Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dresden Surprise Arrived

I just got home from our 3 day quilt crawl which was lots of shopping, fun and more shopping. The first thing I noticed was a squishy parcel with my name on it.

I quickly opened it to see what was in it and I nearly buckled at the knees. 

Cheryl from Cherylsstitching blog has made a gorgeous Dresden table runner in the most delicious French General fabrics, ....which by the way are my favourite fabrics.. he he..and yummy easter chocolates and maltesers which i am munching on as I type........    :-)

Thank you so very much Cheryl for such a wonderful gift as part of our F.H.F.S. I will always treasure it.



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

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Four Little Bags

I began with one bag and now have three more as gifts.

 I am leaving this morning with three friends Shelley, Carin, and Debbie for our two day quilt crawl. My lovely friend Shelley is our driver, navigator , and organiser. We missed last year as Shelley had major surgery and was out of action for quite a long time.
We will now have a bag each for our trip and new projects.




FNSI Flying Geese Bag.

Easter FNSI I joined in with Wendy and friends. To see what everyone else was working on.

I used Grits curved flying geese pattern that she made for her zipper pouch. Grit has a wonderful tutorial on her blog for making the curved flying geese and the zipper pouch. Go here.

Originally I was going to make the pouch then realized I didn't have a zip the size I needed, so I did a turn around and made this bag instead.


   I then sew 3 loops and one long piece for the handle to loop through the three loops.



Happy Easter and Happy stitching.......

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A surprise from E.Bunny

I arrived back this afternoon from Phillip Island after spending 5 sleeps there with our two GS Aiden and Lachlan aged 5 & 7. On the table was a mystery parcel sent from E. Bunny, no return address. I was so excited opening it, and this is what was inside.
Delicious Easter eggs and a GORGEOUS spray of folded fabric flowers.

Me .......Hugh smile on my face........ 

Thank you so much E. Bunny for your generous and very thoughtful gift.........

                      I hope that you have a wonderful and very Happy Easter E. Bunny !!

Happy Easter to all my lovely Friends in Blog Land.................

Thursday, April 10, 2014

One Flower Wednesday

I have been sewing more flowers for my top border of Confetti. Thanks Karen for hosting ! If you would like to see other lovely flowers go here to watch them bloom


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

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dresden Swap F.H.F.S.

I am a member of  Friends Having Fun Swap an on line swap group. Our first swap is a Dresden plate and this is what I made and sent to Shez my partner for this first swap.The fabric panels are called Olivia by Michele D'Amore. The linen look texture is just gorgeous. The range is in a sun-washed vintage rose blush. The Dresden's are mostly French General fabrics. I just received a message from Shez to say she has the parcel so I can show you what I made for her. Whew so much fun .........
Happy stitching......








Saturday, April 5, 2014


It was another FNWF last night,so lovely to join in with so many others.Thank you Cheryll for gathering us all together.
I have been working on my hand pieced scrappy pyramid quilt. I managed to finish machine quilting it last night and added the binding this morning.

The bulk of the fabric is from my Quilt Gate, Gentle Flowers range,some from Lynette Anderson, and left over scraps  from Mrs Billing quilt and even a piece from a quilt I made for my daughter in law about 10 yrs ago.
For all the purists and quilting police .....hehe......
Traditional scrap quilt history state that the majority of scrap quilts were "make do" projects, quilts constructed from leftover patches in order to be thrifty, and use every scrap of fabric available. 
The number of fabrics you use in your scrap quilts is another option that's totally up to you, from charm quilts, where no fabric is used more than once, to quilts with a more orderly appearance. There are no rules... 




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

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Parcel Sent

I sent my parcel last night to my F.H.F.S. secret partner. I hope she likes it .
This morning I took my dear friend Doris to a couple of patchwork shops.
First stop Craftpaks in Heathmont. A gorgeous shop catering for embroidery and patchwork . I bought a cute purse frame pattern. 
Next stop Spotlight where I found the frames for the purse pattern and also a pkt of flexi frame.
Stopped for a coffee to refuel.
Last stop Gail B where I found a lovely Rosalie Quinlan bag pattern. Sorry I can't show it as it will be a secret sewing project in the near future. 

A fun morning......

Happy stitching .......

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Christmas Through The Year

I'm linking up with Anthea this month for CTTY, you can go to see all the lovely projects by clicking Here




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


I fell in love with Dresden's and decided to make a table centre  for myself .
Thanks Wendy for hosting if you would like to,join in or just see what others are making go here

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

One Flower Wednesday

Oh I have fallen behind in my posts so a bit of catching up. Last lot of hexie flowers for my garden :-)

AND here is the top all hand pieced together, sitting and waiting for the borders etc......

Thank you Karen for hosting I don't think I would have ever gotten this far with out your encouragement and lovely blog. If you would like to see other lovely flowers go here to watch them bloom

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wonderful Day Stitching with Friends and Update on Pyramid Quilt.

Stitching with Friends 

Another wonderful day spent stitching with friends at Shelley's house. Everyone was in high spirits especially Andrea, who always has us in stitches with her antics and commentary. Jackie, Carol , Anne and Carin were all working away on their projects joining in laughing and chatting as they stitched. Lyn was working on another of her gorgeous William Morris blocks. Shelley was finishing a cute quilt for her pregnant daughter, due any day now. Apologies, I did forget to take photos .... 

I did manage to finish another block for my pyramid quilt and when I got home, I managed to join the bottom row. I must say I am truly enjoying my journey with hand piecing my quilts. The work is much slower by hand ,but more relaxing and satisfying.

       Happy stitching............

Friday, March 14, 2014

Sit and Stitch

I had such a lovely day today, full of surprises and new friendships.  As I was walking in to Sewn and Quilted  sit and stitch Friday group I caught up with Lyn who I met over a year ago and had not seen since. We immediately started chatting and catching up, then out of the corner of my eye I saw a face I recognised, Melody from The House on the Side of the Hill. I was happy to finally meet and chat with her. Melody as her blog is a wealth of information,chatty, warm and friendly. To go to Melody's blog click The  House on the Side of the Hill

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Chateau Hexagon finished

Chateau Hexagon by Lynette Anderson  wall hanging 26" x 37"
I finished quilting, added the binding and DH has already hung it for me.

     Happy stitching..........

Saturday, March 8, 2014


My new necklace and  bag that I made to match,  modelled by DH (Jim) hehe.....I bought the pattern on Tuesday at Cranbourne Gardens when we  went to see Leesa Chandlers collection. I started Friday morning as we were going to see our grandsons at little athletics after dinner. I ended up with a chill and went to bed early with a couple Panadol, but did manage to finish off this morning....

Happy stitching.....