Saturday, January 30, 2010

Another finish

In 2008 our Patch group organised a Round Robin.
I did a post last October and showed all the ladies
tops I worked on.
This week I sandwiched my and with some help
pinned it.Then I settled down and quilted using
my BSR unit. Cruise control for the machine. It sure has
a mind of it's own but I am slowly learning to control it.
I have even put on the label. So another finish. Thank you
Peg and Kris for running the OPAM challenge.

Sorry Sue just see I spelt your surname wrong, will fix.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Australia Day

Today was Australia Day. Two of my Patch
friends and I decided to sew and have a nice

lunch.Our hostess, Linda, is a wonderful cook.           
She made a beautiful Aussie Pie and a pavlova.

We spent a lovely day sewing, eating and drinking
coffee. Thank you Linda for a lovely day.   

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Three little finishes

I am in an online quilters group whoooo
 go to the barn for weekend retreats so
we have become "The Barnowls.
This is mine!!!!!!!!
I am called "Spikey  Owl" . We are all                
 going to make a little owl to put on a
banner on our arrival.

Had a lot of fun making this little Koala called "KIRA"  

Also finished this little stitchery
on the weekend.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sent with Love.

Blocks for Abbe .
A healing Heart for Stephanie.

A siggy block for Ludy.             

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Giving and Receiving.

A friend of my will become a GREAT GRANNY next month.          
I thought it would be nice to make a little quilt. She is going  to
visit the family in NZ and will be meeting the new addition.

I went into my box of "Cobblestone Blocks" collected when in
a swap last year. So only had to stitch them together and put on
the borders and bind it.

Another finish too!!

Yesterday I was pleased to pick up a parcel with my mail
Look at my beautiful little "Fall Swap" quilt I recieved from Joy.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Strippy Challenge / Friday Night Sew In and OPAM

I needed a project for my Monday sewing with my friends at Dongara Patch . So decided to make blocks from my long scraps into QAYG blocks for my Strippy Challenge .

I continued sewing them for the rest of the week until I had 24 blocks each measuring 12" square.Now I needed something to do for my Friday Night Sew In so I sewed the blocks together. Managed to complete the task by 1am . As you can see it is a truely scrappy quilt using up all my odd bits for the backing and binding . Even sewed all my odd bits of wadding together for the blocks.

 Today was a very hot day so decided to stay inside after my swim and finish the quilt.

What do you think of the result???I am very happy. Not only have I made something
for my "Strippy Challenge" I participated in the "Friday Night Sew In" and completed
a quilt for the OPAM.

HOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just a quick post to show you the temperture
in the shade, on our veradah.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Strippy Finish No 1

 My first finish for my "Strippy Challenge is only small
But I think he is cute !!!!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

YES !!!

 In May last year our group did a workshop with Lisa . " Breaking the Drought" is the name of the Quilt.
On the weekend I stitched on the binding and label so that's another one finished. YES !!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Nice Surprise

When I went to collect the mail today I got a lovely surprise. It was a parcel from my "Summertime Swap" partener Veronica. A beautifiul little friendship bag make out of xmas material, some cute blocks,a xmas FQ and a gorgeous card with lots of happy wishes. Thank you  Veronica.

Also received another lovely siggy block from the Mary last Friday. That makes three.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I have a Pear!!!

Had fun making the PEAR cushion to match
the Apples.

DH gave me these so
I made him some Jam
Drops. Thank you Bev
for the recipe. We enjoyed them.



Wednesday, January 6, 2010

This and That

  Pleased to say have finally finished
my mytery quilt that was started in 2008.
Finished the binding on 31-12-09.                          

I ran out of the green fabric so could only
put on a small border and then another yellow

After unpicking the quilting the first time round
I am happier with it now.                                   

Loved this pattern for a cushion when I first saw it so decided it would look good on my new outdoor lounge. Now I need to make a few more but with different patterns on.
Yesterday there was a parcel in the post. It was the last of my "Cobblestone Swap"

What will I make out of these lovely blocks???


Sue from Alderwood Quilts is having a giveaway
so you are invited to join in for a chance to win .        

Monday, January 4, 2010

This and That

Now I can show you the Xmas gifts I made and some of the things I recieved and sent.
The black and white table runner was for my DD1          Red and white place mats for DD2

Tea towels for my friend

My first siggy blocks from The Netherlands.
Healing heart and star went into the mail today         

I also finished and posted my Fall Swap Mini just before Xmas

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Shack

After posting my new header a few people have commented on it. So as promised will show some phoots of the shack, which is tucked behind the sand dune on the left as you look at the photo.

Five star accomadation and it even has an ensuite!!!!          
The beach on the other side is just divine for both swimming and fishing.

 The children play for hours. They love playing in the sand or sliding down the dunes.       

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Xmas Part 2

. After opening the presents from the family and the ones Santa left

it was time to have breakfast  
DD2 make the cute Santas.

Then the big cousins assembled the scooter and bike thingy for the little ones.

Time to try them out.

I am not sure who had more fun

And even Pop had a go!!!

Did you have fun Alex??