Monday, October 31, 2011

This one's for Barbara....

 And no I don't mean me LOL....During a blog hop Barbara  at had a secret giveaway going and I was the lucky winner....all because I was the first commenter named Barb! I received an email asking for my snail mail addy over a month ago and yes it did take that long for this lovely surprise to reach my door!! Australia post must have been oohing and aahing over it all this time deciding if I was going to get it or keep it for thmselves I think?? I'm glad they decided in my favour though.
 This is a big thank you to Barbara Brackman.....
 Who sent me a personalised copy of her book as well as.....
this beautiful layer cake from her new range that's not even out in the shops yet till 2012! I have been thoroughly spoilt by Barbara,now I have to have a think about what I'd like to use this yummy layer cake in Mmmmm :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I finally took a photo of my crocheted blanket with the white trim,I must admit I do like how the white contrasts so starkly against the other vibrant colours I've used for the squares :)
P.S: I forgot to say I won one of the prizes for FNSI for this little excited!

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Finally I can post my picture of what I was working on last night....Blogger has been playing cat and mouse with me all day!Finally went into my settings and updated my edit setting to the newer version and VOILA! I now can post.....I hope :)
P.S: Wooo Hooo it worked !!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Colours of the rainbow....FNSI

These crocheted squares are what I'll be working on tonight while watching tv....come back tomorrow and see what they've become :)
Anyone else joining in the friday night sew in tonight???

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tis the season....

Today was the day I'd set aside to finish putting the borders onto my Tis the season quilt in-between working on a couple of uni assignments,now I just have to decide if I want to hand quilt it or machine quilt it??? I think I'll take a few days before I decide which method I'll be using to quilt this top.

Now to trace out a couple of the stitcheries and start working on some of the smaller projects from the book using the leftover fabrics as borders and backing.

I must admit I'm quite pleased with how this quilt has turned out :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Another OPAM Finish.....

I've finally finished this baby blanket I've been crocheting for the past few weeks in-between working on other projects,it's been my take to work and work on it during my lunch I'll have to start another one to work on to keep my hands busy.I'm loving the ripple stitch I used for this blanket so another ripple blanket may be the next thing on my to-do list???

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Only a non-crafter could bin this!

Look what came home with me yesterday....lucky,lucky me!!!

I went to work to plant vegies & flowers in our centres garden and one of the other girls on our working bee was cleaning out their storeroom and was going to put this in the skip ( bin ) and I was lucky enough to see it before it became scrap.....Only a non-crafter could get rid of something so lovely and useful now I have thoughts racing around in my head trying to decide how I'll use it in my sewing room,maybe for storing fat 1/8th's,sewing threads,a case to use to take projects on the go......the list is endless!

What would you use it for???

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fabric and a finish....

I received my fat 1/4's from Wendy yesterday and what lovely christmas fabric she sent me.I'll have to get my thinking cap on and look through my patterns.Thanks Wendy I love what you chose,if you'd like to join in the fun click on this link and say hi to Cathy who organises it for us at :)

I also finished my Christmas stitchery finally deciding on making it into a wall hanger....I think it turned out ok, even if I do say so myself lol :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Cushion or wall hanging????

What do you think.... should I make this stitchery I just finished off tonight into a wall hanging or a cushion??? I'm kinda leaning more towards a wall hanging :)