Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from Our House to Yours.

Merry Christmas from our house to yours have a wonderful day with family and friends !

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Friday Night Sew-In

Last FNSI for 2013 thanks Wendy for hosting another great virtual sew-in with all the other ladies. It was fun spending the evening preparing another block for Floral Bouquet . I managed to trace the design onto the background fabric then cut out the shapes ready to use on my fabric for the needle turn applique. I also cut the stems and placed them ready for stitching. Thank you all for your lovely company,words of encouragement,and friendship..........


This will also be my last blog till after Christmas, so I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year from our house to yours........
Happy stitching.......

Thursday, December 19, 2013

One Flower Wednesday wwww

This is my last lot of flowers added to background fabric for this year. Thanks Karen for hosting ! If you would like to see other lovely flowers go here to watch them grow.

Also to Karen and  the lovely ladies who have joined in or encouraged us by watching our gardens grow have a very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

QMC 2013

I finished hand piecing my QMC quilt.

It is now basted and ready for me to start hand quilting. This will be my second hand quilting project. It is much larger than my vases project so I am hoping it goes as smoothly. 

Ready for hand quilting. You can't really see my basting stitches. 

Christmas Through The Year

I finished my Christmas wreath using the plastic tabs that we started at our Christmas workshop. Thanks Anthea for hosting. See others Here

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

New Life

New life outside our back door.

Can you make out the four babies ??

Monday, December 16, 2013

Chateau Hexagon

Chateau hexagon block 6 finished now to join the 6 blocks together.

Happy stitching.....

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Ribbon Snow-Mates

I made this little Ribbon Snow-Mates design by Sunburnt quilts at our monthly group. It was so much fun to make.

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

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

QMC 2013

This is my last block finished.  I have enjoyed every minute I spent on this quilt. I was planning to piece it to the rest of the quilt last night but got caught up with another project.  I hope I will be able to look for border fabric soon.

Saturday, December 7, 2013


I managed to finish another block for my QMC 2013 quilt using my favourite French General range of fabrics.
To see what everyone else has done go to Gone Stitching,  thanks Cheryll  for hosting.......

Yesterday we had a lovely Xmas lunch with 2 of our dearest friends. We get together the same time and place every year.

Also thank you Cheryll for the lovely blankets of love magnet. It is you that is the angel ,for all your time and effort in promoting this beautiful idea.

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

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Cottage Garden Thread Holder

Another finish ,I just love this Gail Pan cottage garden thread holder. I first saw it on Shez's blog
Enjoying life, and fell in love with it so I ordered the pattern. As with all my other projects by Gail the instructions are very clear and easy to follow.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

One Flower Wednesday

Catching up with some more flowers added to the background fabric.
Thanks Karen for hosting ! If you would like to see the other lovely flowers go here to watch them bloom..........

Project Folder

Using the pattern by Aneela Hoey that I purchased after seeing it on Sisbabestitching blog I made a project folder for myself.

I'm linking up today with Esther Aliu's link," Works in Progress" on Wednesdays. Here   

                        Happy Stitching.........

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Vases Finished

Finished my vases quilt by Yoko Saito . Hand pieced ,needle turn appliqué and hand quilted.

I'm linking up today with Esther Aliu's link up of Works in Progress on    

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Through The Year

It's not to late to join in the fun Here

'Christmas Through The Year' Link Up...

Christmas is getting closer... gifts are being bought... and gifts are being made...
If you are making gifts for loved ones, why not link up here with
You can link up any gift at all... it doesn't necessarily have to be a Christmas-themed item... just as long as it's something you have made & will be putting under the tree for someone you love... or perhaps a co-worker, teacher or blogging buddy...

It's so easy to join in... just do a post on your own blog, showing off your beautifully made gift, then come back here & follow the directions on the linky tool... simple!
There's a great little prize on offer... & I'd love to see what's being made...
Links can be made until end of 28 November, West Australia time
(Looking ahead to December, there will be a link-up available for those of you who might want to link up a last gift or two for the year... it will be a week earlier than usual, from 18-21 December.)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas Through The Year bags

I have been  making these cute little bags as gifts.
Thanks Anthea for hosting if you would like to,join in or just see the other Christmas items go Here


Thursday, November 21, 2013

One Flower Wednesday

A few more flowers added to background fabric. Thanks Karen for hosting ! If you would like to see the other lovely flowers go here to watch them bloom.


Also when we got back I took some photos of the lovely flower block that Danette sent me and all the goodies. Unfortunately the photo my son took with his phone camera wasn't very good. Thank you Danette for making my first mini swap such an exciting and memorable one. 


Happy stitching ........

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dear Jane Shades of Red

I am still catching up. I was putting Dear Jane away after having her on show for the ladies that came over for Marie's Day last week and couldn't resist taking another photo of her to share. I only bring her out for special occasions as I would love to pass her down to one of my grandchildren. I replaced her with my cherry chocolate quilt.
Dear Jane Shades of Red

Happy stitching ......

Monday, November 18, 2013

12 " mini swap

My son just phoned to say there is a parcel for me so I asked if he could open it up and take some photos and send them to me via his mobile phone. We are away till mid week. His phone is not the best but a huge thank you to Danette of Quilting Chemist for the beautiful block she made for me and all the lovely goodies. I will look forward to snacking on the Frango's and hanging the lovely flower block on a wall.

Thanks Cheryll for hosting the swap and allowing me to join in. I have enjoyed myself and will definitely join in again.
                       Happy stitching............

Mrs Billings Coverlet

Mrs Billings came back from the quilters in just enough time for me to sew the binding on to put her in our show cup weekend. Gayle did a lovely job in quilting  her. This is the first chance I've had to take a photo and post her . Whew things have been busy lol ......

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pierogi (Polish cooking)

I spent the afternoon preparing and cooking Pierogi  , it is a polish dish which I called little pillows. Inside they are filled with cottage cheese and potatoes, or a mince filling. There are other fillings but these are the ones mum made.

My son has an infected hand from a rusty down-pipe he was  fixing for us when it was pouring with rain. So I thought I would make his favourite food from his grandmothers cooking days. I also sent a message to my grandson to let him know as he also enjoys them. The answer came back that he would stop by after work to have dinner with us. My eldest son is not keen on them which suits me as far as the work involved in making them :-)

By the time I finished I said to my husband,mum must have been NUTS to stand in the kitchen all day cooking these (she would have made more than double my quantity )



                                  I forgot to take a picture of the potato and cottage cheese filling.




The dark ones are the mince filled and the rest are potato and cottage cheese filled.



                                                                                 happy stitching...................