Saturday, 27 December 2014



After all the stitching, all the decorating, posting and receiving gifts and eating lots of things I shouldn't it is time to take a breath, drink lots of water and relax. I haven't done any stitching for many days now so I best get back to it before I lose my mojo. There were still a few freebie designs popping up but they can wait for next Christmas. Next year is exciting because I have joined a birthday club and another swap . I just hope I can keep up with it all.

Before I get on with it I need to show you a most beautiful little angel I received all the way from Norway. Hanne  has a lovely blog and I always enjoy seeing all her beautiful projects.

On Christmas Eve I opened Barb's pressie.  As Barb hasn't been to my place for quite a while I think she as taken note of my blog posts in the past because this beautiful cross stitch and frame are so perfect for my family room.  My furniture is a bit French so voila!

It came with the cutest little wooden owl which is hanging up next to a cornucopia Barb made me a few Christmases ago.
I have made some progress on one of my little Civil War quilts.
And I have started another one. So that is 3 tops I will most likely have completed at the same time. I so love hand piecing but need some variety heheheh.
I do hope you are taking the time to relax after the busy season. I don't know about you but I plan to stitch , stitch, stitch.
Angel Blessings.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014


I never used to bother about Christmas decorations once the children became teens and then adults. However, since I became an avid stitcher, patchworker and quilter I found that I rather like red and white and the many Christmas patterns created by our very own talented Australian designers. Unfortunately, I failed to complete the Wish Quilt which was a freebie from Red Brolly a couple of years ago. All the blocks are finished but I still haven't made all those checker board sashings. I also haven't made the beautiful freebies from Red Brolly this year. But, here are little pillows I made last year. This  very easy tablerunner was made using Lynette Anderson's fabrics and the little round candle holder was a gift from Barb one year.

 This table mat/wallhanging is a Rosalie Quinlan design and I have stitched the pair to it but haven't yet completed the piecing. It is now in my finishing drawer to be done soon. The Santa was a gift from a lady who was in one of my patchwork groups and passed away earlier this year at the age of 92. Such a lovely way to remember dear Lesley.

This candle mat and little quilt are both Gail Pan designs and the angel was a gift from lovely Cheryll.
This is the Fig 'N' Berry wallhanging I completed a while ago .
I made 4 of these Sashiko stars. So quick and easy.
There are a few other things hanging up around the  house including my favourite wallhanging quilt which was a free BOM of Gail Pan's many years ago and a few cherished handmade gifts from friends. I haven't taken pics this year.
My daughter popped around this afternoon asking for some passionfruit but the vine has no fruit. It does have these beautiful flowers though. I wish I could stitch it.
Once again, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
Angel Blessings.

Thursday, 18 December 2014


Have you all completed your Christmas stitching?  Believe it or not I am still steadily stitching the hours away completing some Christmas decos.  I had a few days where I couldn't stitch no thanks to my FMS ( Fibromyalgia) playing up rather badly and a night in emergency at my local hospital as a result of side effects from the pain killers I was taking. Grrrrrrrr. So, this afternoon I completed the last of 3 pressies for my great nieces and one of my great nephews. I made little dilly bags with their initial appliqued on the front and a gift inside. Originally I had intended to make the girls little handbags and the boy a wallet with pockets in it to put his matchbox cars in. Alas, I could not find any patterns in time so I decided to wing it and make some dilly bags instead. Even that was trial and error !

One of the things that went inside the bags were these. I cannot take credit for them, they were made by a friend. Great idea huh?
I posted small pressies to some lovely bloggy friends.
After much ado trying to find some wheat and discovering the smallest bag I could buy was 5kg, I made 3 wheat bags for my beauty therapist as a gift. ( I think I will be making a lot more or giving the wheat to my daughter's chooks! )
These little items were in one of those pressies but I cannot say who they were for until they have received them.
And this was posted today to..............
Sorry about so many photos, I got all excited hehehehe.  Now that I have finished all the gifts I can focus on finishing those decos  so I can put all my Christmas things on display this weekend.
Many thanks for all your lovely comments and friendship this year. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year with an abundance of all good things. I may post again before Christmas Day depending on other commitments and my health status.
Many Angel Blessings.

Thursday, 4 December 2014


Want to see what I made at the Day of Play?  Some gift tags......


                                                                   Stencilled calico....

Painted and stamped fabric......
And painted and stamped frame, box and little stars.
Ofcourse, I had to buy some more patterns. I looove Fig 'n' Berry.
Not to mention some Theodora Cleave buttons. Sooooo beautiful.
The gorgeous Shez presented me with these lovely goodies. Thanks so much Shez, I shall certainly have fun sorting through all the yummy buttons and getting ready to stitch the patterns. 
AND  this parcel arrived from lovely Barb in plenty of time for Christmas. I promise I won't open it until Christmas Eve. Can't wait for Christmas Day hehehehe.
The last few days I lost my stitching mojo as I have not been well but I got back into it today.
Gail's designs always cheer me. This is the 2nd time I have stitched this particular one. Gail has a lovely free Christmas design for you to print up and start stitching. Just pop over here to get it.
Sorry this post has so many pics, I got excited. Thanks for stopping by.
Angel Blessings.