Thursday, April 28, 2011

In’s, Out’s and a Clean Up

After the Easter/Anzac break I went into town to post my MAY Swap blocks. A parcel for Cheryll and Jan.
Chevron Block for Leona May 2011

Christmas Blocks
Bonus Block for Leona May 2011
Aussie SwapCheryll's May Block 20114th Block for Gai
Gai’s Block.

It was sew good to have sew many days to stitch.
I was delighted to also pick some lovely mail for me .

My beautiful block from Gai with a great FQ as well.


The giveaway I won from Janet, A Novel and look at the other wonderful treats Janet popped in. Two magazines and a beautiful purse. Just love the fabric you used .
and the cutest Easter Card from my special Kiwi friends from across the ditch.  


Thanks heaps to all of you.

Today was much cooler so after a walk along the beach I came home and FINALLY cleaned out my SHED.


There have been little furry things living in the there and left their droppings all over my bench and light box. YUK!!!    
I took everything out and then swept and scrubbed.

Even bleached my fish . 

002    Ah!!!  Nice and clean.

Now I can finally finish my window and not before time. If you click on the word window you will see what I mean.

I hope to sit in the sewing room tonight and TRY to finish a quilt before the end of the month.
Happy Stitching.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


In Australia it is ANZAC DAY and there will be many people getting up early and going to the dawn service and later to the march.

My DH will be one of them.


                Blue Aug 2008
         “ Lest We Forget.”

Friday, April 22, 2011

Today it is the most beautiful sunny day and our little town has swelled with lots of visitors coming to play at the beach and enjoy our beautiful town over the Easter break.
After my swim this morning and coffee at the beach cafe I came home to stitch.

Finished one for Jan Mc

and three wee ones for Cheryll

I would like to wish you all a Happy and safe Easter and for my Aussie mates a great ANZAC DAY.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

FNSI and into SMSI

Last night I sat down to do some small simple projects (so I thought LOL) for FNSI.
Stitched a small stitchery onto some Christmas fabric to make my Santa sack for a swap. Then stitch fabric together. Next put in two button holes for the cord. Simple??? LOL. When I turned the hem I had 


YEP!! put them on the wrong side. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!

Okay will just do them again on the outside. When I was done turned the bag to put in cord and  Noooooooooooo!!!
Buttonholes were on the other side of the  stitchery . Did not take a photo. Too mad. Unpicked the stitchery, re stitched on the BUTTONHOLE side, popped in cord and Taa Dahhh.

Must say I am happy with my little sack NOW!! Hope my partner will be.

I continued stitching into early SMSI and also finished this.

A small Christmas hanging to put in my gift box.


Did you enjoy your FNSI and did you stitch into SMSI too??

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lots of Lovely Mail

Over the past few days I have had lots of little red and white cards in my box. It is always exciting to go into the post office and pick up the parcels.
First I received an Easter swap from my blogging friend
                                  Melinda from USA
Look at the lovely gifts she stitched for me.


Also Peggy sent my Pincushion Swap gift all the way from Ireland.


Love my “Chooky” pincushion. The ECO shopping bag is a great idea a group stitch to raise money. Scenic card and the Lindt chocolate has now gone!!! Yum!!

                                    My From Dawn 3-11

My block Christmas Block send by Dawn from England.

and TWO blocks from Fiona, Qld Australia for the Aussie Swap.


and the last parcel arrived yesterday.


It was sent by Naomi, South Australia. My Tilda Easter Swap which was run by Cat and Lisa.


Oh!! Look at my Bunny !! I have called her “Tilly” Love her floral dress and yellow pantaloons. Lovely bunny tea towel, card purse, pen and MORE Lindt chocies. (They are still in the fridge.)
Tilly has made herself right at home here on the block.

Hanging around the garden

Getting a ride from Ted.


Sitting and enjoying the view.


and then Tilly thought she would help me sew.


Naomi look what I have put in my little purse.
My loyalty cards for fabric shops.

I am delighted with ALL my wonderful parcels from all over the world.
Thank you Ladies.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Busy Days.

I have been busy this week washing and ironing. The good kind. My quilting fabrics.

On the Line 4-2011


I want to make a few charity quilts for kids out of these.

All ironed 4-2011

Last year one of the blogs I follow had a giveaway. It was a UFO Elaine had not finished. Would you believe I was lucky enough to win it. LOL. The blocks travelled from Canton, Texas to Western Australia.
After putting the blocks together I finished it at Patch this week and I am pleased how it turned out.

UFO 4-2011

This is not the end of the blocks travels as I am sending the quilt to N.Z.
Another UFO completed and one for OPAM.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Great giveaway

While blog hopping today I came across this fantastic giveaway at Raggedy Station

Wouldn't they make the most gorgeous quilt.

OH!!!! I have also joined CherYlL in this fun Santa Swap.

                                                     Pop on over to see what it is about.