Friday, April 25, 2014

Poppies for Remembrance

                                    Anzac Day
                               Lest We Forget

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I'm feeling tempted...

Hmmmmmm...will I or won't I..
I saw Amy's post here, saying she was going to host the quilt a long over here, so over I went to read some more about it..
quilt-along with Amy Smart
Churn Dash Quilt A Long
What will I takes me back to one of the first blocks I learnt to piece..

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Mini

This is the Easter themed mini quilt (that I made for the Mini Quilt Swap) and sent off to Sharon.
I took the photo in the early morning sun (didn't notice the part sun/part shade at the time)..and I knew it had arrived at its destination when I saw a photo appear on Sharon's blog.  I hope she liked it...

...and this is the one that I received from Sue.  I posted about it a few posts back but since I am linking up with the others in the swap I thought I would post another photo here... I just love it ..lucky me!!!

Monday, April 21, 2014


My FNSI was all about preparation.  I am going to do the Little Miss Shabby Quilty Stitches Sampler Along.  So the first thing I need to do is get my supplies together.  I sorted out some threads that I already had and bought a few more...So on Friday night as i was watching the Rugby League I got this out...
and then these..
and in no time I had these..
which I then added to the box so that I then had these
and finally I got started on this...116 stitches across in white...I thought I would do the borders first and get them out of the way.
Counting the stitches was the most stressful doesn't pay to get too distracted by what's on TV as I had to start counting over several times!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gingham is not all that easy to find these days...

I saw a post on the Riley Blake blog for a little project that used gingham.  Off to the shops I went but was surprised when the first shop didn't have quarter inch gingham.  The second did have some but it seems flimsier than the last time I bought gingham (and that was many years ago really)  Since it is all I could get I will just have to see how it goes..

The squares have run off line so hopefully a press and reshape will do the trick as I only need 6 inches for what I am doing.

Monday, April 14, 2014

A long time between posts..

....mainly due to a lack of energy and motivation to be honest.  I was unlucky enough to get one off those bugs going around that laid me low for a few weeks...the sort that drained your energy and left me with a persistent cough that was hard to get rid of. 
Of course you then get out of the habit of blogging so today is the day to rectify that and share the lovely Mini Quilt I received from Sue for the Easter themed swap.
Sue had made the label for the back of the quilt along with a gorgeous bookmark ..also in the package was a coaster that Cheryll had sent to each of us to include with our quilts.

I have lots to catch up on to see what all of you have been up to as well...and there shouldn't be such a long gap between this post and the next....