Sunday, June 26, 2016

Stitchers Garden

Back in 2011 I took a series of classes at my LQS - to make Stitchers Garden - the series of classes is designed to make use of the decorative stitches on my sewing machine and to teach various applique methods.  I had been wanting to do this class for a while - and when it was offered in black & balis - I signed up.

I had a wonderful time playing with threads and fabrics - and purchasing more balis.  I learnt Bobbin work, did some cording, used ric rac.  As is often the case I have changed the original design...I finished the blocks off quite a while ago and even finished the top ...finally it is quilted and bound.




Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Kitchen Kaper Swap

The lovely "Tuesday Girls" organised another swap...we needed to include:

1.  One Tea towel - either bought or handmade..
2.  One Cookie Cutter
3.  One Spatula
4.  A Recipe Card.. (Add your favourite recipe to the card)..
5.  An Individually wrapped cookie..

I sent this to O'Faigh


and I received this lovely collection of goodies - from Jan (Little Red Hen) - those cookies were hand made and were very yummy - lucky they made the photo at all!!!
and the cookie cutter says "Eat Me"   ...how cute.


 (oops - its upside down - sorry...)

Another fun swap.
Looking forward to the next one...a Claytons Christmas swap.






Sunday, June 19, 2016

FNSI - June

Time for another cyber sewing party !!  Thanks Wendy for continuing to host us.

My FNSI turned into WSI (Weekend Sew In) - my husband is in Melbourne for the weekend so I invited BF over to have a mini retreat.  So a lot of Friday night was organising rather than sewing but I was there with you all in spirit.


Had a full on Sewing day on Saturday and more today (Sunday) and have done a lot of cutting and deciding on fabrics - not a lot that is worth showing but I have done some more on my Pretty Little Sydney cross stitch.




Friday, June 10, 2016

An Easy Swap...well a No Fuss Swap

Feeling like a little fun??? - there is a Claytons Christmas Swap happening over here.

So simple - easy to do - minimum hand work - and you might make a new friend...pop on over and have a look!

All you need is:
1.  A Christmas ornament - either bought or homemade..
2.  A Christmas fat quarter.
3.  Christmas button/s
4.  A small treat 

Go on - you know you want to.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Cyber Party Wrap Up

Sunday Night wrap up:


I have finished those dots - don't look too closely!!  And the tiny silver bits that were missing - so that is a Finish...still need to make something with it . . .???

I organised the bird house block

and I've finished my flowers for a row quilt that I am working on . . .

Thanks Chooky for a wonderful excuse to get things organised and done...its been very motivating.

Pop over here if you'd like to see what everyone else got up to.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Cyber Party Progress

Friday Night
A little treat to go with the party theme:
Firstly, I did some "design" work - the next block in Bluebird Lane has some bunnies...I don't have a thing for bunnies at all...so I've decided to create a birdhouse...I think I will still make changes to this but at least I have a "plan".

Then I organized my supplies for Saturday and did a bit of stitching on this...

Saturday - Day
After a wet drive down the highway. for sewing with my group - Loose Threads, I finished this one ....

and did some of the dots on this one...tedious but they are getting better as I go.

Happy with what I got done - I hope everyone else is having a fun cyber party.

The party continues...









Friday, June 3, 2016

Cyber Party TIme



It's time to celebrate with Chooky again...




Chooky has invited us all to join her cyber party - its lucky that it always coincides with Group #1 Sewing day (Saturday) and I hope to sew Friday Night
(even though FNWF is next week) and why not some more on Sunday??

Tomorrow the weather is expected to be "torrential downpour"
...we do need rain...
but not 200ml in one go   (that would be about 8" in the old speak...)


So, if you haven't done so already...
pop over here and link up.......
I'd love to be there in person....
but a cyber party is fun too.

Better go find something to sew . . . .