Saturday, 16 September 2017

Fabric...fabric...fabric

This week I've been a tad naughty. I bought a few old B&C Layer Cakes and some French General Rural Jardin fat quarters on one of those bad destash pages .. I swear I have no self control. ... I also caught up with the lovely Carol from Cherry Pie Designs at the Orange Craft Alive yesterday...where more yummy fabrics were purchased...
I did NEED more pinks for my Modablockheads stitchalong but the yellows ...well they were an impulsive buy lol


I have been good trying to prep each day so I can just pick up my hand sewing at Tutoring or while at other appointments...this week Ive been concentrating on my Stonefield's quilt...and I've fallen in love all over again...

 
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√Ąt Tuesday Sewing group I found this uncompleted Old Time Kaleidoscope block to work on......


I listened to the Gnome Angels podcast on Sew Modern something this morning and what came across clearly whilst she was being interviewed was to 'find your passion' and just go for it....I'm glad Ive found mine...

Friday, 8 September 2017

Bathurst Bloggers Meet


Wow, not many sleeps now till the Bathurst Bloggers Meet. Final payments are due 30th September. We do have some spaces available. Contact me or details!

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Hello sewing....

Finally...I am in my sewing room...looking at what needs to be done...

Sarah Fielke's Down the Rabbit Hole or Elizabeth Hartman's Fancy Forest???

Hopefully that is my biggest decision today....Happy Stitching xo




 

Friday, 25 August 2017

A little break.....


Hubby and I have just returned from a week at Treasure Island, Fiji.. Our first ever holiday without the kids.....we had a great time, we both snoozed a bit the first two days lol
I read 3 books, hubby on his snorkelling travels got footage of a reef shark and a gorgeous turtle... I stopped snorkelling after that  and just swam .."


Beachcombers Island was close, but too far to swim .....not we are back into the routine again, doctors, tutoring, counselling and sewing..arghhh the sewing ....



Monday, 24 July 2017

Disney on Ice



My girls big and small all had a lovely "girls only" last weekend. We all had such a great time.... We plan to do the same next year... shhh dont tell the boys lol


With some encouragement from a small facebook group I jumped on the Fancy Forest stitch along. This quilt was going to be my major years project lol... Even as I'm writing this I'm laughing...I cant make only one thing hehehehehe... 


I love the way Elizabeth Hartman has written her pattern, so clear and organised. I have a hedgehog and a thistle all cut out, waiting to be sewn today....maybe....
its our annual Christmas in July Trivia Night this weekend, which is a major money earner for our little school ( ten pupils)...and with only a few parents involved, there is a lot of work, as we provide a 4 course Christmas dinner and trivia night for approximately 100 people.  

Happy Christmas In July

Sunday, 16 July 2017

A new space. ...

Ohh dear... the joys of blogger... I was about to write a post about my weekend adventures and "woe is me " my last post didnt publish grrr plus I havent really been online checking emails...so I didnt notice..
This was a quick post about my new sewing space......
A few years ago I lost my sewing room to Mr10. alot was packed away and our lounge room was rearranged to cater to my "stuff"....I kept explaining ( complaining) to hubby that I cant achieve anything as everyone used my tables as a dumping ground or were jumping on my puter or changing my chairs to different heights (gas lift)...very annoying....
We do have a 2bdrm cottage not too far from our house which used to be a B&B when I bought years ago...but we use it now for family and friends when visiting...so I didnt think I could be creative in that space lol


One day hubby rang me and said he had a found a caravan which had been gutted and he suggested we buy it for my new space....Hubby re did the walls, painted, laid a new floor, installed fluro lights and built me a huge work table at one end and boxed the other end for storage....
So ta da.... Im in...I couldnt wait for him to replace the windows...the caravan slat windows will be replaced by nice big windows......I moved in just before the school holidays so have only had a few hours here n there to play....the kidlets all go back to school in 2 days!! Hehehehe

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Sydney Quilt show 2017

What a great day! On Friday I met up with Sonia and explored the show...we caught up with a lot of friends throughout the day.


We ended the day with a few gin and tonics and enjoyed a lovely dinner at Cyrens Darling Harbour with Sonia, Chooky, Fairygirl, Lynda and Julie ( Chooky took a group shot which I will steal later). The Cassillis girls joined us for a quick gin and tonic (blame Lea)  before they headed off to dinner. Was lovely catching up with you all! 


Started a new kit from Sarah Fielke whilst having a rest by the water before tackling the last hour of the show


We looked everywhere for this gorgeous mini by Susan of Thimblestitch, it was soo small. I forgot she used 1/4 hexis. Congrats on your place.


You know who the this is?????  the creative works of Rachel from Blue Mountain Daisy.



I joined the many people touching the black to see if it was one quilt lol shhh no touching lol. It was three quilts...just gorgeous!!! Congrats Rachel!!


Ok I did buy a few kits from Annis...



And many things from Sarah Fielke...the Alice fabric was from Verandah...I bought it to make my centre on Sarahs BOM Down the Rabbit Hole....


I am using my new apple pincushion in Sarahs new range Word Play... I also bought some reproduction fabric from Cherry Pie Designs, always nice to see Carol....

I have been embroidering my new stitchery each night...but today I need to move into my new sewing space as its ready...yay!!!! I see a major destash coming in the next few weeks...

A big thank you to Miss Sonia for a lovely relaxing day out!!!