Saturday, December 11, 2010


One of my friends in mothers group is a photographer and took some great shots of Angus in our garden.

On my Verandah swap

I have entrusted Australia Post to get my parcel to it's destination on time. Wonder where it's going.......

Stitching round the block

I have completed round 3, Lorraine should have it now to work her magic on it.

On my Verandah Swap

Lisa was my Secret Santa, I love all of her gifts that she has sent me. I have put the soap to good use yummy. The little mouse pin cushion is so cute. Here is the other goodies that she sent me.

Christmas bags

I have made 12 of these bags for the kids in my mothers group and other friends with little ones. They are easily put together and the kids loved the bells.


My SSCS has arrived all the way from the US. Mary has asked me to open the big present first as she would like me to be able to use it this year.

I will post a picture once I can show you all the goodies that she has sent me. I am very lucky. Thank you.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Friends Swap

I forgot to post what I sent to Fiona in my Friends swap. I know she liked what she got.


It's on it's way far far away. Hope my swap partner like's what I have made for her.

Stitching Around the block

I have completed the second round on Lorraines block. Now it's off to Marina to work her magic.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Stitching Around the block

I joined Helens stitching around the block and I had to send mine off to Fiona. These are my favorite colours. Looking forward to getting my quilt back in the next few weeks.

Thanks Fiona for taking great photos.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

My Crochet Blanket is finished

After seeing on a few blogs the crochet blankets popping up I decided to make myself one. I think pink and purple worked well togther. I love how it turned out.

My Friends Swap has arrived

Fiona over at was my swap partner. My little helper was there to help me open my parcel. This is what she sent me. I love all her gifts, I feel very spoiled.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Friends Swap

I have been busy stitching for Fiona over at She was my swap partner. I will be able to reveal in a few days what I sent her.

Mr Australia Post should be arriving at your place in a few days Fiona, hope you like your gift.

It's finished

I have been working on this quilt for the last few months, now it's ready for the quilter's. It is going to be for my in-laws for Christmas.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Some hand sewing

After finishing all the usual household chores, I managed to get some hand sewing done.

The weather was just beautiful to sit on the deck. Two more blocks to go then I will be joining them together ready for the quilters in October.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Lydia's Treasures colour swap received

I participated in Lydia's Treasures Colour Swap and my partner was Verionica in Nz. I gathered these goodies in her favorite colour Green. I hope you like them

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Colour Swap

Today I received my Colour Swap from Veronicah in NZ.

I love all of her gifts that she sent. Have a close look at the bag, must of taken her hours to sew on all of those buttons.

Thank you Veronicah for the lovely gifts.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Angus 2nd Birthday Cake

Angus is turning TWO in a few days and I have been busy making his cake.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Not a lot of sewing happening

There hasn't been a lot of sewing happening here. Angus has been keeping us up every night for the past month. (he's about to turn two) Last night he did sleep through so today I got my red handsewing quilt out(previous post pictures) and sat here, it was lovley to feel the little bit of sun that came out.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Crochet Squares

I have been doing these little crochet squares while watching masterchef. I have seen a few on other blogs and I have always wanted to do myself a blanket.

Cake Decorating

What have I been up to latley..... I started cake decorating classes and this is my first attempt. I am very happy with it and I love the hot pink colour.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Star Pillow's by Janelle Wind

The lovley Janelle was having a week of giveaways. I was lucky to win.

This is the one I received, it's gorgeous. Thank you Janelle

Friday, June 25, 2010

Early Bird Christmas Crafting

I have just completed these little simple needle holders to go with the pin cushions that I made earlier.

I love making these little gifts now on to the next project......

Thursday, June 24, 2010

One Flower Wednesday

I'm late. I should have posted yesterday but time just got the better of me. Here are my flowers (this week was red week). I bought my material for the path so I am going to work on putting the quilt together.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Early Bird Christmas Crafting

Another project for the box. I whipped these bon bon's up yesterday in no time. The pattern is by Hatched and Patched. I opted not to do the embroidery on them as I am going to put the person's name on them. Closer to Christmas all I have to do is fill them with chocolates.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

One Flower Wednesday

I have been using up some of my scraps to make these flowers. I now have 13, I will have to start working out how I want to put them together soon, how are you putting your's together?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Early Bird Christmas Crafting

Two posts in one day wow.

This is a quilt that I have made before (see previous post Mum's Quilt) My In-laws loved it so much that I am making it for them for Christmas. The Quilt is called Formal Elegance by Rickety Stitches, it's only a four block pattern but I am making it for a Queen Size bed so it has to be 16 blocks.

Early Bird Christmas Crafting

I have my first project for my box. I have been busy making these little pin cushions. Do you have a favorite?

Monday, May 31, 2010

Early Bird Christmas Crafting

Are you doing the Early Bird Christmas Crafting? ( I have my journal and box ready. Now time to plan what i'm making.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

One Flower Wednesday

It's Wednesday, time to post our flowers. How's your garden coming along?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Spring Fever Bingo

I have joined Spring Fever Bingo ( Sounds like a lot of fun, come join in the fun, it starts soon.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

One Flower Wednesday

I joined Karen's ( One flower Wednesday two weeks ago, and here are my first flowers in bloom. They are very addictive. I'm loving watching my garden grow.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Dad

In memory of my dad. It's been 12 months, gone but never forgotten. xxx

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sweet Dreams

I won this pattern from Hilltop House a few weeks ago. I am planning on making this soon. Thank you Evonne for a wonderful giveaway.

Carrots for the Easter Bunny

I have an addiction to making these carrots by I have made 15 of them (12 for mothers group). The Easter bunny won't be going hungry.

My Mums Quilt

I have made this quilt for my mum, it is called "Formal Elegance" by Rickety Stitches. I enlarged the size to fit a Queen Size Bed. There are 16 blocks, all with backstitch and some satin stitch.

I am very happy with it, hope she is too.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mums Scottie Dog

I have just finished this Scottie Dog for my Mum's Birthday. She loved it.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas Tree Napkins

Look at these gorgeous table napkins I made for Christmas.The pattern was from: Next, I will have to make a table runner to match.