Saturday 26 January 2013


Koala photo taken on Raymond Island.

Today has been reasonably cool, so was able to get outside this morning and start some more deadheading of the many agapanthus, especially the miniature ones.  I can fill the green waste bin several times over the next few months.  Too many really.
The photo below is my granddaughter's library bag made yesterday afternoon.  she especially wanted fairies and this Tinkerbelle fabric was all I could get.  Hope she likes it when we deliver it on Monday.

Below is the WIP I started some years ago after I took a class with Kaye England in 2006 at a quilt shop in Loch.  I made the 5 blocks, then decided to add some motor bike fabric.  I didn't buy enough of the first one and had to find something else.  I'm actually really pleased with it now and will label and send it off to my grandson.

These photos don't seem to be as good as usual, so will have to see if I've changed the settings on my camera, by accident.
Also put  binding on another old quilt today, plus made a slice and some daisy biscuits.
Feeling rather tired now, so will put this to bed and get on with some handsewing.

Thursday 24 January 2013

Framed Cross Stitch and WIP

 So far I have cut all the pieces for this Feathered Star and completed the centre star and the nine patch blocks for the corners; but have now been asked to make a library bag for my granddaughter who starts school this year.  I made one for brother and she wants Nana to make hers too.
This pattern and fabric have been on the waiting list since 1994 (or so the cover date on the magazine says).
 The photo below shows my framed cross stitch which has been a finished article since the early 90's.  I've had it framed to enter in our local show.  I think I have been watching too much Kirstie Allsopp.  I'm entering a couple of categories this year as well as the patchwork section.  Wish me luck and I'll update the photos as I choose what to enter.
The library bag will be on the list of things to do after this, as all the housework is finished, a binding to be machine stitched , then await the hand sewing and a customer's quilt to be fixed ready for the machine.  I'll also take a photo of a finished quilt for my 12 year old grandson, which I hope to label and post next week.

Friday 18 January 2013


I tried to post these photos on my first go.  Didn't happen, so here we are again.
One quilt was made for my step-granddaughter as she never had a baby quilt and as she is now 17, it was about time she had one. My other 10 grandchildren have all had baby quilts and some have had at least one more, with another few to be done this year, I hope.
Family Links  (sister-in-law's quilt)
My sister-in-law went through a tough time before Xmas and as I was making a mystery quilt, I thought she may be delighted when it arrives as we are so far away. This quilt was made from a book by Rita Fishel.

Hexagon Hip Hop  (granddaughter's quilt)
 This quilt is a slight variation of a quilt by Pam and Nicky Lintott from The Quilt Room in Dorking, UK.

Thursday 17 January 2013


These are some photos of my finished quilt, quilting pattern (Holly Bells), label and on the machine being quilted.  I'd like to thank QuiltSue for the whole experience and some lovely people that I have followed along the way.

Wednesday 16 January 2013

OK!!!  Here we go again. Second attempt and getting frustrated. 

Now to add some photos.  This is our Morris Minor ute, then my studio with my long-arm machine and a photo of our cherry tree taken some years ago when it didn't get blown to pieces.  Garden far to dry and dead at the moment to take photos. Date on photo not correct (didn't know how to change or get rid of it.  Have new camera now).

Will publish this now and see how it goes.