Thursday, November 29, 2012

Running out of time .....

that's what it feels like lately ;-)

I have so many things on my to do list ................. and more things being added daily ;-)

With hubby being home on annual leave, I have been torn between spending time with him or crafting, but thanks to the cricket being on the TV, I got to do some sewing ;-)

CraftMad Family Quilt - Yellow & Blue blocks for October & November - Check!


CraftMad Sewing Swap - coasters for Annette - Check!


November swap blocks - Check!
tease for Jeanette for BSA

tease for Janeene for QBSA

December swap block - Check!
tease for Linda - BSA


Everything packed and ready to post on Friday!


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Quilt & Craft Fair Adelaide - more pics

As mentioned in my post last week, I went to the Quilt & Craft Fair in Adelaide.

I went for a leisurely stroll through the Quilt Exhibition - before I started quilting, I would just have a quick wander through and that would be it.  I could never understand the people who stood in front of a quilt for what seemed like a year ages and just look!

Well, now that I am quilting, I am one of those people ;-)

I wasn't so happy to see a sign saying that taking photographs was permitted, but only for personal use.  Images could not be published without the permission of the maker.  :-)

Anyway, I took some photos of some quilts that took my fancy, and I thought I would file them away as quilts I would like to tackle one day ;-)

I was most impressed with one particular quilt - Deconstructed Dresdens - I don't know whether it was the Dresden or the colour scheme, but both together in the one quilt were a big TICK for me.

I tracked down the maker (via the SA Quilters Guild website) and sent her an email letting her know I saw her quilt and loved it .............. and she gave me permission to blog about it ;-)

I was one of those people who stood in front of this quilt for *a year* ages and just let my eyes wander all over it ;-)

I took a photo of the details so I could look back on who made it

One of the Deconstructed Dresden's up close ;-)

Thank you so much Sally - both for making this beautiful quilt which has inspired me so much and for giving me permission to blog about on my little blog ;-)

Next up, I came across this Farmer's Wife Quilt
it has been made by a fellow blogger that I follow Pip 
so ofcourse I asked her if I could blog about it too ...... and she very kindly said 'yes' ;-)
I confess, I never quite 'got' the appeal of this Farmers Wife thingy .............. until now ;-)
I was one of those people who stood in front of this quilt for *a year* ages and just let my eyes wander all over it ;-)
I don't think I am quite ready to tackle this paper pieced quilt just yet, but I have filed it away in my 'inspiration folder' for now ;-)

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Shall I be good? ......

or so very bad ;-)

Samelia's Mum is having a gorgeous giveaway

The Good Girl in me wants to spread the word so that you all have a chance to win
The Bad Girl in me wants to keep it all to myself, so that not too many people enter 

I guess the Good Girl won ;-)

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

FNSI - Show and tell

Well, I didn't get nearly as much done as I had hoped for my FNSI - we went out shopping in the afternoon and that cut into my preparation time :(

But I did manage to put together another scrappy Dresden Plate ;-)


there are more scraps left over - I am intending to make this a bag to take shopping.
need to get another one done for the other side now ;-)

I received this lovely block from Lana, for BSA
thank you Lana, this will go lovely with my other blocks ;-)

this is the last of my Black, White & Red blocks - I have started a new colour selection for 2013







Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

FNSI is this week


FNSI is coming up 



sign ups HERE


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Craft & Quilt Fair - Adelaide - Starstruck ;-)

I spent some time at the Adelaide Craft & Quilt Fair on Friday - and I am so glad I did ;-)

First up I decided to drive instead of relying on public transport - I am so glad I did .... my feet were very sore by the end of the day and it would have been terrible walking home from the bus stop ... my bag was very heavy too ;-)

As is my normal practice, I went in and did a complete circumference to see what was around - no purchasing at this point, but I did spy Material Obsession's stall, and had a chat with the lovely Kathy, I walked away thinking 'what a lovely lady, so nice to meet her in real life" .............. I must confess, I was completely starstruck ............... I forgot to ask for a photo :(  DOH!

then I did another round, this time making purchases ;-)

Purchases were from
The Bay Window
Patchwork with Gail
Cynthia's Ark
Fat Cats Card Corner




I had lots of fun, but was very glad to get home and off my feet so that I could sort out my goodies along with a lovely glass of wine ;-)





Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

My Weekend away

I finally got around to posting photos of my weekend away HERE


Unfortunately, I didn't get to spend time in The Quilt Basket as I had hoped, but I did get to spend some time in The Whyte House Gallery - even better for me as it had EVERYTHING! ......... Cardmaking supplies, scrapbooking supplies, beading supplies, embroidery threads, cottons, quilt fabric ........  if ever I am down that way again, I will definitely be going back for another visit.



Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Friday Night with Friends

I got to spend some time in the sewing room yesterday ;-)


I managed to do some tidying up and got caught up on some swap blocks for the CraftMad Family Quilt


Finished some Christmas Pressie sewing 


During the week, I received this gorgeous block from Cynthia for Christmas Block Swap 

as well as some more goodies ;-)

This lovely block from Jean

and this is what I sent her - I presume it has arrived by now ;-) 

EDITED:
I have also heard from my October partner for Block Swap Adventure that my block has arrived
Lana asked for any block in spring colours and as I was in the mood to play with my Dresden ruler again, I thought it was appropriate I use all the lovely bright colours I have in my stash ;-)

Lana says "OH MY GOODNESS! Your block is fabulous! Its my favorite so far of all the blocks I have received!"
I am so very happy to hear that, I was particularly pleased with this one ;-)



Must be off - am hoping to get some more Christmas pressie sewing done this weekend ;-)


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Friday, November 2, 2012

October Christmas blocks


The lovely Cynthia has let me know the blocks I made for her have arrived ;-)

I added an extra block as an Angel Block to fill in for her previous partner who was unable to complete her swap.


This gorgeous block & Christmas Decoration was from MicheleK - thank you so much, I love the fabrics you have chosen -- I feel very special indeed ;-)



Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
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