Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009


...and some stitching!

Friday, September 25, 2009

telling about two giveaways...

this giveaway is at bluebird quilts celebrate their anniversary

...this giveaway is at sweet p blog
...someone will be very lucky!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

flowers...brighten a day!

...I love flowers!
...white flowers.
Flowers in the lounge room! in the bathroom!

mothers cupboard sale and giveaway....

Fiona at Mothers Cupboard is having a giveaway and sale at her shop...
just found her blog and shop off to have a look!

...the sky is blue again today.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I won...and dust storm!

Wow! I won ...In My Garden patterns at Jenny of ELEFANTZ.
...congrats to all the winners.

The dust storm arrived here about 10am...and is getting worst.
All windows and doors are shut hoping to keep it out...
...doesn't make for a very nice day!
Just have to stay inside and stitch...

Monday, September 21, 2009

pinned quilt

...pinned the boxes quilt ready to quilt.

...these curved pins I found at the local cheap shop
and I like them the best.
They are not very thick -so don't make a hole in the fabric.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

relaxed day

...found this cute rabbit at op shop for 10cents
now lives with my house collection
...having a very relaxed Sunday
a little stitching
it's been unpicked three times...
this time intend finishing it with this pearl cotton

this bowl was an op shop find for $2.5o
was gold on the bottom now painted white
with my shell collection

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Red Rooster fabric

I found the perfect fabric for the backing of my boxes quilt...
"Sweet Adeline" for Red Rooster Fabrics

it's just the colours I used in the quilt...
Isn't it wonderful when things go right! the river
so peaceful and cool, clear water...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sweet nostalgia

This free BOM is now at Dorothy Baker designs blog...
it looks so cute for stitching

Sunday, September 13, 2009

quilting day...

...I had a lovely day with the quilt group ladies today!
Lots of eating and chatting...and looking at everyones work.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

gardening and some stitching...'s spring and we spent the day... weeding, watering, some planting!

...also some stitching.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


The bird house had repairs today...
it lost it's roof when the lawn man
cut branches off the mulberry tree. today it's roof was reattached with me standing on a chair
and my DH helping from his wheelchair!
The birdhouse is a little low for birds to nest in
...but you never know.
...pansies looking happy in the sunshine.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


On my way to the library...while my husband had physio.

Monday, September 7, 2009

todays stitching...

I have been working on the boarder of bramble rose quilt
...enjoying everything about it, so making progress!
...tried the 2 step method of buttonhole and like the way it looks.

...found this recipe at french garden house
They are called palmiers...very easy to make!
...and yummy.

This copy of the magazine with candied hexagons arrived in the mail
today...all the way for SA.
I have been wanting a copy of it...and asked on Southern Cross Quilters
it anyone new where I could find a copy.
Bev kindly gave me her copy...I was so thrilled!
It's interesting to see what fabrics were used in the original quilt.
Very pretty!!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

great giveaways...

...great giveaways and blogs featured on
...simply this that and the other exciting new blog...go have a look!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Spring and some stitching...

Spring is here...daisies are in full flower... the days are warmer.
The end of winter was a couple of days of unusually hot weather...

This week I have sat by the river waiting for my husband to finish
his medical's such a beautiful river, whether it's
sunny, windy, cloudy or even raining.
...though it is extra special when it is sunny and the water is clear now.

Yesterday...I traced onto fabric cinderberry stitches, sweet and spotty needle wallet.
it is part of the stitches angels 2009.
the little bird is so it is called I wished I had gone in the swap
maybe next time...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009