Thursday, September 30, 2010

from little things fabric giveaway...

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...this lovely fabric called from little things is Sarahs lovely new fabric!!

seagulls by the beach...

 ...fun taking photos of seagulls!!








Wednesday, September 29, 2010

back home...

I'm back home this week after being away north..
in tropical Queensland.
We went to visit our youngest son...
 ...the view from his unit, ocean over the roof top!
 it rained...
...beautiful by the beach!
 between showers...
 lots of photos of the beach...
we had a lovely time!!
 ...when I arrived home the washer swap was in the mail!
My swap partner was Anna at dillpickleunfinished
Anna's lovely surprise included these 2 crochet washers...
handmade rose soap...and nasturtium seeds.
...the soap perfume is just beautiful!!
And I'm excited to see what colour the flowers will be...
they say bright orange-scarlet flowers with variegated foliage
sounds wonderful!!
...thanks Anna and thanks Jodie for organising this fun swap!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

flowers of love BOM...







This is my block from Mothers Cupboard BOM... flowers of love!!
I have been wanting to make a quilt in these light colours for sometime...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

garden...



lots of green...


...and a touch of blue!!


...love the rain drops!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

photos today...







...just playing with photos!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

washer swap...



washer swap...






...all tied with string!!

...my washer swap is all wrapped to post off to my swap partner tomorrow!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

jelly roll quilt along...quilt...finanally finished


jelly roll quilt along...quilt finally finished!!
I'm happy with how it turned out...



...decided to add a little embroidery!



...wanted the quilt to reminisce the hydrangea walk at Strawberry Hill farm!!


...and I think it looks a little like it!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

string quilt



....today after the 6 month dentist visit I didn't feel like doing much
so I stitched a few of these paper pieced blocks


...now I am beginning to think what will I put between...natural homespun
or maybe a lovely pale yellow!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

jelly roll quilt along...





I spent today unpicking some of the JRQ blocks.
...decided to take out the dark patches!
Somewhere along the way I had lost sight of how I wanted it to look...

...when I started I wanted the colours to look like a hydrangea garden.
I'm happier with the quilt looking pale and more even tones then
dark contrasts.
!!!!
...another magnolia out in flower in our garden

Sunday, September 5, 2010

weekend stitching...

...this weekend I finished making the blocks in the Jelly roll quilt along





Now I need to decide what sashing fabric...maybe a plain mauve 


...also bloomin workshop tutorial on paper piecing...so I had to have a go!
I was given these pretty squares...will add some extra scraps!!


...rose 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

new BOM at Mothers Cupboard...


Fiona at Mothers Cupboard is giving a 10 part BOM...
called flowers of love...and is having a giveaway!




Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Spring...



...just a quick post to wish my blog friends a happy 1st day of spring!!
The sun is shinning and the day is warmer...have been busy
cleaning, cooking and gardening...maybe something to do with spring!