Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A busy day....

The garden is loving all this rain! I love it too, its good for sewing! I did a bit of weeding in the garden yesterday and was amazed at how quickly everything is ready for picking. I filled a huge plastic bag with tomatoes and they are sooo sweet, tis nothing like fresh vegies from a garden. Alas I only picked tomatoes and cucumbers, BUT in the next few days we should have mountains of corn cobs, rhubarb, eggplant, spinach, zuccs and rocket, yum yum.

Ive also been busy the last couple of days trying to complete a new quilt... Tar Dar!!!! its completed and ready to be basted and quilted. I still need to put on some eyes so the animals can see lol.

Tis grocery shopping today, so IM up early to take "Bundy" for a quick fixin at the vet, shop then come home and hopefully baste the quilt. 

Happy Stitching :)

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Sneek Peek Once a Season Swap

Before I post my parcel to my secret partner, I will give you all a sneek peek. The Swap is called 'Once a Season swap' and items are sent Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer (Aussie calender). I received my goodies on Friday and Ill be sending my goodies off tomorrow. Of course they will be wrapped and secure to enable value added surprises!!!

Hope my partner loves her goodies!!! Will post full pics once the parcel is received!!! If you would like to join the "Once a Season Swap", check out Cheryl's blog for all the details!!!

Happy Stitching
Deb :)

Saturday, 25 February 2012

'my brown bag studio' is having a GIVEAWAY!!!

Kimberley from 'my brown bag studio' is having her first sponsored giveaway in conjunction with Green Fairy Quilts, and I know for sure that the prize will help get you in the mood for Spring...'s a wonderful Farmers Market Fat Eighth Bundle! Take advantage and pop over for your chance in the giveaway.
Happy Stitching

Friday, 24 February 2012

Once a Season Swap has arrived!!!!

The postman left me a wonderful surprise this afternoon. Look at these yummy pressies!!!!

 It was my package from the 'Once a Season Swap'. My partner Shez spoilt me!!! The kids had a great time HELPING me open all the presents!!

Look at the gorgeous placement, the stitching is very detailed!!! I should have ironed it before I took the pics but was a tad excited!!! I also received choccies, a card kit, a few ribbons, a teatowel and a stitch adhesive.

Thank you to my "stalker" ( secret partner) Shez for spoiling me, was a nice way to start the weekend!!!...if you need some inspiration or updates on a few swaps, check out her fabulous blog.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

My garden continues to grow...

Just a quick one to say yes my garden is still growing, Im still addicted to paper piecing. The Vignette Hexagon quilt is for a single bed, I love how its progressed that I decided to make mine for a queen size bed.

Ive used three jelly rolls for the flowers so far, and I think I will buy just one more! Sadly im making this quilt for myself, therefore its not a priority. Im working on it between projects or whenever I need a break from what IM working on. Am loving watching this garden grow.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

A little bit of this...

Tis been a busy week with a swimming carnival, where Miss 8 won a medal YAY!!, two days of sewing with g/fs, another YAY!!
I have another deadline looming and only started the project two days ago lol (as always)...heres a little sneek peek.... this block grabs me.... chook chook...

I also received my February hexagons from "The Inchy Hexagon Swap" this week. Doris thank you sooo much for lovely hexis they will make a wonderful addition to my garden ...

DH is in Sydney this weekend, meaning not much daytime sewing for me the next two days, but hello late nights so I can catch up, not only with sewing, but a new movies I havent watched as yet...
Have a lovely weekend
Deb :)

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Name Game Swap sneek peek

I promised a sneek peek of my swap item for the Name Game Swap. It is being held by Samelias Mum , check out her blog for details or just plain creative inspiration!!  I am madly trying to source more of the tangerine dot fabric for my stars....planning a trip to Orange early next week to Orange Patchwork to check out their Amy Butler fabric....if I cant find the fabric I will redo the palette of colours.

My secret partner had a few stars in her mosiac pics...psst secret swap partner...are you thinking...ohh wonder if this is for me???? Love the anticipation of swap!!
Happy Stitching
Deb :)

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Charlotte the Shopper

I completed my next  block in 'An Angel Story' quilt last night, called 'Charlotte the Shopper'. That's my February commitments on this quilt up to date. After my morning chores, Ive been busy with 'A Christmas Story'.I have cut out the rest of the applique for block A all ready to needleturn. The kids are calling for me to watch Scooby Doo with them. Should I tell them its my favourite cartoon show of all time!!! Heheehehehe.....Off to needleturn, enjoy your Saturday!!!

Happy Stitching
Deb :)

Friday, 10 February 2012

I finished!!!

I worked all day and tar dar Im finished my train quilt top. I have named it Alphabet Train. It still needs borders, but Im happy to do that tomorrow. This quilt will also have a matching pillow, still to be made but IM sure I will get it done in no time!!!!

It feels sooo good to finally finish something as I usually have lots of things happening at once.

I guess tomorrow Ill be basting and will try and quilt it over the weekend, then its on to pattern writing...ohh yay me!! Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Working away

Its Thursday night and Ive stopped sewing, Im starting to make silly mistakes and my back is starting to ache...ohh the pleasure of machine sewing. Im pushing to finish my train quilt. This is all Im up to, DH had to go to Sydney for two nights so limited my time sewing ( bad man lol).

A big thank you to Joanne from Possum Blossum for this months hexagons. Lovely reproduction fabrics that will go well in my garden. I had Joanne as my swap partner last month and oops didnt take a pic of my hexagons...I am enjoying this swap, tis soo nice to get a little surprise each month and seeing my garden grow.

I have also been working on my 'Name Game' swap and  'Once a Season Swap'. Both are secret swaps, will post a sneaky pic in the next few days. I am feeling this short month, have soo much to get done. The countdown has begun for the 'Girls Day in the Country' in Nundle. Am getting very excited, not sure what I will take for show and tell, as most of my hard work has been for others. Could pull my finger out and finish my Vignette Hexagon quilt.

I have heaps of flowers ready to be sewn into another row.... but then when would I sleep lol
Happy Stitching
Deb :)

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Wait a minute Mr Postman!

The Postman was quite kind this past week. I received the latest issue of Creating Country Threads and yay another 'frog cottage design' has been published.  One of my prim dolls Miss Rosie is featured on page 42.

I also received my first block,'Civil War Journals' from the fat quarter shop. Am loving the darker colours of this quilt. Its a huge quilt, but lucky Khris and I are doing this one together. Nothing like sharing the passion!

 I also received block 3 of "Love Letters" as well. The colours in this quilt said "BUY ME". This was an easy purchase as it only runs for six months ( justification lol). I love BOMs from the FQS as you always have enough material left over to make another quilt. Our lounge room is cherry red so this quilt will look nicely hanging over the lounge next winter!

See I am realistic...I have to finish a few projects before I can even look at starting these two quilts. I might allocate a sewing day to cutting all the blocks out, that way when I do make a start on them, it wont take as long to complete.

On a productive note, I am 70% complete on block 3 of my choo choo train quilt. So hopefully I can get the applique completed by tomorrow night leaving me a few days next week to patch/piece it all together for the Friday deadline...
Wish me luck, have a great weekend
Deb :)

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Another block finished

I thought I would start my 'An Angels Story' February commitments early. One block down and another is appliqued and ready for stitching BUT!!! Tis time to move back to frog cottage's 'My choo choo train quilt'

IM on my final block although its 20"plus long... and I still need to finish the numbers etc on the other blocks...sigh...but on the home stretch. I need to have the quilt finished by the end of next week to meet a photography deadline.Wish me luck!!!