Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Just because……

This arrived in the mail for me, totally unexpected from Helen when I checked who the sender was Hhhmmm I wasn’t expecting anything from Helen so quickly opened it to discover this gorgeous pincushion  Smile


As Helen's note states it’s a “Just because” gift I was so surprised and couldn’t stop smiling and looking at it! Helen even personalised it with my initial in the middle of the hexie, soooo love it Helen and feeling very spoilt and loved so thank you, you made my day! Hoping we can catch up sometime next year for me to give you a great big hug!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015



A while ago Kate sent out an SOS requesting a particular fabric which I didn’t have in my stash but said I had another that might do from the same range, Kate later got back to me and I ended up sending her the fabric I had, anyone that knows me knows I love to help out and not expect anything in return so I didn’t give it another thought once I popped the fabric in the post to her……


Imagine my surprise when a few weeks later a parcel arrived from Kate and inside this parcel was this gorgeous wall hanging using fabrics from Bonnie & Camille….. Utterly and totally gobsmacked! Thank you so much Kate !! it will take pride of place in my sewing room.

Monday, November 9, 2015

FNWF Results….

MMmm well I have to admit I was out partying with my workmates Friday night for our Christmas party so I didn’t do any stitching in the evening but during the day I did crochet a few more of these for my African flower hexie blanket, I’m making up another 100 or so to make it a little bigger  Smile


70 finished with another 30-40 left to add borders to then comes the lovely task of sewing in all those ends! Hopefully this will be enough to finish this blanket .


I’ve also been working on another secret squirrel project which I hope to have given to the recipient soon so I can show you what these circles in the picture above turned into so stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

I’ve been busy!

Even though I’ve been absent from my blog for the last few weeks I’ve still been keeping my hands busy working on a few projects…..


Of course I had to start something new using up all the teeny tiny bits of wool leftover from other projects…..I’m loving this tiny hexie pattern which will be turning into a cushion or two when done SmileI love the fact that even your wool scraps can turn into something beautiful with a little imagination.


More centres made up, countless thread ends cut of…..


Then when I didn’t seem to have enough centres I made up just a few more LOL,  will do a big reveal on these when I get a bit further on with this project, it’s all hush, hush at the moment…..both wooden bowls pictured above are recent happy find from one of our local op shops, I’ve been searching for a rectangle one for years so as soon as I spotted the one above it was grabbed up and carted around while looking for more treasures!


I’ve also been working on a few rows of this beautiful “Spice of life” CAL blanket, methinks I’ll have to repeat all the rows once more to get the length I need as I decided to use my 4ply stash for this one but I’m loving just picking it up working a few rows and then putting it aside for a bit, makes the yumminess factor last longer SmileI’ve also been working on a few secret squirrel projects which I hope to be able to share soon.


Finally I’ll leave you with a picture of all the ends I’ve been sewing in and over the last few weeks SmileNot too many???