Saturday, April 22, 2017

FNSI and a Finish

I have had Tea Cup Teddies finished for quite a while now but my computer crashed and I had to work out once again how to post photos
I hate when computer stuff changes Iam so not computer literate
Any way I have worked it out now (Hopefully)
Loved making this one Another of the lovely Michelles designs
Thanks my friend

I got some stitching done on my Christmas quilt
The book was a gift from another lovely lady Maria Life on the Block
Maria sent the book to me when I was recovering from my knee op
Lost my sewing urge at the time, so very pleased to have finally started it
Thanks Maria

Friday, March 31, 2017

Easter Treat Bags

I have been busy making little bags for Easter gifts
Started by making this one for my niece to give to her God Daughter
She refused to part with it, so I made another one for her Well actually still making it

Then I made three more for some special little girls I know
Still got two to go
They are quite cute and fun to make
Can you pick the Michelle Ridgeway design taken from her Calendar bears pattern?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A couple of little finishes

My GD had to move away for work
She asked me to make her a few things for her new home

I think she will be pretty happy with them

My computer crashed
I hate how everything changes and now I have to work out how to do things the new way

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Initial Heart Swap

I was partnered in this swap with the lovely Kerrie from Channelbank creations
I just adore the heart she has made for me and in my all time favourite colour too
There were also some sewing novelty buttons and mm and ms

Kerrie and I have been partnered in quite a few swaps now, so we have gotten to know each others tastes
I sent this crazy patchwork heart to Kerrie
Thanks Kerrie and Thanks to Cheryll
Once again a great swap
I have been having some more leadlight lessons with my friend Mary

Quite pleased with my creations

Thursday, February 2, 2017

What I sent in the Australia Day Swap

These are the gifts I sent to Kerrie Channelbank Creations Blog in the Australia Day Swap
A lollie bag full of lollies

 A rug for her mug The kookaburra was a Michelle Ridgway design
Cute Hey?

Incense and holder

Aussie tea towel and tea bags

Ugly fabric

And here are the gifts ready to send
Another fun swap

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Happy Australia Day

I joined in Anthea of Hibiscus Stitches Australia day swap

I received these lovely Aussie themed gifts from Kaye of Kitten Stitching
Anzac tin
Utterly gorgeous lace
Threads in Aussie colours
Australian flag item ..a nice gym towel
Liquer chocolates Oh so yummy
Thankyou Kaye and Anthea
I will post what I sent when my partner lets me know she has received
Happy Australia Day to all

Saturday, January 7, 2017

FNWF 2017

Last night was our first FNWF for 2017
Once again the gorgeous Cheryll is our host
Some secret sewing happened at my house
It is supposed to look bright and summery
What do you think? Fit the bill?
Another hot one coming up today
I do not like the heat

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Santa Sack swap

This is what I received from Julie in Cherylls Santa Sack swap         
Below are  some of the gifts I sent to Julie

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Bah Humbug

I received this gorgeous mug rug from Maria in the Bah Humbug swap
The fabric was snowmen as love it Thankyou Maria
And this is what I sent to Lynda
Another fun swap

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Disapointment and a Birthday Angel

For the last few years I have been a member of Cherylls Birthday fat 1/4 swap
This swap required us to send a fat 1/4 to members in a colour of their choice on their birthday
A bit of fun
We were also required to send a special gift to one special person
Not to hard really
I never received my special gift in the 2015 swap
I was so disappointed
I had  a message from my special person to say my gift would be late Life gets in the way sometimes We all appreciate that
Any way my gift never ever did come
Last Wednesday when I came home from hospital after my knee surgery there was a parcel waiting for me
On opening I found this draw string bag I love it and the thought fullness of my Birthday angel who decided to make up for my special person
Made my day
Thankyou my Birthday Angel and a BIG thankyou to the lovely Cheryll
Restored my faith in swaps
You are a beautiful person Cheryll and  there should not have been a need for my Birthday angel to step in

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Last FNWF for 2016 and a little visitor

Over the years we seem to have had a little turtle pass through every year
 Not sure if it is the same one
Thunder was not impressed with our visitor

I had a whole day sewing when I joined Cheryll and lots of friends for our last FNWF for the year
Where has the time gone?
Iam sure it was just Christmas yesterday
A pack of charm squares, a few spare hours and I came up with this lap quilt
My last present completed
I have to be organized this year as my knee surgery is on Monday
Hoping it will be as successful as my last one, though now I have a painful varicose vein in that leg
Cannot take  a trick

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Santa Sack Swap


I  made a cover for my sewing machine
A Leanne Milsom design which was published in Patchwork and Stitching magazine a while back
Love it
Thank you Leanne for a great design
My Santa sack gift has arrived from Julie
Gorgeous wrapping fabric
Thank you Julie

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Bah Humbug No Fuss Swap

My gift in the last No Fuss swap for the year has  arrived from Maria
Cannot wait for opening day
Thank you Maria
I will get mine in the mail soon as I need to be organized
Iam having my other knee replaced on December 5th

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