Monday 27 January 2020


Yesterday afternoon I ventured into my sewing room to make more strippy blocks for the quilt drive.  I only managed to make 2 more but at least there are now 5 to post.

My hand quilting has progressed more quickly than I had thought it would.

I took a break to pick some beans for tea, water my plants and give these peaches a little squeeze to see if they are ripe. Alas, not yet, but soon. I just hope the birds know how to share.

I hope you have had a lovely weekend( hopefully a lot more relaxing than it was here).

Angel Blessings.

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Cheery colours

With the fluctuating weather patterns down here  it is a wonder my plants have survived. High winds and rain with a few hot days in the 30's rapidly changing to low 20's and under has certainly been a challenge for me. Today it is hot and muggy. Despite all this my plants have thrived and they bring joyful colour to this cloudy day.

I have been doing a bit of hand quilting on my table topper. It is not the neatest nor are the stitches exactly even in size . My fingers are a bit arthritic and my eyes are not as good as they used to be but I refuse to give in. Hehehe.

Last week I started making some quilt-as-you-go blocks for a blogger who is putting donated blocks together for a bushfire quilt drive.  I mucked up my first one but once I got the hang of it they became quite addictive.

I apologise for not adding any links for this but I have trouble doing it on this android tablet. No idea why! Obviously an operator problem .

Angel Blessings.

Monday 13 January 2020


At long last I have a little stitching enthusiasm back. A dear friend, Barb, who used to be a blogger sent me this cushion cover Sashiko to do. I was instantly inspired! I love doing Sashiko as it is what I call " mindless stitching" that doesn't require much concentration and the designs are beautiful. ( the background is NOT yellow and the Sashiko is actually indigo.... my tablet camera kept refusing to take a true pic.)

I have been crocheting pouches for rescued wildlife that our local libraries have been requesting. The 2 smaller ones are for sugar gliders and the larger one is for a ringtail or brushtail possum. Another larger one is currantly on my hook.

My hexie EPP table topper is now sandwiched ready to hand quilt...just deciding which thread and what colour to use now.

I finished my little quilt . It measures 10" x 10".

My first book read this year.  It was a great read especially having watched 2 seasons of her doco with Mike Rinder.  

It is windy and smokey here . I hope you are all safe from fire or flood.

Angel Blessings.

Thursday 2 January 2020


Christmas seems to have come and gone very quickly and now a brand new year is upon us.  It was so lovely to have all my family here on Boxing Day happy and well.  I have to show you what my youngest daughter gave me from Japan. Each individual piece is placed on the base and the 2 little owls are so cute. I also have another thimble to add to my collection.

I have not done any stitching apart from making a label for my little quilt that is nearly finished. I went in to my sewing room a couple of days ago to seek out unfinished projects but I ended up sorting through all the things left on the table and having a cleanup.  I have decided to get rid of all my patterns that I have used and I even found some I have never done. So, I have taken pics of all the patterns I no longer wish to keep and if anyone would like some I am happy to send them to you.

These are all Marg Lowe patterns, many of which I have not used.

Gail Pan patterns.

Fig and Berry and Sue Daley.

Anni Downes  and Leanne Beasley.

A couple of Christmas designs. The one top right has 4 skeins of DMC thread with it. A Lynette Anderson sweet mini and a sewer's binder pattern.

This one has 3 ceramic buttons included.

And various others.

This one is preprinted and has a traceable pattern as well. Buttons not included.

If you would like any of these patterns please let me know and I will reply requesting your postal address if I do not already have it.

Happy New Year with Angel Blessings.


  Brrrr it is cold! I suppose it is not as cold as many other places and we have had a fairly good winter so far but my body does not enjoy ...