Thursday 31 October 2013

Out of Action

I broke above my ankle in two places on Tuesday night, just came out of surgery two hours ago...I have metal inside now but will be updated with details in the morning.... Not sure how this will affect the bloggers meet next week. Also my daughter and her little family should have arrived in Sydney today and were planning on spending a few days with us next week...that's now all up in the air....all I know so far is that I not allowed on my leg for a minimum of six weeks....hello hand sewing, just not sure on the preparing stages.....

Last time Ill be telling this story..the family goat, rammed me over an embankment, spent almost 90 minutes lying in a blackberry bush and sharp rocks!!! thanks to Miss 10 who coordinated the ambulance, neighbours and hubby...yes he wasn't home...arghhh, otherwise he would have moved the  blardy Goat!

Will update again when I'm out if hospital ....glad to see these last few day over...cest la vie ... My view tonight...

Monday 28 October 2013

FQ Birthday Swap

Take a look at my gorgeous pressies in my FQ Birthday Swap...Thanks Sylvia, Trish, Sandi, Anita, Lea  and Susan...I was very  spoilt!

Sunday 27 October 2013

Still stitching....

Visited my Mum today, thought I would do some stitching whilst I waited for her to return home from a coffee normal stitching spot on the verandah..

Still stitching these cute little elves...secret sewing has been the priority lately.....

I didn't notice when I took this pic that a little elf was peeking out...too cute!!! Christmas is coming too quickly!!! 

Thursday 24 October 2013

Joy from Bundy

I received a lovely email from the lovely Joy from Bundy. She was excited to find my project Tis Christmas Time in this months Inspiring Country Threads. This week I received another email and she had all the blocks finished and made them into a bed runner...   Doesn't it look great!!!!!

Joy also finished Michelle Ridgeways gingerbread men from the same issue...this woman is a sewing machine. I've convinced her she needs to start a blog. Hopefully this week,when she is in Cairns,  her stepson will get her started!
Also in this months issue Joys letter to the editor was printed...and it was my designs Teacup Teddies from a few years nice to see other people's interpretations of your designs... 
Joy will definitely be a good bloggy friend....she just needs to get her blog up and

Monday 21 October 2013

A bit of this n that

I've been busy doing secret stitching, a boys story and Tillies lane...

why isn't there more hours in a day lol ....Hoping for a full stitching day tomorrow, a little present to myself ....fingers crossed!

Saturday 19 October 2013

FNSI Results....

I had a late night but I thoroughly enjoyed it stitching away.... My first needle turn block and comic strip block...lets hope I stay on top of this quilt.... 4 weeks 6 days to deadline lol

I just love those little toads!!!

Thanks to everyone who stitched along with me ... You can check out all the FNSI  posts HERE

Friday 18 October 2013

Friday Night Sew In....

Tonights Friday Night Sew In, hosted by the lovely Wendy of Sugarland quilts. I just got home but Im ready to sew!!!!

I have approx five weeks to make a boys story quilt for my grandson Will's 2nd birthday..... Are you joining me tonight??? Ill bring the glass of red...ok ...the bottle lol

Thursday 17 October 2013

Two down....

I've crossed another two quilts of my UFO list!!!!! with the help of Fiona..... I still have the binding to do but will do that over the weekend.....


This one is a Frog Cottage design, once I write the pattern Ill out it on the website... yet to be named

Fiona has quilted hearts in each square and a gorgeous mirrored heart border. It's a little creased as I only received it back in the mail yesterday...we have strong winds today but will post a better pic later...
And at long last my Christmas Cards, by the chook shed.... years in the making lol

Fiona did light quilting on his one as it was supposed to be a wallhanging, but the kids want it as a snuggle quilt.....I think I tend to agree, but this is a share quilt, my girlfriend did all the buttonhole stitching for we would hang it in our house alternately each Christmas....decisions lol

Fiona is currently quilting my An Angel Story quilt, can't wait to see it in a few weeks!!! At the Bathurst bloggers meet I will have 5 completed quilts for show n tell...yay me lol !!!!!
A big thank you to Fiona for taking great care of my quilts!!!!!


Monday 14 October 2013

Nine patch swap.....

I have a bit of secret sewing happening at the moment, so not a lot to report!! But I  did forget to post the final pic of all my nine patches.... 14 blocks per month for 8 months ....

I tried to stay away from reds but looks like Ive gravitated to purples and blues....not my normal colour way, but gorgeous all the same..... Just waiting for everyone's nine patches to be collated, sorted and returned....can't wait !!!! Will have to stalk the postman!!!!  

Saturday 12 October 2013

On the design board

I sat down this morning to draft the layout for my new quilt Elfin Around....and......have added another six stitcheries lol....better get busy!!!!!

Thursday 10 October 2013

Where has the week gone.....

Busy, busy busy.... School is now back and our house is slowly getting back to a normal routine. I've been busy stitching my Christmas wreath and tonight Im busy stitching block two of Tillies Lane and some last minute stitching on my little elves...

The winner of my giveaway was Kate, I'll send you an email Kate!!! Thank you to all who entered.... Now back to stitching.

Saturday 5 October 2013

FNFW update

Thank you everyone who stitched with me in last nights "Friday night with Friends".... I worked on my Rosalie Quinlans Christmas Wreath, am loving the easy colour changes lol

Have a great weekend!

Friday 4 October 2013

Latest project...

This year I have had a few projects published in Inspiring Country Threads...the latest is Tis Christmas Time...I used Lynette Anderson fabrics to make this cute Christmas quilt.

 Again I share this issue with fellow bloggers the lovely Michelle Ridgeway and her Jolly Ginger Table Centre, Fiona Ransley and Jennifer Reynolds... vol 14 no 7 is on sale now.

Wednesday 2 October 2013

Its giveaway time!!!!

Have you seen the Fons and Porter Daily Craft TV website yet??? There is video classes for all types of Crafts and the prices are very reasonable; and I am able to watch it at my convenience which helps in my busy household!! I found a class that covered a few topics where I could sharpen my skills and learn a few more.
I watched Creative Ideas and Fun Techniques which suited me as I love wool applique! I learnt how to stop the wool from fraying, and hands up those who are always looking to perfect their mitre corners ( me!!!). Lutrador I didn't even know what that was??? I found it all very informative and Ill definitely be making some charm square totes from the lesson...
The class I watched, Creative ideas and Fun Techniques covered the following topics and ran for approx 90 minutes.

  • Wool Appliqué by Paula Stoddard
  • Mitered Borders with Sherri Driver
  • Creative Piecing with Strips by Carolyn Beam
  • Fun, Fabulous Lutrador with Heather Thomas
  • Every Quilt Has Two Sides: Different Ways to Approach Quilting
  • Making Charm Square Totes with Sue Marsh

  • I think I have watched Wool Techniques 10 times lol.. .....

    A few other well known Designers have classes too!
    Pat Sloan
    Marti Mitchell
    Liz Porter
    Mary Fons and many more......

    As I have reached 301 posts, I always miss the major milestone!!! I have a class from the Daily Craft TV site to giveaway!!
    All you have to do is go to the Quilting Videos and leave a comment on this post stating which class you would like and a new sewing skill you would like to learn...too easy!! My goal is to accomplish machine quilting....

    Sign up for their newsletter to keep up to date with their latest offers...

    I will draw the winner Sunday night, 6th October... Good Luck!!