Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Xmas goodies !!!

My DH and kids spoilt me this year ... 3 kits from The Home Patch which I can't wait to make .
J also has brought me a light box which should be here this week.
No more holding things up too the window to trace....Yay!!!!
And wait there's more.... Some lovely clothes and an iTunes voucher for some music on my new iPhone
We had a great day out at the dam beautiful sunny weather :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Reading 2011

I am disappointed in how much i have read this year...... haven't even made it to twenty yet :( I guess having six kids and a sewing habit really cuts into my time :)

Just finished The Decision by Penny Vincenzi .... over the past 12 or so years i have read all her books.I really enjoy the family drama :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Beautiful babies

I was lucky enough to snap this picture with all my four standing still together.

They are standing in front of the gorgeous desk and hutch we rescued from community recycling centre . Nan and pa spent many hours sanding it back and painting it.... They did a great job .

Wow 11 years on .....

At 1.35pm 11 years ago i gave birth to my second baby Sienna.

She arrived very quickly , so quickly that she was born at home :)

Happy Birthday Miss Sienna its been a great 11 years !!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

One lonesome lily

A picture of my day lillie that has bloomed today despite the wintery weather we are having in December.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

New IPhone

Yay just testing out the blogger app on my new phone.
This is going to make blogging so much easier.... Win win!!!!

Valdani Love

Some new Valdani threads for my new hobby Punchneedle :)
These threads are so lovely to work with and whats a girl to do but
add some more colours to her collection.
So i "had" to start a new little punchneedle project which i will reveal when its all finished :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Birthday Celebrations

Heres a few of the photos from Miss Lils birthday last week.
An awesome day was had by all :)
The last pick is of the tower that she built from her new Duplo...she was very proud of it !!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A quilting finish - Pennsylvania Dutch

This one has been finished for a while but i keep forgetting too take a picture of it.
It was a Block of the Month for my birthday from my lovely husband.
It is the biggest quilt i have made so far and probably my favourite.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Calling Elvis :)

Here is my finished Jigsaw .....
I find Jigsaws so addictive and pretty much am stuck until they are finished.
Now back to my sewing...

Friday, December 2, 2011

Jigsaw Sneak Peek

This is the new jigsaw Bailey and I started on the weekend.
Can you guess who is in the picture???
I think i will frame this one and hang on the wall.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Shaggy Bliss

Here are my pile of flannel loveliness....
Tally sits as 90 blocks completed and about 45 to go!!!!!
Hopefully have them all done this week and next week i can start snipping !!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

2011 Seedlings

These are the last of our seedlings that John has grown...
Most of them will go in the garden this week and soon will have lovely home grown veges..Yummmy!!!!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Xmassy Fun

Finished this cute little wall hanging from Anni Downs .
I have gifted it to my mummy to hand for Christmas in her house.
Might just have to make myself one if i get a chance :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Weekend fun

My girls are both sweet tooths and love summer and love iceblocks..... they are a summer staple around here. Not the best photo of Lil but she was enjoying her calippo so so much......

Saturday, November 26, 2011

An Angels Story

Here is another project ready to begin next year.
An Angels Story by Anni Downs and fabri is Rural Jardin from French General.
I have been trying to source a jelly roll of this fabric but with no luck so far :(

Friday, November 25, 2011

Forgotten Gardeners Journal

My plan is too finally get this quilt finished , here is block H :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

More Mystery Blocks

More from my Fat Quarter Shop BOM...
Blocks 2, 3 & 4
Some of these little pieces drive me mental in the making but i do like the finished product

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Here is our beloved cat Misty....
Misty has just turned 7 and was Siennas birthday present for her 4th birthday.
She is a very spoilt cat and is definately the queen of our house :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Little Maccas Farm

Since i just love Block Of the Months i signed up for a couple more:)
Little Maccas Farm and Noah & Friends both from the Cobar Quilt Shop.

Here is My chooky who just needs an eye, these blocks are fun and super easy . I have prepared 3 more that just need there handstitching done .

Monday, November 21, 2011

Miss E's Quilt

We have another little friend leaving us in a couple of weeks and here is her quilt ready to go off with her :)
This gorgeous baby has been here sine she was 10 weeks old and is now 9.5 months..... She will be missed by all of us, but am sure she will have a great life with her Auntie :)
This quilt i brought at the Quilt show as a kit from Margaret's Fabrics. I love the Chenille its just so soft.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Xmas Project Sneak Peek

Hope fully to be finished this weekend :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Christmas Story

In 2012 Deb ( Frog Cottage Designs)and I have decided to work on Anni Downs " A Christmas Story" and "An Angels Story".
We try and sew together on Mondays and hopefully keep each other motivated for the duration :)

This is the beautiful kit of fabric that Margaret from The Home Patch made up for us, such gorgeous colours for the Christmas Quilt.

I cant wait to start it , just have to finish a few other things first :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Gardeners Journal Progress!!!!

Here is Block H ... nearly finished stitching Yay !!!!!
Will piece the block together on the weekend.
Am enjoying getting back into this :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Potting Up

John has been sowing and growing a lot of his own seeds this year .... if even a quarter of them produce veges we will have plenty.
Noah and Lil love to help dad in the garden especially because they love to play in the dirt :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby

I love the fabric, i love the name, i love the song ..... i just love everything Ruby :)
Miss Lily is almost 6 and i think its time she has a proper big girl quilt. I made her a Shaggy Quilt here . It was the first thing i made when i started my patchwork journey... its still used and loved and the flannel has only got softer :)
I have found a great pattern in my Layer Cake and Jelly Roll book and will start it when i finish a couple of other WIP's

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Punchneedle !!!!

On Saturday Deb and I went to The Home Patch for a class with Anni.
What great fun punchneedling is..... so quick and simple and it looks so nice.

During class i made a little star and heart too be made into Christmas decorations.
When i got home i made the Punchneedle tool holder. I wasn't completely happy with all the colours i used in it but i still love it.

On the day i also got a box of "Valdani" Threads , they are so beautiful and a lot easier than using DMC.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Punchneedle Class & Blog Girls Lunch

I have had a great day today first of all i went to The Home Patch for a Punchneedle class with Anni Downs. I am so glad i went , its something i have always wanted to learn but put off because i thought it was to hard.
But it wasnt , it is so simple, quick and effective :)

After that I had Lunch with Deb, Allison, Donna, Kate, Sandy and Anita at Crepes Royale. It was so nice to meet some other bloggy girls in real life.

I will back with some pictures of my punchneedle when we get out new modem. Yesterday ours decided to die and Bigpond assure me it will take 3-5 days... until then i am "borrowing" my sisters Internet :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Vege Garden 2011

So this years garden is off to a start... this year i have been inside with the baby so John has done all the hardwork:)
We so far have planted Tomatoes, Corn, Spinach, Beans, Zucchini, Squashs, Watermelon and Pumpkin. Still planning on a few more veges .
I cant wait to harvest all this yumminess!!!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Camping Pictures

Here are some pictures of the kids on our camping trip.
They had a great time running around on the rocks , collecting firewood and generally just being free.
They were disapointed that it wasnt warm enough to swim but all managed to get wet anyway "accidently"