Sunday, 29 July 2012

Oh la la

Ive been a busy bee today piecing the rows on my new girly quilt...

Alas I found two of my embroidered hearts had been slashed with a rotary cutter!! Hello Miss 3...I tell you, they are soo I guess tonight I will be re sewing my hearts so I can finish the last two rows...lucky for Miss 3 I like hand sewing!!!

Would be nice to have a completed item this week!!!!

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Ive been busy

Alas at long last I said hello to my sewing machine again...a rare event in my house....kidlets usually only allow me to hand sew, with two on my knees or at my feet....

I know I said I was taking a break from Frog Cottage for a little while to concentrate on my growing pile of yummy projects...but this one has been calling me to finish it...Im using Ohh la la by Bunny Hill, a nice girly quilt for a change.....Ive changed the design so Im off to Sydney today with a g/f and will search for my Ivory fabric, do a nice lunch and hopefully be back home early evening...

Enjoy your day !!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

More blocks completed

Yesterday was my weekly sewing day with Khrissy ( BaiSiNoLil).. I worked on my much behind ' A Christmas Story blocks.....

I am happy to report I have now completed Blocks A and B ( needleturn only shhh) a month or two behind but thats ok! At least Im catching up on things!

Monday, 23 July 2012

My mini hearts

What Ive been working on this weekend....not a lot done...cest la vie!

Friday, 20 July 2012

I visited the Home Patch

On Wednesday I had to go to the Home Patch for ummmmm...give me a minute....Ill remember soon.....ahhhh.......ohh yes just for a look see
And here is the "look see"

Im sure you will remember I didnt get a lot at the Quilt Show, so I picked up 'The Simple Life' fabric pack I was eyeing off at the show...I also picked up a cute little tin of some more of Lynette Andersons "Secret Garden" to add to the stash, two keyring kits and some more needle punch cloth....All in all, a good "look see" I think....

Im heading off to Khrissy ( BaiSiNoLil) for a sewing day this morning ...yay... I havent had one of those for a while.....Now what to take to work on???

Pssst Chooky, Id love to join in the stitchalong next year if you do "The Simple Life" wink wink!!

Happy Stitching
Deb :)

Thursday, 19 July 2012

More Hexagons

I received these lovely Hexagons from Karen this month...

thanks Karen....And these are my hexagon from the "inchy hexagon swap" which are going to the US and here in Oz.... I always include postcards of Sofala in each mailing...ohhh yes there are three lots...ummmmm I got a little behind....sorry!

I do hope to get some sewing done today... this week has been confusing...the kids back at school and starting on a Tuesday...most of the time I dont even know what day it is

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Disney on Ice

Yesterday we were up at the crack of dawn and headed to Sydney to take the kidlets on a surprise outing!! After picking up Miss25 along the way we parked in the Allphone Arena at Homebush ( only took us 3.5 hours!).

The kidlets still had no idea what we were seeing and once we turned the corner from the parking lot, squeals of delight soon rang through the air!! Thousands of kidlets everywhere!!!

We arrived home late last night after visiting family on the way home ( yay). All the kids jumped into bed clutching their Disney souviners...I needed a large hot coffee..then it was off to bed for me too...
This morning they all wanted hot chocolates in their large tinkerbell lol

After some chores this morning, I plan to sit and sew and watch disney movies with the kids...its overcast, cold and looks like more rain ....rain = sewing in my house!!!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Christmas in July

Ohh no Ive done it again, Ive signed up for more lol... This time its Christmas in July at Quilt Fabric Delights. Throughout July you'll receive lots of chrissy patterns and have the opportunity to join in on giveaways, games and  a chat room. Unfortunately Ill miss the chatting tonight as Im off to celebrate a friends birthday, but I will be definately there next Friday....

A few designers participating are:  Cinderberry stitches, Gail Pan, Janelle Wind, Cheryl Goss, and Amanda Bergamin. I thought it would be a great way to get a head start on Chrissy. Pop over to Quilt Fabric Delights and take a look!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Back from Holidays

IM back!! from a few days away the opal mine. Had great fun, but alas no stitching....Its been raining since we have been back so I have a backlog of washing ** insert sad face here**. Thank you for the colourful comments on my last post!!!

I have weakened and joined Pinterest... you can get lost and spend a LONG time pinning ...and drooling...

The raining is dancing on our colourbond roof, shhh... theres a noise, whats that I hear???? Ohh its my sewing chair calling me.....

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Hexin around

I have been busy with my vignette hexagon quilt....we are going away  opal mining for 5 days so I am planning on taking my hexis with me and hopefully Ill be able to finish adding the side and bottom row..THEN it will be the large task of embroidering the small little flowers and there are thousands!! I think I need to find a nice varigated bright thread so I can just sew n sew...

I will be without the internet for 5 days (arghhhhh how will I survive)...we are heading off early tomorrow morning to Grawin NSW. Its about a 6.5 hour drive. We are taking another family with us and they have 4 boys... Im only taking 4 of my kids too...but what was the name of that old tv show ????...Eight is enough lol....

Its a short visit this holidays ( phew), and a few days after we get home, we will heading to Sydney to take the kids to see Disney on Ice....shhhh tis a secret!!! by kids Im including Miss25 as I used to take her every year when she was little and she still attends with us when she can.

Ohh and DH did put up my quilts yesterday, sore back and all.....isnt he lovely !!!!

So my lovely blogging family, be good, keep safe and happy stitching !!!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

My workspace

Ive been waiting for DH to put some of my quilts up in my sewing room...alas I gave him the deadline of tomorrow or else lol... I even took a pic to show him how bare the wall is...the other walls are floor to ceiling end is my cutting table and my computer desk is under the window... no pics as I look out onto the water tank and carport lol

The postman delivered these gorgeous sewing stamps (that I forgot I bought lol)..they are too cute...will use my fabric pens to make some gorgeous quilt labels I think! 

Was $10 from ebay in the US...cant pass up a bargain...I have been madly working on my Vingette hexagons quilt...Ive added another row plus an additional side row... Im hoping its large enough for a queen size bed as Ive used 3 jelly rolls so far !!! Will post a pic in a couple of days when Ive sewn all the rows on...did you know it take me 3 hours to sew one row on arghhhhh thankful I love EPP!!!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

New Artwork

I have been busy re designing the artwork for all the frog cottage designs pattern covers over the last few days......

Ive made a collage of some of the patterns...

The new artwork is effective immediately....I thought with a new website address why not update all the pattern covers too... yay things are moving along .....