Thursday, December 31, 2009


Happy New Year to all the bloggers out there!  Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. 

My New Year's resolutions are as always to get fit and finish some UFO's!

My friend at work has a birthday today so I got a couple of tank tops and embroidered on them for her - well my little Brother did - just love that machine.

Also finished my mouse for the mouse swap - it will be on its way to Queensland shortly.  Pic as soon as it is received - no peeking Lyn!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


My sister-in-law is an Elvis tragic - found this embroidery design so had to make it for her.  Put light wadding on the back and stipple quilted though it's a bit hard to see in white. Now my presents are finished.


All my presents delivered yesterday to the work girls.  I am now on holidays yay!  Merry Christmas to all the bloggers out there.  Blogging is a recent discovery for me and I am enjoying it immensely.  Getting to know some people in sewing land is fun.  Enjoy the Festive Season and I hope you all get some time to sew sew sew xx

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Very pleased with my sewing output this weekend.  All done - just add the odd box of choccies and girly stuff (soaps etc) and hey presto!  Yes, we have a Trekky in our midst.  Found this machine embroidery design so had to use it for Babsie - bit strange on a pot holder but it's a little different and something I know she will use.  Thanks to my lovely Bernina and very clever little Brother - had so much fun!!  Just hope the recipients like their gifts - hand made is so much nicer! 

Friday, December 18, 2009

Lots of gifts still to make...

Well here it is my 15th wedding anniversary.  Not exactly a romantic celebration, my husband is working night duty at the hospital!  Oh well, nothing to do except sew!  I generally try to make the girls at work a gift.  Going to be a busy weekend of sewing - lucky the night duties continue and hubby is asleep during the day!  Here's a softie star I made tonight combining machine embroidery as well.  I kinda like it - funky yet Christmassy!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shock, horror - finally finished my Auntie (and Godmother)'s quilt I promised her for her 70th birthday - only 11 months late!!!  Hope she likes it.  The pattern is from Anne's Glory Box and is called "Parisian Garden".  Bought the kit several years ago at the Melbourne Quilt Show.  One more quilt down, now the next one...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Back to reality after our wonderful trip.  Here is a photo of my swap partner's handmade Christmas decoration I received.  Thank you Illene!  More news soon.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Not related to sewing but my family are on the move.  Pat left today to ride his motor bike to Phillip Is for the ride days.  He then rides back home hopefully arriving Fri night.  Then we leave for Florida on Sunday.  Then my Kimmy leaves two weeks later to Vancouver to work in the ski fields - aaah!  Too much travel too soon - I can hardly get my head around it.  Very excited about attending the World Quilt Show in West Palm Beach, Florida - how cool it coincided with our trip yay!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Don't Look Now Workshop

Finally finished my 'practice' project - cushion.  I'm pleased with it and it now sits on Kim's bed.  Goes nicely with her lime colour scheme.  Now to tackle Willow...

Friday, October 23, 2009

I discovered machine embroidery!

Thank you Mr Rudd for my stimulus package - I put it towards the purchase of my clever little embroidery machine. 

Still learning and playing with it (and buying too many designs on the Net - they keep having sales!). 
Recently made this bag for my friend Dale at work. Black silk, design is from Windstar Embroidery Designs.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hi there, this is my first post as a newbie blogger!  I LOVE craft - in fact my obsession is getting worse.  All day I think about what I'm going to make next. 

Currently making a few softies to help out with a friend's craft stall for her niece's local kindy.