4 December 2015

Another Year Almost Gone..

Hello Friends

Where has time gone, it's hard to believe that here we are nearly at the end of 2015.

Life is just too busy for everyone; days roll into weeks, weeks into months & bang, 12 months is done - again.

2015 has been another big year in my books, I'm looking forward to 2016 being more settled, a year of new beginnings, new life & happier days (and a lot more stitching!!)

Some pictures to finish:
The Prince
A Susan Smith Design

A few of the blocks
Final Flower to be Stitched
Time to Join

All together  & ready for quilting (next year)
I really REALLY love this quilt, its a favourite.

I also love Lilies
And grew these 

After quite a time apart; Irish Circles is back on the agenda

Hello from Angus, who for the first time in 11 years was extremely ill.
Very happy to have my fluffy boy home

Also reporting I am to be a Grandmother (Mim) early 2016; this is the cake I had made for my daughters baby shower.
This is Mim's Quilt: A wallhanging made using Michele Hill's design
It took great precedence in recent months

And I saw in the big 5-0
Its been a huge year

So to all of you
Have a wonderful rest of the year, and
Wishing you a Christmas filled with Love & Peace
til next year
Happy Stitching

14 May 2015

Florence is Dressed

A very quick photo update of my latest work: meet Something About Florence,
a beautiful design by Susan Smith

A big Girl - Florence has her final border on & is now completely dressed

A little detail - final flowers done

Angus thought he would interrupt progress

In Australia we celebrated Mothers Day on Sunday.
This is my Mum, a very special lady
Til next time, which will hopefully be soon
Happy Stitching

3 February 2015

A New Year

Hello Friends

Here we are in February - good grief!! Time to make an update before another month goes by.

Last year I had a couple of finishes which now that they've been gifted I can share.

Firstly, French Mosaic a Karen Cunningham design started in 2012 as Summer School was completed & given to my sister for her 60th Birthday in January. I used predominantly French General fabrics and changed the design layout (slightly). The label is a doiley made by my Grandmother on my dad's side who I never knew, but my sister has fond memories of her so thought she'd appreciate its use on her quilt.


The special man in my life has quite a liking to the Confederate Flag. On finding a pattern for making such a thing I ventured into making something completely different. Lots of measuring, cutting, stitching, cutting, stitching & so on. However I was extremely dissapointed & needless to say angry that there was a major error in the pattern which couldn't been rectified as only appeared at end completion.

JA had been talking about making a "Frozen" quilt for her grand-daughter and on a trip away had managed to find a panel & some fabrics. A very good friend's daughter loves Frozen so much I decided to do the same. She was thrilled & wraps herself in it every night, even though in Australia it is Summer!



Now they are out the way I'm currently working on Something About Florence a design by  Susan Smith. JulieAnn is also making this one, we are both very excited to be attending Susan's workshop in March for The Prince. Nothing beats a new project!!

To finish a picture taken at Southwest Rocks on the northern NSW coast while visiting my sister for her birthday. A beautiful little part of our country not yet over commercialised and hopefully stays that way.

And of course Angus has to have an appearance, this being his Christmas shot.

Til next time, happy stitching