Tuesday, 23 February 2010


Yesterday was my rostered day off and with the boys at work and school I had "ME" time. I focussed on completing the Gail Pan wallhanging and a Quilt-Aid block and I'm pleased to say I got them both finished.
I just need to find a nice hanger for this beauty
and I'm ready to start on my next Quilt-Aid Block, only 9 to go and a finishing kit!
But before I get distracted again I'm going back to Angel's Story...Focus Jo!!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

UFO's are starting to disappear

We had a bit of a damp weekend in Hobart so rather than getting out in the garden I had some stitching time. I pulled out a UFO, a half completed stitchery that I started over 18 months ago. I finished off the stitchery and added the flying geese borders. I'm so pleased with how it turned out, now it just needs wadding, backing, quilting and binding.
This wonderful project is called "Mayfield Country Sampler" by Gail Pan, it was Australian Homespun No. 58 Vol. 9 No. 3.
If you have a chance pop over here to see another little sewing caddy I made. The pattern is called "Ruby Brown's Sewing Caddy" by Polly's Keepsakes, I'm trying to locate where the pattern can be bought, stay tuned and hopefully I'll have some info for you soon.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Thrifty Thursday

I've quite come to enjoy visits to the tip shop and walking around thinking "How could I use this and that and looking for creative solutions to my storage problems.
I love the clip-it up systems and just can't afford to buy one at the moment but I've created an alternate solution.
I took these three items I found at my local tip shop....
and turned them into this
I added a long nut and a few bolts but it still needs a bit of tweaking so I can get it to rotate but I'm half way there.
I've also added a rail on a cupboard and made a few plastic hangers to store some pretty ribbons and I've got lots more to hang yet
I'm really happy with how this spot is starting to look
Have you come up with some good storage solutions if so please let me know!

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

First Day

It was my Baby's first day of high school yesterday, he was up at 6am and very excited about going to his new school and making new friends. He looked so handsome in his uniform.
For years he has said that he wants to join the army when he finishes high school, wonder if he'll ever change his mind?

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

She's so sweet!

Remember the little orange sewing tote from this post, well Cath from Cathron Country Designs said she really liked it so I asked her if she was interested in a swap (...so much for my resolution) and to my delight she said yes! I've always admired Cath's handiwork, her dolls are so sweet. Well my DS called me at work yesterday and said a parcel had arrived, I counted down the minutes until I could go home and I ripped open the parcel to find the most sweetest doll ever, just look at that face, isn't she adorable!
Thank-you so much Cath for agreeing to swap with me, I hope you get plenty of use out of the tote!
(For those wanting to know the pattern it's by Bronwyn Hayes from her Flowerbed book)
Do go and visit Cath and check out her gorgeous dollies, she also has a free pattern so you can have a go at making one too!

Monday, 1 February 2010

Quick note

I forgot to also mention to visit Nancy's blog, she has received the rescue package I sent for the Advent Swap after her partner failed to deliver.  We don't know what has happened in this lady's life to prevent her from fullfilling her promise but I would like to see her return Nancy's goods.

This message is to everyone "If signing up for swaps read the terms and conditions before committing!"


I've finally finished An Angel's Story, the top that is! After much procrastinating I've finally put those last few stitches in and now it's ready for quilting Yippee!
It really needs and iron but I was in such a rush to show you the ironing could wait!

Vikki's giveawy prize arrived so you can pop over here and check out the tote bag I made especially for her.
And I also sent a surprise to Bec, go and check it out!

I've made a start on Life is Beautiful, gorgeous quilt by my lovely friend Helen
again with the no ironing but I had to show you my weekends work. I'm going to complete this quilt using French General's Rural Jardin fabrics.

Did you all have busy weekends and get much stitching done?