Monday, February 19, 2018

Sewing..and lunch

As always it was lovely to catch up with the stitching girls on Wednesday. Jayne has done such a wonderful job of this scissor keeper by Lynette Anderson. It is just gorgeous.

I have been finding things in my stash to stitch! These little ornaments are really cute and are coloured and printed on the fabric which make it nice and easy to stitch.

It was great fun to catch up with Fiona and Kim and some of the husbands for lunch on Saturday. We girls really enjoyed our cocktails!

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

School and some stitching...

Last week the big boys headed off to school. How that 5 years has flown. They are in yellow and green just like my girls were when they headed off to Sunshine Bay Primary so long ago!

They seem to be enjoying it!
Over tthe last few weeks I have had some fun knitting a cardigan for Alice. Such fun.
I have continued to head to the sewing room for my 10 minutes as often as possible. My plan is to get the My Town BOM top done. Here is the top row.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Show and tell

It was lovely to catch up with the class girls again last week. Paddy brought in her Foxley Village which has been beautifully quilted by Terina.

 Ronnie has been busy too and completed her Hugs and Kisses pouch. Looks lovely.

Lynne has been busy cross stitching too! How amazing is this lovely scene. It will be perfect in her sewing room.
I have been enjoying the applique on this little Ipad case, designed by Anni Downs. There were some very small pieces to needleturn.
 Mind you the stitching was a real pleasure.
 My 10 minutes per day at the machine is slowly paying off. Here are some of my "My Town" blocks with their first borders on. I so loved appliqueing these and am looking forward to finishing the top.....eventually.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

A bit more sewing...

Last week was busy as I helped in the afternoon at Smad, an amazing kids program at church. My big boys were able to come this year as they head to school soon. They had a fantastic time. I helped mostly with sewing and they came along and did so well. Not fantastic pictures but worth showing.

Here are all the leaders and children in their colour groups.
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The 10 minutes in the sewing room is paying off as here is Scandinavian Rose all put together. I think I will probably hand quilt this one so might be a while till it is completely finished. 
 I also dug out this lovely kit that I bought at the Bebe Bold stall a while ago. It was fun to stitch and it is tiny, just 5" x 4".

 I found another Santa pattern in my stash and just had to start it. Can't believe how much I am enjoying cross stitching again.

Sunday, January 21, 2018


I have called this post sewing as I have actually done some machining this past week. My fellow blogger, Chookyblue, has been spending at least 10 minutes in her sewing room each day so I tried it. I do go in there often to cut things, iron things and plan but I don't sit and machine often enough. Well worked. I put together the last block of Scandinavian Rose! I know, you have seen the slow progress of this quilt over the many years (it was started in 2014) but to add the last few little squares was very satisfying. It made me think of Rosalie, the designer too, who sadly died from rotten cancer a few weeks ago.
 I also completed the last block of Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs. I will miss creating these each month. Still tossing up about doing Anni's new BOM that is starting soon Very tempting!
 I have enjoyed cross stitching this fellow too. I have started the third one! It is easy and relaxing to do.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Some stitching...

I have been having fun doing different things over the last few weeks. It has been nice to work on these cross stitch Santas.

 I need to add a hanger to this little canvas work decoration.
 My last block arrived for Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs. It is always fun to work on these blocks.
 I received this gorgeous decoration before Christmas from my friend, Rose. How cute and clever is this?
Mind you, it is time I went into the sewing room to work on some UFOs. I noticed Chooky Blue is doing just 10 minutes per day in the sewing room and is achieving so much. Might need to challenge myself to go into the sewing room and use my lovely machine for just 10 minutes!!!!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

A new year....

Here we are in 2018. It has been a nice relaxing time after the busyness of Christmas. We had a lovely few days with Ma visiting. The kids came round lots to spend time in the pool. The pool has come into its own this summer as the big boys are almost swimming and just love it. We enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea here with Janelle and Richard and their family. Sadly we didn't take any photos.

I have been stitching a little. It is fun to just make whatever you want and to just ignore the UFOs in the sewing room. I have enjoyed a little cross stitch, finished my bunting based on a pattern by Anni Downs and stitched this A for little miss Alice. The pattern for this was in the Homespun magazine last year.