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. 

Saturday, 7 July 2012


A warm hello to you all. It is certainly a real winter here at the moment. Just perfect for stitching , knitting and crocheting. I have managed to complete a few things since my last post. Last week I was asked to make some more bibs for one of my great nieces as they are the only ones that seem to fit her properly.  So, I got to work as soon as I could find all the bits and pieces I needed amongst all the chaos in my sewing room. I made 4.

Then, onto completing my cat's quilt. I just need to design and stitch a label to the back. Before you go oo and ahhh, NO, it is not my quilting expertise. I have none! One of the girls from my patchwork group did it for me. She does a fantastic job.

Henrietta Whiskers is on her way to completion!!! Yey!!!! I have pieced all the blocks together and am rather pleased with how it is looking so far. I just need to decide what fabrics to use for the inner and outer borders then I can applique the rest of the crows and stars onto the border. Ofcourse, once it is basted and quilted it still needs buttons sewn on various places before it is finished properly.

I have also finished the crocheted knee rug for charity.

 Yesterday I received the next blocks and fabrics from Sue Daley's Block to Block. Guess what I am washing today?

Well, that's all for now folks. Thanks for taking the time to visit . I am off to wash fabrics, knit for penguins and finish another quilt top. Maybe the next post will be flowers and penguins hehehehe.

Angel blessings to you all.