Thursday, February 15, 2018

Off Again

I know... I know... it's a  H-a-R-d  life...
Voyager of the Seas... here we come again. 
This time to do some snorkeling in & around the Pacific Ocean Islands.
See you all at the end of the month...
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Gone Stitchin' Blog book
for 2017 printed &
now received...

Lets Get Stitched embroidery 
Needle Book made...
Now all ready wrapped & waiting...

Hip Hip Hooray...

Another small "Find It" game completed...
This time with ssshhh secret things inside...

A gift arrived from Sandi...

ThanK YoU so very much...

WooHoo... what a great day...

Monday, February 12, 2018


stands for One Xmas Item a Month & is hosted by Narelle every month.
It's a great way to have lots of "gifts" on hand all ready come December.
I don't know how I would manage without this little monthly get together to keep me motivated.
You can click HeRe to see what other elves make as gifts.
I have added the instructions to my sidebar... under Christmas Gifts...& they are FREE.
The instructions are generic as I wanted you to be able to use ANY jar you had on hand.
I used an old glass "coffee" jar & a "milk bottle" type.
The instructions will work on any shape & size of jar or bottle.
Just a little measuring is needed. Click HeRe to print out the free PDF.
Anyways... I hope you EnJoY making my Christmas Treats Jar Cover.
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Friday, February 9, 2018

Sweet Finish

While on retreat late last year I worked on a baby cot/cuddle/playtime GiFT quilt.
It has lots of applique (which I love), colourful borders top & bottom & gorgeous purple binding.
This one is called My Sweet Garden ...& is my own design.
The final measurement is 36 inch x 46 inch & it was machine quilted by Julie.
For now... it's just waiting for a new owner...

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018


This time my thread is one colour... ha ha... & it's a pretty grEEn one.
I've also added my version of the FREE instructions from The Family Hearth blog... to my sidebar.
Just look under CRaFtY... or click HeRe.
Nothing dramatic changed... I just tweaked the instructions to suit me.
EnJoY making a few... as they are very addictive...
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

ChaLLenGe ComPLeTeD

It's only the start of February... & I've only been home 1 day... but my monthly challenge is complete...
albeit a quick, easy & small project... but a few more are on the agenda for sure!
I've had the FREE pin cushion instructions written up for ages.
It's from a blog called The Family Hearth... HeRe... or at
I had quite a lot of scraps left on my sewing table... so I decided to make one using some of them.
Much more FuN than actually sorting scraps...
Of course it was after I FiNisHeD the pin cushion that I realised that the "thread" should be one colour... ooppsss... so My spool has multi coloured thread on it... ha ha.. problem solved!
This week I will add the FREE instructions to my sidebar under CRaFTy ITeMs so I can find it again...

Thanks The Family Hearth for a great project.

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Friday, February 2, 2018


started during the day for me this month as I will be away again tonight.
I took a little bit of hand embroidery to do while travelling on the train.
We are on our way to Sydney & then a quick CRuiSe to nowhere for 3 days on the Voyager of the Seas.
Woo Hoo...
See you all when we get back.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018


is on this FriDay... February 2nd.

Can you believe it's a NeW month already.

WoW... TiMe flies when you enjoy stitching with friends as much as I do.
Simply sign up below & over the weekend we will all come by for a visit to see what you got up to. Don't forget to write a blog post showing us some pic's...

See you all then...

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

January OPAM

I made a few projects this month... so I am one HaPPy stitcher...
A total of  this month.
Thanks again to PeG & KriS...  I think you both better get your calculators out ready for FeB !
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Sunday, January 28, 2018

It's FiNisHeD

My "Flower" pouch is finished...& I'm really HaPPy with it too.
The original pattern can be found HeRe. It's FREE & easy to follow although I did make a few small changes. The pouch finishes at 10 1/2 inch x 6 1/2 inch x 3 1/2 inch  base with a zip closed top.
I bookmarked the pattern ages ago & finally got around to making it this month for my BMP challenge.

January's challenge  =  completed
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Last week I sent a Lap Size quilt that I made... together with 5 of the larger blankets that were donated to the Blankets of Love project to Ronald MacDonald House. This charity house is situated in the grounds of The John Hunter Hospital here in Newcastle NSW.
They were very much appreciated too.💕
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