Saturday, 24 September 2016


Baby projects seem to be foremost in my sewing schedule these days. Today I made 6 bibs.

 During the week I finished another Lucy Boston block and now only have one to do before I can piece the quilt with the filler blocks.
Remember the cat table runner I made recently? I am now making 4 hexie coasters to match .
I stitched the blocks for a" Once Upon A Time" quilt about 3 years ago and bought a jelly roll for the sashings . I decided to get it out today so I could plan piecing it together but upon measuring a few of the blocks I have found that they are lacking in accuracy. Not happy! I now have to work out how to resize everything so that it pieces together properly and it hurts my brain. Hence, it is now sitting on the sewing table with the note pad ready to start doing mathematical equations. With an eighth of an inch here and a quarter of an inch there it is proving to be a pain. I also discovered that I had not done one of the stitchery blocks so I shall be stitching that this week.
Angel Blessings

Tuesday, 20 September 2016


They , (whoever "they" are) , say that some progress is better than none and I rather love that quote at the moment.  Quiet achievement  has been happening in my sewing room this past week.

                                                  I put borders on my December mini .

This little Christmas table mat is now awaiting some backing fabric which I need to find.
I have been busy crocheting a ripple baby blanket for my expected grandbaby.
I also managed to read another book! Yey!
I hope you have managed to have some cherished sewing time too.
Angel Blessings.

Sunday, 11 September 2016


I have had quite a creative weekend. It wasn't a marathon or an endurance challenge, just an hour or 2 here and there. I really surprised myself as to how much I achieved. This afternoon I completed 6 burp cloths for my grand baby due in February.


I found these flannel fabrics and coordinating cotton fabrics at Spotlight last week. to make some bibs. I haven't started them yet but we shall see what this week brings.

I cut the background fabric and all the applique pieces for the crib quilt. Here is the moon I have started appliqueing . The tree and the hill go on next. Silly me did not realise that I have up to 4 layers to hand applique in some areas! Wo!
This table runner has been planned for a while. Woohooo! I finally made it. Unfortunately, I have issues with these runners not laying smoothly for some reason. Ah well! They are just for me.
Last week I completed the November and December stitcheries to make into minis.
I am doing the happy dance very gently and hope that my creativity mojo stays with me for a while.
Angel Blessings.

Monday, 5 September 2016


Last Friday was one of my quilting group's Mystery Bus Tour. We left at 8.00am and didn't get back until around 6-40pm. Whew! It was a very long day but well worth the effort. This is what the committee had made for us and filled with chocolate, mags, dry biscuits, sweet biscuits and a bottle of water.

Where did we go?

First stop was Ballan and we stopped at the lovely Melrose Cottage. I bought  some fabrics and  a Cottage Garden thread. We were a bit disappointed that the cafe wouldn't make us some sandwiches to take away at 11.30am. They said we had to wait until lunchtime but our bus was leaving before then. 
After that we headed off to Ballarat. I love Ballarat , although it is a bit cold for me. I actually have several relatives in both the cemeteries but didn't call in on them this time. After a stop for morning tea we went to Gail's Patchwork Emporium which has been rebuilt after the fire a few years ago. It is a lovely place and I found the 3rd book of Civil War quilts that I wanted and a lovely owl fabric.
I bought the above coordinating fabrics to match the owls at Eureka Patchwork in Ballarat. 
I also found some spotty fabrics for the cupcake BOM I am still working on from a couple of years ago. You can't rush these things!
We stopped at another couple of shops  so these are all inclusive.
I bought 2 books I wanted and a companion pack of EPP papers to go with The New Hexagon book. I figure I can start making the hexies whenever I like this way. No searching around for the various papers.
Mum bought some novelty fabric and gave it to me to make something for my grandchild due in February. I also bought another one of Rosalie Q's BOM "Best Friends Forever" patterns to add to the ones I have already stitched.
I haven't been doing a lot of stitching lately but I started another Lucy Boston block. Gee, did this fussy cutting drive me nuts! I tried about 4 times to match the centres up to no avail. I unpicked a couple twice but after that I decided not to worry as the fabric would become a bit thread bare. In the end, one ended up slightly askew but it will just have to stay that way.
Another stitchery in progress for my November mini.
Thanks for wading through all the pics. I am now going back to my stitching.
Angel Blessings.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

O.P.A.M ( Nearly forgot!)

                       Any wonder I nearly forgot...I only have 2 projects completed this month.

                                                               1 Sashiko table runner.

Only 1 burp cloth. I have 5 more ready to make but haven't had the time or energy.
That's it for August. I went on a Mystery Bus Trip yesterday so I shall be posting again in the next day or 2.
Angel Blessings