Monday, March 2, 2015

1718 Coverlet

About a month ago I was looking at quilt books, and I came across this book..
And I thought it was amazing....and completely out of my Bradley Cooper.

But I bought the book anyway.

Well a couple of weeks ago I saw on Sarah Fielke's blog that she was having a sew along! Of this quilt!

So a little inspired I pulled out some fabric....

And got all excited!

And then realized I couldn't find the book, now matter how much I looked! And am now already behind!! *grin* First month!

So unlike me...... Cough, cough....

Monday, February 2, 2015


It's been a week of food...
1. The joys of living in the country. Excess nectarines from a lovely neighbour are now nectarine jam...

2. One basketball birthday cake for Boo. We were supposed to be having an easy pool party for 8 of his friends but three hours of pouring rain (can't remember rain that consistent in many years!) meant that we had to use some creativity to keep them amused! 

Didn't mention to a certain parent that we didn't notice their child hadn't been "found" during three rounds of Hide and Seek, and nobody had noticed!! Haha...

3. Obligatory cupcakes for school class..decorated by Boo....

I found the candy eyes at Spotlight. Let's just say that you could eat chalk, and it would pretty much taste the same! Looked cute though.

Hope you're having a good week!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Back to school..

Well, we have one confused puppy dog today as the kids have all headed back to school. Ruby can't figure out where all the noise and chaos has gone...she keeps wandering to Boo's room and back again...

Last year my lovely friend Alex, of Aunty Lily's Vintage Wares, needed some vintage sheets. I had a lovely time scouring the local op-shops for her and to say thanks she made me this beautiful pincushion. It was a wonderful surprise to get in the mail!

Beautiful lace!

Hoping to put it to good use sometime soon.

And under the category "things that amuse my weird sense of humour ", this is a headstone at our local cemetery. Every get that feeling that your family are just waiting for you to die??

Or alternatively, they may have buried him alive???!! ��

And with that thought..hope you have a good week!


Friday, January 9, 2015

Christmas Swaps - Part 2

I love participating in my online groups Christmas Swaps!

For the ornament swap, I received not one ornament but four! These lovelies came from Vanessa at Piecing and Patching..

And Claire sent me these lovely items for the Secret Santa some chocolates which seem to have miraculously disappeared!

Aren't I a lucky duck!

Sorry I'm a bit late with this post - four kids and visitors , doesn't allow much spare time!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas swaps

Each year my online quilting group have a Christmas ornament swap and a Secret Santa swap.

I thought I'd show you what I made for my partners.

First off, I made a little felt bird...
And sent it off with some other goodies..

For my Secret Santa gift I made a pincushion..

I got to use some gorgeous variegated threads that I was given for Christmas.

So along with something "handmade",I needed to put something "yummy", something in her favourite colour and something Christmassy.

And here's it all before it was wrapped and sent off...

Hope Bennie likes it!

Have a great day tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas

Hope that this Christmas finds you healthy,happy and looking forward to 2015! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Well we've been back from our trip to Tasmania for a couple of weeks now, but I still feel like I'm catching up...

Here's some of my favourite photos...

We started off in Hobart
View from Mt Wellington
Can you spot my boy?....

From there we went on a cruise from near Hobart to Port Arthur. The cruise was amazing- especially seeing the seals and racing dolphins.

Port Arthur was a great place to visit. Beautiful and historic. 

Even managed to spot a quilt...

From there we went to Bicheno and Freycinet National Park...
Bicheno Blow Hole...My boy trying to give me a heart attack..

Look at it's little Joey!

And then onto Launceston, and further north.
Cataract Gorge...crocheting a scarf whilst the kids went on the suspension bridge!

Then we headed off to a very cold Cradle Mountain. It was so misty and rainy I couldn't tell you what it looked like but to our surprise that night it snowed, which was a consolation....the kids loved it!

We headed from there to fly out of Devonport to Melbourne for a couple of days.

I could rave for ages but hopefully the photos will give you a glimpse into the beauty of Tasmania.

Hope you're a having a good week.