Saturday, September 24, 2011

THE DAY THAT WAS................

Well, today was the day that we have been anxiously waiting -- the first ever "Stitching In Spring In Simpson", and what a wonderful day it was, even though I only got there for half a day. Linda from Gumvalley Patchwork did an amazing job of organizing the day. She was so busy leading up to the day making all 70 ladies one of these lovely little goodie bags which had chocolates from G.O.R.G.E. Chocolates & fabric in them. Then there was another bag with the 5 patterns in it a lovely button and even thread and fabric with the patterns. Amazing. There is a link to Linda's blog in my blog list, check out here amazing goodies.

By the time I got there everyone had had their lunch, and kindly plated up for me as well so that I could sit and enjoy my lunch, and they were busy back to the stitching.

We each received five patterns, and we could decide which one we worked on for the day. After having my lunch and unwinding for a little, and enjoying a chat with the girls, I decided it was time to get something out and get on with it, so I decided to trace off this cute little stitchery by Gail Pan and make a start on the stitching. Once it is completed, it will make a lovely little pincushion. We also have patterns designed by the lovely Lenora Jenkins and it was so nice to meet her for the first time. There is also a link on my blog list to Gail Pan Designs and Lenora Jenkins Designs, so make sure you have a look at their lovely creations too. It was also a pleasure to meet Lorraine of Granny Loz, so check out her link too and see what she is up to.

When I got home I had to take our daughter into Colac to go to an 18th birthday party, so hubby and I went and had a lovely meal at the Beeac Pub. Once we got home from the Beeac Pub, I still had a wait to go back into Colac and pick up our daughter, so whilst I was waiting to go back in an pick her up, I completed these pansy gift cards for an order for my friend Denise, who lives in Wagga Wagga. They will be in the post on Monday Denise, hope you like them.

Friday, September 23, 2011


Here is my little bag all packed up ready to head off to Simpson tomorrow for the first every "Stitching In Spring In Simpson" day. I am really looking forward to the day, although I am now having to head off to a funeral before I head down there, so I will be a little late -- like probably
2 1/2 hours, but that is ok, we have to do what we have to do.

Oh, and by the way, do you like my stitching bag. This was one of my Mum's bags. She made this one for herself, and when we did some sorting it came home with me, even though I already have one that she made for me. One day, my two girls can have them. I thought it would be nice to take Mum's bag with me tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

ONLY 4 SLEEPS LEFT..............

The month of September is flying by very quickly, and that means that it is getting closer to the the 24th. What is on the 24th you ask -- my it is the first "Stitching in Spring in Simpson" day, (organised by the lovely Linda at Gumvalley Patchwork) and I am so looking forward to it. There will be two designers that have been busy getting goodies ready for us to stitch, they are Gail Pan and Lenora Jenkins. Can't wait to meet either of them, it will be so much fun. It will be like a mini holiday for me and whole day of, with just stitching, talking, eating yummy food and of course shopping. I must not forget to get my bits and pieces together. Out of the 70 ladies that will be going there are about 14 or 15 from my classes and friends of friends that will be going, so no doubt everyone will know that we are there, we can make a bit of noise. Keep intouch for more exciting news on the day.

Some of the girls might wish that they were staying home to watch Geelong and Hawthorn play football, but I think that since the Swans are out of the run, that stitching for the day would be so much nicer.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

MORE CARDS.............

These cards are so much fun to make. I have made these with no greeting on them, so that they can be used for notecards, birthday or what ever greeting you might like to use them for.
Maybe even just to say hello to someone out there that you have ben thinking about.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


On my last trip un to Wagga Wagga, my niece had made some of these Wagonettes, so I decided that I would make some today.

It is a little bit of cheating, as I only had to make the marshmallow filling. I haven't had one yet, but if they taste like Megan's did, they will be pretty good.

And, inbetween, I finished off these cards. That is inbetween making them, not eating them.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I have been through the stash looking for blue, green and yellow fabrics. Well, I came up with this bag full, and there is still more.

I am wanting to make a quilt for my neqhew and his bride to be and so I decided that I would attack the stash and only buy what I really needed. So far, I have had to only buy a few yellows as I was a bit short. I think though, that I will have enough fabric to make more than one quilt, and I think this might happen, as it is a quilt I am designing myself, so I can't give an original away without having one for me as well.

Keep calling back to have a look at updates.

Monday, September 12, 2011


My niece Nerissa is going to be married this time next year, and I made her this journal as a wedding journal.

She will be able to keep all her notes together now. Nerissa lives in Grafton and she rang me yesterday when she received the journal in the mail to say how much she loved it. She will be able to keep all of her wedding notes together now.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


A little box of goodies I have made for Miss Kate in Wagga Wagga to use on the tables the day of her wedding at the beginning of October.

What is in the box, that cannot be revealed until after her wedding, but I am more than happy to help you with your accessories for your wedding day if you like to contact me.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Vol. 12 No. 3 of Creating Country Threads is now out and has my tablerunner called Sixteen Snowballs featured. It is a nice easy tablerunner that you can make easily over a weekend. It is getting close to Christmas, so try digging out all of your Christmas Fabrics and making one up.

This is the front cover that you have to watch out for.

So make sure that you grab your copy now.