Sunday, 29 July 2012


I have been busy trying to get Henrietta Whiskers finished and have finally put the borders, cornerstones and border appliques on ready for hand stitching. Here she is...

Meanwhile I also completed knitting 4 jumpers for penguins which are now packaged up ready to post to Cowes.

And I am about 1/3rd way through crocheting another rug for charity.

Yesterday I had a wonderful time at the Melbourne craft fair at Jeff's Shed with my patchwork group. I bought some more 1800's repro fabrics to add to my growing collection. They are only fat 1/8ths and 30cm lengths but I don't need much for the small blocks I am making.

I also bought some more preprinted Sashiko things. I couldn't resist the owls and I love the lighter coloured fabric to make a table runner with. The small Christmas kit is one of Marg Low's .

Recently I purchased some more books. I couldn't resist another Civil War quilting book.

A while ago I bought and read the first of Marie Bostwicks Cobblestone Court series which is a series of novels about women and quitling. I loved this book so I bought the other 3 in the series which are now on my bookshelf waiting for me to read.  I also bought another Jennifer Chiaverinni book "The Union Quilters" but forgot to take a photo of it.

 Do you like reading novels about patchwork and quilting?  Another series I like is by Debbie Macomber about a group of women who knit.   I find all these books to be good light reads and very inspiratonal.

Angel blessings to you all. 


  1. Those penguin jackets are soooo cute. Looking forward to seeing that fabric made up and some good shopping at the craft fair.

  2. Wow Ondrea, HW is looking great. I love the colours you have chosen:)
    Pretty fabric, delightful penguin jackets, and interesting other purchases. You have done yourself proud!

  3. Thanks for sharing, wow you have been busy. Just love the fabrics and also the penguin jackets.

  4. Nice Ondrea I wondered who had done the H. Whiskers ..I had no time to do it . Yours looks wonderful! Knitting and crocheting is lovely too.

  5. you had a great shopping bag full of goodies! wonderful choices. Thanks for sharing your projects too. Lovely work.