Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I do a little bit of Easter decorating but only a little. I haven't been collecting Easter decor for long but am getting a few small pieces.

I made this bunny a few years back adapting a reindeer pattern for the bunny. She sits proudly on a pedestal at the bottom of the stairs with her little friend.

My DD gave me this cute rabbit candle just the other day. Very sweet.

I made this cutie on Monday and GD Kaitlyn scored this one for herself.

Lastly I had to make a special order of something crafty for my DH to give to his 2 work colleagues so I found this pattern from a little tricky at first but then again I am not a good one for reading patterns properly but I was happy at how they turned out considering I only had 24 hours notice.

Lastly I have finished the wool embroidery on Laura's pincushion. It will be winging its way to North Dakota very soon. I hope she likes the finished top.

Thanks to Fiona at Bubz Rugz for organising this great swap. My part is the blue heart with the red flower and purple spray flowers.

The yellow butterfly and little flying bugs and also the orange flowers along the edge.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Quilt top finished

The way it was originally designed. I am definitely not an arty type of quilter so this was a bit of a challenge for me and I have to say I like this one a whole lot better. This little quilt is an Amanda Daly design I have been attending classes with her for quite some time. Next week I hope she will be able to give me some quilting ideas to finish it off and not be another UFO. The close-up of the dragonflies these are raw edge applique.
Another UFO has found its way out of the box. I think these 9 blocks were started about 2 years ago and were a free BOM from Gail Pan Designs. I did finish all the blocks in that year but never got to put them into a wall hanging .

They are now pinned onto my design wall and today I am cutting out the borders.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011


Yes time passes very quickly in this household. Looking after my newest grand baby is just wonderful she is such a treasure. Meal times are wonderful if only her Mum knew what I fed her some times. Here is little Zoe enjoying her Vegemite crust loves every bit of it and gets into the biggest mess.
My eldest Grand daughter lives with us and is also a treasure. I have been kept very busy over the past few weeks helping her with one of her school projects on "Gold". Last week I was making her an outfit for the Colonial school incursion. They were having a travelling show from the Australiana Village come visit the school and the children were asked to dress in old colonial dress.
How cute does she look? The little case Kaitlyn is holding is my Dad's original school case made by his father some 83 years ago. Kaitlyn felt very proud going off to school yesterday carrying her lunch in that little case.

A little bit of leisure as well. Last Sunday we took my beautiful parents on another adventure. This time we went to Palm Beach and caught the ferry across to Umina. A lovely day and the weather was wonderful.

This week I have tried real hard to get some stitching done but I didn't achieve much. I did however get this apron finished. I showed this in an earlier post it was all in pieces when I found it at my Mum's house during my Spring clean. I think that it would probably be at least 30 years old as are some of her other aprons as I can remember her always having one of these crossed stitched aprons almost every day.
The embroidery has been completed on my next Christmas stocking for Zoe. I am waiting on the velvet backing to arrive from The Crewel Goblin to completely finish this one.
Lastly on my design wall I have been slowly and I mean very slowly working on this little wall hanging and the more I looked at it the least I liked it. I took it along to class last night with out the side and bottom borders and am now working on the original design. When I started this I thought I would like to do something totally different to what I usually do but I have decided I am more of a traditionalist than an arty farty quilter.