Saturday, December 3, 2011

Must be the silly season

Well again I haven't been here for a while, now I have been busy but a lot of what I have been working on is secret women's business ! After next Tuesday I can show you a big project I coordinated with a little help from the rest of our Tuesday Sisters group. I've also been working on presents for a special Pal Year long Christmas swap.We are also building our retirement home At Moore Park Beach so every few weekends means 5.5 hour trips up to check on progress and garden driveway work etc.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Dyed Fabric Project

Since I was last here My dyed fabric has been cut into strips and sewn back into little blocks.IMG_1166

Strips of fabric color sorting….


sewn into blocks . It is really an exercise to use one piece of dyed fabric Which our Tuesday group, well 3 of us decided to do after watching a DVD by Linda and Laura Kemshall. Ive put my blocks together now so will show you again when its quilted. !

Last week I went on a Bus trip with my Thursday group the Sew Crazy Quilters, we went all the way to Warwick about a 2 and a half hour drive, Through a storm and it was looking to be not so pleasant . The closer we got to Warwick the better the weather became . This is Glenrose Patchwork where they had the annual airing of the quilts. A lovely Patchwork Shop and little cabins where they do Patchwork Retreats We all had a great day.I will take some pics of my purchases next time !IMG_1175


The other day I went to collect the eggs and found this little wee egg rather surprising as I have seven hens and the day before had 7 eggs  all normal size except for one and that one  weighed 95 grams.     Its so cute. 

Friday, September 30, 2011

Long Time No See !!

Well I don’t know where the last few months went, Not much sewing happening, I seem to have lost my Mojo a bit, Hopefully its coming back I have a few things I must finish. Also we are building a new House for our retirement October November next year. IMG_1150

This is the house,yes it looks pretty  big, we actually are sharing it with my youngest daughter and her family Our side is on the left The front door and to the left is our side    The room on the left is My sewing room.  the middle part our lounge dining Bedrooms and bathrooms behind the sewing room and a study nook. It has all been gyprocked and the painters start next week.


This is my New Sewing Room so far.


Had some fun dyeing fabric with friends this week.

This is what I ended up with. Its for a project so watch this space .


I will show you what happens to this over the next couple of weeks .!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Long Time No See !!

Yes I have been missing in action, so many things to do , Lots of travel up and down to Our Land . Away On a 7 day quilting retreat….On and on it goes…..

Our 7 day quilting retreat was great great food, Good friends, and lots of fun, even managed to sew a bit .!IMG_0708

This was the Sun coming up the first morning.! What a view.


From the top Trish at the design wall

Our Sewing Area

Jeanette Planking on her wonderful 60th Birthday Quilt from Our Sewing Sisters Group Quilted By Lesley MacNamara. Beautiful.

IMG_0743_1Potato Bags IMG_0744_1Big Bag

IMG_0724Smaller ToteIMG_0725_1Leanne’s gorgeous quilt , Quilted by Me !

Saturday, April 2, 2011

It’s been a while !!!

I have been missing in action for a few weeks . First a few family issues  10 days at Moore Park Beach with my daughter, Then no Internet or phone for 2 weeks …. needless to say I suffered a few withdrawls . I’ve been stitching I have now done 2 of my Sue Spargo B O M’s  and am well on the way with Number 3 IMG_0474

This is number 3 partly stitched down. coulours are not really true either.

I also went to Sydney for a very special Baby Shower My Eldest daughter Donated eggs to her best friend  and she is having twins after many attempts on the IVF program so sometime in May I will be a Fairy Grandmother  so exciting  I am making quilts and bibs  photo’s soon. These following photos are from the red and white theme the girls put together for the baby shower.IMG_0354

The Candy Bar !


Red Velvet And Chocolate Cup Cakes.


Little Boxes of Jelly Babies for the guests to take home .


My Daughters  Hayley and Selena .

I’ll hunt out some photos of other stuff I have done tomorrow .!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

This That and the Other.!

The last week or so has gone so fast I've also had a few days on my own as Himself has had to travel to Sydney and Tasmania on business . That means I stay up late  and get stuff done.  The other night I went out to put the bin out and found this.


I think It’s sometimes called The Queen of the Night.


They have an unusual perfume and only last for 1 night. There was a huge plant of these on the boundary, but the idiots that lived next door had a fire right next to it and killed it, luckily I had taken a cutting from it so still have it in my garden.

I've signed up for The Sue Spargo Block of the Month and got my first block last week. I have the main part stitched down.IMG_0255

I also went in Quilting Bloggers Mug Rug Swap, These are some I made. There so cute and useful.


And These I love fabric with Cherries On. Love eating cherries too. !


I have some lovely fabric with coffee cups and pots etc to make some more, Too late for the swap though.

Today I quilted to quilts , I love the bright colours in this one .


This one is Cherish Nature , I have already made one in this and  this Is The one my friend made.


I am also working on a couple of Challenge quilts just small ones and will have photo’s of those soon.

There is probably other things too but that's all till next time .

Saturday, February 5, 2011

What a Great idea !

A couple of Weeks ago somebody on Squilters suggested using a Mug Tree for a scissor holder, I looked in a few Op shops ….Nothing Then while in Spot light I found a chrome one for $ 10.00, well I have to say what a great idea, As I have come across yet another pair of scissors I have hung them on the tree, Now all within easy reach.!IMG_0227

The Scissor Tree. !!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Where did it go !

I spent ages this afternoon doing a Blog Post and it wouldn’t publish. Then  well it vanished gone .! So lets try again.

One of my thought for the new year was to start doing some Textile Art Quilting again. My Sewing Sisters group is going to have a Monthly Challenge with a different theme each Month. February is Bird’s of A Feather  Flock Together and we will be given a colour and technique to work with. So I have pulled out some of my arty stuff.IMG_0229

I bought myself the Derwent Watercolour Pencils Last year and have used them a few times. So today I drew these cherries and tried  some ink pens .  I like the pencils better.

I also started an Art Journal a week or so ago. this is my first Page.


I need to find a better quality watercolour Journal , these cheap ones don’t hold up to the amount of moisture in the paints.

I am going to get some fabrics ready for dyeing too.

I haven’t been sewing, apart from a quilt I tested a pattern on . It came out nice .IMG_0185This one was from Moda Odyssea Its much nicer in real life.

I’ll try and get it quilted this week.

I also have this one to do Which I am giving to a family of my daughters friend who lost everything in the recent floods.


This is queen size and was Moda Natures Chorus.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year

IvĂ© just returned from a week or so away at our Property at Moore Park Beach which is 20 mins  from Bundaberg, we got in before the 2nd wave of major flooding that hit Bundaberg, Moore Park was cut off at Booyan road, which is the road we take .We managed to get through the other way but then couldn’t go anywhere for a couple of days . I have never seen so much water and it rose so fast .I only did a little hand stitching, lots of reading. 008009

This is Booyan Road . Later that afternoon the level was over the top of the flood level.

As I had no or little internet access I was Unable to thank Wendy F for my lovely SCSS present from Chooky Blues Secret Swap. Thanks Wndy for the lovely Table Topper Christmas Quilt in Blue and silver .077

This is the front The centre is all hand stitched blue work.


A close Up.


The back all pieced and pretty. Thanks again oh and also for the fat quarters too.!

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