Sunday, 16 July 2017

A new space. ...

Ohh dear... the joys of blogger... I was about to write a post about my weekend adventures and "woe is me " my last post didnt publish grrr plus I havent really been online checking emails...so I didnt notice..
This was a quick post about my new sewing space......
A few years ago I lost my sewing room to Mr10. alot was packed away and our lounge room was rearranged to cater to my "stuff"....I kept explaining ( complaining) to hubby that I cant achieve anything as everyone used my tables as a dumping ground or were jumping on my puter or changing my chairs to different heights (gas lift)...very annoying....
We do have a 2bdrm cottage not too far from our house which used to be a B&B when I bought years ago...but we use it now for family and friends when visiting...so I didnt think I could be creative in that space lol


One day hubby rang me and said he had a found a caravan which had been gutted and he suggested we buy it for my new space....Hubby re did the walls, painted, laid a new floor, installed fluro lights and built me a huge work table at one end and boxed the other end for storage....
So ta da.... Im in...I couldnt wait for him to replace the windows...the caravan slat windows will be replaced by nice big windows......I moved in just before the school holidays so have only had a few hours here n there to play....the kidlets all go back to school in 2 days!! Hehehehe

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Sydney Quilt show 2017

What a great day! On Friday I met up with Sonia and explored the show...we caught up with a lot of friends throughout the day.


We ended the day with a few gin and tonics and enjoyed a lovely dinner at Cyrens Darling Harbour with Sonia, Chooky, Fairygirl, Lynda and Julie ( Chooky took a group shot which I will steal later). The Cassillis girls joined us for a quick gin and tonic (blame Lea)  before they headed off to dinner. Was lovely catching up with you all! 


Started a new kit from Sarah Fielke whilst having a rest by the water before tackling the last hour of the show


We looked everywhere for this gorgeous mini by Susan of Thimblestitch, it was soo small. I forgot she used 1/4 hexis. Congrats on your place.


You know who the this is?????  the creative works of Rachel from Blue Mountain Daisy.



I joined the many people touching the black to see if it was one quilt lol shhh no touching lol. It was three quilts...just gorgeous!!! Congrats Rachel!!


Ok I did buy a few kits from Annis...



And many things from Sarah Fielke...the Alice fabric was from Verandah...I bought it to make my centre on Sarahs BOM Down the Rabbit Hole....


I am using my new apple pincushion in Sarahs new range Word Play... I also bought some reproduction fabric from Cherry Pie Designs, always nice to see Carol....

I have been embroidering my new stitchery each night...but today I need to move into my new sewing space as its ready...yay!!!! I see a major destash coming in the next few weeks...

A big thank you to Miss Sonia for a lovely relaxing day out!!! 

Monday, 5 June 2017

Catching up....

First off I'd like to wish Chookyblue a Happy 5th Birthday for the Chookshed!!! looks like you all had a wonderful weekend full of laughs, sewing, friendship and gin lol

My hubby is away so, what do I do???? why sew of course!!!! I've been playing catch up on my Modablockheads sew along... When my puters were in sick bay, I fell behind.....but I made six blocks over the weekend...whilst watching endless kids movies and watching the kidlets play (fightover) the wii. It's been really cold here so the kids were hibernating inside...which suited me fine.....

EDIT: I had six pics but blogger ate two grrr




I enjoyed the splendid sampler last year...so this year it's Moda blockheads and I have a pink reproduction theme happening.. Will get back to my Sarah Fielke BOM 'Down the Rabbit hole' this week, as Im a little behind there too lol

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Endless Wrap

I saw the Endless Wrap on Instagram and omg I had to make it!!!  I received my bundle on Wednesday and of course started knitting. I bought the wool, needles and pattern from The Cutting Cloth in Melbourne. 


I spent Thursday at the kids Gala day so was able to watch and knit for hours. Yesterday I had Miss 13 home sick with tonsillitis so I kept her company most of the day watching movies and knitting...this was my progress so far last night...


The wool is gorgeous it's Woolstok 100% wool and I'm using the colour Gravel Road . I been suffering with a bad head cold the last few days, which is a positive for my knitting lol
I made a huge pot of mummy's mince soup yesterday  and today I have a bit of baking to do for the kidlets, and my reward will be some hand sewing this afternoon...
Hope you all have a great weekend, happy stitching...


Sunday, 26 March 2017

Cute buys...

I didn't purchase very much this year at Nundle...I do have a lot of wool etc from my Sue Spargo stash....but I did buy these three gorgeous patterns by Bonnie Sullivan. Two are kits and one is just the printed background. I totally love snowmen and always have primitive snowman around the house at Christmas.


I haven't touched our project from Nundle, I have been busy with a new design for frog cottage that I've been working on for a few months...  I am working on the last 36 blocks and then I will sew the top together... 


I've been a good girl and have finished 3 quilt tops this year already ...yay me.. I took these quilts to Nundle for show and tell...


 

It's a west overcast day today...that means sewing for me yay !!!














Monday, 20 March 2017

Nundle 2017

What can I say!!! The 10th annual and yet final Girls Day in the country!! The tutor was Bonnie Sullivan and we had a gorgeous project to work on....what makes this annual weekend special is the friendships, laughter, and memories created through a love of needle and thread.....
Cant wait to see what our next adventure is ladies....love you all to bits!!!! Quilters Rock!!!!!

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Countdown to Nundle

It's only two more weeks and I'll be heading to my annual Nundle retreat. So that means busy times, I need to make two swap items, one for the day and one for "our bloggers". Won't tell you which one I'm working on today...but It's something I've really wanted to make for myself, and this is the third time I've made it for a swap...cest la vie 


Last week every spare moment, I worked on "fresh" a quilt designed by Camille Roskelley...this quilt is going to be HUGE...


I will have one very happy daughter when this is finished!!!