Saturday, June 24, 2017

More progress

Today I finished the quilting  on the Aussie Hero quilt and machine sewed the binding and label for the hand sewing...I also still need to applique on some pictures of the recipients dog.
I alos had some fabric from the Bellarine group to make a quilt for others and got that together this afternoon...looking at the photo now I see I have made a mistake on the right side, I think I should have taken the white back up again instead of the long white strip going down. Wee bit late to find that now!!! Will have to be a chrvron with a difference!!!
Another chevron pattern, has gone together well. I find random very difficult to do, hard to just go with what comes off the top of the pile!!

I think the Supervisor has settled in for the evening!!!
This morning I walked down to the post office, it was a beautiful morning
Luckily the cloud went to opposite way to me!!

Beautiful day to be off fishing.
I am off to do some hand sewing. 
Happy sewing.

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

Friday, June 23, 2017


Well the mulch is spread, the weeds have been given a fright, we have been to the garden centre for some pots and potting mix.....we got a few things done today.
I took advantage of the sunny afternoon to sandwich the latest Aussie Hero quilt
And now to begin on the quilting, the clouds have come over outside, so maybe some rain might be coming.
I had better get sewing, it is easy to just sit and gaze out the window!!
Happy sewing.

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi


was sit and sew at St Leonards and the four of us had a great catch up, Jill is busy working on a beautiful quilt that will go above her bed, well I can't share that photo because the laptop and blogger are not talking again today, maybe another day.
I have been playing a little on the sewing machine and made two mini quilts
I like this saying

The tablet decided this should be sideways and I can't figure out how to correct it yet

And I think this lady and deer need some stitching underneath them so they do not look like they are floating......
Must away, there is a heap of mulch to be spread onto the garden and hubby is out there with the shovel and wheelbarrow already.
Happy sewing.

Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow.” ~ Seth Godin

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Home days

The Supervisor and I have enjoyed a couple of at home days, having a walk along the beach, doing a little gardening, some sewing, scrapbooking....relaxing things...blogger is not playing nice and uploading for me, so I will try later.
Well  now it is tomorrow....
Sunday morning walk along the beach

so calm this morning

this bird was busily fishing

and this DC3 flew over, they always remind me of my Dad.
these two blankets were finished Saturday night (yes it was a late one!!)

and this one was finished last night. They are ready for delivery now.
Today I went over to Seachange and there were some quilts on display on the stage at the Seniors Centre...the display was to celebrate their 50 years of operation.
Isn't this beautiful..the colours really pop!

A beautiful Michele Hill quilt

A Stars nice is that.
I am off to find the sewing machine.
Happy sewing.

Saturday, June 17, 2017


has been Guild day, and it was the Biggest Quilting Bee other wise known as the Buggest Morning tea, so we fundraise for cancer research. The speaker today was the founder of Knitted Knockers, they provide knitted bra inserts for women who have been through a mastectomy.

Our speaker, sadly not the most flattering photo

the Knitted Knockers and knitting packs with patterns
We were to decorate out tables in pink and yellow, I didn't get a photo of the winning table, but it was beautiful...lots of pink roses, tea cups and saucers and candles with twinkling lights.
These quilts are from the Travelling Suitcase Exhibition

which was supposed to be with us at the Quilt In, but the booking was forgotten

so we had them this month...they are beautiful quilts, the theme was Flora and Fauna.
There wasn't much show and tell today
This is a beautiful quilt that was started in a class at the Guild, Margaret the creator was sewing the binding today.
I have finished my row by row of stars

one more row ro sew onto this KOGO blanket

this one is done and waiting for it's crochet edging.
We had a silent auction at Guild today
I was the successful bidder on these pots of bulbs

and this lovely pot with pansies and lobelia I think, it is all pink coloured flowers. Will look wonderful on the table once it grows a little more.
Time for some dinner and a G & T I think.
Happy sewing.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Back home again

How nice it is to be back home after caring for Eve for 9 days. There was a VERY special surprise waiting for me, it arrived in the mail.....
How amazing is that?? A Michelle Ridgway original of the Supervisor!! I have to say a few tears were shed when I opened it....Thank you so much Michelle it is beautiful, we both love it and it will be framed and go up next to Puku.  
 I am still gobsmacked and can't believe what you have done, you really are a very special person Michelle. Thank you, thank you , thank you!!!!
Here is the subject, relaxing after his walk this morning. 
So for a bit of a catch up
The Aussie Hero quilt has gone in the mail
And last week Margaret and I presented the Dignity Quilt to Rice Village (back), they were very excited to see the quilt and really pleased with it.

(front) I am pleased to say we have started something here, the quilt was shown at an Australia wide meeting for the Mercy Health organisation and they are going to try and contact quilting groups near the Mercy Health homes and see if that  group will make a Dignity Quilt for them. How good is that, there might even be funds to help them be made. 
While at Eve's place I walked her dog

Basil the Bad, he is a Jug, Jack Russell X Pug. (Looks angelic there doesn't he!!)

We went several days to the Arboretum just down the road, it is a very nice place to have a walk. 
Sunrise here was beautiful

Some spring flowers are out very early

The Supervisor likes to lick the soil, shame there are pea seeds sprouting there!!
I have laid out two KOGO rugs in the making.this one isn't too bad

this one had squares of differing sizes, so will be interesting to see how it goes together.

and lastly, if I have not put you to sleep, hubby did another pastel from a photo I took at Hobbiton in NZ. It is framed now so hard to get a reasonable photo. Now we need to find wall space.
Ok I am off to sew knitted squares together.
Happy sewing.

Sunday, June 4, 2017


weekend is the 5th birthday for the Chookshed over at Chookyblue's place. There is a weekend of fun happening at the Chookshed and many of us joining in at home.

Yesterday I went to a UFO sewing day over at Port and had a great day with the girls there most were very productive.
Jacquith has made this beautiful quilt top from a panel

Angela was busy putting together a charity quilt from scraps the group had been given

Angela also made this great charity quilt from donated fabrics

And I quilted the Aussie Hero quilt and put the binding on. Hand sewing will be the job to be done today.
Happy sewing.