Thursday, July 20, 2017


There has been a little stitching going on while we have been busy partying. I have managed to finish another little stitchery from United Stitches. This is a slow project and is stitched when there isn't anything else on the go.
 I have finally put together the Mother Goose quilt and it is going to the quilters today. I really enjoyed stitching this label for it.
 It was exciting to get Part 7 of Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs last week. Couldn't wait to start it.

 Here are the shirts I appliqued for the big boys. They are really into Ninja Turtles these days.

 Jayne has been so productive and has made all these wonderful projects from Natalie Bird's new book. She told me she is making everything in the book!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The big boys are 5

We have had a few celebrations over the last few weeks as Benny and Sammy turned 5. Very hard to believe those tiny babies are so big now. We celebrated as a family on their actual birthday.

Then yesterday they had a Ninja Turtle party with some friends. It was good fun and they had a very lovely time. I cut out lots of Ninja Turtle masks and their Mum made some great Ninja Turtle games and created turtle shells from foil trays!

Auntie Lyndal iced the cakes (baked by Mummy) and they looked very good and tasted yummy too.

 I made the boys some Ninja Turtle "5" tops! The fabric only came in the post on Friday so they were made in a bit of a rush.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ma comes to visit

We have had a busy week in chilly Canberra. Ma had been on a lovely cruise with her daughter, Janelle, to warm places and then came to very cool Canberra for a visit. It was lovely to see her and especially as it was her birthday and Bruce's too. I didn't get too many photos but Bruce wanted to take some studio shots so we have those and they are lovely. We did enjoy cake, some meals out and lots of time with the little people too.

 I have not had a lot of stitching time but have enjoyed making these crochet hexies.
 I couldn't resist buying this new book by Natalie Bird at Hobbysew last week.
 Finally a bit of late show and tell from last week. Roni has made up her Rosalie Quinlan stitchery into a wonderful table mat. Looks so good.
 Lynda has also been busy and has made a lovely hexi necklace for her daughter.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sydney and the Quilt show

Paddy and I headed to Sydney on the bus on Wednesday for our visit to the Sydney Craft show. After we checked into our apartment and had some lunch we headed to the Queen Victoria Building for a wander around. We also made sure we visited Morris and Sons, which is a lovely shop with gorgeous wool!

 After just a few purchases there we headed back to the QVB and had afternoon tea.

Thursday was the highlight as we walked to Darling Harbour for the Craft show. We enjoyed the day of shopping and also enjoyed seeing the quilts. It was a good show and we did manage to find quite a few things to buy. The only downside was the long queues for coffee! Hopefully they might address that problem next time. We enjoyed visiting Anni Downs' stall and BeBe Bold especially.
I did take some pictures of the quilts. Hope you enjoy them.

 This mini was made with beautifully, fussy cut 1/4" hexagons!

 This is Helen Godden's amazing quilt with its blue first place ribbon.

 Lastly here is the shopping. I did buy a bit of wool this time both at the show and from Morris and Sons, and some more patterns and fabric too!!!! I just couldn't resist!.