Friday, 7 May 2021

Friday Night with Friends and Wool


Finally a little mojo has returned .... from where I do not know.  So along with Cheryll and friends, I will be joining in tonight with an old UFO and my crochet hook.

See you all soon x

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Back From the Carribean

 I wish!  No such luck, just got busy and all that other stuff.  I have finished both the February and March blocks for the mystery quilt ... Love the colours for this year.

Our daughter, son-in-law and grandsons moved to their new home in early March ... happy and sad time for all and the house is so quiet now. I've been finding where I tucked away my craft and sewing things and still looking for some.

Now that Queensland is experiencing mandatory mask wearing, I thought I would stock up on a few masks for hubby and I and a few family members.  After whipping up a couple on Wednesday, I finished off a few more yesterday.

Another little finish was this wash cloth I started back in January ... I know slow and steady can win the race but there must be a limit!

In keeping up with a couple of monthly challenges, I found my Happy Houses blocks which are listed on the left under WOOFA. Also adding to the list will be Strips and Curves which I found last week while looking for elastic, and a project using old denim jeans. The washcloth is good for March -1 Xmas Item A Month and March OPAM. Let's hope my motivation hangs on.


Saturday, 6 February 2021

Missing Thread

 With the best intentions to start an embroidery, the thread I had in mind was nowhere to be seen ... so I headed off to the Caribbean instead. 

Happy with my start on the January block for the 2021 Murder Mystery Quilt ... more sewing today and ready to set sail.

Thank you Cheryll and friends for a relaxing evening.

Friday, 5 February 2021


 I have just enough time to dig out a variegated Christmas thread and trace off some ornament stitcheries.

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

A Perfect Afternoon

This afternoon had everything I needed for a lazy public holiday on this Australia Day. A cuppa, a snack and some lovely friends to zoom with. It is honestly just like sitting around together at a sewing day, stitching and chatting, catching up with good friends and making new friendships. Thank you Chooky for getting us together.

I was able to join in after lunch and managed a couple of small projects.  2 pair of sock protectors for Grandsons J and P, on J's request. 

Hubby had also requested alterations to 2 work shirts ... long sleeves to short sleeves.  Now for next time I need to find myself a Zoom Project that I can pick up where I left off. Also forgot to share a pic of the finished Murder Mystery Quilt top  ... 2020 Egypt.

Have to go ... the kettle has boiled and I need to share the computer.  It's back to work now for the next 10 weeks so I'll be grabbing sewing time where I can in the craftavan. 

Sunday, 10 January 2021

FNWF Knitted Up

 Not much to show for my Friday night due to pattern error. I'm in great need of some new knitted washclothes so decided Friday nights will be the perfect time to knit 1 purl 1. Except after several rows I came to the conclusion that a mistake at the start of the pattern was throwing the pattern out ... nothing for it but to pull it all out.

Bring on Saturday night afted a day in town and a new ball of wool ...

My knitting's a bit rusty but it's a start. Thanks Cheryll for kicking the year off with some Friday night fun.

Friday, 8 January 2021

Jumping Right In

 FNWF - Tonight!  Cheryll will once again be hosting this lovely Friday Night tradition of sewing, stitching etc alongside friends.

WOOFA - Cheryll is also helping to keep me and others on track with unfinished projects and new this year ... patterns, publications and more yet to be started. Click on the link to read more.

If you can't get enough of Christmas sewing, then jingle over to 1 Xmas Item A Month hosted by myself. Our small group of Elves sew each month to get ready with handmade projects to gift or decorate next Christmas.

Our year has begun with not 1 but 2 special birthday boys - Grandsons P (turned 4) and Grandson M (turned 1). P asked for a birthday at the beach but a hot windy day was not favourable for the ice cream birthday cake...luckily didn't worry the yummy taste.  While little M also received his long awaited quilt. 

As I had started this post this afternoon before the mail arrived, bath times, dinner time and now bed time for little people, I had better dig out what I thought I might be able to work on tonight with Cheryll and friends. 

A lovely evening to you all.

Friday, 1 January 2021

Good Morning 2021

 Happy New Year

Looking forward to a year of family, friends and fun with fabric.

Thursday, 31 December 2020

Thursday, 17 December 2020

All Wrapped Up

 A timely wrap up of my sewing for the year.  Thanks to Cheryll and her WOOFA Challenge, I kept stitching away at A Merry Christmas Garden (picture in previous post) and plan to have it quilted and binding finished to gift to my daughter for Christmas 2021.  That might be a long way off but I have a lot of quilting lined up for next year.  So with the help of Cheryll, I will accept next year's WOOFA Challenge and aim high.

Thank you also to our little group of Elves over at 1XmasItemAMonth ... it's always much more fun to sew with friends.

My last finish for Christmas was a wall hanging for our Patchwork Group Santa Swap and Break-up on Monday. 

The Murder Mystery Quilt will be wrapping up in January. December's task was adding some lotus buds.

We've managed a few good showers of rain and a green tinge is appearing but hoping for a lot more rain yet to fill dams and the underground water.  Hoping 2021 is much kinder to everyone.