Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Piece yourself Together

Ive joined in with Anthea for Piece yourself together...I worked on my Old Time Kaleidoscope at our sewing day yesterday
Really love this BOM by Shiralee Stitches
 

 
Link up on Antheas blog
 

Monday, 25 July 2016

Xmas in July swap 2016

Waiting to open this swap has been very hard.....I was excited yesterday checked the date and I had the date wrong......but it was totally worth the wait...I've been thoroughly spoiled by Cheryl
 
Ho ho ho and opening the presents we go/.....

 
A gorgeous reindeer table runner...look at his variegated nose ..too cute!!

 
a lovely snowman candle mat, such delicate snowman

 
a santa bag is not complete with the essence of Christmas. Cheryl included Christmas pot purri mix, smells just like Christmas, totally love it..

 
A pic of all my goodies, lots of extras hehehe chocolate, Chrissy fat quarter, hand painted plum pudding button.
A huge stitchy hug to Cheryl of Cheryls stitching for such beautiful pressies...feels just like Christmas...and also a big hug to Cheryll for organising another successful xmas in july swap...will post what I sent when my partner opens them...till then have a very Merry Christmas in July!!!

Saturday, 23 July 2016

FNSI Update

A busy night and a great opportunity to start my new block I received today (old time kaleidoscope) shhhh....


Just love how Sandy includes pics for fussy cutting....



All cut and basted and ready to sew... Thanks Wendy for hosting a great night!
Take a look and see what the other ladies all got up to HERE

Monday, 11 July 2016

Playing catch up....

A few rainy dreary days...what is one to do?? Position yourself in a central position to supervise, mediate and feed the children.... Take out your current BOMs and play catch up....yesterday I worked into the  Splendid Sampler ... I am way behind but slow n steady....


Today I have played with Sarah Fielkes BOM.... I had 19 stars to cut n sew....I chain pieced the half square triangles , they must have been a kilometre long lol...


Time for a rest this afternoon and watch Ever After....my girls love Cinderella..... Can you pick the wrongly turned triangle lol...lucky only the individual blocks are stitched.....

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Pies n Tarts....

What makes us put down the needle and thread when making these quilts to just store them away.....not sure why I stopped making this quilt, when it was two tarts from being put together....

 
Those that know me will agree it was probably another quilt lol... 

I found using my aplisticks very useful for prying the templates from their home... I was a bit heavy handed with the glue on the first round of pies lol


I'm about to sit with the kids and watch Into the Woods ( for the hundredth time) and appliqué some tarts


So pull out an old UFO and give it some love ....

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Old Time Kaleidoscope

BI've been a bit slack of late, having a 3 and 1/2 year old does lessen the time to sew...but I have managed to play with my Old Time Kaleidoscope ... I am trying to do a little every day... 





Now it's the holidays, I should be able to sneak some machine time and catch up on The Splendid Sampler..

Happy Stítching Ladies xo

Monday, 27 June 2016

A Wedding ....just a few pics

At last life feels like it is slowly returning to normal. The past eight weeks have been filled with trips to Lightning Ridge, Home, Sydney, Lightning Ridge, Home, Sydney, Home, Sydney Home, Sydney, Manly, Home... filled with mourning, pre wedding activities, Graduation, Week long child assessments in  Manly and final an actual wedding.....





May I introduce Mr and Mrs Galey.....






 
My beautiful daughter (no2) and son in law (no 2)
 
 
The happy couple

 

 
The bridal waltz
 
 
My beautiful daughter (no1) and son in law (no 1)

 
My gorgeous grandsons, their mummy and daddy ( pictured above) live in Perth sniff sniff..

 
Yay just married

 
My beautiful daughter ( No1) and the bridesmaids

 
More beautiful daughters ( No 3 and No 1)

 
and finally beautiful daughters ( no 1 and no 2) again.
 
May I add that the numbering of my daughters and son in laws are by order of birth  and not by favouritism ....hehehehe