Sunday 19 July 2015

A magical weekend

A weekend away on retreat with friends is always great but add a touch of snow and it's magical. 

A weekend at Kerry Swain's cottage on the Hill. 

 I chose some  beautiful Kaffe Fassett fabrics to make a more modern quilt than what is usual for me but I enjoyed it a lot.

Courtesy of some kids earlier in the morning ... cute 

Barb , myself and Jules

The biggest kid.. Donna 

Lea racing ahead 

Lea " Fairy floss Stitches"

These next two from "Cottage on The Hill "  Nundle 

Kaffe Fassett fabrics ... 

How much have you done Miss Kate ??

Our blog mentor and quilt Diva  .. Chooky

Just got to be quilted now 

What a wonderful bunch of ladies to spend a weekend sewing with. Thanks again Kerry for a great weekend.

back row -Bron, Jenny, Chooky, Lea, Jules, Kate
front row- Ainsley, Barb, Marie, Sue

Friday 17 July 2015

Christmas in July

A little play in the snow Barb,Jenny,Donna,Jules, Kate

Natures Beauty


Wednesday 15 July 2015

Growing Up

Just had to share this. Look how much she has grown ..23 months where did our baby go?

Looking forward to doing some serious sewing with friends this weekend.Yeah!

Saturday 11 July 2015

Relaxing by the creek.

Taking time out in our Caravan in a quiet place 

Monday 6 July 2015

Natures Journey

I have been working on this project with ChookyBlue's Stitch Along. It is keeping me motivated.

 Up to the middle feature ... Lots of little pieces to needle turn.

Sewing for Glamping

I started this on Friday night . Tried to sign up for the Stitch In with "Dory" but I am not sure it worked... any way...This is what I did but only finished yesterday due to unexpected visitors.

I love that word "glamping"  Camping in style... Spent many years camping the hard way.  I love my new caravan..

I have been making some bags to store those objects that rattle around. We bought a couple of 12 volt fans for camping away from the power. 

Found this really cute novelty fabric ... yes it has caravans on it.....  just made for the job.

A draw string bag with some simple quilting for the large fan.

                        Matching pair .   A smaller non quilted bag for the small fan .

                                                       Enjoy Your Sewing. 

Thursday 2 July 2015

Read to your Kids

"I know one blogger at least who is an avid reader to her grandchildren......Denice (Denice's Day) this is for you..

This is a little Aussie book I always enjoyed reading to Josh when he was little. 

"Wombat Stew" by Marcia K Vaughan

Here is a little peek 

A Baby Gift

A friend of our had a little baby boy recently so the Kangaroo quilt finally found a home. It was washed up in softly and wrapped up today ready for the cold nights ahead. I had better add the date to this label  by the looks of it . Funny how you don't notice until you see the photos.

Wednesday 1 July 2015

Stitch Along June

I have been working on my Stitch Along  " Natures Journey"  by Anni Downs.

 So glad I had cut out and saved all these 1 1/2 squares as I have gone along. I often cut squares from left over off cuts and keep them in containers. Never know when you need squares. 

That is the month of June finished...