Monday, 2 September 2013


 I have been having great difficulty trying to update my blog so I apologise for the delay. For some reason the gremlins had returned but I hope they have gone on a long holiday now. So what have I been up to? Stitching ofcourse! Take a look at my first completed hand pieced and hand quilted Civil War doll's quilt. I am so pleased with it.

Now I am in the process of hand quilting the Shoo Fly doll's quilt that I showed you.

I also completed the top of the " T for Temperance" doll's quilt which will be much quicker to hand quilt than the other 2.

I have really enjoyed making these completely by hand. Small quilts seem to be far less daunting than larger ones and they have helped me master some skills. I am already planning my next one which is slightly larger than the others. I guess I willl have to go and find some more Civil War repro fabrics now. Hehehehehe.

Meanwhile ,I have been thinking about Christmas projects and gifts. I managed to make this little mat from Gail Pan's Christmas book.

What happened to my Crazy Cats?  I have been appliquing them and only have 3 left to make with only one awaiting preparation. Woohooo, nearly there!

Here are the cats who have their whiskers and faces on. Although, I may need to sew buttons on for their eyes . I can't really see some of there eyes that I have stitched. What do you think?

I have nearly finished these turtle fabric hexie coasters for my sister in law who requested some quite a while ago. The reason for the delay is that I had so much trouble locating suitable turtle fabric. Since I took this photo I have hand quilted them and shall just machine ( yes, machine!!) the edges on rather than hand stitching them.

Just for a break from stitching I have started knitting myself a top from some lovely 100% cotton yarn. Mine shall be a bit longer than on the pattern and this colour is rather different for me than usual. 

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit me again. Angel Blessings to you all.


  1. I love those crazy cats and the colour that you chosen to knit your top is "yummy". I look forward to seeing it completed.

  2. Ondrea. Your Civil War quilt islovely so is your knitting. As usual your very high work rate and beautiful work. The Shoo Fly is beyond me.

  3. Great work Ondrea. Your output puts me to shame!

  4. Delightful little quilts!!! And I love the cats, so quirky:)
    The knitting is such a pretty colour. You have been a busy girl, well done:)

  5. Love your cats, so cute. Wow, you're really busy - love all your creative work.

  6. Very fun cat blocks! You are so smart to be making Christmas gifts now. LOVE your little doll quilts. They are so sweet, and all the more special hand quilted.
    Thank you for sharing.

  7. Again, you have been so productive