Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Christmas in July Swap

"What a wonderful swap this has been thank you Cheryll hor hosting. I have enjoyed making the gifts and enjoyed receiving. My gifts came from Dawn and she told me this was her first ever swap. She made three amazing gifts. 

Aren't these gifts beautiful?

T for Christmas tree beautifully appliquéd.

S for Stockings made from felt and again beautifully appliquéd.
I for inspirational quote. Isn't it just lovely.

Thank you so very much Dawn for my Christmas gifts you did amazingly well for your first swap.

I made my gifts for Jo. It was so much fun choosing what to make which took me ages to decide and then the making. I certainly enjoyed this swap.

My gifts to Jo.

Oops sorry it went sideways. Glad you enjoyed your gifts Jo.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Postie has arrived

Today I have received my Christmas in July parcel from a Christmas Elf.
 This is going to be a fun night on July 25th. opening all these secret presents. 
Thanks Cherryll for putting this swap together.


Saturday, July 05, 2014

Washing machine topper complete

I am really happy with my new topper. Finished it off today as it is way too cold to be outside. The laundry is almost complete now just a bit of grouting to do and window coverings to work out.

HUGS. Roz.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Friday night again

Tonight with FNWF I am working on making a new topper for my washing machine. My DH has just finished re painting the laundry so a new cover is needed. I decided to do a log cabin pattern.

I have also had a great time this week making cushions from old jeans I picked up at the local
Op Shop. These are for my son and daughter in law. Robyn was telling me she needed some new cushions I just hope they like what I have made for them. The large parcel was posted today and should arrive in Ballarat on Tuesday. They should get a lovely surprise.

I have also been able to make two draught stoppers for my daughter. The old family home they have moved into is a little draughty and cold. These should help immensely I hope.
From this.......

To this.......what a difference some old tapestry fabric can make.

A pretty good stitching week for me this week as well as looking after the Grandies Ryan and Zoe.

As very proud grand parents I wanted to share. Our little Ryan 9 years old won the under 12 years State Pairs Championship for Mounted Games. He loves competing and has always done well but this was a wonderful achievement.

Zoe wanted her photo taken as well here she is holding Ryan's place ribbon.

Hope everyone enjoys their FNWF tonight I look forward to catching up over the weekend to see what others have been up too.

See you soon.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Have done a bit of knitting

I started this little outfit for our newest Grand daughter Matilda and finally finished the set to give to her before she gets too big. The little jacket was knitted from the top, no seams to sew together my kind of very easy knitting for me to do.

And here is the sweet little Matilda. We don't get to see her often as they live in Ballarat Victoria but we get to see lots of photos.

Thanks for looking in. Until next time.
HUGS.  Roz.

Friday, June 06, 2014

FNWF cushion complete

Thank you Cheryll for hosting tonight's FNWF. So glad I was able to join in and I look forward to seeing what the other FNFs have been up to tonight. I will be very busy tomorrow with helping my Daughter and family move into my Dad's house but will look in on Sunday.

My last cushion is finished.

The cushion looks great on the lounge.

I was also able to do a bit of knitting. I am not the worlds best knitter but decided to knit myself a jumper. At least this wool knits up fairly quickly.

Thanks for a great evening of stitching Cheryll, hope to be with you again next time.

HUGS. Roz.

FNWF Tonight with Cheryll and friends

I have so been looking forward to another FNWF I seem to always be some place else and not home to join in so tonight is the night.
I have been busy making cushions for our family room lounge chairs, as I posted about yesterday and thought I just needed one more for the small armchair. So this afternoon I cut out the fabrics ready for the stitching tonight.

I decided on half square triangles finishing of some of the fabrics I had used previously in the other cushions. All the fabrics I have used were given to me by my neighbour a few months ago as she was moving house to travel permanently in her caravan, so I was very lucky that the colours were what I liked and suited the lounges. I have put the squares together and hopefully within the next hour I will have a completed cushion.

See you soon.

HUGS.  Roz.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Where does the time go........

I certainly envy all you well disciplined bloggers out there for keeping up with your blogging. I have great intentions but time just never seems to be on my side.
It has been a month or more since arriving home from our wonderful holiday and it seems to be taking me forever to get back into the swing of things. 

Since losing my darling Mother in February there have been lots of tasks I have had to attend to with my Dad moving in with us and deciding what to do with his house etc. That has now been settled with my middle daughter and her husband and daughter moving in I can now rest peacefully knowing that the house will be okay. Cleaning the house out after 60 years of accumulating anything and everything has been a challenge in itself. My Dad has settled well into our home he will turn 91 this month. 

I have had a little time to do some sewing. I have wanted to make new cushions for our family room lounge for quite some time and have now achieved that goal and am very happy with the finished cushions. I really enjoyed making them. I managed to make 6 for the lounge.


From cutting up lots of 2 inch strips

I have made 2 beautiful cushion covers for the formal lounge. I still have to purchase an 18 inch cushion insert for one of the covers. I loved how these ones turned out.

My dresden table centre has also been finished and put to good use. At least a few things have been crossed of my to do list over the past few weeks.

Until next time

HUGS.  Roz.