Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Such a busy time of year, with people coming and going. Coffee with neighbors, family and friends dropping by. Yesterday was so busy nearly forgot to open my gifts from my Secret Santa Illene from retdairyqueen boy was l spoilt, love everything.
The tree skirt went straight under the tree. Rotary cutter is in new cover, Christmas wall hanging is up on display for all to see. Love the Chrystal angel. To many wonderful gifts to mention......latest edition to my snow dome collection is so cute. Thank you for such a wonderful experience cheryll, looking forward to the next one.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
The whole family went to the annual Christmas lights in Queens Park in Toowoomba last night, it has become an annual tradition it seems. This would be our third year of lights. Glads to see the latest editions, makes the whole experience worth a look every year.
But this year was a special year as son no. 3 was helping out this year putting the display together. Great work all.
These were my favorite ones for this year. Would love a few of these lantern post in my yard.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Snakes and ladders from the latest Homespun Magazine. No:113 Vol 13 No:10
Bright and enjoyable great for young children. Loads of fun and easy to put together just the way l like things to be. Will finish it off with a fabric die and Yo-Yo markers with buttons in four different colour ways.
Next is the bit l do not enjoy so much..... the quilting... probably echo the snakes and ladders. Sorry it is not finished but l got so excited, l needed to show you all. LOL.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Came across this great pattern and had to try it out. Using left over fabric from other projects is always a saving. Some times l wonder why l purchase some colours......but they come in handy eventually.
Never thought of combinding these two colours before, but they set each other of nicely..... great for this project.
Not sure who l am making this for at the moment, will have to wait and see how it all turns out.
Another first.....keep watching to see if you have guessed right.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Made a matching bag for traveling inspired by Homespun magazine to keep you slippers or lingerie neatly packed away..... made another eye mask also inspired by Homespun magazine but this time put this lovely soft fabric which helps you to enjoy the whole experience....so soft. Added these knitted slippers which keep you toes warm and pampered.
This whole package is for Rachel for Christmas.
Made all these extras with left over fabric from the Amy Butler bag l made her last year. What a bonus.....
Am in the process of making a towel and face washer with her initials embroidered upon it.
She will not see this post as Rachel does not know that l blog.....at least l think that is right.
Now l am off to do some well overdue mending for the boys.........also the neighbors child needs his suit pants taken up for his formal.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Sometime the dogs visit me in the sewing room, but not allowed to enter.....l am not giving him the chance to chew any of my projects. lol.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Was a fantastic day out with the Toowoomba Quilters Club and Embroidery club.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Like this little Xmas bear very cute...makes into a card or very small something.
The Tea party stitchery comes from Candlelight creations "Teatime Treats" some very nice stitcheries in this pattern. Will probably be made into a recipe book cover. No stitch Police please, am still in the early stages when it come to hand embroidery.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
So many different varieties shapes and colours. I made my purchases and went home a very happy young lady. This year is going to be the year l get my garden in order. So no one warn my Hubby of what is in store for him when he returns from his trip to Victoria.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
This masterpiece belongs to one of my neighbors here in Toowoomba each year they manage to receive an award for their hard work, this year they have won the Grand Prize for best Overall Garden in the Toowoomba home garden show. Over the two weeks they expect 20,000 people though their gates to visit their garden. Entry is free, what a labor of love.
Toowoomba comes alive with colour for the two weeks of the carnival of flowers. Many other activities to see like the Toowoomba quilt show 22nd-28th...music... cafe....shows.
Great to see so many people arriving, bringing the much needed tourism to the area each year. Such a lovely friendly town.
Will explore other gardens throughout the next two weeks and of course the quilt show.