Monday, 5 June 2017

Catching up....

First off I'd like to wish Chookyblue a Happy 5th Birthday for the Chookshed!!! looks like you all had a wonderful weekend full of laughs, sewing, friendship and gin lol

My hubby is away so, what do I do???? why sew of course!!!! I've been playing catch up on my Modablockheads sew along... When my puters were in sick bay, I fell behind.....but I made six blocks over the weekend...whilst watching endless kids movies and watching the kidlets play (fightover) the wii. It's been really cold here so the kids were hibernating inside...which suited me fine.....

EDIT: I had six pics but blogger ate two grrr




I enjoyed the splendid sampler last year...so this year it's Moda blockheads and I have a pink reproduction theme happening.. Will get back to my Sarah Fielke BOM 'Down the Rabbit hole' this week, as Im a little behind there too lol

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Endless Wrap

I saw the Endless Wrap on Instagram and omg I had to make it!!!  I received my bundle on Wednesday and of course started knitting. I bought the wool, needles and pattern from The Cutting Cloth in Melbourne. 


I spent Thursday at the kids Gala day so was able to watch and knit for hours. Yesterday I had Miss 13 home sick with tonsillitis so I kept her company most of the day watching movies and knitting...this was my progress so far last night...


The wool is gorgeous it's Woolstok 100% wool and I'm using the colour Gravel Road . I been suffering with a bad head cold the last few days, which is a positive for my knitting lol
I made a huge pot of mummy's mince soup yesterday  and today I have a bit of baking to do for the kidlets, and my reward will be some hand sewing this afternoon...
Hope you all have a great weekend, happy stitching...


Sunday, 26 March 2017

Cute buys...

I didn't purchase very much this year at Nundle...I do have a lot of wool etc from my Sue Spargo stash....but I did buy these three gorgeous patterns by Bonnie Sullivan. Two are kits and one is just the printed background. I totally love snowmen and always have primitive snowman around the house at Christmas.


I haven't touched our project from Nundle, I have been busy with a new design for frog cottage that I've been working on for a few months...  I am working on the last 36 blocks and then I will sew the top together... 


I've been a good girl and have finished 3 quilt tops this year already ...yay me.. I took these quilts to Nundle for show and tell...


 

It's a west overcast day today...that means sewing for me yay !!!














Monday, 20 March 2017

Nundle 2017

What can I say!!! The 10th annual and yet final Girls Day in the country!! The tutor was Bonnie Sullivan and we had a gorgeous project to work on....what makes this annual weekend special is the friendships, laughter, and memories created through a love of needle and thread.....
Cant wait to see what our next adventure is ladies....love you all to bits!!!! Quilters Rock!!!!!

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Countdown to Nundle

It's only two more weeks and I'll be heading to my annual Nundle retreat. So that means busy times, I need to make two swap items, one for the day and one for "our bloggers". Won't tell you which one I'm working on today...but It's something I've really wanted to make for myself, and this is the third time I've made it for a swap...cest la vie 


Last week every spare moment, I worked on "fresh" a quilt designed by Camille Roskelley...this quilt is going to be HUGE...


I will have one very happy daughter when this is finished!!!


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Focus and breathe

I've pulled out this quilt to finally finish it. Those that know me, know my love for handwork...I rarely sit in front of the machine...


The blocks in this quilt are 24.5".... And consist of 36 blocks...a slow process for me... I decided on 3 rows of 3, but after laying it on the floor for a final layout, I thought it needed to be bigger, so I've madly cut enough blocks for another 7 squares to make a 4x4 layout. This also means a new backing will have to be purchased as the current one will be too small. The things we do.... 



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 appliqu├ęs 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....