My Quilts

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Catchup after Surgery

Good morning to all my beautiful blogging friends. All went well on Wednesday with my surgery. What was supposed to take 3 hours ended up taking  two surgeons 5 1/2 hours. Needless to say it was a massive clean up after all the partying down there.. Hehe.. I still have a long way to go but just wanted to let everyone one know that it was all the good wishes prays and hugs from all my fiends in blog land Facebook and Phillip island Patchworkers not to mention my husband and family that has helped me through this surgery and the recovery that is following.  I can't lift anything more than my iPhone at the moment so I won't be able to answer anyone for quite awhile. THANK YOU THANK YOU  it warms my heart knowing I have all of you out there and makes this recovery so much more bearable. Also seeing the strength in Melody, Joss, Carol (non blogger) shez  and others that I know who put on their smiling faces  helps me through this. sending you all big hugs and kisses xox
Ps sorry about spelling etc drugs  play havoc 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

A Merry Dove

A Merry Dove - One Day In May Creations by Melissa Grant.
My first attempt, next one I will add the embroideries. I just love the pattern thank you Melissa.



Happy stitching.....

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


After sitting here since yesterday on a liquid diet and today a drip and nil by mouth just before my turn to go into surgery my surgeon got sick and had to cancel my op. So here I am leaving the hospital in pj's ( a fashion statement I thought ...hehe..) My sister in law came to get me because the roads were blocked (a policeman was run over ) and Jim couldn't come with my clothes. Do you think I could start a new trend hehe....Sorry but I have to laugh or I might cry ......happy days :)


At this stage I'm not sure of the new date for my surgery, stay tuned :(

Thank you for all your lovely messages, I will slowly reply to all of them xx

Happy stitching.........

Monday, November 9, 2015

Another finish and Hospital stay

I had a flimsy for some months not knowing how I was going to finish it until I saw Jennys free booby bird stitchery, which helped finish my little quilt beautifully. Thank you Jenny for your lovely free bobby bird pattern which can be found here.
I finished quilting and putting the binding on and it is now ready for me take into hospital. 

I will be going in tomorrow (Tuesday) to continue my prep for the operation on Wednesday. I will be undergoing major surgery for a subtotal colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis (removing my colon). 
I will look forward to reading all your lovely blogs while I am recouperating.


Happy stitching..... 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Daisy Meadows

A start on Daisy Meadows with a few surprise visitors yesterday afternoon and into the evening I did manage to finish adding the stems and leaves to this block which is the partner to the block below.


Thank you Cheryll for another lovely FnwFs...

Happy stitching....

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Heartfelt quilted by me :)


Happy stitching .....

Friday, October 16, 2015

Floral Bouquet

I joined in at Sugarlane Designs for FNSI with a lovely group of like minded blogging friends. Thanks Wendy for hosting another great night. If you would like to see the other projects go here

I have been slowly working away at joining the borders and sandwiching Floral Bouquet ready for hand quilting over the last month in between other projects. Last night I began hand quilting the centre block.

Happy stitching .,,,,,,

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Grandmother's Flower Garden by Jaynette Huff

April 2013 I began making my flower garden using 1/2 " paper hexagons. The original pattern used 1/4 " hexagons and finished at 19 3/4" x 21 3/4" I doubled all the measurements as I wanted mine to be larger than the original.

This is my finished result, after Lilly Pilly I found it a lot easier to machine quilt, I did change the quilting design for this quilt I think it suits the flower arrangement much better.




Happy stitching.........

Monday, September 28, 2015

Lilly Pilly

Ok so this is Lilly Pilly finished. I decided to try my hand at raw edge applique and free motion quilting. I have never been happy with my free motion quilting and usually only use the stipple stitch which I can manage. So I decided rather than play with small test pieces I would bite the bullet and work on the actual project. Well..... I had so much fun with this one and in the end was very pleased with myself. I could actually relax and enjoy free motion quilting using something other than stipple stitch.


Happy stitching.....

Lilly Pilly

Lilly  Pilly- Don't Look Now - Kellie Wulfsohn 
Cutting Cloth 282 Wingrove St, Fairfield Vic.
Love this pattern. I have finally prepared it, now to decide on the finishing stitches and possibly some embellishing with felt. After enjoying a wonderful catch up with Dawn of  sew much to quilt I am eager to try free motion quilting but hmmmm ...not sure if I might be better off with blanket stitch.

Happy stitching .....

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Thank you Wendy of Sugarlane Designs for hosting another fun filled night with friends. If you would like to see what others worked on go here

Heartfelt by Margaret McDonald

I took advantage last week of some good sewing days to work on Heartfelt. I only wanted a smaller version of the original size and here it is. Sandwiched and ready for machine quilting when I get a chance.


I'm not sure what happened to the colour of the second photo :(

Happy stitching.......

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Relax and Stitch Day Out

     Saturday I spent with lovely Sue (non blogger friend nurse I met in hospital) Melody and Annie. We had such a fun day of chatting and stitching at Relax and Stitch .


My first day out since the last hospital stay. Soooo much fun :)

                                                                                  Lots of smiling faces.

Happy stitching .......

Saturday, September 12, 2015


Catching up...managed to stitch some more of these little heart blocks.

This morning I am finally going to catch up with Melody and friends for a fun day of chatting and stitching at Relax and Stitch 

Happy stitching....

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Floral Bouquet

Friday I spent time working on my Floral Boquet borders. In the evening I joined in with all my wonderful friends for "Friday Night with Friends" hosted by lovely Cheryll, you can go there and see what everyone else got up to by going to

Floral Bouquet Top Border finished, working on the other three borders, although they will not be as ornate as the top border.

Happy stitching.......

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


My first Flowerville block by Rosalie Dekker" Rosie's Cottage" using Cottage Garden Thread. I did change the shape of the Dresden's.

Also my apologies for not keeping up with all the beautiful blogs and leaving a comment.I had another flare up of diverticulitis which required a 5 day stay in hospital last week. ( those little terrors partying again) I am trying to catch up slowly in the next couple of days. Thank you to all my lovely followers and a big welcome to my new followers:)

Happy stitching.......