Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sharing some sad news ....




I guess blogs are to share everything, so sometimes we have to share the bad stuff too. Well, here's some of the bad stuff ......

We had to have our beautiful dog Sasha put to sleep today. She was 12 years old, and a gentle, loving soul. It's so sad for our family because we only lost Charlie (one of our other dogs) 6 months ago ....
We'll miss you Smoosh xxx




Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hand quilting progress .....







Here is the start of the hand quilting on my heart wallhanging. I have a way to go yet, but I want to get it finished in the next couple of weeks if I can because I have another project I would love to start. I refuse to start anything else until this one is done .... lol ....






Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Way to Live Your Life

This is the signature of one of our craft forum ladies (Mitty), and I think it's brilliant ... it gives me a giggle every time I read it .....

Live your life in such a way that, when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders & says... 'Oh sh*t.... she's awake!!'

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I've been going through some boxes and drawers that I haven't ventured into for a while. I found these, and realised how scarily fast time flies ... lol ... These are a couple of Santa photos I thought I would share ....




Heart Stitchery Wallhanging

This week has been an absolute nightmare. It's one of those, what can go wrong, has gone wrong types (I bet you know the ones .... lol ), so I haven't been able to do as much as I would have liked craft wise. Here is an update of my Heart Stitchery Wallhanging. I've started marking it for the quilting, and will be basting this weekend sometime so I can start the quilting process next week (if I can find the time).

I'll post some more updates as the quilting progresses ... :-)





Monday, February 9, 2009

Here is a Stained Glass panel made by a very dear crafty friend of mine. It was from the same pattern I used for the one I made. It's her first attempt with anything like this, and I'm very proud of her. Well done Judy .... :-) ...

She used to be a paper crafter, but we brought her over to the dark side of fabric and quilt making, and she's never looked back ....



Friday, February 6, 2009

This is my current work in progress (among the many other UFO's ... lol).

I'm planning a wallhanging (inspired by my quilty friend Jan), and am nearly finished with the stitchery part. I'll keep posting bits and pieces as my project progresses.











Stained Glass Rose


I haven't done a Stained Glass pattern for a while. I got this one from Kylie (our almighty leader on the craft forum ... lol) and since it's too hot to be out and about, I got some time to make it up today ....


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Here are a few crafty bits and pieces my daughter Tiffany made. She doesn't do a whole lot of craft at the moment, but sometimes she just gets the urge to be creative.








This is a reverse applique a lovely lady on Oztion (named Maryann/Collectablefabric) once taught me how to do. It's quite easy, and very effective when it's done. I'm still deciding how to use it, but it will probably be a cushion or a bag of some type.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Speaking of karate .... this is Tiff's Black Belt Grading. A very grueling weekend, and we were so proud of her (I don't know that I could have done it) ...



This is the board breaking (at the very end of the weekend before they got their belts). Look at her knuckles ... that happened on Friday and she still had the rest of the weekend to go!!



Finally the time came ... she says it was all worth it, but gosh it was hard as a parent to watch her go through it ...





This is my very first quilt.

My daughter started karate when she was 10 and I was sitting and watching her for about 9 hours a week. I was going stir crazy until a lovely lady introduced me to quilting, and I've never looked back.














This is a stained glass wall hanging I did in another class with Jan. We had to use the sewing machine with this one so it had to be beaten into submission (I've told you about my affliction with sewing machines ... they just don't seem to like me much ... LOL ...). It was something different from what I'd done before and I learned some new techniques so it was great.

Other Crafty Things





I've done a few tapestries as well. My mother did the one with the little girl and I did the boy for Tiffany's room when she was younger. I did the bottom one which is in my mother's room now.

This is a huge work in progress for me. It was done in a class with Jan, and is all done by hand. I am waiting for cooler weather to start on the hand quilting again ...









I have mainly taught myself how to make the things I do, but for a short time I did classes at Spotlight. I was lucky to have a great teacher who I am still friends with now. Her name is Jan Quigley and she is a super talented lady with a wicked sense of humour. You can find her blog here .... http://mollys-meanderings.blogspot.com/

I wanted to share some of the things I have made in her classes, and although some of them are still unfinished, what decent quilter wouldn't have a few UFO's flying around the place?


These are some of the small Celebration wall hangings that Jan designed for our classes one term ... there are more I will share later ......



























Sunday, January 11, 2009


These are some of the results of the Shaggy Quilt
craze we had (and are still having) on our craft forum. The ladies there are some of the sweetest people and I only wish we lived closer so we could all have a get together. Maybe one day we'll win Lotto and then we can ....


The quilt above was my first attempt and I made it for my mother. She loves it, and it's a great lap size ...



This is a Harry Potter lap quilt I made for my daughter ...




This pink one is another for my daughter. She is mad on pink and it suits her room perfectly ...


WELCOME...

Welcome to my very first blog. I hope to be able to share lots of things, and especially some of my crafty endeavours ....