Wednesday, November 21, 2018

No CoLouR

I was working on another quilt at the recent Wyee & Bathurst retreats... just sewing blocks.
Well I've laid them all out now & as I'm happy with their placement... I will start to add the sashing.
Yippee... can't wait to see this one completed.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Added Blocks

I decided NOT to add any sashing to my FaNcY SnowBaLL quilt... so I needed to make additional blocks to get to the required size. Luckily I had some "Fancy" fabric left over... although not nearly enough... but I managed to buy fabric that matched the colours perfectly... so yesterday I cut, sewed & pressed little pieces of fabric together.
Today I have an additional 26 blocks... ie., 13 x 9 patch & 13 x snowballs... which equates to another 2 rows.
I will continue making blocks for 1 more row, then it's just the borders left to add.
Thanks Wendy... for inviting me to FNSI... & ... you can visit all the bloggers over HeRe.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

TwO PRoJecTs...

PiN CuSHioN:
I needed a skinny pin cushion for the machine I usually take to retreats... so I made one with a mat attached. It sits very neatly but more importantly securely under the machine... ready to be used at any time.
No slipping or moving... so it's GReaT.

HoT PaD:
I finished off another HoT PaD too...
Same as the other one... matching in fact... so I'm all ready for Xmas cooking now.
If you would like to make 1 or 2... I've added the FREE PDF to my side bar... under CRaFTy...
or you can simply click HeRe.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

OOhhh ... MaiL

Look at what was just delivered by the MaiLMaN...     I'm just a TaD excited...
3 NeW RuLeRs...
Guess I'll just have to go upstairs & play with them... 😜

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Christmas Gift

At October's retreat in Bathurst I finished 1 bag... with just the button left to sew on... but then I decided to add the initial A to the front & yesterday was that day...
Initial A added... ... button on...

Now it really is FiNiSHeD.

The original pattern is by  "JoyPatch"... from 2012... & it's called "Colour-n-Carry".

This is my item for November.
Thanks Narelle for the encouragement to make gifts for Christmas.
Click HeRe to see what the other elves got up to this month.

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Saturday, November 3, 2018


As I have a new kitchen it goes without saying really that I would need a new HoT PaD.
I like to use a pad under any HoT trays, saucepans or casserole dishes to protect the stone bench top.
I made this one in black, greys & lights with a spoon & ladle... & as it looks great on my new bench, I think I will make another one ASAP . 💗

HOW did your FNwF go ? ...        Accomplish what you set out to do ?
I'll be around to your place over the weekend to see your endeavours...

I've also added this item to my "BMP Challenge" list too...

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Last Night

We celebrated HaLLowEEn at our home.
I gave out over 90 bags of lollies... to some well dressed GHouLieS...
It was F U N...
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

FNwF in November

WoW... it's that time again...
Friday Night with Friends 

is on THIS Friday... 2nd November...

Just add your blog address to the link below... join in & stitch on Friday night... post about it over the weekend... & we'll all come over to visit you... Simple...

I'm sure we will all be sewing items we need for Xmas as it's approaching at lightening speed... only 55 sleeps...
Perhaps you should let a friend know OR add a reminder to your blog.

See you on Friday... xox

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In OcToBeR...

Back home after a wonderful stay with friends at our yearly retreat at Bathurst.
It's so much FuN spending time... sewing, stitching, chatting & laughing with like minded women. 
It's simply good for the soul.
See you all next year...🤞
Thanks to DeB... for making up this collage'...

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AND... this month's OPAM totals... 6 items.
My THANKS goes to PeG...from here... & KRiS from over here... for the motivation each month.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018


What started as a bloggers meet... has now turned into our yearly SeWinG retreat.
We spend 3 nights at the Vale Lodge near Bathurst in country NSW... with all meals included.
So starting at 8am today I will be driving with my car fully loaded... but I will miss my friend SHeZ's company... as unfortunately she wasn't able to travel this time.
I hope to get lots of sewing done... 🤞... but with ALL the other lovely ladies there... who knows what mischief we will get up to. 
But our motto is...
  WhaT HaPPenS in BaTHurST... 
Stays in BaTHurST...

I will be delivering a box of Blankets of Love to the Bathurst base hospital too & of course a stop at Annie Downs Hatched & Patched AND another gem Fabric & Trim is on the agenda as well... 😏
My last stop is at DD#2 home for an 2 night stay...
Wish me luck...
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