Saturday, 13 August 2016

Hello sunshine my old friend...

The days are filtered with sun and its warmth can be felt through the crisp cool breeze....add a head cold and that means indoors and sewing.... I spent a day preparing then a day sewing with a bit of knitting in between , hubby has been away for almost two weeks, his brother died last week and this week he has been at the mine, taking some time out....
Today I'm going to spring clean my bedroom and rearrange it to benefit the morning sun...my sewing this week has focussed on The Splendid Sampler, I completed 6 blocks, am soo way behind but slowly catching up.

 
 
 
 

I have one Old time Kaleidoscope to finish and a lot of Sarah Fielkes blocks too....but I did finish my first pair of socks, will take a pic later....now to make some for the kids arghhh the list continues lol Cant wait for Spring to arrive...

Sunday, 7 August 2016

FNWF Update

Wow Tis August already...I spent Friday night with Friends working on my Old Time Kalediscope block....I enjoyed a nice glass of red and sigh didn't achieve much sewing lol



Our Dalmatian had 11 puppies this week,sadly we are nursing two... 2-3 hourly feedings...eat, sleep, eat sleep...just what I need more kidlets hehehehe will take some pics when they gets their spots....

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

OPAM July 2016

I'm a little late reporting ...but I have a few finishes


I made a decoration, framed stitchery and a Christmas bag....for the Christmas In July swap...so three finished items for this month..



Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Piece yourself Together

Ive joined in with Anthea for Piece yourself together...I worked on my Old Time Kaleidoscope at our sewing day yesterday
Really love this BOM by Shiralee Stitches
 

 
Link up on Antheas blog
 

Monday, 25 July 2016

Xmas in July swap 2016

Waiting to open this swap has been very hard.....I was excited yesterday checked the date and I had the date wrong......but it was totally worth the wait...I've been thoroughly spoiled by Cheryl
 
Ho ho ho and opening the presents we go/.....

 
A gorgeous reindeer table runner...look at his variegated nose ..too cute!!

 
a lovely snowman candle mat, such delicate snowman

 
a santa bag is not complete with the essence of Christmas. Cheryl included Christmas pot purri mix, smells just like Christmas, totally love it..

 
A pic of all my goodies, lots of extras hehehe chocolate, Chrissy fat quarter, hand painted plum pudding button.
A huge stitchy hug to Cheryl of Cheryls stitching for such beautiful pressies...feels just like Christmas...and also a big hug to Cheryll for organising another successful xmas in july swap...will post what I sent when my partner opens them...till then have a very Merry Christmas in July!!!

Saturday, 23 July 2016

FNSI Update

A busy night and a great opportunity to start my new block I received today (old time kaleidoscope) shhhh....


Just love how Sandy includes pics for fussy cutting....



All cut and basted and ready to sew... Thanks Wendy for hosting a great night!
Take a look and see what the other ladies all got up to HERE

Monday, 11 July 2016

Playing catch up....

A few rainy dreary days...what is one to do?? Position yourself in a central position to supervise, mediate and feed the children.... Take out your current BOMs and play catch up....yesterday I worked into the  Splendid Sampler ... I am way behind but slow n steady....


Today I have played with Sarah Fielkes BOM.... I had 19 stars to cut n sew....I chain pieced the half square triangles , they must have been a kilometre long lol...


Time for a rest this afternoon and watch Ever After....my girls love Cinderella..... Can you pick the wrongly turned triangle lol...lucky only the individual blocks are stitched.....