Sunday, February 22, 2015

Fat Quarter Swap - February

February Fat Quarter Swap done and dusted  :)

received from Jessica

sent to Jessica
Jessica mentioned she would love some funky fabric for the thread catchers she makes ....  I hope they are suitable :)


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Saturday, February 21, 2015

FNSI | show and tell

FNSI came around quickly for me - I am still doing a lot of secretarial stuff for my camera club - I really hope it settles down soon - I miss spending time in my sewing room :)

I spent some time tidying up shelves after turning them upside down looking for 'teal' for the DoGood Stitches Bee block.

Then I got stuck in and made up the block - it is biggie!  should measure 20.5 x 20.5

FlyingGeese
mine measures 20.5 x 20 and is not very well made - so here's me keeping it real and showing you my first attempt at this block :(   I have left a question for the Quilter - so I will most probably make another one to the correct measurements.

CHRISTMAS BLOCK SWAP
I have completed my christmas swap block last week, and it is packed up ready to post - guess who left it behind when they went out - DOH!  it will wait until Monday now - it has been too hot to step foot outside!
Tease photo for Lynda - February partner
CRAFT MAD FAMILY QUILT
I did the same thing with my CraftMad Family quilt block for Mrs A - it is packed and ready to post on Monday.
tease photo for MrsA - February partner


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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Farmer's Wife | Installment #3

Don't you hate it when the week just disappears into what feels like three days?

Things have been extremely busy for me with my camera club starting back for the year, and a lot of committee duties taking up my time.

However, I have been able to spend a little time in my sewing room, and here is the next installment of The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt.

Block 3 - Bat Wing

Block 12 - Broken Sugar Bowl

Block 14 - Broken Dishes



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Monday, February 9, 2015

CraftMad Family Quilt Block Swap - New Year, New Swappers

We have gained a few new quilt block swappers over on CraftMad - Beth & MrsA have decided to join our little swap group, so with Mandy, Merry and myself, we now have 5 swappers - mostly beginners :).

This year we are swapping a 12" block of the makers choice, in the receivers' colour preferences :)
My preferences for this year are Rainbow colours with white.

From Mandy

For Beth
I hope Beth has received this by now - it was posted ages ago, and she is only two suburbs away :)


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Sunday, February 8, 2015

FNwF - Show and Tell

It was nice to spend some time in the sewing room again - Mr Fixit was happy to be ignored :)

I really didn't get much sewing done on the Friday - just faffed about tidying up fabrics, and selecting my next lot of blocks and fabrics, and cutting them ready for my next Farmers Wife session ..... but once I had cut, I just had to sew ....

Block 31 - Evening Star
Block 31 - Evening Star

So, on Saturday,  I got to sew some more Farmers Wife blocks - I am really enjoying this project.  I have even found a new love of 6 inch blocks  LOL

I love HSTs!

Farmers Wife Progress - February 2015
Progress so far - 11 blocks
11 DOWN ............... 100 to go!



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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Photo Catch-up

time to catch up on some piccies of my Christmas Swaps
Xmas Block swap - sent to Amanda for January swap

Xmas Block swap - sent to Amanda for January swap
Xmas Block swap - received from Amanda for January swap

Xmas Block swap - received from Amanda for January swap
Fat Quarter Swap
Time for the colour reveals of what I sent :)
January swap to Narelle

Birthday FQ to Colleen

Birthday FQ to Diana



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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Farmer's Wife | Installment # 2

I got some more FW blocks done this weekend :)  I looooove long weekends :)

Block 1 Attic Windows
Block #1 - Attic Windows

Block 6 Big Dipper
Block #6 Big Dipper

Block 9 Box
Block #9 - Box

Block 10 Bowtie
Block 10 - Bowtie




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Monday, January 26, 2015

Australia Day 2015

Happy Australia Day to all my Australian readers :)



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Saturday, January 24, 2015

FNSI - Show and tell

A very successful FNSI for me ................ Mr Fixit was happy to watch the cricket ... Australia won, so he was deliriously happy :)

as per usual, we have to start with some good preparation :)


I finished off my Do.Good Stitches bee blocks - scrappy strip quilt blocks

Scrappy String Quilt Block

Scrappy String Quilt Block

I found the perfect little box to keep my Farmers Wife blocks in :)

Must be off, my labour saving device (washing machine) is beeping - time to put in another load :)

Anyone got solar panels?  We took a few years to make up our minds, but finally bit the bullet in March 2014 and had them installed.  We just got our electricity bill for the previous 3 months - when it was scorchingly hot here in Adelaide :(  normally, this time of year we would expect a bill around $1,000 ............... it was $571.00  :)   and we fed $62.00 back in :)  woo hoo!!!  So it was a very good decision by Mr Fixit :)

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Farmer's Wife started :)

While Mr Fixit was watching the cricket yesterday afternoon & evening, I made a start on my Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt.

I must say I had fun making up these lovely little blocks - the hard part was deciding which fabric to cut into first :)

FW Block #041

FW Block #002

FW Block #004

FW Block #111


Don't forget our facebook group - the Farmers Wife Stitchalong :)




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