Thursday, May 17, 2018

Machine Embroidery

Something a little different for me...hehe.... machine Embroiderey..
Finally testing out the embroidery side of my sewing machine. I have a Husqvarna Designer Topaz 50...I wanted to buy just the sewing machine but they weren’t available so I was offered the embroidery version for the same price as the sewing machine. Sooo.... I have finally been tempted to try a few embroideries. This is a little picnic basket which then becomes a little picnic mat. It was a learning curve.....lots of reading and checking the manual 🤓.

Happy stitching........

Sunday, May 6, 2018


I didn’t  achieve as much as I would have liked but I suppose 
something is better than nothing....
I was working on my tessellate blocks.
Thanks Cheryll for organising the fun to see what others got up to go here .

As you can see in the pictures I was getting tired so some reverse sewing in the morning.

Happy stitching........

Friday, May 4, 2018

Winter Village.

I spent the day working on finishing Winter Village today..........This quilt has given me such a hard time  , I kept cutting out the pieces with the stripes or flowers in the wrong direction no matter how many times I looked at the 
picture or made notes to check the direction of the fabric in regards to its position. Also I still have to decide how to stitch down the cut outs, snowflakes,vines etc that is going to be very fiddly....for another day 😁


Happy stitching.......

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Modern Hexie Tablerunner

Another finish ...of course because I wanted to play with the pattern and increase the spacing between the hexies it took a little longer especially whatever I tried doing just wasn’t playing fair (I needed them to line up for quilting lines in the different).  In the end very happy with the end result.

Happy stitching..............

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Revisiting My Machine Embroidery

Last year I updated my sewing machine at the AQC with a free embroidery unit as a bonus. I finally started playing with it last week...whew .... these are some of the things I managed to make while having fun exploring the embroidery side of the machine.


Happy stitching..........

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Stitching with Friends

Thursday was spent stitching and chatting with friends, Christine started the morning off by showing us her beautiful wedding ring quilt which she is slowly sewing down the binding on.

Dawn was working on Pemberley , it is looking wonderful.

Anna was stitching a lovely Annie Downs project. Sue kept herself busy knitting a gorgeous cardigan, it looks so cosy. I kept looking at patterns and everyone else’s work, by days end I didn’t sew a stitch.

Happy stitching............

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Miniature Quilts

While working on Winter Blues I had lots of small triangle pieces  so I began sewing them together making a few 1 1/2”cute blocks, which then got me interested in miniature quilts. I spent some time researching and finally decided on purchasing  the book Small and Scrappy by Kathleen Tracy.





Happy stitching.....

Monday, March 19, 2018

Winter Village

Catching up on my blog again...whew....
I managed some quality stitching time on the sewing machine on a few days last week. Sunday was a bad day I spent most of it in bed then slow but  steady recovery today. Tonight back at the machine and another block finished. 

Happy stitching.....

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Zippered Utility Bag

Back home after our lovely getaway to Halls Gap, I have already managed to sew my first utility bag. I bought the pattern at Stawell Craft when I caught up with Cheryl from Cheryl’s Stitching. Love the bag and pattern.

It was wonderful catching up with Chery.🤗

Happy stitching.............

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Halls Gap Getaway

First stop Gail’s Emporium.

Dogs enjoying the sun while we unpack.

Relaxing with a bit of stitching

A visit to my favorite craft shop in Stawell and catching up with Cheryl ( Cheryl’s Stitching) a few bits found their way into my basket.🤗

Eddie (our jack russell) has a heart murmur and we have been told he has reached the maximum dosage in his medication and will start to deteriorate. One of the symptoms would be a need to cling and stay close, now he just follows me all day. He didn’t want to stay outside when I came in for a drink.

Waiting while I’m in the shower.

Where would we be without our furry friends and their unconditional love. 😘

Happy stitching ........

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Winter Village

Winter Village update. I have been slowly working on this project and loving the progress, especially happy with the  fabrics and colours. We will be going away for a couple of days next week with the dogs as our family room floor needs to be repolished,  so I was keen to sew a few extra blocks before leaving.

Happy stitching.........

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Stitching with Friends

The weeks seem to be flying by, seems like we only meet yesterday for our stitching day. Once again we had a lovely day chatting, comparing notes, working on our projects and organising a trip to AQC in April.  lso our next project ...hehe....more about this later :)

Sue working on insanity quilt 

Margartes small hexie project 

Dawn working on Pemberley

Im still working on Tessellate. 

Happy stitching........

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Max & Louise Tessellate Blocks

Working on two more blocks for Max & Louise Tessellate Pattern

Happy stitching.........

Catching up with Friends

I spent a lovely day catching up with my lovely friends from Phillip Island Patchwork group on Tuesday.
Thank you Liz for hosting and  inviting us to join in with your group at Selandra. 

Happy stitching.........