Friday, September 28, 2012

My iPad bag

Parisian Browning Essence
I had a nice piece of white linen left over from years ago so I dyed one piece with parisian essence and a smaller piece in strong black coffee. When we were in Warrnambool I carried my iPad and realised I needed a bag to put it in to make life easier. So I decided to make one for myself, similar to a satchel bag I made in the past. I then thought it would look nice with a nice stitchery on the flap, so I am going to use Anni Downs stitchery from her book Some kind of wonderful.I absolutely love the bag pattern and plan on making it for myself at a latter stag. For now I will reduce the original pattern to fit the front of my iPad satchel.

Black coffee solution

Exploring Ventnor Beach

Rock climbing 
 The boys exploring the beach and having fun climbing the rocks.

Happy Stitching..........

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mrs Billings update

Mrs Billings Coverlet

School holidays are here again. Lachlan and Aiden have come to spend a few days with us. Thankfully the weather has improved so lots of outings and outdoor activities. I thought I would give an update on my progress with Mrs Billings. I need to make 28 hexagon rosettes for the next border.
                                                    Happy stitching......
Hexagon Rosettes
Ready for stitching

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Busy Little Christmas Elves Finished

I had a phone call from Lisa ( fig n berrycreations) on Friday, my quilt Busy Little Christmas Elves was ready to bepicked up. I couldn't wait to see it quilted. I wasn't disappointed. It's apity the photo can't show all the beautiful quilting she has done. There's arow of reindeer and Christmas trees around the border, snowflakes, crosshatching and Christmas trees around the stitcheries. 

Happy Stitching..........

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Warnambool update

We went for a long walk before breakfast following the path outside our hotel. There are so many walking tracks to pick from. The promenade is a scenic 5.7 kilometre track stretching along the foreshore. 

After breakfast we went shopping and exploring the township.

After lunch on to Logan's beach whale viewing platform unfortunately no whales.....

The Botanic gardens, a lovely little spot to relax and watch the ducks .Wollaston Bridge, a suspension bridge built in 1890 using cables from the Melbourne to Hawthorn  tram service.

 Happy Stitching......

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Knitting a scarf

This is a scarf I have started to knit when we are driving backwards and forwards from Phillip and Melbourne. The wool is  Damasco Print 8 ply Heirloom 50% Mohair 50% Acrylic. It is sooooo soft I just love the feel.

Happy Stitching.......


On our way to  Warrnambool  today. It has been years since we had a getaway. My grandson surprised us with a two day stay at Deep Blue Warrnambool . I hope to stop at a couple of patchwork shops on the way. 
Our first stop was Colac.   We had a coffee and a lovely apple slice. Next stop Terang,where i visited Terang Cottage Crafts at the Courthouse 22 high street Terang. Wow as we pulled into the parking spot just outside I was excited just by the setting. I loved the look and feel I couldn't wait to go inside and I wasn't disappointed. Lots of Lovely fabrics,patterns,books etc. very friendly and helpful . Maree ,Lynette, Dorothy , and Margaret  are the proud owners,It is open 7 days a week 10.00am -5.00 pm .
Happy Stitching.............

Saturday, September 8, 2012

My Garden Quilt

I started a new stitchery project. Garden Scenes Quilt from Lynette Anderson's book Country Cottage Quilting. I have started block 1 but still have to add the appliqué bird once I decide on my fabrics. They are the most adorable little Stitcheries to work on. I will post more pictures of the blocks as I complete them.
Block 1 
Happy Stitching........
Choosing fabric.......

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Raining Cats & Dogs

Block 10
Sunday, it’s been a lovely day here the sun has been out most of the day with a slight breeze. I was able to put on a couple of loads of washing and not worry about rain, a nice change... I managed to finish block 10, and decided to start on the borders. Monday was very productive and I finished adding the borders. My next big decision is whether to quilt it myself or send it off to the quilters.
Happy Stitching.........

Raining Cats & Dogs

Sorry about the photo the quilt won't sit flat on polished boards.

Raining Cats & Dogs