Wednesday, December 31, 2008


2008 is nearly over. It's 2:30pm here in my very hot house. Have to stay up late as the pyrotech says everyone should be able to see the fireworks all over town from the park where he is setting up. Be 2 shows so i'm hoping as i love fireworks. I just wanted to say to everyone "Have a Happy New Years" & i hope 2009 brings everything you wish for.


Sunday, December 28, 2008


I remembered a photo i'd taken of a lovely gift sent to me from my friend in Canada. Everything is handmade. The mountain scene is all fabrics, the Christmas card has fabric trees & the postcard has a saying on it. It reads "quilters share a common thread, we admit... we are powerless over fabric". Along with these lovely things was a beautiful calender of Canadian scenery. My other friend in Canada also sent a calender of scenery & a lovely applique pattern.


Saturday, December 27, 2008


Hi all, I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I had a fabulous day. We went to my parents home where my daughter & her partner joined us Christmas day. We all enjoyed seeing each other as it's not often we are all together. As usual lots of yummy food & we ate too much. :) Lovely gifts received. Haven't any photo's as yet as they are on my son's camera & haven't been put on the computer. We took the girls for a walk Christmas night to look at the light display. A fabulous display to be seen.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

stitcheries & yule logs.

I enjoyed making the bon bon from Anni Downs so much i made a 2nd one which i have sent to a friend. I put yummy toffees in it. I also made a stuffed heart from May Britt's cute stitchery. My House Elf was busy again & made a Yule Log this time. It is really yummy.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

computers & sewing

I had troubles making a link to another blog, then i had children hogging the computer & today i couldn't load photo's until the House Elf figured out a way to add them to the computer. One advantage of not being able to have computer time is i sew. I managed to get a few things done this last week. A tablecloth for my daughter, a foundation pieced block swap with my patchwork club, 2 cute projects from Anni Downs, Gail Pan's lovely litttle stitchery & another cat bag made within the space of hours to give as a present today.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Gingerbread House

I've always wanted to make a gingerbread house at Christmas but never seemed to get around to it. This year i hade one made for me by my house elf. Aren't i lucky. It took the Elf most of the day to make it.


Friday, December 5, 2008


I managed to finally get the last 2 things finished to be sent overseas. Just 3 days late. Wednesday was just sewing, sewing & more sewing. The cat bags are part of a sewing set. I have been trying to make myself the set since i bought the pattern but the kids all like the bags. I finally got my set made. I've now made 6 cat bags altogether. They are really cute. The wallhanging is for a friend's daughter in law who had a baby back in August. Just a little behind on that one. :)


 I started FNSI making bias strips. I had several pieces left from when i made the blocks that were long enough to use so i counted how many...