Friday, February 28, 2014

February Friends!

February's + and x blocks happily and safely landed 

in my post box from Carla this week!

And aren't they pretty?

I love this fresh and juicy colour palette....

Here are the blocks I sent Carla....

The two on the right are slightly different to the others....

Can you see how I made some subtle changes 

to the fabric placement this time?

I do like the effect!

Here they are playing so happily 

with their Australian cousins!

It might be time to start thinking about a layout....

Happy sewing!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I told you....

that Carla had a wild stash!

Thank you for sharing some of your 

wonderful fabrics with me!

And my sister has great taste in scarves.....

I am almost looking forward to Winter, 

just so I can wear this!

Although I still love the thought of 

some beach days too!

Happy days!


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Fabric Hamburger!

I'll take one with the lot!

Happy days!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Randomly Thursday

A still morning in Melbourne brings out the hot air 


Apparently this one landed some ten minutes after I 

left for work this morning!

My sister couldn't join me for my birthday,

but she sent me a photo of my partly prepared 

'birthday cake'---

An apple cake in the making!
This is as far as she got-

Helen has such a great sense of humour!

 I also received wonderful cards,

Love those workers pumping up the sultanas to make them into grapes!

and a very special needle case from Mary!

I made a little something (a mug rug or trivet?)

 this week…

How cute is Mr Frog in his pool of blue?

How is your week going?

Happy days!


Monday, February 10, 2014

Posy Baby!

I have finished my "Posy Baby" quilt!

(There's still some hand quilting to be added when I took this photo)

I did some simple "in the ditch" 

machine quilting first,

then finished by hand quilting 

with Aurifil wool thread!

How did I miss that stray thread?
The pattern came from Sherri @

 "A Quilting Life" blog,

as part 

of her Simply Small Projects!

The finished size is about 31" X 36"

It's great to have my first finish for 2014!

Happy days!


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WIPs Wednesday!

It's been some time since I wrote a 

But I have a little to show-

hand sewing my hexies...

I'm working through the purple/blue/green colours  

of the rainbow at the moment!

And the baby quilt is progressing...

Mini charms of "Posy" on a light sage green background

Bordered with a dragonfly print 

and a 'tile' print border

I found the perfect backing...

"Bella" by Lotta Jansdotter, 

for the bargain price of $7.50 a metre 

at Darn Cheap Fabrics!

With some gingham binding being prepared!

I am aiming for a weekend finish for this.

Finally a sneak peak of the 

+ and x blocks for Carla!

Oh dear, they are in a mess, aren't they?

There is a new one or two in there somewhere!

What are you working on at the moment?

I'd love to know!

Happy sewing!


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Hello February!

February in Australia is all about "back-to-school".....

cupcakes for lunch, 

an apple for the teacher, 

(Well, maybe not!)

new glasses and cycling to school!

And a map for the backing....

Sorry for leaving off my friends from the west coast of the US!

I have now completed three of my twelve

Polaroid calendar series....

Summer in Australia- 

we have plenty of that to come!

(Should you like instructions to make one or more of these Polaroid calendars, please let me know)

Happy days!


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