Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Here is the beautiful wall hanging I received from Marcia in Chookyblue's SSCS. I love it.

The Christmas angel has pigtails made from embroidery thread with little red bows and a real jewel around her neck.

Thankyou to Marcia and also to Chookyblue who has done a fantanastic job organising us all.


I have been having trouble finding my photos,but have worked it out.This is a ruler case I made for Peg for a Christmas gift. She loves dogs and I found this pattern and thought it was perfect. It is also one of the black and white challenge things for 2009.

Black and White

This is a full view of the ruler case. I have got to work out how to get more than one photo per post.

Monday, December 15, 2008

More Christmas stuff

This is a quilt I made, I was given the kit by my son and his family for Christmas a couple of years ago. It is called past times. The cushion I received at our Christmas party last year, it is made by Ros, who has since moved away, so I treasure it.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

More Christmas Makings

I went to folk art classes for a while and made a few things that can be displayed. My artistic ability is limited, but I did enjoy it.

This is my cyber-stitching Santa.

Another folk art piece. I am flying to Sydney this afternoon to pick up Elliott who is coming to Narromine for a holiday. He starts school in January .

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Makings

As I am still making gifts I cannot reveal I thought you may like to see some of the Christmas things I have made and decorate my home with.The tree is shaggy.

Have a merry Christmas.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Peg, (Happy in Quilting) and I, have started with a personal trainer(Princess Martha). This is my equipment. I have some aching muscles, but I am sure I will be feeling great soon. Look out 2009, trim, taut and terrific!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Here are the two I spy quilts I have made for my two youngest grand sons. Elliott is 5 and his cousin Tommy is 2. I am flying to Sydney on Wednesday to pick up Elliott who is coming to spend a holiday with me until Christmas.

I also finsihed them each a Christmas wall hanging.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Secret Things

I have been unable to post anything on the blog because everything I have made lately has had to be kept a secret. This wall hanging I made for Peg's birthday.

It consists of a wall hanging and various stitcheries that hang on it attached by velcro.

You just change the saying to suit your mood.

It was great fun to make...

and I know Peg Likes it.

I have also made my SSS gift, I have heard that my partner has received it. The Club Quilt Christmas gift swap and my Club Quilt paper bag swap strip, none of which I can show you until after the event.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Block of the month

This is block number 5 of my BOM quilt.

Club Quilt Sunday

We had our usual sewing day today. I finished off this table topper, it is made with the Snow blooms range of fabrics. I now have to quilt it .

Santa Panel

This is one of two panels that I am making into a Christmas wall hanging for my 2 youngest grand sons.

I have quilted around the Santas. I think they are cute.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Stitcher Angel Swap

Look what I received in the mail today, all the way from Gouda (where they make the cheese) in the Netherlands from Marleen.A wall hanging pattern featuring cats, some Japanese fabric a reel of verigated thread and some felt flowers.

A delightful pin cushion, needle case and a purse with compartments for keeping special treasures in.

Marleen has put packets of buttons in the pockets, I shall find other trinkets to go in them. Thankyou to Marleen for these beautiful gifts. I shall treasure them. Also thankyou to Helen for all her organising.

I Spy quilts continued

This is my first I spy quilt finished.

I quilted around the animals and birds.

We had a Club Quilt sewing day on Sunday and I completed the 2nd I spy quilt top.I hope to get it quilted and finished this week-end.

A close up of two of the fabrics I used.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Santa meets his fete

My friend Kerry has a daughter who teaches at a small school . The school is holding a fete this weekend so I made ten of these Christmas tree decorations for her to sell at the fete. They are really easy to make, its all done with vlisofix or heat and bond.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A gift

A couple of months ago I sent a magazine with the Ginger fizz pattern to Coralee, yesterday I received a parcel and inside were the magazine and this lovely note book. Coralee has covered the book and it is stunning. Thankyou so much for your thoughtfulness, it is really appreciated.


Here are two more stitcheries I have managed to do.

Monday, October 20, 2008

A return to work

These stitcheries are being done for a Christmas project.

I have been in full time retirement for over 12 months from a great office job at our local Ford dealership, Robert Handsakers.The office girl gave her notice suddenly so I have been asked to fill in till they can organise a replacement.I am enjoying being back at work, it is only for a few weeks . Think what I can buy with my earnings!!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I Spy

I have been in Sydney visiting my grandsons. It was quilting on Sunday and I put together this I spy quilt for the youngest gs Tommy who is 2.

This is my favourite fabric.

This one as well. I am making another quilt the same for my 5 year old gs Elliott.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

BOM block4

This is the fourth block of the Peace on earth BOM. Can't wait for the next one.

Shaggy Fresh Squeezed

I made this quilt at the retreat we had at Carol's last weekend.

This is the back of the quilt.

My free hand quilting on each block.

Scrappy Stars finished

I am really pleased with the end result of my scrappy stars.

I stippled the quilt with quite large stippling.

The back.