Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Yes it is Bec from Oh Sew Busy who is coming to visit SE Qld in November.
Bec is my niece and she is coming to visit me for 5 days. It will be really good to see her, her husband and kids.

We have had to change the date for the Blog Meet as she is now coming up a week earlier.

We will now be meeting on Saturday 5th November at the park next to the caravan park and boat ramp at Jacobs Well from 10.30 am.

There is a kids playground at the park and also great fishing in Jacobs Well so bring family as well if anyone wants too. bring some food to share for morning tea.

Jacobs Well is halfway between the Gold Coast and Brisbane, about 30 mins from both places.

It will be really great to see lots of people there. Bec is really looking forward to seeing everyone.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Guess Who's Coming to Town??

There is a very special person coming to South East Qld for a holiday in November.

Can you guess who this person is??

We are organising a Blog Meet so everyone can meet her.
It will also give bloggers from SE Qld a chance to get together again as we all had such a great time earlier in the year when we met at Cleveland.

The date to meet we will be Sat 12th November at Jacobs Well (between Brisbane and the Gold Coast).
Further info closer to the date.
Pencil the date in your diaries.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Christmas Stocking Swap

The Online Stitching Group that I'm a member of had a Christmas in July Stocking Swap.
I received this gorgeous Stocking from Vicki.

Inside the stocking was these other beautiful goodies.
I received 2 Christmas patterns One is for stockings and the other is for a Christmas Tree. I am looking forwaed to making both of them.

I also received a heart Christmas Tree decoration, a pen, fabric and a Christmas mat.

Thank you so much Vicki for my gorgeous Stocking and great pressies.

This is the stocking and goodies that I made for Fiona.

This is the stocking that I made.

The 4 Christmas coasters that I made.

The Christmas fabric that I bought for Fiona.

Thank you so much Maree for organising this Swap, it was a really great swap and also for organsing our Online Stitching Group.

Monday, August 15, 2011

I've been hibernating

I've been hibernating over the past couple of months.
Well, actually I haven't but I wish I had been.

I've been busy working, doing courses for work and I've also embarked on a Diploma of Management through TAFE. I'm wondering why I agreed to do it as there is a lot of work involved with assignments and projects to be completed and we only have until the end of the year to complete it. It is really hard studying when you haven't studied for over 25 years. My work has organised the diploma through TAFE and about 20 staff have enrolled. That is the only good thing about the course as we have classes together each month and are able to help each other with the assignments. We all can't wait until it is all over and are already organising the party to celebrate.

I'm also trying to plan our wedding in Scotland next year.

This all means that I have had very little time to sew, stitch, read, blog or just enjoy life.

This is what I sent Melody for the Winter swap in The Once A Season Swap organised by Cheryll.

I made Melody a casserole mat and a pot holder and bought her some other small goodies.

This is what Maria sent me.
She made me a gorgeous casserole holder and 2 large pot holders. They are great and I can't wait to use them.

I now have to think about what I'm going to make for ?? for the Spring swap.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sydney Quilt Show

I was lucky enough to have last weekend off work so headed down to Sydney to the Quilt Show with Maree and Lyn. It was an early morning wake up call (4am) on Friday as I had to pick Maree and then Lyn up and be at Gold Coast Airport at 6am to catch the 7am plane to Sydney.

I was really excited as I have never been to the Sydney Quilt Show. I wasn't dissappointed, it was a great couple of days with lots to see and do. The quilts were amazing.
I also met up with some blogging friends at Chookyblue's blog met on Friday.

We went out on Friday night to dinner.
It was a surprise to see Lynda from Brisbane. We only live about an hour away from each other but have to go to Nundle and now Sydney to see each other. I will get up to Brisbane later in the year to go shopping with you Lynda, I do promise.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday's Treasures

This is my new Teddy Bear that I bought when we went to Tweed Heads last month.
There was a whole collection of them in the Gift Shop and I had a hard time deciding which one to buy.
In the end I just had to have her.

Her name is Monique and she was made by Settler Bears.
I just love her dress, shawl and the gorgeous pin on her shawl.

Go over to Melody's blog for more Tuesday's Treasures.

Have a great Tuesday!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


When I was sick in bed a couple of weeks ago the postman left this gorgeous parcel for me.
I had no idea who it was from as I wasn't expecting anything from anyone.

When I opened it was a gorgeous RAK (random act of kindness) present from Carole.

I had joined Maree's RAK swap not expecting to get anything so gorgeous from anyone.

Carole sent me a lovely mug and teaspoon in a beautiful mug bag.
Just perfect to out with me.

