Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy Holidays

I am having a lovely break....

And getting lots of stitching time.
I hope you are too!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Did I say I would stop?

With Christmas so close we are all getting a bit excited
but the other day I noticed
my tea cosie 
didn't fit the season

Meet my Christmas tea cosie!
( I might further embellish if time allows)
Best wishes to all of you...
keep cool...
keep warm....
And stay safe.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I'm not the only one

I'm not the only one I'm sure who likes to make their own gifts at Christmas

So this is what we had a go at...
The mountain climber and I.
Some petunias. 

They looked good for a short while but I have already given them away.

Monday, December 16, 2013


I was playing around with my blog earlier trying to add another blog to my favourites
(over on the side there) and then
I lost the lot!

So if you would like to go back there,
you know who you are,
could you leave me a comment?

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Where did that week go?

I have been getting ready for Christmas...

      The time is flying.
What do you do with these lovely jars?

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Home Alone

I've been home alone for the last few days!
What bliss.
So I started on a new quilt
all fabric from my stash, so far.

But how long does fabric have to be in the cupboard to qualify as "stash"?
Not sure which way will be "up" ....
I finished this cardigan
except for the buttons.

The yarn is a sort of denim blue.
I added the pocket.
Red buttons?
(By the way, it is Summer here)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Can't stop there

Just one little try is never enough
so I had another try...

Over here they've used a glue stick to hold things in place.
Seems like a good idea, so I did that with the circles.

And I touched up the edges..

The first 2 were larger than the prescribed size
 so these are just a bit smaller.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Trading Cards

I've got so much on the go at the moment
I don't know what to tackle first.
I need a trading card for next week but didn't have any inspiration....
I wanted it to be "me"
but quick.

This technique needed to be done as a pair.

What do you think?

I should trim them to the exact size but I like the messy edges.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Don't you love surprises?

 Do you remember I went to Sydney a couple of weeks ago?
I gave my niece this quilt.
No reason
except that I thought she would give it a nice home.

But guess what?

I came home and found these beautiful flowers on my front doorstep!
And another thing....
I just love when things come in lots of cellophane.
I love cellophane!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

And I'm not going to stop

I have 2 teapots that live on my bench
so I had to make at least one more..

I thought this one needed just a bit more

Maybe I should put some on ebay?

Friday, November 8, 2013

I've lost count

Yes. I have made another tea cosy.
For Summer.

On reflection
I quite like it.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


The weather today is beautiful.
We haven't had many of those so far this Spring.

It made me want to do something bright!

These pieces are leftovers from some applique blocks.
I am cutting the flowers free hand.
Stay tuned to see what I'm making.....