Saturday, June 17, 2017

Trying my new machine for FNSI

I treated myself to a new sewing machine
My old one was getting a little tired
Last night I got to  try it out when I joined Wendy and friends for FNSI
First I ironed down my applique for my NSW block in the Australiana row by row
Then I put this together to try the new machine
It will become a chair pad for the dining room chairs
Very happy with the new machine
Looking forward to getting to know it better


Saturday, June 3, 2017

FNWF JUNE

Joined Cheryll and Cyber friends for a night of stitching
Nice and warm by the fire
I did some stitching on my Row by Row Austrailiana block of the month
This is block 3
This is my first two blocks put together
My little dog seems to be a little better but still losing hair
Hope you all had a good night last night

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Unwelcome Visitor

This mangy fox has been hanging around our house and now my poor little dog has caught the mange
She is so unwell and her hair is falling out in great tufts despite treatment
Lets just say this nasty fox will not spread the mange any further
Have been doing a bit of reading
Just finished Talk of The Town by Rachael Johns
Enjoyed it and could relate to it in a couple of ways
Have joined Sues Australiana Row by Row Block of the Month
Photos to come
Not much else happening

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