Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday night sew in

The first Friday Night Sew In for the year is tonight and the sign up can be found here at Sugarlane Designs  Now to decide what I will do tonight to join with everyone else. I've had a sneak peak at what some others are planning and look forward to seeing what gets done around the group. :-)

I may work on my latest Sew Together bag by Sew Demented. I am using New Zealand fabrics for this project.

I was happy with the last one that I did which I take out with me to stitching groups. It fits a lot of items and matches my hexagon project bag.

or... maybe something else

See you soon.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Friday night with friends

I did more work on this Christmas tree wall hanging. It is a pattern called A little bit shorter tall tree by Cindi Edgerton. It is done by foundation piecing and I found it really addictive to do. 
Last night I started to sandwich it and cut the binding to go on once quilted. I hoped to get a bit further but we had a Skype call and I couldn't do quite as much. I look forward to seeing what everyone else has done.

Happy stitching,

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Friday night with friends

I've been quiet on here for a while and this year I am hoping to get back into posting and reading what everyone is up to. (I have had a little look now and then)I have just signed up for Friday night with friends here: Friday night with friends. Off now to sort out what I will stitch at that time. Look forward to seeing what everyone else gets up to.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A finish for my owl

We are excited to be two weeks away from due date for our first grandchild.  This is one of the things I have been busy making in recent times. DIL is an optometrist so it seemed fitting. We have recently found out they are expecting a girl which opens up many possibilities for me to create. 😄

Pansy finish
I have tried to get a few things finished
This was done in a Mary Transom class and I am very happy with the finished wall hanging.

Happy day to you all.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Summer Mini

A long overdue post to show you all my beautiful mini I received from Lyn . I have thanked her back when I received it but it is nice to share the lovely mini which she has done so much work on. Thanks, Lyn.
 I thought it went rather nicely with these ornaments that sit near where my mini frame is in the hall.

Work has been busy and I have not had time to do as much of my sewing as I would like. In October I went to a class where made a Pot of Pansy's. The class was taught by Mary Transom , a New Zealand Quilt artist and tutor,and was most enjoyable.
My Pot of Pansy's isn't finished yet but getting there.
I'm hoping to be able to finish before the show and tell we are having on 5th December as a Christmas break up.

Bye for now,

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A late Post from FNWF's

 I am slow to post what I got up to last Friday night. I have had this on the go for a while and it was time to progress it along a bit further.
So I added the sashing between the already made strips of different fabrics. It proved to need care as the sashing was going onto a bias edge so stretching could be a problem.
 I now have to sew a sashing top and bottom before adding a border of "piano keys" which I have created by cutting the leftover strip sets.
It will then have a border the same as the sashing before binding.  Now that I am back on track I am hoping to get this finished. 
I am trying to get a few things finished as I am signed up for  a challenge found here.
It is a challenge based on this book which arrived in the mail today. 


So many to choose from...
Much fun ahead...


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Christmas in July

How exciting to be able to unwrap my parcel from Jan.

The "wrapping" was this lovely Christmas panel that has me thinking overtime how I will use it. Lots of possibilities that I could do. Thanks Jan.

Firstly I found this Christmas stocking which will be hung with pride at Christmas time. 

Then there was this cute reindeer pouch and the next photo shows the lovely fabric lining the bag.

Tucked inside the pouch were these goodies. A stitchery featuring 2 reindeer with 2 cute little wooden buttons to put on it. Also a wooden Santa Christmas ornament to hang on the tree by an Australian designer. The handmade card has some cheeky cockatoo Christmas fabric stuck on the front of it from the next pressie.

Here is the Cockatoo fabric on this gorgeous cushion cover. It gives a real Australian theme to my Christmas in July. Beautifully hand stitched Christmas tree on the front. I had just the right sized cushion inner that I could pop inside.

Thank you Jan for all my goodies and the time and effort you put into it just for me.


A fun swap thank you Cheryll for organising it for us. My swap partner hasn't received hers yet due to post delays which I am sorry about. Details will follow when she gets it.  I have had fun entering into it and now I have a new blog friend and blog to read in Jan's LITTLE RED HEN.

Thanks everyone.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A few days to go

My parcel arrived a week ago and I now only have a few days to wait.

This morning I opened the postal bag and found this fabric wrapped parcel. Thanks to my swap partner. It seems real now.
I hope mine gets to its destination by Friday. It has been winging it's way for over a week now to my swap partner. I hope she likes what I have made. I will have photos once I know it has got there safely. 
Two days back at work and it already feels like 2 weeks Haha. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone's reveal on the 25th.(3 more sleeps.)


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Progress on Friday Night Sew In

Well I had a good night sewing. DH helped me move the machine table with machine to the room by the fire and I was very comfy. I found some aspects of my project a bit challenging but I am pleased with my finished top to my wall hanging.
I hope everyone else had a good time and made good progress on their chosen projects. I will have to have a sneak peek at the blogs. You can check them out here.

Happy stitching,

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Night Sew In

I have signed up for FNSI and you can find it here on this blog; Wendy

I haven't been able to participate for a while but I am getting myself organised. I am having trouble as the pattern I am planning to do is in centimetres and all my rulers etc are in inches. (and I have to add seam allowances all around as I go)  Even though I deal everyday in Metrics I am having a bit of trouble getting my head around how to cut it out. Perhaps a paper pattern?
It is a kit I bought when I came across to Sydney for the Craft Fair in 2013

Hopefully tomorrow you will see that I managed it. Or maybe I will do some other project. Ha Ha

I am looking forward to it and seeing what everyone else gets up to.