Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Having fun picking fabrics ;-)

I have just been having a whale of a time picking some fabrics for a challenge over on Quokka Quilts in conjunction with Fat Quarter Shop


I am not confident picking fabric combinations, but thought I would have a go anyway ;-)

this is what I came up with


I just love the combination of Black White & Red



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.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Squishies in the mail ;-)

The letterbox has been busy this week - with squishies ;-)


I was most surprised to see I had won a giveaway from Sarah of The Last Piece - I usually don't enter many giveaways but Sarah asked us to leave a comment on what we are most thankful for - so I just had to let her know I was most thankful for still being married to the man I love after 30 years (well in February it will be 30 years). 

These fabrics are BEAUTIFUL - such clean crisp colours.  I may have to keep a look out for the other colour combinations available - I just loved the reds and pinks ;-)

I received this beautiful block from Lorraine for the December swap for QBSA


Lorraine has let me know that my block has arrived safely, and this is the block I sent her

Lorraine asked for any block in any colour

Have been busy doing some more Christmas preparations (see my other post HERE for some yummy chocolate goodness) and am hoping to get a few more 'stocking filler' gifts completed.  Will post pics when I get some time ;-)


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.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

FNSI - Show and tell

I got an awful lot done on my extra FNSI - which was actually an ADFSI - All Day Friday Sew In ;-)

I made up some Christmas Table Runners - something I have wanted to do for ages ;-)


I used my new Walking Foot


simple in the ditch quilting



this smaller table runner will be on the coffee table


I made another larger table runner




this one will be on the dining table Christmas Eve


an arty shot ;-)


The 12 Bears of Christmas


the Christmas Tree - needs more decorations ;-)

and the obligatory Angel - this came with a bottle of perfume in about 1973/4


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.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Occupy my sewing room - FNSI show and tell

I have been taking part in the Occupy Your Sewing Room hosted by Cat Patches



Here are the results of my occupation ;-)

Cushions for Sister-in-law

from this (covers from a lounge suite)


to this!




My very first french seam ;-)

Two down, hopefully I can get two more out of the off-cuts.


FNSI

Friday night was another FNSI and I was able to prepare for my December swap blocks which were finished today ;-)

First up was Colleen for Block Swap Adventure - here is a tease.


Next up, a tease for Lorraine for QBSA


Ladies, your blocks will be in the mail on Monday.



PS - Lorraine is having a wonderful giveaway HERE




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.

CraftMad sewing swap - November

The lovely Merry has advised that my Notebook cover for the CraftMad Sewing swap for November has arrived safely.

This is what I made



A little something extra was a gift card/loyalty card/business card holder.


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, December 6, 2011

My Design Wall - blocks from swaps

It is that time of year where I am playing with my design wall.  Here are some blocks I have received in the various swap groups I belong to.



I love the two colour pinwheel#7 blocks - I may decide to put all these together in their own quilt. 

I think the log cabin in the bottom right of the centre section is wrong - too much green ;-)  I think I will take this block off and keep it with the other blocks that have a lot of green in them.


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.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Swap received from Leonie

Here are the beautiful FQs received from Leonie for the Fat Quarter Swap for November.



Thanks Leonie, they are gorgeous ;-)

I am getting quite a collection of embroidery threads together from my various swap partners .... I can see I am going to have to venture into the world of embroidery real soon ;-)


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, November 29, 2011

Rainbow Charm Swap

I am taking part in a Rainbow Charm Swap and have picked out my fabrics and cut them up.

I was surprised it didn't take that long to cut up 16 charm squares in each colour.




There was some discussion on the Flickr group whether to wash or not.  I always wash my fabrics - I have had too many bad experiences with fabric shrinking and colours running.

As usual, I put a ColourCatcher in with my fabrics and this is what came out

On the left is a fresh ColourCatcher and on the right is what run out of the fabrics - I would much rather the colours run when I wash it before I use the fabric, than the colours run in a finished article ;-(

I would feel terrible if any fabric I gave someone caused a colour run in their finished article ;-(




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.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

November Blocks and thanks to swap organisers

I have received some beautiful blocks during the month of November


From Susan (no blog), for BSA - The colours are perfect, unfortunately, this photo does not do the colours justice!



this is the block I sent Susan -
I enjoyed the challenge of making this one ;-) - 28 HSTs!


from Tarnyia for QBSA - once again, the colours are perfect!
One happy little vegemite here!

This is the block I sent to Tarnyia


Tarnyia asked for scrappy spider web with a grey centre - I really enjoyed making this block.


Here is the block I sent for my first 6" swap for Cheryl

I hope it has arrived by now ............. it can sometimes take a bit longer to get to WA!

My thanks go to SueB of QBSA & 6" swap group, Linda of BSACraftyPug of Christmas Block Swap and Sophie of Block Lotto for being such great organisers throughout the year.


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, November 22, 2011

My Memories Scrapbooking Software Winner!

I have had a wonderful opportunity to have a play with some new digital scrapbooking software – well new to me ;-) and I have been having fun ;-)



I have also had the opportunity to host a giveway, which has also been a lot of fun.

So, finally, after a bit of a delay with a job application and another sale of one of my gift card holders from ETSY ;-) .................

winner was drawn the old fashioned way by drawing a name out of a bowl.

 



The winner is ............................ Kathy



If you missed out on this giveaway and would like to have your own copy of My Memories 2.0, a very special coupon code is also available!

If you use the coupon code STMMMS33699 at My Memories, upon checkout, you’ll receive a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software AND a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store – a $20 value!

There are some great videos on youtube showing the ins and outs ;-)  http://www.youtube.com/user/MyMemoriesSuite .

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.
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