Wednesday, March 31, 2010


On the way to Nundle I stopped at 2 other Patchwork Shops. The first was Glenrose Patchwork at Warwick. It had some great fabrics. I bought these just because I liked them.

These are to brighten up my kitchen. Check out their website, they also have a B&B.

I also stopped at Bundarra and visited Kim at Honeysuckle Cottage where I bought some Flannels to make a reversal lap quilt for the cooler nights.

At Kerry's Cottage on the Hill at Nundle I bought some 1800's Reproduction fabrics and some more fabrics to brighten up the kitchen.

Now I just have to find the time to make the projects.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I'm finally home


I'm finally home from Nundle. I spent another week staying with family near Nundle. Spent a few days staying with my niece Bec. We had great fun setting up my blog (no I'm not really 110, just feel like it most days after work, I'm actually in my 40's). I had fun playing with her children, feeding calves and especially looking at material, patterns and quilting books.

I then stayed with her sister and got to see her new house. I ended my holiday by staying with my sister and celebrating her birthday. I got home after a 10hr drive last Sunday and straight back to work on Monday.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

GDITC 2010

Kerry from Cottage on the Hill hosted GDITC last weekend. Her guest tutor was Anni from Hatched and Patched. We worked in wool which I have never worked in before. I really enjoyed working in wool. I finished the pin cushion and it was great to have a finished project at the end of the day!!!

I have now started on the stitchery for the jewellery box, hopefully will have it finished in the next couple of days so I can sew up the box when I get home. I might then start on the needle case if I stay motivated.

Thanks Kerry and Anni for a great day.

It was great to meet up with all the other bloggers and yes I have now started a blog because of you all. Chookyblue you really know how to motivate people.
*Bec from OhSewBusy here - Chooky cracks a whip over you says Jo from TAS

We had a "N" swap on Sat. I was given a lovely Navy Native Animal T-towel and a Notebook from Lea, Thanks a lot. When is your blog starting Lea or is it Tooth Fairy??

A bag for the ancient mother

My mother came up to visit me in Oct 2009. She discovered this bag pattern and decided that I had to make it for her. She picked the material. It is a Monica Poole pattern.

My First Quilt

This is my first quilt that I made in 2007. I had never done much sewing before but was inspired by a quilt show that my local quilt shop had a few months before. This was the quilt that you make in the beginner class.

Quilt for my 234yr old mum

I made this quilt for my mother last year. It is a quilt as you go which made it really easy to make. Chris, who owns my local quilt shop "Buttons and Bows" decided to teach us how to use different stitches and functions on our sewing machines so we would get the most out of them. When she discovered this Monica Poole pattern she decided it was what she needed to do this. We had great fun learning to use different functions of our machines.

My mother absolutely loves this quilt and it takes pride of place on her bed. She tells everyone that she never thought that I could make such a beautiful quilt as I was never interested in sewing when I was younger.

Birthday Fat Quarters

These are the Fat Quarters that I recieved for my birthday in November from the Fat Quarter Swap from the Ladies that went to Nundle last year.
We have 6 months to make projects from them so I had better get cracking.