Monday, March 25, 2019

Christmas Item

I finished an item for the 1 Xmas Item a Month group with Narelle from HeRe.
I've wanted to make one of these centre pieces for ages... well now I have.
I absolutely LoVe it too...
It's a pattern by Ruth Jensen from Thimble Art... called Poinsettia Centerpiece.

Thanks Narelle for the motivation to make an item each month.

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

RSC... &... OMG

Green is this month's colour for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2019... so I made a TiNY pouch...
& I managed to finish another larger pouch... also in GReeN...

I also caught up on 2 of my spool GReeN of course.

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I completed my monthly challenge for OMG... One Monthly Goal... by making up 3 "tiny" pouches to hold DD#2 ear plugs & cords for various devises.
I nominated 3 on the OMG goal page... but I actually made 5... so that's great...

And if you would like to make one for yourself... HeRe are the FREE "how to" instructions.

My thanks to Angela & RSC 2019... from So Scrappy blog... over HeRe...
And also to Elm Street Quilts hosting OMG... from HeRe...

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

In MarcH

which is Month 3 in the making of the Christmas Wreath...
I picked the SKaTe to work on... & I'm pretty HaPPy with how it turned out too....

AND I also chose...
The main man himself...   SaNTa CLauS...

I also had the time & the energy to stitch 8 leaves as well.
Time spent travelling can be well spent I say...

THANKS once again Narelle... I LoVe this group.

Click on over to HeRe
to check out what all the elves got up to this month.
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Friday, March 22, 2019

At Wyee

All 7 of us had a wonderful time on retreat... working on many different TYPeS of projects.
I worked on a few smaller items on Tuesday & part of Wednesday... all but finished them too with only a little hand stitching left... then in between shopping, eating, chatting & laughing...
I managed to fuse a "leaf" table runner for my SIL... but more work is needed on that one.

I also completed another charity quilt top ... & made the binding too. 
I won a block of the quarter in 2013 so it was  l-o-n-g  overdue to be sewn together.
It's not something I would keep so I decided it would make the perfect donation.
The quilt measures 56 inch x 66 inch.
This pic doesn't do it justice... it looks prettier in real life & the border fabric I chose makes it pop too.
Enjoying an afternoon wine... or two...
Hard at work...
Another finished top... created by Jan... but with a little help from us all...

More of my finished projects over the weekend....

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

An OwL & a ReTReaT

I found this little fellow up in the cubbyhole while having my clean up... so decided to stitch him up.
Later this month I'll add him to a project that I have on the "to do" list.
Oscar Owl has been stitched in black & grey variegated thread.
He's a real cutie... AND... he has a sister... although she will be stitched at another time...

I organise a retreat twice a year at Wyee in NSW. This time we have 7 ladies attending.
We stay at Patchwork 33 in specially built roomy accommodation & sew our hearts out for 2 full days & 3 nights. Of course there is the occasional stopping to eat & enjoy a drink or two...😀... but we all get so much done... we can't wait until we all go again.
Almost fully packed & just about ready to head off...

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Craft Show & a PouCH

This past weekend, Newcastle (NSW - Australia) hosted CraftAlive.
I managed to go take a look at all the pretties before manning the Novocastrian Quilters Guild stand to sell raffle tickets for a chance to win our charity quilt.
Just a few pics to enjoy...

The MODERN charity quilt we were selling raffle tickets for at the show... & it's beautiful.

 While having a well overdue clean up... I found a left over strip from a Blanket of Love I made some time ago... so I put it to gOOd use by making it into a ZiP PouCH.

The pouch is in this month's RSC 2019 colour of GReeN.with a touch of LiNeN.

Click on over to see Angela at So Scrappy Blog... HeRe

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Sunday, March 17, 2019


Wendy hosts Friday Night Sew In... every 3rd Friday in the month.
I love sitting & stitching with Wendy & our online friends.

This month I finished sewing the scrappy binding on a LoG CaBiN quilt being donated to a local charity for a patient in a wheel chair.
This quilt measures 44 inch x 54 inch.

You can visit all the ladies participating in FNSI... HeRe ...

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

BLooMeRS - #5

Here we are once AGaiN... & boy 2 weeks goes by f-a-s-t ... but I have completed BLocK #5...
AND a NeW block (not by Lori Holt) that I need to add variation to my quilt.
I also added a repeat block to the first row as well.

Here is RoW #1... all sashed & sewn together... ready & waiting for row #2 to be added in the future.
I'm really EnJoYinG making these blocks...

I'm also adding another BLooM party on March 30th as March has a 5th Saturday.
Please feel free to join in again on that date too.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

LGS... take 2

I received a wonderful NaME BaDGe from Vickie...
I've added a pic of past badges too...
The MuG BaG with "goodies" hidden inside that I received in the secret swap...
A few "bits" of fabric I managed to bring home...👀
A couple of NeW patterns were purchased...
And a group photo of the girls at LeTs GeT STiTcHeD 2019.
With lots of wonderful memories made with lovely talented ladies...

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Thursday, March 14, 2019


sent to a Fat 1/4 Birthday Club Member for her special day in March.
I made a matching set of Vinyl Window Pouches... included a sewing pattern.. together with her selected fabric and Animal buttons.
The envelope has arrived & Anthea is HaPPy with my gift.

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