Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Do.Good Stitches - March Blocks

I am slowly catching up with my Bees :)

Do. Good Stitches - March blocks
The block this month was a bit more challenging :)
Simply Woven following instructions from ModaBakeshop
Colours requested were for 'muted brights', preferably in the greeny/browny/reddy/orangey colour range.
These blocks were a challenge for me - the first lot came out a bit undersized :(

Simply Woven-1


but the next lot worked out a bit better :)
Simply Woven-2

I have sent both lots, hopefully they can be used :)

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Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Do.Good Stitches - February blocks

I am slowly catching up with my Bees :)

Do. Good Stitches - February blocks
We were asked for any sampler blocks in Navy & White
I love doing two colour blocks :)  and chose Blazing Arrows and Friendship Star
Blazing Arrows


Friendship Star


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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter time :)

I realised I had not posted a photo of the GORGEOUS Easter Mini I received from Anthea



The choccies didn't last long :)  I shared them with Mr Fixit the other night while we were watching TV - thank you Anthea, your mini is wonderful and is now hanging up in my sewing room :)

here is what I sent to my Easter Mini Swap partner - I can reveal who it was now that it has arrived safely - it was sent to Shez :)
I originally posted about it HERE, and had a little chuckle when Shez left an encouraging comment on my post :)

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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

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

Saturday, April 5, 2014

more catching up ...............

...... on photos

In January 2014, I happened to be in the right place, at the right time to get these patterns from A Patchwork Quilt- with a discount code, I ultimately got postage for free :)  Now to find time to do some stitching!

February 28th was my friend Cynthia's birthday - so I made her a little purse to carry her bits and pieces when she attends workshops :)



but with Mr Fixit's unexpected stay in hospital, and other factors,
there was a bit of a delay in getting her present to her :(



we got there in the end - Cynthia laughed out loud when she unwrapped it ................. Cynthia actually helped me pick out these fabrics at A Quilter's Odyssey LOL



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Friday, March 28, 2014

catching up on ........................

posting pics :)

January Fat Quarter Swap from DebbieW

January Fat Quarter Swap to DebbieW


February block received from KateC - QBSA

this is the block I sent to KateC

February Fat Quarter Swap from Virginia
February Fat Quarter Swap to Virginia


QBSA March block I sent to KateW


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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fat Quarter Swap Birthday Club

It was a huge month for birthdays in March - 6 birthdays!

here is what I sent








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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

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

Monday, March 24, 2014

A moment of panic ......................

I have been working on my 12" mini quilt, and was ready to add the binding, hanging sleeve and tag ............ the tag, ....................... where is the tag? .................. I am sure I put it somewhere safe :)


I checked the 3 drawers in the sewing cabinet, the 4 boxes of blocks, scraps and ribbons/embroidery threads .................. where did I put it?

Ahh, I found it .................. underneath my RSC14 project :)  such a relief :)

here is my finished mini quilt ...........  I was inspired by a cushion cover I saw on the net somewhere :)
 mmmmmmmm, another moment of panic ........... not really happy with that binding - it is a bit crooked and there is some puckering along the top.  Time for some unsewing :(

this a bit better :)
Whilst I am still not completely happy with what I have done :(  it has made me more determined to master the skill of appliqué!
The deadline for posting fast approaches!

I also need to pull my finger out and get my old Singer sewing machine off for a service - the Singer can do blanket stitch :)


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

Sunday, March 9, 2014

FNwF - show and tell

The last two weeks have been a bit stressful (see other post), but it was nice to have some creative therapy in the sewing room on Friday Night :)

I managed to catch up on my RSC14 blocks - I had two colours to catch up - Pink and Teal

Rainbow Feather - Pink
February - Pink

Rainbow Feather - Teal
March - Teal

here are the first three blocks together
Rainbow Feathers


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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

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

Waiting, waiting ..........................

That's what I feel I have been doing this last two weeks ..........................

On Wednesday, 26th February, around lunchtime, I got the call every wife dreads .............. Mr Fixit had been taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital by ambulance from work.

So, after a bit of a panic, a certain calm took over ............ I packed a toiletries bag for him, got fresh socks, jocks and tracky dacks.  I knew parking in the city was going to be horrendous, but lucky for me, the bus at the bottom of our street stops right in front of RAH.  When I got there, he was still being examined and they let me into the waiting area - the waiting had begun.

After about 20 mins, they came and got me and took me to him.  He was having difficulties breathing and his heart rate was 'a bit high'.  They managed to get everything under control, and he was shifted to another section, but still within Emergency Department, where he was monitored, with more waiting.
Finally, around 6:00 pm, he was admitted for overnight observations.  I stayed with him and left when he was 'comfortable' at around 10 pm.

The trip home via the bus was fun ....... not :(  Last week, the Fringe was on in Adelaide, so there were lots of people on the bus home, so I felt safe initially.  However, the bus I caught terminated at our local shopping centre interchange and it was going to be quite a while until the next bus came along that went close to my home, so I rang for a taxi - wrong!!! all the taxis are in the City for the Fringe!  I thought I was going to be stranded at the interchange ........... it was now 11.30 pm and I had rung three taxi companies ......... I explained that I was on my own, and they all reassured me that a taxi would be there soon.  The irony is that whilst I was over waiting for a taxi, the bus that goes near my home turned up, but I couldn't get over to it quick enough before it pulled away.  Eventually, 45 minutes later, one of my taxi's turned up.  Once I was on my way home, I rang the other taxi companies to let them know I had eventually been picked up - the short 10 minute trip home cost $18.00 :(
Back to the hospital on Thursday, this time I was armed with something to keep me occupied while there was more waiting ................
I did try to start a ripple blanket, but couldn't concentrate, so I undid my mess and reverted to old faithful granny squares - I can do them blindfolded  LOL
RAH kept him in again Thursday night, and he was allowed to come home on Friday.

Anyway, not wishing to give out too much personal information, Mr Fixit has been diagnosed with a 'heart condition' and now there will be more opportunities for more waiting, whilst we await the results of some more tests and for the doctors to decide what action we need to take.   Thankfully, they are leaning more towards a solution with medication, rather than surgery.

I must say at this point, the staff at RAH are simply wonderful!  As well as Mr Fixit's workmates - one of them went and got Mr Fixit's car out of the carpark (it would have been fined/impounded leaving it there overnight) and parked it somewhere safe, until Friday when it could be collected.

Of course, with Mr Fixit home, my routine, such that it is, is thrown into chaos and things are being done on a slightly different timetable now ............... but that is OK, as I am really so very glad to still have him around :)

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

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

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Christmas Gingerbread .............



blocks have arrived :)
here are the blocks I sent to Bellezza for February for the Christmas Block SwapSquares within Squares

Squares within Squares
Bellezza is making a quilt for her grandson :) and I couldn't decide which block I liked best, so I sent both :)

this is the Blackfords Beauty I received from Bellezza

Dewey's Victory
this is the block I sent to Donna for February - it has now arrived safely :)

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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
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