Saturday, September 16, 2023

FNSI September

 Well another month is nearly gone by. Just 100 days until Christmas & then 2024 will be here. Next year is a big "0" year for me. :) but i digress. Yesterday was FNSI hosted by Wendy.  I had plans but like all good intentions that went out the window. :(

My project was the 3rd in Fig n Berry's Christmas club stitcheries.

Ably assisted by my furry companion. lol.
And where i left it at bedtime.

Another bulb has flowered, it's a sparaxis.

As i didn't get the tags made up so i've no idea what's in the pots now. :) 4 jonquils flowered but still only had one daffodil. :(
and the dwarf Brunsfelsia is flowering. 

Happy Stitching

Friday, September 8, 2023

Mystery bulb solved.......

......... & do i feel a bit silly? Yes i do. Lol.  I should've known what it was by the flower spike but it just never occurred to me. I'll put it down to old age. :) :)

Turns out the bulbs are Freesias. Of course they are as Mum used to have them growing in the area i pulled the snowflake bulbs from. 2 flowers have opened on the spike & they smell divine.

So happy i got to have some Freesias this season after all.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Halloween..... I wanted to get some Halloween fabrics & as the local patchwork shop had nothing Spotlight was next. Well if i wanted Christmas fabrics ect plenty of that there. I finally found the Halloween fabrics but didn't care much for the choice on the bolts. I found a box of pre packaged fat 1/4's & they each had pieces i really wanted so i grabbed the 3 bundles i liked. Though i wasn't keen on the price of them (~.

On the way out the daughter i was with spotted the display of Halloween goodies & i found a white pumpkin to bring home with me. Everything was marked 20% off so the fabrics didn't cost me as much as they would have at full price. Yay a win for me. :)

Whilst in the shopping centre we popped into TK Maxx to see what Halloween goodies were in there. I bought the black pumpkin & a cute little ghost 

& found a cute pumpkin patterned bag at Spotties to bring it all home in.
Also from TK Maxx a table cloth

& from Spotties a sticky thing for the window
Now i'd better make the wallhanging i bought the fabric for. :)

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, September 5, 2023


not a lot of sewing going on here sadly. :( 

I started a new jigsaw last week & although i quite like the company & the jigsaw they make this one was giving me the fits. Even my daughter who likes to help me  put them together kept saying "i don't like this". It's the first time i've ever had to build a jigsaw from the inside out. The pattern the used to cut the pieces in this particular one is terrible other wise i love the picture itself.

I bit the bullet so to speak & bought a bottle of vodka to make Limencello so that has been started.

Disappointed that very few of the many bulbs i planted flowered. This little bloom came out the other day
When i was digging bulbs from Mum's garden some mystery ones came up with them. They looked like mini gladioli bulbs. Still don't know what they are as this is what has sprouted from them

Still waiting for it to open. The one leaning right has to blooms on it & the one leaning left has one. I hope they open soon so i can find out what i brought home with me.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, September 2, 2023

FNwF September.

 I started FNwF by going to the patchwork shop

these came home with me. :). Then off to the quilt show. Lots of lovely quilts on display. Sorry no photo's. I did see a churn dash there by a lady i know who did the sew along with Chooky. It was nice to see it in real life.

Also there was a little knick knack stall, book stall, plant stall & a hand made goods stall/s. Also on offer was tea, coffee & cake. Whilst chatting to a lady i know & browsed the hand made goodies on sale & found this
I've been wanting a clapper for a while. So glad to have found one locally. It's quite heavy so i better be careful i don't drop it on my toe. lol

For my sewing i stitched the binding on this quilt.
Not much left, just this corner & about half way along the bottom edge to do. Oh & sew down the hanging sleeve & label. :)

Pop over to visit Cheryll out lovely hostess so see who joined in for FNwF.

Happy Stitching,

Friday, September 1, 2023

Churn Dash.... done. I finished the binding Wednesday night & gave it a wash yesterday. It feels all nice & soft now. :) Started as sew along June 2022 by Chookyblue i did get the top finished by October. Beautiful quilting by Fiona was recently done.

Now i'm off to a local quilt show before doing some stitching for FNwF.

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Tail Feather....

 ..... is done finally. I started stitching the applique & embroidery about 2014, stopped & started again early 2016. I started putting rows together June 2016. That was it until i saw a finished one on Instagram back in 2020 & thought "time to get it finished off". After putting all the blocks together i went to add borders & found i didn't have the fabric. Grrr. A quick post online & a good friend said she had the matching fabric. Yay, i was so thankful. May 2020 saw Tail Feathers as a flimsy.

A while back i sent it away to Fiona to work her quilting magic. Back it came beautifully quilted & i finally sat myself down 2 evenings ago to start hand stitching the binding down.

After a wash & dry it is now hanging in the dining room. Now to finish binding the churn dash quilt. :)

Happy Stitching,

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Another jigsaw done.

 A new jigsaw arrived on Tuesday. I started it that day & was just pottering at it but today i had a helper & it was completed before i had planned for it. :)

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, August 19, 2023

FNSI August

 My day for FNSI started early. I put binding on 3 large quilts

I stacked them ready to take a photo & someone thought they were for her. Anyway they are ready for a binge session on Netflix/Disney to handsew those bindings.

Next i pulled 2 Christmas stitcheries out of my basket of small ufo's to complete

Then a Zoom session last night with Chookyblue saw those bindings handstitched down

Now to see what is next on the list to finish. :)

Pop over here to visit our lovely hostess Wendy to see who joined in last night

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

quilt jigsaw

 The latest 100 piece jigsaw arrived yesterday but i didn't realise when ordering it that the pieces are super sized. I only found out when reading the box. When laying out the border i discovered just how large it would be. Almost double the size of my regular 1000 piece puzzles.

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, August 13, 2023

When life gives you lemons.......

your make lemon meringue pie. :) :)

and it hardly made a dent in the basketful. I think there is maybe 20-25 more lemons on the tree. I was going to make Limoncello until i saw how much the vodka had gone up in price. :(

It's a lovely sunny day here, more like summer than autumn so i thought i'd take some photo's of what is blooming in my garden


osteospermums with sweet william in the photo above.
azaleas, 3 of them belonged to my Mum

some bulbs. Snowdrop from my Mum's garden(top photo) & a jonquil i've given a try this year.
can't remember the name of this bush but i love the little flowers one it. 

And lastly a little surprise for me, a sweet pea bloom. When i watered the other day i didn't notice any buds so it was a happy find in my little garden. I didn't think i'd get any as i was rather lax in planting out so of the punnet only 2 survived. The flowering one has grown maybe 15" but the other has only grown about 6". 

Happy Stitching,

FNSI September

 Well another month is nearly gone by. Just 100 days until Christmas & then 2024 will be here. Next year is a big "0" year for...