Friday 30 November 2012

Back to Pies n Tarts

I love that I have no sewing committments now and I can concentrate on a few ( LOTS) of UFOs. Last night I stitched away on my Pies n Tarts.  This will be a huge quilt...

For the next three weeks I lose my Fridays in town as Im helping the teachers transport the kids to their weekly after school PCYC session. This means I will have 5 hours kids free today. I plan to do some machine sewing, and hopefully make a design wall. Woohoo me time!!

Thursday 29 November 2012

Lancaster Update

Ive been a little busy trying to keep up to date with some other ladies who are doing the Lancaster BOM. Im behind them but not too far lol

Im halfway through my diamond borders but I am using EPP rather than hand sewing to ensure I get perfect points lol...I picked up my Pies n Tarts BOM last night...Im halfway through attaching the pies to their backgrounds...ohh sooo much to do, SEW little time....but I wouldnt have it any other way!

Tuesday 27 November 2012

On its way!

 I posted my SSCS swap parcel today ( I know I know two working days late!!!)...its on a longgg trip to the other side of the world...cant wait to see the results of everyones secret sewing!!! A big thank you to Chookyblue for organising the swap.

Talking about presents I forgot to show you the lovely gift I received from Fiona (Dragonfly Crafts) on Saturday at our of our Bathurst Blogger Meet. Our swap was titled "Make, Bake or Fake it". Lol love this title.

Thank you Fiona for the calender,diary and fat quarter... this will help me to keep control of all my swapsfor next year!


Saturday 24 November 2012

Bathurst Bloggers Meet Nov 2012

Our second Country Bloggers Meet was today and I had the most fabulous time catching up with such a wonderful group of ladies!!! We met at Anni Downs store " The Home Patch" Bathurst, then onto a lovely cafe Chai Wallah for lunch, afternoon tea and stitching.

The lovely ladies with their purchases
left to right ( Sandy, Suzee, Dale, Kate, Peg, Khrissy, Deb (me), Fiona and Janice)
Waiting for the rest of the girls final purchases ...
 ( Dale, Peg" Happy in Stitching", Fiona "Dragonfly Crafts' and  Khrissy "BaiSinNoLil")
Deb (me) , Kate "Show and Tell" and Sandy "Sandys Patchwork Angel"

Thank you Chookyblue for organising yet again a fantastic day!!! Ladies travelled from Cobar, Orange, Campbelltown, Narromine, Conamble, Muswellbrook, OConnell,  Dubbo,  Mudgee, and Bathurst. I cant wait to catch up with all of you again, hopefully at Nundle GDITC in March 2013.

Friday 23 November 2012

One more sleep...


One more sleep till the Country Bloggers Meet, arranged by the gorgeous Chookyblue.
We are meeting tomorrow at Anni Downs' The Home Patch store in Bathurst, then a lovely lunch, and 'sew in' at a local restaurant/cafe...cant wait to catch up with everyone again....
On the sewing scene Ive put the final touches to my secret sewing...there is soo much lol

And tending to my flourishing vegie garden....

See you tomorrow girls!!

Saturday 17 November 2012

Friday Night Sew In...

I finished the my main secret sewing pressie last night at Friday Night Sew In...

Im about to do my chores, feed animals etc, then hopefully pull out my sewing machine and sew all afternoon....Im planning to have the kidlets well fed and watered to lessen the chances of interruptions lol

Friday 16 November 2012

More fabric for the stash...

I got a total surprise tonight when I got home from town; another parcel....the balance of my impulse purchase...didnt realise I bought SOO much...these are the French General Chateau Rouge and some Bella Solids to match yesterdays Metropolitan Fair....I received the invoice with this one....lucky DH is away lol....

I have been sewing lots but cant show anything as its all Christmas Secret Sewing.....hoping to finish all the secret sewing tonight then its back to my UFOs...

I will be at Friday Night Sew-In tonight, hope to see you there!

Thursday 15 November 2012

Hello Mr Mailman

This was the last of my impulse purchases the other week....

Lots of assorted French General and Metropolian Fair fabrics.... some for my stash and others for a new swap for next year...nothing like being prepared lol....Now Im off for a few hours machine sewing, the animals are fed, vegie garden watered, washing folded, put away and my bed linen is washed and on the line.....Funny Im soo organised when DH is right now is me time :)

Monday 12 November 2012

A Christmas Story update...

Miss Khrissy is back from holidays and you all know what that means YES sewing tomorrow, should be today but I wont complain lol.......These are the blocks I worked on whilst she has lazily been on holidays for the last two weeks!!!

Only one and a half blocks left to needleturn then I can put this quilt together. DH is going for 5+ days to the Central Coast to see his family so we all know what that means!!!! Party Time!!! Kidding lol, it means in the sewing room every night once the kidlets are in bed so I can try and finish all my UFOs before Chrissy... Haven't even thought about Xmas shopping yet!!!

Saturday 10 November 2012

Secret Sewing is paramount....

As I am still secret sewing, I thought Id show you some impulse purchases this week...I have been naughty with TWO trips to Annis 'The Home Patch'. In my defense I did need some thread lol

I bought two Natalie Bird Stitcheries and Rosalies Xmas wreath and some frames from Patchwork Plus.   A new chrissy baubles pattern, wooden spools, thread, ric rac and a small fat quarter bundle from Annis store. Im waiting on order from Red Raspberry Quilts and The FQ Shop.  I think I have gone overboard the last week or happens doesnt it???  lol... guess its back to my secret stitching!

Wednesday 7 November 2012

More new additions

Introducing "Cruella" and "Deville", our new little girl piglets. We picked up our new piglets last night and "Schnitzel von Crumb" is being very maternal for a male pig...."Cruella" is the one with the pink jacket... out of the mouths of babes lol

They are  very entertaining to watch! Unfortunately they we wont have any piglets from these two for about 12 months...then let the excitement begin....Ive over planted vegetables the last few weeks so they have lots of fresh vegies to eat....

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Happy Melbourne Cup Day

Before I talk about Melbourne Cup, I must show you the border fabric I bought for my Sue Daley Lancaster Quilt. Tis different from Sues quilt but I think it suits my French General fabrics ( looks a little rusty in this pic) ...I also boughts some scraps of Annis Xmas fabric for a swap item and some pressies for a very special birthday girl which I will blog at a later secret stuff dont you????


And Happy Melbourne Cup Day !! I dont usually do anything for Melbourne Cup, Im not a punter, just a stitcher lol...BUT today Ive been baking most of the morning for a P&C Melbourne Cup Afternoon Tea at our school. Ive made lots of mini quiches, with our own eggs, spinach and herbs from the garden and three batches of brownies ( cooling as I type)...

Its quite warm here today, I was in the vegie garden early and planted our third lot of chinese vegies as they are growing fast and need replenishing and some more perpetual spinach.....ahhh love fresh vegies..have a wonderful afternoon my lovely blogger friends x


Saturday 3 November 2012

Friday Night with Friends

Last night was my first "Friday Night with Friends". I had sooo much fun knowing that I wasnt the only one stitching!! Check out Cheryls link to all the other participants. I worked on my "Lancaster quilt" by Sue Daley. Ive changed my mind on the background a few times; thats why the clamshells and centre star arent completed. Ive ordered a new patterned background where previously I was going to use an solid. I completed all the triangle and diamonds for the first border. The pattern states to hand stitch, but I purchased EPP diamonds and triangles, helps me with perfect points lol

A big thank you to Cheryl for the first "Friday Night with Friends".  I havent been in my sewing room for at least two months....Ill be signing up for the next one too!!!