Sunday, January 22, 2017

Rainbow scrap challenge

Today I am linking up over at Soscrappy where everyone is showing their purple scrappy creations
I have decided to make cotton reel blocks and then decide what to do with them at the end of the year. ...this months colour is purple. 
Over at Soscrappy you can see all the other amazing creations.
Happy sewing.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Meet Eddie

Today I have spent  all day creating Eddie. Preparing the pattern, cutting out, and sewing and stuffing...then more sewing...
Ready to sew

The supervisor is in place and snoring 
I managed with most of the sewing until it came to putting the bottom piece on , that was a slow and tricky took me 4 attempts to get the legs attached properly, the fabric kept sliding and the seam was too narrow and when I turned it around the wrong way the tops of the legs kept popping out!! 

Finally it is all together, now the stuffing. I had made a bag and filled it with beans to make the teddy a bit heavier - he is destined to be a comfort teddy where son#1 works.

Meet Eddie!!! Just needs some surgical help on his back seam and he is all done.
This pattern comes from Shiny happy world there are many wonderful patterns over there, well worth a look. Some of the childrens quilts are wonderful.
Time for some dinner I think.
Happy sewing.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Happy mail

This has been a week for happy mail,
My yearly print of my blog turned up in the mail, Jan thru June from my blof and July thru December for another persons blog....lovely but not what I ordered!!! Two emails to the blog 2 print people but no reply so far,  maybe I just send this on to the correct owner in Canada! !
I did get something else in the mail
Jo kindlynsent me this wasgij, I love these so am keen to get it started.
Also other good news
I finished this block, Nativity Star....yay!!!!!  I am happy with this one!!!
Off to do some more sewing.
Happy days.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Yesterday and today

The days are zipping by here...I have some good books from the library and they seem to soak up a lot of time somehow!! I have joined along with other bloggers to try and use scraps and yesterday I decided to try and make cotton reel blocks, straight forward I thought, but no, my reel ends came out the wrong way
And had to be unpicked and started again

The centres went together well, this months colour as you can see is purple.

I have now finished 5, but will post them on Saturday for the link up.

I got together another quarter of the foundation pieced block, once again the top corner is short, but hopefully within the seam line.

Today there were more tomatoes to gather so I got some chutney together, this smells so good as it is cooking, I hope it tastes ok!!

All ready for a label.

The tablet has decided this is a sideways photo for some reason, this ismas far as I have managed to get on the next lot of foundation piecing today. Hopefully the block will be done tomorrow.
We had amazing sky's when the Supervisor and I went for a walk yesterday

Happy sewing.

Monday, January 16, 2017


sees the start of meetings at the Bellarine Quilters and there was a good turn out today, there was a show and tell
I don't know whoes quilt this is but there is to be a class making the window sections at Bellarine next Saturday

this is a quilt made by Rae, with panels and she tried out different quilting in each looks fantastic.

Di basted this quilt in the morning, it was from a class she did when living in NZ

Sue made these tables covers for her grand kids to take to the fabrics!

I did a few more leaves and now have moved on to a flower, I think I have four flowers and one bird to go!!
Yesterday hubby and I decided to go for a walk in the afternoon, so we drove, in a round about way (yep we did a tiki tour as I got lost!!) to Point Impossible, just past Breamlea.
From there we followed a road
not very interesting, and came out on another road, then we turned left and went to a beach, as we could not find the walking trail we were supposed to be following. It turned out the beach was a nudist beach, so hubby said keep your head down and do not stare!!! Lol!! So I did and we walked to Torquay 
Glimpse of the sea

we walked from WAY past that headland you can see in the distance

we got an ice cream at Torquay at the surf club and then headed back...walking on the sand is not easy, I had some sore muscles when we got back to the car and two blistered toes! The biggest challenge was walking back along the nudist beach for a short way and not looking at two men going for a stroll along the beach in nothing but their hats!! I hope they had sun screen on!!
I am off to do some sewing, or maybe cutting for sewing before getting dinner.
Happy sewing.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Casual Guild Day

I wonder if that is the right was of describing today....we had sit and sew at Guild but it was not a formal meeting. I met Tracee and Donna at the Kaiser craft shop in Geelong, some purchases were made there
an envelope maker, some stamps, journal bits and little wooden bits to decorate and stick about the place! Oh and some washi tape!

Donna was working on her stitchery, she is now officially hip!!! 

Tracee was sorting out her cottons...did she has 2 strands, 4 or 6?? Something had gone wrong in the middle of the threads.

Just to prove I was really there!! lol!!

I have finally finished this stitchery, has been on the go for over two years now, one of those pick up and take when stitching is happening, it has also travelled to the UK, Russia and Germany....obviously not much stitching happened there!!

and I was having a play with the crochet hook last night...not sure if I have understood the pattern correctly as it is a bit wonky!! Ah well it is the prototype!!
Happy stitching.

Friday, January 13, 2017


has been the name of the game today!! The Aussie Hero quilt is finished
I cleaned all the dog hair off it, did the label, folded it up, gathered the things that had to go with it and went to the Post Office, picked up a B 2 box and realised I had left the address at home!! Back home I came, packed and addressed the box and tried again!! Now it is in the post!!
The binding is finished on the I Spy Quilt, 
I finished the hand sewing in bed this morning while listening to the rain, this is going to a lady at the Guild who takes them to the Geelong hospital for the children's ward.
and this afternoon I have been working on the hexie quilt,
I made a hanging sleeve and when it was finished it was too narrow, so I made another one, then realised I was trying to put it on the long side of the quilt and it was too short...was going to be in the wrong place anyway, now the binding is done and the hanging sleeve will be hand sewn on!! Phew!! I think maybe I should have stayed in bed today!!