Monday, 27 July 2015

Christmas in July Gifts

These are the gifts I sent to O'Faigh in the Christmas in July swap, I can post as I know she has received them.

Along with some secret Lindt chocolates, a fat quarter and packet of 2 1/2" squares and  a few other goodies. Thanks to Cheryl for organising

The bag is adapted from a Janelle Wind pattern but I replaced the stitchery in it with some fabrics from a French General jelly roll as I know O'Faigh is not so keen on stitcheries.
The decoration is adapted from a Marg Low pattern, I used my acrylic circle templates to fit the size of the wooden button.
The stocking is an Anni Downs pattern.
They were fun making although I was time poor for a while and worried that I might not get them finished in time to post.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

The photo has appeared!

Not sure how I have managed to upload this photo successfully and the others are stuck on my ipad.
The bag was a workshop I did in May at the Stitching Studio. Challenging and exhausting with lots of new techniques. I bought extra fabrics so that I could make a needlecase and maybe a project folder. I think it will suit a pattern I bought today at the Craft and Quilt Fair.
The project folder was a kit from Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches - a stitching day at the Novotel and has been waiting for some time to be finished.
The Christmas Elf is a Gail Pan pattern from another stitching day. Her design was a cushion, I chose to stitch in bright Christmas thread and have put it on a canvas.
Hubby is going to load software on my laptop so I can store my photos there. Soon no stopping me!!! Especially as I have charged up the battery on my phone!
Have a great weekend

Friday, 24 July 2015

Don't fall over- I am writing today

All set to blog today, have been encouraged by Mel and my naughty friend Jo Butterfield. Have been outside and taken some photos but I carny remember how to add them!!! Please help girls! Can't understand my daughter's instructions and the photos I have taken on my iPad
Looking forward to NOTY retreat next weekend, Mel and Chris will be joining me checking out the patchwork shops on the way and meeting new people

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Works in Progress

Not many finishes since I last blogged due to work and home commitments
I had a great time at a recent stitching day with Gail Pan and Ramona Hermans. I have completed the stitcheries for two of their projects and hope to put them together this week. I completed a gorgeous bag at another full day workshop. Exhausting and lots of new techniques, photo to come this week. I also finished a Gail Pan bag for a bloggers swap. The annual Geelong Quilt In was a great day and fun time catching up with friends.
My puppy arrives next week, if I do not want my threads and stitching to be chewed up, I am going to have to learn to be a tad tidier!

Sunday, 29 March 2015

I have been slack

Did not realise till Mel asked me for my blog name that it has been so long since I posted! To be remedied over Easter as will have two months of OPAM to show! I have gone back to work so less time for stitching now.bgreat day yesterday with Gail Pan and Ramona Hermann and gorgeous projects to stitch Lots of laughter, shopping but not much stitching !

Thursday, 5 February 2015


SsA bit late to post this but have been waiting for my daughter's help (she is busy with work!)
Ten finishes for Jan:
Five Jolly Jangles Christmas decorations (two shown in earlier post), two Christmas mini cushions and a cute small Christmas wall hanging. All for the present box 

Snug as a Bug in a Rug stitchery and matching Baby Bug rattle by The gorgeous Melly of Melly and Me 

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Friday Night Sew In

Joined all you lovely ladies on Fri night while watching the tennis. Managed to finish two Christmas decorations for two girlfriends as I didn't catch up with them pre Christmas. I have used this pattern before but this time was much easier as I used my new circle templates (Christmas gift) and checked out Shez's tutorial. Thanks for sharing With us Shez
Sorry about the sideways look..... I am still getting used to this technology!,,,
Hope you are all enjoying the long weekend 

Friday, 16 January 2015

Up and running!

At last! My daughter has come to help me set this up!

Goals for the year:
  • For each new project I will attempt to complete an UFO
  • Use the stash instead of buying any more fat quarters!
  • Start a journal of my projects with photo when finished.
This year I will be doing Rosie Quinlan's monthly stitching class at Patchwork with Gail B and have also signed up for United Stitches BOM which I am doing with my daughter. We will be swapping our stitcheries.