Tuesday, 6 October 2015


Hello my friends.
I am smiling as my `Nature`s Journey` 
is finished. :)

I pegged my quilt to the deck.
A slight breeze but was able to take these photos.

Then turned quilt around to the back 
where the quilting shows the best.
I have machine quilted more on this quilt
than others that have been done. 

My label using a heart as there are hearts in the quilt.
Thankyou to Chookyblue and Susan for SAL.
Also Anni Downs for designing the pattern.
I have enjoyed this journey.

Mis Tillie saying her prayers. :)

The letter `A` for my Christmas bunting
by `Rosalie Quinlan designs`.
Sorting fabric to make this up.
Happy Stitching,

Friday, 2 October 2015

Quilting Along

Hello my friends.
I thought I`d show a little of my quilting 
on `Nature`s Journey` SAL.
I had my top finished by the dead line, 
but more quilting to do before complete.
This is taking `time`.
Only meals and a few breaks  like sleep !!

I cross hatched the centre by machine,
then placed on my quilting hoop to hand quilt 
the applique, except circle and hexagon
which I did as free motion with the sewing machine.

I am working on the checker board border
with free motion flowers and leaves.
Looks good on the back :)
A few places to reverse stitch 
as still learning free motion quilting.

Soon this will be finished,
so will post about that in the next day or so.
Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Quilting and stitching.

Hello my friends.
This Tui was in one of our gum trees lining the drive.

My Christmas Tree ornament
Sampler Tree 111
by JBW Designs.
for  `Christmas Ornie 2015`.
This one is for September. 

I have also joined again for
 Chookyblues  SSCS 2015. :)
I have sorted my patterns to make my gifts
for my swap partner.
Stitching to begin soon.

I need a little more quilting hours on 
my SAL `Nature`s Journey`.

Once I had this laid out to pin 
a little furry lady friend decided to help.

Some progress done.
I`ve stitched in the ditch to hold and then as my
machine does not like the bulky edges
( it changes to zig zag)
I find it easier to bind.
Still alright for the quilting 
and binding doesn`t go a miss.
Happy Stitching,

Monday, 21 September 2015

Weekend Sewing

Hello my friends.
This last weekend and then today 
I worked on my 
`Nature`s Journey`
SAL quilt.

My little helper.

Checkered border.

A few of these where fussy cut in the centre of nine patch blocks
making up the checkered border.

The applique border.
I moved some to different parts as backgrounds, 
as looked better that way.

Outer pieced check border with paisley fabric added in.

Quilt top complete.
Now to get backing as have wadding 
and quilting to begin.
I hope to complete this in time. 
Happy Stitching,

Friday, 18 September 2015

Another letter and Christmas Ornament Stitching.

Hello my friends.
Today I have the letter `T` for my bunting. 
This was completed the first few days of this month,
just did not get to post on this till now.
Only `A` next month to do.

JBW Design `Sampler Tree 111` 
for September`s  
Christmas Ornie SAL 2015.
This is the progress so far!

A finish to sort soon after attaching the cute silver stars
that came with the pattern.
I`m having a stitching weekend as Hubby is going to 
help out at `Spring Camp` for the youth group.
Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Steps 3 - 5

Hello my friends,
these last few weeks have gone so fast.
We are putting new carpet down
and the master bedroom is done. :)
Sorting out where things go while doing this has taken time
and quite a lot of packing.
Like moving house!
But I made time to stitch.
I have completed Steps 3 -5 of Sue Daley`s SAL.

Step 3 was adding a round of  dark blue  shapes to the centre.

Then step 4 was these flower shapes.
While I stitched one the other covered hexagons 
I used paper clips to hold them together for each flower.

Six flowers made ready for step 5.
I put them in place looking forward to step showing how to join.

Step 5 has been  attaching 12 creme hexagons around the flower shapes.

Then attaching round the centre piece.
Step 6 is this week but I need to go shopping!

Thankyou for visiting.
I will be posting again soon.
Happy Stitching,

Monday, 31 August 2015

A Mystery SAL

Hello my friends.
I do love to join in with a mystery.
I have my ones from 
`The Country Yard`.
They are works in progress!
Still waiting to be shown,but that will come.
Could not help myself with this EEP,
with Sue Daley.

Delbrook in Hastings had this layer cake of
`Forget Me Not` 
Sue Daley`s  latest fabric range.
 I usually use `French General` fabrics,
they are a favourite of mine.
This will be a change.
I did buy extra fabric as well.
They are 1" hexagons and I do like Sue`s papers 
when using a glue pen.

Step 1 was now started.

Step 2 is complete.
Part 3 is nearly there but forgot to take progress photo.
Next time for that plus by then I will know the next stage.

This is how I gathered the ribbon for my 
Shepherds Bush
`Goodness and Grace` pincushion.

This pincushion is complete.
 I used wool to full it so pins would not rust 
and to keep them sharp. 
Love this delightful pincushion.
It is part of their `Fold` series.
Looking forward to the last piece 
 of stitching when that comes.
Happy Stitching,