Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Baby Quilt

I know, long time no see. Now let's see if I can remember how to do this........

Tah Dah! This quilt was made for our new Great Niece from a quilt kit purchased from
"The Quilt Shoppe" in USA.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

UFO Thursday

This is my first dabble at UFO Thursday, and I'm dabbling in a small way. My last paper pieced Santa was abducted by DD when she ran out of time with her decision to make these Santas as part of her gift to some of her teachers on finishing senior this year. I started this fellow, to replace mine, and he sat on the ironing board requiring facial features and finishing for approximately a month. I decided to finish him last week, so now he will be ready for next year.

Now, what to choose next. Although it is hard to focus on anything with all the devastation we are witnessing on the television.

Stay safe, however you may be effected. The prayers of the world are with you all.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas......

It's one month exactly since I posted, hasn't time flown. Hope everyone is not feeling too damp to enjoy Christmas, and has someone special to share the day with. I know we may not all get to where we want to go, maybe not even me, but the main thing is to keep safe and make the most of however we spend the day.

Here's a photo of the table runner I made for my Mum for Christmas. Finished late last night. I know, I should have been better organised, but I couldn't make up my mind what I was giving her. It is made using the x-block ruler. It is easy to use and I really liked how it turned out.

.....and here's a photo of the water rushing down the creek in our back paddock. Bit of a change from last year I think.

Merry Christmas to all, and best wishes for the new year.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


The last two Brutus stitcheries are complete. I have even stitched another since. However, the camera is off on a trip with DD who is enjoying some time out with friends celebrating schoolies week. Not amongst all the troublesome teenagers we see on tv, thankfully!

Yes, DD has finished year 12 which means next year will see me being the mother of two university students. Ho hum! A sure sign of age creeping up on me, and possibly a bit of loneliness too. Will just have to do some more sewing, won't I.

So, I did some digging to find a photo of something I haven't shown, just so that I could do a post before another month flew by.

Below is the entry I made for this years Blankets of Love competition in the Down Under Quilts Magazine. The blue/green was the given fat quarter which I chose to cut up into a kaleidoscope mini and worked from there to get the required size. The orange is a butterfly and the row of yellow are snails. My crew didn't quite get the snails bit, but I told them I had an artistic licence to call them what I wanted! I must have missed the edition of the mag with the winners in ?? Has anyone seen it ?

You can see the butterfly better now.......

.......and talking about butterflies. I think it is terribly unjust that these pretties can flutter about looking so lovely, right in front of your nose; land on your plants for a bit, and next thing you know, your plant is being eaten alive by a big fat grub.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Done and Dusted.....

Gee.....just in the knick of time, before the start of a new month.....

Book work done........check
Washing done.......check
Ironing done.......check

Time for a visit to the sewing machine with a quick project that I found while prowling round blogland.

Here's Santa......
If you would like to make one of your own, here's where you will find him...... Pinwheel Ponders.

Best of luck with the Melbourne Cup!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Brutus and the birds....

Here I am again with another Red Brolly stitchery. Ain't it just so darn cute. I'm looking forward to putting them all together. I've got one more ready to go and then it's see what else Bronwyn has for us on the 6th. In the mean time, I have some bookwork to catch up on, so might be a bit longer with the next one.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

More Brutus.....

Here's my next Red Brolly stitchery.....

........and in between taking the first photo and putting it on the blog, I stitched another one. Two more to go and I'm up to date. One more design to come, I believe.

Here's a photo of a bag that I made a while back. Don't think I have shown it on here.