Saturday, November 22, 2014

November FNSI

OMGosh it's a month since I posted . . . .Work / Life has been busy...
A late night at work again - thought all that was behind me - so not a lot of sewing done and it's all secret stuff anyway, so I can't show a lot.

I love the incentive of sewing along with everyone . . . .and I enjoy having a look at everyone's posts and progress.  Looking is easy - performing- not so easy!!!
Pop over here and have a look at the others who signed up.

Thanks Wendy for hosting and providing tasty recipes!!!

Oh well not too long til Christmas and holiday time!

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.