Sunday, January 27, 2013

More Banners....

Have made a variety of these banners.

Nursery banner for Michelle's grandchildren's room. 

Because of all the rain we are having it has giving me time to do quite a bit of sewing. Made a number of these banners (8) in all. Being sent of to friends with grandchildren  rooms and new born family members of my own.
Plus one for my sewing room which l did mention in a previous post.
One fat quarter will yield (9) triangles, multiply this by the number of fat quarters used and you will be making three separate banners or one very long one.  Was a load of fun easy to make......time to move on to other sewing projects.

Ground Hog Day!

Well it's been like ground Hog day here for the past four days rain, rain and more rain. Now for something a bit different wind rain and power outage.  Toowoomba has been cut of from Warwick, Ipswich and Crows-nest due to minor flooding across the hwy s   Have been asked not to go out unless necessary.  I suppose we will wake up in the morning to more rain, rain, rain .  But on a up beat note the chickens are having their feathers dryed out by my son Hayden with the hair dryer. Before they are put to bed.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Thread Catcher

Fibre Art Postcard
This is a fibre art  post card made for a friend in Melbourne. Who belongs to a special little group of very talented and generous women. Debby is the firsts one in our little group to celebrate her Birthday each year. As she will not be attending the annual retreat l decided to make her a gift and send it off to hopefully arrive on her special day. Because of the beading l couldn't send the postcard through the mail like a true postcard..So l made a gift to go along with it..

Close up of the beading l added.
Thread Catcher

      Also made her this little gift.....every sewer needs her very own thread catcher.
.  ENJOY!!

Friday, January 25, 2013


The WINNER of my very first GIVE AWAY is: Terry of Terry's Treasures
 Earlier this evening my Hubby drew out your name from a hat type draw as l am not set up for Mister Random. The banner is of bright crisp clean looking  fabrics in Greens and Pinks.  Next draw will be when l reach 300 post. Looking forward to it. I will be in contact very soon.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Christmas Decorations

A Shepherd tending his flock.

The sound of Christmas bells.
 After many months with out the use of my embroidery part of my beautiful Brother sewing machine.  I was up and running again when my Sister and her family came for Christmas.  My sister's partner who understands things to do with computers got my computer reacquainted with my sewing machine.  Now l am able to finish a project l was hoping to give to my 2012 SSS blogging friend Illene.  Hoping it was worth the wait.

Stocking full of Gifts.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Give Away. Back In The Saddle Again.

Have been a little of my game these past few months, but now that the weather has become a little cooler today, l have been once again able to get out to the sewing room and do more than unpack mags and neaten up fabric.  Sorting takes a lot out of a girl, in the heat.  Have managed to make a couple of easy projects one for my sewing room one for a child's bedroom. It is a Garland will add photo's  soon.  More ideas popping into my head than popcorn at the movies. Need to finish the ones l have started and write down all the new ones on my note pad.  Fabric purchased at Spotlight last year sometime for this very project.


This is my 250 post l think l should have my first  give a way. Please post a comment for the chance to win.  A Garland of pink and green girly.   Winner drawn out of hat on Friday 25th January, 2013.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Success in the Garden

 Was a great year in the Vegetable garden this past year looking forward to another successful year ahead.

Cauliflower, Cabbage, Cherry Tomato's, Tomatoes, Shallots, Spring onion, Snow peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Hot Chilli Peppers, Sweet corn, Jap pumpkin and Capsicum.

 We also had some success with our lemon tree all but minor.   I think the neighbors all enjoyed the overflow from our produce including the chicken eggs. Still waiting of the Onions and the Potato's

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Plan for 2013.

This year l plan on NOT having a New Year Resolution.
 But lots of small goals l wish to achieve though out the year.  As we know life with family is always a changing goals will have to be practical and achievable..
 In my sewing world l would like to get to as many sewing retreats as possible starting with the Girls day out at the  Quilting Angel in Highfields.
Finish as many quilting and sew projects as humanly possible.....with limited time.
Enjoy some travel around this large and beautiful country.... buying up more fabric than practical to use in one life time....catching up with fellow bloggers. 
And one almighty clean out Garage sale ready for our next move.