Friday, June 7, 2013

What I've been up to...

Well, I have been doing lots but not able to show much as it's mostly been secret sewing. I've been working on the next instalment of Let's Celebrate, then I'm in the Xmas in July swap so have been preparing and sewing my 3 handmade items for that. None of these things I can reveal yet so thought I would show you some goodies I have purchased of late.
I fell in love with these circle rulers as soon as I saw them on Lori Holt's blog.  I bought them from the Fat Quarter Shop and along with the rulers I received this free pattern. Lori Holt has a tutorial on  how to use them.

I also bought this book from Anka's Treasures along with the triangle ruler. Am looking forward to trying this ruler out.

These embroidery cottons look wonderful, can't wait to use them.  Aren't these owl  zip fobs gorgeous.   Check out Fees Shabby Shack for her daily deals. 

These are the fabrics I am using in my Daisy Days BOM form Jenny of Elefantz. Bonnie and Camille's newest range Scrumptious and that's just what it is.
Lots of wonderful new goodies to have a play with when I get the time.
This afternoon I am going down the coast to attend tonight's performance of my grandson's school musical. Josh has one of the male leads so I am looking forward to seeing him and a little bit nervous for him as well. I have been to several of the drama plays he has been in but this is a first singing role I have seen him play. Chris will meet me down there after work so it will be a family affair. Good luck Josh.
We are staying overnight and then tomorrow are going to 'Cooly Rocks' at Coolangatta. A week long celebration of rock and roll and hot rods.  Will take some pictures and post when I get back, but for now I must get ready as Todd, my son, will be picking me up soon.
Have a great long week-end my fellow bloggers.............  Happy Stitching till next time ..........


  1. Let us know how those threads go - I was a bit tempted...
    Hope you have a fun weekend.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful weekend ahead of you, Noela! Love all those recently purchased goodies you have...I can see lots of creative possibilities there for you, lol! I still have to get a few supplies for those same to swaps that you mentioned but at least I've finally decided what i am making...I was really dithering around there for a while :-/

  3. Lots of lovely goodies to play with. Enjoy the performance and your weekend.

  4. break a leg Josh and enjoy the night Noela,love all your buys.xx

  5. Wonderful buys!
    Have a lovely long weekend!


  6. I have the kit for the circle quilt ( as well as the rulers) I am trying very hard not to let it sit and never get done. However I have to do my swap items first. There is a you tube video ( I think it is the Riley Blake site as well) which shows how they use the rulers. Happy sewing.

  7. Oh how I'd like those circle templates.

  8. Lots of yummy new purchases Noela. Can't wait to see what you do with your new ruler

  9. Heathers book and ruler is on its look like your going to be busy.......

  10. Gorgeous purchases and enjoy your weekend.

  11. Lovely goodies Noela, those rulers all look interesting. Have a great trip away!

  12. I am keen on Scrumptious and just might have to indulge in some :) Your quilt is going to look yummy :) hugs Vicki x