Friday, August 31, 2012


It took me a little while to get around to finishing off these
cards, but now that they are done I am really happy
with them.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

UNFINISHED BUSINESS....................

For the last little bit I have been working on trying to get
some of my unfinished projects finished off.

This one is a Christmas table runner I made out of
quilt as you go hexagons.  I machined them all together
with a fancy stich on my sewing machine, then just did a
row of stitching where the green backgound meets the inside
hexagon.  The biggest thing to do then was to finishe off
all of the ends.

This is one of my Friday Night Quilts from a class I did
about three years ago.  I started to hand quilt it at one
stage and decided it would take me too long and so I
would do it on the machine with just straight rows of
stitching down the entire length of the quilt.
I did one row and hated it, so unpicked it and am back
to my original idea of hand quilting straight (hopefully)
lines down the entire length of the quilt.

I am using a lovely red pearle thread to do the quilting,
and it am really pleased with the way it is looking.

It is so much easier with my Pearle Thread holder, that
Rachel's Dad, Snowy, made for me.  I have the needle,
Pearle Thread and scissors all right there.

Friday, August 17, 2012


It has been almost a month since the school ball,
and I am only just getting around to putting a pic
of Eleanor up in her dress.

Life has just been too busy.

Last weekend was a quick trip to Wagga Wagga for
my Dad's 80th Birthday.  Sorry, no pics of that, as
we were all having way too much fun to take pics.
Dad had a great day, and if we added up the kms that
people travelled to get to Wagga, I think we would be
half way around Australia.  There were guests from
each state on the East side of Australia, as far north as Budrim,
as far south as me down here in Colac and as far west as Mildura.
Guests travelled from Port Macquarie, Grafton, Wee Waa, Sydney,
Young, Newcastle, West Wyalong, Woolongong and many other places.

                                                   When I got back from Wagga, I made these
                                                     cakes for our son Toby, his birthday is the
                                                   day after Dad's.  I popped them in the post
                                               to him in Mildura, and they arrived safe and sound.

                                                  Finally, today I am doing a workshop on
                                               a Stack and Slash Quilt.  This is my sample
                                             which I have made entirely out of my stash. 
                                              Once it is quilted, I will bind it with the green.