Sunday, March 26, 2017

Some pictures from Girls day in the country this time last week!!!

 You can tell when you are out in the wonderful country.
Lovely scenery and things to see on the way

 We arrived on Friday and the hall awaits us for the next day!
 Of course every visit  is always via this great little Old fashioned Exchange Store
 and of course Kerrie's lovely little patchwork shop.
 Friday night always lovely to catch up with friends from last year
Suzie, Fi, Janice,Kez,Jules and Dzintra
 not to mention the mischievous Lea and Jenny
 and there were the dedicated ones stitching away -
Donna/Marilyn/Susan/Linda and De
We had a swap - one was a "Bonnie Sullivan" pattern
that we had to do on something. for the Saturday workshop swap .. and one was for the "bloggers swap".

and can you believe "Jenny" won in both swaps:
I'll be back,.... more pics from the weekend to post soon

Well it has been a while since I have been in blogland,..... but I have had trouble signing in!!!

Any way - nothing has change here - it is one continuous Stitching world at this house!!!!

Last weekend - we had the "Annual" Girls Day In The Country in Nundle.  Unfortunately we have since learnt that this is the last one ...... so of course  we are all  disappointed,  having formed such wonderful friendships which for me has been over the past 8 years for this event,.
I am sure that it will still continue on.... we will make it happen!!!!

We had the lovely Bonnie Sullivan this year at the venue in Nundle which was organised by Kerry  from "Cottage on the Hill" who has done a great job getting it all  organised with all the set up , kit making etc etc to have it ready for the day.

Our project was something totally different this year and was a combination of an old quilt which we did some wool applique on and all set in a bamboo basket.

Of course I couldnt help myself to change to match my Japanese themed things at home, so did a little boro on top.

It was a great workshop and we did the Bamboo steamer, pincushion inside the lid and a needlebook.
Just loved doing this project and Bonnie was such a lovely tutor.  Kerry - thanks for organising a great weekend to make it once again a great success!!!

I will put some Nundle pics of all the fabulous girls soon - just need to work out out to download them to computer as cannot upload from phone to web!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016


I have been doing this fun project whilst i take a break from quilts in progress

Monday, June 13, 2016

Back to my faves of using neutral taupey shades!!!M

It is always good to have diversions on the way though

Sewing party continues at my house......

You have just got to love l o n g weekends!!!!!
Lots of stitching happenening here this weekend....

A continuation from last weekend... More foundation piecing.......

Hooray at last All the pieces done

Now the best bit.... Joining them together!!!!

It is all coming together

The same but different

And then to join them all together!

Long weekend  is over and i am out of fabric for borders....., but managed to get this far!!!

Pattern, this is a Carolyn Hughey design .

Looking forward to finishing this quilt which i done using flannels. It will be warm over these cooler winter months.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

A new project begins!!!

What a terrible weekend, rain, black outs, rain black outs, not ideal to celebrate Chookyblues 4th chookshed party!  

However, today was a better day power stayed on, I was able to get stuck into a new project.
A bit of foundation piecing

A quick stop to prep some homemade veggie soup, yum!!!

Then back to the  machine..... i wonder where these shapes are headed???

I hope wveryone jad a good weekend of stitching

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Gee how did i forget to post Gditc 2016......REWIND..... March16!!!!!

A few months late, bit another great year at Gditc, this year another Anni Downs workshop.
Great bunch of ladies so nice to catch up with them again.,
Our workshop was filled with lots of "anni goodies" amd hew new fabric range,

Anni, a great inspirarion and wonderful llady, teacher and designer!

Our table, lots of stitching happening this year.

Maureen  at show and tell with a goegeous selection od "Anni" pin cushions.

And a few more at our table, Sonia amd Kez

The "annual" bloggers photo

We had an "anni swap" for workshop day, amd an "anni " themed swap for the blogger swap,
I made the above base on a couple of "Anni" patterns.
 Some more lovely gifts. 

Susan won my swap blogger gift.

And these are all the beautiful things made for make,bake,fake bloggers swap.
It just amazes me how creative everyone is.

I received this lovely amd special needle holder from "chooky" herself.

The papparazzi in action!

Always great catching up with friends made via blogging.

And this was the lovely swap godt i received from Marilyn,

And it wouldnt be right of we didnt have something to show what we puechases, a few vbeights, yes 
A slightly different palette to my normal!

Oh amd who doesnt  have an egg timet in an old reel! From one of my favourite shops at Nundle!

Oh and alittle more retail therapy tofi ish the weekend off nicely!

Long time between posts....

Am not quite sure what is happening to the year but i am months behind in blogging.

After our March "Anni downs" workshop in Nundle I purchased this pattern from Kerrys  "Cottage  on the Hill" pop up shop to make this purse Anni had on display,  it didnt take long to put together.

Not being able to follow a pattern,  I added some embellishments and quilted the background. 

I am a big Anni fan and enjoy her designs and instructions

A Flannel Quilt!

Just perfect weather for sewing. I have enjoyed putting this one together.  It is made using Bonnie Sullivan designed flannel fabric by Mayward studios. 

It has just returned from the quilters and bonding is on!

Another pincushion!

I have had this pattern of Anni Downs for a few years now and after doing another "Anni" workshop. I thought I must get get the pattern out and complete, was fun to stitch and added some embellishments.

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.

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