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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
I have been cross stitching for over 10 years and have taken up quilting as well in the last few.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A quilt is finished for a very special little man

It's not like I didn't know he was coming, I have had so much notice.  But Noah was born on June 3rd and this quilt was still not finished.  I did have the top completed but had to put it together.

Noah is the first grandchild for my wonderful friend Helen and I don't think I am at all biased in saying that he is just gorgeous.  The other 2 of the Fab 4 mums think the same.

This is such a simple top to make but is so effective.  I have quilted it in the ditch every second row and the down rows is swirls, hearts & stars.

And of course what quilt is complete without a label...

This is number 2 of the 1600 quilt that I have finished and there is another top ready to be sandwiched and quilted.  Hmmm...  wonder if I can really get that finished before it's really needed...  Only time will tell.  I think I have a weekend somewhere between now and when I need to have it finished.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sweet Treats

Well it's almost finished.  I will be adding the scattered stitches as a frosted blue bead (have to find some because there are none here in  my bead collection) then there are the buttons.  I will add these at our Fab 4 GTG in August.   I have done my version as a banner on Stitches and Spice Arabian Nights while the girls have done theirs as charted on a beautiful Stitches and Spice fabric called Butter Creame.  Hopefully the individual blocks come out okay.  They have previewed huge and if they stay that way I am sorry.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Testing posting from my phone

Wow. Something I wasn't sure I could do. Now to figure out how to upload photos from my phone as well.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Christmas & New Years are done and dusted

and now it's a month of tennis..  YAY

Sitting here watching Australia vs Spain - Hewitt vs Verdasco.  Lleyton is doing really well considering he is playing injured (what's new these days, he's getting closer to retiring but doing our country proud).  We had a win in the ladies so it looks like it will come down to the doubles.  Not going to make it that long up tonight.

I am now working on 2 cross stitch projects - I have a sample piece of fabric from Stitches and Spice to play with and I am doing one of the 6 Fat Men by Lizzie Kate and tonight I started my Fab 4 Stitch-Along, Sweet Treats by Country Cottage Needleworks.

I hope 2012 brings all that you wish it will.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

That Special Family Day is nearly here

The big man in red it due in a few hours

I'm sitting here watching Carol's by Candlelight live from the Sydney Myer Music Bowl right here in Melbourne.

What wonderful voices our wonderful city has.  I do all I can to watch this every year and I keep saying that one year I will go in to hear it in person.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

I have done some finishing

Photo's to come later today for Eleanor Wall Hanging, Christmas Wall Hanging as well as a pillow.  All of these are christmas gifts.  And I am pretty pleased with how they have all turned out. 

Right now I am waiting for some better light.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Eleanor is Finished

Well almost.  The stitching is done now I need to make her into a banner.  She will be hung on my niece's bedroom door and is her Christmas present this year.  Eleanor is the letter E from the Letters from Nora range of charts.

I am wondering if I will have to do a B and a K for next year for Emalee's sisters.