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Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
I am a Christian,married to my very best friend, Mother of three,Grandmother and great grandmother, who is owned by Bobby my Silky Terrier.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What a few days Iv'e had (like everybody)

Boy what a few days this has been shopped till I dropped yesterday, came home empty handed only to find that what I was looking for I actually had better in a cupboard at home.
Today we had our wee sewing group Christmas gifts/junk food day :) complete with seven children we could not say no to's parents when asked to mind them while they did last min shopping, and two of my G/Children who's mum got called in to work,some of us sewed till 7pm then it was away to another Daughters house to pick up another grandchild to take the three of them to see the Christmas lights, dropped of two G/C the other one Chelsey is staying the night with Grandma & Grandpa cause she is bigger now Miss Four (last week) then tomorrow it's the last min shopping for ME. LOL
Have a SAFE and Happy Chiristmas girls & boys

A big Thank you "if only i had chocolate"

Thankyou soo much Sarah for the great pattern, it took till tonight for it to come so I guess the Post office is overworked I WONDER WHY.
Thanks again Sarah

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Santa Came Again

Santa from Vickies Crafting came to my house and spoiled me rotten. You still need to wait for pics sorry should not be long now till I can get my camera back.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

WOW it really must be Christmas

I won again this time from Sarah our chocoholic friend if only I had chololate I just cant believe it first a parcel from Jo now this YES YES YES as the kids would say.
Thankyou so much Sarah I cant wait to see which project it is.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Visit from Santa Jo

I got a lovely surprise visit from Santa today Via Jo in Tas will post pics soon.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pics Star of Wonder

This is the best I could do with the pics Sorry

Finished sorry no pics yet

I have just finished my door hanging that I was calling a wall hanging it's Star of Wonder by Nancy Halverson and instead of quilting it I have beaded it or should I say I beaded the words with just fine pelon as a backing, I need to take a pic then get opinions as to whether it needs quilting as well or if that would be too much

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Not so Secret Santa

Ready for posting tomorrow.

Great give away at daisy Quilts

there is a great give away at Daisy Quilts go visit Robyn there and have a go good luck.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Sympathy please LOL

I need all the sympathy I can get please, Ive told my Dr she is not getting the Christmas wall hanging from me now LOL I said if it hurt I'd not give it to her and guess what its sore AND I got sick (whimp) one of the little lumps was 10 mm deep or 1 cm the other was 8mm, now the anesthetic has worn off its quite sore now, The good side is I CANT do the dishes I cant get my eight stitches wet LOL the not so good side is its too sore to do my stitching.

Friday, November 28, 2008


Thankyou Julie for this award now I will try to get it on here I'm supposed to give this to ten people, there are too many in my favs to only give to ten so if you want it feel free to take it.

Help Please

Hi Girls,
I need a bit of help if any of you have worked with beads I'm beading the words of Star of Wonder by Nancey Halvorsen however it's not turning out as neat as I would like any body got any ideas

Saturday, November 22, 2008

What a Day

WOW what a day, it was just great loved every minute of it met some really lovely girls, did more talking than stitching as my hands got sore but would not have missed it.
Thankyou to the girls from the Quilted Crow who donated some lovely door prizes and to Helan of Hugs and Kisses also for some lovely gifts.
A big thankyou to Jo for organizing the day and to all the lovely girls who attended without each of you it would not have been the same, also to Kathy and Christine for driving me down

Friday, November 21, 2008

Only One More Sleep

Only one more sleep till our Tassie Stitchers gathering, Its going to be soo good meeting everyone, even though I'll be the Tassie Granny LOL

Thursday, November 20, 2008

It Arrived how quick was that

My give away from Calico Crossroads arrived today how quick was that? and its gorgeous fabric don't know yet what I'll use it for it's a lovely set of blues.
Thanks again Pauline, Rose and I tried out one of the dolls today. I will do a post on it/her when she is finished

