Saturday, 28 June 2014

Special Event Sewing

Making a Christening Bib for my granddaughter 

How to embellish ???

Finished !!   Hope they like it ...
Having fun at our favourite breakfast spot.
Now for the serious stuff!!  2 new bangles  one from Grandma  Jen  and one from Nanny Gail

Check out the pink boots. A little bit of country

I think they liked the bib....It was all too much for  her after her head was wet.

Emm's Family

Isn't it lovely when they cuddle you...

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

A Weekend in the Hunter Valley

The long weekend we went with some good friends to the Hunter Valley for some wining dining and fun.

A view from Peterson's Winery

Hanging Tree Cellar Door

I just love rustic 

and Bubbles - bought this pack home

A Bubbles show bag ... just for you Chooky ....check out the eye glasses

Hubby thought this retro tea towel was just right for me ....

Love to Finish

I dont know why it's so hard to get back into things after being on holidays.

I have spent 3 weekends in a row away and 2 of those  sewing and one wining and dining in the Hunter Valley. How lucky am I . Never a dull day in this house.

Let me start with a beautiful weekend at a fantastic retreat location "Stacey's at the Gap". All weekend sewing with friends and catching up on UFO's.  You will find it on line if you want a nice place to go. Its not far from Warwick or Brisbane.


Some books for our grand daughter- got these at a little patchwork shop at Coolah

Finish number one - fabric given to me by a Margie C a few Christmas's ago

Proof I am sewing

A baby quilt finished with just the bind to go

Safari quilt finished- designed , sewn and quilted by me .....Ta Da...
Made this for my Dad, he had a tear in his eye when he got it. .  I think he liked it. He loves African Animals. I started this quilt at Stacey's Stacey's at the Gap last year, quilted it there this year and the binding and label was finished at the Chookshed.
A baby quilt  all done except for the bind.  Isabell gave me this lovely baby fabric for Christmas.

A stitchery designed by Rosalie Quinlan .  Now a lovely cushion.
Lots of finishes...Yeah!


I had this lovely tea cup and plate that belongs in my sewing basket....lovely Chooky gave me the Cofee mug and a couple of spares to match...thank you 

This is a beautiful and quirky sewing music box..My lovely sister found this for me a few weeks ago. I got it when I got home from the Chookshed.
Its so the drawer and all parts move and it plays music as well.

I worked on completing this dresden plate quilt . I started it at Kerry's " Cottage on the Hill" last year.  Nearly finished it at the Chookshed.

Good friends and food at the sewing weekend at the Chookshed

My lovely hubby  made ice cream while I was sewing ...YUM.. easy as condensed milk ,cream and fruit from Nigella Lawson