Friday, August 24, 2012

Birthday Celebrations...

Not my birthday but that of my friend Deb.  This morning we are going to a stitching morning at the delightful Inn Country and then probably out to lunch followed by more stitching this afternoon.

Every year Deb and I make each other a bag for our birthdays.  Some years we even get it finished in the right week.

This is the bag that I have finished for Deb

Hope she likes it!

I also am looking forward to a "chill out" day today after the week that was and some life changing decisions that I now have to make.

Hope everyone has a great day.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Productive Weekend

It started on Friday night joining in with the Friday Night Sew In and Sarah and Razzy's pre-cut party.

I managed to get a bit done for that with 4 of my nine patch blocks sewn together and the rest in rows waiting to be joined.

The pattern that I am using can be found here.

Saturday I had a lovely relaxing day with friends and i did start by pulling the red striped fabric from my chair for the sewing room.

Today I have completely finished recovering the chair and I am feeling fairly impressed with my first upholstery effort.

before and after (with cat approval)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

This Friday

as well as partying with Sarah and Roseanne (see post below) I will also be taking part in


Its been a crazy mixed up week work wise for me with public holidays etc so Im really looking forward to spending some quality time with my sewing machine!


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Feeling a little spoilt

Or a lot spoilt.  My Friends Parcel arrived from Michele today.  All beautifully wrapped.

F - French General Coin Purse
R - Red box of red goodies and ribbon "because sometimes Red is needed"
I - Icicle - a gorgeous glass Christmas ornament
E - Embroidery Case - with needles scissors and tape measure included
N - Notebook - for my fabulous ideas!
D - Delicious chocolates - and they do look delicious - hubby has volunteered to help me eat them!
S - Small quilt - this will be great as a table topper!

Thank you so much Michele - I love them all and I love the fact that I now have a new friend.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

FRIENDS Swap Gifts

These are the goodies I sent off to Michele in the FRIENDS Swap 2012 hosted by Khris

F - Flowers of Friendship Wall Hanging
R - Redwork Kit
I - I-Pad cover
E - Eclairs and Embroidery Floss
N - Needlecase - a ladybird one
D - "Dressed" Dolly Pegs and Doily
S - Scarf

It has been a bundle of fun and along the way I have made a new blogging friend who I will hopefully get to meet one day. Thank you Khris for hosting a great swap and thank you Michele for being a great swap buddy.


Monday, August 6, 2012


I have been participating in the FRIENDS Swap hosted by Khris and these are the tags waiting for their gifts

Wrapped and ready to go.........

All will be revealed when Michele receives her gifts


Sunday, August 5, 2012

FIS BOM Challenge

Today I spent most of my time in the sewing room and I managed to complete 3 blocks for this years FIS Block Challenge.  Sarah is giving us one block per month......I am now up-to-date!

cant seem to rotate this pic as they are actually pinned on my curtains

Looking forward to the next instalment!


Red Raspbery Quilts

Kylie over a Red Raspberry Quilts is having a give-away.  Pop on over and say hello and enter her giveway.