Friday, September 30, 2011

OPAM Finishes for Sept.

Even though I have been busy this month sewing three flimsy's ,they are waiting to be quilted so cannot be counted in my OPAM this month.
But I did finish this little wall hanging.


Last Saturday I went along to a fun workshop with the ladies from The Patch. We were so busy sewing, eating and chatting I did not even take one photo but this is what we made.
Just finished it in time for another OPAM finish.


I love these cute elves sew I will make them again. Could be a nice Christmas gift!!

AND my Stay At Home Round Robin row is finished too.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

One Flower Wednesday.

My friend Sue kindly gave me this cute fabric.


I really love the tiny quilts!!
Pop over to Karen's to see how many flowers the other ladies have added to their garden.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

What’s been keeping me Busy

While I was on holidays the ladies at "The Patch", our Guild, started a Mystery Quilt.
On my return I decided to also join in but I was two months behind. So the mission to not only catch up BUT finish the top was on.

I have been cutting
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Hundreds of small blocks into Rows.

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Then into Squares


and TaaDahhh

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finally my quilt Top.
Now I must sandwich and pin it. Sew I can quilt it.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

On Flower Wednesday

One Flower today to add to my Garden.

I have spent the week trying to catch up on various projects sew did not get the chance to sit and stitch as many as I would have liked too.
Ah!! well maybe this week.

Do drop in to Karen and click on the link to see the flowers the other ladies have made this week.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Last night I worked on two small projects.


the first was my BOM from Lynette Anderson. It seemed like a long time since I just sat and stitched.


Then I sewed the 3” Ohio Stars to go on top BUT they are too big. My turned out 31/2” so now I have to make another set. Grrrrrr!!

After making the Cotton Reel Wall Hanging a few weeks ago I decided to make mini a version. It is only 11” X 14”.

I love the border fabric.

Now I am off to post on Flickr and see what my other Aussie mates have been up to.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

One Flower Wednesday.

Yes it is “ Hump Day” or better known as Wednesday so it is time to post my Flower for the week.
We have had the most glorious Spring Days so my Teddies went romping in the Golden Wattles that grow wild on our block.


Don’t forget to pop over to visit Karen and the others  to see their gardens grow.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

“Henrietta Whiskers” Flimsy

So pleased to have put my Henrietta blocks together.
Was very hard to take a good photo on “the block” even though it is the nicest “Spring” day. There was also a strong breeze.
This one is taken under the Verandah,
Now my flimsy  needs to be sandwiched, quilted and lots of embellishments put on. Wonder how long that will take??
You can still download this free BOM of the month HERE at Bunny Hill Designs.

Now back to the cave to work on these.

OH!!! Don’t forget it is Friday Night Sew In this week the 16th Sept.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Santa Gifts

My Secret Santa Swap parcel arrived today from my partner Christine. I have to keep telling myself DO NOT OPEN TILL CHRSTMAS MORNING.


Before popping my gifts in the my beautiful Santa Sack I gave them the mandatory feeling, squeezing and shaking. Hmmm!!

                                                   Thank you Christine.

this week I have managed to finish my last Henrietta Block so now I am putting them together

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the centre block for my Friendship Medallion Quilt


Some more blocks for my Quilt-A-Long.

and finally stitched the 480 blocks into 240 squares for the Mystery Quilt I am doing with the ladies from Patch.

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pressed and trimmed ready for the next step.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

One Flower Wednesday

It’s Wednesday and time to post the flowers I have stitched this week.


Do pop over to all the other ladies to see how their gardens are going.

                                                Have a Happy Week

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Flowers Galore Part 2 (long post)

Yesterday we drove to Pindar ( Click on link to see the beautiful Guest house and read some history of the area ) .
After stopping there for coffee and scones we went off in search of the infamous “Wreath Flower” and we were  not disappointed.
There were lots growing along both sides of the gravel road.

There were so many Wreath Flowers but there was also lots of other colour in the bush.
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As well as HUGE ant nests. You would not want to step on one of these!!!
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They did a great job of the cleaning up the dead snake.


On the way home Dh and I stopped at the flower show in one of the towns we drove through,

Not only did I learn the name of flowers but it was lovely to see some of the local ladies stitching in these wall hangings.

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This one was knitted, except for the hills in the background, beautiful work. I loved them all.