Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Starting retreat with a bit of a tummy upset wasn’t planned, but a good time was had eventually and I did manage to sew up a storm though not many photo’s were taken this year.
I cut and sewed up 30 blocks for a quilt and quilted two small quilts which are yet to have the binding hand sewn down as I hurt my wrist on my return and am ‘out of action’ as such.
Photo’s of my completed finishes to follow – maybe next blog post?
Saturday, September 14, 2013
I began teaching myself to crochet. That’s the zig-zag rug underway, my first project. Then in typical fashion I got a little side tracked, making some baby booties whilst expanding on my crochet learning. They were a small achievable project while still learning. Problem though is making two the same i.e. keeping the tension the same. Not easily done I can tell you!!!
The two sewing projects in the photo are also small achievable projects I’ve recently completed. With time at a premium I keep things small these days though I do have a rather large quilt on the go which I plan to work more on at retreat in November. It hasn’t seen the light of day since last retreat in May.
Until next time….bye for now
Saturday, August 10, 2013
June & July 2013 hubby & I visited Dubai, Austria, Germany & France
The Eiffel Tower
It’s going to be hard to top this trip, but we’re up for the challenge
Saturday, October 27, 2012
I’ve been so busy since returning from our amazing holiday. Here is a snapshot…
And on our return……
our baby turned 18. See, it’s been a busy time !
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Long weekend off to a good start. A few times I have turned up to the Gym without my headphones, which renders me deaf to the TV’s. When I forget my specs or contacts I’m left blind as well! So when I saw an online tutorial by Erin Erickson I knew I had to make one….three Heart Pouches!
The sewing today didn’t stop there…..
When we were holidaying in Alaska, I picked up the Bitty Baskets pattern from a Ketchikan patchwork store. From 2 fat quarters I made these 4 baskets.
Monday, August 20, 2012
On the weekend, our daughter rode the Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer,
Cassandra and 1518 riders took to the road, 200km in two days to Wivenhoe Dam from Brisbane (& back) and raised $5.2M for this amazing cause.
There was barely a dry eye in the massive crowd at day break when the rider-less bike was wheeled to the start line as a symbol for all those who fought and lost their battle…..
We’re so proud of our girl for her mammoth effort to help change the lives of so many.
Monday, July 30, 2012
My youngest daughter commented that she liked 3 of the bags in my collection. Three elements of each of those bags to be exact and could I combine each of those aspects into a bag for her!
A couple of weekends of planning and sewing, this was the result.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Earlier this month I attended a wonderful retreat with 15 other like minded girls.
Our Cabin, which had 3 twin single ensuited rooms complete with shared kitchenette and lounge / dining room. I shared with new friend Jeanette.
This was what I made on the 3 day weekend. Five small make-up bags, a new handbag in browns and the big squares bag which was a project several of us did. Oh, and I made the little owl purse to, my own creation that one.