Thursday, 23 November 2017

An exciting announcement

While I was sitting and enjoying my sewing with friends I got a few exciting photos.
MY DAUGHTER GOT MARRIED.Yes she and her now husband eloped. After the hard few years she has had I wish her well and hope this is the turn around she needs.

They are now Mr & Mrs...
11th November 2017
Rememberance Day.
I can't wait to get to see them in December

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Then on Saturday...

We made it through the night ok. Remembering last year we had the worst thunder, lightning and hail storm in years. Lost power, flooded, trees down and hail damage to my car. So this year we were doing well.
I sat down and started work on my Xmas mini that I have permission to teach from SARAH over at
So this is where I am at. It is only small but very very cute.. And so super easy. I still have to make the stockings.

If you are a beginner it is a great way to make something small with appliqué, stitchery and piecing. There is also felt work and embellishing with buttons.

It's altogether and only needs buttons.

I didn't have any buttons with me but I have since added them and now it is finished for show and tell at our group and get the instructions in print..

Make sure you go on over to have a look at Sarah's blog. She does some amazing work..

Sunday, 19 November 2017

What a weekend.

I was away on retreat last weekend with 16 lovely ladies.
The weather was warm and we had a fantastic time.. First up I worked on some charity fiddle cloths for our local Specialist school.
These are just made on a hand towel and items are then stitched on for texture.
We sew buttons, zips, pockets, fluffy trims and anything else we have on hand.
Here we have a doll in a pocket, bugs crawling up the flower stem, ribbon flower petals, a bit of Tuille for texture and of course some bling. Don't forget some buttons and frilly yarn too.

This one is more for a boy .. there is a buckle to clip, laces to tie, cotton reels to spin, a zip to open and checkerboard weaving strips. I'm sure it will keep some one busy for a while.
 I also had a panel of bibs that I had sewn ages ago. All they needed was some safe way of fastening them. With some advice from anyone that wanted to give it I added elastic for ease of putting over the babies head...

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Getting ready for Kris Kringle.

I am in charge of the Kris Kringle fun at our Christmas break up.
I have designed a little booklet to give to each participant.
When they hand a parcel in they will receive a booklet.
We added folded Doilies Xmas trees to the front and decorated with glitter glue.
Now waiting for them to dry. 

Inside the booklet is a tree tag with a matching number. 
This tag will be attached to the gift they have made.

Later in the evening we will play a game and swap booklets. 
Look inside to see which number you have ended up with and that's the parcel you get to open.
I hope they like the idea.

I think we have 39 made..

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Aussie Hero quilt being sent for Christmas

Here is the next Aussie Hero quilt all finished. 
I managed to get it quilted after it has been around for a while.
It was good to finally get a request that matched this quilt.
I'm sure she will love it.

 And the backing is full of maps of Australia with the names of our states on them.
I'm really happy I can send off another quilt just before Christmas.
I'll add a little decoration and a snack too.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

A slow end to a busy weekend...

I have had a busy weekend with friends, my quilt group, sewing and making other items for a special night. All will be revealed over the next week or two...

For today's sow n tell is for Slow Sunday Stitching. A perfect way to finish off the weekend and relax white the roast is cooking. I'm starting here.
I've got to here.

Now starting the pudding

I am doing a SAL with my quilt group next year and SARAH is letting me share her pattern. It is a beautiful mini Xmas wallhanging. I was going to do it last year but that just didn't happen. I am making my sample to show at the group. Have a look at Sarah's blog and maybe you could stitch along too.

So I am linking up with Kathy for slow stitching Sunday too..

Saturday, 4 November 2017

FNWF and some sewing

I did a little bit of sewing for a friend.. My double ended oven mitts. The request was for greys with a little bit of red... I love making these..
I stated out with scraps over the table..

And ended up with this..

I was joining in the fun with Cheryll and all the gals over at the Cubby hole for FNWF....