Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Stonefields Baby Audrey

Baby Audrey block 62 Stonefields

I am finally starting to get my strength back after my surgery. This is one of several blocks that I made before my operation but didn't manage to post, so I will slowly start posting them and hopefully get back into stitching very soon. 

Also I would like to thank everyone for all your get well wishes they really helped me through some very bad times. All my love for your wonderful support.xxx

Happy stitching .....

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  70,71,72,73 I had been working on.

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

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas


Happy stitching.......

Monday, November 30, 2015

Home at Last

Home at last after 13 days in hospital with all its ups and oh so many downs. I am still very very weak but hopefully the next couple of weeks I will begin to get my strength back. I have to take things very slowly for the next six weeks. Sorry no jokes this round really knocked me about.
I would like to thank you all for your words of encouragement they really helped me get through. It will be a little longer before I start to blog but in the next few days I hope to start catching. THANK YOU.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Catchup after Surgery

Good morning to all my beautiful blogging friends. All went well on Wednesday with my surgery. What was supposed to take 3 hours ended up taking  two surgeons 5 1/2 hours. Needless to say it was a massive clean up after all the partying down there.. Hehe.. I still have a long way to go but just wanted to let everyone one know that it was all the good wishes prays and hugs from all my fiends in blog land Facebook and Phillip island Patchworkers not to mention my husband and family that has helped me through this surgery and the recovery that is following.  I can't lift anything more than my iPhone at the moment so I won't be able to answer anyone for quite awhile. THANK YOU THANK YOU  it warms my heart knowing I have all of you out there and makes this recovery so much more bearable. Also seeing the strength in Melody, Joss, Carol (non blogger) shez  and others that I know who put on their smiling faces  helps me through this. sending you all big hugs and kisses xox
Ps sorry about spelling etc drugs  play havoc 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

A Merry Dove

A Merry Dove - One Day In May Creations by Melissa Grant.
My first attempt, next one I will add the embroideries. I just love the pattern thank you Melissa.



Happy stitching.....

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


After sitting here since yesterday on a liquid diet and today a drip and nil by mouth just before my turn to go into surgery my surgeon got sick and had to cancel my op. So here I am leaving the hospital in pj's ( a fashion statement I thought ...hehe..) My sister in law came to get me because the roads were blocked (a policeman was run over ) and Jim couldn't come with my clothes. Do you think I could start a new trend hehe....Sorry but I have to laugh or I might cry ......happy days :)


At this stage I'm not sure of the new date for my surgery, stay tuned :(

Thank you for all your lovely messages, I will slowly reply to all of them xx

Happy stitching.........

Monday, November 9, 2015

Another finish and Hospital stay

I had a flimsy for some months not knowing how I was going to finish it until I saw Jennys free booby bird stitchery, which helped finish my little quilt beautifully. Thank you Jenny for your lovely free bobby bird pattern which can be found here.
I finished quilting and putting the binding on and it is now ready for me take into hospital. 

I will be going in tomorrow (Tuesday) to continue my prep for the operation on Wednesday. I will be undergoing major surgery for a subtotal colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis (removing my colon). 
I will look forward to reading all your lovely blogs while I am recouperating.


Happy stitching..... 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Daisy Meadows

A start on Daisy Meadows with a few surprise visitors yesterday afternoon and into the evening I did manage to finish adding the stems and leaves to this block which is the partner to the block below.


Thank you Cheryll for another lovely FnwFs...

Happy stitching....

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Heartfelt quilted by me :)


Happy stitching .....

Friday, October 16, 2015

Floral Bouquet

I joined in at Sugarlane Designs for FNSI with a lovely group of like minded blogging friends. Thanks Wendy for hosting another great night. If you would like to see the other projects go here

I have been slowly working away at joining the borders and sandwiching Floral Bouquet ready for hand quilting over the last month in between other projects. Last night I began hand quilting the centre block.


