Saturday, August 31, 2013

A4A QAL - Lesson #9 - On My Design Wall

time for another block for A4A QAL

A4A Lesson #9

A4A QAL Virtual quilt

A4A QAL Design Wall

coming together really well ;-)


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

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Scrappy Trips and Starry Nights

I had fun with the CHERISH Do Good Stitches August block - a Scrappy Trip block

August Scrappy Trip

August Scrappy Trip

This quilt is going to look fantastic - take a look at the Flickr group photos

My partner for QBSA this month was Tracey, who asked for any block influenced by Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night

this is a tease photo for Tracey - will post a colour photo when it has arrived ;-)



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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, August 23, 2013

A new swap group ...........

I have only ever attempted two different paper pieced blocks in the past ;)

The lovely Sue, from QBSA and 6 inch Swap has started a new swap group ............... Paper Piecer's Swap Group



This will be a bi-monthly swap to start with - I am really hoping to improve my PP skills.

See answers to your questions HERE


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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, August 21, 2013

My Tribute to Jeanne Cooper


I was reading a tribute page for Jeanne Cooper and I read something that made me smile :)

Katherine Chancellor 1928-2013
She titled her 2008 memoirs Live Until I Die, and there's no question that widely admired corporate executive and philanthropist Katherine Chancellor, who passed away on August 1st following a short illness, lived life to the fullest. She was 84.
Born Katherine Shepherd, she grew up in Genoa City and attended Genoa City University before marrying high school and college classmate Gary Reynolds. Following his sudden death, Katherine took the helm of the Reynolds family's business empire, ultimately turning its management over to her second husband, Phillip Chancellor II, and renaming it Chancellor Industries. She assumed sole leadership when Phillip died in 1975. 

the rest of the article is HERE

I knew I had a connection  .......... I was born Catherine Shepherd  ;-)

Unfortunately, the videos are geo blocked, so I can't see them - looks like I will have to wait until they screen the episodes here in Australia

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So to Jeanne Cooper, I say thank you!  I have watched Y&R for as long as I can remember and have always loved the storylines involving Katherine Chancellor ;-)











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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, August 20, 2013

Long Trip to the Post Office

The line was long at the Post Office yesterday morning - I timed myself, and it took 12 minutes - considering there were only 4 people ahead of me, the three people already at the counters seemed to take forever to complete their business ;-)

Anyway ........................ here is what I put in the mail yesterday

fabric for Darien in the FB Sew You're Destashing group

Birthday FQs for Heather

August Swap for LeAnne

Birthday FQs for SharonB


Although Sharon has left the FQ Swap group, I still sent her some birthday love as Sharon has been a wonderful member of our group for such a long time.


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, August 18, 2013

Winnings ............ and other stuff ;-)

I realised during the week that I forgot to post pics of the beautiful winnings from Sew It's Finished

Thank you so much, Wendy ;-)

this is the GORGEOUS Blackford's Beauty block I received from Julianne for June Christmas Block Swap
I took a photo and simply forgot to blog about it - thank you Julianne, I love it ;-)


here are my two Drunkards Path blocks for CHERISH - Do.Good Stitches - I was driven to drink doing these blocks ............. oooh, I really don't like doing curves, especially when they are so small :(

here are some FQs for August
I think my August partner has been stalking my blog - this is what I received from LeAnne ;-)  just perfect for my A4A QAL
LeAnne's is yet to be posted, and I will include a photo when it arrives ;-)








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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, August 17, 2013

Lousy weather = FNSI + A4A QAL catch up

I managed to get a lot done in my FNSI - the weather was lousy, so I stayed in and sewed.

I caught up on Lessons 7 and 8 for A4A QAL

A4A QAL - Block 7
Lesson 7 - Unit C2

A4A QAL - Block 8
Lesson 8 - Unit A3

A4A QAL - Unit 8
Unit A8

A4A QAL Virtual Quilt
My Virtual Design Wall Quilt - it is getting to the stage where I really want to put this up on my Actual Design Wall, but that would mean I would have to take this down
Purple Patch
I only have a few more blocks to receive, then I can make it a flimsy ;-)


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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, August 6, 2013

5" Rainbow Charm Swap

I have discovered another Rainbow Charm Swap within Australia ;-)

I was just looking at my stack of Rainbow Charms and wishing I had more ;-)

It is being run by Kelly (fellow do.Good Stitcher)

Rainbow Charm Swap
My Fabrics - 1 Red & 1 Blue

This is an extract from Kelly's blog

What to do:

  • Assign yourself a colour on sign up. (remember it doesn't  really matter what colour you sign up for its cut and sent) 
  • Buy (1) metre of fabric of prints in your color assigned
    • fabric should be 100% high quality quilters cotton (from a reputable online quilt fabric store - Spotlight or Lincraft from the quilters section. NO cheap fabric allowed - if you really don't like it don't send it we all will appreciate good quality!)
    • Your fabric should "read" the color assigned you, but it can have small flecks of other colors if you choose.  You should steer clear of large print fabrics as once they are cut into 5"x5" charms you loose the print.
    • do NOT wash your fabric.  
  • Cut your selected fabric into 5" charms (see this great tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman for making your cuts).  Each metre of fabric should = (56) 5"x5" charms.  Which means that total you will be sending me (56) charms.
  • Put your stacks of fabric into a Zip bag and include the details of you and your fabrics on an index card
    • your name, e-mail address, physical address, fabric name and company, ...
  • Send me your fabric, and a self addressed stamped envelope (see below) to me no later than 3 weeks after the 28 spots are filled if I will email when this has happened. 
    • you will be getting about the same weight of material back, so once you know how much it costs to send your fabric to me, you can include the same amount of postage on the self addressed envelope you include 
    • OR you can include a express post paid envelope for me to send your charms back to you in
  • Post on our flickr group which prints you have selected to ensure there are no doubles.  When you do, this is where you should also include info about the print for others to see - fabric name, line, company.
  • Enjoy your charms once they are sent back to you!

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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, August 5, 2013

A4A QAL - Block #6

ooh, this is so much fun!

I am really loving this Quilt Along.
A4A QAL

A4A QAL - Virtual Quilt


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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, August 4, 2013

This is where I blog, what about you?

I saw an interesting Blogversation (luv that term ;-)) over on FatMumSlim today


http://fatmumslim.com.au/blogversation-this-is-where-i-blog-what-about-you/

so here goes
this is my VERY MESSY computer desk - in dire need of a tidy up - infact the whole room is in dire need of a tidy up ;-)




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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Block #5 - A4A QAL - FNwF

here is another block for the A4A QAL - I am running a bit late with this one ....... block #6 is already out ;-)

this is what I worked on for FNwF ;-)

A4A QAL


A4A QAL Virtual Quilt
my virtual quilt ;-)


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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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