Sunday, December 18, 2016

Bah Hum Bug

No ... that is Bah Mug Rug...
The No Fuss Swappers theme for  Christmas was a mug rug sent with a Christmas mug and a treat. All wrapped in a fat quarter.

This is what I received from Susan and I love how she matched the mug rug to the mug!

The candy cane one is what I sent of to Jan

Thanks to the Tuesday Girls for another great swap

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Our precious bundle

Levi Alan has made his much anticipated arrival into the world last Friday. He has since thrown his very proud Mummy and Daddy a few curveballs that none of us were prepared for.

He would be in trouble with his Nanna if he hadn't wormed his way into my heart in about 5 seconds!

Prayers and positive thoughts at this very emotionally draining time would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Glenrose at Warwick

Last week was my third (sssh don't tell anyone) Warwick retreat for the year.

Just like the other two this one was jammed packed with good friends and great times!

I worked on a baby quilt top a new wallet some farm girl vintage blocks and some slightly secret sewing.

Susan spoilt us and made bacon and onion stuffed camembert wrapped in pastry ... yummo!

Before heading home on Thursday we stopped to look at Glengallen House ... a lovely old building.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Vintage Mickey

The brief was a nappy bag with lots of pockets ..
After very limited guidance on fabrics I picked one that I thought would be great for a bag and today I have finished.

Zip pocket on the back, patch pocketsvon the front and sude pockets with elastic as well as inside pockets - that should cover it!

I used In-R-Form to give it stability and even has an adjustable shoulder strap (we won't talk about how long it took to work that out!).

I also went back to a tutorial I found on pinterest for a recessed zipper at the top

Stuff a Tin

Our Friends in Stitching swap this time round was to fill a smallish tin with bits and pieces. I received from Roseanne and she did an amazing job with the tin and all the bits in it.  Even got ine of her handmade Razzle Dazzle pins!

I sent to Jo ... it was great fun filling the tin! 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Lucy Goes Camping

Hubby and I found a new place to camp less than an hour from home so we decided to have another weekend away.

I took my Lucy Boston blocks with me.  Managed to get two stitched and another two prepped. Will get more prepped at home so I can grab them and go for next trip

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Claytons Christmas Swap

I joined in  with the No Fuss Swappers and this week was opening week for their Claytons Christmas swap.

I received my gifts from Cheryl and they are fantastic!

And these are the gifts I sent to Christine.

A great swap. .. thanks to all

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A Little bit Blue

And it certainly has nothing to do with the State of Origin football!
Mid November Im going to be blessed with my first grandchild ... a blue one ... and by the looks of this pic he isnt going to love the camera. . LOL

Still working out my "granny name" ... its a tough decision with lots of grand parents on the scene

Monday, July 4, 2016

Winter Retreat at Warwick

Last week was our annual winter retreat at Glenrose Patchwork at Warwick.

Another productive week away.


We also went to Abbey of the Roses for high tea ... a beautiful place with lots of history

Saturday, June 18, 2016


Last night was Friday night and I decided to abondon The Great Sewing Room Clean Up so I could spend a bit of quality time bonding with my new girl.

It was like sewing 101 for beginners with scrap fabric and the instruction book not far away.

Im sure we will become inseperable very very soon, however today is back to the clean up.

Nothing is coming back into the room without a designated home and now the curtains are replaced with shade cloth screens the light in here is amazing 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Trip Around the World

A few weeks ago I completely finished my hand stitched trip around the world quilt. I loved the process of the hand stitching and did quite a bit of it while away camping.
Cross hatch quilting certainly took awhile and with this one I certainly embraced the process of "make do" ... rows with different squares, batting joined together, pieced backing, and about three different threads for the quilting
The last square ready to be stitchedn
Found this great place for pucs of finished top when away .. the cows looking too

Crinkly quilty goodness after washing