Sunday, 20 January 2019

FNSI Results

A quick check in as Grandson J is visiting and it's  go go go here.

I did find some quiet time to make a start on my first postcard for Romancing the Road Trip with the No fuss Stitch-A-Long group.


Got to go ... I'm being summoned 😊

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

FNSI January Sign-up


Wendy is hosting the first FNSI for 2019 this Friday ... visit HERE to sign up.

Saturday, 12 January 2019

You're Invited

Time to kick off the new year with a roll call of Elves wishing to play in the "1 Xmas Item A Month Workshop" and make a start on filling your gift box or decorations box ready for a Merry and Stress-less 2019 Christmas.



If you'd like to join in this fun, no stress group then jingle over to the the 1 Xmas Item A Month blog and read all about it. A very big thank you to Cheryll who added our amazing new blog header.  These are just a very small few of the many wonder gifts and decorations our clever elves create through the year.



Sign ups are open now. 

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

2019 Up and Running

Already one awesome family filled week has passed.  New Years Day lunch was spent with our daughter and Grandson P, our son and daughter-in-law and Grandson J.  Our son-in-law had to stay back for work.  Then my parents arrived and the following day we hit the road for a 9 hour road trip north and west back to our daughter's place for a longer visit.

So lovely to be able to celebrate with Grandson P on his 2nd Birthday.  Happy Birthday gorgeous little man xx



One day we went for a sightseeing drive towards Middlemount and passed a coal mine up close.


On the last day we went for another sightseeing drive, past the Bedford Weir and ended up in Blackwater for lunch.



Then we were up bright and early for the return 9 hour drive.  Needless to say it was early to bed last night and a slow day today putting the house back in order, packing away "stuff" including Christmas as there just wasn't time beforehand.

Now it's back to 'normal';  housework, washing's on, bills to pay and by the end of the month it will be back to work. Some sewing plans have been made and started so I'm hoping my posts will include many more crafty projects this year.  Already I have 3 projects ready to commence so bring it on!  We won't mention all the UFO's.

Happy New Year 2019






Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Let It Sew, Let It Sew, Let It Sew!

Just a couple of last minute makes because I'm officially on holidays.  I've had an appliqued block sitting around for about 2 years that I had intended to make up into a library bag for Grandson J ... DONE!


Since I work on a Monday I rarely get to our patchwork days but as yesterday was the first day of 6 week school break ... me and my crochet made it to town. While there the girls were making lovely table runners so feeling full of inspiration, this morning I tipped out my Christmas fabric scraps and whipped up 3 small table centres and 2 place mats.




The place mats were initially also centres, but as they were shorter and wider I wasn't happy with the look. When I stitched the points down ... I was presented with the perfect cutlery pockets.

Happy Days ... Sewing while the mojo lasts.  Also going to tag ahead of time for 1 Xmas Item A Month 2018 and OPAM 2018.




Saturday, 1 December 2018

Dec The Halls

Or Dining Room in my case. 



Keeping with tradition, back when my kids were in school, we always put decorations up on the first weekend in December.


Sunday, 25 November 2018

November No Sew - OPAM - 1XMAS

But I did knit!  And I'm feeling positive with the end of the month only next week ... not to mention ... only 1 month till Christmas.

I might not have done any sewing this month if you don't count the 3 pairs of shorts for the Mr that needed the hem taken up (He is NOT the long short type), and mending a pair of shorts for DS.  However, in the evenings my knitting needles clicked and I finished the last 3 wash cloths for little gifts and used all the wool purchased for this purpose ... winning.


Now it's back to the crochet rug in the evenings and maybe some hand embroidery.

What else has been keeping me busy this month?  Gosh, a month is a long time to cast my mind back.  A sleepover with Grandson J; facetime with Grandson P and DD; a few extra days called into work; a business economics workshop; the usual town days for groceries, parts, etc and a full round of mustering cattle. This time was somewhat different for me as I'm back in the saddle on a lovely mare that only goes as fast as I want her to (read here - walk along behind/beside the mob and sometimes trot ... I'm no speedster).

So this is my post for 1XMAS and OPAM rolled into one.  To see what everyone else has been up to in their sewing rooms this month, click on the appropriate icons on my sidebar and enjoy your visit.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Friday Night No Go



After a couple of extra busy days, no amount of match sticks could have propped my eyelids open ... so with not a stitch made, I just had to call it an early night. Saturday wasn't favourable for stitching/knitting either but I have finally made a start on my next wash cloth.


This is my last ball of microfibe wool so wash cloths will soon come to an end ... till next year. I hope your Friday night was productive.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

OPAM October


A final finish for the month of October ... this soft bundle is ready for a baby boy to snuggle into.


Feeling good with four small finishes for the month ... enjoying some simple knitting in the evenings before the weather gets too hot.


Looking back through posts, I noticed that I hadn't shared my first baby boy bundle. These bunny rugs are simple and so cuddly. I can also get a mini snuggy from the cutoff fleece.