Monday, November 24, 2008

Bear quilt

My quilt for the shop is almost complete, just a few more flowers to stitch around and the final border. I enjoyed making this quilt alot, its a Libbly Richardson design called Rainbow bears,
I have also received my secret santa gift for chooky blue's swap, its still in the box so next weekend when I set up our christmas tree they can be the first gifts to go under, How exciting, I can't wait til christmas.


More of Ross

Merdith and I went for a walk to look at shops when were in Ross, we found a cute little nursery with a gift shop, I bought 2 cute little tin snowmen,
This is the project Merdith was working on, its a block of the month all done in wool, aren't the colours beautiful, this quilt will be stunning when its finished.

I sat opposite Rose from Threadbare creations and Isabella, both ladies were so nice to talk to.


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Stitching day at Ross






I have had such a good day today, Cathy, Merdith and I headed off early this morning to meet our other blogger friends for a day of stitching and talking and fun. I met some really lovely people and saw some beautiful work in progress, It was all organised by Jo, The quilted Crow gave us some prizes which was so nice of them, thank you Leonie and Deidre and Thankyou Jo for organising such a wonderful day.
Ross has some beautiful old buildings, the history behind them is amazing.
Here we all are busily stitching
Some of us were in an ornament exchange and we swapped with each other today, these are what I made, I'll show you the others tomorrow.

Stitchers angel gift

Here is the gifts I made for Tine from Denmark for the stitchers angel swap, the redwork designs are from Rosalie Quinlan's book Gift, they were fun to make, the ornaments I cross stitched. I hadn't done any cross stitch for ages so I enjoyed doing them alot, I had forgotten though how slow cross stitch is. I hope you like them Tine.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Pond House

I know I don't need yet another project to start but who could resist Lynette Andersons Pond House, I saw this at the craft fair in Hobart and just had to sign up for it as a block of the month, I look foreward to starting block number one, I'll show you my progress soon.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Children

How does my number 2 son earn extra pocket money?? He bakes scones and sells them to his 2 brothers for 30 cents each, yes, Jacob loves to cook and after nagging me for 2 days to bake I gave in and let him have the kitchen. He didn't do a bad job, he set up his own bakery in the loungeroom then the other boys came in with their hard earned pocket money and bought a scone. It was so funny to watch them when they thought I was doing something else.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Another special gift


While I'm showing you all my presents I have received recently I thought I would show you a Quillow Quilt my penfriend in New Zealand made me for my birthday, it has New Zealand animals all over it and its so warm. Just what we need for winters here in Tassie.

Presents from my angel

Well here they are, all my wondeful gifts from peggy in Canada, Peggy was my secret angel in Helen Stubbings "An Angels Stitcher swap", it was good fun, we all had to make at least 3 handmade gifts to send to our partner, Peggy spoilt me and sent a few extra goodies, I'm one lucky girl thats for sure.
Such a sweet bag, its all quilted as well and feels so nice.

Don't you just love my scissor holder, Peggy even sent the scissors.


Some reading material when I need inspiration.




Gorgeous autumn fabric, these colours are my favourite.



The big box the postie delivered.





Around the garden

 Hi there, not a lot of sewing going on around here lately because I have been  busy spending my time in the garden. This time of year is ...