Saturday, 25 December 2010

The Undie Tree - Isn't supposed to be UNDER the tree!

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL....I laughed so much when my daughter sent through this piccy.  Brisbane has been so wet and the girls needed to dry their!


Let the spirit of love gently fill your hearts and homes.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

2 sleeps to go

EEK! It's here and I'm so not ready, but at least the tree is up!

Notice the countdown to Christmas on the hutch...we had 16 sleeps to go, where did the days go!

Monday, 18 October 2010

Friends in Stitching Paper Bag Swap

Our online group had their very first Paper Bag Swap and Dawnie had to make for me...lucky girl!!!

Along with other goodies I sent her this panel
and this is what Dawnie made for me

Isn't she clever...I'm wrapped. I knew she could come up with something special.
Thank you so much, Dawnie
and this is what I made for Kylie

Sewing/mug bag, scissor/needle case and tissue holder.
This was a great swap, look forward to the next one.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Just in time

I finally have something to add to my OPAM list...

 This great sewing basket which is quite big and has loads of pockets.

and Winnie, from an old Mums Moment pattern which I've had for years.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Wash Day

Do you wash your fabrics before using?  You see, I don't wash my fabrics so I was really concerned about my quilts shrinking and the colours bleeding when I decided to wash them. No worries at all - they all came through the wash beautifully.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Red Hatters Retreat

  I spent 4 wonderful days with 3 gorgeous friends, meet over 30 amazing quilters and 1 chef at the Red Hatters Retreat. 
After a crazy month, it was great to get away.

Teresa hard at work...

30 plus amazing quilters and 1 chef. 
'Love your work Nick'

Show and Tell

And as one lady said...

To the next retreat in March. I'm looking forward to the next one.

Monday, 16 August 2010

All sorted

I've finally finished squeezing my store into our garage...well most of it. We closed our store in Jimboomba just over 2 weeks ago and for two weeks I have be sorting, cleaning, moving the whole house to accommodate all the stock. Boy, am I glad most of it is unpacked and found a home. This is what our garage looks like now. A bit different...

Doesn't look to to find a home for all the shop samples.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

My Garden

I have just finished stitching the first block of 'My Garden' the nine part block of the month Lynette Anderson  is giving away free with the purchase of a delightful hand-painted wooden button.  If you would like to join in the fun Homespun & Beautiful still has places available. I know this cute little quilt is going to very popular.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Just a Few

I spent the day clean out the bookcase that holds my collection of magazines. I have collected every issue of Homespun and Country Threads plus loads of Handmade, Quilters Companion......the list goes on!!!!
I'm not game to add up how much I have spent on magazines but I can't help myself.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Look whose cooking

Proof, I do know where the kitchen is, loll!!! My DH does most, if not all of the cooking but I thought I would make some scones. Easy I thought, I can do this. Mix SR flour with icing sugar, make a well, pour cream in the middle then make a dough, roll out, cut out scones then place in oven. Wrong.....I made rock cakes instead. We still ate 'em.

I couldn't find the scone cutter, so I used a measuring cup instead
this is how they should look,  (Lorraine's scones)
I don't know what I did wrong - must have been the oven.
Mine were so bad I forgot (embarrassed) to take a photo.

Monday, 10 May 2010

A challenge ahead

I haven't got much to show in the way of stitching...been too busy moving the shop around, again. We have dedided not to renew our lease in Jimboomba as the rent is far too expensive but I think I have upset the landlord, 20 months into our lease, 4 month before we leave, he demanded all the quilts be removed from the windows. If it was a problem I think he should have made the request when we first moved in - what a bully. Anyway...

we have to move all this

into here
somehow I don't think we are going to fit...
We have 11 weeks to turn our double lockup garage in wonderful haven for our home based business.
 In the meantime if you live in Brisbane make sure you visit us at the shop loads of fabric from $12.00metre.

Shop 11, 689 Cusack Lane

Monday, 5 April 2010

Teapots and Tampons

I really struggle when a new roll of wadding needs to be cut as they are heavy and so much bigger than I am and this one just got the better of me.
 Who could resist a photo, Teresa suggested it looks like I'm wrestling with a giant tampon.

and one comment I received on my last post suggested I wear the bunny teacosy on my head.
so Sue, I took your suggestion, what ya think, do ya think it will catch on, lol.
HaHa... who needs a teapot.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Tea cosy for Easter

How cute is this tea cosy....all I need now is the teapot.

Another OPAM finish...not much to show for March.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Friends in Stitching Swap

Our online Friends in Stitching group had a Leanne's House swap and this is what I received from Christine

A beautiful sewing bag and pin cushion. Thankyou so much Christine they are gorgeous.
this is what I made for Sue
Wrapped it in 50cm of fabric and tried it with 2 pieces of fabric that could be used for binding.

A Block Keeper
The fabric I used is from the Aster Manor range.

and this one is for did start out to be for Sue but I cut the fabric the wrong size so I made her another one!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Weekend Retreat

I spent the weekend at the Quilter's Rest in Kingaroy. It was simply fabulous!! Everything was so green and the company (Helen, Teresa, Jenny, Lynda and Dianne) was wonderful and the food, just yummy!! If you get a chance, you must go.

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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

My Birthday

Happy Birthday to us, Teresa ...didn't we have a great day. Laurel and Helen each made us a bithday cake...yum!!

Laurel gave me some wonderful smellies

Lovely gifts from Teresa including this delightful bird ornie...

but wait, there's more

 from Helen  this beautiful vintage sewing stand and needle book.
From Hubby, I received the and chocolate!! 

Thankyou everyone for your lovely wishes, I'm blessed to have such wonderful people in  my life.