my youngest grandchild turned 18
Oh Iam feeling old!
Happy Birthday Dan
Very proud to be the Nana of such a lovely young lady


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Nothing ever goes to Plan FNWF

Friday night saw me join Cheryll and friends once again for a night of crafting I had planned to work on some secret stuff, but my sewing machine had other ideas. So after much frustration and a few choice words I sewed the binding down on my I Spy quilt It had been waiting for some time to be done Now it is finished Then I went to publish the photo and Blogger has changed things once again GRRR I HATE when that happens. Now not sure if this is going to work GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR


I hate blogger

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Claytons Christmas

Here are the lovely gifts I received from Kaylee in the No Fuss Christmas swap
The little Santa is so cute
Thankyou Kaylee
Looking forward to the next No Fuss Swap

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Christmas in July. Another fun swap

My partner in this Christmas swap was the lovely Noni from
 She does the most exquisite cross stitch
She stitched a top for this Christmas box
It was full of lovely goodies
So cute

And just look at these two beautiful hangers
Thank you so much Noni
It was nice to get different gifts this year in the form of cross stitch instead of quilting
These are the gifts I sent to Noni
She has posted way better photos than me, so pop over to her Blog for a look

I have noticed that some of the trees I make tend to curl at the sides
If I have sent you one and it does I have found that a wooden scewer inserted through the back fixes this problem
Thanks to Cheryll for another great swap

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Another FNSI Done and Dusted

Friday night saw me joining with Wendy and friends for a night of stitching
I have set myself a challenge to not buy any fabric and only use from my stash
So far Iam doing very well with only a few very minor purchases from Op Shops
So on a wet and cold Friday night I set to work making nine patch blocks
I did make many more than what Iam showing
Now Iam off to see what others got up to

Saturday, June 25, 2016

This n that

Made a few cards
Finished a "Lorraine's Flowers" table runner

More cards

Working on a charity quilt with the girls at my quilting group

The scene from my back door this morning
Christmas in July parcels sent and sent also my Klaytons Christmas gift
Ah Life is good

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Kitchen Kapers

My lovely gifts from Anita in the No Fuss Kitchen swap

I absolutely love this tea towel
Will definitely not be using it to dry dishes
I think it will be used to cover things on my bench or table
Thanks to all concerned for another fun swap
Now time to think about the Claytons Christmas no fuss swap

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival

Every second year a Tea Cosy Festival is held in our little town

These are just a small selection of some of the tea cosies on display

Yesterday I worked at the Festival for the first time
I was astounded at the amount of  interest with people coming from as far away as Castlemaine just to see our display

Also astounding was the amount of talent out there .....and imagination

Entries in the completion also came from all over the country. The organizers gave it an immense amount of publicity

Well done to all concerned