Friday, September 30, 2011

Finished TTS Quilt

After a big day yesterday of quilting and binding, I managed to finish my TTS!

My big Jan (Janome) handles all my quilting and she is set up just for this purpose with a walking foot

Sorry about the greenery in the way...a branch on my weeping native shrub just couldn't be pushed out of the way!

Also had a little visitor for the photoshoot

Can you see my little blue Wren? I really think he is a bit of a sticky-beak!

I hope you all have a great weekend

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Do You Love Buttons???

I do! I couldn't resist these shell shaped buttons...purchased from Hatched and Patched.

They come in a lovely little box

and are a really good price

Also purchased one of Anni Downs' new patterns 'Welcome Home Doorstop'

I have been watching and waiting for weeks for this to open. My son picked this out when we visited a native Nursery a few years back, and this is the first time it's flowered...'Dryandra Formosa', which I think is just lovely and the birds like it too!

Hope you are having a great week!

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Sunday, September 25, 2011


I had a lovely afternoon in the sewing room doing a few drawings...I really enjoy just sitting and drawing whatever comes to mind and I sometimes become lost in my drawings...

every garden has to have a 'Make a wish Angel'

And Dads been complaining about all the snails he's has in his garden...Lol! I can laugh as I don't have have as many...but he does keep giving them!

And lastly I have been meaning to show you my daughter ( miss 9's) drawing...I think this would look so lovely stitched and put in a frame. She puts in quite a bit of detail in her drawings...I think they are so sweet!

Enjoy your Evening

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Outside My Sewing Room Window...

How's a girl able to concentrate when I look outside my sewing room window...the sun is shining...the skies a pretty blue...and the bees are a buzzing!!!

Just loving the weeping cherry out in bloom

Taken from inside sewing room at work bench

I couldn't help it, I had to venture outside with the camera

A close up of the cherry blossom

I hope that where ever you are that you are enjoying some sunshine too!!

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Thank you Leanne!!!

I had a little fabric swap with Leanne...I sent her some Tanya Whelan Delilah fabrics (sorry no pic) and in return she sent me these pretty fabrics...arn't they Gorgeous?

Thank you so much Leanne....I just love my new fabrics!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend...the weather is beautiful here today, I hope it lasts!

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Friday, September 23, 2011

How Could I Resist????

We had taken our son (14) for his 6 monthly check up at the doctors in the city today, to x-ray and check on his osteocondroma (benine bone tumour) and very pleased that they are happy for him to come back in 6 months again. I am always pretty anxious leading up to these appointments...I am a bit of a worrier! We know he is going to have it removed eventually, but at least he gets this summer swimming and fishing, which he loves to do.

On our way home we called into a pet store, the kids have been wanting a rabbit for some time...and honestly how could I resist this??? lol!

So introducing Polly rabbit. We also purchased a couple of King Quail. I think I might have to start calling this place Cubby House Farm!Lol!

Enjoy your weekend!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tis The Season Progress

As the deadline for completing TTS was fast approaching, I thought I should get a wiggle on!

On my design wall now with the borders on...all I have to decide on is how to quilt it and with only a few days left in the month to do it! Hand quilting would look good, but machine quilting so much quicker.

There's so many lovely finished TTS quilts appearing on the Stitchalong blog in so many different colourways...if you would like to visit.

Now it's time to get a wiggle on with Tea!

Bye For Now


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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Birthday Goodies

I thought I would share my birthday gifts...I am feeling very spoilt!!

Hubby asked what I would like for my birthday...what else could I say but fabric! lol! I found a website Cookies and Cream Craft that stocked some fabric that I really loved. I gave hubby the name of 3 and left him with all the details...thinking I would get one bundle or maybe 2 if I was lucky! Well he ended up getting all 3 fabric bundles (yes feeling very spoilt!) So pictured above is 2010 and 2011 Flower's just so pretty!

And Happy Mochi Yum Yum...such a gorgeous range and I just love it! I couldn't resist a couple of my motifs for the photoshoot, as they match the fabric perfectly!

Yesterday hubby and I went up the coast to my favourite craft store 'Annies Cottage Crafts' and I purchased this little lot of fabric with some birthday money I was given. The one on the bottom is gorgeous and can see it's going to be a favourite!

My Sister gave me this beautiful crochet has so many lovely little motifs in it that my fingers are itching to start! lol! (For those of you that like to crochet it has some really beautiful motifs in it)

and from my owl for the garden I am going to call Gonzo as he has a big beak! lol! My daughter (miss 9) did think it needed painting as it was all rusty! lol!

Thank you also for everyone who left Birthday Wishes...I feel very blessed to have so many lovely blogging friends!!

Bye For Now

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Petit Amour Sewing Set in Homespun!

I have a couple of things to celebrate thing design 'Petit Amour' sewing set in Homespun 'The Romance Issue' No 100 Vol 12 no 9! This issue has some lovely projects in it...a beautiful bag designed by Joy Coey at Joy Patch and a Peony cushion made by Melissa Grant which is just so pretty!

Also, Homespun Magazine is now also available as a digital subscription making it easier for international crafters, just go here

Petit Amour Sewing Set...drawstring bag, needle case and pincushion.

The pincushion has a little pocket at the back to hold small scissors.

I am also celebrating my birthday this week... I am turning the big four zero! Pretty scarry really! Just celebrating quietly with a meal out with hubby and kids and maybe a couple of James boags! lol!

I hope you are all having a great week


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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Romancing the Wren!!!

I finished my stitchery today using my newly purchased Hanky linen and it's so lovely to stitch with.

I have a little scollaped edged bird bath in my garden, just outside my sliding door... it's pretty much in clear view from inside our house and especially when I am at the computer. I had a pair of mating wrens that would stop frequently for their bath last year, and have also returned this year. So that's how this little design came about...Romancing the Wren!

The red in the pics seems a bit more intense than it really is!

You might have to click on this pic to be able to see that the little female wren is having her bath as the male sits on the edge to keep watch.

A little fabric and ribbon purchase...sometimes it sits on my desk for weeks before I can put it away! Lol! I am sure you can all understand!

I hope you have all had some time for stitching this weekend. It seemed like ages since I had done any hand stitching as most of my time has been spent painting and my sewing mojo seemed to be MIA, but so pleased it is now back!

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

A little bit of stitching and new recipe

Firstly I would like to thank all the ladies who commented on my previous post about stitching on Hanky seemed to be very popular which made me very keen to try some out. I did an order and received some in the post yesterday, and starting stitching one of my designs. It is lovely to work with and I shall be using it in the future....I will still use Calico and the fabric range/design will determine what I will choose.

This little wren design (stitched on the Hanky Linen) I will put in a painted white frame when finished

I found this recipe for Easy Pasta here and it is delicious! Even a winner with the kids!

I arrived home from collecting my eldest boy (something I seem to be doing ALOT in these holidays) to find Jess waiting at the front gates with something in her mouth. On closer inspection we discovered she had a clothes peg...I thought she looked quite cute and went and grabbed the camera

she thought she might do a few poses too! I wonder if I could teach her to hang the washing on the line lol!

And my Protea is out in flower...I just love the black feathery tips on this one!

Have a great weekend!


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