Sunday, December 29, 2013

Santa Sack Swap

Barb from barbscreations was my partner and boy was I spoiled.

Look at all these goodies in the box.
First up was this beautiful Tilda bag that I put all the goodies into until opening day
My Little helper (Angus) helped me open the goodies.  First up was a beautiful table runner Angus said it's Russell the sheep when he opened it.  Candlemat and candles, a christmas decoration, a bon bon filled with yummy goodies, a Rosalie Quinnlan stitchery and thread, fabric and pattern to make a angel

Thank you Barb for all of my goodies I love them all.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

October sewing day

In October I attended another sewing day hosted by Gail Pan and Ramona Hermann.  It was a great day and met lots of like minded ladies.

I have now completed all 4 projects from the day.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Birthday Goodies and Bag week

This week was my birthday, I am part of a Fat Quarter Birthday Club and I received lots of birthday goodies.  Thank you girls I am now well stocked with beautiful fabric.

I managed to get to the sewing machine and finshed this red bag by Gail Pan will be making more of these next year to go into the gift box.
I also made another 2 bags this week.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Dress Bookmarks

I seen these on a blog a few months ago and loved it.  I decided to make quite a few at one time, (as I do)  My sister has already claimed some.  I know I will be making more for school fete's in the future.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Some more finishes

I have now completed all 9 stitcheries from It's a Red Work Christmas by Rosalie Quinlan.  I have really enjoyed making these, next is to work out how to finishe it off.
This was a Ufo that just need to be framed.  It is a Leanne Beasley design that we got at the the sewing day I went to.

Busy couple of weeks

It has been school holidays here, so I have been doing some sewing here and there.

I made this rag quilt a few weeks ago and it has sat around waiting to be clipped so we had a movie day at home and I thought today's the day, now I just need to get it in the wash and see how it turns out.

I have been asked to make a quilt for a little girl so I found this material, and I thought it was so cute, I hope they like it.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

2013 Mystery Quilt from the Fat Quarter Shop.

I decided to join in The Fat Quarter Shop mystery quilt for 2013.  I got the first block done on time and get behind with block 2 3 and 4.  Over the last 2 days I decided to catch up before it become a UFO.  I love the fabric,  I find they send a lot more fabric than you need to finish each block.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Friends Swap 2013

This month I took part in Kristina's Friends Swap.  Wendy was my partner and I was very spoiled.  Take a look at my goodies.

F   Fat Quarters of fabric.  Something special need to made with this,  Love it.
R   Ribbions, Ric Rac and Rattles all in Blue
I    I D Holder
E   Embriodery Threads
N  A beautiful petal pouch that will double as a cup bag and yummy chocolates
D   Some special Desgin patterns
S   Sugary hugs and sweet smells.  A bag with my inital on it and sugar from Wendys home town Some soap in the shape of a macaroon.

Also a beautiful book on friendship

Thank you Wendy for my gifts.

Here is what I sent Wendy
F    Food Cover
R    Really yummy Chocolates
I      Inches tape measure
E     Girly egg cups
N     Notebook and pen
D     Dolls Rosalie Quinnlans new design
S      Sewing bag, pin cushion and tissue holders

This is always a fun swap to do thank you Wendy for being my partner for this one.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Where does the time go......

Last month my hubby decided that he needed help at work so guess who went me......after 5 1/2 years so not a lot of sewing got done.  This week it's back to normal.

I took part in Christmas in July over at Gone Stitching my swap partner was Carol from Wa

This is what I sent her..

Friday, July 26, 2013

Christmas In July

This week I was allowed to open my gift's from my secret partner.  Pam sent me these beautiful wrapped presents. (

It took a lot for Angus not to open them as he thinks when you get present you open them.  Anyway yesterday was the big day so we sat down together and unwrapped them.

I have been very spoiled by Pam  thank you.  A reindeer christmas folder by Gail Pan, a Angel ornament by Rosalie Quinlan and a mini quilt by Michelle Ridgeway and some beautiful chocolates.

Thank you once again Pam for my beautiful gifts.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

It's a Redwork Christmas and a Christmas in July Swap

This week I finished block 7 of It's a Redwork Christmas.  2 more blocks to go then I have to think about putting it together.
My Christmas in July swap need to be in the post on the 15th July  so I was early and it went today wonder where it's heading North, East, South or West mmmmmmm.  This one is a Secret so I hope my partner likes what I made and sent.  Will reveal on the 25th when we are aloud to open it.

Tonight I finished cleaning out my scrap box, I sorted out all the 2.5, 3,4 and 5 inch scraps into bags and the larger pieces sorted them too, so now I dont have to rumage through the box to find something.

Now im off to hit the Ufo box again and find some hand sewing for tommorow.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Blocks 5 and 6 It's Redwork Christmas

I am enjoying hand stitching this design by Rosalie Quinlan.  I will have to start thinking soon how I want to finish it as there is only 9 block.

Monday, June 10, 2013

What I have been doing this week

I have had a very busy craft week.  I put together a no sew blanket and some bunny rugs for a friend who had a boy.
Angus got a new car blanket for after Soccer another no sew blanket.
Turned his doona into a quilt
Completed this quilt top in a few hours.  I will be looking for some more fabric to make this one again, Great for big print fabrics.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Anyone seen May

I cant believe it's nearly the end of May.  I have been doing some hand sewing and working on a friends quilt for her birthday (cant show you till after her birthday in a few months ....she reads my blog).

I made some more bags for Birthday presents.
Some food covers to keep the flies off when we go on our BBQ's
I also found some time to make these.
2 pram covers made from one small jelly roll waiting to be quilted.
Love this pattern for a layer cake.  Another waiting to be quilted.

Wow when I put it all together I have made a few things, well im off to finish a christmas stitchery will be back later to show you.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Stitched in Time 2013

Today I attended Stitched In Time. Gail Pan and Jennifer Knol put together a great day for us. The first picture is of the goodie bag that awaited us. I learn't to paper piece, and also completed a little flower stitchery ready for bag.

Ramona Hermann and her helpers put on a great spread for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Picked up Gail Pan's new book, some 2" dresden papers and won Gail's send a little Christmas wish


Monday, April 8, 2013

What I finished over the weekend

My mum and sister bought me a portable lamp to take on sewing days.  So I made it a bag to protect it.  Mine is the Pink one and my sister's is the cream one. (she got a new lamp too)
Angus has a birthday to go to at the end of the month so the request was for a spiderman bag, so I got busy making another one.  I can see lots of his friends getting them this year.
I have also completed Block 4 of Rosalie Quinlan Redwork Christmas, I am enjoying sitting at night doing these.
I'm off now to prepare Rosalie Quinlan Little Cottage using felt, It will be the first time I have made something in felt.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Jacobb's ladder

I have taken a little while to finish this one off.  It got put to the bottom of the pile.  Now it's ready to head off the quilters next month it feels good to have it finished.  It's to go on our queen size bed.

I have been working through my Ufo's, I have one more quilt on the go and lots of hadstitching projects and some that needs to be framed.

April is going to be another ufo finishing month.

Playgroup Quilt

I have renamed this quilt to my Playgroup Quilt.  Last year I was given this material for help running playgroup.  I waited for the right pattern (which I won).  Now everytime we snuggle under it I will think of the fun times and the great friendships made.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Block 1 & 2

I am working on Rosalie Quinlan "It's a Redwork Christmas".  One block a month.

Soft toys

Some more toys for baby gifts.  Love making these.

Birthday Presents

I made these bags for birthday presents.  They went together quickly.  Angus has claimed one of the Angry Birds ones.