Monday, 19 November 2012


Whew! What a fabulous weekend I have just had! It was my patchwork group's annual retreat, this time at Ballarat. I love Ballarat but didn't really have time to play tourist as it was mainly devoted to stitching, ofcourse.  We had so much fun and on the way up there we stopped at 3 patchwork shops, then on the return trip we visited  Mill Rose Quilting and Gallery which is absolute fabric heaven.

These were my purchases over the weekend. Lots of red and white fabrics to go in my Wish Quilt.

I also bought these 3. The spotty turquoise and brown one is to go in the Cataliscious quilt with my turquoise and brown stitcheries of Brutus, for those of you who remember them, The cat one, well I simply couldn't resist . And the other blue and brown paisley one is to go into my more traditional style quilts. 

Just as the bus was leaving to head off on our trek a little parcel was handed down the line to me from  one of our lovely ladies, Lyn.  She has recently returned from a cruise and she remembered that I collect thimbles. Isn't she an absolute angel? Aren't I spoilt? Thankyou so very very much Lyn.

So, what did I get stitched while I was away? 2 small stitcheries for  Lynette Anderson 's " In Full Bloom" quilt. I thought I would start it at the retreat for something new.

Now that I am home again I  am back to stitching the Rosie Quinlan  Christmas Garland. Look! It is nearly finished!!!!!!

Well, I am off to wash all those yummy fabrics now while the sun is still shining. Thankyou for visiting again. Angel Blessings.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012


Whew! I am finally getting somewhere with my sewing room. The new shelves are full of all the things I wanted to store on them but I have also stashed many other things there that are awaiting a proper home. I am halfway through cleaning up the room and at least I have some working space now .

Now that I have a good working space I decided to spend a few hours stitching together 3 blocks of the Wish Quilt seeing as I have completed most of the appliques and all of the stitcheries.

Sorry, you have to scroll down a fair way to see the other 2 photos as I am having difficulty placing them. Blogger is not cooperating with me.


I also managed to finish the crocheted knee rug for charity.

While tidying up the sewing room I found the hexies made by my forum friends for me  from the hexie swaps I joined for a couple of years. I decided I must get them sewn together and arranged them  ready to stitch.

I have started stitching them together now but I had a few left over.

I think I need to make one more to fll that gap then I shall have a nice hexie table centre piece.

 I shall have a few more things to show you soon . Hopefully, I can work out these dreaded gremlins again.

Many angel blessings.