Saturday, April 25, 2020

I do love a pincushion or 2 or 3

These gorgeous little Marg Low kits were given to me and Nor last Christmas from Sandi......
We had a lot of fun doing them by getting together for a stitching day using face time, lots of laughter trying to get Nor organised with her phone.....



I had another little kit I bought some time ago from a craft show so decided to get that done as well .... surprising how a get together stitching helps the mojo......

Sew Bird pincushion from the
 "Quilters Angel"


Happy mail helps brighten these isolation days....

Beautiful fabric I will be using for the back of my Postcards Quilt from "patchwork Plus" 
Thanks Sarah....


My blog book arrived so I'll be spending a few hours going through that.....



Quatro progress.....






I have finished the Christmas jigsaw.....
A bit late for the Christmas season but very enjoyable....


More happy mail this time from "Glenrose Patchwork"
It was so good to get these with a quilting theme.....



"Bringing Home the Tree" BOM 
also from Glenrose Patchwork.....

Block 1 & 2



I'm really enjoying this project, nice change to be working in wool applique....
Lots of online shopping going on here which is very naughty but what is a girl to do if you can't go out......

Well that's it for now....
Happy stitching....

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Blog more often.... yeah right !

That was my intention......
so this will be a big catch up post or maybe several posts.....

I was thinking that 2020 had a nice ring to it but so far it's not going the way I had expected....

The country has experienced some horrific events for so many people.....
January shocking fires...
February terrible floods....
and of course drought has been a huge problem all across the land for a long long time so in the grand scheme of things my issues are very small.....

In January Gavan was diagnosed with Alzheimer/dementia adding to his other health problems.....
So things have changed here in a big way, less retreating and outings for me sadly but you just do what needs to be done......
At least he isn't stressed by it all.... Lol....


Small problems followed.....
Washing machine broke, after 26 years....
It certainly was a work horse over the years.....

Then the oven element broke.....
fortunately Rob easily replaced that part.....

Big Red ..... our old Falcon station wagon that Gav used to go remote control plane flying had a power steering leak but now fixed.....
Sadly he isn't going anymore so not such a big problem....
What is happening ????
Surely things will improve soon.....

But no .....

now the world is going through the coronavirus which is devastating so many families....
Our Liz and her son Clayton have both lost their jobs.... fortunately the rest of the family have jobs which are either essential or can be done from home....
Fingers crossed everyone cones through it safely.....

Keep smiling and stay safe.....






Sunday, April 19, 2020

A Sunday Stitchers zoom meeting

As we were unable to get together for our normal SS meeting we decided to give an online zoom experience a go  .... after a shaky start there was no stopping us.....
heaps of laughter and lots of stitching....
It really was a wonderful day, I actually did more sewing than I normally do which was great for me....
So much fun.... 
11 of us enjoyed a virtual stitching day...


Photos of our UFO projects....

Anita's fantastic swag....


Alison's sashiko ....


Looks great.....


Cheryl's project is a secret....
No photo....

Ruth's quilt by Marilyn.......


Sandi's glass cases....


Susan put her gorgeous 100 block quilt together....


Maria W finished another wonderful project....


Norreen finished her cute tablerunner....


My "Bringing Home the Tree" BOM  blocks....
1 and 2....


We will be enjoying another virtual stitch day soon, I had fun and hopefully everyone else did as well....

Our next UFO number is.....


Happy stitching and stay safe......




Craft catch up.....

A little Easter Bunny....
Our Sunday Stitcher UFO group were challenged by Sandi to make one.... 
It was a fun little project.....



Finally finished the table topper I put together on retreat last year.....


A couple of stitcheries for my Postcards quilt....
They are all attached to the Whack and Stack Quilt top now, just waiting for the backing fabric to arrive to finish......


I guess the pandemic lock down is helping my sewing....

We have had a few birthdays....
Corinne and Gavan but no get togethers due to the virus.....
Also Sandi and Nor but we will have an outing when things get back to normal.....

Happy stitching e everyone.....

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Sunday Stitchers March get together......

It is so good to enjoy time with these great ladies.... 
lots of chatter and giggles.....


Anita and Juanita....
New members....


St. Patrick's Day was the morning tea theme
and what a great job the girls did.....



Terrific gifts for our Birthday girl.....


De.....
The big 50th birthday.....



UFO Challenge projects.....

January 
Alison....


February.....
Me...


Cheryl.....


Marilyn....


March projects .....

Maria W.... 


Lynda.....


De....



Norreen.....


Sandi....


Alison....


Anita.....


Juanita.....


Michelle.....


Me .....


Show and Tell.....

Lynda....


Susan.....


Cheryl.....


I'm so pleased with my UFO project.....
It suits my side table beautifully....


Drum roll.......
UFO number for next month......


Thanks for the fun girls....

Happy stitching....