Sunday, July 6, 2014

quilts in the barn 2014

Linda has just announced the dates for QITB 2014
see you there

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Debut Ball 20014

well my YD had her Debut Ball on Friday night..
she looked beautiful.....
as did her sisters

we all had a lovely night together

Monday, June 23, 2014


it's cold,
it's wet,
it's miserable outside,
glad I'm in here,
cozy and warm
planning on what to start stitching now...

Saturday, June 21, 2014

finished, finally

This is my bag from hell, don't get me wrong, the pattern and instructions are totally awesome, but not when you change your fabric to a thick denim (recycling the DH jeans) it had to be modified in several places...the lining wouldn't go in the way it was supposed to, the inner seams are all exposed, attaching the handle tabs was a nightmare...the list goes on....
Would I make this again? YES, but with only quilt weight fabric and interfacing. It looks great and I think will be very functional, happy with the result even if it did make me crazy!

Saturday, June 14, 2014


well not much happening here!
no sewing,
no ideas,
no mojo....
again :(

Sunday, June 1, 2014

sunday stitching

working on my bag...
it's not going together how I want!
(that's what happens when you change the pattern....)

it's here!

Winter has arrived!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

new bag

this is the beginning...
black denim main parts of bag with babushka dolls for the flap and possibly on the strap,
blue denim pockets on the side....
still thinking about the lining,
using a lovely pattern but changing a few details so it's more suitable for what I want....
more to come

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

quick update

wow, time flies...been a little while since my last post...
here are a few things I've been up to..
my gorgeous jade bracelet my girls gave me for Mothers Day
 a new cushion cover for the denim chair
 made a start on some more dresdens...the plan is to do one blade in every fabric in my stash and see where it leads me!
 and my modest purchases from a recent visit to the trunk show at QIB a couple of weeks ago.
made a new bag (can't find the photo, so will have to take another one in daylight) and made a start on a second one because I didn't really like the first on too much....ho hum!

Sunday, May 11, 2014


to all the Mum's out there in blogland and beyond!
Hope you have all had a wonderful day,
lots of presents, and being spoilt...
I know I sure have been....
brekkie cooked for me,
taken out for lunch,
and now dinner is being cooked...
beautiful presents from my girls,
a lovely bracelet, flowers, smelly candles...
Thank you for being my girls,
you are all special and I love you all to the moon and back!
Thinking of my Mum today,
gone but not forgotten,
love you!