Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hannah's Garden

FNSI another fun evening spent with all my lovely friends, thanks  Wendy for  hosting another great night.

I began Hannah's Garden -One Day in May Creations by Melissa Grant, several months ago with a few friends.
I decided to go with the same or very similar fabrics to the original as that was one of the things that drew me to the design which by the way I think is absolutely gorgeous.
The first panel.......Birds in the treetops, appliqué birds and leaves combined with embroidery and semi-detached flowers.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Confetti design by Irene Blanck.

I finally made a decision to machine quilt Confetti myself and this is what I ended up with. I'm very happy with the quilting especially the borders. In the photo you can't really see the full effect the cable has on the quilt, but it does frame it beautifully and highlights the flowers and especially the vase section.


Happy stitching............

Saturday, July 5, 2014


Last Night was Friday night with Friends with Cheryll over at Gone Stitchin'.
Pop over to see what every one was working on.

I worked on a few more Heartfelt blocks.

I also managed to organise some fabrics for my next Leanne's House pattern.

Happy stitching.....................

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sarah's Sampler (1855)

Yesterday I went to the Melbourne craft and quilt fair at Melbourne Exhibition Centre with my lovely friends Shelly and Lyn.  We had a great time catching up and looking at all the new fabrics,quilts etc on display. We stopped for a quick break and as I was walking back to our table with my coffee who should spot me but Sue from Kiwi kids well that made my day it was absolutely fabulous to catch. Then after another couple of aisles I spotted Sue having a coffee with Marg more great was that.

 As you all know I have completed a couple of projects and also started a few new ones to keep me busy ( Happy hehe..).I really had no intention of purchasing anything new but when my eyes spotted Sarah's Sampler Quilt displayed in all her glory I knew I had to buy her. Shelly had the same thought and we both went straight over to Marg Low's stand to feast our eyes. The rest is history hehe...........


Happy stitching..............

Monday, June 23, 2014

Lucy Boston POTC

Friday afternoons I go to my sewing group at Sewn and Quilted where I have been slowly working  on my POTC . Such a great group of ladies and we have so much fun I'm surprised I have managed to sew any blocks hehe....

Thinking of adding a bit of variety to the shades of red ????? What do you think ??????

Happy stitching ....

Saturday, June 21, 2014


I joined Wendy and the gang on Friday for FNSI and I managed to sew a few hearts for my new project Heartfelt by Margaret McDonald.


Happy stitching....    

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tilda For Melody

Mel has received my Tilda swap so I can now show what I made for her. A Rosalie Quinlan bag, a pipkin thimble holder and a little Tilda bear ( my first...)



Happy stitching........

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Friday Night With Friends

I joined in with Chez and friends last night for Friday night with friends,to see what other lovely ladies did go here.

I managed to finish quilting and attaching the binding on a small lap quilt.

Happy stitching......

Friday, June 6, 2014

FHFS. Tilda Swap Arrived.

My Tilda swap gift arrived this afternoon from Peg wow it's just gorgeous.

This is my gorgeous bag with all the beautiful flower embroidery. Isn't Peg just amazing !!!

A note book folder, tissues holder, snap pouch, key fob, zip pouch all in matching fabric. Whew.....hand cream,emery boards,manicure set, swisspers facial wipes. No excuses now about rough hands or cracked nails.... hehe..........
I LOVE it Peg. Thank you so very, very much.
Peg also included some yummy Lindt chocolates.
All wrapped in beautiful Tilda fabric.
I Love all the fabrics Peg I'm thrilled, thank you I just love all my beautiful tilda gifts.

Happy stitching.......

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

QMC 2013

I have been slow in posting my progress with QMC 2013 quilt. I have been hand quilting block by block.
Today I  am  continuing with the hand quilting and joining in with Chooky and friends to celebrate the Chookshed's 2nd birthday. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Lucy Boston 2nd block

Here we are block 2 of Lucy Boston's Patchwork of the Crosses. I am enjoying stitching these, they are sooooo very relaxing. Unlike Lucy I am not EPP but hand stitching which at this stage suits me especially after just finishing Confetti.

Happy stitching.........

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Mill Rose Friends

Yesterday I joined in The Mill Rose group gathering at Ballan. It was lovely meeting for the first time and catching up with lots of blogging friends. some stitching, lots of laughing and chatting. The swap theme was a sewing set,which saw beautiful work and lovely swaps shared. Thanks Shez and Melody for making it such a fun day.

                                                                                                                                                   I was blown away with my beautiful swap gifts made by Shez. 

Thanks Shez I just love the sewing set you made and I was lucky enough to draw.


                          All the beautiful swaps made by the gorgeous and talented group.

                                                           Happy stitching....,.

Saturday, May 17, 2014


I have started to stitch Patchwork of the Crosses, this is my first block. I'm not sure which way I will go with these blocks, for the moment I plan to just keep making them until I can decide on a plan.

Thanks Wendy for hosting another great FNSI,if you would like to see what others have been working on go here

                Happy stitching.................

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hexie Coin Purse

First attempt and possibly last fingers are still recovering from sewing on the metal frame...
             Happy stitching..........