Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July Project for SAL

This cute little bag was the project chosen for July in the Stitch-A-Long. It's from Natalie Bird's 'Tis The Season book. I really enjoyed making this bag.

Happy Stitching,

Friday, July 26, 2013

1 Xmas Item a Month

Just a day late but i had to wait until my partner in the Christmas In July swap had opened her parcels. This is what i sent Tracee.
Walter the Snowman by Michelle,
candlemat(pattern off the web) &
these 6 little embroidered stars. Pattern also by Michelle.

Happy Stitching,

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Christmas In July.

I took part in Cheryll's Christmas in July swap & today is the day to open our parcels. I discovered that the partner sending to me was Anorina. In my excitement i forgot to take a photo of the wrapped gifts. :)
This gorgeous wallhanging, pen & bias was in the first parcel,
2 lovely potholders with gorgeous stitcheries on them plus choccies in the 2nd parcel & no i haven't eaten them yet. Had to wait until i bought a new camera to take photo's,
& in the 3rd parcel this stunning table runner & a fat 1/4. I'm so spoilt. Thankyou Anorina.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Friday saw these posted away to......
.... oh i've forgotten. I do hope they arrive safe & sound to my partner in Cheryll's Christmas In July swap. Last month i was lucky enough for my name to come up as OPAM winner.
This i my lovely gift from Peg.  A journal with gorgeous a cover & it came wrapped in a beautiful fat 1/4. Thankyou Peg for my lovely gift.

Happy Stitching,.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Friday Night With Friends.

A rather poor showing for my Friday Night sewing. :)
Pop on over to our host Cheryll's to sew what everyone else worked on last night

Happy Stitching,

Monday, July 1, 2013

cooking & things

This gorgeous tennis set arrived last week,
My brother was telling me about his Lilly Pilly tree & the berries he collected. 1st time in all the years he's had it there were enough berries to make jelly. So i said if his wife wasn't going to do it bring them around to me. So he did - the next day.  lol.
By the time the jelly was ready to be put into jars 2 cups of liquid had boiled down to this. Next i made Blood Orange & Franjelico Marmalade.
It is very tasty. Despite being a marmalade it is quite sweet. A sneaky peek at a project for the Christmas in July swap. They are all ready now for the posting date of July 15th,
I was hoping to take pictures outside for this but it's a crappy day with rain. :(.

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 ...