Sunday, November 26, 2023


 I wasn't sure about my desert roses this year. They looked ok but were taking their time putting out leaves. Finally a few weeks back leaves appeared so now i patiently waited to see if flowers would come out. I've been rewarded. :)

Only 2 of my 4 have flowers this year. The big desert rose has buds as of yet.

The hydrangea i took photos of a while back has bloomed. So glad i saved it as it has such pretty pink flowers.

Waiting now for the blood lily to bloom. I was surprised this morning to see how many were in the pot. when i looked the other day there was only one.
this was a pot i rescued from Mum's. So glad i saved it.

The achimenes i rescued haven't faired so well & i'm not sure why. My brother gave me a pot with a few in & it has flowered. There is 4 blooms with another one coming out.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, November 18, 2023

FNSI November

 I was sorting out things in my sewing room the other day & came across a stitchery i have no idea where it came from. Despite having other things i needed to finish i made a start. :)

This is where i was up to last when i joined in FNSI hosted by Wendy

and how far i made it before bed called me. :) Just the bottom section to go & then the dreaded satin stitch. lol

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

a new jigsaw

 I finally managed to get the last jigsaw done but upon completion found a piece missing. I've looked everywhere but have not found it. I don't know if it was already missing or if it it was lost whilst i was putting it together. Most disappointing.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, November 4, 2023

FNwF November

 Yesterday was FNwF hosted by Cheryll

Recently Gail Pan put out a 3 part Christmas pattern but i was a bit late to start. Finally managed that this week. Last night i started on number 2 stitchery.

By the time i went to bed i made it this far.
Hopefully i'll finish it tonight & can move onto number 3.

Pop over here to see who joined in last night.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, November 1, 2023


 Mum had a Hoya plant near her back door but as it was entangled  around things & rooted itself into the ground i couldn't remove it when we were cleaning the house out last year. I did the next best thing & took a piece from it which had some roots on it. Planted it a hanging pot & crossed fingers it would survive.

It did & it has 4 flowers on it. 1 has opened, another is ready to open & there are 2 tiny ones just forming.

A while back i bought these 2 plants to put in the front garden. I've been quite slack in doing so but that just means i get to enjoy them looking out the kitchen window or when i'm out the back. :)

My brother palmed off gave me a hibiscus plant year before last. I honestly didn't think it was going to survive no matter what i did. The soil was looking a bit low so last week i carefully took it from the pot added more soil in the base & around it after putting the plant back. Low & behold flowers are starting to appear.
I hope my plants survive the heat of summer.

We had  random visitor last week. I don't know where it came from or where it went after it left as the house isn't near any bushland.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, October 21, 2023

FNSI October

 For FNSI i stitched number 4 from Fig n Berry Christmas club.

I'd started Thursday night
and got this far last night.

Pop over & visit Wendy, our lovely hostess, to see who joined in last night.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

a new jigsaw

 I found another company selling quilt jigsaws & decided to give them a try. I bought 2 & so far have only put 1 together. It was another frustrating one that i had to build inside out. Well bottom to top mostly but despite that i did enjoy putting it together.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, October 7, 2023

FnwF October.

 Yesterday was FnwF hosted by Cheryll. I was hoping for a nice long sewing day but between a Dr's appt & having plumbing problems sorted i ran out of day. Then to top it off a plant stand i had to move so the plumber could get at the pipes was blown over in the wind. That's a job to be sorted out today. Broken pots & damaged plants. :(.

My project was the next 2 stitchery blocks for Owl & Hare Hollow.

where i was at from Thursday night stitching.
a bit further along by bedtime.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Rainbow Scrap Challenge September.

 I'm just scraping this months blocks in. I really don't know where September went. i just hope October isn't in the same rush to be someplace. :)

The colour choice was aqua. Something i have little of & it was hard to get this colour right. I'd find some & then when put in my little pile it would either looks greenish or blueish. Oh well i just went with what i have here.

Happy Stitching,

Friday, September 29, 2023

sewing with a grandson

 7 year old grandson staying over asked could he do some sewing but he didn't know what he wanted to sew. Meanwhile he asked for paper & pencils to do some drawing. Well he drew a bear & then asked could he sew one of those. Hmmm how about a quilt for a stuffed animal you already own. Lucky for me he was agreeable to that.

Tin brought out that contained 4" squares he chose what he wanted. He sorted out the placement of his chosen pieces & whilst i guided the fabric he used the foot pedal. I really need to find the knee lift for those with short legs. :). After that i asked GS what colour border fabrics. Out came the reds & fortunately i had just enough of the chosen fabric. After borders cut off we went again, me guiding the fabric & gs working the foot pedal.

I was abandoned after that for youtube videos. lol So i set to with a simple grid pattern to quilt it. Then scratched through my scrap bindings to find a piece big enough. After a consult we went with a white pice that was just long enough.

The finished quilt he happily went home with.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, September 25, 2023


 The limoncello is done & ready to drink. :)

as i still have quite a few lemons i'll see if i can find any vodka on sale & make some more Limoncello.

Another bulb has bloomed. this time a Tritelia or star flower.

No sewing happening here sadly. A little embroidery now & again but mostly reading. I'm hoping after a Dr visit tomorrow will solve a health mystery & i'll feel like sewing again.

Happy Stitching,


 I wasn't sure about my desert roses this year. They looked ok but were taking their time putting out leaves. Finally a few weeks back l...