Saturday, April 9, 2016

Then.... there was the completion of "Nature's Journey"!


This one has has kept me busy for 12 months.
It was based on Anni Downs "Nature's Journey" 
and I have done quite a few "dawnifications" so
I had to be in the right frame of mind for this challenge!!!


I did however enjoy doing this one and am looking forward to hand quilting it.


... and something a little different!!!


These was a nice fun project to do!
I made a couple of little pouches using this "Lazy Girl" pattern.
it has a great little zipper technique for each of these pouches.

Is also a perfect size to store those small wonder clips.




Earlier in 2016!!!....

Well I can say - life has been very busy and I am way behind in blogging.
It seems always a challenge and very time consuming uploading pics, however today was the day.!!
Thought I would update with some shots of where I have been and what I have been doing over recent months.

Starting with a trip to Japan once again with Suzie......
for those that know me - I have a passion for Japanese fabrics and stitching
and just so love to visit this gorgeous country!!



 We always seem to do lots of walking so it is just bliss to sit down.


 I have to say no matter if it is food/flowers/ or whatever, these beautiful people just know how to make anything look good.

I purchased some lovely pottery this year - just love the different shapes of bowls etc.
and as it was cold - it was  good excuse to purchase a Japanese style jacket - very warm I must say.


Out for a stroll another day in one of the lovely gardengs  - it is a shame the flowers were not in bloom, but the scenery is always nice.


and even stones are placed to look good - I just so love visiting here.


One of our favourite authors in Japan.

 and the details in this pic - all stitched to create  the Scene!
Of course it wouldnt be right if I didnt do some purchases, besides I had to 
obtain fabric to finish off Natures Journey before Nundle.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

More progress today on Natures Journey!

Progress on Nature's Journey

I started this project last year, however it came to a standstill, so I thought  it time for me to  get back into it as we have a deadline to meet  for a show n tell in Nundle in a few weeks.  I have trouble following patterns so have adapted  to a  "Dawnie" version , am sure Annie wont  mind!

So... Project looked like this just over a week ago:


More pics to come soon!


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Another Pincushion!

Yes i have an "addiction fr pincushions" so what is another one!
Of course Japanese influenced. I got the pattern a few years ago   And it has  taken until  now to make it!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hello 2016!!!!

Not sure where the last month has gone, but already Chrisrmas is over and we are  into 2016 already!!

So hapoy new year to all of those lovely bloggers out there.
I wonder how we all will do with our intentions to finish any ufo's from last year!!!

I have one down already..... I had planned to make this little basket last year, so as i had a few rest days over christmas i got it made and finished.

Now off to get  a other few projects under way that i have started.


Saturday, December 5, 2015

How Cool is colouring in again!!!!!! !!

This i received from dd for my birthday, two of my favourite things, Japan and a book to colour. So clever with all the Adult colour stress relief books  about nowadays!

Loved the one i received.

Great to work on when you need to be doing something and hands and eyes need a rest from stitching!!!

Something to Meow about!!!!!

Even the cat gets a break away every now and again, but this time he "Oscar "had something to boast about.
.............He had his  t w e n t i e t h  (20th)   birthday a few weeks back,


Even though it isnt sewing related , he really does witness  many hours of me with needle and cotton stitching away so I thought it was worthy of a post!!!





Progress on Quilt!!!!

I have been busy this month doing the next 3 blocks of my Sophie's quilt.





Friday, December 4, 2015

A New piece for my sewing room!

I received this cute little Singer Machine  for my bIrthday, and now with a bit of tlc and maintnance it it all up and running.

Watch this space!!! 

I will churn  out some Fmq soon on it!!!!! 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Progress on Sophie's quilt

I have finally finished   block 3 of this block of the month quilt that I am doing.   Always a great sense of achievement you a finish the month.









What a great way to return borrowed pins!!!!!

I recently had a birthday and Suzie made this gorgeous pin cushion with a message say "just returning the borrow pins."  What a great way to return them, yes took me a while to see them too!!!
The cute little red and white flowers.

Thanks Suzie, l love it.
And justlove the wool feel, and that it is full of squishy walnut shells.

And the card.... How awesome, thank you.




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