Tuesday, July 31, 2012

finishes & things

During the week i worked on the robes i mentioned cutting out in the previous post. I got all 3 done in time to hand them to the people wanting them.
Not hard to make just time consuming. Saturday i went on a day trip out to to Toogoolawah. Our patchwork group was meeting up in the backyard of a member of the Toogoolawah patchwork group. A very lovely day out despite the freezing wind. One of the ladies had a trailor full of patchwork goodies to look at. I picked up a couple of gadgets & buttons.
After lunch we all then went to a patchwork shop in a shed on someone's property.  All i bought there were some boxes for my DMC threads. Sunday back to cooking. :)
Lumberjack cake,
fantail muffins,
Tim Tam balls. So yummy. Today i finally finished my runner which was supposed to be done for 1 Xmas item a month. Better late than never.
Pattern by Gail Pan.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, July 23, 2012

Busy Weekend

Saturday i made a double batch of chilli relish. As the first batch only made 2 bottles i wasn't expecting the 2nd batch to make 6 but that is what i got.
Whilst that was cooking i started cutting out the pieces to make cloaks. I have 3 to make this week. Sunday i cut out the 3rd cloak, made blood orange butter,
the blood oranges,
next up was jersey caramel muffins,
followed by a banana slice
These cute little owl cupcakes were made by my daughter for her sister.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

One Flower Wednesday.

It's been a while since i posted about my Vignette hexagon progress. I'm slowly working my way through them.
I made these 4 last night.
All the hexagons i've made so far. Thanks Karen for running one flower Wednesday's. I was asked would i make chilli relish so yesterday was spent making it up.
Happy Stitching,

Sunday, July 15, 2012

cooking & sewing.

I started Saturday off cooking. Made the custard for these
I then made scones but didn't get a photo of those. :) Then onto making these
red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. The cooking finished it was time to sew. The first 2 items were ufo's that should have been finished last month.
Christmas Joys by Gail Pan. Next ufo
Michelle's Irish Blessing & 1 last owl project which wasn't a ufo. I cut it out Friday ready to sew but ran out of time to work on it.
 Dear Diary, a diary & notebook cover by Joypatch.

 No sewing or cooking today. Off to the markets at Boggo Road & then following that with wine tasting at our local Dan Murphy's.  Have a great Day.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friday Night Sew-In

Instead of just sewing Friday night for the sew-in i decided i'd make a start Friday morning. I didn't get as much done as i hoped. :(
I started with making these 2 cushion covers.
I used leftover scraps from the cushion covers for the pincushion. next to be worked on was this wallhanging,
& a close-up of the verse
I spent the night stuffing the pincushion, quilting around the owl & sewing the binding down. The only other things i managed yesterday was ready 3 projects to work on today. :)

Happy Sewing,

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


It's that time again. Join Heidi for this months Friday Night Sew In. I already have. :)

Happy Stitching,

Monday, July 9, 2012


 I joined Cheryll's Santa Sack swap again this year & this is the sack i sent my partner Kaye.

Some goodies i've bought lately are
Gypsy Girl & Marmalade fabrics &
Red Home by Natalie Bird & her pincushion pattern. Bella is a funny cat does all sorts of strange things. My daughter put her cup of water on the table the other night & turned away to get her tea. The cat jumped onto the table & stuck her head straight into the cup to have a drink.
Naughty puss. She knows she's not to be on the table & not to drink from the cups. The cats like to sleep in places they shouldn't. A basket of wash was put on the floor & they thought it was for them.
I recently made vanilla bean custard & that left me with egg whites. What's a girl to do but make this
Yummy pavlova. mmmmm.

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 ...