Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Oh my goodness.......


Another post..... 
I can't believe it but I am trying to be more positive with my blogging....

It was great to join the girls today, 
they are so uplifting and as usual we laughed and chatted a lot.....

We went to a lovely cafe near Nor's home for morning tea.....

butterscotch and white chocolate muffin.....
yummoooo


Then back to Nor's for stitching.....

Nor pondering over her  bag, she will be finished  soon.


My stitching.....


Sandi's stitching.....


I guess you must be wondering what on earth that stitchery is for......
well..... 
we, the Tuesday girls.....
me ...Sandi....Nor.... Teresa
are doing a "Stitch-a-long" together.....
It is a quilt I have wanted to do for a long time but just never got around to it so the girls have decided to join me with this project.

Our lovely Sandi kicked us off by making us all this block.....


So if you have this pattern and would like to join us.... 
feel free to join in......
It is called "Ruth's Quilt"  in this book......
not sure where it is available now, I did google but could only find it in an American store....


Thanks girls for another lovely day.....

Happy mail when I got home.....

something to add to my pin cushion fetish.....


Once again it is "Toodles" from me....



Monday, August 14, 2017

A bit of hexie business today......

                    Working on a tiny hexie                                             project today......

                   
              I think this is going to take me quite                         some time to complete .......

                   more on this later......toodles......

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Ho Hummmmm

I have been doing a bit of stalking today..... blog stalking that is.....

looking for inspiration and motivation.....
I have found some lovely blogs to help with my problem so thank you blogland.....

I felt soooo bored and a bit flat today, no reason just did...... lol

So I went and bought a solar light for the garden.....
pretty happy with it tooooo.


I have been doing a little sewing, not a lot but some is better than none I guess....

Plodding on with "Fleur" slowly but surely.....


A lovely memory of my Mum .....

Mum didn't like animals so when Pippa jumped on her lap and started to pat her it was a huge shock to us...... such a giggle.....
it was just after Mum's  happy hour so that could be the reason lol....
it just doesn't seem like 7 years since Mum left me.....


Well I'm off now to find a few more blogs to browse.....

Toodles......

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Tuesday naughtiness.....


We were supposed to be stitching.......
but chatting and giggling was all we came up with.....
so Sandi, Teresa and me decided to go out for coffee, cake and maybe even lunch....

French toast...... yummooooo
at the Green Frog Hollow.....


We just couldn't help ourselves.......


So back to Sandi's for a bit of stitching...... or not

I blanket stitched 1 tiny bird.....


Sandi did 1 stitch.....


Teresa did open the zip on her stitching bag but shut it again.....
you had to be quick or we would have missed it......


Naughty girl was on her phone...... ooooowa

    
Nor wasn't with us today......
We were soooo naughty but who cares..... 
we had fun ......

So you know what is said now !!!!!

Toodles......


Monday, August 07, 2017

I have been busy......

Slack with my blogging but busy so all is not lost.....

I seem to have a bag fetish at the moment.....
I bought this bag kit while on retreat in July at Glenrose Patchwork.....

" The Essential Tote" pattern by Around the Bobbin......
Love the fabric in this one....


While on our Bathurst holiday I bought a bag kit from Hatched and Patched.....

"Daisy Purse" pattern by Anni Downs.....

So happy with it..... fiddly but worth the effort....


Speaking of fiddly are these slippers......

"Snappy Slippers" pattern by Cool Cat Creations......



Back to the bag theme......

"Scalloped Dresden Bag"
a free pattern by Amy Friend at During Quiet Time blog

It has taken me far tooooo long to make this bag, I changed my mind about the main bag fabric that I had bought but couldn't quite find anything else so after much pondering just went ahead with the original fabric and now I'm very pleased...... surprise surprise......


More news to come soon....

Toodles....



Sunday, July 02, 2017

Warwick retreat......

How lovely to be at Glenrose Patchwork again with great girls for a fun few days......
Our sewing room......


Normally on arrival we have yummie scones waiting for us in the patchwork shop  but not this time......

Glenis was away so it was mud cake in the sewing room.....
I couldn't wait so this was my morning tea....


My room buddie this time was Norreen and she did spoil me with a cuppa in bed each morning.....
she is a keeper..... lol
Rose cottage .....



Lovely gardens to stroll through.....








A great shop.....


My naughty shopping in the craft shop.....


A couple of goodies from Canningtown craft shop 


Lovely gifts from Cheryl and Alison.....


Precious gifts from Norreen....



More shopping from a store in Warwick.....


Morning tea at Brysons which is sadly closing the cafe side of the business......
very sad......


Yes I did sew......
I love this table runner kit from Bayside Stitch Craft ......


I'm so pleased with this project and it fits in beautifully on the coffee table in the Grannie flat.....


I also made all the squares for this project......
so now they are all ready for the blanket stitching and crocheting.......


We usually have a group photo but it just didn't happen this time..... boohoooo
Thanks girls for a wonderful 3 days of laughter, eating, sewing and heaps of chatting.....

On our way home we stopped at a cafe in Boonah.....

Nor was happy for me to use this photo.... 
I did ask if she would like me to take a better one but she said "nup" all good.....



Thanks for the fun Nor.......

I have finished a little project since I got home......
it has been made for a little while but I didn't have enough crushed walnut shells to finish it but fortunately Glenrose had some so now it is finished.......

This is a Shiralee Stitches pattern "Cherish Pin Cushion" ......


Well that's it from me again......

Toodles.......




Friday, June 23, 2017

Mel's Birthday gifts.....

Mel's Birthday......

I made these gifts for Mel (DIL) she loves monkeys so that was an easy choice for fabric.....
unfortunately she is spending a lot of time in hospital so I thought toiletry and laundry bags would be just the thing.....
Mel is not well at all as she has lung cancer so are thoughts and love are with her......



We also gave her bright pretty flowers to try to brighten her day.....
Toodles.....

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday stitching at Nor's.....

We had a lovely day at Nor's for our get together.....
it got a bit chilly so we ended up inside......


Banana bread for morning tea.....
my stitching for the day.....


then moving on to this stitchery.....


Not a lot to tell today.....
Warwick retreat next week so hopefully lots to report....
Toodles.....