Saturday, 20 September 2014


Hmmmm, I seem to be doing a lot of stitching then putting them aside to start another project. Does anyone else have this problem?  I really need to give myself a stern talking to and spend some time actually completing things.  Here are some examples.

                   A hopefully- soon- to- be pincushion from Gail's " Patchwork Loves Embroidery" book.

And a couple of little Christmas stitcheries from Gail's  2014 Christmas book.

There are more than these but I won't  make this post too heavy with pics. Today I started stitching the Christmas project I bought on my Mystery Bus Tour the other week. Getting totally carried away I decided I wanted to knit something  I saw on Cheryll's blog.  
 I DID manage to finish needle turning this but need to sew the borders on.
So, it's back to my little Civil War quilts tonight. I need to trace and cut some of these new 1800's
reproduction fabrics to use in my latest one.
Clay and I wish you a productive stitching weekend with many Angel Blessings.

Thursday, 11 September 2014


Early this week I was lucky to catch up with Gail Pan again. Gail was the guest speaker at one of my patchwork groups so I was eager to see all her wonderful creations again and buy some more of her fabric line.  Take a wander over to Gail's blog to see what she has been up to. She certainly is a very busy gal!  Look at this wonderful array of loveliness.

Ofcourse, I had to get a pic of us together.
 ( Ooops! A wee bit small but you can click on them to see them better.)
The last couple of weeks have been quite exciting stitching- wise. Last week I went on a mystery bus tour with another of my patchwork groups ,( yes, I am in all 3 down here), and came home with some more goodies. We went to Lilly Patches in Boronia, Gail B's in Bayswater, a beautiful Native Nursery in Mt Evelyn for a scrumptious lunch  enhanced by a glass of champers, followed by a stop at Craft Quarters in KooWeeRup  and the final stop at the Sewing Connection in Pakenham. Whew! A very tiring but worthwhile fun day.
This is a cute little owl I bought at the nursery to add to my collection. He just hooted at me to buy him so what could a girl do?
I found some more repro fabrics, another hanger for my little quilts, some Lynette Anderson ribbons and a Tilda fat 1/4. 
Oh dear! Another Christmas pattern!. For someone who was never really into Christmas, stitching has certainly changed that. I especially love red and white fabrics and projects.
The Cottage Garden Thread colour is" Hugs and Kisses" and I really like working with it.
Even though I am still making the borders of my last little Civil War quilt I decided to start another one. I was itching to cut some more fabrics and then I couldn't resist piecing them so here is the start of my newest one.
 Thanks for stopping by to visit. Angel Blessings.