Monday, August 29, 2011

Spring, Swaps and New Books.

Hi Ladies,
Well like Jenny of Elfantz said a few days ago have we missed spring. It has been so hot here the last few days that we even had a storm with thunder. Not much rain in it but you could here it on the roof. If this is the start of Spring then we are in for a very hot summer out here in the bush.

But with Spring on our doorsteps i have been out putting water around trying to green up the place and stop some of the dust in the house and came across these today. I just love orchards and have been giving these tender care for years and i now have flowers yay.
I have been busy with swaps on the forum that i am with. We have just swapped a Sew Compendium and mine went to Jorja-Lyn in SA and she loved it. Here are photo's of it, i used my things to check that Jorja-Lyn would be able to fit here things in it as i made the pattern up myself.
And this is the beautiful Sew Compendium that i received from Linda in WA.
I love the saying on the front and here is the inside.
I am talking to ladies all over Australia and some overseas on the forum and loving it. Also in the mail last week was two books that i just had to order one is Tilda and the other Moda book and both are just wonderful. Can not wait to get started on making things out of them both.
They are two book that are worth adding to your collection.
Well lunch time here and the men are in had to take this photo to show you of there hats hanging while hands are being washed.

Have a great day and i will be back soon as have nearly finished the little crocheting from last post to show you all.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Crocheting and Little Purses

Morning Ladies, Well what lovely weather we had here in the Far North last week. Then in the cold has come this morning and the wind as well. I have been crocheting this past few weeks and have 2 baby blankets made and will take photo's and put up during the week and also making these.Can you guess what they will be? Hope to have them finished by the end of this week so will let you see the finished items then.
I am also in the Fat Quarter Swap and love every minute of it. Each month we swap with our partners 2 FQ and of course i add little things as surprises he he. If you want to join we would all love to see you just go over and sent Cathy an email and she will fill you in. If you love getting good mail you will love swapping FQ.

Well this month my partner is Cathy and i sent her FQ off and have a look at these beautiful Little Purses and Tissue holders that she made. Don't they look just fantastic.
Makes you want to go and make some yourself i have some cut out now to make and hopefully Sunday is the day to get them done. I have not done any little purses before but have my tutorial all printed out beside me ready to go. Think i am boar-king as there is a ZIP to add.

Well that is it for today have the ironing ready as it is Sunday and i love to iron while watching Landline. Hope that you all have had a great weekend and that the week is good to you all.


Sunday, August 7, 2011


Hi Girls, Well i don't get to go into Spotlight as i live far out in the beautiful bush. But this year as DS in Y10 has to go down to the school 4 times a year to do his exams i go to Spotlight while he is doing his exam. Well this post is only 6 weeks late but thought that you would like to see what i purchased on last visit. I am now saving up for the end of this term when i can have another Spotlight visit.

First there was the packs of fabric.
Then there was the Spot's.
Could not leave the Roses behind.

Then some others that Jumped up into the basket.
Then when i got to the counter these Flowery FQ were there.
And they all came home in this with the VIP Free Magazine.
Well all have been put away and bag back in the car awaiting my next Spotlight visit. Hope that you all have a great weekend i am off to do the ironing and watch Landline.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Where is the year going

Hi Girls, Well where is this year going half over i must be getting old. hahaha. Well i have been busy and today as blogger is being good i can show you my first bag that i have made in a swap at the forum that i love.

This is the bag that i made using Dawn Hay Pattern for the Baseco Tote Bag and it is easy and the results are just wonderful. I sent this to Celine in the UK.

This is the Bag that Norma sent to me and i love it see all the pockets on all sides. Thank you Norma.
I also last month won some beautiful FQ from QuiltJane over at Want it, Need it, Quilt and have now got a mini quilt in mind for them from this book but it may take me some time so don't hold your breath. hahaha.Image from Jenny of Elefantz and Yes Jenny is right this book is just wonderful. Go on over and have a look at the beautiful mini quilts that Jenny has made up already.

Well i hope that you all have a great week and hopefully i will be back soon with more of what i have been up to.