Saturday, 6 August 2016


Today was Quilt In day that my quilt group hosted . It was open for everyone , tickets bought in advance or bought at the door for a little more $$$. We had 2 guest speakers, heaps of shops displaying their fabric wares and a coffee van as well as plenty of morning and afternoon tea. The delightful Karen aka "Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop" was there and I visited her twice to purchase things.
Want to see what I bought?

Primitive Quilts magazine, some yummy harvest tone wool felt, ( I want to stitch pumpkins), and  a lovely hexie Christmas pattern .

Then I meandered over to another stall and saw this kit marked 20% off. ( sorry about the flash!).
Of course , I just had to buy this gorgeous button. And found this cute fat 1/4 to make a few burp cloths with.
Have you noticed a bit of a theme here?
On the way home I stopped at the newsagency and found the latest Simply Vintage mag. What's a girl to do?
I finished reading another lovely book a couple of weeks ago and my mum borrowed it before I could take a pic back then. " The Last Pearl" is the 3rd Leah Fleming book I have read and I really enjoy them. Now I am seeking out more of hers.
So, back to the theme. Cot quilt, burp cloths......I am now officially allowed to tell people and I am bursting! My eldest daughter, Renae ,and her hubby are expecting their first child in February!!!!! I'M GOING TO BE A GRANDMA!!!!! She is only 12 weeks and I hope I haven't jinxed anything but she did say that the news is out. So, you can imagine how my creative grandma juices are flowing looking for novelty fabrics etc. I feel truly blessed and I have been looking forward to this for soooooo long.
Thanks for taking time to look at my lengthy post   .
Angel Blessings


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Woo hoo!! Wonderful news for your family!! That explains some of your purchases then!!! Great collection of goodies you have!! Love those Simply Vintage magazines! They are always full of goodies to make or just look at!!!

  2. Congratulations on your wonderful news!
    Lovely baby kit purchase and woolly felt too.
    Sounds like you have some serious baby sewing in your future.

  3. WOW what wonderful news. Happy grandma sewing. The ideas and novelty fabrics are endless. Enjoy.

  4. Omg what wonderful exciting news.....

  5. Hi Ondrea wow what awesome news I am so excited for you,grandma .
    Lovely buying my friend ,hope you have a lovely evening xx

  6. oh congrats to you! how fun to have a new grand baby to sew for!

  7. Congrats to a very happy grandma. Looks like a great sit in !!

  8. MMMmm I did wonder if there was some happy baby news hiding in the wings....congratulations on becoming a 1st time grandma!!! Will get onto your pattern request so you can start something special for the new arrival :) Barb.

  9. Hi Ondrea
    Oh wow this is blessed news indeed... WOO HOO! I love a lengthy post with this kind of news in it!