Thursday, September 29, 2011

My new blog...

Hi all

I have been thinking about my new blog Quilter's Trading Post as some of you from overseas have ask if I would be selling items overseas.
Have worked out that I can invoice via Paypal ( i.e. send invoice via email) and postage on patterns and smaller items shouldn't be too bad.

So if anything takes your fancy, email me and I work out the cost of postage for you.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sewing day..

Ok sewing day will be at my place next week wednesday 5th October, come when you are ready in the morning.
I will provide coffee, tea and morning tea, but maybe you can bring your own lunch. Just makes it a little easier and more time for sewing.
Looking forward to seeing you, so far:

Deidre ( hope the day suits)


Have a great week.

Keep checking my new blog as I am adding more items later Quilter's Tradingpost, I am happy to send patterns international as postage won't be to high.

Bye bye for now

ps looked after the munchkins today and we built a cubby house in the garden and making decorations out of fabric for our tropical Birch, Sophie had a great time, Emily is a little sick with ear infection and mild bronchitis.
Sophie from behind trying to fly the kite she made. Can you see the fabrics hanging in the tree?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Me again... plus sewing day

Well I have added more items to my other blog Quilter's Tradingpost A Thimble collection (sold), Yazzi bag (sold), some very old Linen , some started Hexagon projects.

Have a look if you feel you don't have enough at your place already, grin.....
I am going to have a think about if I can make this blog available for others to sell some of their treasures, what do you think ( no charge and all the communicating between seller/buyer without me).

Also if there is anyone from overseas that would like something, please let me know and I find out the postage charge and I am sure we can work something out.

I am going to pay my deposit for next years Baltimore on the Prairie Applique Academy, yeeppeee. Looking forward to visiting the US again.

cheers for now

ps. The little ones went to bed for us on Saturday without any fuss, they are to cute.

********** Also how about another sewing day at my place next week, maybe the 4th or the 5th October, let me know..

Sunday, September 25, 2011

New blog

Hi all

I have decided to overcome my tired feeling and not having any mojo is to clear my head and my sewing room.
This is why I have started another blog called Quilter's Tradingpost
where you can purchase some items that need a new home.

I am currently only sending to Australia, but if there is anything some of you girls overseas really really need I will find out postage and then you can decide if you really need the item.
There are going to be more items listed over the next few weeks, so come back again.
If you are the first person to sign up as a follower you are going to win a little surprise.
Thanks for looking


Saturday, September 24, 2011


well what to do about it?

I was looking after the little ones yesterday and we are going to babysit them both this afternoon and tonight.
Have not done much sewing as I just can't find the mojo and always feel tired.
It is I think because I need to do some exercise and get out and about. The weather has been just lovely and I try do do a little gardening, not to much as you all know I saw my first snake in our garden last easter and I am not a happy camper.

The sewing rooms are full of stuff I want to make, but I start sewing and half an hour later I get sidetracked. I actually feel very guilty about all the stuff I have, yes it happens to me on a regular basis.

I was tying to go this year and see my mother in Germany, but as our daughter is having baby number three and her husband going to Afghanistan in January next year, we need to be around to help.
His tour of duty is no longer then 6 month and after that we can have a holiday.

Hope you all get lots done.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My baby is a Refrigeration Mechanic and look...

Our youngest is 23 and he picked up this fridge from the side of the road ( it was put out for collection) and he rewired it, new compressor and thermostat. It got a paint job and doesn't it look funky?
I think it was made in 1950, love it.

Monday, September 19, 2011


It's my only daughters birthday today and she is 31.....

Can't believe it as it only feels like yesterday that she learned to walk....

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Well summer is here early, hope it will cool down for a little longer before the real summer gets here.

I am looking for an Overlocker and not sure what to buy, happy to buy second hand and if anyone reading my blog here in Australia has one for sale please let me know.

Otherwise if you have one tell me why you like it.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Can't show you all...

Can't show you all I have been doing as some work is a customer quilt for a magazine, but I have done a little something I can share..

Finished another charity quilt, just did a little fun quilting and love it. It would be easy done on a domestic machine too.

The little quilt with the bunting is for Peppermint Stitches and you can purchase a kit.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

winners... sorry a little late

Number # 4 Paulette you have won the Bear Paw
Number # 48 Barb you have won the Plain Jane pattern

Thank you all for playing and look out for some more give aways soon.

Please email me with your snail mail so I can send the pattern to you.

Have a great week


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friends of Baltimore Pattern by Sue Garman

I am going to order some more patterns of the above Baltimore Quilt, if you have ever wanted to make a Baltimore I think this is it.

You can find a picture here at Sue Garman's blog, the complete pattern will be

$ 110 Australian including postage in Australia.

I can send a pay pal invoice to make payment safe, if you are interested let me know and I get in touch when I have received the patterns and require payment.
It should be in about 8 -10 days.

It is the Baltimore I am going to make for us and have started with the prep work.

I have seen this pattern advertised on one Australian shop website for
$ 264 plus postage. Yes pattern only........ or $ 22 per month plus $ 4 postage per month over 12 month, so if my math is correct that would be a grand total off $ 312 for the pattern only.
I am ordering limit numbers so if you like a complete pattern or know someone and don't want to order overseas then let me know if you like one.

Have a great Sunday.

ps. for everyone overseas, you can get the pattern here Quaker Town Quilt

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

400th post Giveaway

This is my 400th post, wow and I like to have a giveaway.
These two patterns are designed by Susan Smith from the former Patchwork on Stoneleigh and I got them when I went to Summer school.
I have made the first pattern ( the applique block is surrounded by bear paw blocks), but will not make the second so I thought I have a little giveaway, been in touch with Susan and she is happy for me to give the patterns away.
I will be drawing two winners on the Sunday, please leave a comment to be in the draw a pattern each.

Good luck

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I gave out numbers in order of donations:

Deidre six entries = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Yvonne six entries = 7,8,9,10,11,12

Vickie five entries = 13,14,15,16,17

Bev six entries = 18,19,20,21,22,23

Barb five entries = 24,25,26,27,28

and the winning entries are:

entry number 22 Bev you have won my Log Cabin quilt and I get it in the post asap, congratulations

entry number 11 goes to Yvonne, you have won the little raggy quilt. Congratulations Yvonne please email me your details so I can send the quilt.
Thank you to everyone for their donations, the run will be on September the 11th and I hope the weather will be fine.


Monday, September 5, 2011

Retreat with friends....

Pieced my tumbler top

Made a little flying geese quilt ( don't look to close as not everything is straight, grin no quilt police here )

I had a wonderful time away with 11 lovely ladies, thank you for having me.... PPP
The weather was great, we stayed at Stacey's at the Gap, a retreat on top of Cunningham's Gap and didn't have to lift a finger regarding breakfast, lunch and dinner as it was all prepared and laid out for us.
No dishes, no clearing tables nothing.....

The best thing for me was that I was met at my car by Leonie and her husband Mal ( who own the retreat ) with a trolley, so NO lifting of our machines or anything heavy for anyone.

It made my weekend, as often I do my back in by lifting the sewing machine and suffer in pain.

Thank you Leonie and Mal......... :)))))))))