Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Kylie Lawson please check your emails

Kylie, please check your emails

I have made several attempts to contact you, both via the Fat Quarter Swap email and my own personal email.

You have been out of email contact for 30 days.

Please contact me AS SOON AS POSSIBLE


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.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Angel Blocks on their way

Here are some blocks that are on their way to help cheer someone up ;-)




I'll let you know who they are for when they arrive at their respective destinations ;-)

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, July 24, 2013

A4A - block #4 and Do.Good Bee blocks

I have managed to catch up some more of my blocks ;-)

here is block #4 for A4A QAL
A4A QAL - Block #4

 this was another great challenging block

here is my virtual quilt



I finally caught up on my June blocks for Do.Good Stitches -
Do.Good Bee Block - June
Do.Good Bee Block - June
these blocks are now in the mail ;-)

now to make a start on my July 'drunkards path' blocks

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, July 21, 2013

More blocks - sent and received

Hi everyone

here is the lovely block Amira sent me for QBSA June
from Amira QBSA June

and because I had so much fun making Amira's scrappy postage stamp block, here it is again ;-)

for Amira - QBSA - June

from Rosemary - Xmas Block Swap

this is what I sent to Rosemary
for Rosemary - Xmas Block Swap - July

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, July 20, 2013

FNSI spent playing catchup - again!

Hi everyone, thanks for coming to visit today ;-)

This week has been a week of ups and downs  - the up is I have been able to catch up on some of my swaps and even better, this weekend hubby is doing a bit of work at home, so I get some extended sewing time ;-)

The down, well, I posted about that HERE - the funeral will be on Monday.

It was FNSI, and I joined in with a whole heap of other bloggers having a virtual Sew In ;-)

First job on my Sewing To Do List was to catch up on my CraftMad Family Quilt blocks - for May and June
Pinwheel block to Merry
May Pinwheel to Merry
Pinwheel block to Mandy
May Pinwheel to Mandy

Shoo Fly block to Mandy
June Shoo Fly for Mandy

Shoo Fly block to Merry
June Shoo Fly for Merry

Thankfully, we have taken a break for July, in order to catch up ;-)

I have great plans for the weekend - inbetween loads of washing - I intend to complete my do.good stitches bee blocks and I am hoping to do something with some of my QBSA blocks and get another UFO done for Sew It's Finished!


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, July 19, 2013

RIP my friend

I am a little sad today ................ an old friend has passed away.  Sue had battled cancer for many years and had such a great positive attitude, but 52 is far too young to go.

Sue & Cathy

Sue, Alan & Cathy

Our old 'gang'
We were quite the gang in our younger years.  I first met Sue in about '74 and we shared a flat in '78 - then as adults, we went our separate ways.   We caught up again in 2006 for another friend's birthday and kept in touch for a little while, but then life got in the way again.

I have so many fond memories of our teenage years together and I am so sad that I didn't keep in touch more often and give her a quick call when I thought about her - which was often - just to say hello  :(

It was really strange, as I was thinking about her on Wednesday ...... I was tidying up my sewing room and came across the "Bean Bag Pal' she gave me for my 18th birthday

Note to self :  make that phone call when you think about it, don't put it off!

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, July 17, 2013

QBSA Block for Pauline

POST UPDATED - 21/7/13

my July partner, Pauline, asked for log cabin or star block  and commented her loves were blues, purples, pinks and batiks - wonderful!  an excellent opportunity to use up some of my batiks

this is what  I made and sent to Pauline, who has let me know it has arrived safely ..........
Starflower Batik
..... and she likes it ;-)  Thanks Pauline!

this is what Pauline sent me ;-)
thanks Pauline - it is perfect - I love all the different purples you have used ;-)


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, July 15, 2013

My Fat Quarter Swaps for July

July was another big month for birthdays - three birthdays - Lyn, Lyndell and Kylie (our newest swapper)

here is what I sent (I am hoping they have arrived by now)

July Fat Quarter Swap
for Lyndell

July Fat Quarter Swap
for Lyn

July Fat Quarter Swap
for Kylie - who I was partnered with for her first swap, and it also happened to be her birthday as well

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, July 14, 2013

A Spotlight sale ...............

at the most perfect timing ;-)   (2nd post for me today ;-))

I noticed around blogland that quite a few people were mentioning the current sale at Spotlight for $1 fat quarters .................... say no more .................. I was there ;-)

The first opportunity for me to get to Spotlight was Saturday afternoon - we were going out to the SAPF (South Australian Photographic Federation) Annual Exhibition on Saturday night, so I got showered and dressed early, and nipped out to my local Spotlight at Clovercrest.

I had fun combing through the selections of fat quarters, and found some excellent buys ;-)


all FQs (except the solid red) were $1

then I found another 6 FQ pack in the same fabrics I am working on for my A4A QAL!
this was not on special, but I was able to use my 20% discount for having my own carry bag ;-)
I got some more black solid too .......... you can never have too much black ;-)

All in all, a great day ............... oh and the SAPF was great too - I got to see the images I entered up on the big screen, along with all the other digital entries.


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.

Bitten by the QAL Bug ;-)

One of my first quilting experiences started with a Quilt Along in 2010 - the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along - it was just perfect for a beginner ;-)

Then, in 2012, I did the HST BOM - you can see photos of the completed items in my Flickr album (I am not sure what has happened to the photos on this blog for the JRSQA - the posts are still here, but the photos seem to have disappeared :( )

Now that I have been well and truly bitten by the QAL bug, I was on the look out for another QAL and discovered the A4A QAL - Aiming for Accuracy Quilt Along run by Quilters Gallery - see link on sidebar to get further information.

It took me a little while to pick out my fabrics - but now that I have, it is full steam ahead.
A4A QAL Fabrics
My Selection
starting with a 6 FQ pack from Spotlight, and adding some Kaufman Night & Day and other black/yellow/white/grey fabrics from my stash

A4AQAL-Block#1
block #1 - think I might redo this one with better contrast

A4AQAL-Block#2
Block #2 - I love how this one turned out

A4A QAL Block#3
Block #3 - this one was a little more tricky and involved a bit of 'reverse' sewing ;-)

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.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Playing catchup ........ ;-)

YAY, ................... I managed to catch up with a few things
Starting with good Preparation

for Amira - QBSA - June

for Julianne - Xmas Block Swap - June

for Rosemary - Xmas Block Swap - July
from AnnMc - May - Xmas Block Swap

extra mug rug from AnnMc

extra mug rug from AnnMc - other side

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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