Thursday, November 29, 2012

Random Preparations....

As life slowly returns to some routine, 

(where I prepare for more regular sewing sessions, 

at least....)

I have another Jazz Hands block complete!

10 down, 2 more to go!

Backing has been prepared for the Sherbet Pips 


And binding fabric purchased....

There has been preparation for my Summer job....

And a lovely pack of fabric scraps from Cindy in the


And a cute breakfast brioche...

My tummy was prepared for it...


Finally we are preparing for a long, hot summer!

Happy days,


Thursday, November 22, 2012

More work than....


The end of the school year is fast approaching and, 

as a teacher, it is my busiest time of the year!

And that's my excuse why I look so tired modelling by 

new "Sew Serendipity" blouse...

It's a little big, but better big than small!
I have done some more EPP of my "Jazz Hands"...

ready to add to these...

which has been sadly neglected while I worked 

on my Museum Medallion...

I hope to back with some serious fabric 'play',

real soon!

After all, its nearly Summer holidays here!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the US...


PS: I have solved my photo problem for the time being....

Thanks to all my friends, especially Hadley who came to my rescue!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Blogger is telling me I cannot upload photos to my 

blog unless I purchase more space!

I haven't heard of this before!

Is there another way I can get photos to my blog 

without having to pay?

Can someone advise me please!?

Thanks everyone, I have a solution, albeit a temporary one!

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Today, I went from this...

to this!

It's starting to look like a quilt!

On to the next round!

Happy sewing...


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Really Random Thursday!

Snippets from my week......

Spring roses!

Wining and Dining.....

Bollards at the beach.....

Stained glass looking Medallion.....

and my blouse cut out ready to sew.....

Thanks for stopping by!

Linking up with Cindy's Really Random Thursday


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

One good turn...

deserves another!

My blogging friends have helped me out immensely 


Thanks Hadley!

Fabric from one,

An English translation from another...

Thanks Nat!

So when Cindy was feeling snowed under I offered 

my help...

She needed a bee block made in the Mod Mosaic 


I made this one nearly two years ago!

It's still an orphan...

And this is the one I've made for Cindy...

for Emma!

Happy days!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WIPS Wednesday...

I worked on a number of projects over the last few 


Bee blocks for Cindy.....

for the Modern Stitching Bee!

And more hand stitching of my Medallion quilt!

Lots of bias edges! Thankfully they all lined up!

And a little zipper pouch!

more HST triangles in some secret sewing!

And I acquired this wonderful book...

and am planning.....

Couldn't get this photo around the right way, no matter what I did!
with this!

What have you been up to this week?

Linking up with Freshly Pieced..

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Happy sewing...


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sew Seasonal Blog Hop!

Welcome to my day of the Sew Seasonal Blog Hop!

You might see something that will get your Christmas 

sewing off to a good start!

Sew Seasonal Blog Hop

I gave you a little sneak peek of what I was making a 

few days ago...

It is a paper pieced block...

I trace my block onto drawing paper that is 

reasonably see-through!

And sew through the paper...

It does tear away very easily at the end!

I also cut my fabrics to the rough size required before

I start! 

Now you can tell what I made, can't you?

 I was having so much fun, I made....

not one, but two more!.....

In three different sizes!

I made these into a pillowcase!

Do you want to know why?

When I was growing up in the sixties, we didn't have    

Christmas stockings....

A Santa Sack!

We hung a pillowcase from the end of our beds and    

that's where Father Christmas left our presents!

It was known as a Santa Sack!

Does that seem weird?


Did anyone else do this?

I'd love to know your thoughts!

Kelsey over @ KelseySews is also 'sewing seasonally' 


Be sure to stop by and say hello!

And now a word from our sponsors - 

lots of great prizes ahead!

Awesome Launch Day giveaways at Blossom Heart Quilts and Quiet Play

2 x $10 vouchers

Joy by Kate Spain - full fat quarter bundle + panel

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Charm pack

Plus, are you needing some Christmas fabric supplies for the hop?

Chrissy from Sew Lux Fabrics has set up a special discount code on Christmas fabrics in her shop! 

If you need supplies, be sure to check it out. 

The code is "sewseasonal10" and is for 10% off all Christmas fabric (Joy, Blitzen, and Sentiments) through November 18th. 

A charm pack or layer cake will work perfectly for Ornamental!

Full details can be found @
Kirsty's blog Quiet Play


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Happy sewing!


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