Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Revisiting My Machine Embroidery

Last year I updated my sewing machine at the AQC with a free embroidery unit as a bonus. I finally started playing with it last week...whew .... these are some of the things I managed to make while having fun exploring the embroidery side of the machine.


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

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Stitching with Friends

Thursday was spent stitching and chatting with friends, Christine started the morning off by showing us her beautiful wedding ring quilt which she is slowly sewing down the binding on.

Dawn was working on Pemberley , it is looking wonderful.

Anna was stitching a lovely Annie Downs project. Sue kept herself busy knitting a gorgeous cardigan, it looks so cosy. I kept looking at patterns and everyone else’s work, by days end I didn’t sew a stitch.

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

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Miniature Quilts

While working on Winter Blues I had lots of small triangle pieces  so I began sewing them together making a few 1 1/2”cute blocks, which then got me interested in miniature quilts. I spent some time researching and finally decided on purchasing  the book Small and Scrappy by Kathleen Tracy.





Happy stitching.....

Monday, March 19, 2018

Winter Village

Catching up on my blog again...whew....
I managed some quality stitching time on the sewing machine on a few days last week. Sunday was a bad day I spent most of it in bed then slow but  steady recovery today. Tonight back at the machine and another block finished. 

Happy stitching.....

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Zippered Utility Bag

Back home after our lovely getaway to Halls Gap, I have already managed to sew my first utility bag. I bought the pattern at Stawell Craft when I caught up with Cheryl from Cheryl’s Stitching. Love the bag and pattern.

It was wonderful catching up with Chery.🤗

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

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Halls Gap Getaway

First stop Gail’s Emporium.

Dogs enjoying the sun while we unpack.

Relaxing with a bit of stitching

A visit to my favorite craft shop in Stawell and catching up with Cheryl ( Cheryl’s Stitching) a few bits found their way into my basket.🤗

Eddie (our jack russell) has a heart murmur and we have been told he has reached the maximum dosage in his medication and will start to deteriorate. One of the symptoms would be a need to cling and stay close, now he just follows me all day. He didn’t want to stay outside when I came in for a drink.

Waiting while I’m in the shower.

Where would we be without our furry friends and their unconditional love. 😘

Happy stitching ........

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Winter Village

Winter Village update. I have been slowly working on this project and loving the progress, especially happy with the  fabrics and colours. We will be going away for a couple of days next week with the dogs as our family room floor needs to be repolished,  so I was keen to sew a few extra blocks before leaving. 

Happy stitching.........

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Stitching with Friends

The weeks seem to be flying by, seems like we only meet yesterday for our stitching day. Once again we had a lovely day chatting, comparing notes, working on our projects and organising a trip to AQC in April.  lso our next project ...hehe....more about this later :)

Sue working on insanity quilt 

Margartes small hexie project 

Dawn working on Pemberley

Im still working on Tessellate. 

Happy stitching........

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Max & Louise Tessellate Blocks

Working on two more blocks for Max & Louise Tessellate Pattern

Happy stitching.........

Catching up with Friends

I spent a lovely day catching up with my lovely friends from Phillip Island Patchwork group on Tuesday.
Thank you Liz for hosting and  inviting us to join in with your group at Selandra. 

Happy stitching.........

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Table Runner

I found these UFO blocks while trying to tidy up my sewing space. So I decided to make a table runner with them while on my destashing bug.

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

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Stitching with Friends

Stitching with my lovely ladies this after and the start of our new project. Dawn, Sue,Anna and myself have started Winter Village. Christine and Kaye worked on their projects...Margaret hadn't arrived when I took these photos.

My first three blocks of Winter Village.

Dawns gorgeous quilt top dancing chickens and flying pigs.

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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

La Passacaglia

Update on my Passacaglia. I have sewn the black stars around one of the large rosettes. I only work on this project occasionally enjoying the journey. Slowly it is growing :)

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

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Dutch Treat

The other day I went to my sewing room to start to declutter and finish some UFOs.
I decided to make a small runner with the few blocks I had made out of the Dutch Treat book which I started a long time ago but never went any further with them. So I started joining the 4 1/2" blocks together with a quarter inch sashing strip between the blocks. 3 across by 6 down making a total of 18 blocks. BUT when I saw them joined up in the strips I fell in love with them again and have now decided to make another 18 and see how I feel about them, keep going or stop.

Happy stitching.......