Happy stitching .,,,,,,

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Grandmother's Flower Garden by Jaynette Huff

April 2013 I began making my flower garden using 1/2 " paper hexagons. The original pattern used 1/4 " hexagons and finished at 19 3/4" x 21 3/4" I doubled all the measurements as I wanted mine to be larger than the original.

This is my finished result, after Lilly Pilly I found it a lot easier to machine quilt, I did change the quilting design for this quilt I think it suits the flower arrangement much better.




Happy stitching.........

Monday, September 28, 2015

Lilly Pilly

Ok so this is Lilly Pilly finished. I decided to try my hand at raw edge applique and free motion quilting. I have never been happy with my free motion quilting and usually only use the stipple stitch which I can manage. So I decided rather than play with small test pieces I would bite the bullet and work on the actual project. Well..... I had so much fun with this one and in the end was very pleased with myself. I could actually relax and enjoy free motion quilting using something other than stipple stitch.


Happy stitching.....

Lilly Pilly

Lilly  Pilly- Don't Look Now - Kellie Wulfsohn 
Cutting Cloth 282 Wingrove St, Fairfield Vic.
Love this pattern. I have finally prepared it, now to decide on the finishing stitches and possibly some embellishing with felt. After enjoying a wonderful catch up with Dawn of  sew much to quilt I am eager to try free motion quilting but hmmmm ...not sure if I might be better off with blanket stitch.

Happy stitching .....

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Thank you Wendy of Sugarlane Designs for hosting another fun filled night with friends. If you would like to see what others worked on go here

Heartfelt by Margaret McDonald

I took advantage last week of some good sewing days to work on Heartfelt. I only wanted a smaller version of the original size and here it is. Sandwiched and ready for machine quilting when I get a chance.


I'm not sure what happened to the colour of the second photo :(

Happy stitching.......

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Relax and Stitch Day Out

     Saturday I spent with lovely Sue (non blogger friend nurse I met in hospital) Melody and Annie. We had such a fun day of chatting and stitching at Relax and Stitch .


My first day out since the last hospital stay. Soooo much fun :)

                                                                                  Lots of smiling faces.

Happy stitching .......

Saturday, September 12, 2015


Catching up...managed to stitch some more of these little heart blocks.

This morning I am finally going to catch up with Melody and friends for a fun day of chatting and stitching at Relax and Stitch 

Happy stitching....

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Floral Bouquet

Friday I spent time working on my Floral Boquet borders. In the evening I joined in with all my wonderful friends for "Friday Night with Friends" hosted by lovely Cheryll, you can go there and see what everyone else got up to by going to http://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com.au

Floral Bouquet Top Border finished, working on the other three borders, although they will not be as ornate as the top border.

Happy stitching.......

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


My first Flowerville block by Rosalie Dekker" Rosie's Cottage" using Cottage Garden Thread. I did change the shape of the Dresden's.

Also my apologies for not keeping up with all the beautiful blogs and leaving a comment.I had another flare up of diverticulitis which required a 5 day stay in hospital last week. ( those little terrors partying again) I am trying to catch up slowly in the next couple of days. Thank you to all my lovely followers and a big welcome to my new followers:)

Happy stitching.......

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A Jolly Holly Gathering

I'm linking up with Anthea for CTTY, if you would like to see what others made go Here
Thanks Anthea for hosting.

My finished Christmas table topper, the  stitcheries are from  Michelle Ridgway's book "A Jolly Holly Gathering".

Happy stitching.........

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Daisy Meadows

My new project waiting to start in the next couple of weeks "Daisy Meadows" by Leanne Knell of Petals & Patches.

Happy stitching.....

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Floral Bouquet - Top

I have been slowly piecing the Floral Bouquet top over the last couple of months. Yay top done !!!

 Happy stitching....

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Floral Bouquet - 11

Yoko Saito - Floral Bouquet
Block 11- final block.  Finished
Thank you Cheryll for another great night joining in all the fun. If you would like to see what everyone else got up to go here

Happy stitching....

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 http://barbscreations.blogspot.com.au. 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. 

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 ...lol..) 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 over...lol. 
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 piss...my 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 me...lol..but 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 ......