Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas

Sorry I haven't posted for a while. Been away then came home and got ready for  every one  to move in for Christmas . Had 9 christmas breakfast, 10 Christmas Lunch and  18 Christmas Night. When they leave they book there rooms for next year.

Hope every one had a lovely christmas.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Scissor Fobs

Made more Xmas gifts. Scissor Fobs and A pair of Scissors   wrapped in a fat quarter swap. It is great to have then finished early.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

been away

Sorry I haven't posted for a while.
Went on a 4 day retreat then home a couple of days, then when on a two and a half week holiday to Cairns, Daintree and Tablelands. Had a great time.
Came home yesterday, have a funeral tuesday and then off to another retreat on friday  for the week end.
This is a photo of paronella park. Did a day and night tour. It is now the No 1 RACQ must does.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

no comments

I haven't been able to comment on blogs I follow for some time.
Does any one know how to fix this problem. I have tried everything that I can see.
Hope some one can help.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


The ladies at our table at Quilting . Have all done the stitcheries for this runner. Made , quilted ready for trimming and binding. It will be a 80th  birthday gift. Her favourite colour is Blue.

New Books

Got a few new books. Great reading.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Grandmother Flower Garden

Pinned my Grandmother flower garden yesterday. Hoping to start quilting today, and all week end.
My husband has a model train show all weekend. So will enjoy being home alone quilting.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Art Journal Page Swap

Came across a picture of a Art Journal page I did for Dale from the Thread Studio.
Her theme was Hundertwasser.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Finally go the centre of my friendship nine patch together . Can't decide on the borders.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Going on a week long retreat tomorrow. It will be good to finally work on my own projects.


New give-away

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Giveaway Giveaway!!! Plus - all Fat Quarter Bundles 25% off!!

We're giving away a FREE FAT QUARTER BUNDLE!!!! Who can pass this up??? Okay first of all, in case you don't receive our newsletter, we're having a fat quarter weekend blowout sale with all our Fat Quarter Bundles at 25% offthrough Monday night! This includes all our new releases, so snag them before they're gone!!
Also, we're having a GIVEAWAY for a Holly Jolly FAT QUARTER BUNDLE byRiley Blake Designs!! Here's how to enter -

1 - Leave a comment telling us your favorite Pre-cut from our October page (pre-cuts being released in October which you can pre-order today).

2 - Blog about our Giveaway and leave a comment telling us you did.

3 - Tell us what your favorite Pre-cut is to use between Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Charm Packs, Fat Eighth Bundles or Fat Quarter Bundles - and why!

Easy enough? We will announce the winner on Tuesday night the 21st!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Quilter is

A Quilter is:
Someone who assiduously clips coupons and hunts for bargains at the supermarket,  
but buys untold yards of fabric, regardless of price.
Someone who pays to have the ironing done, 
but thinks nothing of standing for hours pressing twenty yards of fabric for a quilt.
Someone who sees life through the eye of a needle, and that is a very special thing.
Someone who is bored silly hearing about other people's dumb hobbies, such as sky-diving, motor cycling or stamp collecting, 
but constantly fascinates everyone she comes in contact with by sharing her quilts and  quilting experiences.
Someone who has not been able to balance her check book since March 1979,  
but can figure the yardage requirements for a Log Cabin Quilt and have just enough left over for a pin cushion.
Someone who enjoys sewing a quilt, 
but hides the mending until the garments are either outgrown or out of style. 

Someone who cannot see cobwebs hanging from the ceiling, dust balls under the bed or a sink full of dirty dishes, 
but can thread a size 10 needle in the dark.


from our hands to your heart

This quilt was made  for a friend that is not well.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Book

Received a great new cook book today.
Can't wait to start cooking from it.  The food, the stories, the sisterhood.

Friday, May 6, 2011

rak gift

Received a lovely RAK gift today from Sandy. Thanks Sandy they are lovely . The fabric is so pretty.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Rak Gift

Had a great Easter and came home to a lovely surprise. A Lovely Bag and Scarfe from  Sheryl a RAK swap friend. Thanks Sheryl it is lovely. And also my favourite colour dusty pink.  THANKS

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Goose Tracks Month1

Have 2 of the 4 Blocks done for Month 1.  Hard to work in colours you don't normally use.

Raffel Quilt

This week a friend and I pieced ,Sandwiched and Quilted the Raffel Quilt.
Just a little more quilting to go and the binding to finish hand sewing. Draped it on a bed to take a picture.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

goose tracks

I start the hoop sisters goose tracks today.
Can't wait, have tidied my sewing room up ready.
This Quilt will be for my youngest daughters 21st. I will be doing it in Black, Reds, Oranges and purples.
Not my colours. Might have to do another one in my colours.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bridal Shower

Had my daughters Bridal Shower on Saturday.
This is a photo of the table as they started putting the food out.
Had about 35 people for High Tea ,Wine and Champagne.

Crazy Patch raffel quilt

I am organising the Crazy Patch Raffel Quilt for our Quilt Group
We now have 81 Blocks Finished and Trimmed. still a few to go. It will be a Queen size.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

sylvias bridal quilt

I put my Sylvias Bridal Quilt up on my design wall today. Not in any order.
I am using The Whole Range of  Astor Manor Fabrics.Been busy with my daughters wedding and not getting any quilting done.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

High Tea

Forgot to upload the photo from High Tea a few weeks back.
It was a friends birthday and we went to High Tea. Forgot to take a photo before we started.
So a few things missing.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Colour Swap

Received my colour swap parcel today from Julie. What a surprise. Received these lovely  hand made cotton cloths.They are devine.
This is a photo of what I received.It came in a lovely box.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bari J

Received another great book today

Great New Book

I received Barbara Streisands new book the other day. It is just lovely.
Her basement is like little shop. Dolls , Sweets, Antiques etc.

It is a great read.