Wednesday, 20 August 2014


 Preparation for hand piecing is a rather slow process considering I usually need to convert the instructions into determining the correct measurements and making templates. Once the fabric pieces are traced and cut the fun begins. This Civil War quilt is the largest "little" quilt I have made and finally I can see it coming together.

I am about to embark on a needle turning adventure with this stitchery block I completed.

The next stitchery is half done.

Now I am itching to make some projects from Primitive Quilts magazine that I recently subscribed to. I also bought my first crochet magazine which has heaps of lovely projects in it with instructions on various crochet stitches. So, it looks like some more crocheting will be happening soon.

I have read 3 books this month. 2 light reads and one biographical book. I have always had a fascination to learn more about Margaret Brown aka Molly Brown. What an incredible woman!
Well, I'm off to get some stitching done. Angel Blessings to you all.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014


Despite my blogging problems I am finding my way around them until I can resolve the problems when I have the time and energy to see the computer doctor. I hope you don't mind me emailing you blog comments as I still like to participate in blog land when I can. A beautiful person brightened my week when I received all these lovely goodies.

I won all these handmade lovelies from the sweetest person who has been on an awful emotional roller coaster the past few months and endured one of life's most terrible things. I was astounded that Kerrie took the time to send me this most wonderful parcel. Thankyou so much my dear sweet bloggy friend. Angel hugs especially for you. The scarf is so pretty and warm, the brooch is amazing and the fat 1/4s, ric rac and buttons will be put to good use.


My little hand pieced and hand quilted Civil War quilt with the label I designed for it.

 The Lynette Anderson cushion. Alas, try as I might, I couldn't cut the stitched blocks so that the running stitch outline would end up straight when pieced. Grrrrrr.
Now that some things are finished I have started another stitchery. This is the Japanese version of Rosalie Quinlan's Simply Blessed BOM block #2.
So, with much frustration about not being a reply blogger or able to leave blog comments I am still plodding along with the eternal hope of being able to rejoin the blogging community properly again soon.
Angel Blessings to you all.