Saturday, July 19, 2014

FNSI - show and tell

Well, I didn't get too much done last night for FNSI as I had the whole day out at the Adelaide Sewing, Stitching and HandCraft Fair and was quite exhausted by the time I got home :)

I spent most of my day assisting on the Stall of Cynthia's Ark for my friend Cynthia :)

I must say, that normally, I am one of those people that are in the background, doing the grunt work - I never saw myself as a person who would comfortably 'deal with the public', but I was most happy to be able to help Cynthia - I enjoyed it so much, and I am hoping to be able to do it again  :)


The crowds were a bit quiet - I think the extreme cold and being the last day of school holidays didn't help - but there was a fairly constant flow of quilters visiting the stall.   It was so lovely to see them go on the hunt for fabrics that would work with their existing projects.  I managed to see some lovely works in progress, and I do hope I can get to see the finished articles some time in the future  :)

A Facebook friend even popped in to say hello and meet 'face to face' LOL

So, my show and tell, is not really so much tell, as I have now lost my voice and seem to have developed a terrible cold during the hour drive home :(

Never mind, a special treat of a Black Russian was waiting for me when I got home :)
everyone knows that alcohol kills germs right?




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Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Christmas in July - in the mail :)

I have been working on my Christmas in July Swap - organised by Swap Queen, Cheryll, from Gone Stitchin

Here is one of my items :)


and here is the item that inspired me to make it :)
the one on the left is what I received in the very first 'completed sewn item swap', 
from the lovely Fiona  :)  Mine is the one on the right :)
Don't look too closely at my stitching :(  I have a long way to go to improve my stitches, but I hope the recipient will like it as much as I do ......... bumpy bits and all :)

here is a tease of my second finished item
(made with bits of the fabric left over from the above wall hanging)


You will have to wait and see the other items :) 
I will post pics once they have been received.



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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July FQs | sent and received

From Justine

To Justine

To Leonie

Birthday Club for LynS



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Saturday, July 12, 2014

12" mini swap - show and tell

The next instalment of the 12" mini  Club has arrived

Here it is .............. already hanging up on one of the very few wall spaces I have left
it was from the lovely Anorina, of Samelia's Mum

I think Anorina has been stalking my blogs, as these lovely extra Fat Eighths were in the envelope  :) 
I just love, love, love the cameras :)

and just to refresh your memory, this is what I sent to my partner - Kim



Another wonderful swap, organised by the Queen of Swaps, Cheryll, from Gone Stitchin



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Friday, July 11, 2014

Catching up with some photos

Gorgeous FQs from De for June FQ Swap

Cluster of Stars/Sawtooth Star from Mandy for CraftMad Family Quilt
I have been on a bit of a 'sorting/decluttering' phase - and sorted some of my sewing stuff  - this was after I had spent several hours trying to find some heart buttons I just KNEW I  had somewhere ..... somewhere safe  :)
Projects in plastic tubs

12" blocks all sorted in containers
Needless to say, I have not yet found my heart buttons :(  they are still safely hidden!

I did come across an excellent find on ebay the other day
this gorgeous quilt rack - for $20 - it now holds my flimsies :)
Hopefully, if they are out in the open, I will be more inclined to complete them :)



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Friday, July 4, 2014

FAWF !! :)

It is FNwF today, but for me it will be FAwF (Friday Arvo with Friends) as my friend Cynthia, from Cynthia's Ark,  will be coming over for a playdate :)

I am so excited, I made Chocolate brownies yesterday - I also wasted time making Adriano Zumbo's Passionfruit Macarons, but that is another story :(  see my post HERE  :)




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Monday, June 30, 2014

12" mini swap is ....................

in the mail ................ I wonder who is going to receive this    :)

Sewing Mini Quilt - front

Sewing Mini Quilt - mitre corner
My mitred corner I am particularly pleased with :)



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Sunday, June 29, 2014

UFO Saturday


It was UFO day at my LQS yesterday - it way too cold, wet and windy for this little black duck to venture outside, so I was with you all in spirit, and I worked on one of my UFO's - Purple Patch.

These 9patch blocks have been collected as part of Quilting block swaps Australia during 2012/13 - I have sliced them to make a disappearing 9 patch and will eventually be a lap quilt

Design Wall - June 2014


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Saturday, June 21, 2014

FNSI - show and tell

Well, it was a cold and very wet Friday Night here in Adelaide

So I got some quiet stitching done
nearly finished the stitching!
I have some heart buttons that I received in a FQ swap,
I am sure they will be perfect!
Now I just have to find them ................. I have put them somewhere safe :)


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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fat Quarter Swap | June

June is going by way too fast :(

this is what I sent out for my partner, De




this is what I sent to SharonJ for her birthday





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