Tuesday, 30 December 2014
One of my New Years resolutions is to get back into blogging. I'm looking forward to Chookys Stitch a long to keep me motivated too. I'd love to wish all my bloggy friends a Belated Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.
A few girls are finishing off their Gardeners journal which has inspired me to get a move along on My Gossip In the Garden. Block one Needleturn and stitching complete...about to prepare Block two...too many interruptions to try and machine piece any blocks....
Hope whatever you are up to these holidays, you are able to do a little bit of sewing.
Sunday, 14 December 2014
Thursday, 11 December 2014
Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Thursday, 27 November 2014
Look what arrived yesterday, I've been waiting for 6 weeks....
The Stonefields quilt by Susan Smith....I've been watching this quilt for the last year on many blogs and decided I needed it too hehehehe
Of course can resist a bargain, a stack of shirtings for ummmmm ..... A new project??? ....nah tis for my stash lol
Monday, 17 November 2014
We have a new toy...
Life has been pretty hectic of late so it was really nice to spend a weekend on the harbour.... In a few weeks it will move to its new home in Lake Macquarie where we spend a lot of time with family.
Looking forward to a great Christmas!
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Look what arrived yesterday in the mail!!!! I have finally caved in and bought wool to complete Attic 24s ripple quilt! I love seeing it on everyone's blogs...
aren't the colours gorgeous...Sorry but I started last night in the dark.....with my new
Lighted crochet hook!!!! Am just so happy I am finally feeling a bit creative again....I could crochet before I was 5, and remember being allowed to go to Waltons when I was 10 and spending $20 on wool. I would leave the shop with two bags full of wool.....ohh the good old days lol
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
My birthday always brings a smile to my face...why??? .... Because I have some fabulous Secret Sewing Sisters, that's why!!! Mail has been arriving the last few days, and although tempting, I didn't open my pressies till just now.....look what I got.....
And here they ar all together...thank you to all my Secret sewing Sisters, you have made my day ladies xxx
Ohhhh and here's a pressie I bought myself today... Annis latest bag...and yes tis a kit.... Ohhhh happy days!!!!
Friday, 1 August 2014
Happy birthday to my gorgeous daughter Taryn who is 28 today!!I.
Zac who was 8 yesterday and my grandson Lachlan who is 3 tomorrow!!!!! I've been slack with blogging and sewing...but I have an excuse ....LIFE... It gets in the way...I have been busy with the kids and the school. ...hopefully things will settle soon.....
Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Where is the time going.... Probably it has something to do with having two extra kids at the moment lol...I joined Chookyblue for the Chookshed 2year anniversary and stitched on and off on the weekend. I managed to sash some blocks for a teacher leaving at the end of term....
and organised some BOMs to better understand the extent of my UFOs lol no pic thou.....I have been having lots of trouble lately with our NBN satellite broadband...anyone else having probs ?????
And yesterday was a sewing day with Miss Khrissy and we started this years BOM together....we caved and will join everyone sewing Gossip in the Garden...I'm using my HUGE French General stash own this one...
And Mr Khrissy thought he would keep me company when Miss Khrissy was called to pick up a little one at school...
he soon settled after I took the scissors of him lol Ahhh l love my sewing days, always filled with laughs!!
Saturday, 31 May 2014
The lovely Donna ( Chookyblue) is hosting a virtual birthday party for all her bloggy friends... Why not join us this weekend for a virtual sew in...read about it HERE
Im off to start sewing.........will report all my Sunday night!!!!
Im off to start sewing.........will report all my Sunday night!!!!
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Back to normal.... After sooo many months. I am now sewing weekly again with Miss Khrissy yay!!! We have decided to finish A Christmas Story from 2012 shhhhh and then we will join sooo many others and do Gossip In the Garden as our next BOM.
I have one more block to needle turn and a couple to back stitch, a few more weeks and I'm hoping it will be finished.
Saturday, 3 May 2014
I was very productive last night! I finished some secret sewing yay!
The family watched two Harry Potter movies last night, great movies to sew too , as we have watched them all a hundred times lol. Thanks to those who joined me last night and thanks to Cheryl for hosting. Click HERE to see what everyone got up too!
Thursday, 1 May 2014
Ive been doing some secret sewing so I cant show anything as yet but....................
Cheryl our Swap Mama is hosting our monthly Friday Night with Friends. Ive signed up, who else would like to join in.....Click HERE for all the details. Ill be ready with my glass of wine....
Saturday, 19 April 2014
Saturday, 5 April 2014
I was productive last night whilst watching The Hobbit, another night and I'll almost be finished this stitchery...yay... Then onto the next item on my LONG list.....
Saturday, 29 March 2014
On the way to the kids football this morning, I told my hubby I needed to drop into The Home Patch ( my third visit this week lol) as I needed a few threads and who did I see when I hobbled in through the door.....Anni ....yes of course but I got a surprise as I saw Chookyblue standing at the counter!!!!!! After a quick chat... Who walks through the door but Janice!!!! Then..... Out of the classroom strolls Roz (Bloom)... A mini unplanned bloggers meet hehehe.... Unfortunately I had to leave as I told hubby he couldn't stop at Repco as I needed to get my thread before the game....
And yes no crutches after 5 months I'm now walking (hobbling lol)....
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Slow but steadily I'm stitching away. Only 2.5 more of these little stitcheries to do, then I can start designing the quilt! I hope to have it completed later in the year .....but .....please don't hold me too it lol.
Saturday, 8 March 2014
I had a great night, I finished a stitchery and started another! I have HEAPS to do ....lots of unfinished projects lol....
I also made a great purchase on Friday... Anni Downs new book The Home Patch...let me just say I LOVE it? I love all quilt mania books but Annis has a lot of old favourites and lots of new projects in her 200+ pages. If you love Anni downs of Hatched and Patched then you won't be disappointed with this book!!!!
Check out all the Friday Night with Friends blogs HERE....
Friday, 7 March 2014
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Monday, 3 March 2014
Today I was lucky enough to join the local craft group weekly meeting. I heard they were learning how to make a Dorset Button and I was curious?
They turned out really well and made in under an hour...I thought it would be a great embellishment for a wool project maybe? It was a great day and lunch was nice too!!!
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
I have HEAPS of outstanding projects that need to be completed ASAP! we have a little grandson due in a little over two weeks yay, so I thought I'd get back to the basics, a few little stitcheries for A Boys Quilt for Grandson no 4, I have no idea what I'll make for the new baby (grandson no 5) as yet and with four months of no sewing means I have a HUGE list to work through...wish me luck lol
Monday, 24 February 2014
There will be a lot of people happy I sewing again, mainly my sewing buddies who haven't had a sewing day since late October.....and my hubby lol