Monday, 29 June 2009

A Big Weekend!

The Craft and Quilt Fair was in town, so Mum and I headed off to the Derwent Entertainment Centre to shop and also help out on Rosemary's stall "Stitch In Time". It was so much fun playing shopkeeper and meeting lots of lovely ladies. I met Lenna and Jan, both as lovely in person as they are in blogland. I also caught up with Cathy and Sarah, Leanne was there but I didn't see her. Sorry I have no pictures to share of these lovely ladies but I did take a couple of snaps of the things I bought.
It's not too much though as I've just purchased the Quilted Crow's Finishing Kit for The Quilt Aid project. I've even made a start on Helen's block!

Helen received a Highly Commended award for one of her entries and Diedre won a Long Arm Quilter Award, Congrats to both of you!! Diedre quilted the most amazing quilt, which was handpieced by Paula, thousands of hexagons, about 1" in size, truly a work of art. I was told it took 11 months to complete! Congratulations to Paula for your award too.

(Photo bloglifted from Sarah's Prim Treasures)

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Hugs 'n Kisses new BOM!

Pop on over to Helen's blog and checkout her latest BOM, you might even be lucky enough to win a full set of patterns and whip it up before xmas! Tell her Jo in Tas sent you...Good Luck!!

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Summer Pincushion Swap

Gorgeous goodies were waiting my arrival home from work yesterday. My Summer Pincushion Swap had arrived from Mai from the Netherlands and it is fabulous. Mai has designed her own pincushion, a windmill, and it has two little pockets each side for scissors, thread and needle threaders and on the back is a needle keeper. Included was a 1.2m tape measure, a great length for quilting.

Thank-you so much Mai, I'll treasure it forever! Thank-you too to Sandra at Quilt at Home for hosting this fun swap.

My pincushion must be close to reaching it's destination, stay tuned and I'll let you know who the recipient is!

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Quilt Designer Blog Hop

As my bloggy friend Robyn says " Click on the link and see where it begins"

Monday, 22 June 2009

Gotta Love Homespun Australia....

.....after all they chose my entry out of thousands to win a complete set of fat quarters of "In The Pink II" fabrics which are featured in the Breast of Friends Quilt. Now there's no excuse I'll have to make a start on it!!

I spent the weekend working on my Christmas in July swap gifts, nearly finished.

The Craft and Quilt Fair will be in Hobart this weekend, if you're there keep an eye out for me on "Stitch in Time" stand between 1:30 and 2:30, I'll be helping out Rosemary while she runs a workshop!!

Back to work today and looking forward to catching up with fellow workmate Ange whose returning from maternity leave. It'll be so good to chat about craft and girly things rather than AFL with the boys!!

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Free Photoshop Classes with Jessica Sprague

Do you use Photoshop and want to learn how to do some editing? Well perhaps you'd like to join in on a free online workshop with Jessica Sprague. These classes are easy to participate in, just click on the link below and register between June 22 - 27. Classes start July 6th !

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Have I told you I love surprises!!

I was very lucky to win a prize from Razzy's Special Place and it arrived yesterday. To enter all I had to do was pick out which quilt Roseanne liked the best out of a group of quilts she had photographed from a recent show. Well I couldn't go past No. 11 Bronwyn Hayes, I love the combination of stitcheries with blocks. Roseanne's lovely husband then picked my name out of those who'd chosen the same quilt. Look at all the goodies Roseanne's packaged up, fabric, patterns, cute scissors, thread and seam ripper, it's all gorgeous.

Thank-you so much Roseanne for hosting such a beautiful giveaway and to your lovely hubby for picking out my name. I'll have lots of fun with these goodies!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Sugar and Spice Annie Swap # 2

My lovely raggedy anne doll arrived last week as part of the Sugar and Spice Annie Swap #2 hosted by Aunt Pitty Pat. Her name is Miss Pennybutt, named so because she has 3 american pennies sewed into her bottom. She's beautifully made by Ani and comes with her own little story.

Thank-you Ani she is so adorable and I just love her sweet stockings! Thank-you to Marcel, from Aunt Pitty Pats for hosting such a fun swap.

P.S. I went to meet a new little man today and he is such a sweetie. Sarah did such a lovely job producing this one.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

New Online Store to check out

Sarah's Prim Treasures has just opened an online store. For the month of June patterns (not books) will be posted free. Click on the picture below.
P.S. If you comment on Sarah's blog, post about her new store and become a follower you could win a prize too.

Thursday, 11 June 2009


Sarah had baby boy last night at 11:15pm, mum and bub doing well.
I'm sure Sarah will post a picture of the wee man when she has time.
I've seen a picture and he's sooo cute, can't wait for a cuddle!
Hugs to you Sarah.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Quilt Aid 2009

Woo Hoo! Quilt Aid 2009 kicks off today. Checkout the Quilt Aid website for stockists and also pics of the finishing kits and there's also a couple more pics on Helen's website.
I've ordered my first block and I'm still deciding on which finishing kit I'll do. I hope you're joining in , it's for a worthy cause and you'll end up with a gorgeous quilt!

A big thank-you to Helen for all the work she has done it getting this altogether, it's been a big job co-ordinating all the designers and shops and also thank-you to the shops for coming up with the finishing quilts.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Working Hard and an Invitation

I've been working away hard on Gail Pan's BOM Working on a little quiltand my Christmas in July swapNow another thing that's preoccupying me a bit is the impending delivery of my pal Sarah's 3rd child. She's well past her due date so I want to invite all our blogging friends out there to join me in sending "delivery" vibes to Sarah in the hope that today will be the big day and she gets her wish of a home delivery!! Good Luck Sarah and I hope to get a text message today saying he's here!!

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Swaps and PIFs

My Raggedy Anne I made for the Sugar and Spice Annie Swap, hosted by Aunt Pitty Pat, arrived safely at her new home this week. She's joined Ani and her lovely doll collection so I think she'll be very happy there. Here's a pic of the Annie I sent.

Other news this week is my PIF's have started arriving at their destinations, "Sew Much Fabric, Sew Little Time, Sew True" and "Enbellefrance" have both arrived and "Trashcan's", must be about to knock on the door.

I'm now working on projects for the Pincushion Swap and the Christmas in July Swap, lots to keep me busy!