Saturday, May 31, 2014

Joining the Celebration.

I am off to my sewing room in the shed this morning to sew along with Chooky and friends to celebrate the Chookshed's 2nd birthday.

Come and join in if you have the time.
Hope to be back later with some photos.
HAPPY SEWING EVERYONE.................

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

OPAM finish, 12 UFO's in 2014, other bits and pieces.

This is my finish for 1 Xmas Item a Month. I have already blogged about it on the blog set up by Narelle from Pins and Whiskers but needed to add it to here for OPAM.
Christmas Treats table runner. Below is photo of how I quilted it. 

I also need to show my Table runner as I forgot to say in my last post that this is my May finish for 12 UFOs in 2014 hosted by Marti. The parade of finishes will be on Marti's blog at the end of the month if you wish to check it out. Just click on the logo on my side-bar to go to the blog. Thanks to Marti for hosting and encouraging me to get a few of my UFOs completed.
I have also been working on a couple of other things.
My Sunday Stitchers blog group are working on Gossip in My Garden by Anni Downs. I am playing catch up but here is the block I am working on at the moment.
I am using Nancy Halvorsen fabrics and some other background fabrics that I have had in my stash for a number of years. Am pleased with how they are looking so far.
I have also joined the Fat Quarter Shop's Wishes Quilt Along. This is the first block. Have a few more blocks to make to catch up with this one as well.  I bought the fabric kit from the FQS and a new free block is put on their blog each month for you to download. You can make a donation to the Make a Wish foundation and the FQS will equal the amount donated to help this wonderful cause.
On Friday, 8 of the ladies from my quilting group are going on a bus trip with the Beenleigh Quilters to The Bribie Island Quilters Show. Looking forward to this outing.  
Well that's all from me today, must get out to my room now and get some preparation done for Chookyblue's Sewing weekend. If you wish to join in and stitch along to help Chooky celebrate The Chookshed's 2nd birthday, go over to here, read about it and add your comment to her post.
Till next time..............Happy Stitching..........

Monday, May 19, 2014

What's been happening since my last post.....

I can't believe I haven't posted for over 2 weeks so here is a bit of a summary of what I have been up to. I managed to finally put the binding and a label on my Cabin in the Woods topper.

Above are the things I worked on for FNSI hosted by Wendy from Sugar Lane Quilts. Thanks for hosting Wendy. To see what everyone else did just click on the FNSI logo on my side bar.
The top photos are of  the topper all finished  for the May OPAM list. To say I am pleased with this quilt is an understatement, my quilting is getting better at last.
The wall hanging underneath is simply made but is a quote I seem to use more and more these days. The panel piece was given to me by my dear friend Jan after she returned home from holidays. All the ladies in our group got one with different sayings but mine fits me to a tee.  I added borders, did a bit of quilting, added some buttons and a hanger. Thank you Jan for my gift.  So another finish for May.
Yesterday I attended my Sunday Stitchers group. We had a fun day with a great turn up of ladies.
I am in a row by row quilt along with 6 other ladies from the group. Each month we swap a different bag and add another row to the quilt top. This was our third row.  So far we made our own first row of flowers, the next one we added a pin wheel row and this month a star row. By the end we will have all added a row to each person's quilt. Can't wait to see what they will look like when we get our own top back. The rows are 5" by 40" finished.
I did a sample of my star block to make sure it was the correct size and this is it. Of course it's made from my own scraps, can't show the finished product just yet and spoil the surprise when they are completed.

This is the brown paper bag heading back to be swapped. It is fun picking out the fabrics from the stash inside the bag.  I now have a new bag and this month we are making hearts.
Yesterday one of our group had her last day for a while as she is due to have her first baby in a few weeks.

Above is the group quilt made by several of the ladies and this beautiful nappy cake made by our very clever Teresa C. A basket of goodies was also given but I forgot to take a photo of that.
Tatyana, I wish you and your hubby all the very best for the safe arrival of your little girl. Will miss you at the group.

Birthdays this month, Maria, Maree and Tatyana. Here they are ready to open their fat quarters. HAPPY BIRTHDAY lovely ladies. Enjoy your fabrics.
Now I have a few more photos to show from the day but will leave it until the next post.
I will close with the flowers my hubby gave me on Mothers Day.

The roses lasted for several days but on Friday the lily's decided to at last make an appearance.
Well that is all from me tonight, hopefully it won't be so long next time.
Till then Happy Stitching.......... Hugs..........

Saturday, May 3, 2014


Last night I managed to finish off the quilting on my Xmas my table topper. It always takes me longer than I allow and by the time I cut out the binding, I decided I needed a break from my topper and so worked on something else I had previously cut out.  Below are some photos :

It's hard to see the quilting lines in these photos but I have lines running out from the centre in a circle on the red fabrics with zigzag stitching in the half square border and straight stitching in the cream corners and border.
I decided to make this stitchery into a small runner, will show you how I will use it when I finish it.
In all I had a great night and am pleased with what I achieved. Thanks to Cheryll for hosting the night.
Have had a busy day today rearranging my spare bedroom as we are getting a new bed next week and we needed to move our old bed out of our room. Amazing how much dust gets behind the furniture. Lots of cleaning with the vacumn and washing windows so I am very tired tonight. Will check out everyone's blogs tomorrow.
Have a great Sunday.      Hugs.........

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Only 1 finish for OPAM

Where has this month gone? Thought I would get heaps done but not to be, so this is my only finish for  April.
A Christmas stitchery by Rosalie Quinlan.
I have also completed another stitchery by Rosie that we were given at Let's get Stitched in March when she was a surprise designer. I am thinking I will put it in a stitching hoop so just have to find time to go out and search for one the right size. Rosie added my name and hers on the bottom so this makes it more special to me although she did this for most of the ladies at the stitching day. She is one gorgeous lady.
My hubby had some time off as well so we headed off on a mid-week hot rod run to Tarampa pub for lunch (about and 90 minutes away).
It was a great day so here are some photos of us waiting for our lunch and the cars lined up outside the pub.

Well must go as I want to finish the quilting on a table topper today. Then I can work on the binding tomorrow night for FNWF. Sign up is now on over at Cheryll's blog so if you want to join in, head on over to here. 
Till next time ................ Hugs...........