Saturday, October 1, 2022

Vintage Sewing cushion

 Vintage sewing cushion was another pattern i bought many years ago after seeing one made. I purchased fabrics ect to make it & had my SIL crochet the bits needed to decorate. Unfortunately the crochet she made to go across the wedges was to short so i had to find scrap lace to add to the top. Then as usual it was put aside. :). Not sure when i got it out & did the stitcheries, possibly last year or earlier this year.

Today was the day to finish it. Yesterday i cut out all the fabric pieces needed & made up the wedge top. It took a wee bit longer to finish than i thought it would.

Happy stitching

Friday, September 30, 2022

Tuffet Pincushion

 Many years back after seeing one made i bought a Tuffet In A Tin by Anni Downs of Hatched & Patched. I didn't do a thing with it until earlier this year when i put together the hexagons for the top & bottom.

 As it is time to stop procrastinating & waiting for my sewjo to return i got it out of my "to be finished" basket & completed it today.

I  did have some troubles with sewing it together & on hindsight i would do the sewing together a little differently but i followed the pattern so i figured i didn't do to badly. :)

Happy Stitching

Saturday, September 24, 2022

FNSI September part 2

 GS wanted another little quilt for his teddy. Earlier this week i helped him sew 4 squares together & add borders. Yesterday i quilted & bound the little quilt.

then i started stitching block 2 of It's A Redwork Christmas

Pop over here to see who joined in last night

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, September 17, 2022

FNSI September

 Although it wasn't announced i still did some stitching as if it was FNSI. :)

I was feeling a bit bored with my hexie star quilt & i didn't want to work on my bom stitcheries so i started a new project. Lol.

 A set of 9 stitcheries called A Redwork Christmas by Rosalie Quinlan Designs

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Zoom time

 Yesterday Chooky invited us to join her again for a lovely Zoom day sewing along with ladies from all over the world. I did miss a couple of ladies from the northern hemisphere in the morning.

I sewed together 1 row of my star hexies & half of a 2nd row before my laptop chucked a fit & turned my screen pink. Sadly I had to leave the Zoom chat which was nice as always.

I kept sewing last night & finished the 2nd row.

And started adding a previously finished row to the top

I'll be glad when I get my new laptop this week. I really don't like using my tablet for doing posts & I can't comment on some blogs. :(.

Thankyou Chooky & all the ladies who joined in yesterday for a wonderful day.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, September 3, 2022

FNwF September

 My day started early for FNwF.

I'd finished this hexie flower off a while back but really didn't know what to do with it. The little box it came in just has photo's for ideas no actual pattern. I did think i would make a needlecase but as i was appliqueing i decided it will make a lovely label for one of my EPP quilts.

Next to do was fight with this top to get it quilted. Not sure what the problem was & some of the quilting looks like a dogs dinner. I did unpick a lot but i think my machine just didn't like the wadding. :(

I tried to take a photo this morning before i left for northern NSW but it was just to dark being overcast & this was what i ended up with.

A little photo bomber who thought the quilt was for her. lol

So when i got back sadly it was already dark & i tried again for photo's but didn't like any. Thinking maybe it's just my camera i tried taking a photo with my phone hoping it would be better.

I don't think it's much better. :(

Pop over to visit Cheryll to see who joined in.

Happy Stitching,

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Not letting the grass grow.......

 ....... since i made August's 8 churn dash blocks yesterday i figured i was on a roll & that as today was the 1st of September  i would just continue on & make the last 8 blocks. :)

Once those were done i laid them all out to see how they look together.

This is not the layout i just place them this way to see them all .Now to cut sashings & setting triangles ready to finish the top off. 

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Churn Dash Blocks & a finish

 Just made it in the nick of time. Phew. :) lol

8 blocks for the churn dash sewalong

plus my 1 & only finish for August

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, August 28, 2022


Yesterday Chookyblue invited us to a quick Zoom. I was at the shops when i saw the message so i quickly grabbed my coffee & vanilla slice & hurried home as quick as i could (i was walking) as i didn't want to miss anything :) lol.

I only managed to get 1 rosette done

whilst chatting to these lovely ladies

Some left after this photo & others popped in.

2 more rosettes were made last night

I have 6 full rosettes to make but i'm short 20 hexagons for 3 of those & quite a few small triangles. When i make those up i'll count what i need for the fillers & get them made up also. Then it will be a case of tracking down where i put the red fabric for the large triangles & making those up.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, August 22, 2022


 Binge watching Discovery(star trek) on Paramount+ & a quick Zoom with Chookyblue resulted in 6 rosettes for my quilt. I counted up the hexies i'd made last week & found i'm short 17 for the rosettes. Once i get those done i'll need to figure out the fillers for the sides.

happy Stitching

Saturday, August 20, 2022

FNSI August

 Oh dear how did it get to be nearly the end of August already. As usual when signing up for FNSI hosted by Wendy i had plans. :) But as usual a spanner was thrown into the works. I had one of my very (these days)  random migraines. 

I sat up for a little while in the evening & put together these little 1" triangles

They are for this project

Sorry it's a sideways shot. The unfilled spots are the sides. Anyway i thought i'd made enough flowers but i changed how i wanted to sew them together. I need to make enough to add another 3 or 4 rows & fill in the sides.

Pop over here to see who joined in last night.

Happy Sewing,

Vintage Sewing cushion

 Vintage sewing cushion was another pattern i bought many years ago after seeing one made. I purchased fabrics ect to make it & had my S...