Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I've got Mail

Yesterday brought me an awesome package on my doorstep .

I ordered this gorgeous fabric bundle from Green Fairy Quilts when they were having a black Friday sale .

This loveliness is Gypsy Girl by Lily Ashbury and is just divine and is earmarked for a quilt for my niece Charli Mia for a start.

Now to get through the last couple of school days and last of Christmas preparations and hopefully find some sewing time .... Fingers crossed!!!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Bloggers day out in Bathurst

I have just came home from a lovely day out with some like minded sewing /blogging ladies and Little chicken and gorgeous baby chicken !!!

We started with a little shopping at The Home Patch and then a lovely lunch at Chai Wallah . We got to spend the afternoon stitching and chatting with coffee and desert .

It was a lovely day with some beautiful show and tell . I always leave these gatherings with so much inspiration to sew and blog more.... Thankyou ladies and thankyou Chooky for organising another great day!!!

I was also lucky enough to pick my own fat quarters for our birthday swap from Miss Chookyblue ... Thanks !!!
I chose some pretty fabrics from Marmalade range by Bonnie and Camille :)))

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

More birthday love !!!

Australia post decided to send the parcel Fiona - Peaceful threads sent me on a tour of the country and then back to her :)))
I received it today and it was worth the wait some beautiful Nancy Halvorsen fabric and a cute notepad .
Thanks again Fiona

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Lucky lucky !!

Today we had a belated birthday sewing day for yours truly with Deb and Shelly
Deb brought the most scrumptious cake and I got my turn at blowing out the candles ... Yay
Also Miss Deb gave me some beautiful fat quarters so pretty !!!
I love the little birdy print which comes from the range Cherry Christmas ... Thanks again Deb x

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lovely birthday goodies

These are all the lovely fat quarters I received for my birthday from some other lovely bloggers :)))
My plan is to make some granny square blocks into a quilt and maybe a couple of cushions with the lovely bright fabric !!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

One quarter....

Of an Angel quilt complete !!!!
Finally up too sewing blocks together , have sewn zillions of 2.5 inch squares together ... Well it feels like zillions !!!

I am so happy with the colours they all just come together and look so pretty !!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Finally I have finished all my Angels and I am so glad :)
I have sewed some of the 2.5 inch squares together ready to be made into blocks and finally a quilt top.

Deb and I had our sewing day today our last one for the term ....
I am looking forward to school holidays and some home time before our family holiday to Gold Coast in only 6 weeks yay!!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Busy Busy Busy

So who would have thought that with 7 kids in the house my sewing time would become non existent .... Lucky I love kids :)
We welcomed a new little 6 month old baby 2 weeks ago and he is delightful !!!
So for the moment I am grabbing 5 minute snippets of sewing when I can and enjoying the baby snuggles before he grows up .

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Oh my lord

If I had to live by this I would never sew :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Come fly with me....

Had another lovely sewing day with Deb today and managed to finish off Frans flying school .

Not long to go on this one I'm hoping to start sewing some squares together and make all my angels into a quilt top over the weekend.... Fingers crosses :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Giveaway & Afternoon Tea :)

Red Raspberry quilts is having a giveaway.... go check it out there are some lovely patterns available.

On Saturday I met up at a local cafe called "The Hub" with Deb, Janice and Chookyblue for a lovely afternoon of chatter and cake :)
It was a lovely afternoon and the only thing missing was our stitching ...will have to remember it for next time :)
Ps. Thanks Deb for the photo !!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

I love ....

The beach !!! I just we were closer to one :)
The picture is Manly Beach in June when we were down at Royal Far West . Sienna and Lily love it just as much as there mummy does :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sewing Space Clean up

I did some reorganising and cleaning of my sewing space aka our bedroom today :)
The picture is of the Thread if the Month club I'm in over at Hugs N Kisses ... Each month I get a rainbow collection of these beautiful Presencia thread .....
It looks lovely doesn't it ? I haven't sewn with it yet it's too pretty to take out of the drawer :)
The picture is taken on my bed with the lovely afternoon sun shining in !!!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

A good Omen

Last night I finished sewing the binding down on our baby boys quilt .

I'm hoping now it's finished he will magically appear if Docs decide he will go somewhere else it will be a gift for him from his big sister :)

The fabric was Hippity Hop Hop and was leftovers from my nephew Cadens quilt I made a couple of years ago

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Nearly there

Nearly have my latest quilt top finished only have these wonky stars left to appliqué on :)
I love flannel so much it's lovely and soft and I can't wait to snuggle under on the lounge probably the only good thing about winter :)
Bring on summer and qld in 15 weeks ... Yay!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Scandinavian Rose

I signed up for this gorgeous new BOM by Rosalie Quinlan :) So pretty !!!!!

Mines coming from Kylie at Red Raspberry Quilts and i cant wait to start it though it might be 2013 before i get to it :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Angels Update

I have been plodding along with my Angels Story quilt .
All angels have been appliqued just need to hand stitch 2 more ... Go me !!!!
I have all the 2.5 inch squares cut out so hopefully it should all come together quickly .
So today we have Harriet , Libby and some cute little hearts .

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Jack Frost

The past couple of mornings have been minus 4 degrees and frosty !!!!
It's okay cause it usually means lovely sunny days which for winter is great

This is the picture from back verandah this morning so pretty :)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

On a roll ...

