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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Friday Night results

I had a great night as I finally finished off the last two blocks for June in my Natures Journey Stitch-a-long.


They turned out better than I expected. Below are the other blocks for June.

Now to start on the July block which is the large centre block. A pieced background with flowers and birds appliqued on it.

Thank you Cheryll for hosting, am going to check out what everyone got up to later as dinner awaits.
Bye for now..........Thanks to all who stitched along with me........

Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday Night Sewing ........

It is the first Friday of the month and Cheryll is again hosting Friday Night with Friends. Pop over here if you would like to join in. I'll look forward to seeing you there.

I'll be working on my Natures Journey blocks.
Till then ...........

Sunday, June 21, 2015

FNSI, Ruby update.....

Friday night I joined Wendy of Sugarlane Quilts and friends for a night of sewing. THANK YOU to Wendy for hosting this enjoyable night. Knowing that you are stitching along with so many other ladies is a great encouragement which I am in need of at the moment.
I worked on my Natures Journey June blocks, so far so good as I am keeping up with the schedule.
I have all the pieces cut out and ready to go. Just working on stitching the circles on the three big blocks before adding the applique to them. The small blocks are almost complete then just the two 1 1/2" pieced circles to go.



Well, must go and work on finishing those blocks but thought I would add a photo of Ruby, now 7 months old before I go.
Nearly as tall as me, Ruby has had a growth spurt.  

A bit of work to do on this friendship. Oscar isn't so keen on Ruby's attention. 

Well must go and work on those blocks. Thanks for stopping by........
Happy Stitching till next time..........

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Friday Sewing, Natures Journey, 1 Xmas Item a Month, Cooly Rocks.......


Friday night I joined other like minded ladies in a bit of sewing. Thank you to Cheryll from Gone Stitchin for again hosting this fun night. I managed to get a few things done which included some prep work for my June blocks for Natures Journey.
I cut some blocks for the backgrounds and traced out the shapes for the blanket stitch applique to go on them. Just need to get started on the blanket stitch circles and squares first.

Then I worked on a couple of blocks from my C is Christmas table runner by Michelle Ridgway. These blocks are for my May finish for 1 Xmas Item a Month hosted by Narelle from Pins and Whiskers blog. I know, I know I'm a bit late. Thanks Narelle.

Finally, yesterday we made a quick trip down to Coolangatta for Cooly Rocks, a hot rod and rock'n'roll festival held each year. It was quite windy and very cold early on but that didn't stop a big crowd from turning up. We looked at all the cars, then watched the parade and before we came home checked out the stalls. I was very good this year and didn't buy anything.



We had a lovely day but were happy to get home and see what this girl had got up to.
Only a couple of holes dug and an empty dish that needed refilling. Well that wasn't too bad as usually, she destroys a toy or two. Any suggestions for toys that are indestructible?
Well must go, be back soon..........Happy stitching till then.......

Monday, May 25, 2015

Catching Up.......

I have had a busy couple of  weeks helping  my family. Firstly my grandson was sick and off school for 4 days with a stomach upset and then his Dad, my son, had to have an op to repair a ruptured bicep in his left arm which he had done at work a couple of months ago. Scott can't drive for at least 4 weeks so have my taxi hat on at the moment getting Jake to and from school and driving Scott to doctor and rehab appointments.
Therefore not much happening in the sewing department here at the moment other than I got to spend the weekend with my quilting group at Boonah. Went up late on Friday and came home after lunch on Sunday. I took hand sewing up and made progress on my May SAL blocks. I did a little stitching on my In the Garden blocks too. See photos below. All circles now complete and have started to add applique to them.
I also helped pin a charity quilt ready to be quilted by one of the other ladies. The group is making a few of these quilts this year to be given away to people within our community.
Although I didn't manage to get a lot done, I enjoyed the company and the little break away and caught up on some much needed rest.



Ruby has been to the vet for her final check and been given the all clear for the Elizabethan collar to come off. It has been a stressful couple of weeks trying to keep her quiet so it was great to see her running around the backyard when we got home last week. She is a character and enjoying being out of the confined patio area. Am I dreaming but she seems to be a bit more settled. On her walk with Chris yesterday, he said she sat and waited quietly while he talked to a neighbour. Chris said he had to laugh when the neighbour asked is that the same dog? She still has her moments but small steps are okay.

She takes about 2 minutes to empty her food bowl, she is 6 months old and weighs 28 kilos.

Well must go as I have to try to search out some props for my GS who informs me he has to dress up to give a presentation to the class tomorrow or he loses points. Talk about last minute!!!!!!!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Poor Ruby ......

This week it was time to take Ruby to the vet to be de-sexed.  We picked her up on Wednesday after an overnight stay. Our instructions were that she was to remain quiet for at least the next few days and as she is a pretty active puppy and does a lot of jumping up, it was suggested that giving her a sedative was recommended for those first few days. So armed with the sedatives and pain relief, we headed home. Of course the other thing we had to do was put an Elizabethan collar on her. She doesn't like it but has adjusted to wearing it and can get to her food and water bowls without much bother now which is great.
She's been eating well and doing all the right things except the occasional jump up but without those extra tablets not sure that would be the case.

Now we just have to survive the next week or so with no dramas and she will be free to run around the back yard and go for her walks again.
Will be back soon hopefully with some quilting progress. Not much of that happening at the moment.
Till next time........Happy Stitching.......

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Storm = no Friday Night sewing......Other stitching......

I live in South-East Queensland and yesterday, we had an almighty rain event. Through the day it rained quite heavy and we had water lying around our back door which has happened before with no bother. After dinner I walked up our hallway to find water pouring out of our drain in the bathroom. Luckily it had only just started to enter our bedroom but unfortunately it had travelled into the next bedroom which is now our computer room. Chris and I have never moved so quickly grabbing old towels and sheets to try to stem the flow of water from going any further. We spent the next couple of hours wringing out wet towels whilst trying to work out what was causing the problem. We finally realized that water was coming back up the pipe due to the overflow drain outside being blocked. Needless to say, today I have been washing loads of wet towels and sheets and trying to get wet carpet tiles to dry.
So no stitching done last night for Friday Night with Friends. Hope to get around to seeing what everyone else got up to soon. Thanks to Cheryll for hosting.

I will close with a couple of Christmas stitcheries that I have completed for April's  1 Xmas Item a Month hosted by Narelle at Pins and Whiskers.
These are blocks three and four of 9.

I also completed my April blocks for Chookyblue's SAL 2015.
My first EPP star block. I am really happy how these blocks are turning out.
Well must go.......... Lots to do...........
Happy Stitching till next time........