Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Winner of my scraps....


number # 4

Kerry you have won my scraps, please email me you snail mail and I get them in the post to you.
Thank you for everyone leaving a comment, wish I had enough for all keep an eye on my blog as I have some more giveaway coming very shortly.

I have been sponsored by Indygo Junction ( Amy Barickman) and they have sent me some patterns and a book to giveaway. I will do a post about it in the next few days.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Small Quilts

I have had these fabrics from a fabric club I belong too, I get 16 pieces that are about 10 x 10 inches ever other month.
After using them to make a small quilt for my Secret Santa Christmas swap, as well as a pin cushion and a Christmas tree decoration I still had plenty left and made these two quilts in the picture. The HS triangle one is 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches and the log cabin quilt is 12 1/2 x 16/1/2 inches and guess what I still have fabric left. Sorry picture is on it's side and I can't get it to stay the right way around.

Gee fabric goes a long way, now I don't want to make anything else from these fabrics and if you like them and like making small items leave me a comment and I draw a name in a week.

Good luck

ps. the pens in the picture are the ones Janet wrote about on her blog, I ordered them from the UK and had them in 5 days.

Quilters Trading Post

I have posted a kit for sale on my other blog here, the centre is made from a cheater cloth. It is a love kit and the fabrics are by Moda called: Dominique

Thanks for looking.
Have a good weekend

Thursday, November 24, 2011

SSCS 2011

I think it is my third year in Chookyblue's SSCS and I love it.
This year I received a wonderful parcel from Elin in Norway, I am allowed to open the Tree decoration but not the main gift until Christmas.

Have a look at this cute decoration to add to my tree this year, thank you Elin.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fee's Advent swap

Well my swap is in the post to Carol, I had been invited by Fee to join her lovely Advent swap.

There are 24 small gifts and one handmade one for Christmas day.
Have fun opening them Carol.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Made in 2007

This little quilt is Sophie's first quilt I made her and it has been on her wall, it has now come home to me for a wash.
I did enjoy doing all the little embroideries and the hand quilting.
Have also bought two new book to enjoy.
My doctor appointment last Thursday was very interesting, I have now an appointment with a orthopedic surgeon to decide if I get a half or full knee replacement. Apparently part of my join is bone to bone and because of the pain I walk funny and my heal spur is still playing up.
Not sure what I would be doing without the wonderful painkillers, grin.
Never a dull moment is there...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Barack Obama

I am watching the news this morning and they are showing the speech President Barack Obama gave at the State Dinner in Canberra last night.

Guess what I once had Dinner in the Great Hall at Parliament House in Canberra, it was in 2007 when our Son in-law graduated from the Royal Military College in Canberra.

Oh well not quiet the same as being there last night, but it was special.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Good value BOM

Just found this BOM this morning and I think it is great value, check it out..... here

I mean you know how I feel about the cost of some BOM's

Have a good one.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Quilter's Trading Post

I have decided to have a little sale on my other blog here,
if you buy one item you can choose another of equal value or less and get the second item half price ( plus postage)

This offer is for two weeks.
Thanks for looking


ps. have been working on a few little projects for some swaps and have done a little quilting for customers, my feet and knee are still giving me trouble and I can't stand at the machine for a long time.
Sneak peek for my SSCS can't show it yet.

Aunt Millie's Garden Kit SOLD

This is another kit for sale over here, not by me for a quilting friend.

It is a beautiful quilt when stitched.


Thank you... Header

Not perfect yet, but thank you for all your help, I know now how too and will have a little more play-time tomorrow


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Help please.. Header

Can someone please tell me how to make the picture in my header smaller or even have three smaller pictures instead of the one big one.

It is hot here already, I do not like summer at all..


Friday, November 11, 2011

DUQ Magazine

I have won this amazing Book, I have always loved Annemieke Mein's work it is truly amazing.
Thank you Deborah from Down Under Quilts for having this wonderful giveaway, check out Deborah's blog it is my favourite Australian P & Q magazine, the new magazine features Deborah's quilt on the cover and it is lovely.

I was once lucky to have my quilt on a cover of DUQ's too and when I went to the US last year found the magazine with my quilt on the cover at Zook's in Intercourse, yes I took a photo as it was very special to see my quilt in the heartland of quilting on the shelf with so many other magazines.

Thank you again for the wonderful giveaway Deborah

Sunday, November 6, 2011

cooking up a storm....

Well I have been putting off cooking for some time, but having a new kitchen and a new grand daughter it is fun to decide what to cook and take over to my daughters place so she can get better quickly and concentrate on that.

I didn't have my Mum near by when my children grew up and I would like to make it a little easier for her while she is getting over the c-section.
She is a very strong person and likes to be doing things on her own, but I know she appreciates it very much.

So Thursday I cooked Lasagna and it went down a treat. Today I made Zucchini slice ( hiding lots of veggies for the little ones) for the lunches tomorrow, cupcakes for this afternoon and Goulash for tonight.

See the Lolly jar, it gets filled every Sunday and everyone in the family knows this, so as they all come by the first thing they do is check out the jar and help themselves. Mind you it has to be the right type of lollies..... our family favourite is HARIBO Licorice all sorts and Licorice snails.

Even now the little one Emily has found the jar and just loves to check it out and has to have some Licorice.
What is your families favourite ?


ps. DH is smiling from ear to ear, he loves his food

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tahlia Maree is here

Today our daughter had her third daughter Tahlia Maree yes 8 pound 10, not like the other two 5 and 7 pounds.

We knew she was arriving today as it had to be a C-section, she is beautiful Mum and Baby are doing well and Sophie and Emily have been to visit and think she is special too.

Sorry no pictures as Mum and Dad don't like pictures everywhere.

Have a great week

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hand quilted Dresden Plate

As promised a post about my Dresden Quilt, another one I love and have hand quilted. If you like to read more and see more quilts that have been hand quilted go here, Caron Mosey is collecting links to hand quilters and it is wonderful to be able to read about others.

As I said in a previous post I lap quilt, I have a favourite tool I use for any straight line quilting it is called the Hera Marker ( it is the best thing and also works for machine quilted quilts) It leaves a shiny indent on the fabric, no mess no worry about getting
anything out of the fabric. It is another great product by Clover.

I love using Clover Betweens # 12 and use mostly Guetterman Hand Quilting Thread, I also use chalk powder, slivers of Soap,2B Pencil to mark my quilts.

My favourite batting is Heirloom Cotton ( crinkle look after wash), Thermore ( for easy quilting) and Hobbs Poly Down.
I will show you in another post how I quilt.