Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Three More!

It’s One Flowers Wednesday and I have three more to add to my garden.


This is the third week I have joined Karen and the ladies stitch some more hexagons. Maybe you would like to stitch some next week.

This weekend our Patch group is going to a retreat. I have been busy washing  and ironing my fabrics

fabrics for Catnip

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To start on this project  “ Catnip


Looking forward to starting this quilt.

Have tried several times to publish this post but blogger is not playing. I will give one more try.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sent and received.

There’s been same nice softies in the mail for me and I have also sent off a few.
This is the Santa Sack with goodies I sent to my partner Christine.
  and here is the beautiful Sack Christine sent. I did feel, gently shake and squeeze the gifts before popping them back in the Sack waiting to be opened Christmas day.
We will be adding more gifts each month. Thanks Cheryll For running the Swap


Have sent these blocks off to Gai.


I received this lovely Christmas Swap Block from Leona with some great goodies.
Loved my note with the smily face.

Xmas Block from Leona

Thanks to both Christine and Leona for their gifts.


I enjoyed doing the little stitchery on the journal cover. Made for a special friend.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

YES !!!!!

Taa Dah!!!!   It is finished. My hand dyed Quilt.
Started it in 2009 at retreat and it as lived in here since.

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Took it out for FNSI and was determined to FINISH it.
I sewed and sewed 




Then had a lot of fun practising my FMQ.

The box is empty

008  and I Love It !!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

One Flower Wednesday plus 2

Oh I am really enjoying stitching these flowers.


and choosing the fabrics too.
Just a quick post. Must away and Quilt my Hand Dyed quilt I have been working on.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

FNSI Doubled.

For FNSI I decided to try and get one of my UFO’s made and empty one of my boxes. The project I chose I had worked on at Patch. Maybe I can get it finished.


I stitched and stitched


and stitched

and by midnight I had a lot of the quilt top done


BUT realised I still had to find the requirements for a workshop I was going to in the morning. So I stopped sewing.

004    These are my friends from Patch all busy working on the project. Applique using freezer paper.


 We were all pleased with the blocks we worked on.
Tonight I continued my FNSI with all the ladies overseas. I still did not finish my quilt top.


 Still have these to stitch on.


Will work on it again tomorrow.

It was fun doing a DOUBLE FNSI with you all.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My First Flowers

When blog hopping I have often spotted lovely Hexies made by ladies who joined Karen at  One Flower Wednesday. This week I also signed up. I managed to stitch not one but TWO flowers for my garden.


It will be fun to make many more and see my Hexie garden grow.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This and that.

It has been a cold windy day today. So after my walk I spent most of the day inside.

Finished this tote.  015

Chatted on the phone. Sat and did lots of blog hopping.
Several ladies had been baking so decided that was a good way to warm the place a little so made these for DH.

013    He loves ANZAC biscuits. Thanks Jenny for the recipe.

My DD2 sent this photo of my GD2. Stitching on the machine that was given to me for my 21st which I have now passed on to her.
It will be nice if she has as much pleasure sewing on the Bernina as I did.

Last Saturday it was our Red Hatters monthly luncheon. thought I would share a few photos of the day.

“Thumb licking good Mussels”


Good food , lots of chatting and laughter.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Bit of a Prickle!!!

My friend “Oscar” was getting too BIG for his pot.
So my DH went off into town and bought a bigger pot to put him into.
Oscar did not take too kindly to being moved and attacked poor DH.  
“OUCH” I think DH said a bit more than that. LOL.001
So off to the shed to get some protection and the trolley!!
007002       By now I was asked politely to put the CAMERA DOWN and give DH a hand. We wrapped the heavy cloth around Oscar and put him onto the trolley. Wheeled him onto the lawn where DH transplanted him.
I hope he will be happy in his new home.

Now this guy “ Mr Hook” has given me the most beautiful display of flowers this year
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Cacti bloom 2011

April 2011

Now there are 6
BUT I do think he also needs a new pot .
 Don’t think DH is keen to move him right now though!!!

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P.S Don't forget FNSI this week. June 17th.

 If you have never joined in and wish too just click on the link on my sidebar. I love to sit and stitch with my blogging friends all over the world.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Winter’s Day

Today was a magnificent winters day. After I went for a walk along the Marina and foreshore
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went home and did the washing.

Then I finished quilting my Aussie Block Swap quilt.
Decided to practise doing STRAIGHT free motion quilting.

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Well sort of straight. 


Was going along nicely when I discovered this

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Grrrrrrrrrrr!!!  Some reverse sewing needed to be done.
Pleased with the finish, even if it is a little wonky.


Yesterday I  enjoyed seeing my girls. DD1, GD1 and


my Great Granddaughter who rarely smiles for the camera but I love the look on her little face. Is she saying,

“ I will smile when you put the camera down”