Saturday, October 21, 2017

Wyee ReTreaT

Had my usual room at “Patchwork 33” retreat accommodation and of course once again shared 3 days of sewing with some lovely, talented, funny and friendly ladies. And can they all cook!!! Wow !!!
Delicious meals were enjoyed by all.... with of course the obligatory wine...
But we did SeW too...
I finished 1 project... above "ruler carry bag"... sandwiched & pinned another project... finished all appliques on a xmas gift... competed a secret birthday gift... & finally started more applique on another playquilt. PheW.
So you can see I really did SeW...
Pic's of the other projects as I finish them...
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Special Mail

I belong to a wonderful little group called the Fat 1/4 Birthday Club... & as I celebrated a birthday this month, of course I received my chosen fabric from the ladies... BuT...
Some of them were very naughty & also include extra little gifts....
 Lots of gorgeous white fabrics for me to use as background fabric. Yippeeeee....
Anthea was my sending partner for my "special" birthday gift.
Anthea made this wonderful bag & needlecase.
It is just so pretty and very useful  so a slightly bigger THANK YOU goes out to her.
Also my very special friend Shez... from HeRe... sent a wonderful package.
Just look at the gorgeous MoUSe pincushion I received. And do you notice the fabric used... well Shez made the matching zip pouch to go with it. I am soooooo veryyyyyy spoiltttt.
Of course the chocolates just HAD to be tested... for freshness of course.... lol
But I wanted to say...also ... that I had a wonderful day because of all the good wishes I received by other emails and facebook posts too. All my friends are so very thoughtful... xox
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Monday, October 9, 2017

Even a 1/2 Hour

can be productive in my cubbyhole.
During "grandie" babysitting duties yesterday & their NaP time... I finished making another PIN ME pincushion. I already had the embroidery completed so sewing it together took no time at all. It's been pressed & stuffed. Now I just need to stitch the opening closed.
The FREE pattern is available HeRe.
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Saturday, October 7, 2017

HavinG FuN

Applique is just... soooo... much... funnnn... !
I was working on a... sshhh... secret project last night at FNwF...
What did you get up to?
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Friday, October 6, 2017

Seeing Double

I wanted to make a bowl cover for "hot" food handling & holding.
What is better than making one... I ask?
Well... the answer is 2... and in different sizes as well... and both reversible...
There are probably a number of ways to make these... and many are shown on the web.
I am not the original owner of the idea but I thought some of you may like to make a few covers in the same way I made them... so I've added FREE instructions ... just click HeRe... 
Hope you have FuN making a few...
All 3 were made using scraps of fabric & left over batting...
so I am adding these to my 2017
challenge totals...

AND remember it's time for
Simply sign up on the previous post...
See you all then... xox

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

It's TiMe

to sign up for Friday Night with Friends again...
Simply add your blog address to the link below... then write a post over the weekend showing what you got up to... & a whole lot of "friends" will drop by for a visit.
Everyone is welcome... from around the corner... or across Australia... or from around the world.
Why don't you join in.... It's FuN...

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Saturday, September 30, 2017


One Project A Month
Each month Peg (from HeRe) and Kris (from HeRe) use their accounting skills and tally all the finished projects of participants. This month my total is ...14.
Pretty happy with that number as I have been away quite a bit this month.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017


Just when I thought I would have an empty plastic storage box... lol (as if that would last long) ...
I started cutting up fabrics for a Black & White Quilt.
Still a long way to go... but hey... a start is a good thing... isn't it?... insert smiley face here...
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Monday, September 25, 2017


Another little "Ho Ho Ho" gift bag this month.
Simple ... but CuTe... I think.
I altered the embroidery slightly on this one... (trial bag was made in August) & this NEW version is included in the pattern on my web page.
If you would like to make one... I have FREE instructions & embroidery drawing over HeRe.
 Thanks Narelle... from HeRe... for the encouragement every month.

As I used more "stash" I have once again added this months' make to my "Scrap Busting Challenge" total.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017


Our quilt guild accepted the challenge from CANTEEN... (teenagers & young adults living with cancer)...
to make a pillow case in our own design for either a male or a female. I chose to make for a male & no matter what age male receives it, I'm sure all "males" in general would love a Ferrari.
Red and Blue... very boyish don't you think?
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