Sunday, May 29, 2016

Waverley Patchworkers Quilt Show

Another great great day out at the Waverley Patchworkers Quilt Show. Enjoying coffee and scones with Christine   . We did miss Melody and her cheerful chatter.


It was also lovely chatting to Karen from Mrs Martins, Lynley from Sewn and Quilted, June from Lilly Patches, Marilyn from Patchwork Tea House, Threadbear and another couple of stalls were there. I did buy a couple of things I needed plus one hehe...

Just some of the beautiful quilts on display....sorry not much room for taking photos without a zoom lens..



Happy stitching........

Friday, May 27, 2016

Floral Bouquet

Finally back to a bit of hand quilting on Floral Bouquet

Happy stitching........

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Round the Garden

Another great day spent with Melody    Christine  Kaye and  Julia stitching,having lots of fun. Melody and I are both working on "Round the Garden" by Wendy Williams. Sorry for the very late post ladies :)))


Wendy Williams showing her gorgeous quilt Round the Garden.

Happy Stitching.....


joined in with Wendy and friends for Friday night sew in. 

My FNSI was an extension of Thursday's group of ladies ( Dawn at , Sue and Julia (non bloggers) and myself. )  We get together at my house to work on Yoko Saito's mystery quilt. 

We have met the last two Thursday's to prepare block 1 (whew..... a lot of work in it) so now we have homework ( heheh...too much chatting and laughing ) to finish stitching all the pieces of block 1 before our next meeting in three weeks.

Thankyou Wendy for hosting another great night, to see what everyone else got up to go here.

Our first get together Julia hadn't arrived yet, I forgot to take photos last Friday much too much chatting and laughing....

Happy stitching.....

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Finally finished sewing the Dresdens onto my second Flowerville block.


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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Stonefields top completed. Now to work on the hexie border :))))

Happy stitching........

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Phillip Island Patches Weekend

Phillip Island Patches Weekend my first time at this event and it was fantastic.  I must thank the committee members (Joan B. Jackie R. Marg. O. Caroline T. Michelle T. Marj. W.  Joan W.) for all their efforts into making this a memorable weekend for me and I'm sure all the other ladies who were there (well over 100). 
The Sewing Connection from Pakenham set up shop in the gym which was soooo very handy for last minute shopping, they also donated a Brother sewing machine as one of the prizes.
I signed up for Wendy Williams "Round the Garden " workshop. Wendy was a wonderful teacher with a great sense of humour. We all worked very hard on our projects with Wendy encouraging us and giving us lots of tips to accomplish as much as we could in the time we had ( this also included homework ...hehe......which kept us stitching well into the night to stay on track ). By the end of the weekend we had marked out our patterns and stitched in our dividing lines and circles using running stitch on the lines. Appliqued our felt tree in position made felt flowers and felt leaves using all the various stitches Wendy uses in her felt work using perl cotton and others. Now I haven't mentioned how much fun we had and all the laughter and chatting that went on ....lots and lots ....( I think that's why some of us stitched till 11pm ..hehe..)

Wendy Williams

Lovely Rhondda

Allison and Jan


Committees Members

The various groups (workshops) below 

Judith with her paper piecing section.



Also I forgot to mention FNWF mine began Friday afternoon with a couple of hexies .
If you would like to see what others got up to just head over to Gone Stitchin' .
Thanks Cheryll for hosting another great sewing night.

Happy stitching......

Friday, May 6, 2016

Tasmania 2016

We are back home .......I thought I would share some of the photos of our Tasmanian holiday.

Freycinet lodge...

Managed the walking track to view Wine glass bay :)))
How lucky we were to have a fantastic show from a school of dolphins. They swam next to our catamarang for about 10 mins.!!!! 

Quarter inch 

Look who I found at "Chez Moi" Fiona ....   .....Miss Roxy . 


Hastings caves


Cradle mountain..

Dove bay

Last stop Cranberry Crafts  Ulverstone.

It was a wonderful break, I was spoilt since we missed out last year due to my health issues......

Happy stitching....

Thursday, May 5, 2016

St. Mary's .....Tasmania

I found this shop in St Mary's ......theses are just some of their beautiful work.

Happy stitching......