Wednesday, September 24, 2014


I participated in the Fat Quarter Birthday Club 2014 run by Cheryll.  These are my pressies waiting to be opened on Monday night.  

These are the opened pressies, look at all of these gorgeous fat quarters and lots of other goodies as well.

My special gift came from Simone , my very first Bronwyn Hayes stitchery.

AND it was full of these goodies, it's all gorgeous, thank you so much Simone. 

These goodies from Michelle, thank you for the Japanese inspired card.

These goodies from Cheryll, ummm I don't know why the photo is upside down, it doesn't look this way on my computer....

These goodies from Illene. Thank you for my "Madeira" thread, the same name as the street I live in, very clever and my first ever Madeira thread as well...

Another upside down photo.... these goodies from Narelle, my first Cottage garden thread, love it thank you Narelle.

These goodies from Peg.

Lovely fat quarter from Shez

These goodies from Sisbabe.

And another upside down photo, I don't know what's going on here..... these goodies from Sue.

These goodies from Sharyn.

Thank you girls for all of my gorgeous pressies, I absolutely love everything.  Look at all that RED fabric, thank you, thank you, thank you.....


Tuesday, September 23, 2014


I forgot to add these photos, the make up bag, earrings and mirror compact are from my BF, Vicki

A work colleague of mine of - coming up to 18 years and friend gave me a gorgeous napkin holder hand made in Poland and a gorgeous "leaf tea" set, I am looking forward to using these as I have some really nice loose tea which was given to me as a gift I can use.



I can't believe how quickly birthday's come around these days, my birthday was yesterday, Monday 22nd September, I was actually born on a Monday, 56 YEARS AGO....  I had a wonderful pre Birthday weekend with family, Kate and her partner Josh came to visit and we had a wonderful weekend.  A photo with my two gorgeous girls, Kate and Rebecca.

My birthday gift from Stephen was this Simplicity Bias Tape maker which is going to come in so handy. 

Plus all of these accessories.

Kate and Josh gave me this gorgeous "Coach" wallet in my favourite colour of course and also a Dr. Lewinn Hand and Nail pack.  Rebecca gave me a gorgeous card and some money.

We are Gold members of the Sirromet wine club and they sent me this lovely bottle of wine.

My good friend of over 30 years gave me this gorgeous locket and on the front is "The Tree of Life", it is just gorgeous.

Morning tea at work, a coffee and a piece of Apple Crumble cheesecake, yummy.

Lunch time we went to The Imperial Chinese Restaurant on the Brisbane River, Kate and I.

My BF Vicki, Kate and I.

A work colleague, Aika, Kate and I.

This was my lunch, Sweet & Sour Pork and rice.

Vicki got me a Lemon Meringue Pie from the Shingle Inn for sweets with age candles no less......

Vicki also made me a lemon meringue pie to take home, yummy......

It was a looooong and wonderful birthday.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Last week I blogged a photo of hand sewing binding to a quilt, this is the completed quilt, the fabric was a jelly roll and I did a "jelly roll race" quilt and just to mix it up a bit I cut it down the middle and added the strip of blue, I'm very happy with finished project. 

This is the back of the quilt, it is a 60th Birthday quilt for a dear friend of mine whom I've know for 34 years.  I posted it to her yesterday, she doesn't do computers or internet so I'm not worried she will see it here first. 


Tuesday, September 9, 2014


On the weekend I managed to sandwich together and quilt a quilt top which I had sewn up in May for my friend's 60th Birthday.  So it was time to cut the binding, I used my trust GO machine, all cut out in a few minutes, so happy.  

Sunday afternoon I sat for a few hours to hand stitch the binding to the back of the quilt.  I haven't hand sewn binding on for a long time as when I make quilts for Aussie Heroes I do it all by machine as it is much quicker plus more sturdy.  I'd forgotten how long it takes, it took me another few hours last night to finish the binding plus hand sew the label onto the back of the quilt.

I will post a full size photo of the quilt when I can manage to take a photo on the weekend in the day light.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014


These were posted off today, I finished the cord casing last night on the last one and threaded the cord into the bags (after these photos were taken) and then packaged them up for posting today.            

The request for the first two was for "blue", this was the only blue fabric I had in my stash so I hope they are well received.

The request for this one was for an Australian flag/anything Australian, this was my last fabric panel of an Australian flag, if anyone comes across these in their travels please let me know as I'd love some more. This is the front of the bag, this one should tick all the boxes of the request.

I used fabric for the back of this bag from a single bed Disney print quilt cover.  I fussy cut Tinkerbell for the back panel as I thought she looked so cute.


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