Tuesday, December 29, 2015

More finishes

I have been working on more Ufo's, some of these didn't take long to finish wonder why they got put to the side.
Christmas Cheer Wine tote bag by Petals and Patches.

The Last Decoration by Fig n Berry Creations

Holly Robin Stocking by Fig n Berry Creations

Binding on this quilt.

Now you may be thinking that I wouldn't have any Ufo's to go well  here is the first pile in these boxes some contain more that one, so I will be at it for a long time.
I have lost some info so I decided to look in here.  Guess what its not there.
The grey box on the floor is overflowing , It has patterns and kits waiting to be done. (one day)

This is the after photo, I have filed all the patterns back into their right folders and made this space a bit more manageable.

Well I'm off to do some house hold chores now.

Happy New Year looking forward to a productive and more organised 2016.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Ufo's are getting done

Now I have finished off the last of my swaps it's time to get back into finishing some Ufo's and Angus teacher's gifts.

I made these for Angus teachers and before school carers.  Gail Pans reindeer mat with Chocolate Christmas trees, they couldn't believe that I made them.

Flirt layer cake quilt that only need the binding put on.
Owl Christmas stocking and owl soft toy.

Been a busy week but I will be back next week with more finishes.  Is it too early to may a new years resolution to keep up with my blog............

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Santa Sack Swap

I am still around, I have been working on a lot of swap's lately so haven't been able to post pictures.

I was very lucky to be paired up with Anorina.  Angus and I opened them up together (what 7 yo doesn't like to open gifts.

Angus found a gift for him so he had to open it first.

Of course the Lego got made in record time.

Here are my goodies.
A bag, some fabric, a table runner, a bee mat, hand cream and nail file, a notebook, a sewing caddy, pot holders.   I have been very spoiled so thank you Anorina for the beautiful gifts.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Christmas in July Swap

I have been doing lots of secret sewing for Christmas in July, I have to wait until the person returns from holidays before I can show you what I sent.

Lyn was my secret partner and these are the gorgeous gifts that I received from her.  My little helper helped me with the unwrapping.

First up it came in a huge bag.
Then came all of these beautifully wrapped gifts.

It didn't take my little helper long to get into them.
Beautiful wall hanging Chocolate and Gingerbread.
Look at the cushion it is stunning.
4 beautiful place mats.

Thank you Lyn for my special gifts they will be well used at Christmas time.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Stitchers Retreat Christmas in July

Today I spent the day with some great friends at "Christmas in July" in Monbulk run By Karen Martin of Mrs Martins quilt shop.  Our designers for the day  were Lisa from Fig'n'Berry Creations and Leanne from Petals and Patches.

This is our goodie bag that was on the table when we arrived.
Inside was lots of goodies, these are the patterns from Leanne.
These are the patterns from Lisa.
Also in our bags were these goodies.
Lunch, morning tea and afternoon was its usual high standard.
Woops forgot to get a photo before we started.

I started on one of Lisa's designs today with lots of talking and eating I didn't get much done.
What's a day with some shopping lol  
I now have a lot of new kits to keep me going, just have to find another  24 hours in day to get them done.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Still Here

I'm still around just working on Two Christmas in July swaps and another swap all are secret projects so can't show you just yet.

Have a great day.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Our frist FHFS

Our first Friends having fun swap was Epp.

Melody made me this stunning bag.
Also include in her gift was Lindt chocolates (Andrew informed me these were his favorites ), another hexi bag perfect size for my light, A seaside bear on fabric, a bird button, cottage garden thread, fabric and a tin filled with blue and green buttons.

Melody also included something special for Angus it made his day.
Thank you once again Melody for spoiling us.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Friday night with Friends

I put the binding on this little girl's quilt.
During the week I also finished off 12 Plastic bag holders.
I have also started on some Christmas in July swaps, want to get them ready early this year.

Thursday, April 30, 2015


I was honored to be asked to join this group.  The first swap was EPP, I had the lovely Peg as my person to send to, so after stalking her blog, I decided to make her a Clock, design board and a little bag.

I can see more of these getting made in the future.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Long time not here

It's been a long time since I have been here, since last year we have been on holidays to Cairns, I went back to work after 6 1/2 year, had Christmas, Chinese New Year, Start of a new school year (Angus is now in grade 1) and now Easter is here.

I have done a little sewing but I have a lot of UFO's to finish.

Last weekend I attended another Stitched in Time sewing day hosted by Gail Pan and Ramona Hermann, these days are always fantastic and we get total spoiled.  It is a great day to catch up with friends from a far.

We were spoiled by these beautiful goodie bags.

Inside was all of these goodies

Of course there was some shopping done too.