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Sunday, January 31, 2016

First Sunday Stitches for 2016

We enjoyed our first day back with the Sunday Stitches group today.....
It's great to get back into the swing of things and catch up with all the girls and their stitching.

Good girls..... busy busy busy...



I completely forgot to take a photo of our yummie table of food...

This was my contribution....
Mini muffins.... zucchini, carrot and corn.


We also had show and tell....
De with her Christmas Story quilt..... beautiful.


and her terrific wall hanging.


These girls are doing a stitch-a-long with Natalie Bird's quilt.
Sandi..... Inca..... Susan


They were trying to attach them to the wall but it just wasn't happening.....


Marilyn's beautiful quilt.


My stitching for the day....


I was lucky to get another 2 blocks for my 70th Birthday quilt.....
from Maria (left) and Noela
Thanks so much girls they are just fantastic.


Another wonderful day with great girls.

Well I think I will pop off now and do a bit more stitching.....

one can never do tooooo much stitching....

Toodles

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Come and check it out........


Well the Tuesday girls are trying something new.......
so pop over   here....

the photo is a little hint......
        

Friday, January 22, 2016

A Tuesday treat and the process begins.....


What a lovely treat we had last Tuesday visiting Maree and a few other girls at her home for our stitching day.
Gosh she spoils us ....so much so that we don't want to go home......
We did have a great lunch but of course I only took a photo of the dessert.....


Yes we did stitch.....


Thanks very much Maree for opening your home to us again.

More beautiful Teapot blocks.....
top row..... Maree and Cheryl
then....Cheryl ( naughty girl did 2) and Lynda
Thank you so much girls they are just beaut.


Well the process has begun .....
fabric chosen and plan decided .....
I will get started today....

Another block done from "Love Among the Roses"
only 4 to go..... yay.....



Well that's it for today so.....

Toodles....


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Thinking and another block

70th Birthday blocks....
Thought I would have a look at the Teapot blocks and maybe make some sort of plan.....
I know there are a few more to come but it's nice to see them up on the design wall.
So many wonderful ladies have made these for me and signed them on the front so I won't ever forget who you are..... thanks so much to you all.


I'm going to use these fabrics for my Teapot quilt, they were to be used for another quilt which I have now taken off my "to do list" owing to a lack of interest on my part.
I think they will be perfect for this project.


Block 7   "Love Among the Roses"



Slowly getting there...... I'm off now to finish the next block.

Toodles

The Mystery is over

Yes the mystery is over..... yay

It's a wall hanging for my loo......

how exciting is that ?????

I'm so pleased with it too..... 
I made a Hexie Magic quilt from this range last year and I'm now making use of all the left over pieces..... such a good feeling when this happens. I even made a swap gift from it too.
I do love this fabric, one of my favourites.





Back soon.... 
I'm off to the sewing room and I will show you what I get up to there....

Toodles

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Feeling surprised !!!!!

OMG I can't believe it.......

I am feeling sooooo inspired and motivated .... 
I even cleaned the house and have a new project started......

I only hope it continues but I do feel very positive for a good year ahead.
I think we might start with planning a small holiday so I think Gav is in for a bit of a chat this afternoon.....mmmm maybe Ballarat, I have been wanting to go there for a while now.

My new project.....


I'm making this one up so no pattern to show.

Our first afternoon tea for this year and it was yum.....
Lemon Cheesecake at Koralbyn Valley Kitchen cafe.


Well that's it for this post but stay tuned as I intend to be a good blogger this year too.

Toodles

Friday, January 08, 2016

More finishes.....


Another Studio Mio bag.... not sure what I will use it for yet.

A Petite Pop-Out Purse.....



I also made a new cover for "Pippa's " bed so her Christmas cover can now be washed and put away with all the Decorations.

As you can see she wasn't impressed when I wanted to take a photo.......
it's a wonder she didn't tell me to sit on the bed but she kept laying on it with her back to me.....


 Now she is happy  but you can't see the cute puppies on the fabric this way....

I don't think she cares really ...... lol


"No more Christmas Decorations"

That's what I was saying the other day when I put the decorations away but.......
the Chemist had all Christmas goodies at 40% off so what was I to do......

well buy of course.... now that's it.....no more......
It does look very cute when it lights up though .....


Oky doky I think that's it for today.

Toodles

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Firsts !!!!!!

First Tuesday get together for 2016 with the girls and nothing new there really I guess....
laughing eating and not a lot of sewing........
it was soooo good.

Foolishly I don't have any photos but that's nothing new either.....so slack of me.

My first project for this year as well......

A Studio Mio kit  "Out and About Bag" given to me for my birthday in 2014  I think....

I  did look at it a longggggg time ago but was a bit put off as it was all glued together and I wasn't very keen on that idea, even the metal purse frame was glued on.
Sandi's hubby drilled holes across the frame for me and once again it sat there but this year I'm on a mission to make kits that I have on the waiting list, hidden in the cupboard hoping the fairies might do for me.

So here it is all done and dusted......
but all sewn not glued.




I just love it and wish now that I had made it ages ago.

So expect to see lots more small projects here soon.

In our family Secret Santa giving (in an earlier post)  I gave to June.......
the perfect gift for a 17 year old a selfie stick and she is making the most if it too.

Love this photo and just wanted to share it on my blog.


So that's it for now......

Toodles

Friday, January 01, 2016

Happy New Year


 I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Safe New Year....

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments....
May 2016 bring you everything you hope for .....

Happy Birthday Tom

1/1/1936..... Oct 2015


Always in my heart.....