Saturday, January 20, 2018

Not a lot to show for FNSI


Oh dear.... 
I didn't really achieve much for a night of stitching really but a little is better than nothing I guess.....

in my defence I am blaming the Tennis, how does one stitch and watch it I ask ?
I should admit that I found myself without a project ready as well.....
so here is my paltry effort ....


I will be better prepared for next month.....promise to myself.....
Thanks Wendy (Sugarlane Designs) for hosting this get together.....
go here to see what the other girls got up to last night.....

I do have a finish though.....

on Tuesday with the girls we started a project together,
it is a great little Christmas candle mat by Marg Low.....
really enjoyed doing this one....


Today I am in the sewing room preparing hexies for Miss Matty's Parlour.....
so it's Toodles from me again....




Friday, January 19, 2018

FNSI.... get together


is on tonight..... hosted by Wendy, pop over here and join in the fun.....

Friday Night Sew In (F.N.S.I.)

It 's nice to know that we will all be stitching up a storm together.....

Toodles....

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sandi's little give -a -way.....


is having a little give -a -way,  she is celebrating her new blog......

So if you would like to win a little needle book with matching pin cushion pop over here 
and try your luck....
There will be 4 winners.....


Toodles.....

Monday, January 15, 2018

Long story short......


Well here I go.....
some time ago (long time actually) I bought fabric and pattern for a beautiful quilt.....
I did make 3 of the appliqued blocks, other projects then took over so back in the cupboard it went.....
I then used the fabric for my 70th Birthday quilt..... so many lovely ladies made Teapot blocks for me, then I remembered the beautiful fabric I had in the cupboard earmarked for the other quilt.....
it was just perfect for the birthday quilt .....
so what to do with the 3 blocks.... back in the cupboard of course.....
I was given the beautiful doily bunting for Christmas from Sandi so in the sewing room it went but it just needed a couple of mini quilts to finish it all off.....
Light bulb moment.... the 3 blocks would be perfect .....
I was correct, I think they look fantastic....
I almost gave the 3 blocks to the local op shop, so glad I didn't ....
No waste.... all the fabric and blocks used so I'm very happy about that....

Phew.... that wasn't really a short story was it ?



First finish for the new year.....

Toodles....

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Our first get together for the year.....


It was lovely to join the girls on Tuesday, seems like ages since our Christmas outing.....

Lots of chatting and catching up with news and gossip.....
Pushing on with the Ruth's quilt Stitch-a-long stitching.....


Sandi gave us all a little gift....
this very cute needle case and pin cushion....
How thoughtful of her to choose this picture for mine.....
A Gondola in Venice.....
memories of my 2016 holiday.....


Thanks heaps Sandi.....
I'm loving these tiny needle cases, great to put one in each project bag....

Toodles.....




Sunday, January 07, 2018

UFO Challenge........


I'm Feverishly working on  Miss Matty's Parlour Quilt as part of the UFO challenge.....
2 is the number for January from the list.....with the Sunday Stitchers ......

I'm also doing the challenge privately with my dear friend Jenny and her number 2 is also Miss Matty.....

we both started on this quilt some time ago and decided this is the year it must be finished....
we will see how we go.......

Progress so far......
my layout for the first section......


should be able to show more soon.....

Toodles......

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Time to say good-bye.......

Tom's holiday has come to an end so here we are at the airport waiting for his flight home.....

Plane delayed a half an hour so a cuppa and something to eat will fill in the time.....


I thought a selfie was a good idea but as you can see it's not my strong point.....


Hopefully we will see him again soon.....
maybe the next school holidays.....

Toodles.....