Saturday, October 18, 2014

October FNSI

I signed up... I had good intentions...but work is still busy...busy period will be over this time next week (hopefully), so a late start... I started to sew this hexie to the background....and then finished it today - and wrote on it before I took a picture (duh!!!  overworked brain) here it is before I sewed it on...

Thanks to Wendy for hosting us again - and giving prizes - I was one of the lucky winners last time....
And since I am not posting much lately and to show that I have managed a little sewing here are two things I finished earlier
Some red & white coasters for an Engagement  present for a friend of my daughter's:

and some Aussie hero blocks.

Off to Sunday Stitchers tomorrow - so will get some hand sewing done at least!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Craft & Quilt Fair 2014

On Wednesday I went to the Brisbane Craft & Quilt Fair. met up with quite a few lovely ladies,  wandered around..all day...spent some a few new ideas......ooh and aahed over some quilts and generally had a very satisfying day. I'm a bit worn out today and a bit more cashless.  Here is part of why:

a few little pieces of Christmas fabric for something ...secret.sewing.... I bought a cute little pack of 1/10ths!!  I unpacked them last night before the photo...shame ...they looked really cute in their little holder...
a few 30cm pieces for some Aussie Hero BOMs I make sometimes,
a bit of ric rac from a grumpy old man who won't sell half metres and rounds the price up to an even dollar ($1.85 became $2, and I couldn't be bothered arguing...but I won't be looking at his stuff again),
a sashiko Christmas tree...(I'd love to start it now but...) and
some red and white to make a quick Engagement present.

There were a few other expenses too - some parlan, something from the "new ideas" department that I really cannot show and I re-joined Queensland Quilters...and purchased the fat quarter for the 2015 Challenge - another Christmas break project...(I need at least 4 weeks off to even skim the surface of my proposed To Do list).
I'm not so sure where all the $$$$ went but I didn't buy anything just for the sake of it.

It was good to see a few new retailers too.

I've been busy and a bit distracted lately, hopefully I can get back to some more blog posts, visits and comments over the next few weeks...though I do have a few things on my sewing (and working) plate/s.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


DH was lucky enough to score an invitation to a Riverfire event - so we watched from the Sky Lounge at the Brisbane Convention Centre - usually I am only there for craft shows - didn't even know they had levels above the halls - the Sky Lounge has a large deck and a great view of the SouthBank Area - although QPAC is in front so you can't see the ground level.  But most of the fireworks happen up high so it was a great view:

But even more stunning was the food...this for pre fireworks 

as well as little buckets of fish and chips, mini burgers (sliders) and steamed bun with Peking duck.

Then after:

Wonderful night!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FNSI - September

I had great plans -but DH decided we should go out for dinner - so nit much sewing done...I did do a little more on some secret sewing...and today (Sunday) is the big reveal so I think it's OK to show this little bit...

Hopefully next month I will be better organized more productive

Thanks to Wendy for hosting - we had a lovely email chat during the night!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

FNSI - August

I joined in with a lot of other crafty people all overt the place on Friday night...I did some of my Cross Stitch - which hasn't seen the light of day for a while . . .
I did a bit more on Saturday night while watching the news 

I will do three more squares after this to make it a 3 x4 pattern...

I'm a bit late posting this - seem to have a lot of little bits to get done - looking forward to Sunday Stitchers tomorrow.  I've just finished cooking a vegetable slice to take and also prepared Sunday's dinner in the crock pot.

Thanks everyone for your company!!   Seer you next time.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Retreat - 2014 - Day 5

Sad today...last day...and only half a day..

Here is the Progress Board:

My bobbin case - almost 6 bobbins used:
 We have had a ball - laughed, sewed, talked, ate til all hours of the night....

Til next year girls - thanks for the company.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Retreat - 2014 - Day 4

Not so many of us left now - started the day with 6 - but 2 have left...
Here is the Progress Board:

I managed to move 2 stickers today..One more I Spy/Novelty Disappearing 9 Patch....
and the main part of French Collection.

I had hoped to finish the top, but decided I needed another fabric for a first border, so it will have to wait a bit. But I am really happy with how it's looking so far....

The main finish of the day was this quilt top - it's queen size - but it's "awesome"...well done Nolene.

The actual colours are so much richer...and the yellow is an orange, but it's gorgeous.

Well half a day or so to go - luckily I still have til next Monday before I go back to work, so hopefully I can finish a few more things...