I have done sewing in the last two days then I have in the last few weeks ...
Finally decided to quilt this cot quilt for a baby boy :) I hope to finish it in the morning so I can see the binding on tomorrow night .

Friday, July 6, 2012

A New Project

Look what arrived another beautiful quilt to make !!!
Deb and I are going to do this one together :) :) Tis so lovely to have a sewing buddy ... So inspiring !!!

It came with a teeny tiny charm pack of Vintage Modern fabric . I love Vintage Modern !!! Nearly as much as I love Ruby and Bliss :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Long Lost Blogger ....

I'm back !!! No reason for not blogging life has just got in the way .

I have been plodding along with my angels and have just restarted my Down in the garden ... Which has been hiding in a folder for a couple of years .

It has such gorgeous stitcheries so I will hopefully stay on task and get it finished !!!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Quiet Saturday Night

What to do when the hubby is having a coronary whilst watching his beloved Tigers play footy and kiddies sleeping....

I Decided it was time to try and catch up on some of my BOMs , so spent a lovely evening appliqueing a Noah's block and a little Maccas farm block.

I have a lot of appliqued blocks that need there hand stitching done ... One day soon !!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tis the life .....

The life of a foster carer and quilter .... A maybe baby that will definitely need a special quilt of his own .

Block 1 done ,11 to go hopefully before/ if he arrives here.

Because if he does come I'm sure my sewing time will be a lot less :) But lots of baby cuddles will make up for that :)

If he doesn't end up coming the bonus will be a gorgeous baby boy quilt waiting for someone special!!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012


The last few weeks have seen me reading more than sewing ... It's funny I never find time to do both well so usually gravitate towards one.
I have never wanted an e reader but this year have read a few books on my iPhone out of convenience... Way to easy to go to the iBooks store and download books in seconds :)

The past few days I have been reading Bloom by Kelle Hampton . A memoir from a very talented writer, photographer and mother about the shock of her daughter having down syndrome . It is a beautiful book with gorgeous pictures a story that in parts made me cry but mostly smile . I loved it and highly recommend it !!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Always and forever

We now have a new little friend living with us Miss J is 19 months old ....

So a new girlie quilt was needed in a hurry .... The fabric is A couple of Always and Forever charm packs and some white sashing ... Too Easy !!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Star light Star Bright

Not much sewing has been happening here the last couple of weeks :(
I have been feeling very uninspired and have been reading more than seeing in my spare time.....

But last night inspiration struck and I started a new project ..... So now I have a 6 pointed star and maybe many more one day .

I have seen a few English paper pieces Star quilts in blog land and hopefully mine will be just as pretty!!!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Miss Lily's quilt

I finished this one off a while ago but Lil put it straight on her bed and then I forgot .

It really is a special feeling when I'm making beds to have a quilt I made on all the kids beds .... Even our new little miss has one in her cot :)

Back to this quilt it's made from a layer cake of Ruby and some white homespun and added some Ruby yardage as borders to make it a bit bigger. Such a simple pattern that I think comes out great!!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

February progress

As usual the weeks are flying by but managing little bits of sewing here and there.
Charlotte the shopper is the all ready to go as well as some Christmas baubles .

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Angel Becky

Another angel is complete .... Becky Bookworm is in the house!!!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Another mystery block

Here is block 6 of my Fat Quarter Shop BOM only a couple behind now .

My aim is to catch up on all my outstanding Boms by the end of February... Fingers crossed

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Quick quilt :)

This is the quickest quilt top I have ever made :)
Started on Tuesday and finished this afternoon.... Now have to wait for the backing to come from FQS

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Early morning sewing

I was up early this morning and inspiration struck !!!!
My Ruby layer cake is now sliced and ready to make the "Hidden Stars" quilt.
I'm thinking that this quilt will be for Miss Lily's bed .
Feels good to have it cut and ready to go, as I was having trouble deciding on which quilt to make . There are so many nice jelly roll/ layer cake patterns in my books :) Tis okay will just have to make another couple later on .....

Monday, January 23, 2012

Xmas story- Candle Pan

I have had a lovely sewing day today with Deb.
Block 2 - candle pan is now done. I loved doing the little berries in wool , I love working with wool !!!!
Now onto Baubles :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Angels Block 1

May I present to you Angels Zoe and Prudence..... The first two in a line of Angels to be on show on this blog in 2012 .
I decided to go with Rural Jardin fabric for this quilt and I'm sure glad I did its just so pretty.
So far I'm up to date with Deb and my plan if attack on this quilt but it is only the first month :)
Back to school actually means back to busy around these parts which is okay I do like to keep super busy....so one more week of relaxation and then we are right back in the game ... Yay.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Christmas - Block 1

I have finished my first needle turn block....yay!!
Its very fun and I can't wait to continue on with the rest of the blocks.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Shaggy Finish!!!!

My finally finished Shaggy Blanket/quilt.
My thumb has only just recovered 2 weeks later from all the snipping.

I love this blanket its so soft and snugly it will be great in winter on the lounge.

This morning when i was taking pictures Lil wanted a picture taken with the quilt , how could i say no to that sweet little face.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Angels Story - Block 1

This is what angels Zoe and Prudence looked like this afternoon...., they were already to be put together and ironed down.
I have since fixed them up so they are now waiting for the stitchery and button holing .
I have been slack with my night time hand stitching ,so will have to get back into that - starting today.