Monday, November 23, 2009

Heat & Finishes

Despite the soaring heat i've managed to get all my commitments done for the swap's i'm in. Can't show those photo's yet. :) but i can show the 2 cushion covers & another bag i finished. Also finished yesterday in my marathon sewing day was these 2 bon bons.

Yes the bag is a little different to the first one i made. The band at the top is a pale colour.

Thes are the hexagons i received from Lyn in the hexagon challenge. I've an idea in my head but just have to see if it will work with the size Lyn has given us to work with.

Hugzz, Jeanette

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Patterns, finishes, ornie swap, fabrics & lunch out

I'd seen this lovely pattern of Rosalie's made up & decided it i needed it.
Ladies in Tasmania went to a recent sewing day & made this lovely pattern of Leanne's House. Of course as soon as i saw it i had to have it too. :)
I took part in an ornie swap in a group i'm in on Yahoo & this is the gorgeous ornament i was sent by my partner.  Isn't it just the cutest mouse in a stocking. 



My friend Joy emailed me the other day to see if i was free for lunch today. You bet i was  :) So before lunch we went out to Rose Patchwork Cottage for fabric therapy. Here's my selection
Some more fabrics for the Civil War Quilts & lovely spotty fabrics for who knows at the moment & a lovely green/cream piece covered in little stars. Also bought is some lovely pink sandcastle fabric
Not sure what i'll make with it yet. Joy & i had a lovely lunch at the local hotels fabulous eating establishment. Thanks for the great company Joy. Oh & i guess you want to know about my finishes? well they are a secret for the sscs swap so i can't tell you a thing about them just yet until the are sent off to ???? in ?????
Hugs, Jeanette

Monday, November 16, 2009

Parcel Delivery For ME !!!!!


Ooooo i'm so excited & don't know how i'll wait until Decmber 1st before i can start opening my Advent gifts from Jenny. The lovely parcel man just delivered this to my front door. Just as well my son heard the man before me or the parcel man might have got a shock at my excitement. Now if only he would be kind enough to deliver my Angel gifts to me which seem to be still wandering to post offices of the world & 2 books which are on back order.Hugs, Jeanette

Thursday, November 12, 2009

fabric, a win, advent swap & some finishes.

I decided to get the lovely background used in The Civil War Brides Quilt & it arrived last week. I've yet to find the time to start the fabulous quilt.

A while ago missymack mentioned on her blog the lack of an all yellow quilt. You always see yellows mixed with other colours. Sam was having a giveaway of a lovely yellow fat 1/4 & i won.
Not a good photo i know but it's a gorgeous piece of fabric.
Can't show you the goodies but here are all the things wrapped up ready to post to Jenny. I hope she likes all the goodies i'm sending.

These last 2 photo's are some finishes. They are gifts for Christmas. The top one is a bag designed by Judith  using teatowels & is in a recent Handmade magazine. The 2nd photo is of 2 cushion covers
Hugs, Jeanette

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Anyone up for a Challenge?

I've decide to participate in Lyn's challenge. There is also a link on my sidebar which will take you to Lyn's blog. I love hexagons & like Lyn i like to see vintage quilts preserved. So take a look & join in but be quick as Lyn only has enough for 17 people.

Hugs, Jeanette

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fabrics, patterns & things.


Monday i went out to Judy Gray's She has opened her patchwork shop under her house. Lots of lovely fabrics in her 2 week sale at $5 & $10 a metre. I bought the above fabrics Monday. The fat 1/4 bundles was $25 for 10 pieces.

I've been after a ruler holder for a while so i bought this one from Cath. Cute little mousie being observed by cats. Then whilst lying ill in bed on Wednesday the postie bought me these.
Ok i only bought the top 2. The name of the bag you can't see is "pretty hexagon baskets". The 3rd one was a surprise. The lovely Linda sent it to me as a thankyou for continual support of her shop. What a sweetie. Also whenever Linda sends the patterns out she includes 2 charm squares. One day i'll have enough to create something. :)
Thursday while shopping in Woolies i discovered these. Cut little ladybird pegs & they found their way into my trolley. Hey, they are so cute who could resist. Besides purple, cats & sewing notion thingys i love ladybirds. :)
Then about lunch time Thursday my SIL rang to see if i wanted to go back to Judy's instead of Spotlight. "sure, why not". So i took my bag of patterns that sit patiently by the back door waiting for fabrics to be bought for them. My bag of patterns amused Judy. The above fabrics are for a Natalie Ross pattern.
These fabrics are for Melly & Me's cute giraffe pattern
Another bundle of fat 1/4's. I'll use these on the Natalie Ross bag.
Well that's my week so far.
Hugs, Jeanette

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

More Free Christmas designs

I was visiting Judith this morning & discovered from her 12 designers in America are giving away free Christmas designs starting November 9th. How lucky are we to be scoring all these free designs from these lovely ladies plus our very own Gum Tree Designers


Below is the designers links & the day they are posting their design.

Nov 9th: Gudrun from GE Designs
Nov 10th: Sandy from Piece of My Heart
Nov 11th: Terry from Atkinson Design
Nov 12th: Pat from Pat Sloan & Co
Nov 13th: Heather from Anka's Treausres
Nov 14th: Pam from Pam Kitty Morning
Nov 15th: Kari from New Leaf Stitches
Nov 16th: Terri from Whimsicals Threads
Nov 17th: Sherri from Little Bits of This & That
Nov 18th: Carrie from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
Nov 19th: Roseann from Rosebud's Cottage
Nov 20th: Linda from Dzyning Things

 Make sure you pop by each of these lovely designers over the 12 days & see what they are offering you. Oh & did i mention there will be prizes on offer as well. Plus a grand prize of $360. You must comment of every blog though to be in the draw.
Hugs, Jeanette
PS: forgot to say start checking out the blogs Nov 3rd USA time 'causethats when the competition starts.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Angel Gifts

I can now show you the Angel gifts i sent to Maria in Denmark. They have arrived safe & sound & posted on her blog.
The lovely bag designed by Helen.

The notebook cover designed by May Britt

The sweet little needlecase designed by Natalie, bookmark by Vicki, butterfly needlecase & pincushion by the girls at The Quilted Crow & the cute little pincushion by Plumcute Designs. I also included for Maria a packet of tim tams which she tells me are all eaten & an address book full of quilt pictures.

Hugs, Jeanette

Monday, November 2, 2009

Another Pattern :)


I'd forgotten about this pattern when i last posted. Found it later on when doing a bit of a clean-up in my sewing area. Yes it's a recently bought one. :) I am hoping to make one or two before Christmas but at the rate i'm going it will be 2010 Christmas before i've got any Christmas things made for me & my family.

Hugs, Jeanette

Christmas hangings

 This afternoon i found some sewjo to put my hanging together that needed to have some of blocks restitched due to me cutting them the wrong...