My Quilts

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My Quilts 2014

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Surprise in the Mail

Look what I found in the mail, a gorgeous parcel from Barb at barbs creation Inside  I found a Rosalie Quinlan stitchery, threads,needle and a beautiful tin to put my threads etc into and a lovely get well card. Thank you Barb you have brightened up my day, so very kind and thoughtful. I love them. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Stonefields - FNSI

Thanks Wendy for hosting another great FNSI . I always look forward to stitching with all the lovely friends out in cyber sewing  land. To see what everyone else was working on go to  Wendy's .

I managed to finish some Stonefields blocks I had been working on.

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

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Floral Bouquet

Yoko Saito Floral Bouquet block 9.

Slowly but surely another block finished :)

Thank you all my lovely friends x

      Happy stitching....

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Surprise Visitor

Two weeks ago I was back in hospital for 5 days with some side effects of diverticulitis ( my new me When I looked up I saw Melody ( The House On The Side Of The Hill ) with a big smile on her face. Wow ..... I was so happy to see her and catch up with all the news. She came to sit with me to help pass the time more quickly while I was waiting for the results of my enteroclysis scan which she read about on my FB page. Of Course Mel being Mel she also came bearing a beautiful gift. As she explained this would be perfect to take with me for my visits to the doctors or to start sewing while I was in hospital as everything I needed was in the lovely tin. 
So very considerate and thoughtful Mel thank you again for a wonderful afternoon of catching up xx

Love my adorable owl stitchery by the talented Rosalie Quinlan.



I'm still very tired with a mixture of good days and bad days. I will be going back  to hospital this Wednesday ( 3 days only ) for an exploratory colonoscopy to check out a section which could be the culprit that doesn't realise the party is 
I am reading all the beautiful and inspiring blogs but not always leaving comments, I will hopefully start catching up with that soon.xx

Happy stitching....

Monday, June 22, 2015


As I walked up the stairs this Morning I thought I was going to finally find my old body upstairs waiting for me after over 40 days of this one I was eager for my old self. But alas no :(   not yet. Boy I must have done something ..... to body off, I have tried to make up for it, spoiling it with soups,delicious fruit smoothies and lots of rest. Still I am starting to see a smile peeking through every now and then so hopefully it's just playing hard to get and I am finally making a bit of head way......hehe........
Also a big thank you to all my lovely blogging friends especially Shez, Tracee, Maria, Wendy, for your understanding and gentle reminders of my silly (foggy head) mistakes (names, dates, blogs. Oops perhaps it's just anyway love you all and thanks.xx

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

Saturday, June 20, 2015

FNSI- Stonefields

 I spent last night sewing with friends, stitching a couple of flowers for my Stonefields border.

Happy stitching......

Thank you Wendy  hosting a great night, to see what everyone else got up to go  here

Happy stitching.......

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Floral Bouquet -Yoko Saito

Floral Bouquet using Japanese 100%cotton prints and woven yarn dyed fabrics.

Block 8

Happy stitching ......

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Floral Bouquet- Yoko Saito. FNWF

Last night I spent sewing with friends, it was wonderful to be stitching again. I managed to put the finishing touches to another block from Floral Bouquet.

Thank you Chez for hosting a great night, to see what everyone else got up to go Here

Block 7

Happy stitching ....

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hospital Revisited

Back home again after another 7 day stint in hospital, my stubborn little Diviticulist gang are having a party and not inviting me to join in. They are obviously having too much fun and  don't want to stop 

I didn't manage to stitch anything this time ,I was kept busy with the task of trying to stop the little buggers down there having the party kept me busy with chills and nausea in between.

Luckily I had a couple of posts pre scheduled before I went in the first time.

I was trying to read every ones blog but not always able to leave a comment. (Also Hospital Internet slow). It was great to read all the activities.

Looking forward to catching up and stitching in the next couple of days :)

Here are a couple of pics I managed to take of some beautiful blocks that Jeanette a lovely staff member of Knox is working on .

This is Dearne project (from last visit in hospital) Dear Prudence but using 3/4 " hexies.

Happy stitching.......

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Stonefields 5

Block 50, The Wreath

Block 60 - Lollipop Lady

Happy stitching.....

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Trip to Hospital

First I would like to thank everyone for the lovely comments in the last posts. I will reply to all slowly.

I had such a wonderful stitching day on Saturday with my lovely friends but then a couple of hours after arriving home I began to feel unwell .The next morning (Mother's Day) still in pain I went to see my doctor and she gave me a letter and told me to go to the emergency section of Knox hospital. They started me on an IV drip, did blood test and CT scan they then admitted me. So I am now sitting in my room with an IV in my arm feeding 2 different antibiotics. Turns out I have diverticulits ,an infection on the right side of my bowel wall,so will be here for the next couple of days.

Now being a devoted patchworker I asked my husband to bring in one of my stitching projects last night which he did and left it sitting on the chair. This morning when the nurse came in to check my IV she noticed the project well need I say is working on Dear Prudence using 3/4" hexagons and her daughter is working on an Grits quilt La Passion.

 Hehe .........we are everywhere 

Happy stitching

More stitching with Friends

Woohoo Carol has finished her bag. Shelley,and I each made one at our little Mother's Day group two years ago, Carol (has MS) also started with us and now has finished yay !!!!

I also got a surprise, Carin made a twisted thread catcher for me . I just love it I have been wanting to make one and never got around to it. Thank you so much Carin.

Happy stitching ....

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Stitching with Friends

Just had to show this gorgeous quilt made and quilted by Lyn.

Happy quilting.....