Sunday, 4 August 2019

Here For August FNWF

Better late than never ... I haven't been anywhere ... just haven't been in blogland while the everyday stuff has taken over. 

SO ...

It's head down and ... sew!  You thought I was going to say something else. I have 3 small sewing related goals for each month and these jolly guys are on my list. One each month ... I made a start.


Thank you Cheryll for a lovely night ... it's nice to join in again.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

May OPAM and Postcards

As the days keep flying past ... keep moving forward one stitch at a time.

May goals have been met with 4 Christmas decorations for 1 Xmas Item A Month and OPAM ...

4 more postcards for Romancing the Road Trip ...



June is already looking crazy so as a famous fish once said, "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming" ... or stitching.

Saturday, 4 May 2019

FNWF Stitching

Very happy with my progress last night ... this is the 3rd postcard for April.


Then I noticed I haven't posted my March postcards on here.



Friday nights are a great motivation to keep up ... thank you Cheryll.

Friday, 3 May 2019

FNWF Already!


I'm not sure there is only one 1st Friday night in a month because they seem to be coming around so quickly.  Be quick and click over HERE to join the merriment of stitching with friends tonight.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

April Post and OPAM

Gotta have a post for April .... school holidays means ramping up the work on our property, fencing, mustering, grandson J visiting. Add getting sick for a week, throw in our local show on Easter weekend. Then back to work at school. Phew!

Squeezed in a couple small things ...

Decorated Tie for show
1st place

Homemade Keto Chocolates
for Easter

April postcards #1, #2

Santa Cutlery Holder
For 1 Xmas Item A Month
and OPAM

May has quite a few days marked on the calendar already ... just go with the flow ...

Sunday, 31 March 2019

March Mania and OPAM

OK, so who stole March?  Not much to share on the sewing front, I've just been stitching away at a couple of monthly goals ...




I'm behind of course but March blocks #1 and #2 are close.

A lovely day of sewing with beautiful ladies and we also enjoyed a delicious lunch at our local 'Federal Inn' for my birthday. Then there was the 'take your own birthday cake' at work so I baked a carrot cake and because I've been following a healthy eating plan since Feb 1, I didn't even have a piece ... go me!  Of course there were other occasions to indulge in a treat or 2 so I didn't really miss out.

Drought persists so there is the regular checking cattle, putting feed out and checking waters. Fortunate to have received a few good downpours with recent storms to replenish drinking waters and put a green tinge around for now so some relief ... hope it continues.

OPAM time and I have 4 small makes to share ... 2 are still waiting for some green or gold thread to hang but another goal met.


Kris and Peg have been the most beautiful hosts for several years of OPAM. Last year I was super lucky to be the recipient of the final draw for 2018 and couldn't believe my eyes when I unwrapped this gorgeous quilt from Peg ... oh what a feeling of joy!


Heartfelt thank yous to both lovely ladies. Wishing Peg all the best as 2019 brings new memories and another thanks to Kris for continuing OPAM into 2019 ... and for the push I need to keep on sewing on when my sanity needs calming.

Thursday, 28 February 2019

February OPAM

Just a couple of small finishes this month for OPAM.  2 little Christmas ornaments for 1 Xmas Item A Month :


My 3rd small dog coat finished off and delivered.


Running behind already with my stitcheries for the No Fuss Stitchalong ... here are my January blocks.



February has been super busy with relief days at work between working on the property, a sewing day with dear friends. March is ready to kick off with bang too ... stitching when I can.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

In Need-le of Help


Even though I have new glasses, I seem to be struggling more and more to thread my embroidery needles ... so frustrating!  I would love to know what embroidery needles you use which may help me. Or do you have a favourite needle threader? Thanks 😊

Sunday, 3 February 2019

FNWF ... Check

Just a little bit of stitching on my 2nd postcard ... behind already but its hard to stitch when your eyelids keep falling down.


Friday, 1 February 2019