Monday, 30 September 2013

Last Stitch-a-long project

What a great nine months...I now have  9 items completed!!! The last project was Anni Downs SKOW needle book. I need to put a button and loop on it, but I class it as a finish!!!! Can wait till next year!!! To see what we have made this year check out the Stitch-a-long blog.Thanks Chookyblue and Susan for coordinating a great group stitchalong!!!!

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Stitching done..

Yay, I've finished all the stitching for my SKOW needle book.....I had the fabrics cut and sewn as far as possible, waiting for the stitcheries at the beginning of the month....yet this stitchery has haunted me.... 28 days to finish something that should have taken a few's the last project in this years stitchalong....I was hesitant to sign up as there were many many projects to complete...but must admit coming to the end of each month cursing the deadline...I was happy with each completed project!!!

Tis another gorgeous day here today, no wind!!! Lots of household chores to do...then hopefully some sewing this afternoon....I really need this finished, then back to my UFOs....
Happy Stitching!

Thursday, 26 September 2013

We are home.....

What a full six days travelling to Melbourne and back, we arrived home at lunchtime today and look what we found....

A mummy pig and 11 piglets, Schnitzel Von Crumb and his two ladies are now parents. Beauty seems to be nursing all 11 babies!! Ricky, the other mummy comes in now and then to check to them, too cute!

A parcel was also awaiting me, all my backing needed to finish some quilts! Brenda at Widebacks was so helpful!!! I told her the product ranges used in my quilts and she sent me backing to match, and I love it! Just need to bundle the quilt tops up and send them away to be quilted!!! I do love the red ruby backing for my An Angels Story quilt, the pic doesn't do it justice!

And heres a pic of my purchases from Sharon's LQS Honeysuckle Patchwork...a fat quarter pack of Tilda fabrics and matching thread!!! I have never seen sooo many Cottage Garden Threads...yummy!!! 

I have the washing on...there's heaps, six people, six days!!!! And in between the loads Im going to sit n stitch...I didnt do any whilst I was away and Ohhh how I have missed it!!! I'm sending the kids outside, make a cuppa and relax.....and hubby??? Ohh he's gone to unload his new ebay purchase...keeps telling me what a bargain it was... Yes darling, it was but the trip to pick it up that makes it an expensive toy lol

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

A quick pit stop

We have spent a busy couple of days travelling and catching up with family in Bendigo...

Miss 10 found a new friend whilst we picked up hubby's eBay purchase....

Bendigo is a gorgeous town, lots of beautiful architecture .....

After a lovely night with family I headed off for some retail therapy...yes!!, of the fabric kind!!!!

Miss T and Miss Lily helped their mummies carry their purchases....and who was Miss Lily's Mum????

the lovely Sharon of Lilabelle Lane....we spent a lovely half hour chatting while checking out the lovely fabric at Sharon's LQS. Thank you Sharon for meeting up with me and Miss T!!!!!

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Last stop Benalla

We had a good trip today... A few stops... Junee

Miss 10 got excited when she saw her name on a window lol

Canola as far as the eye can see....

The kids loved Glenrowan and seeing Ned Kelly....

Tonight we are in Benalla, tomorrow we head to Melbourne for a flying visit, then Bendigo to see Nanna and Pop, alas no stitching...but I am planning to visit a few patchwork stores **wink wink**

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Friday Night Sew In...

Did you join me last night?? I must admit I didn't get a lot done, more stitching on my SAL and Block two is now prepared for My Tillies Lane BOM.

Sorry it's creased, but its been packed in our bags, we are headed to Melbourne, a five day 1600kms all excited...they are off to see Nanna and Pop in Bendigo....tonight we are in Cootamundra..

At Jubilee Park collecting flowers...

And the birthplace of Sir Donald Bradman...tomorrow Benalla Vic....

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Still stitching away.....

Knowing this is the last project in the SAL 2013, doesn't make it an easier to finish lol...still stitching away!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Back to stitching

Thank you for all the kind messages re: my poor fingers!! But Im back to sewing yay, I finished prepping my first wreath for Tillies Lane and its ready for me to sew.....tis cool here tonight, nothing better than sitting by the fire with a little hand sewing, so off I go.....

Hmm I just noticed before hitting publish that one of my leaves is missing off the wreath...............Miss 4!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

A little sore...sniff sniff

I had a few hours today where I sewed the remainder of Tillies lane block 1mini blocks. I also made enough binding strips for all the wreath blocks....then while cookin dinner I burnt the top of three fingers on my right hand arghhhhhh so frustrating. I have had them soaking in ice water for a few hours...they are starting to lightly blister but Im sure it could have been worse! No sewing for me tonight....hopefully will be better tomorrow ...sniff sniff

Sunday, 8 September 2013

A nice afternoon

Look who I spent Saturday arvo with!!! The lovely Michelle Ridgeway. Khrissy and I met Michelle at a new coffee shop in Bathurst, Sweet Caramel...yes we needed a sweet shot lol

We had a great afternoon and like all bloggy friends; we chatted for hours!!!

Check out the fluffy sheep behind us and the fluffy alpacas by the doors....very chic lol
Michelle and I often have projects in the same issues of Creating Country Threads. A fellow designer whom I have admired from afar. We share a love of hand stitching, family, grandbabies, fabric and we both can talk for hours lol Thank you ladies for a delightful afternoon!!!!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Friday Night with Friends....update

I had a busy night working on Block 1 of Tillies Lane... I know, I know another new start, but I did finish 3 quilts last month!!!

Thanks to everyone who joined me last night, it was a productive night!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Friday Night with Friends

It has been a busy week, but I have been hanging out for tonight. Tis Friday Night with Friends, if you would like to join me tonight, then sign up here

....ohh and dont forget to bring a glass of wine hehehehe

Monday, 2 September 2013

Gorgeous weather

Nothing like warm weather to put a spring in your step....Im on a roll ...My needle book for September SAL is sewn and awaiting its stitcheries....hope to finish them in the next day or so....

Sunday, 1 September 2013

More stitching...

Finished another block of these cute little elves

Now to put the six blocks into a quilt...hmmmm....