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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Another Teapot block

How lucky am I ?

Well this lucky.... the lovely Shez has sent me this beautiful raw edge applique Teapot block.



Thanks so much Shez...... I love it.

Monday, September 28, 2015

1 more block done and a little outing.


Block 4 of "Love Among the Roses".........

slowly getting these blocks done.


They are so pretty.


A little outing with my daughter....Heather.....she isn't well at the moment so we had a relaxing time at this quirky cafe not far from where she lives.



Sunday, September 27, 2015

Tuesday Girls..... other bits.


Not a lot of stitching happening last Tuesday as you can see.......
lots of laughing but it doesn't look like that either in this photo.


This is the first Teapot Block I have been given......
My 70th Birthday Teapot blocks....

Thank you sooooo much Teresa, I love it.
What a pity I have to have a big birthday to receive these blocks.


Thursday was another lovely day with Mel (DIL).....
it was binding day for her little quilt and this time she has homework....
sewing down the binding and finishing the label.


It was Sunday Stitchers today and as usual I didn't take any photos...... very naughty.

But........ 
Jeanette gave me a Birthday Teapot block.....
Thank you very much Jeanette..... love it.

Woohooo......  my quilt has begun.


If you would like to make me a birthday block that would be wonderful.....

The block should be a Teapot theme, 6 1/2" square .... cream background
and any style you like..... applique/stitchery/pieced etc and colour of your choice.
Ooooops nearly forgot...... signed on the front please.
This is going to make such a wonderful keepsake, thank you Tuesday girls for getting this started for me.

Monday, September 21, 2015

A Little Bit Country progress


A very short post today......

My progress of the Libby Richardson quilt

"A Little Bit Country"

Block 5


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Odd bits to show

Our regular visitor

King Parrot.......

gosh he is so beautiful, his lady love comes later for her food...
she is a bit shy I think.


I have given this Jacaranda tree 20 years to do what it should do but enough is enough......
out you must go....


in the rubbish heap.


We had a small group for Tuesday last week just  Nor and me but we still had a good laugh.....
I also made heaps of preparation on this quilt....

Miss Matty's Parlour


Secret swap sewing....... 


Well that does it for now....

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Tuesday naughtiness.....

What can I  say really.....
last week our little group was out and about again, a little bit of cheering up was necessary 
so we decided to go out without a plan.....lol.....

Firstly I took the girls to a lovely cafe ....well that was a fizzer as it was shut Tuesdays, yes I know check opening hours before you go.....

but we ended up at another lovely spot....

The Lighthouse Cafe






Cleveland Point


Here are my fun loving pals.....

Nor....Sandi.....Teresa
just where naughty girls should be really.....
in the sandpit on a turtle



Paparazzi


OMG
I seriously don't know who these 2 are ....
Talk about naughty.....



Shopping and little gifts from the girls...... thank you



We do have sooooo much fun.....

Love you girls to bits.

Monday, September 07, 2015

FNWF

I did get some stitching of "Love Among the Roses" block and also preparing for another "Fleur" block with the FNWF......
 Thanks for hosting another fun night Cheryll.



It doesn't look as though I  did much but I'm pleased with my effort.

I'm off to check out other blogs now.





Friday, September 04, 2015

Naughty stuff and FNWF

Well I had to have more naughty treats as today was my last visit to the dentist.....
the root canal is now finished and 1 small filling.....

Yayyyyyy

Apple pie and cream..... chocolate for stitching later tonight.


Block 4 finished of "A Little Bit Country" by Libby Richardson.


It's been a long time since I joined in the fun of 


So I'm looking forward to getting a bit of stitching done and of course eating chocolate.

You can join in the fun too...... here

Thursday, September 03, 2015

I do love a beautiful Teapot !!!!!!!


I really do love this beautiful teapot........ but why am I telling you ?


Well I have 3 wonderful.... lovely.....and very naughty friends.


They have decided that as I'm having a big "0" birthday December this year it would be nice to do something special.....a birthday quilt......this idea was inspired by Cathy and Jeanette who also had big "0" birthdays this year.
If anyone would like to contribute a block for this then please feel free to do so.....

I have chosen a "Teapot" theme ....
each block is to be 6 1/2 inches square with a cream background. The teapots can be done using any method ....appliqued/ pieced/stitched etc ...... and can be in any colour you choose and signed on the front of the block...... like a signature really.

Sandi keeps asking me "have you put a post up yet" so I can now tell her "yes I have"
It really is a lovely idea that they want to organise this for me.....

But I really don't want this birthday this year.....lol.....
Ok ... I'll tell you ......70.....years young of course...... OMG it can't be.




Tuesday, September 01, 2015

A confession...... where do I begin ??????

at the beginning I guess......

I have a long overdue UFO.... now is this so terrible ?

Well for me it is, I have always had a lot of pride in finishing my projects....
except for this one...... but checking in my sewing room I have allowed a couple more to join in.

So my true confession is !!!!!!

"Romantic" candlewick quilt......

(head hanging in shame)
I started it in 2007 and it has been an on and mostly off relationship.....
I was hand quilting and I had done half of the blocks in feather quilting each corner and intended to do feather quilting around the border.
Unfortunately now I'm having sooooo much trouble with my hands that hand quilting is now out of the question so I unpicked all the quilting and have now finished it with simple machine quilting.

It's finished....... tadaaaaaa








Last Friday I was a very brave girl......
back to the dentist but this time I needed a root canal so more treats for me.



Norreen brought me these beautiful Daffodils to brighten my day and she certainly did.

Thanks Nor.



Toodles.....



Sunday Stitchers

Our Sunday get together was as usual a terrific day, show and tell, yummie food, lots of laughing and  a special visitor.

 Maria from Western Australia..... her blog is "Life on the Block"

starting from the top row.... Maria, Sandi.... Maria our visitor... Susan, Inca, Norreen,  Noela.
Deb, me, Jeanette, Alison, Cheryl, Lynda.
De, Marilyn and Teresa.


Very busy ladies....


August birthday girl Debbie


Yummie food


Stitching


Show and tell

Inca with her lovely quilt.



Cheryl.... with a work in progress.



 Cheryl's quilt for her hubbie.



Jeanette, Maria, Lynda and Susan with their Nature's Journey blocks.


A little purchase.....
De's hubbie made these terrific mini quilt stands and naturally I used it for the  mini that De made me.


I'm very pleased with myself really...... 
each get together with this group I intend to take photos but never do so I have outdone myself this time. 

I have 5 finishes for August OPAM which I am also pleased with.....

yayyyy for me.