Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Then there were two....

Ive been working hard this past week....

Back to Sarah Fielke 2016 BOM ... Top almost complete, just need to sew six more block then cut and sew borders ( already appliqués and pieced)..

Just waiting on my Sarah Fielkes 2017 BOM templates so I can start my new quilt.. I'm sure the universe is making sure I'll finish the 2016 first lol....

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Orange peel overload

This week has been busy with a new visitor and kid activities. In between I have been sewing away on my villie fleurie quilt....nothing like orange peels everywhere. I still have a huge pile to go but at least I have sewn big piles too...too scared to count to see how many are left.....

The weather hit 48c yesterday and today it's only 41c with really strong winds...stay safe people :) 

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Tis the year for UFOs

This year I'm trying to be good and finish a lot of my UFOs. I started late last year on my pies and tarts, which is waiting for its border lol. In January I was busy with Gossip in the Garden and this month I'll be working on frog cottage designs, an EPP inspired project that I also played with last year.


Our little 4 year old has moved on and my days are now my own again ( most days) ... This might be the year I have a few finishes yay!
I have completed all the blocks for the Sarah Fielke 2016 bom.... Just need to sew the quilt top together.....

Enjoy your week ❣

Sunday, 29 January 2017

I'm just stitching away...

There is only two days to go till Sarah Fielkes 2017 BOM "down the rabbit hole" starts..... I've been busy stitching the last few days of the holidays to finish my 2016 bom...

I have completed 9 out of 25 circle sets for my triangle border....I really really would like to put this quilt top together tomorrow, wish me luck..
Who else has signed up for Sarah's bom this year????

Monday, 23 January 2017

Time flies...

Hasn't this year started quickly?...It's always busy in our house in the school holidays...We spent some time on the boat on the harbour and caught up with the gorgeous Sonia (Forever and Always) and her SIL Mitch. This was the only pic taken of our adventure... we met Sonia at Manly and took the boat to Chinamans Beach, a gorgeous quiet beach on Sydney Harbour. Hubby, the kids and I took the tender to the beach whilst Sonia and Mitch swam to shore....I'm very proud of Sonia for overcoming her fear of jumping in dark water...I couldn't do it...I watch too many shark documentaries lol

The rest of the time we have been at home, cutting trees and moving the cubby house and sandpit to the "playgroup area". We have cleared an area where the kids have their trampoline, cubby, swing set, seesaw,  and one of those roundabout things and a huge slippery dip from a council rebuild. They kids love it, they also want fairy lights in the surrounding trees, but I keep forgetting to buy them lol
I've also been Sarah Fielke Happy Days 2016 BOM. 

I have prepared lots of circles and the stripes for the borders...need to prepare the cornerstone appliqués yet...I'm sure all make it...fingers crossed thou
Only 8 days to go before he launch of Sarah's 2017 BOM Down the Rabbit hole ...can't wait❣❣❣❣❣

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

New Year...

Another year has past and it just goes sooo quick. We spent NYE on the harbour again and it was fabulous, noisy but fabulous !!!!  I am working hard on my Sarah Fielke BOM 2016...only a few more blocks and I can put this quilt top together. Sarah gave us three topics for the borders and of course I have chosen the one with the most work...sigh....but I am sure it will be gorgeous!!!

I've finished the large blocks and still have to appliqué the little leaves but I'm sure that won't take too long....

Tonight I'm doing needleturn appliqué on the second Hawaiian block in this quilt. I have loved this journey and can't wait till the end of the month when Sarah's  Down the Rabbit Hole 2017 BOM starts. I'm still deciding on my fabrics. I'd love to use French general but after three quilts my stash needs to be replenished...what a shame lol
Happy New Year to you and your families and I hope you all find time to stitch !!!
Deb xo

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Only a few more hours....till Christmas

It's 11pm and I still have one kidlet, who is sick, no thirsty, ummm hungry, ahh not tired...and the list goes on lol
This time last week I was in Perth for a flying Christmas visit with my two grogeous grandsons and their Mummy and Daddy...we had a lovely time....

These two have grown up soo quickly... I am very lucky I get to see them every six months!!!!

My big girl just woke up...we had an early Christmas Day, so they boys went to bed early and tar dar there were presents under the tree when they woke up....My girl is fantastic cook and we enjoyed a yummy lunch... I was only there for five days and the time just flew...sniff sniff

It has been a busy year with two deaths in the family and a week at Royal Far West for one of my kidlets and a week later 10 days in Fiji and few weeks later and a flying visit to Perth...not much on the sewing front...except my trusty hand old time kaleidoscope BOM is always on hand...

Tonight I will add the border and tick off number 10.... As I don't know know how long I will be up waiting for Santa to deliver his presents so I can go to bed !!!!!,
Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year!!!!!
Keep Stítching