Thursday, November 26, 2009

My Little Birdie!!

This is what arrived this afternoon in the post from my swap partner Anita The cutest birdie, that is going to hang on my little xmas tree, as a centre piece on my dining table. He has even come with some bling around his neck! Thankyou SO much Anita...I just love him.
Also a handmade card by Anita...just lovely!
The Angel star and Snowman card is what I sent to Anita.

Thankyou very much to Robyn and Clare for organising this's just been so much fun!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Amazing sky and Journal Covers!

Looking outside the loungeroom window, I was amazed to see this beautiful sight. I just had to take a picture. I spent the afternoon in the sewing room making a diary and journal cover. I adjusted the pattern width slightly as the journal book I had, was slightly bigger.

The designer of this lovely journal cover is the very clever Bloom It was such a fun one to make.... I had to make another with the scraps I had left over.
I hope your all having a great weekend!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Good News Post!!!!

We have been waiting to hear back from our sons doctors regarding his osteochondroma (benine bone tumour) So pleased to say, that they just want to leave things until he stops growing before they operate on his arm, as theres a chance that if they remove it now, it may start growing again. We have to go back again in 6 months for a clinical review.

So for us and our kids, that means a 'normal' summer with lots of swimming and fishing (thats what our son loves to do)

I hope you are all having a great day!...I think that I just got my early Christmas present!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bumble Bees and parcel on its way!

I posted off my parcel today to Anita for the ornament swap. Had so much fun doing this!
This is a daisy that is one of my it ages, the petal 'crimp' inwards.

I heard this bumble bee way before I found him! They make such a deep, rumbling sound and are so cute! We never used to see them in the garden, but now they are quite common.

Hope you are enjoying your day!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Some Christmas Sewing!

Over the weekend I made a few Christmas goodies from the Art to Heart books. A Santa bag that fits a 2 litre bottle of cordiol and another Santa bottle cover that you could also use as a door stopper. As I'm having Christmas lunch at home for the first time (we usually go to mums), I decided to make some napkins and little Santa napkin holders. I made 8 for the adults, and I will also be having 7 children (but they only get paper napkins) so will be cooking a hot lunch for 15 all up!
Yesterday we had thunderstorms and quite a bit of rain, so thought it was a good chance this morning to take some snaps of my roses. I am unsure of the names of my standard roses, as a little puppy removed most of the tags before I could familiarize myself with the names!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Heart Finished!

I finished my heart off yesterday, I struggled a bit for the perfect circle satin stitch and unpicked a few times but I guess its just something that comes with practice.( I have also been given a few tips by fellow bloggers, so am going to give stitching around the outside first, a try-thanks for that!) I also added, black boy rose oil to the stuffing...just love that scent! I was looking forward to taking a picture of the heart this morning...I am really enjoying the photography side of things as well! Its so much fun...even if I do get chased by angry bumble bees that don't want to have their picture taken!Lol!
Hope your all having a good Friday the 13th!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quilters Journals...!

I have made 2 Leanne Beasley Quilters Journals, and went to order another from Christinas Crafts where I purchased my binders previously, to discover that they are having a BIG sale and are reduced to $6.95!! They were $27.00. I have decided to make one into a gardeners I think you have guessed by now that I love my garden and it always seems to be changing. Last year we took out all the grass (big job) and replaced it with garden beds and gravel paths. So no mowing! Hope your all having a great day

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bits and Pieces!

I have been in touch with Anita my ornament swap partner. So its rather exciting to be working on that! We have very similar that makes it a bit easier to decide on what to make! I have also been working on a stitchery from Rosalies new book 'A Stitch in Time'.
This is a picture of one of my Roses, after its big move on the it doesn't seem to be suffering as yet!
My weeping rose...its just gorgeous at the moment!

Magenta Mist...such a vibrant pink!

The side garden...which would have to be one of my favourite spots in the garden at the moment!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Finish...and Garden snapshots!

Finally finished Leanne Beasleys project from last Saturdays Gathering. I always avoided doing Satin Stitch, but had a go and really enjoyed it! I used pekinese stitch instead of chain stitch. Just love Rosalies fabrics! I love to get out in the garden with the camera. This is the first rose thats flowered. They are a bit late, but they were also transplanted from another spot in the garden. I have to move a rose this weekend, thats in the way of where the verandah post has to go...which I hate doing, as they are looking really healthy at the moment!
I love bottlebrush and have quite a few different colours.

This is one side of my 'buff beauty' weeping rose.

And the virgilia(I think?) is covered in blossom and arching quite nicely over the driveway!

I plan to get out in the garden today for a tidy up! Its such a gorgeous day here at the moment. Hope your all having a great day!

Friday, November 6, 2009


Today, we headed down the coast to Triabunna and called into Sufi's. One side of the store is christmas all year round, with a tearoom at back and the other side is fabric and crafts.
from the counter looking through to the fabrics...

one of the many quilts on display in the tearooms...

and of course a few purchases!

I planned on taking some pictures of the store from outside...but the camera battery was low and kept turning itself off! Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Midweek Show & Tell!

I had big plans this morning, to do some hand sewing and make up my little sewing bag(pattern from gathering Saturday) but hubby rings to tell me that the concrete slab he is doing, is going off too fast, and needs some help. Hopefully tonight I will finish the hand sewing, ready to put together tomorrow.After 'playing' in concrete it was lovely to receive a parcel in the post from Sarah
from her online store. She has a great range of patterns! The Abbey bag is a pincushion and a scrap bag sewn together. Also, a batch of double choc chip cookies for school lunches, made this arvo...hopefully they will last til then!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Angel in Training!

This is the stitchery that I took with me to Campania to work on.I finished the stitching on Saturday night, and made it into a little cushion on Sunday. I have started stitching Leanne Beasleys 'Needles and Pins' bag. I was lucky enough to see Leannes 'Quilters Journal' on Saturday...and would love to get back into making another journal. (Made 2 so far) . Hope you all have a great day!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Yesterday was the Quilted Crows gathering held at Campania. The designers were Leanne Beasley and Rosalie Quinlan.Dierdre and Leonie from the QC also had some lovely designs.
This needle case of Leanne Beasleys, is my next project.

These are my purchases on the day! Rosalies' fabrics are just gorgeous!

I was also thrilled to win these books as one of the many prizes they had!!! Deirdre, Leonie and their family do such a fantastic job, its always such a great day!

I did have a picture of Rosalies' projects, but have discovered if you use the delete button to delete any incorrect spelling, and hit it one more time by erase your picture!