Saturday, June 11, 2016

A holiday and the craft show

Just a quick post this morning to say that I am off on a short holiday on the Sun Princess to places that are warmer than here!
Sun Princess
After that I will be in Sydney working on the BeBe Bold stand at the Craft Show. Come and say hi if you are passing by.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Great stitching

Life has been a bit busy here as there has been some renovating of the sewing room. It is a tiny room and everything has to come out so it could be painted etc. Oh dear! There was so much stuff and I had spent the last few weeks trying to tidy and cull things! I want the new room to be tidy and useful so things don't quite fit in as well. I am almost organised and will show you the new cupboards when I get everything where it should be. I now have one of these in my room!
 We have seen some great work at the shop over the last few weeks. Joan made this amazing quilt!
 Lesley finished another beautiful decoration.
 Roni made this little pouch with the blackwork design from the last stitching day.
 Lynne has been amazingly busy and has finished so many lovely Christmas gifts!
 She is also now addicted to canvas work and has finished three of these humbugs.
 Colleen has made up this lovely bag with the candlewicking on the front.
 Josie has just finished this beautiful quilt using a Bromwyn Hayes pattern.
 Marlene has made this great runner too.
 I have been doing a few things, in between organising, and have made 2 more Splendid Sampler blocks. Not much time for anything else!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Family time

We had a lovely time with Ma and Deirdre on Monday.  All the littlies loved seeing them. I also read a lot of books!

We tried to get the little men to smile for the camera!!!! Not at all easy.

Monday, May 30, 2016


So lovely to be able to show some special show and tell from last week, Doreen came along to stitching last week wearing this amazing crocheted necklace that came from Melbourne. A few of us might just need one of these!

 Jayne brought along this gorgeous pin cushion she made from an Anni Downs kit!
 Brenda has just finished this wonderful Doctor Who quilt for her neice. Isn't she lucky? Great work Brenda.
 Even the back is wonderful.
 I had a lovely Friday at home and a quiet Saturday last week and it is so nice to get a few things done! I managed to piece 2 more blocks of The story of my Day quilt.

 My very slow work in progress had the last few windows embroidered. Only block 6 to go and then the outer borders.
 A nice easy block done for the Splendid Sampler.
 I ad already appliqued and embroidered my chooks so it was nice to piece the block for Anderson's Farm.

 Finally, I dragged out another 2 blocks of Scandinavian Rse and pieced them together. Luckily, I had lots of little squares already cut for the piecing!
It was so good to get a few of these things done as June is almost here!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Stitching and grandies

So exciting to see Colleen's finished cushion yesterday at work. It looks wonderful and the stitching is just beautiful.

 I have been continuing to keep up (just) with the Splendid Sampler blocks. Here are the latest ones. The dress block was quite a tricky foundation piecing effort!

 Loved the foundation piecing on this one as it is all one piece!
 I managed to stitch my last block (I think) for The Story of my Day quilt. I drew this one up to replace one of the 'pets' blocks as we don't have any!
 I am a bit slow this month with Foxley Village but have done some of the applique.
 I received a lovely gift from the kids for mother's day! Lyndal stitched these cute drawings for me and they were drawn by Benny and Sammy!
Can't stop without a few recent pictures of the little ones.