Saturday, June 4, 2011

Time for Change

The time has finally come when I am able to move the contents of this blog over to my new blog.

I would be very happy if you will follow me over to Pins and Whiskers.
Sorry ... gremlins won't let me link ~
Same quilty stuff ... new place.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Colourful Friday ~ Flowers

Good Friday morning and welcome to another Colourful Friday with Robyn and the gang.
F L O W E R S ~~~ I thought I would go with some more unusual flowers around my home. Hope you enjoy them.

My daughter loves growing succulents and is very pleased when one comes into flower.

I love the name of this one ... 'Bird of Paradise' or 'Strelitzia'. I have a large clump in my garden and it never stops flowering.

How could I not share one of my roses ... Double Delight ... my mum's favourite.

I look forward to visiting all the colour flowers blooming today.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

UFO Thursday

It's such a good feeling to have worked on a UFO. Since last Thursday I have continued to join pairs into 6's and have 4 groups now done and the backs pinned ready for hand stitching. Edited Thursday evening 7.30pm ... I now have 5 groups done ... 1 to go :)

My procrastination skills are excellent so I need all the motivation I can get ... thankyou to Sandy for UFO Thursdays.

While visiting around in blogland I've noticed that I am not always able to leave a comment so if you haven't heard from me lately it's for this reason. Pop up comment boxes don't seem to be a problem.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Colourful Friday ~ Sunsets

Colourful Friday is back to warm your cold wintery days or breeze through a warm summer one.

Our host Robyn at Daisy Quilts will have links to much more colour if you'd like to take a look.

I just had to share 2 sunset photos. The first is taken towards the East with the full moon rising and the pink warning of a cold day to follow the night.

My second photo is taken towards the West. I love how the sun's final rays mix with the clouds.

Thanks Robyn ... hope your Friday is full of colour.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

UFO Thursday

Yay! Finally I have some progress on a UFO to share.

A certain log cabin quilt should have been on my bed 12 months ago and now here we are on the threshold of winter and still it remains in pieces. So I have committed myself to the month of June being log cabin month starting today.

This morning there were 18 pairs (like this photo) layed out on the spare bed.

Next step is to join 3 pairs into a group of 6. Below is a photo of the 1st group and the 2nd is almost finished.

Thankyou to our lovely host Sandy for UFO Thursday. I've missed quite a few Thursday's and hope today is the start of many for me. Sandy at Cookies and Cream Craft has a link for more UFO progress you might like to check out.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

One Christmas Item with One Flower Wednesday

A good morning to you all on the very chilly morning. The sun is out but it's not helping with the freezing wind blowing.

I've finally sorted out centres and pathways for my 1/2" hexies. These 3 flowers have been waiting patiently and I can now show them with centres. I read somewhere quite a while back about attaching the pathway hexies to one side of each flower and they should all slot in together. If I make the 8 cream hexies and attach to the flowers as I go then I won't get tired of making heaps of cream hexies all at the end.

As today is the 25th here in Australia, it's time to share our One Christmas Item for the month of May.

Two more Bon Bons ready to fill with goodies and gift at Christmas. I thought I'd try a green stitchery this time and am really happy with the look.

Instead of doing a Mr Linky here I'm going to add a page at the top of my blog just to share photos of everyone's Christmas Items with links to each blog. If you could leave a comment here when you have posted and/or send me a pic in an email, I'll add our photos to the May Christmas Item Page.

Happy Christmas Sewing

Saturday, May 21, 2011

FNSI and Fabric Buys

My results for Friday Night Sew-In. This will be for my One Christmas Item A Month when I get the bon bon made. I'm hoping to stitch another in green.

Before sitting down to stitch I cut into these sweeties and prepped some squares ready for centres for the 1/2" hexie flowers. The cream squares will make pathway hexies.

Lots to do before the end of the month ... I still need to add embelishments to my Stay At Home Robin projects and I am determined to work on a UFO.

Happy Sewing

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Flowers in the Mail

Look what I found growing in my mailbox.

Geniene was most generous and sent extra blooms after she'd had a mishap with her hexie flowers. A funny story involving a load of washing although I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time.
Thankyou so much Geniene. They go perfectly in my garden and the butterfly centre is a special treat.

Yesterday was my local patchwork day and oh boy did my elbow give me curry last night from stitching this block. The deep heat was also good for the sinus :)

Try as I might my UFO's remain as is. I have laid one out on a bed ready to work on so just maybe I'll have some progress to share soon.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

One Flower Wednesday

I managed to make two 1" hexie flowers this week.

It was our groups patchwork day today so I have some stitching to share next time.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Stitch...un-stitch...Stitch Again

Just when I had almost finished this little stitchery I realized that I was using the wrong varigated thread :(

So after carefully pulling each stitch out I set about re-stitching with the correct colour.

This sweet little stitchery is kindly shared each month by Paula as 'Home Sweet Home' BOM.

Friday Night Sew-In

It's on again ... Friday Night Sew-In is this Friday ... I'll be busy catching up on some stitcheries.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

No Sew Zone

Things have been a little slow on the sewing front lately ... could be the cold weather creeping into my bones.

Eariler this week we lit our first fire for the winter.

Look who knows the best place to sleep away the day.

I did manage to make some cream hexies for pathways so perhaps by Wednesday I will have something to share.

Have an enjoyable weekend.

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