Thursday, April 8, 2010

Love holidays and sewing

Wow!! Has it really been that long since I posted. It has been lovely being on holidays, I have achieved quite a lot over the last couple of weeks.
One of the main things has been getting my friendship quilt together. We all completed a strip for each other, it was lots of fun. Now I just need to quilt it.

For quite some time I have wanted to learn to stipple on my own machine. I needed lots of practice and then decided to just go for it on a quilt top I made last year. I think I am quite clever!!!!

There are still 3 quilt tops to be quilted........................

Thursday, March 5, 2009


I came home from the Quilt Convention on Saturday very motivated to sew.
I just couldn't resist this Peter Rabbit panel!It didn't take long at all to make it up into a lovely book!

Before beginning the new projects I decided to finish this one. I began this New York Beauties last year. I have worked at it in small doses and gave it a larger dose to finish it. Still have to quilt it of course.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

UFO's and leftover bits

I spent some time sorting through some sewing bits and pieces today. It is amazing what you find that has been forgotten.
There are enough left over squares of this lovely flannel to make another small quilt. Just need to find something nice to sash them with.
(Lucky that I am off to the Quilt Fair next weekend!!!!)

How long ago did I buy these foundation piecing kits? Before the kids came along!!!

These lovely little stitcheries were a gift.
I certainly have plenty to do!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A new fence

There have been some changes in my front garden this week. The side fence has been held up by the covering of ivy for a number of years. Recently the fence began to lean and we decided that it was finally beyond repair.

Although the ivy looked green and cool, and was not at all affected by the drought it had to go along with the old paling fence.

There were a few days with no fence at all. Then up went the new colourbond fence.
A load of mulch and a few hours work and the garden was looking much better.
Our gardening frogs even look happy!!!!!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Introducing Magoo and friend!!!

Here they are!!! Magoo and friend had a lovely time at their photo shoot!
There were hugs!
And even some sewing!!!
They are a pair of good looking fellows and will be best of friends.

My wonderful friend Janine and I spent an enjoyable day creating Magoo and his friend. Janine has just entered our world of blogs. Welcome Janine.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I loved the headbands on Annies blog so much that I just had to make some too. My daughter loves them.There is a tutorial at kcquilts.
Thanks Annie and Kate.

Magoo and his friend are both complete and are getting together later this week for a photo shoot. Pictures will be posted later.

Monday, January 26, 2009

New projects and projects in progress

There are almost 2 new Magoos in the world. A friend and I had a Magoo day, we are almost there and I will post a pic of them together when we have finished. Magoo is from Melly & Me.

I have completed two of the nine stitcheries from a set by Candlelight creations. I purchased the fabrics for the patchwork pieces and began the patchwork. It is so rewarding to see it all taking shape.

Only two days of holidays left! It is very hot here, nice to stay inside with the air conditioner and sewing projects.