Sunday, January 13, 2008


As I mentioned in a past post, the girls in my friendship patchwork group each made 3 blocks for my 'SCRAP BASKET ROSE' quilt.

It is featured in Volume 15 Number 9 of APQ magazine and is made by Susan Murphy.

I have completed the top, ( it is photographed on a queen sized bed) except for the borders, as I can't decide how to do them. I don't want to do the ones in the actual pattern.

HELP - any ideas would be most welcome!!

Monday, January 7, 2008


How lucky am I??!! The mailman delivered my secret santa prezzie on Friday but I was in Sydney for my mum's 75th birthday so didn't get to open it until Saturday night when I got back.
I honestly could not believe what was in there - so many beautiful goodies!
  • a christmas decoration
  • a chook ( I wonder if the blue face is because chookyblue organised the swap?)
  • a great bag
  • some yummy fat 1/4s
  • santa
  • a mini duster for my sewing machine

Big thanks to for my great goodies and to for being santa's elf.

I am making slow but steady progress on my flower basket quilt and hope to post it's status in a day or two.

Take care until then.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


Hi everyone and Happy New Year to you all. I hope you had a great Christmas - I certainly did.

I had a week at Forster on the mid-north coast of NSW with my husband, kids and my mum.

While we were there, we had a massive flood back at the farm and neighbours had to rescue Patch and Potch as the person who was coming to look after them was cut off by flood water.

All is good now but we have kilometres of fences to repair and replace.

I will have little time to sew or blog for the next few weeks.

The gorgeous bag in the photo was my secret santa prezzie from our patchwork group.

There was a pincushion inside it that I took a photo of but it is lost in cyberspace -SORRY.

I am off to Sydney tomorrow for my mum's 75th birthday. It takes about 7 hours to drive to Sydney from here so I will be glad when I get there.

Take care until next time.