Thursday, May 31, 2012

Some kind of Wonderful update

Just made it for May! Here are my May blocks for the 'Some kind of Wonderful' Stitch-a-long all pieced.
 I have even managed to add the side border as well!
At least one of my many projects is up to date!

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Here is the wool that I bought at the markets last weekend and I have been knitting! I have quite enjoyed it as the wool is 4 ply and the needles are normal size so it all seems to go smoothly. Mind you, I have been a bit lost with the patterns as the instructions have changed and I have forgotten things over all the non-knitting years. Thanks to the ladies on Tuesday who helped me out!

I had forgotten to share these lovely photos with you of some great stitching. Coralee has finished her little zippered purse and it looks so good. She has done a beautiful job.
 She has also finished her little Daisy doll.
 Barbara had beautiful show and tell too. Isn't this a lovely teatowel she has embroidered?
 Barbara had also put together her little Noah's ark stitchery into a little pillow. Looks great.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bus Depot Markets

I managed a quick visit to the Wool Day at the Bus Depot Markets on Sunday. So lovely to catch up with  Fiona, Maree, Lynne and Shirley from the Bay over lunch. Couldn't resist the delicious Ethiopian food! There were so many lovely handmade things on display. There are lovely food stalls too selling delicious bread, pasta, relishes and lots more.

 As I left it was fun to see these woolly sheep who have helped make the woollen products inside.

I did buy a skein of wool and have been doing a little knitting!!!!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Even more....

Terrie has started stitching this lovely BOM, Saltbox Farm, by Natalie Bird. I have this one on my wish list for later on. It is looking very good.
 She also brought in these gorgeous stitcheries by Lynette Anderson. I think they are called Seasons. I feel sure they are in my pattern file as well.

 In the evening, Margaret brought in this lovely quilt that her Mum has made for her next great grandchild. The little person is due in July, I think. She has used some William Morris fabrics. How special is that!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

More lovely stitching

On Wednesday afternoon, Ronnie brought along her finished canvas work strawberry. It looks great.
 She has also had fun making this reindeer. His body is punch needled and then she appliqued the scarf and feet and embroidered the rest. He turned out very well.
 Barb has been busy too and finished her first punch needle project and made up this little Santa.
 She has also stitched these lovely elves!

 It was nice to see some My Town progress too. Terrie brought her blocks to share with us.

 She is still working on the Teahouse.
 Karen has been VERY busy and has stitched these lovely stitcheries to go in the corners of her My Town quilt. They will look very effective.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Lots of Show and Tell

This week I remembered my camera on Tuesday and Wednesday so I can share all the inspiring show and tell! Shirley had finished these two stitcheries from the last few stitching days. Hasn't she done a lovely job.

 Sandra is a very clever patchworker and quilter and has made this amazing quilt.
 The afternoon class was very inspiring this week. It just makes you want to get stitching!  These are Karen's first two blocks of the Quiltaid quilt that Hobbysew has been involved in this year. What a beautiful quilt this will be.

 Karen brought this gorgous sashiko runner last week. I am so glad she brought it again so I can blog it.

I'll share some more tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's day, magazines and a little stitching

We had a special afternoon tea for Mother's day with the family. Lyndal made her yummy apple cake and they all gave me this lovely aeroplane charm for my bracelet. I do like flying off to different places. 
 Had afternoon tea with Sue on Friday too. It was lovely to catch up and she gave me these lovely magazines to read. I have been enjoying them.
 I have been stitching a little and just kept working on my Some Kind of Wonderful blocks. I am of course putting off the piecing!!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Celebration of Wool

I had an email a while ago advertising the "Celebration of Wool" being held in Canberra at the Old Bus Depot Markets in a few weeks. I haven't been before but will try and get there this year. The details are


What:              A Celebration of Wool
Where:            Old Bus Depot Markets, Wentworth Ave Kingston
When:             Sunday 20 May 2012
Time:               10am – 4.00pm
Cost:                FREE entry

I think my favourite knitted jumpers will be there so just might have to check them out!

I just love this felted bag too. Best go so I can take some photos of all the lovely things!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Wednesday Night and......

Can't believe it is Wednesday again! I haven't even shared last week's show and tell from Wednesday night. Sally has finished this gorgeous hanging for her little granddaughter.
Anita has made up her sewing pocket from the stitching day. She chose to stitch it in red and it matches her fabric well.
I was so lucky this week as I won this great magazine in a giveaway but Gail. Thanks so much for having such a lovely giveaway, Gail.
 It even has one of Gail's designs in the magazine!
 I have been stitching a bit and managed to applique and stitch the best friends block from Some Kind of Wonderful.
 I have become a bit hooked on this game though. My girls play and you get to draw and guess...a bit like pictionary but you do it on a tablet, phone or ipad. Luckily hubby has a tablet so I can play!