Monday, 17 September 2018


Hello my friends.
I have mostly been stitching,
but also machine piecing.

First `Tis the Season`.
I found this Cardinal Christmas fabric to make a 
Project Bag to keep everything for this project in.

This months Delbrook block.

These check-a-board blocks are for 
The Country Yard mystery 
`Winter Charm`. 

Last week we had so much rain that the back paddock 
had flooding,so much that I couldn`t  do the
washing as the septic had problems.
There was a watch on the toilet too!!  

The above photo is just through the gate not far from the house.

Showing near the back.

Now the waters gone hubby planted strawberry plants in tyres.

Peanut cuddling one of his toy mice.
Well must finishing prep for tea.
Happy Stitching,

Sunday, 2 September 2018

SAL Stitching

Hello my friends.
`Peace on Earth`
To balance my stitching I think I may change part  
of the first flower.
(changing the colour I thought would help with my linen
but not so sure now.)
I will finish the vine leaves then to the house and snow flakes,
before  going back to the Cardinal. 

This the linen and threads from Nancy`s.

The start date was the first of September,
so Kath and I stitched together yesterday afternoon.
My camera batteries had gone flat :( so no photos 
till I came home for me.
So I have nearly completed the edge on on end.
Once snowflake sorted I want to start on Cardinal.

I was following the pattern with 1 over 2 but with 
these lovely soft threads using 2 over 2 is better.
So a bit of reverse stitching and staying up late
I was able to move on in the design.
I will get on with starting my day,
then stitch some on these two designs this afternoon and this evening.
Not sure which will be first.
Happy Stitching,

Thursday, 23 August 2018


Hello my friends.
Back on track now.

Before getting onto my stitching,
Hubby has put up bird feeders.
This Tui has decided the sugary mix put out for him is what he wants.

This is the other feeder for the little birds with bread
and a bit of fat.
Tillie thought climbing the orchard ladder which she
hoped would bring  close to feeder,
 but Hubby had to climb up to get her down. :)

She then found she could climb up the tree.
Of course they all flew away,coming back once she had climbed
down. :) 

I do think she wanted to check what they where eating 
as well. So funny.

My borders on the last three blocks from 
The country Yard.

This months block from Delbrook.

`Peace on Earth` SAL,my progress.
My linen is a blue wash and threads from my stash.
I`ve used DMC Blanc, 3347 instead of Endrive.
WDW Baked Apple with ST Copper(suggested thread)
but stitched in different place. Instead of ST Forest Glade
I`ve used ST Dried Thyme.

There has been some reverse stitching as I tried different threads,
till I felt happy with my choice.

With the flowers I`ve stitched double cross stitched
to raise them up.
Well tonight I hope to finish vine,
so then stitch the words before going to the branch.
Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Snow on the ground.

Hello my friends.
I have ordered floss and linen for 
`Tis the Season`.
Waiting for postie to bring those.:)
This is BBD which starts beginning of September
as a SAL. 
While waiting I saw this SAL for 
`Peace On Earth`
By Cottage Garden Samplings.
Which started the 12th August.
Hence `Snow on the ground`

I have some of the suggested threads but the rest
and my fabric are out of my stash.
The snow I stitched in DMC floss.

Progress on `Feliz Navidad by BBD`s.
Using suggested threads.

The latest Mystery from 
The Country Yard.
`Winter Charm` a pieced mystery.
The fabric`s are beautiful.
Well back to finishing this month`s 
`Whimsical Woodland`,
which I will post about once done.
Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Catch up time.

Hello my friends.
Over the last month I have been on high medication,
as I have not been well.
Then this I have the flu.
Before  getting ill I stitched on 40 count,
replacing CC Chili Pepper (too orange for me) 
with ST Mulberry.
Also to show up on linen I stitched aprons with
Eggshell rather than WDW  Light Khaki
`Mice in the Sewing Room` by Brenda Gervais.
I saw on someone else`s blog this way of finishing but can`t
remember where!!
I made the tassel for these scissors years ago for my Mum.
They came back to me.
A nice place to store them.

The tapemeasure at the bottom of the design.

July block of this $25 quilt.
I enjoyed using my Omnigrid marking ruler for all those triangles.
That was a good buy.

Block 5 of  `Whimsical Woodland Mystery`
from The Country Yard.

I was sorting through my projects and found my
`Sewing Studio` WIP but only two threads.
Not sure where I put the others.
I am trying to organise things better than I have to stop being
caught like this but this one missed out.
Will hunt around to see if can find them!!
Well best get on.
Happy Stitching,

Sunday, 17 June 2018


Hello my friends,
I have made progress on some things.
The Country Yard`s mystery
`Whimsical Woodland`.
Block 4.

Framing blocks 1,



My stitching rods came.
They have velcro for attaching which my others don`t.
We brought tape to staple on as seems to be firmer.
Plus easy for use later.
Hubby is going to extend my lap frame to attach for easier stitching.
Progress has gone on this too but will show more once on frame. :)

One of my sisters had a speacial birthday this year 
so made a bag from Lynette Anderson`s book 
`It`s Quilting Cat`s and Dog`s`.
I put a pocket at the front under the wavy edge and some inside,
one with a zip.
I used Lynette`s design of owl from her book
`Stitch It For Spring` as suited fabric the best.
Then a project bag with a pattern and two packets of EPP
hexagon`s that she was wanting. 

Well best get on as stitching other things as surprises but
seem to be slow on these.
Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

From Saturday to Monday.

Hello my friends,
I did have a lovely time sewing and a little stitching.
The third extra block.

All the blocks together

Centre of quilt pieced together.

This is the border fabric but needed to measure as pattern says 6"
borders but it is 8" for pattern repeat. So need to see if
have enough to do this. I did buy extra for binding.
Hope I have enough and use a different piece for binding.

I started back on this BBD .  
`For the Bird`s # 3`

My sleepy helper on Sunday.
Tillie likes the padded seats.

I was hoping to get quilt ready for quilting but I`d rather 
think on it before cutting.
Happy Stitching,