Thursday, October 30, 2014

Twinkle Twinkle...

Little star,

How I wonder what you are....

Up above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky,

Twinkle, twinkle

Little star,

How I wonder what you are!

12.5 "Star in a Star" blocks- in the making!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Growing the Garden....

a leaf...

a petal...

a bloom!

I'm loving watching my garden grow!

I might be busy for the next couple of days....

my youngest son is getting married tomorrow!

Happy days!


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hey True Blue....

Firstly, I really enjoyed reading all your 'horror' mail 

stories as part of my giveaway!

I don't expect all my readers to know this song.....

but the stars have aligned...

to chose the winner of my "True Blue" giveaway!

Deborah is a true blue Aussie living overseas!

And a very deserving winner of my giveaway!

The fabric will be in the mail early next week, 

when I get your snail mail address Deb.

Happy sewing!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Scraptastic Tuesday!

I had recovered from my recent illness 

and wanted to sew....

But I could not face basting my 

Shelburne Falls flimsy,

So, as all good quilters do, I started something new!

In an effort to cull my fabric stash I joined in 

Scraptastic Tuesday, 

hosted by Leanne and Nicky!

And made one of these....

And now I have two!

This is what I have chosen for Flower #3

These really are 'scraptastic' blocks!

Foundation piecing always leaves totally 

unusable scraps,

so I don't feel guilty about throwing them away!

PS- It's not too late to enter my giveaway,

for this….

details here...

Happy sewing!


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Where is Anguilla?

In the Caribbean, apparently!

My latest fabric parcel had a stopover there, on it's 

way to me here in Australia!

P&B Textiles have kindly sent me 

one fat quarter bundle 

to play with....

And another one to giveaway!

So if you live in Anguilla  would like a chance to win 


please leave a comment on this post, 

telling me about the weirdest place your mail ended 


I sent a parcel to Morocco once and it was returned 

to me 

three months later because no one was home to sign 

for it!

Now I'm off to play...

I'll pick a winner in a week!

(This giveaway is now closed...)

Happy sewing!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Winner, Winner....

Thank you to all my followers 

who entered the giveaway for a copy of Homespun....

The winner is.......

Congrats Suz, I will be in touch!

And every blogpost deserves a pretty photo.....

A dillybag I made for a friend's recent birthday!

Happy days!


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WIPs Wednesday- October edition

Despite all good intentions, my holiday sewing plans 

were curtailed by three days in bed!

So nothing much new to show....

except some shopping and planning 

Thanks Suz for your fabric contributions!
some more hexies-

some hand quilting-

and one new block!

This block is one real scrap buster!

Scraptastic Tuesday on a Wednesday!

I think I need to make some more....

Happy sewing!


Thursday, October 2, 2014

I'm published!

My project is in the October edition of 

"Homespun" magazine!

Oakshott Scraps from my friend Cindy @Live A Colorful Life

I first received an email from the editor early in 

November 2013!

Yes, that was eleven months ago!

I redesigned a block from an 

old quilt blocks book-

The block was called "Dusty Miller".

Pardon the scribblings....

I made some subtle changes

and used modern day 

foundation piecing techniques!

Oh, that's blurry!

 I echo quilted around the design, 

And I forgot to take any photos of the finished item

before I sent it off in March!

Nearly perfect points!

So here are some photos from the magazine!

If you decide to make my block or bag,

I'd love to see it!

I think a series of these blocks would make a great 

quilt too....

And as extra encouragement, I am happy to send a 

copy of the magazine to one of my faithful followers!

If you have left a comment on my blog in the last six 

months, and would like a copy, 

leave me a comment on today's post-

tell me how you'd make my Dusty Miller block more 


I will pick a winner in a week or so....

Happy sewing!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hello October!

October in Melbourne is all about selling houses....

and sprucing up the garden!

Although I don't think this house is for sale?

Happy days!

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