Sunday, 30 June 2013

A great weekend....

Tis time for a quick stitch before heading home....a four hour plus trip with three stops to say hi...been lovely catching up with let the holidays really begin!

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Stitching away....

The weather is perfect lately for some stitching...lots of swap commitments to get through!
Isn't this cute, tis an Annie Smith design from Country Keepsakes....we are going to the Central Coast to see family this weekend ....excited!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

SAL June...finished

I have finally finished this months commitment, Natalie Birds 'red book' pincushion. Must say its easier than it looks. I still have to buy the perfect button to sit on top. I did look in spotlight the other day, but nothing appealed so maybe a drop in at Annis??? Maybe??? Lol

I have lots of stitching to complete before I start next months Natalie Bird 'tis the season' bag. This will be good as it has hexis in it.....
Happy Stitching!

Monday, 24 June 2013

And the winner is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you to everyone that entered my giveaway for my '250' posts! It has been an enjoyable journey and I feel soo lucky to be able to share it all with you!

And the winner is ..............................

Do you recognise this 'head shot'???? Its the winners profile pic on facebook and I just love it!!!!
The Winner is Dzintra!!! Queen of the Armchair aka Dzintras Stitcheries. Ill send you an email Dzintra and will post your goodies asap!
Thank you again to everyone that entered and I look forward to another 250 posts!!!
Happy Stitching

Saturday, 22 June 2013

How bad am I????

I ventured into Annis "the home patch" today....JUST to buy some linen and OMG!!!! Look what was just hanging around the counter at arms length!!!!! Annis new fabric "12days of Christmas" and two new patterns...Lilly's Bluebird pincushion (we all love pincushions) yes is a kit!!! And "Believe I Miracles"  a new needle punch pattern (also a kit) and 1/2metre of Annis Love to Garden fabric (already cut and packed).... I have signed up for a few of Cherylls these will all come In handy...and the bad news...I bought the wrong linen so will have to go back on Monday as I NEED my linen to finish a project...see what happens when Im rushed.....Hehehehe Im not fussed really means another visit but this time I will be kid free!!!!

DH is taking the kidlets on an adventure (cutting firewood)!!!!! so I'm off to the sewing room for a few hours...lets see how productive I can be.....
Oops also don't forget to enter my 250th post giveaway, I will be drawing it Monday night 24th June.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Handed quilted with love......

What a gorgeous title for a book!!!! Both books arrived today......I'm being a good girl not buying what's a girl to do, but to buy her next love..... books!!!!!
Im about to have an espresso and curl up on the lounge in front of the fire for a quiet read.......

Enjoy your night ladies  xxx

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

250th post Giveaway and more of Hugh!

Yesterday's post was my 250th and as I was otherwise engaged visiting "Hugh", Matt and Kylie!!

Hugh signed two books for me!! one for me and one for Miss 10...So exciting.....

But today!!!! I would like to thank everyone that visits, and says hello!!!  I cant believe Ive written 250 entries!! Ive met soo many wonderful bloggers and have many more to meet and as thank you I will be sending someone the following...

A mini charm pack of Vintage Modern 
A pack of a 2" diamond template and papers
A Hatched and Patched Honky Tonk Keyring kit
And a Some Kind of Wonderful "needle book" fabric pack for those of you who are in the Chookyblues "stitch a long" !

To enter the giveaway, just leave me a comment and let me know a famous person (or someone special) you have met??

 I will draw the giveaway on Monday night 24th June, 2013.....Good Luck and Happy Stitching!!




Monday, 17 June 2013

An audience with.....

Tonight DH and I will be attending an intimate audience with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall from River Cottage UK. This will be Hugh's only appearance in Oz woohoo.....

I have watched Hugh's River Cottage series for almost 10 years. The new host of River Cottage Australia, Kylie Kwong and Matt Moran will also be in there.....

Afterwards we will have dinner somewhere in Darling Harbour....a nice way to finish the night, then back home tomorrow to the kidlets...I did bring some hand sewing but its still In the bag lol

This is my 250th post too...will have a giveaway when I get back home!!!!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Hexin around....

Almost, almost...another hour or so of stitching and I can put this little pincushion together....I enjoyed stitching the baby hexis cute!!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Happy Birthday Miss 6

We had a special birthday today...Happy Birthday Miss 6!!!!!!! Miss 10 made the most gorgeous cupcakes...pity she tired of making all the small dots and eyes....thank goodness for pens that have edible ink lol

All Miss six wanted was a pink DS....and a mermaid....a simple request I think! Happy Birthday beautiful girl!!!!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Lots of secret sewing....

There will be lot of secret sewing this month, can't report too much, but everyone likes a sneek peek. I have a few deadlines looming and the "Christmas in July" swap is a few weeks away! This is what I'm working on at the moment in between all my Christmas sewing!

Hope everyone is enjoying the extra day off today! 

Saturday, 8 June 2013


I was a little bit everywhere last night...I worked on block 4 of my elves and a bit of sketching for a new design.......hope you were more productive than me.... Lol


Friday, 7 June 2013

Friday night with Friends....

I've signed up for another Friday with Friends...tis so nice to know we are all stitching together ...if you would like to join me...go to Cheryl's blog to sign up!!

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Little house pincushion

I'm making an early start this month....tis such a cute project!

Monday, 3 June 2013

Fairy garden furniture......

Miss 10 is obsessed with fairies and is always making inviting gardens, houses and furniture for them to visit and stay.....We had a busy weekend with kids, so tonight we had some one on one time.....and what did we do???? We played with a few of her own fairy furniture designs..... I just love the fairy easel... Miss 10 made an easel, a bench and a computer table with a mini computer....Check out the tiny paint brush and palette on the easel human hair they have wonderful imaginations!!!!!!