Monday, November 17, 2008


I won the Calico Crossroads Birthday giveaway, it is six lovely fat quarters which will all go nicely together,
Thanks again Pauline MR postman hurry up

Saturday, November 15, 2008


I'm having one of my cant sleep nights so I have been blog hopping all night,while looking I found a free B O M 'Red Delicious' it can be found at estheraliu.blogspot.com you have to get it by the 15th of the month then it is removed and the next one added. It's by Esther Aliu's this is the first month so would be great to start in the new year.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

a few pics of thread roll

I have been asked to show pics of the thread roll I made, sorry the pics wont be very good it's raining outside so i had to take the photos on the coffee table also the inside is only a cream on cream which will not show up well, hope this is going to help.

sorry I meant to add

I meant to add when I am finished I just spray the Nos away or wash the roll if it needs it by then

another use for pencil rolls

I use the same pencil case thing to keep my DMC threads in What I do is, get out the threads for the project I'm going to start, get my wash away pen, put the Nos on each slot insert the threads and away I go. really handy to take with you if you don't all ready have a project bag LOL I have both and use both from time to time as I have more than one stitchery on the go.
You all thought I was just a pretty face didn't you (just cause I cant use this thing,( PC))

Friday, November 7, 2008

Hobart Visit

Thanks to everyone who wished me well at my specialist appointment, He has put me on stronger pills, wanted to up my chemo ,I said no way I don't want to have to increase that, the dose I'm on now is one dose per week more than I want I'm prepared to stay on what I'm on but not a higher dose.
I had Lunch with my friend and Jo of Jo in Tas it was lovely to meet her I enjoyed our time together, and cant wait to get to Ross to meet the rest of you girls.
Thanks again for your good wishes.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

proof pic for Sarah lol

Just found this pic that I thought I'd deleted, it was on the wrong camera so I found it by accident really as I was lending this camera to a friend I checked it out got out the cords ect., then thought I better just make sure, and there was the pics.

I did this tidy about three months ago for an old lady who was in a wheel chair and resided in a nursing home, I thought it would be a handy little thing for her lollies papers, however she died two weeks after I got it finished.

So Sarah this is the photo I said I'd take before giving it.:)

another UFO

This is just another wee post with a couple of photo's of another UFO:0)

I'll be away from Blog land for a week going to see my rhumotologist in Hobart hope to see lots of posts when I get back

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Sorry I could not manage to get the last post the way I wanted it so here is the explanation of what all the gifts were hopefully in order, First was the decorated envelope with two butterflies from my machine to cover the addresses,The purple folder is a complete kit for one of the classes Patricia teaches its a Crazy quilting dolls quilt then there are beads buttons, two hoops, see the size of the small one, two fat quarters, then the next pic is one of Leisure Arts books Patricia designed for them, then we have two flowers she made with seed beads so intricate, next is an other book by Patricia Writing on Fabric it's soo sweet with pics on each page of the 26 pages lovely verses to use on your craft work then we have a gorgeous book on crazy quilting again by Patricia for Leisure Arts.
So you can see why I was soo excited and overwhelmed by it all

Gifts from a friend

Yesterday I got a lovely surprise from a blog friend in the States a large parcel of gifts in a decorated envelope it was soo nice and that was before I opened it. Go visit her blog it's birdsnest on the ground Patricia is just so gifted she designs for Leisure Arts among other things


I just got news I won a give away from "legacy of stitches" its the pink pickle pincushion. I have never won anything other than a booby prize when I was a kid of 4/5 years old it was a POUND OF LARD lol.
I also have an other post to do of a parcel I received from a friend I met on blog land but that one will be for next time Suffice to say I was in tears when I saw all she sent me.
Thanks Sarah for talking me into blog land

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pic of UFO

Just another UFO to show, my friend started this one then did not like it, I did so she said I may as well have it to do ,Thanks Chris. Sorry The lighting on this pic is not the best.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Not A Happy Camper

Why is it that you can piece a quilt, start hand quilting it then when you put it on your blog for the world to see that's when you see your GREAT BIG BLUE ??
I can see some reverse stitching being done.

