Monday, January 15, 2018

Long story short......


Well here I go.....
some time ago (long time actually) I bought fabric and pattern for a beautiful quilt.....
I did make 3 of the appliqued blocks, other projects then took over so back in the cupboard it went.....
I then used the fabric for my 70th Birthday quilt..... so many lovely ladies made Teapot blocks for me, then I remembered the beautiful fabric I had in the cupboard earmarked for the other quilt.....
it was just perfect for the birthday quilt .....
so what to do with the 3 blocks.... back in the cupboard of course.....
I was given the beautiful doily bunting for Christmas from Sandi so in the sewing room it went but it just needed a couple of mini quilts to finish it all off.....
Light bulb moment.... the 3 blocks would be perfect .....
I was correct, I think they look fantastic....
I almost gave the 3 blocks to the local op shop, so glad I didn't ....
No waste.... all the fabric and blocks used so I'm very happy about that....

Phew.... that wasn't really a short story was it ?



First finish for the new year.....

Toodles....

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Our first get together for the year.....


It was lovely to join the girls on Tuesday, seems like ages since our Christmas outing.....

Lots of chatting and catching up with news and gossip.....
Pushing on with the Ruth's quilt Stitch-a-long stitching.....


Sandi gave us all a little gift....
this very cute needle case and pin cushion....
How thoughtful of her to choose this picture for mine.....
A Gondola in Venice.....
memories of my 2016 holiday.....


Thanks heaps Sandi.....
I'm loving these tiny needle cases, great to put one in each project bag....

Toodles.....




Sunday, January 07, 2018

UFO Challenge........


I'm Feverishly working on  Miss Matty's Parlour Quilt as part of the UFO challenge.....
2 is the number for January from the list.....with the Sunday Stitchers ......

I'm also doing the challenge privately with my dear friend Jenny and her number 2 is also Miss Matty.....

we both started on this quilt some time ago and decided this is the year it must be finished....
we will see how we go.......

Progress so far......
my layout for the first section......


should be able to show more soon.....

Toodles......

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Time to say good-bye.......

Tom's holiday has come to an end so here we are at the airport waiting for his flight home.....

Plane delayed a half an hour so a cuppa and something to eat will fill in the time.....


I thought a selfie was a good idea but as you can see it's not my strong point.....


Hopefully we will see him again soon.....
maybe the next school holidays.....

Toodles.....


Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Christmas Pressies for the Tuesday girls.....


 I'm such a duffer, I totally forgot to take photos of the gifts I made for the girls.....
So I have pinched a couple of their photos......

Little Pears for Sandi.....


A pretty handbag with coin purse for Teresa


I will have to get a photo of Nor's another day.....

Toodles until then.....

Ruth's Quilt Stitch-a-long and other bits.....

December blocks......
I'm not in any hurry with this project......


Sandi gave me this lovely bunting for my Birthday.....
it does look lovely in the sewing room although this photo does look very boring.... 
I think I might make a few mini quilts for the space above the bunting.....
hmmmm oh gosh that means a new project..... lol....


A UFO Challenge for the Sunday Stitchers.....
organised by the lovely De, this is such a good idea.....
A list of 12... one per month...


A number is chosen each month and you work on that project for the month....
you can work on the item or finish one, totally up to you...
 January's number is 2.........
I hope to make good progress on my Miss Matty's Parlour quilt for the first project.

Oky doky that's it from me.....
Toodles....

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Bringing in the New Year......

This was a fun way to bring in the new year.....
we joined Heather and Sylvio for a New Year lunch.....
We played games ... chatted and ate great food of course.....


Tom nearly wore the Pavlova.......


Our days of celebrating have changed quite a bit really we now watch the New Years Day concert on television.....
The Vienna Orchestra in Austria.....









Just beautiful.....

I wish everyone a very Happy and Safe New Year.....

I'm not one for making new year resolutions but this time I have made a little one to myself.....

hopefully to be a better blogger......

We will see how the goes......

Toodles 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Tom is wearing me out......

  It really has been wonderful having Tom (g/son) visit this Christmas......
he has been wearing me out.....

We went Tenpin Bowling......



Playing the WII......


What fun we have had..... lots of visiting Aunts and cousins....
movies, jet skiing, shopping, sleep overs and lots more.....
A few random photos of Tom enjoying himself.....
he is such a character, a wonderful sense of humour and a lot of fun....



Gosh we will miss him.....
It will be sad to see him go home but hopefully it won't be long between visits....

Not much happening on the sewing front as yet.....

Toodles.....