Friday, September 19, 2014

Such a clever hint

This super clever idea comes from fabulous Rosalie Quinlan.  On a stay in hospital, part of Rosie's arm was wrapped in a cohesive bandage.  Being a super clever cookie she thought that it would make a brilliant alternative to a thimble for protecting a finger from needle punctures. 

Just cut off a strip along the length of the roll and wrap it around your finger.  It will adhere to itself, Don't you just hate that popping sound as the eye end of the needle penetrates your flesh?  Well with Rosie's tip and a roll of cohesive bandage that will never happen again.
Gail B has it for sale for $7.50 a roll in a range of half a dozen vibrant colours.  They do mail order too.
Tonight is 
with lovely Wendy.  You can sign up HERE.

Every now and again a little creature comes along to steal your heart.  Mine was stolen last night when I was looking for something fabulous to share.
He is a little flying squirrel and I want him to come and live at my house.  Guess I'll just have to make one and it will be easy as there is a wonderful tutorial HERE at Wild Olive.  He is shared by guest blogger, Abby Glassenberg, from While She Naps.  Enormous thanks to Abby and Mollie.
Have the best Friday ever

PS Don't forget to enter my giveaway on Monday's post.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rosie's Hexies

I'm working on Rosalie Quinlan's Best of Friends BOM and I just finished another stitchery block.  I love this pattern.
I'm making this quilt with Tilda fabrics, another absolute favourite of mine. 
I bought the cute little apple tree from a shop in Baccus Marsh when I was out on an adventure with Christine.  I just love it.

For those who are keen to attend the next A Day of Play with Barb Smith, but found it was booked out before it was advertised, Karen has had a couple of people drop out so there are a couple of vacancies.  Ring 5968 3360 or go HERE.

How clever are these folded three dimensional hexies?  You can find them HERE at fabulous Riley Blake. The designer is super clever Deonn of Quiltscapes.
Have a wonderful day

PS Don't Forget to enter my giveaway on Monday's post

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Gail's new book...

...arrived at my place and I love it, so many gorgeous designs to stitch.
I plan to join Martina from Sunshine Quilting for the Gail Pan Sew-a-long.

Don't forget my give-away.  You can enter to win this lovely book.  Just leave a comment on Monday's post.
Good luck in the draw.
Stickeules Freebies is a truly wonderful place to visit if you love cross stitch. Just hit that Translate from German button.  This pattern, with a stitching theme, is delightful.
Huge thanks to fabulous Renate for all she shares.
Have a wonderful day

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Inchy Hexie Flower Swap

This month my partner asked for grey hexies to act as stepping stones.  So I searched my stash - no grey at all.  Luckily I found some perfect fabric at Sewn and Quilted.  I made the little hexies on the weekend and popped them and some extra fabric into a little bag I made earlier this year.
Have you entered my Giveaway?  Please enter on my Monday's post.  The prize is this gorgeous book.

If you go HERE to Stitching Dreams you will find the link to Plum Pudding Needleart where this delightful design is shared.

Sending big hugs and lots of positive wishes to our dear friend Tania of Ollie and T.  Hope you are back to 100% well very very soon.  I'm sure Ollie's sweet doggy kisses will make you feel better.

Don't forget to treasure your friends

Monday, September 15, 2014

Melly McNeice or should that be Mellie McNice

As many of you know, once a month I go to Stitching with Rose at Gail B's.  It is one of the highlights of my month, Rosalie is delightful and so much fun. Last week we were lucky enough to be at Gails when Rosalie's sister Melly called in to deliver her new books.

I've always been called Mellie by school friends and family.  If you ask Henry what is Granny's other name he will reply "Mellie".  So to meet another Melly was fabulous.  I asked her to autograph my copy of her book 'from Melly to Mellie".  And what a book it is filled with adorable fun projects.

Happy Birthday to my sweet Friend Christine from MacDonald's Patch.  We are off to lunch today to celebrate.
That's us with lovely Linda from Quilts in the Barn.

Thank you so much for coming back to my blog after my little break.  As a celebration of your return, I'm having a giveaway.  A copy of this fabulous book - Half Yard Heaven by Debbie Shore

Focusing on small, vibrant projects, this book offers a variety of interesting options for crafters to use only half a yard of fabric to make something lasting and beautiful. Since all the projects detailed use so little material, this pattern book is ideal for crafters aiming to reduce their stash of saved and leftover cloth. There are 26 gorgeous projects to choose from, such as aprons, bags, a chicken doorstop, a notice board, and gifts and accessories for friends, family, and the home. Uncomplicated and easy-to-follow, the guide is readily accessible to beginners with step-by-step photographs to aid in constructing Debbie Shore’s contemporary designs.

Entry to open to everyone, both here in Australia and overseas.  Please leave me a comment below for one entry.  If you are a follower you'll get a second entry - just let me know in your comment.  Good luck.

Feel like making a Wonky Wheel? Follow this LINK to delightful Quilty Cat for a fabulous tutorial.
So glad you are back

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A small blogging break

Our computer network is having a bit of an upgrade so getting the opportunity to blog is difficult at the moment.  I haven't yet mastered blogging from my iPad - can't work out how to get pictures into the posts.  So I'm taking a small blogging break.  I'll be back on Monday and I'll be having a giveaway to celebrate so see you then.

Monday, September 8, 2014

I am very excited

There has been an exciting pattern release by Jenny of Elefantz.  I love Jenny's designs and this one is truly delightful.  I can't wait to get stitching.  If you want to stitch it too you can find it at Jenny's Craftsy page HERE.
Here is what the pattern contains:
A pincushion which cleverly has a little spot to hold your scissors too, a sampler, a table-runner,  a stitchery, a sampler, and a wall hanging.
It is a super bargain at only $17.95 which works out at less than $3 a pattern. I love the way Jenny so thoughtfully keeps her patterns at such affordable prices, means they are accessible to everyone.
I love the fact that we can download the patterns immediately from Craftsy.  So if you see one of Jenny's designs and fall in love you can have it there and then - just wonderful.  In fact I'm starting on the table runner tonight.
Very often Jenny gives us all wonderful free tutorials using her beautiful stitcheries.  There are always so many wonderful ideas and hints.  She is the most generous person I know.  
Here's one on my To Do list.  Jenny shared this fabulous tutorial HERE.  It would look brilliant if you sewed the project but with one of the Holly Bird designs on the front. - a wonderful Christmas present, especially with a paperback and a roll of sweeties in the pocket.
It is also wonderful that she is one of our home grown Aussie designers.  Makes me feel really proud that we have world class designers in our country too.
Jenny shares so many free patterns with us at her charming blog Elefantz.  Here is one of my favourites
Just follow this LINK.  Please say Hi to lovely Jenny when you are there.
Have fun exploring Elefantz
PS A great big Hello to my gorgeous friend Allison.  She had to take a four month break from our Friday afternoon stitching group.  But now she is back, which is wonderful.
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