Monday, September 22, 2014


Had a great time sewing on Friday afternoon/night. Did some Xmas stitching, more ornaments for Xmas for family and friends, traditional red and green this time.

I never get tired of stitching this little snowman.
Also managed to get my first star block done for Terry's Charming Stars Sew Along. Have cut out the pieces for another 3 so will try to get them done this week. You can check this out on Terry's blog here.

I have used a Bonnie and Camille line called April Showers.
Also did some secret sewing on my Row Along quilt for Sunday Stitchers which I can't reveal as yet but in all a good afternoon and night sewing session.
Thank you Wendy for again hosting FNSI.

Well must be go as I am off to my quilting group today.
Bye for now.  Happy Stitching till next time.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Stitchers Dream Day Out....

Last Sunday I attended the Stitchers Dream Day Out run by The Quilters Angel in Toowoomba. I got to catch up with many of the Sunday Stitchers girls, we had two tables near each other which made for a fun day. The designers for the day were Debbie Magee and Libby Richardson who provided two patterns for each of us.

Above are the four projects, a Stitching Pillow and Memory Board from Debbie and a Folder Cover and Teddy Pillow from Libby.
Libby taught us how to paint the Teddy to use in the pillow project.

This is an extra pattern from Debbie, a needle holder.

Here we are having some lunch. Lynda, Marilyn, me and Sandi.  Photo courtesy of my friend Teresa.
Forgot to take a photo of the goodies I bought and received on the day. Will show that next time I post. In all it was a great day stitching and spending time with friends, it can't get any better than that can it?
Bye for now................

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tamborine Retreat.....

Thought I had better do a quick post about the retreat I attended 2 weeks ago. I had a lovely time while there despite having a bit of a health issue on the Friday, an unexpected visit to my doctors, then a few hours at the local hospital for tests, and a sleepover back at home before returning to the retreat on Saturday.
The retreat this time had a Mystery theme so we could make our placemat with any design of our choice. Below are some of the place mats made.

As you can see, definitely a wide variety of themes here.
There was a bring and buy table and a couple of fabric people came as well.
I made a few purchases. The batik is mainly purple but doesn't show up that well in the photo.

A few other bits and pieces.
Saturday night we had show and tell. The bags in the first photo were made at the retreat.  This is only a few of the quilts shown, the photos don't show how gorgeous they really were.

I didn't end up getting much done but will show what I worked on another day.
Be back soon..............

Sunday, September 7, 2014

FNWF Results

These are the things I worked on for Friday Night With Friends.
My grand-daughter's quilt...... Started to add the borders to the fussy cut pieces from the panels.

Above are the fabrics that I purchased to go with the panels. As Kiah is interested in designing and making clothes and has recently completed a design course at TAFE, my choice of fabric to use was made easy when I saw this in a patchwork store. It is a work in progress and I'm making up the pattern as I go so wish me luck.
I also managed to get another couple of blocks made from an old UFO which uses a turnover precut. The pattern is from a U-Tube tutorial from the Missouri Quilt Company.

Still have seven more to go together before I can construct the quilt top.
I had an early start so by 9.30 pm I decided to go back inside and finish the night off with a bit of embroidery. I worked on this Xmas tree ornament.

In all a wonderful night for me, hope you had a great night too.
Till next time ...........Happy Stitching.........
PS Forgot to say a big THANK YOU to Chez for hosting...........

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Night with Friends

Friday Night with Friends

Tonight is FNWF so pop over to Cheryll's  here and sign up.
I'm going over to my sewing room after lunch to get some projects ready so I can make an early start.
Hope to catch up with you tonight, I'll have the kettle on and some biscuits ready if you do.
Happy Stitching till then ...............

Monday, September 1, 2014

August OPAM.

Just two finishes for August OPAM.

I have just finished this wine topper which was made with the off-cuts from the top runner.
Both of these are heading to my sister for her birthday.
I have been away for the last 5 days on a retreat with the Beaudesert Quilters so will be back soon to show you what we got up to.
Till then...... Happy Stitching

Monday, August 18, 2014

12"Mini Swap, FNSI, Sunday Stitchers Meet.

I can now show the 12" Mini I sent to O'faigh in the June swap. I received an email last week to say the parcel has been opened  so I can post some photos of what I sent.

The hanging with some chocolate and a  mini charm pack.

Thank you to Cheryl (our Swap Mumma) for providing us with a label to add to the back. I hand-stitched mine.
For FNSI, I worked on my Gossip block for this month. I'm afraid I did a lot of unpicking as I tried to make my Periwinkle blocks. This is the first time I have made these using the template pattern provided and I soon learnt that precision cutting and stitching is required to make sure they fit together nicely. I ended up getting three that I was happy with so these were joined together to make up the bottom row. I also finished off the stitching on the other blocks. Now only 13 more star blocks to go. Wish me luck.

A big THANK YOU to Wendy for again hosting FNSI.
Early on Sunday, I headed off to our Sunday Stitchers Group meet at Ormeau.
We had a few people unable to attend due to various reasons but it was still a great day. The noise level was definitely on a par with other days. It was Debbie's Birthday so here she is opening her Birthday Fat Quarters.

Of course, Birthday cake was the order of the day.

This is a little mini Cheryl brought for show and tell. It is made with a very small twister tool using a mini charm pack. It was so cute.
Thanks Maree for organizing another lovely day and thanks to everyone for your wonderful company.

Well must close now. This post has taken forever to do. My computer has been so slow tonight.
Till later.........  Happy Stitching.........