Sunday, May 15, 2022


Yesterday was another very lovely Zoom day hosted by Chookyblue  This session was not a quiet one like last time. :) Lots of chatting learning, solving the worlds problems & about life in general.  Ladies popped in out all day from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Germany, England & Norway. I hope i got the countries right.

My first project was this one

I finished the satin stitch berries then cut out the wool applique & stitched it down.

Next project was

I finished all 4 off & then before Zoom ended i brought out this project

Satin stitched the tulips &just threaded the needle with the grey when it was time to call it a night.

Happy Stitching

Saturday, May 7, 2022

FNwF May

 Hosted by Cheryll yesterday was Friday Night with Friends. I had plans but by the time i walked up to the chemist got my flu shot & a few things at the shops all i wanted to do was have a nanny nap. lol

I found this little kit the other day i'd forgotten about. Time to get it stitched up as i think i bought it several years ago.

Thankyou Cheryll for hosting us again.

Pop over here to see who joined in.

Happy Stitching ,

Monday, May 2, 2022

zoom, zoom, zoom

 Chookyblue called a Zoom meeting at short notice for yesterday. I popped in around 8am i think it was stitching in hand ready to chat & stitch the day away. Funny thing is there was very little chatting all day until later on Sunday night :)

I started off with the Summer stitchery

I made it this far by about lunchtime & after that i decided to do some EPP.

I completed this row & started another before we finished up Zoom about 10-10:30pm

It was lovely to sit, sew & "chat" with ladies from all over the world & Australia. Thankyou Chookyblue for a lovely day. Look forward to the next one.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Christmas banner.

 After much faffing around the Christmas stitcheries from Love & Hugs Australia on Facebook are done. I ended up turning them into a banner. After i reversed sewed the table runner i realised when looking for ideas that i hadn't stitched 2 of the little stitcheries up. Those done it was decision time. It is so long i took a photo of the banner curled up & then some closeups of the stitcheries.

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, April 19, 2022


 Saturday i joined in an impromptu ZOOM with Chookyblue & ladies from all over the world but what to sew? Hmm i ended up doing the big stitch quilting on my background hanging for the little seasons quilts. Quilting on it Saturday evening & also Sunday evening saw that completed & the binding added Monday.

Now i can hang the Autumn stitchery.


On Saturday i also traced out Spring & Summer stitcheries.

Though you'll have to take my word for it. No matter what i tried they just didn't photograph very well.

Sunday saw me faffing around trying to decide what to do with the 10 little Christmas stitcheries from the Love & Hugs Designers on Facebook from 2020.

I had thought to make a banner but decided the blocks looked to big after adding borders. Runner it is then. I put it together with the white squares & left it to quilt Monday. But i'm not happy with it so some reverse sewing will be in order. I've already unpicked some of the quilting. I'd sewn across the white squares so they had an x pattern but when the binding went on the stitching wasn't in the corner under the binding. So out it came.

It's rather long so i had to take 2 photo's. Not sure about that dark green fabric at all. My plan now is to possibly add a red square to the centre of the tone on tone. 

Happy stitching,

Saturday, April 16, 2022

FNSI/EWSI April part 1

 Time again for FNSI hosted by Wendy. Though this month it is also an Easter Sew in. :)

I started with this folder. It was 3/4's done a month or so ago & it didn't take long to finish so i don't know why i left it. It only needed the front attached to the inner & the binding done.

Heartfelt Sewing Folder by Gail Pan Designs.

When Gail Brought out her Changing Seasons book in 2019 I traced out 2 of the 4 seasons stitcheries (not sure why i didn't trace all 4) & they sat until i stitched them last year. There they sat again until yesterday.

All they needed was the binding & the hanging hooks added to the back. But before i stitched the binding onto them i had put together the background hanger.

I'm hand quilting in the lag cabin strips which is why it isn't completed. Now to trace & stitch Spring & Summer before those seasons come around. lol.

Pop over here to see who has joined in & the projects they are working on.

Happy Stitching,


Saturday, April 2, 2022

FNwF April

 I started my sewing day early for FNwF hosted by Cheryll.

I had stitched 6 little stitcheries before Christmas but didn't get around to completing the project. Wednesday i cut the backgrounds out & stitched them down ready to finish yesterday. All that needed doing was to sew the seams, turn inside out & then quilt.

Pattern is Sew Some Joy by Marg Low Designs. Marg had mounted her stitcheries on 6 little boards but as i had a large canvas i covered it with a cream material( not that you can see it) ran some Christmas string across it, found some tiny pegs & it was done.

In the evening i finished this stitchery off

The bunny just need a bit of back stitch & the satin stitch & the blue hearts need to be done & it's now ready to be turned into a project pouch.

Happy Stitching,

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Joy Bunting

The 3rd project from the other day is finished. Joy bunting from The Raspberry Rabbits

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Small finishes

 Time to stop faffing around & start clearing out my small ufo tray. I'll get to my large ufo's at a later date.   

The appliqued hexagon from my last post is now turned into a needlcase ready to post off with the doll quilt.

It has pockets on the inside to hold things

The other finish is a swag bunting from Gail Pan called "Joy Bunting"

There was a 3rd project also a "Joy" bunting which i didn't get finished last night. Hopefully today it will get done. :)

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, March 19, 2022

FNSI March

 Hard to believe but here we are in the middle of March already & time for FNSI. Thankyou Wendy for hosting us again.

My day started early as i needed to get my little doll quilt made for a swap. I'd appliqued the hexies down earlier in the week so there wasn't a lot to do to finish it.

When doing the applique i discovered i can't count & had made 13 rosettes. Wondering what to do with the extra one i decided to use it up in a needlecase to send with the quilt. Background fabric was found & i did the applique.

Now to finish it. :)

Hmm only early evening & i don't know what to do. EPP ? can't do any stitchery as i 've none traced out. Wonder if  there is anything already pre-printed? Yes there is. I remembered about  gift sent to me earlier this year was ready to stitch. Problem solved. lol

Pop over here to find links to who joined in FNSI.

Happy Stitching,


Yesterday was another very lovely Zoom day hosted by Chookyblue  This session was not a quiet one like last time. :) Lots of chatting learni...