UFOs I'll only bore you with one today

I thought I'd show a couple of UFOs but I think I'll keep the other one for another day's post.

I have chosen to show the flower one first it's called" Cottage Flowers Quilt" byAmberwood Country Craft put out by Threads Of Time. The size was 123cm-155cm I did three of some blocks and two of others to increase it to the size to fit my bed.

Monday, October 20, 2008

We have the name for our sewing group

We have the name for our wee sewing group.
If Judith of Studio 10 could contact me with her snail mail address we can get the gift sent out.
Thankyou to all the girls who sent in group names.
Hugs and happy stitching

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Who over slept

What a great start to the day I over slept, (whats new) cant sleep at night then over sleep in the morning I was supposed to be going to church in wynyard now it will have to be tonight.
Well I have decided it's time to get strict with myself yet again, I have stitcheries finished and waiting to be put together into quilt tops and it's just not been happening so no more stitcheries till all these ones are together, WELL maybe just the new Gail Pan one just to have in my bag for when I have to wait, wait and wait some more LOL
Happy stitching
Dont forget stay safe

Thursday, October 16, 2008

This week has just flown by

Another week almost gone I did some machine embroidery today, if the thread broke once it did it a hundred times so me thinks it better have a trip to Launceston soon for a service at sew world.
I'm going to put another pic of one of my blocks this one is a basket block I did most of the sewing on my Janome6600 I have made most of the flowers ect did buy a couple though.
Happy stitching
stay safe

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Just another pic

This is another photo of a block for my federation quilt please DONT click on pic to enlarge it the stitching shows up too well LOL Has anyone done this quilt if so how hard was it to put together??
Stay safe
Happy stitching

Just a picture

This is just a short post to show a pic of one of the blocks I have done for my federation quilt. (hope it works)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sewing/ quilting day

today I went to my friends home for our stitching/quilting day I worked on some hand stitching and also made a little bag. We took a couple of photo's to put on here.This is one of the quilt I just finished for my G/Grandson the label is on the photo which is on my profile

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sewing Group Name ??? Giveaway

Hi Girls,
As many of you know from my OLD blog I belong to a wee group of six ladies who meet together at one of our homes to sew, we are thinking we should have a name for our group and would like to ask all of you ladies for name ideas.We will make Tuesday the 21st our closing date.
We will have a homemade sewing giveaway for the person who comes up with the name the girls choose.
Have a great day/week

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Catch Up

I have had a really nice time doing lots of hand stitching from a few of the many projects I have started but not finished yet, sorry no pics yet but will get some ASAP of some of my stitching.

I have also been doing some of the thread holders on Blog Land and one of those cute little baskets.
The little guy in the pic is my new puppy he thinks he's my boss and has to check out all my stitching he especially dislikes anything with vilene type backing those must be chewed up and disposed of LOL .
Stay safe and happy stitching

Monday, October 6, 2008

Anyone know what's going on here??

Hi Anybody know whats going on here I have tried to get on to my blog via a Google search but it does not come up.
The only way I can get on is via my favorites any help would be great thanks.
Happy Stitching

Friday, October 3, 2008

Lets try again

Well I dont know what happened, Blogger wont accept my password for my last blog, I have had to add No2 to the end of my blog name and start again.
Last week I ordered some fabric from "Calico Crossroads" at Exeter Imagin my surprise when it arrived the very next day.
I have been making those lovely little thread holders from "The Stitching Room" to add to small gifts for the girls at our wee stitching group.
I will add photo's when I find my way around flicker if I ever do. LOl
Well stay safe & happy stitching

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


We all love swaps, and it makes life easier if we have some direction to our partners likes * dislikes.I hope you find this helpful-happy swapping.

My likes
Embroidery cotton
Patchwork notions
Novelty Buttons
My Dislikes
Batik fabric
Fluorescent fabric
Cross Stitch