Monday, May 30, 2011

OPAM Finishes for May & Squishies

I really enjoyed making these little guys for “Children in Ethiopia”  Hope they put a smile on a small child's face.

 Completed two baby quilts at my recent retreat.


years ago I bought a layered cake and just could not bring myself to cut it up. I would take it out at times and look at it. Finally I saw this video and know what I could make out of my precious Layered Cake without cutting up all the pretty pieces.

Quick fun block.


Can you see why I loved these fabrics ??? I am delighted with my quilt and will use this block again.

I also received some lovely squishies in the mail this month.

My Winter Swap from Lisa.
     004  A pretty cushion.

and a lovely warm scarf.     005

013  Gai’s  and Cheryll’s
Swap Blocks .
Thank you ladies for my gifts.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Friendship Day

Today our Patch group was invited to one of our members beautiful home for “Friendship Day”

005   The views are amazing.

Close up of Mr Pelican sitting on the deck.


Love the Ying and Yang peephole!!

Having a chat and enjoying the surrounds before going in to do some of the serious stuff. EATING drinking and chatting .

Oh I did get some stitching done. Thank you Ros for a lovely day.


I had so much delicious food for lunch I only had this for my dinner.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Feeling Sad :(


Over the past few days I am having trouble posting comments on LOTS of my friends blogs.
Is anyone else having this problem and do you know how I may fix it please???????

My blogging buddy Fiona from BugzRugz has solved my problem. If you read her comment you will see how!!! 
Thankz Heapz.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

FNSI at the Barn


This month I am at the Barn with my sewing buddies for a weekend retreat so just a quick post to show you what I have managed to stitch.


Another of my UFO blocks and


have almost finished a baby quilt.

Must get back to some more chatting, eating, drinking Oh and of course stitching.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

This and That

I have been keep busy this week travelling to the city with DH for appointments so did not get much stitching done.

Did manage to work on one of my swaps and get it finished but can only show you a sneak peek.


On my return I was pleased to have a squishy in the mail.


My Mug Rug swap from the USA. thank you Corrie.

Spent a pleasant afternoon with my DD1 and partner, my GD2 and this little lady.


It was so nice to see them and also have cuddles with our baby girl.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Stitching and Mail.

Over the weekend I hid in my cave (sewing room) and managed to get the five blocks together ready to take to my retreat next week.


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I also made these guys for Kids in Ethiopia .


After I finished the room looked like this!!



The postie has been very busy and I am thrilled with the mail I received last week .

My blogging friend Rena from Germany sent me a parcel with

Not one!!! 004

005 Not Two !!!


But Three lovely tins and look what is inside the tiny tin. Well they are now inside my tummy. She also sent some fabric and wee little chicks.

Cat from NZ sent the cutest Christmas Wall Hanging.

Mini Wall Hanging from Cat.

Lovely fabric cards I won in a giveaway from Jamie in the USA.

015 Thank you Ladies for all my goodies.


I was delighted to receive my two mail orders.

A Travelling Hexie Kit and my lovely new magazines.

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Oh it is after 1 am so must post this and go to bed.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

“ Happy Mothers Day “ 
to all the wonderful Mums. Hope you have a great day.
I was spoilt with brekkie made by DH on my new plate and egg cup, flowers, a lovely nightie and phone calls from my DD’s.



Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Busy in the Shed

After cleaning out my shed I have been busy doing this.

003    Puttying.

Whitening and waiting for putty to dry.

008   Brush off excess and then trim up the putty.


                  Give the window a good rub and polish.  Tah Dah !!!!!!

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Well that is what I thought until I looked at the photo?  I still have a few things to do before my Kookaburras are complete?????? Click on window to enlarge. Can you see what is missing???

I hope DH does not take as long as I did to frame the window!!!!!