Monday, 23 January 2017

Time flies...

Hasn't this year started quickly?...It's always busy in our house in the school holidays...We spent some time on the boat on the harbour and caught up with the gorgeous Sonia (Forever and Always) and her SIL Mitch. This was the only pic taken of our adventure... we met Sonia at Manly and took the boat to Chinamans Beach, a gorgeous quiet beach on Sydney Harbour. Hubby, the kids and I took the tender to the beach whilst Sonia and Mitch swam to shore....I'm very proud of Sonia for overcoming her fear of jumping in dark water...I couldn't do it...I watch too many shark documentaries lol


The rest of the time we have been at home, cutting trees and moving the cubby house and sandpit to the "playgroup area". We have cleared an area where the kids have their trampoline, cubby, swing set, seesaw,  and one of those roundabout things and a huge slippery dip from a council rebuild. They kids love it, they also want fairy lights in the surrounding trees, but I keep forgetting to buy them lol
I've also been sewing....my Sarah Fielke Happy Days 2016 BOM. 


I have prepared lots of circles and the stripes for the borders...need to prepare the cornerstone appliqués yet...I'm sure all make it...fingers crossed thou
Only 8 days to go before he launch of Sarah's 2017 BOM Down the Rabbit hole ...can't wait❣❣❣❣❣


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

New Year...

Another year has past and it just goes sooo quick. We spent NYE on the harbour again and it was fabulous, noisy but fabulous !!!!  I am working hard on my Sarah Fielke BOM 2016...only a few more blocks and I can put this quilt top together. Sarah gave us three topics for the borders and of course I have chosen the one with the most work...sigh....but I am sure it will be gorgeous!!!


I've finished the large blocks and still have to appliqué the little leaves but I'm sure that won't take too long....


Tonight I'm doing needleturn appliqué on the second Hawaiian block in this quilt. I have loved this journey and can't wait till the end of the month when Sarah's  Down the Rabbit Hole 2017 BOM starts. I'm still deciding on my fabrics. I'd love to use French general but after three quilts my stash needs to be replenished...what a shame lol
Happy New Year to you and your families and I hope you all find time to stitch !!!
Deb xo


Saturday, 24 December 2016

Only a few more hours....till Christmas

It's 11pm and I still have one kidlet, who is sick, no thirsty, ummm hungry, ahh not tired...and the list goes on lol
This time last week I was in Perth for a flying Christmas visit with my two grogeous grandsons and their Mummy and Daddy...we had a lovely time....


These two have grown up soo quickly... I am very lucky I get to see them every six months!!!!


My big girl just woke up...we had an early Christmas Day, so they boys went to bed early and tar dar there were presents under the tree when they woke up....My girl is fantastic cook and we enjoyed a yummy lunch... I was only there for five days and the time just flew...sniff sniff

It has been a busy year with two deaths in the family and a week at Royal Far West for one of my kidlets and a week later 10 days in Fiji and few weeks later and a flying visit to Perth...not much on the sewing front...except my trusty hand sewing....my old time kaleidoscope BOM is always on hand...


Tonight I will add the border and tick off number 10.... As I don't know know how long I will be up waiting for Santa to deliver his presents so I can go to bed !!!!!,
Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year!!!!!
Keep Stítching
Deb
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Monday, 5 December 2016

Just a few more blocks....

Just a few more blocks till I finished my Happy Days quilt...I have loved every moment of this quilt,and have signed up for next year's quilt, down the rabbit hole.... But tonight it's finishing another foundation 
Pieced block


I'm slowly running out of my precious French General stash...


I haven't been Stítching much lately as we have a friend staying and she doesn't sew!!!!! Hehehhe but we have been colouring in with the kids...had to order more colours as I didn't think I had enough choice with 24 pens lol


Tis a good motto to follow...so I'm back to sewing....love what you do ❣❣❣❣❣


Saturday, 5 November 2016

New BOM for 2017

Sarah Fielkes new BOM 'Down the Rabbit Hole' for 2017 is now ready for signup. I have soo enjoyed this years Happy Days. I look forward to the last day of the month where I am sent an email with a link to my own personal video showing all the techniques for the current month.

 
The rabbits can be changed to two other options, more details on Sarah website.
For $5.84USD a month or $70USD for the 12 months you receive a downloadable pattern and a video link.

 
Sarah made 3 quilts for this years BOM, this is her black and white one, she also made one with a pink colourway and one with a blue.
 

 
My 12in blocks are the right top and bottom pics. As usual I still have a few 12in blocks to complete but have finished all the smaller blocks. The mess by the sewing machine is from two 12in foundation pieced blocks lol. Ive used my beloved Le Bouquet and Le Belle Fleur from my French General stash.
 
I hope to be finished by the end of November as we will be starting the borders....but alas in three days ..I am taking our little family to Plantation Island, Fiji for a glorious 10 days!!!! After waiting for a LONG time we have finally received passports for our sibling group of 3; Master 10, Miss 9 and 8 are soo excited as they have never been on a plane before...Miss 4 wont be making this trip, hopefully next time.


Sunday, 30 October 2016

Sew busy...

I love stitchalongs... they keep me on task...sort of .... I've been working hard the last few days catching up (shhh I know I said on task lol) on my Sarah Fielke BOM. This is last nights effort


All that mess is from one block lol... I do love paper piecing and have two more to complete today. 
I finished this block yesterday... This was take two lol


This was take one...the kids (five of them) were playing the wii.... I was coach, mediator, mummy and keeper of the piece)... I mixed up a few pieces...was thinking of stopping, but no.. I unpicked.. Okay I will sew this block together and move on to the next one.


I am loving this BOM, appliqué, EPP and foundation piecing...I will be signing up for Sarah's 2017 bom as well. I'm using my beloved French General stash... And had to replenish a few fabrics  hehehe..this is the third quilt I've used from this stash....I used it on Natures Journey and my WIP Gossip in the Garden.... 
Tis cold and overcast day today, kids are playing the wii again...so I better start Stítching and play the occasional Mario Kart....
Happy Stítching !



Friday, 21 October 2016

Forever and Always....

This week we are in Manly ...for a week of doctors appointments for Miss 8. .. it has been busy week and today I caught up with Sonia.
Sonia took me to Gustos at Curl Curl and we had s lovely morning chatting. ..tis always lovely to catch up with bloggy friends......
I managed a bit of applique this week too...