Wednesday, December 10, 2008


MY FIRST EMBROIDERY PROJECT.


























I made this sewing bag from a pattern I saw in one of my mags a few years ago now. I t was in 2004 when i stitched it. I taught myself how to embroider from my magazines. I love doing the bullion stitches, I have done quite a few bunnys, they are real cute and don't take long once you get the hang of it. Here is some pics of the bag and scissor keeper.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008



Tree dahlia flowers

here is my blocks for noahs ark. i am looking forward to the next one.

These are some tree dahlias that i grew. they are huge big flowers that are fragile looking but don't last long and are easy to grow. we usually get bad wind and they get wiped out just before they flower in may. this is a very late one that shouldn't be here now.

Friday, December 05, 2008

I had an email from lynette anderson -o'rourke, the other day. which reminded me that the next noahs ark block is due and I haven't even done the penguins yet! I better get cracking. I have not put any pics of it up yet but will soon. I think I will get some stitching done this weekend.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Well Fay just gave me call to thank me for the garden gloves. She said they are really lovely and look great with the terracota flowerpot! Now i must get onto my 'Noahs ark' b.o.m. i havn't done last months one yet as our printer needs ink ! I was going to go to calico christmas this weekend but had some bad car trouble. the turbo blew on the pajero on monday, so then we were driving our other truck and the same thing happened to that as well!! I couldn't beleive it! 2 in week!! well 1 is fixed. the other a bit more serious. so I will just have to make sure i go next time.

Monday, November 24, 2008



Fays garden gloves










last night i started these garden gloves for fay. I hope she likes them! they didnt take long at all. I like to fiddle around and do things a bit fiddly. I am going to put them with a terracota flowerpot.

Thursday, November 20, 2008



My friends








This is my freinds, Fay(left) and marion (right). both are great patchworkers. Marion does all her patchwork by hand! That is cutting out and sewing!! She does beutiful quilts. Perfectly matched and stiched. Her little cottage is filled with Christmas trees all throughout. It is amazing to see! there are real ones but mostly artifical ones all decorated with handmade decorations that she has made herself throughout her lifetime. you have to see it to beleive it. She is known as "the christmas tree lady". When I find my photos i will try to post them so you can see. my sister pam has seen them.

Sunday, November 16, 2008




this is my 1st stable bag. my sister pam inspired me to make it as she had it on her blog. go and take a peek, http://simplychicquilts.blogspot.com

it is not as hard as i thought it would be.