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 http://firefliesandcatsinthegarden.blogspot.com/
 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

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tin Opening Day

So beautifully wrapped

Yesterday was open day for out tins
What lovely gifts I received from Helen and a lovely tin
Thank you Helen
I will have fun with my gifts
I did not get to open my gifts until this morning
Yesterday we woke up to howling winds. I thought it was bad here but when I went to pick up my grand daughter... OMG I could not believe how bad it was at their house
Trees down everywhere and shed roofs banging madly
It was quite scary
I took her for the day and when Lynda got home from work she found the roof of one shed on her front lawn It had smashed a gate and taken out the house power on its way
Power will hopefully be reconnected today
Upside was I got to have them here for the night
Fortunately all their animals were safe

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Stuff a Tin and Calendar Bears

Iam a No Fuss Swapper
My parcel in the Stuff a Tin swap arrived from Helen
It looks so pretty Looking forward to opening day

I finally finished my Calendar Bears quilt
A Michelle Ridgway design
Iam a big fan of her work
Very happy with it

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Old Grey Fergie

My latest finish
Thanks for the emails regarding my fall
I am feeling better
Still some what stiff and a few bruises but getting there

Saturday, April 16, 2016

FNSI April

Another FNSI with Wendy over at Sugarlane Quilts has come and gone
Where does the time go?
I made myself a little storage box
Actually not that little I used precut 10" squares Will definitely be making more of these
Feeling a bit sore and sorry for myself tonight
Our new puppy pulled some rope down off the caravan and I got my foot caught up in it and went down like a ton of bricks
Luckily I didn't fall on my new knee Could have been a problem then
My other knee is sore though and my backside is bruised
I asked my specialist after my Op what I was allowed to do He said No running No jumping and No falling over

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Lead Lighting

My friend Mary does the most magnificent lead lighting
I have always admired it
Last week I was lucky enough to have her give me a lesson and this is what I came home with
It is very special and I love it
It now has pride of place in my dining room window
Thanks Mary
Looking forward to my next creation though I don't think it will replace my patchwork

Saturday, April 2, 2016


Last night it was time for another FNSI when I joined with Cheryl and friends for an evening of sewing
I decided it was time to start putting my "Lasting Legacy" blocks together, after putting it off for some time
Pleased with the results so far

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter FNSI

I joined Wendy and the girls for some Easter weekend sewing pleasure
I am quite pleased with what I have achieved
I whipped up this blue wren wall hanging as a Mother's Day gift for my Mum who collects blue wren items
A few hexies and made up some coathangers and stitched another one
Hope everyone is enjoying their Easter