Tuesday, December 28, 2010

SSCS Surprise

This is the lovely table runner I have received from Deb theangelandthepukeko all the way from New Zealand. Thanks Deb I love it.
I also got a notepad and some candles, every thing is greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wall Hangings

I have made these table runners for my DILs.

I have also made two of these Santa wall hangings, one for each family.
Wishing all you bloggers a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Club Quilt Christmas Party

This is the lovely gift I received at the Christmas party. It was made by Leanne, a Santa sack for all my Christmas goodies. I love it.
A close up of the applique and inside two beautiful bottle covers with contents!! Thanks Leanne.

Club Quilt Christmas Party

We held the Christmas party last Thursday. If we want to we can make a gift to take and swap with someone. This is what I made, a sewing companion.
Showing the front and back.

The Inside. I also made a table runner. I always enjoy making special gifts.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Here is my SSCS gift waiting for Christmas day. Can't wait to open it. It was sent by Deb from New Zealand. Thanks heaps Deb.
This is the Christmas decoration that I have received from Deb in New Zealand as part of my SSCS organsied by Chookyblue. I love it thankyou Deb theangelandthepukeko.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Gardeners Journal

Here is my version of Gardeners Journal. I even mitred the corners of the border. Now to quilt it.

Final Block

Here is my final block for Gardeners Journal. Hoorah!!!

Birthday Weekend

We had a great weekend, here is the birthday boy and his Labrador, he told me he had a Labradoodle but when I asked him why he said he thought a girl Labrador was a Labradoodle! He loved the quilt.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Elliot's Quilt

I had a wonderful weekend at a retreat at the Cottage on the Hill. I have a grandson who will be 7 at the beginning of September and all he wants for his birthday is a dog, so I decided to make him a doggy quilt. The fabrics were all from the Cottage on the Hill, the dog pattern is by Disa Designs and Peg worked out the placement of the blocks.
I can't choose which dog I like best.

Here is the finished result, with his name and puppy paw prints all around the border. I am sure he will love it. He phoned last night, very excited, he was given an early birthday present a labradoodle puppy. We are visiting next weekend so can't wait to see it. And finally I have a finish for August.

Still more GJ

This is block H the second last block. Only one to go.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

GJ Stitchalong Continues

This is block F. Not many more to go.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Block E, I've really got a roll on.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Gardeners Journal

I have been busy in August making sure I don't fall behindwith the stichalong organised by Chookyblue. This is block D.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Carols Retreat

We had a wonderful retreat at Carols farm, lots of food, laughter and sewing. This is what I put together, it is a kit I bought from Kerry at the Cottage on the Hill awhile ago. It is called Irish Cream and I am very happy with it.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Gardeners Journal July

Managed to finish my July GJ for the SAL today.Now to press on with August.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Gardeners Journal June

I've finally caught up by finishing my block for June.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Hunter Valley Gardens

We visited the Hunter Valley Gardens which are pretty spectacular.
How about these running wild in the garden?

It would be worth another visit in Spring. A wonderful place to visit.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Trip to the Hunter Valley

We went to the Hunter Valley to play golf for five days. This is where we stayed, nice accomodation.
This was the view from our front door.

The weather wasn't great but we managed to play golf everyday. The courses are really good in this part of the world.My golf game was quite good too, which is always an unexpected bonus

Monday, June 14, 2010

Another Birthday

It was my birthday today and being in a fat quarter birthday swap means I received all of these lovely little parcels.
And here they are unwrapped. Thanks girls for all the beautiful fabric. NOW WHAT SHALL I MAKE?

Monday, June 7, 2010


I was lucky to be invited to a retreat in very rural NSW. This is where we stayed. We had a great weekend with lots of talking, fun, eating and sewing. Great weekend girls I had a wonderful time. And this is who was there.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Peg has organised Get your Mojo back for Club Quilt members and has a lucky draw for anyone who has completed projects during the month. I was lucky enough to win a rotary cutter case, made by Peg and some lovely pins. Thanks Peg.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Shaggy Quilt

I sewed the blocks for this quilt at Ridgecrest. When golf was cancelled on Saturday due to rain, I finished it off. It has a shaggy side and a smooth side. The fabric is at waters edge.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Whilst we were on our retreat Cath and Karrie asked if I could teach them to crochet. I was a bit rusty so came home and practiced and made this doily. I have promised them lessons when they can fit it ib.

Room with a view

This is what we over looked whilst we sewed. The photo doesn't do it justice.

Ridgecrest Retreat

Club Quilt have an annual retreat to Ridgecrest which over looks Burrendong Dam. Here are Peg, Kath and myself enjoying the view. We always have a great time and thankyou to everyone for making it special, and especially to Peg for organising it .

Paper Bag Swap

This is the bag I received from Loris in Dongara WA. Club Quilt and Dongara Patchworkers had a swap. We each sent a partner some fabric and bits and pieces, then made an item and sent it back .Loris made me this lovely bag. Thankyou Loris.