Friday, 27 June 2014


Are you all enjoying winter? It is a great time of year to stitch away the days and nights, snuggled up with the cat and a cuppa. Hubby doesn't mind some attention now and then too although I might drop a stitch. Dilemma! I started this quilt -as- you- go hexie table mat on the retreat last weekend and finished it a couple of days ago. I hadn't considered quilting it but am now thinking it will need it if it is to be washed a few times. On the other hand, if the batting bunches up in each individual hexie it may just give it a puffy look. Question.... do you think it will be okay not to quilt it? Do you think it would be best quilted? I am a hand quilter, so if I do quilt it I then have the next question. HOW?

I finished the 3rd last Crazy Cat block. The other 2 shall be completed soon. Wooohooo!

Another Christmas stitchery is in my hoop. This is the 4th one I have done of this particular design to make into pressies.

On the way to San Remo for the retreat last weekend, we stopped at a few shops along the way. One shop had heaps of 1800s repros so I bought some to add to my every growing collection.

These are the books I read last month. I can highly recommend Kate Morton's books. This is her 4th book, great to see another successful Aussie writer. The other fiction author is new to me but I did enjoy it. Ofcourse, I love any bios about womens' role in war.


I am due to send my 12" mini to someone who remains a secret. Unfortunately it won't be posted until next week as it is still being finished. Here is a peek.

BUT, I have already received mine from Peg. She has sooooooo spoiled me! Thankyou so very very much Peg.

IT is a gorgeous Anni Downs design. I think Peg knows I like her patterns.

                                          What was in that box? A CAFE !!!!

Sorry about all the pics on this post. That's what happens when I don't update for so long.
Thanks so much for stopping by again. Keep warm and snug. Angel Blessings to you all. 


  1. Hi Ondrea i love all your work,sorry i am no help with your question,and some lovely buys there and enjoy your trip on sunday my friend.xx

  2. Love all your pleased you liked my bits and would be fantasic hand quiltd...echo the shape...???? xx

  3. You have been a busy stitcher Ondrea! Love the crazy cat ... all the others are delightful as well, but that cat has that 'something':)

  4. Hi Ondrea! I love all the pics, the mini's are both gorgeous & the hexy runner is very lovely...

  5. Wow, all your work is really fantastic.

  6. You have been very busy and everything is gorgeous. Hope to catch up with you soon, big hugs

  7. You got a very lovely mini from Peg !! And I love your crazy cat !!