Sunday, March 22, 2015

Fat Quarter Swap - March

Fat Quarter Swap Birthdays - March - 3 birthdays this month

Happy Birthday to Wendy, Helen & LeAnne
(I won't say who got what here, so I don't spoil the surprise for the recipients who are yet to open their birthday love packages :))



March Fat Quarter Swap Partner - Lyn


I love it when a swap is completed early in the month :)

Oops, I forgot to share a photo of what I received for the January swap from Narelle

This is what I sent to Narelle


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

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

Saturday, March 21, 2015

FNSI | show and tell

It was FNSI again .............. that came around rather quickly, didn't it?

Once gain for me, it was Mr Fixit Rostered Day Off (RDO), however, the cricket was on, so I had the afternoon and evening to myself.

In the afternoon, I did some catching up on posting photos to my blogs (see my previous post), and then in the early evening I got to spend some time in the sewing room :)

I worked on completing a block for my CraftMad family quilt - this block is for Merry (tease photo only)  I will do the big reveal later, when the block arrives.

Double Aster for Merry
This is the second Double Aster I have made, and whilst this one is a bit better size wise, it is till a tad larger than 12 1/2" - this block is quite addictive in that I want to make another one as the sizing is a challenge and I don't want it to defeat me, but I really do not enjoy working with so many bias edges :(  

I also worked on a block for my Farmer's Wife ................ only one block, but I had several attempts at it
1st attempt - birds are too big

2nd attempt - better sizes, but not going together well, and block is still a bit big
Back to the drawing board :)


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

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

Friday, March 20, 2015

More catching up to do .............

Boy, oh boy!  where has the time gone?  time for some catch-up pics :)

CraftMad Family Quilt
February - from Wendy
February to Mrs A

DoGood Stitches - February Blocks
some of you may remember I posted about my swap bee blocks for Cherish Do Good Bee - well I made another block and whilst it still wasn't perfect, it was better lined up than my first attempt.
2nd attempt

1st attempt
Christmas Block Swap - February partner was Lynda
February from Lynda

February to Lynda


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

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

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 :)


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

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

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


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

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

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



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

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

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 :)


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

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

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!



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

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

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



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

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

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




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

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...