I also received these 2 gorgeous pin cushions, they are wonderful.

Lastly there was a lovely little photo frame and 2 memo holders.

Thank you so much Carole for the presents, they certainly brightened up my day.

Thank you Maree for organising this swap.

A few days later the postman left another parcel.
Now who was this from?? I had no idea.

It was an absolutely gorgeous bag from Pat of Narromine.

Pat was on holidays on the Gold Coast earlier in the year and I drove her to Cleveland to met the Gum Nut Ladies and a group of SE Qld bloggers.

Pat sent me this bag as a thank you for driving her.

It is her version of Anni's "No Place like Home" bag, made from Moda "Roman Holiday" fabrics.

When Lyn and Maree came over for a day's sewing a few weeks ago Lyn gave us both a present.
It was this cute little bag just perfect for emboidery thread and scissors and a small pin cushion.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

What I made

I have finally got organised and taken photos of the purse that I made at GDITC at Nundle in March.

I really enjoyed making the purse as I've never made one before.
I thought it would be really hard to sew the clasp on but once you got it started it proved quite easy to sew on.

This is the beautiful pin cushion that I received in the swap from Josie from Inverell (no blog).
It is one of Annie's designs and I really love it.

Close up of the beautiful stitchery.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday's Treasures

Last weekend Treasure and I went to Tweed Heads, NSW for the weekend.
We saw Brian Cadd and Russell Morris at Twin Towns on the Sat night. They were really good.

I had to go to work on the Saturday (about 45 minutes from where we were staying) to attend a course.
While I was gone Treasure had a lovely relaxing day reading.
He also went to a large Antique Shop.
He wanted to buy some brass for his collection but instead he bought me 3 miniature sewing machines to add to my collection.

This one is silver and is a thimble.
We think it is over 100 years old but are not sure. It does have a hallmark on it which we will have to research to find out it's age and history.
It is really gorgeous.

This one is a Singer 1940 lead miniature sewing machine.

This one is a pencil sharpener and looks like it may be a form of a spinning wheel.

Pop over to Melody's blog to see more Tuesday's Treasures.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I'm finally Home

I'm finally home from GDITC at Nundle. No, I didn't spend 2 weeks at Nundle. As my sister and niece Bec live not too far from Nundle I spent the time with them.

I spent the first week with my sister. It was her birthday while I was away so I made her a table runner and a lavender filled heart.

I picked Bec up on the Friday and we drove the 2hrs to Nundle, stopping at Tamworth to do some shopping. When I picked Bec up her husband wanted to know where my trailer was to put all her things in.
After shopping in Tamworth I thought we had plenty of room in my car, a Mitshubishi Lancer.
I forgot about the shopping in Tamworth on our way back to Bec's on the Sunday.

Bec wanted to buy a wine cooler to put the cheese in that she has started to make. It wouldn't fit in the boot or back of the car so everything else went in the boot and it finally was able to go in the front of the car.

Bec had a tiny amount of room in the back for the hour long drive back to her home.

This is the boot of the car.

Next year I might need to take the trailer down!!!

We spent the next week making cheese, sorting through bags and bags of second hand clothes and of course playing with the children.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What I sent and received

I was in 2 swaps in March.
The first was a Colour Swap organised by Maree.
Cheryll sent me some gorgeous green items, which I have already shown you in a previous post.

This is what I sent Carol from Narromine. She chose burgundy, which was easy for me to chose items as burgundy is my other favourite colour.
I sent her turkish delight chocolates, a burgundy and a cream fat quarter, 2 burgundy embroidery threads, a note book, soap and a lavender filled heart for her wardrobe.

This is the lavender filled heart which I made. I used a pattern for a pin cushion and filled it with lavender instead of wadding.

The second swap was the Once a Season swap organised by Cheryll.
We had to send something with an Autumn theme.

Rochelle sent me this beautiful T-Towel which she made, some gorgeous embroidery thread, some chocolates, an handmade card and a postcard of Lake Macquarie, where she lives.

When I was a child living in Sydney we used to go to Lake Maquarie for holidays. It certainly has changed.

This is the beautiful T-Towel up close. What gorgeous work.
Thankyou so much Rochelle for the gorgeous presents.

I sent my presents to Larain.
I made her oven mitts and a pot holder out of some autumn leaves material. I also sent some chocolates and a note book.

I loved making the oven mitts and pot holder and they look great. I wanted to keep them myself. I have some fabric left over so might make myself a set.

Larain sent me this lovely tea mug set, complete with spoon and tea strainer. Can't wait to use it.