Sunday, 19 March 2017


Thanks Wendy for organising Friday friend came and joined me and I continued on with my hexies.

I'm still deciding on how best to use them on this block...maybe something like this...

Throughout the week I worked on a couple of blocks which I've been putting off for at least 12 months (I actually sat at the machine!!!!) I surprised myself by enjoying the process...

This morning I started tidying up my sewing room and found some Christmas place mats which were sooo close to being finished...just needed backing and quilting.  While I was still feeling positive about my sewing machine I completed these...

...and found these...

...for another day!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

EEP preparation

This is the first time I've joined the party and don't really have a lot to show...

I've been working on my Gossip in the Garden quilt so put together this little star.

It doesn't look much does it...but if you've joined in this link I have faith that you know just how much time goes into the smallest of projects!!!

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Friday night....

I've been powering through some needleturn blocks for my Gossip in the Garden quilt
(by my standards anyway!)...although it took me the whole night to complete this little cup cake.

I'm intending to 'frame' this with some hexies which are ready to go...

I'm using these as a bit of a break from needleturn too...there is so much more to go.

Here are some of the other blocks I worked on last week.

Thanks for the sew-in Cheryll...sorry about the late post...I've been sick in bed after a big weekend with family in Sydney. I'm off to check out what everyone else got up to.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Make Friday night a big one!

Cheryll is kindly hosting Friday night with friends this Friday (3rd March)...why don't you join us? Just copy the following link and sign up...  I'm having a friend over and we'll share something yummy while we stitch. I love checking everyone's progress over the weekend too!

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Friday Night Sew-In

After the extreme temperature of last weekend I finally got some sewing out (really do need an air conditioner if I want to sew in summer!). Wendy's Friday Night Sew-In  also provided the motivation I needed to get back into it  all...

So out came the Gossip in the Garden quilt ('s what you'd call a long, term project ha ha..) and I have to admit I'm feeling very motivated, so I'd better act on it.  I seem to have a lot of panels organised... but they are all missing something!

Don't look too closely...I need some handles for cups, stems for flowers, a few more hexies...the list goes on!

So I picked up a block and reintroduced myself to needle turn applique, which I love doing but it's definitely not quick...and the little circles were challenging.

"Where are the stems?"

And now I'm on to another block...

Thanks Wendy, I really enjoyed the night. Now I'm off to have a look at what everyone else got up to.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Retreat fun

Wow...what a weekend.

Friday night started with show and tell with the wonderful Carol Roberts from Cherry Pie was a great start to what was a fantastic weekend at Debbie Donegan's Everything Country where we worked on  Carol's Chatsworth quilt.

Then it was all hands on deck come Saturday morning with Carol setting a cracking pace! Before we knew it we had fabrics chosen, cut, glued, sewn...and so many new techniques along the way...
We all came back on Sunday with our 'homework' completed (well, not all of us!!!)

...then out came our machines for some flying geese (we flew like we'd never learnt to fly before...)

...and snowballs

...then needlturn (so many ways to choose from!)...

Oh, and between all of this we had some yummy fact we ate all weekend!

Thanks so much to Carol -  such a generous and easy going teacher with so much to share.

And to Debbie who always inspires us, feeds us and...keeps us in line!

Great weekend (my first patchwork retreat ever!)

Sunday, 18 September 2016


Well I had tickets to the Comedy Festival on Friday night so didn't pick up any patchwork but I made up for that on Saturday and Sunday. I joined a 'Stargazers' class on Saturday and caught up with some great friends while comparing our fussy cut stars. I've completed my five stars, chosen the background fabric and have decided in a table runner rather than bed runner.

I pinned it all on this morning so I'm ready to go with the needleturn. I plan to use the original fabric as a border and binding.

Last night I enjoyed a couple of hours of Netflix with my son and spent the time fiddling with some Christmas fabrics and hexies. These will end up as little Christmas hanging ornaments. Thanks again for the virtual sewin...