Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Going on the Sleigh

Hello my friends,
I`m on time for SSCS.

The parcels ready to go on the Sleigh.
A start on Christmas gifts.

This is the 2nd block of my $25 quilt with Delbrook.

The 3rd block.

This months was the 4th block. 

I put them together in a four patch display.
1                     2

3                          4
I moved them around and liked this 
set better.

I do have more BOMs on the go but with Christmas projects they are on hold!!
Well back to more stitching and finishing of Christmas gifts.
Happy Stitching,

Friday, 13 November 2015

Last Weekend

Hello my friends.
I had my computer off line while we carpeted the end bedroom &hallway.
Hence no posting.
While that was happening we had 
`Flamingo Hunt`
with our church youth group.
This year we had two Flamingo`s to hide.

Hubby had the plan.
So viewing spot set after he has duck taped them in place.

But before getting to the viewing spot there was a trip wire that set off a smoke alarm.
That let us know they had come so if we choose to they had to do a job for us.

A closeup of the gum tree bird.

The 2nd was taped in the walnut tree.

A closeup of number 2.

Team 1 arrived and the alarm scared one of the girls.
Then they looked around.
I told them if they where hot or cold. :)

The gum tree one was found 1st.
So a brave girl climbed up.

Breaking the branch she was able to release the Flamingo
throwing it down to her team mates.
Hubby wasn`t worried as we use this tree for wood anyway.

The girls wanted Max in with the fun.
We let them off from the chore as felt too  heavy for them.

About an hour later the 2nd team arrived.
Once they located their Flamingo
They climbed into the walnut while hubby had the hose on them.

Some of this team got wet.
But went away with their bird.

The chore was to lift a large roll of carpet to the lawn.
It took most of them to lift it.
A final photo with hubby before they went hunting @ someone else`s home

This Sunday @ church will be a video of how they all got on. 

A look down the hall showing the new carpet laid out.
That parts complete now,so two bedrooms and hall done.
The lounge and last bedroom yet to be done.
The carpet is pure wool,cut pile and is so soft under foot.

I`ve also started on my ornie stitching.
This is slow as stitching for Christmas gifts that can`t be shown yet.
Happy Stitching,

Friday, 30 October 2015

October Ornament

Hello my friends.
October is near its end.
This ornament is my one for October @
Christmas Ornie SAL 2015.

I used threads from my stash,
Cottage Garden Thread : Tool Shed,
Sampler Thread : Ye Old Gold
and DMC : 310 to make my cord. 

The pattern came from this years 
`Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments` magazine.
Page 63 `Needle Bling Design.
As you can see I`ve threads for projects I`d love to stitch.
Not sure if all will be done but the threads are waiting to be used! 

Our grandchildren came to stay and placed
my  draught stopper to stop Max coming any further. :)
Happy Stitching,

Monday, 19 October 2015

Further steps

Hello my friends,
My Christmas stitching is coming along
 but nothing to show yet!!

Miss Tillie`s paw against this tiny mouse.

Here you can see the difference in size.
As you may have guessed mouse is no more,
hiding did not help.

Step 6 with creme hexagons around step 7.

Step 8 is a row of a mixture leaving the dark out.
I am waiting on a little more fabric for two lots
of 24 hexagons. I hope that they will be here by the end of the week.
We are putting new carpet down in stages.
This week some of my fabric,magazines and BOMs,
plus embroidery needs are being packed away 
from the end room, a clutter in there.
These boxes are not going in the shed!!
Our bedroom has carpet down,
so soft under foot.
I must get back to stitching though.
Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, 6 October 2015


Hello my friends.
I am smiling as my `Nature`s Journey` 
is finished. :)

I pegged my quilt to the deck.
A slight breeze but was able to take these photos.

Then turned quilt around to the back 
where the quilting shows the best.
I have machine quilted more on this quilt
than others that have been done. 

My label using a heart as there are hearts in the quilt.
Thankyou to Chookyblue and Susan for SAL.
Also Anni Downs for designing the pattern.
I have enjoyed this journey.

Mis Tillie saying her prayers. :)

The letter `A` for my Christmas bunting
by `Rosalie Quinlan designs`.
Sorting fabric to make this up.
Happy Stitching,

Friday, 2 October 2015

Quilting Along

Hello my friends.
I thought I`d show a little of my quilting 
on `Nature`s Journey` SAL.
I had my top finished by the dead line, 
but more quilting to do before complete.
This is taking `time`.
Only meals and a few breaks  like sleep !!

I cross hatched the centre by machine,
then placed on my quilting hoop to hand quilt 
the applique, except circle and hexagon
which I did as free motion with the sewing machine.

I am working on the checker board border
with free motion flowers and leaves.
Looks good on the back :)
A few places to reverse stitch 
as still learning free motion quilting.

Soon this will be finished,
so will post about that in the next day or so.
Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Quilting and stitching.

Hello my friends.
This Tui was in one of our gum trees lining the drive.

My Christmas Tree ornament
Sampler Tree 111
by JBW Designs.
for  `Christmas Ornie 2015`.
This one is for September. 

I have also joined again for
 Chookyblues  SSCS 2015. :)
I have sorted my patterns to make my gifts
for my swap partner.
Stitching to begin soon.

I need a little more quilting hours on 
my SAL `Nature`s Journey`.

Once I had this laid out to pin 
a little furry lady friend decided to help.

Some progress done.
I`ve stitched in the ditch to hold and then as my
machine does not like the bulky edges
( it changes to zig zag)
I find it easier to bind.
Still alright for the quilting 
and binding doesn`t go a miss.
Happy Stitching,