Monday, June 30, 2014

12" mini swap is ....................

in the mail ................ I wonder who is going to receive this    :)

Sewing Mini Quilt - front

Sewing Mini Quilt - mitre corner
My mitred corner I am particularly pleased with :)



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Sunday, June 29, 2014

UFO Saturday


It was UFO day at my LQS yesterday - it way too cold, wet and windy for this little black duck to venture outside, so I was with you all in spirit, and I worked on one of my UFO's - Purple Patch.

These 9patch blocks have been collected as part of Quilting block swaps Australia during 2012/13 - I have sliced them to make a disappearing 9 patch and will eventually be a lap quilt

Design Wall - June 2014


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Saturday, June 21, 2014

FNSI - show and tell

Well, it was a cold and very wet Friday Night here in Adelaide

So I got some quiet stitching done
nearly finished the stitching!
I have some heart buttons that I received in a FQ swap,
I am sure they will be perfect!
Now I just have to find them ................. I have put them somewhere safe :)


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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fat Quarter Swap | June

June is going by way too fast :(

this is what I sent out for my partner, De




this is what I sent to SharonJ for her birthday





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Sunday, June 15, 2014

June Blocks (updated) .........

I got to spend quite a few hours in the sewing room yesterday ......... there was a bit of a movie marathon of X-Men movies on Foxtel, so Mr Fixit was suitably entertained for the afternoon and quite happy to be ignored  :)
blocks received for the CraftMad Family Quilt
from Mandy

from Merry
Clay's Choice

Star Cluster (Sawtooth Star)

here is what I have sent 





CHRISTMAS BLOCK SWAP
Tease photo for JenD, USA - June
hopefully, it will arrive shortly :)

Updated:  Jen's Block has arrived
Log Cabin

QUILT BLOCK SWAP AUSTRALIA
these lovely rainbow starflower blocks

from Donna, for June

since Donna was generous enough to send two blocks, I have returned the favour




making progress on my Christmas in July Swap
Bad News:  The kit I purchased was missing a few things - like threads and batting :(
Good News: I was able to use up some of the threads I have received as part of the Fat Quarter Swap :)

I am not a good embroiderer, but I think I am improving.  I am certainly enjoying the nice quiet time sitting and stitching :)

All that is left now, is to:
  • finish my CHERISH Do Good Stitches Charity blocks - 2 x improv blocks/log cabin in the red/orange /yellow spectrum surrounded by lights/neutrals
  • catch up on my RSC14 blocks - purple, green & yellow
  • catch up on my Globetrotter QAL/BOM blocks - March, April, May, June
  • make a start on my 12" mini quilt for September - Summer Theme





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Saturday, June 7, 2014

FAwF/FNwF - show and tell

Once again, it was time to share some stitichin' time with my bloggy friends :)

Unfortunately, after a lovely day out on Thursday and lunch to celebrate my Dad's birthday with my sister ........ Friday morning I awoke with a very sore throat, runny nose and runny eyes ........ somehow, I had picked up a virus ............ bugger!   This morning, I have a very scratchy voice and a head cold :(  not happy Jan!

However, this did give me the opportunity to sit quietly, watch a bit of TV whilst doing some stitching for my Christmas in July Swap.


I even hand stitched the label on the back of my completed 12 mini
I have been looking at my finished mini on the design wall and think I am happy enough to send it :)  The stitching is a bit wobbly, and I hope the receiver will appreciate the challenge it was for me to do this one LOL - I am not a very good embroiderer ..... I actually said 'woo hoo' out loud when I completed my first french knott :)  the second one, I must have been over-confident, as it didn't work :(, but eventually, I got the hang of it.  So the french knotts on the Christmas in July embroidery are just that little bit neater than the ones on my 12" mini.

Now to go visit other fellow FAwF/FNwF participants and see what they have been up to :)



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Monday, June 2, 2014

Chookshed virtual quilty retreat - Part 2

well here is what I got up on Saturday/Sunday of Chookyblue's virtual quilty retreat


morning preparation

sorted more scraps for Rainbow Scrap Challenge
Log Cabin for JenD for Christmas Block Swap (tease photo)
and it worked out perfect - I did two things differently this time ..... I squared up at 6 1/2 inches and at 9 1/2 inches, this left only a smidgen (official measurement there LOL) to trim at 12 1/2 inches :)
I am very pleased with this block - I hope Jen likes it too!
it will be on it's way soon!!!

afternoon preparation :)

12" mini assembled and quilted and up to the binding stage 
12" mini almost finished :)

All will be revealed when it has arrived :)


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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Chookshed virtual quilty retreat - Part 1

Time for a bit of a catch up on what I achieved for the first part of my first 'virtual' quilty retreat :)

I have been joining in with Chookyblue and her other guests to celebrate her 2nd birthday

this is what I have been up to:

the day starts with good prep  - Coffee and the last of my Hershey Kisses :(

my first batch of hand embroidery - secret stitching :)

secret stitching completed - now to make up my mini :)

Stay tuned for Part 2

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

Fat Quarter Swaps - May - updated

Here are some pics of the FQs I have sent for May (updated with received photos below)

to Colleen

to Diana

Birthday FQs to Kim
here are the GORGEOUS fat quarters I received from Diana for May

and this is what I received from Colleen for May



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