Monday, 30 December 2013


Another successful swap this year. Apologies in advance for the awful photos. My camera has vanished so am having to make do with my phone.
My partner was Illene ( and here is the beautiful runner she made me. Beautiful fabrics and gorgeous Australian animals. This will be finding a home in my new sewing room when it gets completed. Thanks so much Illene - it is gorgeous. I also had a great Australian calendar and a little choccy bar as well as the cute ornaments I've already shown.
Great swap - such good fun.
Would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2014. I'm actually going to sew - way behind on Bonnies Mystery so hope I can catch up a little x

Tuesday, 10 December 2013


Here are my little decorations I received in Chookyblues Christmas Swap - very cute and beautifully made - thankyou partner. I am holding out on opening the main gift until Christmas Day. Looking forward to it. Over the years I have had some lovely things and I'm sure this year will be no different x

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Mystery Quilt colours

Here are what I'm using for Bonnie Hunters latest mystery quilt.
I have a lot of cream, beige and light tan neutrals to add to these. I am aiming for an Autumn theme.
Have most of the pieces cut and a few sewn together.
I am enjoying sewing again. My poor machine had dust on it - clue 2 is out tomorrow. I probably won't keep up as I am decorating 2 bedrooms as well. But thats ok - I'll go at my own pace x

Friday, 29 November 2013

Off the radar

It seems I have lost my quilting mojo as well as my blogging mojo although I have been crocheting up a storm as these pictures show. Having a few health issues-  waiting for a date for surgery. Also been busy with decorating - fingers crossed I will be planning a soon.
To get me back into my quilting - I have talked myself into starting Bonnie Hunters new Mystery Quilt. I had decided not to do it but had an about turn and hopefully will make a start at the weekend.
My SSCS has arrived and I look forward to opening it on Christmas day. I will open the little ornament on Dec 1st when I officially start thinking about Christmas.
Take care x

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Happy Birthday

Not mine - but my amazing daughter Jess. I can hardly believe I have a 23 year old.
I have been working hard to complete this crocheted blanket for her and just about got it done. She knew I was making it and had seen it in various stages. But she had not seen it for a while as I was only working on it when she wasn't here. She loves it and I am very relieved to have it finished - it's a big heavy thing. Will hopefully get a proper photo of it soon.
I am so much into crochet at the moment although I have been doing a little on some UFO quilting projects.
And should have more time for proper blogging soon - life has been a bit overwhelming lately but times they-are-a-changing and for the better.
Thanks for sticking with me - so behind on emails too. Will I ever catch up ?
Take care x

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Stress relieving sewing !

Many, many stressful things going on in my life at the moment so the best way I know to cope is to sew.
My lovely nephew is going through some health issues - and he also had a birthday - his 21st to be precise. Combining the 2events led naturally to the making of a quilt.

I have made him a couple before and he has trailed them around everywhere with him - nice to know. I wanted to make him something more grown-up ( his first one was a really colourful football quilt )

This is what I came up with. Rectangular plus blocks in navy blue, dark aqua and orange. The backgrounds are many shades of cream and grey. I am thrilled with it and thankfully so was he. Quite difficult to make a quilt for a young man I think.

The day after the picture was taken - his birthday - he was off to hospital for radio-surgery on an abnormal mass of blood cells in his brain. This has been causing him to have seizures and puts him at risk of stroke. A lot to go through at this young age. He is doing well and is hopefully out of hospital today - just waiting on the phone call to collect him.

I hope he loves and uses this quilt as much as his other 2 - love him to bits.

I am also working on a UFO that is very time consuming but I know will be fab when done.

Everyone have a great weekend x

Friday, 5 July 2013

A crochet detour.

A while back I started crocheting some granny squares with some lovely cotton yarn I bought at a good price. But they just weren't doing it for me and so got put in a bag and left.
Until this week when I dug them out and started unpicking and re-making. Much happier with them now and glad I decided to go this way.
My crochet hook is on fire -lol x