Monday, September 8, 2014

September swap..

The lets stitch together swap for September arrived today.  My swap partner was Jeanette.
And Jeanette sent me lots of pampering surprises in the bag she made.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

double wedding ring

These old double wedding ring blocks were started many years ago in a quilt group workshop.
I was thinking of not finishing it and putting the fabric back in my stash for some other project. But when I pulled it out of the bag I thought the old fabrics were too pretty to not to finish it.
So today I did some work on it...I decided to use this spot for the background.
I'm not sure how big I will make it, It probably will depend on how much background I have.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

swap arrived

I am in a swap group organised by Maree, and the first swap of 2014 is a sew all/roll.
The only rule was to put the Gail Pan stitchery on the front.
We didn't know who it would be sent from until it arrived.
And I received this wonderful sew all from Carol...
I love it and made from French General fabrics.

...and some chocolate surprises!

..when it opens there are lots of places for stitching supplies.
And look at all the fun things Carol is just wonderful!

My swap is in the mail...but I won't say who it is it's a surprise when it arrives.
I hope she likes much as I like mine...

I thought I would continue to use this blog to post swaps even though I started a new blog at

I have been a bit away from blogging lately...I think my days are rather repetitious and 
I don't seem to have a lot to say...though I should make a rule to blog at least once a week.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

my new blog

I have decided to change my blog
my new blog address is

please come by and follow me there...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


I have started hand quilting the seven sisters quilt...
I decided it would be better hand quilted...then machine!
 ...then I needed a new quilt hoop!
couldn't find one anywhere around here
the quilt shop didn't keep hoops...places like spotlight
only have cheap poor quality I bought this one from
Material Obsession...and their service was wonderful!
It was here in a couple of days...and it is just what I wanted...
not too my old one that is 20" across...and good quality!
So now I am happy quilting....
 ...can't help myself, had to start something new!
This is a Marg Sampson George quilt from Quiltmania...
love her quilts...want to make them all!!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

finished not perfect...

I started this quilt years ago...and it has sat in the cupboard unfinished!
I was just plain sick of it...some of the fabrics are simply ugly...
and I don't know why I would have used that brownish star...
it doesn't go at all...
 ...before I went on our holiday 
I got it out with some intention to finish!
It was sitting on the sewing room cupboard and I thought the 
only way to have it out of the room was to sew on the borders!
So that is what I  have been doing this week...
 ...the borders are not as wide as I first intended!
And I think I need to add another border...just not sure what! plan for this year was to finish some quilts!
Finish is the word I'm concentrating on not perfect...
trying for perfect is why they don't get finished
so finish is my mantra!!! doesn't have to be perfect!
I'm not going to enter it in any competitions...
Not the best is a very dull day here
..and hoping it doesn't rain!
We are in the process of getting the pool painted
and we need dry weather.

Monday, August 12, 2013

need to post more...

I miss blogging regularly....
 ...there seems to be so many things to fill the day,
 that the day would pass 
and I didn't make time for writing a blog post! the temperature is starting to warm
 up and the days a little longer
I intend to make the time for blogging!

Monday, July 22, 2013

been on holiday...

Back home after our holiday to Western Australia....
3 weeks spent with our son who lives in Bunbury WA.
...we saw lots of little towns in the South West
...and watched waves on the west coast
...and sunsets over the Indian Ocean
...and some fabric shopping
There is a great quilt shop in Bunbury called
Craft Collections...where I found this little bundle!

Now I am eager to do some sewing...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Birthday swap

Pictures of all the pretty fat quarters I received for my birthday...

...and all these other fun things!

...thanks Maree, Tarniya, Sheryl

Marcia and Jeanette

These fat quarters are from the quilt group

Birthday swap...


Monday, May 13, 2013

a surprise...

I entered a giveaway at to my surprise I won a $200 gift card from Birdnest

which I then quickly ordered some clothes....and this is what I got all nicely packaged


dress spotty shoes and a bonds track pants and sloppy joe

I'm very happy with them...