Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick sick sick...

Hi all,

Sorry for my absence, I am the dolly, you see.

We have a nasty bug invading our house at the moment, but I promise I will be back very soon!

Take it easy and
Be happy!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Weekend wrap-up!

Hi guys,

The trip out to Gatton was really nice, the boys behaved themselves (and slept a bit) on the drive, the weather was fantastic and the company was lovely!

We left early and had breakfast at Kilcoy, boy was it cold! But we enjoyed a cooked picnic of bacon, eggs, sausages and hash browns.

Then we headed out to the Quilters Trail Muster .....

There was a phenomenal amount of prizes, any would have been great to win....however I didn't really expect to win anything, which was good because I didn't win! (That's Penny from Patchwork Angel, sorting out prizes).

I was surprised at the amount of ladies that had already made up the quilt that we collected the kit for on the trail....

This is only half of the finished quilts. The winning quilt is the cream one, third from the right. Her buses had photos of the women that went on her bus for the trail.

Now, you really have to check out the giveaways going on at Sew Mama Sew!
There are about 250 blogs all giving something away, I have found some fantastic prizes!
You have until the 20th May, so you only a couple more days to get in and have a go!

Be Happy,

Friday, May 14, 2010

Yipee, I finished something!

Yahoo, I have a couple of finishes to share!
All I need is inspiration to strike and I'm off and running!

First up is a mug carrier. My mum has been saying for awhile now that all the girls at sewing class say she needs a mug carrier. And when I saw the free project download in this months Homespun I knew I had to whip it up.

Mine looks a little different - my printer isn't printing so I read through the instructions and other than writing down the cutting sizes, I made it from memory. My memory is not the greatest (since having kids LOL) so I have attached to pocket differently.
The other obvious difference is the stitchery. I got this one off Natalie Lymer's blog, Cinderberry Stitches. It is a free design for a needle case.
I also used a Cosmo marble thread, this is beautiful thread to stitch with!

This is a BIG mug carrier, it will fit a monster size mug, which I think mum appreciates because we both love a big mug of tea!

My second finish is a peg basket. This also has a bit of a story to it.
My washing machine has been on the fritz for a couple of weeks so far, and still waiting to be fixed. So I have been doing some washing in both my Mum's and my mother in-laws machines.
I noticed today while hanging out my washing on MIL's line that her peg bag was in a very sad state. So I came inside and looked through my tea towel pile and found a pretty one that I didn't want to use in the kitchen because it would end up stained and gross.

It was so easy to make, probably only took half an hour. Because of the directional embroidery I had to cut the tea towel up, but if you used a plain tea towel you could make it a lot quicker with no cutting.

I used velcro across the top. The stiffness of the velcro should hold the top nice and flat.

These have been done after mothers day too!

One last thing, the Monica Poole trunk show.
This was quite good, Patchwork Angel put it on and supplied the models (who did a great job). Her clothing range is very nice and has quite a few beautiful and versatile pieces, I loved the Salsa and A-line skirt pattern (the pics on the pattern don't do the skirts justice), the tunic and jacket are both beautiful and the vest was lovely too!

Next up is the Quilters Trail Muster at Gatton this Sunday! We are going to leave early and have a family picnic breakfast at Kilcoy on the way out, it should be great and you will hear about it next week!

Be happy,

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mish Mash .... A bit of this, a bit of that!

Hi all,

The sewing front here has not been very busy. Although I have finished another block from Homespun's BOM.

I have 3 more blocks to do, if I want to play catch up this month! Hmmm, I think I'll aim for 1 more this month. I have also been working on a couple of other stitcheries while watching TV after the littles have gone to bed.

This is my one and only contribution to the artistic photo world......

I quickly shot these "pencil shavings flowers" when TP was sharpening pencils a few days ago. I had a lot of trouble with the camera not focusing. (I think it has sand in it! oops!)

We (I mean Hubby) have been doing a lot of tidying up on our little patch of paradise. We have 10 acres of bush so we just try to keep clean around the buildings most of the time, but the weather is cooling off so it is a lovely time to be working outdoors.

Future environmentalists (aka tiny tree huggers)!

The mandarin tree is loaded this year - must be all the rain we've had!

This has been a bit of a mish mashy post, but isn't that life in general!

Be Happy,

PS. Mum and I are going to a Monica Poole trunk show at Patchwork Angel on Wednesday night! Should be fun! I'll let you know how it goes next time, bye!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

It's coming! Are you ready....

Hi guys,

Just a quickie to let you know about the new and improved EQ7 ..........

I have been drooling over this software forever! Maybe this year will be my year to achieve the dream! I can only live in hope can't I!

Be Happy,