Monday, February 27, 2012


Although i have the Kindle & love it i still like my paper books. These 3 arrived recently but haven't had time to read them as of yet.
2 books about the Amish & Jennifer Chiaverini's latest Sonoma Rose.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, February 25, 2012

1 Christmas Item day

I got a bit carried away this month for the Xmas item a month. I made 4 things. :)
1st finished was this pre-printed stitchery from Rosalie Quinlan.
Another pre-print but from Natalie Bird.
Candle mat from Bareroots &
this candle mat also from Bareroots. It has little white seed beads sewn all over it & i was thoroughly sick of sewing them on by the time i'd finished. I think i've made a great start(finally) to this years Christmas decorations. lol. To see more 1 Xmas items visit Narelle.

Happy Stitching,

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Giveaway win

Recently Michelle had a giveaway to celebrate Valentines Day. I was pleasantly surprised when i found out i'd won. My lovely goodies arrived on Tuesday. The parcel was wrapped in pretty heart printed cellophane.

Inside was: a  red card with heart shape, some buttons, dmc thread, heart shaped choccies(yumm) a roll of pretty ribbon, spotty fabric, red heart shaped cookie cutter & Michelle's latest book of stitcheries which are fabulous. Thankyou so much Michelle for these wonderful goodies.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, February 20, 2012


My Mum has finally come to the conclusion that not only does my Dad need to be in care she is needing it also. In doing so she is passing onto my siblings & myself bits & pieces. Last time i was there i brought home the china she told me i could have.
I've always loved this carnival glass bowl. I was only expecting this bowl but i was given these 2 as well.
Dad bought a series of lion/tiger plates & we were to choose 1. No guessing which one i chose. :)
Thursday Joy ventured up to Ipswich for lunch with Pami & i. We visited 2 stores that sell old china. In the first store i spotted several things i wanted but sadly they were a bit beyond my price range but i did come home with this gorgeous teaset.
At the next shop i found a lovely crinoline lady bowl & another of the orange coloured bowls shown above. Tempted to buy it but settled on the crinoline.
Still might go get the other bowl though. :)

My poor kitties go through a lot. Poor Bella is the latest recipient of the fun & games.
She is not amused.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

One Flower Wednesday

January saw me finally getting the 2nd jelly roll out & preparing the rest of the hexagons for my vignette hexagon quilt.
Here they all are. I've managed to sew 7 & most of the 8th one together so far on the last 2 Tuesday nights. All i have left now is to embroider the stepping stones.
Happy Stitching,

nine patches

 Somehow i have gotten behind again with my nine patches so yesterday i sat & sewed & i am all caught up. Week 12 week 13 I think i ...