Thursday, May 18, 2017

Phillip Island Patches Weekend

I had a wonderful time at the 
  Held at CYC “The Island” COWES 
 The theme was "Nursery Rhymes"
Andrea and myself dressed up as "The Cat and The Fiddle, The Cow Jumped Over The Moon" 

I chose for my workshop .....
Rudolf and Friends
By Kerry Gillespie

I enjoyed learning a new technique " Fabric Painting " with Kerrie who made it such a fun and relaxed workshop.

My progress for the weekend....

Enjoying Breakfast...

Another workshop in progress and shops at the far end for last minuet purchases.

Thank you to our wonderful Sponsors some of whom are : THE SEWING CONNECTION PAKENHAM & BROTHER Cot Quilt : Cotton onto Craft.

Happy stitching......

Friday, May 12, 2017

Girls Day Out

We (Dawn Sue and myself ) had a lovely day on Thursday first up Patchwork with Gail B was having a sale and I managed to find a few things to add to my basket. Winnie Pooh panel,plus 2 lovely butterfly cot panels, newsprint fabric as a background, plus some lovely brights. While there I bumped into Annie and was lucky enough to have a little chat with Rosalie Dekker who was there for the day.
    Next  Craftpaks in Heathmont another lovely patchwork shop and then lunch at one of the restaurants. Sorry forgot to take any pics, we were having to much fun.

Also we are very excited because our Bucilla projects arrived so we are looking forward to a sewing day with Dawn who will be guiding us through the process of assembling the kit.

Happy stitching......

Sunday, May 7, 2017

La Passacaglia

Thanks Cheryll for inviting us to share another Friday with you. You can visit Cheryll's blog here to see what everyone was working on.

I spent the evening preparing and stitching a few more hexagon shapes for my La Passacaglia block.

Happy stitching...................

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Rudolf and Friends

It has been very busy here trying to fit two houses into one after selling our beach House. Almost there another couple of weeks, then I hope to be back in full swing with all my projects and blogging.

I thought I had better finish my homework for my Phillip Island (Mothers Day) Patches Weekend project "Rudolf and Friends"
By Kerry Gillespie. Pattern traced ready for all the fun of the workshop.

This is what I hope mine will look like when finished.

Happy stitching......

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Round the Garden

Last round lighthouses, cut out the houses and pinned them in place over Easter. I still need to fill in grasses around the circle of flowers but will stitch them in between adding the houses etc. 

Happy stitching......

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Show and Tell with Friends.

Sunshine, great friends , yummy food, lots of show and tell , sit and stitching while chatting and having great conversations. Hmmmm .,,,,,Perfect :) Thanks Dawn, Sue, Kaye, &Anne.

Dawns beautiful quilt .,.

Dawns gorgeous Bucilla she brought over to show us. Also Dawn is now going to give us lessons so we can make our own. We are very excited and looking forward to making our own.

Sue working in her hexies.

Dawns new hexie project.

I was working on my round the garden.

Anne was sewing down binding on her quilt and Anne was busy with her little clam shells.

Happy stitching............

Friday, March 31, 2017

Stitching with Friends

A fun day stitching with friends Dawn,Kaye,Sue,Anna,making a bag with lots of concentration and bursts of laughter. I have managed to finish mine adding a   Theodora Cleave  button.

Happy stitching................

Friday, March 17, 2017

Halls Gap Getaway

We enjoyed a small getaway to Halls Gap where the scenery is beautiful, the pace is so relaxing the people friendly and lovely surprises can happen.It was wonderful.......just a few pics.

A wonderful surprise catching up with Cheryl  at Halls Gap.

Also a visit to "Stawell Craft Shop" wow ....I was in heaven.

And a small purchase...hehe....

Happy stitching......

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Day of Stitching with Friends

 Anna's Round the Garden which was quilted first. Now she is Appliqueing the pieces on using a curved needle.

 Kaye's cross stitch

 Sue's insanity.

 Dawns Anni Downs blocks plus a cute felt wallet she made...

I worked on my felt flowers and Julia was busy knitting.

Happy stitching......

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Picked up my Stonefields from my quilter this afternoon,I am thrilled with the quilting so I thought I would share some pics with you.

All hand pieced and hand appliqu├ęs. :)



Happy stitching......