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...


Monday, May 6, 2013


first fire of the season!
I did intend to spend some time today
In the sewing room....a couple of rows stitched
But now the fire is going...I'm back inside....
That's the only thing wrong with having a sewing room
Separate from the rest of the house!

Monday, April 8, 2013

redwork swap arrived…

The sun was shining today…

so I was determined to find some time to sit in the sun!


…it was so nice to have sunshine…there has been

so many grey or raining days since the start of the year…



Then the postman arrived with a surprise…


…the redwork swap!

from Alison at


…and inside was all these surprises!


…redwork table centrepiece!




…it now sits ion the dining table!

I love it Alison…thank you!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

red work swap…

..the red work swap was in the mail today!
I don’t know who is sending to me…so it will be a surprise when it arrives!
…yesterdays sunset
…the black spots in the sky are flying foxes!

Monday, March 25, 2013

nice day…

…almost Easter and it was such a nice day

some time was spent cleaning!

It started with pressure cleaning the footpath

of mould from all the rain…and then the outdoor

area…then moving the furniture around

…and this is how it now looks!

…the door at the end is to my sewing room…



…this pretty package is something I bought last week from Cathy


…and inside was this linen Jeanne Oliver Elsie bag!

Just love it…




Sunday, March 3, 2013

what I have been working on…


…raining all weekend!   So there was some time for stitching…


…and this is what I am working on!


…I know I have lots of other quilts I should finish first!

But this is so pretty…


…though I did finish a quilt!

_DSC0104 baskets are quilted and labelled!


…and I had to add a pic of these pretty roses!

I love flowers in my house…

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day…

Happy Valentines Day…


…hope it’s a special day!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

wet Australia Day weekend...

This weekend has been a weekend of
 spending time indoors...with
strong winds and torrential rain...

 ...and puddles in our backyard!
 ...the birds were trying to stay dry!
 ...I love how the babies are in the dry spot!
 ...and our friendly magpie also found 
a spot out of the wind and rain!

The rain has now stopped and the wind is less
so maybe tomorrow will be a nice day...