Friday, December 27, 2013

Xmas over for another year

Another Xmas done and dusted the next will be here before we know it .....
I finished Charli's quilt just in time to wrap it up on Chrissy morning ... She loved it :)))

Now 5 weeks of relaxation till we all have to go back to school..... My plan is get some sewing done , read a few books that I have on my Kindle , entertain darling children and complete the two subjects I'm studying externally( sucker for punishment !!) 

I hope everyone had a lovely Xmas and I wish all my bloggy friends the most amazing 2014 !!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

New babies !!!!

Bathurst's local duck park "Machattie Park" is now home to 3 tiny Cygnets .... 

These baby swans are just so cute and fluffy . We went for a little look yesterday and everyone fell in love .

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday again....

Just a bit of teeny tiny Sunday sewing...
I couldn't resist making Thimbleblossoms Mini Quilt Raincheck ... It is just so cute !!!

Fabric is April Showers by Bonnie and Camille which I'm in love with too....

Monday, November 11, 2013

Bathurst Bloggers Meet 2013

On Friday and Saturday I had the pleasure of enjoying a sewing night /day with lots of lovely ladies :))

         I got to have some downtime with Peg and Dale outside Home Patch

We had some dinks, nibblies and pizza at Julias on Friday night and it was just so relaxing and lovely . Thanks Julia for opening your house for all us rowdy sewers .
Saturday we started bright and early at Fabric and Trim followed by a trip to the Home Patch . I managed to add to my stash at both shops with some lovely fabric and wool.
Next we went down to the Crago Mill for a yummy lunch what a treasure trove that turned out too be , such lovely antiques . Will defiantly be saving some dollars and going back :)
Thanks for a lovely weekend Bloggers and Sewers
Thanks for the pictures that i borrowed Janice and Peg and a big thanks to Miss Chookyblue for organising this great event .Cant wait for next year!!!!!

Just Gorgeous

Sandy gave me this card for my birthday ... It is the most prettiest card .

It's very inspirational too one day ( in the next 10 years ) I plan on trying to make a quilt just like it probably paper pieces ;)

So for now I will just collect colourful scraps and stash them away !!'

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Birthday love !!!

Look at the gorgeous fabrics I received from our birthday fat quarter shop :)) 
Such beautiful fabrics am feeling very lucky this week .... Thankyou lovely ladies x

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Happy Bathurst Day

Today will be spent watching Mount Panorama on the tv and sewing the rest of Charli Mia's quilt top together ....
Here she is with the first 6 rows ... 6 more to go :)
Go Holden's !!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Slowly slowly

A few more blocks for my nieces Gypsy Girl quilt... I am so in love with this fabric .
I have been sitting here thinking what I'm going to make with the leftovers .....

Monday, September 23, 2013

Book Club

I have joined in a BookClub over at Sweet Little Pretties

This months book has just been announced so head on over and join in the fun

Friday, September 13, 2013

Shopping !!!

On a quick trip to Spotlight today I found this little cutie ....

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sewing Space

YAY I have a sewing space again .... We have moved a few things around brought a baby gate and moved my fabric , kits and WIPS into their new home 
The top photo is my precuts , block of the months and kits ( in the pink boxes ) 
The bottom photo is my WIPs and my collection of Project Life stuff which I'm going to start next year.
There is also lots more fabric that I sorted and folded and put away last night .... I really don't need to buy any more fabric or kits for a very long time .
I must say it has left me feeling really inspired and can't wait to start sewing !!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sunday morning

I have decided that the cleaning can wait till this afternoon ....
This is my Chelsea Charm quilt which eventually will be for my bed ... Thankyou Susan for the pattern :)))
The fabric is Metropolitan Fair and I have super sized it from 16 blocks to 49.... 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Yay Shopping

Just a little essential shopping ...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Really I'm Alive

Sorry for the absence in blog land for the last six months .... Studying full time has taken up all my spare time .

There has been very little sewing in this time which is a big downfall but finally last week we got to have a sewing day with my lovely sewing friends :))) 

These days really kindle my passion for crafting and I can't wait to have more time again next year to sew :))

I worked on the hand stitching for my little Xmas wall hanging in the hope that I will have it finished for Xmas this year !!! 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday Night In

Who am I kidding every Friday Night is a night spent in ... Just the way I like it :))
A little bit stitching and watching "Maid in Manhattan " It's one of my favourite girlie movies .... I love a good love story !!!

Thought for the weekend ....

Monday, April 1, 2013

Tillies Lane Block 1

I started a new Block of the Month this weekend ... Tillies Lane by Anni Downs .

I loved a little bit of hand stitching to make my dragonfly and a little bit of machine sewing to make my little pile of blocks .

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Mystery BOM 2012

I think I starting receiving the blocks for this BOM last June !!!!
Since I only have the last couple of blocks to receive I thought I better shake a leg and start some sewing .
The fabric is "Vintage Modern " by Bonnie and Camille .

Saturday, March 9, 2013

My favourite holiday destination

I forgot to blog about our family holiday from November 2012 - how lax of me .
We had a wonderful time at Surfers paradise !!!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

2012 Books

Reading 2012

  • 23. Story So Far - Shannon Noll
  • 22. Cold Grave - Kathryn Fox
  • 21. Hidden - Cathy Glass
  • 20. Growing Great Families- Fiona Rossiter
  • 19. Mixed Blessings - Deborah Lee
  • 18. Another Place At The Table- Kathy Harrison
  • 17. Fifty Shades Darker- E.L.James
  • 16. One Small Boat- Kathy Harrison
  • 15. Lola's Secret-Monica McInerney
  • 14.Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L James
  • 13. Angel Fire- Lisa Unger
  • 12.The Light Between Oceans-M.L Stedman
  • 11.Becoming Sister Wives - Brown Family
  • 10.The Cross Country Quilters- Jennifer Chiaverini
  • 9.Bloom-Kelle Hampton
  • 8. Prime Cut-Alan Carter
  • 7.The Wind in the Wires-Joy Dettman
  • 6. C is for Corpse - Sue Grafton
  • 5. How It Feels- Brendan Cowell
  • 4. Silent Fear- Katherine Howell
  • 3. The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
  • 2. B is for Burgalar- Sue Grafton
  • 1.The Boy in Striped Pyjamas- John Boyne

A very late post of  2012s books i read last year :)

Boo !!!

Why hello there :)
Life has been is hectic around these parts the last few weeks and months.

I have gone back to study at Tafe a few days a week which has cut my sewing time dramatically .

Today marked my first sewing day with Deb and Elizabeth this year and it was lovely to sit and stitch and chat... i worked on my Down in the Garden which has been stashed away for a couple of years :)