Friday, 12 January 2018

Flimsy Finish

Sweating it out at the sewing machine ... a flimsy finish ... fits on top of my king bed.

BISS blocks are in one piece, now more cutting and sewing to get the borders on.

After reading friends blogs, I remembered a few more projects tucked away ...

Nature's Journey is a flimsy awaiting quilting.

These 2 stitcheries are waiting to be made up ...

And A Merry Christmas Garden has 2 of 6 blocks finished ... started in 2014

Joy @ Days Filled With Joy has a post about UFOs and Finishing Stitches ... if you would like to know more scoot on over here.

Off to have a cool drink ... it's too hot for sewing

Thursday, 11 January 2018

What Have I Started?

Or perhaps the question is more "what path have ChookyFiona and Jeanette set me on?"  These lovely ladies have been blogging about their super progress on UFO's and as I had already been thinking of at least getting my UFO's to the finished flimsy stage, this was the push I needed.

Now I don't have a designated 'sewing space' as such ... it's more like a stash in this spare bedroom and a stash in the other spare bedroom ... and then there's the stash in the front (dumping area for anything that doesn't have a home) room.  So I'm sure there is still more to find but I've already chosen 2 quilts to work on.

The first and least work required was a mystery quilt using 1 plain jelly roll and 1 print jelly roll.  All I need to do is finish the border and have already been playing with this this morning and found fabrics to cut strips from.

It was begun in a workshop and I found progress pics in my WISPs tab up there at the top of my blog ... will have to dig deep to find it's birth year. At what point does a wisp become a ufo?

Second quilt is "Because I Said So" by Therese Hylton .  February 2012 was when I finished the last block and was ready to join all the blocks and add the borders. I have never even had it all laid out to photograph although I do have pics of each block in the BISS BOM tab also at the top of my blog. (Time to clean out the tabs too)

I've been working on this one today and have it in 4 large pieces now. First pic ever ... I still love it so why did I never get back to it?

Other finished quilts waiting to be quilting are shown in ... yes ... another tab up there at the top ... funnily enough named 'Awaiting Quilting'.  If I haven't bored you enough by now then you might like to take a glimpse in the UFO's tab ... too many projects to show pics here ... in fact this exercise of baring all the projects I have hidden away unfinished is quite daunting and a little, even a lot scary.

Who else is game to bare the deepest corner of their unfinished projects?

Sunday, 7 January 2018

FNWF Report

Thank you Cheryll for hosting once again in 2018 ... happy to report I was pleased with my efforts and enjoyed a lovely night in.  First off was some tracing to get me back on track with Ruth's Quilt ... stitcheries 10 to 15 for December and January.

November stitcheries 7, 8, 9 were finished off the night before.

While making a quick trip to my Brother's place yesterday, this friendly feathered friend stopped by to share my snack by the roadside. I was sitting in the car with the door open so it used the top of the door for a perch.

Home again and after some more gardening in the late evening, I put the finishes stitches in the January block for AHCC which I had started on Friday night.

With the temperatures rising this morning, this happy chapping was taking advantage of the solar panel for our landline radio telephone.

Now I'm off to see what else others were making on Friday night.

Friday, 5 January 2018

FNWF Signup

Yay!  2018 has kicked off and so has Friday Night with Friends ... visit here to sign up for a great night of sewing with like minded friends.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Happy Sewing Year

I am starting 2018 the same way I finished 2017 ... happily sewing.  Yesterday when going through my stash for sashings,  I couldn't find a second purple fabric that I was happy with for May and November. Then this morning I remembered I still had some of my dyed fabrics from way back when. The winner was number 60.

Never when I closed the lid on my finished blocks did I ever imagine they would be spending New Years Day 2018 together.

I even have the perfect place for them on our loungeroom wall ... so considering their current size and I quite like them as is, I'm thinking of just quilting and binding without another border?

May 2018 be your year.

Sunday, 31 December 2017

A Quiet Farewell to 2017

Just me, my sewing machine and of course Millie.  Just 20 minutes to 2018 here in Queensland .... Jimmy Barnes singing on TV ...  Millie on my lap and 10 Calendar Bears sashed. The other 2 will have to wait until next year 😉 Thanks Chooky for the push 🤗

Clock is counting down ... only 14 minutes to go ...

Happy New Year 🎉

Saturday, 30 December 2017

One More Tick

Another to-do ticked off for December ... this yummy block for A Holly Cottage Christmas.

Only 2 blocks to go. Now I'm stitching on Ruth's Quilt for November ... always seem to be playing catch-up 😊

Enjoying my down time so much.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Miss December

Merry Christmas from sweet Miss December.  Sorry but I can't convince her to stand up ... too much eggnog?

I have really enjoyed stitching these Calendar Bears by Michelle of Rag Tag Stitchin' ... they've been a lovely little monthly project. Looking forward now to auditioning some fabrics for sashings.

Saturday, 23 December 2017


Thank you Wendy for hosting our get togethers each month. I may not have always made it but when I did it was very enjoyable sewing along with everyone and I look forward to coming together again next year.

Miss December might just make it before Christmas.

Merry Christmas dear friends

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Just Crusin' In and FNSI

Well then!  Looking back, all I can say is that I hope 2018 is a lot more productive in the crafty department ...

On the up side, I haven't felt like I'm hurtling head first down a steep hill about to crash into the end of the year. Hence my title ... feels more like a leaf floating down a quiet stream ... just crusin' along with the current ... nice.

We had a busy start to the school holidays, mustering and branding with our youngest musterer keeping up with the pace ...little champion.


Before work came play ... celebrating dad's 80th Birthday ... horseshoe mudcake by yours truely.

Then a trip to town to 'finish' the Christmas List, followed by a weekend with some stitching and prepping.  Miss November is complete with bucket and spade ...

while Miss December is traced and awaiting needle and thread to weave their magic.

I also have my AHJC block for December pieced, appliqued and ready for the final embroidery. So a little progress is happening.

Looking forward to joining in with Wendy and friends for the final FNSI for the year ... pop over, sign up and help spread some Festive Joy.

Merry Christmas