Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I LOVE it!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

These are some of the things I see on my way to school
The naked trees are just so beautiful

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cold Rainy Days

I had a play with the new Crazymom quilts, quilt-a-long block, but used a "sweet roll' so it was all teeny tiny, but very cute.
Sewing up some wraps for our teacher friend who is about to have her first baby, and the left over bits being made into "chuck" rags. Couldn't help myself after sewing with white white white - just had to add some colour onto one of them . . .
Hope she doesn't mind.
And my lovely new print from Aunty Cookie - I love it!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Furry Friends

-My favourite place to be-
Since that wonderful dress, I've not been able to throw out the selvedges. My bag of them was piling up, so I thought I would make something with them, and here it is.
This is MAX enjoying my quilts
. . . and my beautiful Nellie

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The time has come

I was out in the garden just now, grabbing the last snippet of "the holidays". I put new straw in for the chooks, and weeded the little garden outside their quarters. Just as the darkness was coming in, as I was pruning a little overgrown plant, I came upon my (tiny) thyme plant. I smiled to myself, and declared out loud, "I've found some more time!"
I know everyone laments that they "don't have enough time" and "I wish I had more time" and "how do you get so much time" - but I am fully aware that we are all granted the same amount of time, and it's all about choices and what we choose to do with ours.
I have chosen this holidays, to spend a lot of time sewing, and as a result, I have yet another finish!. I am fairly pleased with my time this holidays, and I am just a little bit sad that I have to farwell the lazy days with no bell. . . but the good news is, in about 10 weeks, I will have another holiday, and I will be able to do it all over again.
My Nellie will miss me - although she will probably just go back to extended cat naps during the day. More to the point, I will miss her.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tessellation's and Congratulations

A Baby Wrap (can I call it a quilt?) made with flannelette and beautiful birdies for our special PE teacher who is expecting any minute. So snugly and warm - brings back memories.
. . . and a bit of fun with Master 14 and 3 quarters. Some maths and patterns, "just like those fun blocks at Primary School"
Trying out the Carpenters Wheel pattern, but proved a little more difficult than I first thought.
Glad I had help.
We had fun together and were pleased with the result, despite having to jiggle the seams a bit to make it fit. I think this test pattern will be destined for the mini quilt wall.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


This is what I liked in Daylesford on Saturday at the Craft Indulgence Day
(Melly & Me pattern)
This is my version - it was fun to do - now to make it into something
I had a lovely "ladies day out"

Saturday, July 3, 2010

From this . . .
. . . to this!
Thanks for the inspiration Patch Andi
I feel quite "swish!"

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Here comes another one - just like the other one

All flannels - so soft and warm.
Hand quilted in pearl cotton - been working on it quietly for a few months, but another finish for the holidays. This one will be my new "TV Blankie"
. . . and a couple of Nikki purses for gifts.