Sunday, January 31, 2010

One last finish !!!!

This cushion is a "Rivendale Collection" pattern by Sally Giblin called "Buttons" I've had the stitchery done for a couple of weeks so it was about time for it to be finished and as usual Sally's patterns are a pleasure to make. Oh goodie another OPAM finish too, just squeezed this one in lol.

Just in time !!!!!!!

Well here I am again with another finish for the OPAM cutting it a bit fine but I guess the end of the month isn't till 12.00 tonight so all is good. I love this cushion...might give it to my Mum for Mothers Day I think she would love it and  would look so good on her bed. The cushion  is called "Heartfelt Wishes" and the pattern is by Crabapple Hill , just beautiful and as always a pleasure to make a project that doesn't have any mistakes, its now a sample in my friend Tereasa's shop .... here     ....  Homespun and Beautiful  blog .....   she has kits available for it there.... just a little plug for her lol.   I had a bit of fun playing with the ruffler attachment ( also available at her shop) on the machine too quite easy to use once you get the hang of it and certainly much better than pleating it all by hand thats for sure.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


This is a very yummy fruit slice and I don't feel guilty about eating this one  I found the recipe in the diabetes magazine, my hubbie is a diabetic and its an easy recipe to make so that makes it even better.

Fruit Bars.

2 cups Puffed Rice
11/4 cups oats
30g sunflower seeds
40g sesame seeds
100g dried apricots
100g sultanas
60g rice flour
1/2 cup golden syrup
1/4 cup honey

Place puffed rice, oats, seeds, flour and fruit in a bowl and mix well.
Place the honey and syrup in a pan and heat gently until runny.
Stir through dry ingredients.
Press mix into a lined tin 20cmx20cm.
(Tip: this will be easier if your hands are wet)
Bake at 180c for 20 mins until brown.
Leave to cool in the tin.
Store in the fridge in an earthight container.
Makes 20.

 They don't last long here, not very healthy if we eat them too fast though.

No other news or stitching going on at the moment maybe later I hope.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another finish.....

This is the quilt I showed earlier, finished at last. I made this for my hubbie... Gavan.... for his lounge chair so its plain but I do love these fabrics, it was from 1 layer cake  ... Blessings .... love it.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Woohooo another finish.

On our "Friends in Stitching" group we have a birthday swap, each member gets a printed stitchery of which you can make up into any project you like, this cute stitchery is the one I recieved and have now finished. I was very lucky as the hanger, cotton, stitchery pattern accompanied the printed fabric, thank you girls.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Capital "T" block

This is my version of the "T" block that we are making for a BOM in our Friends in Stitching group, there have been so many different fabrics used and all are terrific.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

A few bits and bobs

This is the swap gift I made for Teresa in our "Friends in Stitching" group, its a Debbie Magee pattern called Heart Keep Pincushion, she loves everything vintage and I think this is the perfect gift.

Well 2010 is here and I'm off to a flying start.... craftwise that is..... here are a couple of projects that I was  working on  last year, I thought it best to finish these first before starting new things.

These cute stockings are from Moda Bake shop Box ....honeybun strips  so
now I'm early for this christmas lol.

This is a Bronwyn Hayes pattern called "My Little Teahouse"  I do love her projects so much but I cringe when I see another one that I want to do...... but I do them anyway maybe I'm a glutten for punishment. Does anyone else have a problem with them or am I a bit dopey ?




This quilt is for my hubbies lounge chair I made it just before christmas and put the borders on today, will show a better photo when I get it quilted..... soon I hope.

Friday, January 01, 2010

A great time and gifts too.

I'm a member of an online group called "Friends in Stitching", we had a christmas swap and   Lynda was my  partner,  these are the gifts she made me..... Wow they are great, the clock is fantastic and of course she knows I love dolls so here is  "Faerie Noelle" isn't she cute... love them Lynda thanks so much.

How cute is this little girl.

Christmas lunch at our house this year, we usually have a salad but  we went all out this time and had a baked dinner..... fabulous.....just love christmas.