Thursday, May 31, 2012

saying hello…



…lunch by the water!

Taken with my phone so not the best picture….

Monday, May 14, 2012


we have been away for a few days….

and then it was Mothers Day…

so just catching up!


the leaves cover the neighbours front yard!

Each day he rakes them up and the next day there

is just as many…


…we went for a drive to Toowoomba!

via Tenterfield where there is lots of Autumn leaves…

and quilt shops to visit…I still have to unpack what I bought

…adding to my list of to make!

Monday, May 7, 2012

wish list...

I've been wishing to buy this book...

Home-made Vintage: Over 40 Quick and Easy Sewing Projects

...I seen it in a bookshop before Christmas but when I
went back it was gone!

It's available from the Book
it is back on my wish list to buy!

My plan this year was to buy more books and less magazines...

Friday, May 4, 2012


look what arrived in the mail this week…


It was a great surprise…to win Maree’s giveaway

at On My Verandah

It included Maree’s pattern William and Urban…

pretty linen thread… a busy fingers notebook

cute bat pattern…and 5 beautiful spot fabrics


thanks Maree they are all beautiful…

I have an idea how I will use your pattern in a quilt

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

quilting done…


…I finished the quilting on this quilt!

Next the binding…

This quilt is from Leanne Beasley’s book called Living the Dream..

it has little stitcheries with inspirational words…



…I think my machine quilting is improving.

smoother curves in the meandering…

stitches still aren’t all the same size though

…next I will have to practice following a pattern drawn on!

…and now it’s finished after sitting in the cupboard

for quiet a few years!