Monday, 21 May 2012


Hello everyone. Did you guess what my mystery project was? I made a birthday pressie for Vicki. She recently acquired a new pizza oven so I thought I would embellish a couple of tea towels for her.

I have completed 2 more Farmer's Wife blocks. Unfortunately I have had to unpick another one so I shall show that at a later date.

You remember I said that I now have the crochet bug? Well, my hubby's crochet knee rug is almost finished and meanwhile I have crocheted a scarf for myself while on the bus travelling to and from Cobram with my patchwork group on Friday and Saturday. It is really soft and warm.

As I mentioned, I went with my patchwork group to Cobram for the Vic Quilters Autumn gathering on Saturday. As usual, we stopped on the way at a couple of patchwork shops where I bought some more fabrics. We stopped at Gisborne ,  Kyneton , Bendigo and  Rochester. Unfortunately we didn't manage to shop in Bendigo but the lovely lady at Rochester stayed open late for us at 6-00pm  which we greatly appreciated. Here is what I bought at Gisborne and Rochester. Some is for my Farmer's Wife quilt.

Actually, a couple of the fat quarters and the charm squares were from stalls at the gathering.  We had a fantastic time . Their guest speaker was a lovely local woman who is a knitting/wool designer . I caught up with a couple of the ladies from Gigarre who I met last year and met some new people while we stitched. We received a lovely little gift each. Isn't it cute? It contained a very yummy choccie, a key ring with a template on it and a wooden reel of thread. Yey! Wood! You know how I love collecting wooden cotton reels!

Last of all, here is the current block I am handpiecing. It is my first block from Sue Daley's( Patchwork with Busyfingers) " Block To Block ".

Next time I hope to have hubby's rug completed and the last applique of Henrietta Whiskers. Last week I picked up a bed runner and my cat's quilt from my quilter and just need to sew the bindings on. So, maybe some pics of them too.  Now I am off to wash all those lovely fabrics I purchased. Happy stitching and angel blessings to you all.

Thursday, 10 May 2012


How time flies when one actually sits and sews instead of spending time blogging! Hehehehe, well that is my excuse for taking so long between entries. 
Since my last post  I have completed some more things and also embarked on something new. My girlfriend and I  decided to start the new mystery quilt that is in Quilt Mania , Issue 87. I have selected the fabrics for the first block and also fused some of the shapes onto the background fabric ready to hand applique. I have cut out all 23 leaves for the tree but I am not fusing them until I am ready to stitch them on. The original block has a bird in the tree but I am going to put my cat in the tree instead. The 2 houses are to be my girlfiriend's house and mine. My house is blue in reality so it is blue on the applique too. We don't have double storey houses though. There is a dog to be placed looking up the tree and that is to be my girlfiriend's doggie and she also has a cat which we are putting in somewhere too.  The block is rather bare at the moment but I shall share the photos with you as it progresses.

Meanwhile, I have completed another Henrietta Whiskers block and have nearly finished the last block which I hope to have a photo of soon. I am so looking forward to piecing it together. All the little critters now have their eyes stitched on but the buttons have to wait until the quilt is completed. There are several crows to be appliqued around the borders too.

Today I have started a project which I cannot show much of because it is going to be a gift. Here is a glimpse so far. Can you guess what it is going to be? Another mystery! It involves stitching and applique.

I have finished 3 more Farmer's Wife quilt blocks. I thought I'd have another ready to show you but it has gone awry. Not happy! I need to redo it.

I have caught the crochet bug since I did the edge of that blanket for charity. So, I am now making hubby a crocheted rug in treble. It is half done so here is a pic.

As well as craft I also love reading . I have just finished reading 2 biographies , one which was loaned to me and another I found on one of my daughter's bookshelves left behind.

Thank you so much for stopping by . I hope to "see" you again soon. Angel blessings.