Saturday, September 30, 2023

Rainbow Scrap Challenge September.

 I'm just scraping this months blocks in. I really don't know where September went. i just hope October isn't in the same rush to be someplace. :)

The colour choice was aqua. Something i have little of & it was hard to get this colour right. I'd find some & then when put in my little pile it would either looks greenish or blueish. Oh well i just went with what i have here.

Happy Stitching,

Friday, September 29, 2023

sewing with a grandson

 7 year old grandson staying over asked could he do some sewing but he didn't know what he wanted to sew. Meanwhile he asked for paper & pencils to do some drawing. Well he drew a bear & then asked could he sew one of those. Hmmm how about a quilt for a stuffed animal you already own. Lucky for me he was agreeable to that.

Tin brought out that contained 4" squares he chose what he wanted. He sorted out the placement of his chosen pieces & whilst i guided the fabric he used the foot pedal. I really need to find the knee lift for those with short legs. :). After that i asked GS what colour border fabrics. Out came the reds & fortunately i had just enough of the chosen fabric. After borders cut off we went again, me guiding the fabric & gs working the foot pedal.

I was abandoned after that for youtube videos. lol So i set to with a simple grid pattern to quilt it. Then scratched through my scrap bindings to find a piece big enough. After a consult we went with a white pice that was just long enough.

The finished quilt he happily went home with.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, September 25, 2023


 The limoncello is done & ready to drink. :)

as i still have quite a few lemons i'll see if i can find any vodka on sale & make some more Limoncello.

Another bulb has bloomed. this time a Tritelia or star flower.

No sewing happening here sadly. A little embroidery now & again but mostly reading. I'm hoping after a Dr visit tomorrow will solve a health mystery & i'll feel like sewing again.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, September 16, 2023

FNSI September

 Well another month is nearly gone by. Just 100 days until Christmas & then 2024 will be here. Next year is a big "0" year for me. :) but i digress. Yesterday was FNSI hosted by Wendy.  I had plans but like all good intentions that went out the window. :(

My project was the 3rd in Fig n Berry's Christmas club stitcheries.

Ably assisted by my furry companion. lol.
And where i left it at bedtime.

Another bulb has flowered, it's a sparaxis.

As i didn't get the tags made up so i've no idea what's in the pots now. :) 4 jonquils flowered but still only had one daffodil. :(
and the dwarf Brunsfelsia is flowering. 

Happy Stitching

Friday, September 8, 2023

Mystery bulb solved.......

......... & do i feel a bit silly? Yes i do. Lol.  I should've known what it was by the flower spike but it just never occurred to me. I'll put it down to old age. :) :)

Turns out the bulbs are Freesias. Of course they are as Mum used to have them growing in the area i pulled the snowflake bulbs from. 2 flowers have opened on the spike & they smell divine.

So happy i got to have some Freesias this season after all.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Halloween..... I wanted to get some Halloween fabrics & as the local patchwork shop had nothing Spotlight was next. Well if i wanted Christmas fabrics ect plenty of that there. I finally found the Halloween fabrics but didn't care much for the choice on the bolts. I found a box of pre packaged fat 1/4's & they each had pieces i really wanted so i grabbed the 3 bundles i liked. Though i wasn't keen on the price of them (~.

On the way out the daughter i was with spotted the display of Halloween goodies & i found a white pumpkin to bring home with me. Everything was marked 20% off so the fabrics didn't cost me as much as they would have at full price. Yay a win for me. :)

Whilst in the shopping centre we popped into TK Maxx to see what Halloween goodies were in there. I bought the black pumpkin & a cute little ghost 

& found a cute pumpkin patterned bag at Spotties to bring it all home in.
Also from TK Maxx a table cloth

& from Spotties a sticky thing for the window
Now i'd better make the wallhanging i bought the fabric for. :)

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, September 5, 2023


not a lot of sewing going on here sadly. :( 

I started a new jigsaw last week & although i quite like the company & the jigsaw they make this one was giving me the fits. Even my daughter who likes to help me  put them together kept saying "i don't like this". It's the first time i've ever had to build a jigsaw from the inside out. The pattern the used to cut the pieces in this particular one is terrible other wise i love the picture itself.

I bit the bullet so to speak & bought a bottle of vodka to make Limencello so that has been started.

Disappointed that very few of the many bulbs i planted flowered. This little bloom came out the other day
When i was digging bulbs from Mum's garden some mystery ones came up with them. They looked like mini gladioli bulbs. Still don't know what they are as this is what has sprouted from them

Still waiting for it to open. The one leaning right has to blooms on it & the one leaning left has one. I hope they open soon so i can find out what i brought home with me.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, September 2, 2023

FNwF September.

 I started FNwF by going to the patchwork shop

these came home with me. :). Then off to the quilt show. Lots of lovely quilts on display. Sorry no photo's. I did see a churn dash there by a lady i know who did the sew along with Chooky. It was nice to see it in real life.

Also there was a little knick knack stall, book stall, plant stall & a hand made goods stall/s. Also on offer was tea, coffee & cake. Whilst chatting to a lady i know & browsed the hand made goodies on sale & found this
I've been wanting a clapper for a while. So glad to have found one locally. It's quite heavy so i better be careful i don't drop it on my toe. lol

For my sewing i stitched the binding on this quilt.
Not much left, just this corner & about half way along the bottom edge to do. Oh & sew down the hanging sleeve & label. :)

Pop over to visit Cheryll out lovely hostess so see who joined in for FNwF.

Happy Stitching,

Friday, September 1, 2023

Churn Dash.... done. I finished the binding Wednesday night & gave it a wash yesterday. It feels all nice & soft now. :) Started as sew along June 2022 by Chookyblue i did get the top finished by October. Beautiful quilting by Fiona was recently done.

Now i'm off to a local quilt show before doing some stitching for FNwF.

Happy Stitching,


 I had planned to sew for FNSI but i really lack any enthusiasm to sit & sew. I pottered around for a while then dragged out the Lucy bo...