Thursday, 22 August 2019

Humidicrib covers

I was shopping in spotlight for more fabric and overheard a lady saying that she just had a new grandson born. It was prem and was in a humidicrib in the local hospital. She was buying some fabric to make a cover as the hospital only had 2 girl ones left. Obviously this didn't suit.

We can't have our local hospital running out of HUMIDICRIB COVERS.
These measure 24" * 30". 
They sit over the top of the cribs and block out some of the light. We make simple designs or just one fabric, which is what I have done.  We either use flannelette on one side and these just get bagged or if you use just cottons, put wadding in and quilt and bind them.

Our charity sewing this month is these covers and so far we have managed about 30.

This is my pile I managed to get sewn. I also donated fabric cut to size for about another 15 backings.

They have been well received at the hospital.

Friday, 16 August 2019

Finished books -jars for the BOOKCASE BLOCK SWAP.

Along with the book blocks we were to make a novelty block. I decided to make a cookie and button jar. Overall I'm happy with them.

Probably wasn't the best choice in fabrics as they blend more than expected. 
Hopefully the quilters that receive them will be happy with them.

I also added a few buttons for them to sew on to give the jars more depth.

On their way to the US.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Granny squares

I had a pile of started crotchet granny squares given to me.
I added quite a few rows to each of them and now have them all will 10 rows.
I have sent them to Jan Mac who joins them altogether and makes blankets to donate to the Peter MacCallum Hospital.

Have a look at other things Jan donates

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Bookcase Book Block swap.

Over at Quilting Around the World I have joined in on a block swap.
It's blocks to make a bookcase quilt.
I have wanted to make one of these for a few years so why not join in... We all had to make 6 blocks and send 5 to the coordinator. One member offered to be my mailing friend to help me out.
Candis - Quiltbaby is in the US and has helped me get the blocks to where they needed to be.
These blocks were to finish at 10 1/2". We could add as many books as we wanted, in any way as well. Standing, laying flat or on an angle. I had fun.

Assembling the books.

here is the finished block.
It looks so cool.

This group has ongoing chat forums, numerous swaps, mystery sew alongs, block swaps and a great support system. Many join in sew go over and have a read.


Thursday, 1 August 2019

Home made Sausage rolls

Believe it or not I have never made sausage rolls.
Here is my first attempt and they were delicious.

And something completely different...
I love BIRD OF PARADISE flowers.
My neighbours have plenty in their driveway and they let me cut a few for my table.
Super happy.

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Harley quilt donated

I have dfinished the quilt top.
I love it and feel really happy about it.

Well, my hubby loves it and is getting a bit too cosy.

It was donated and raffled. It raised quite a bit for the club and everyone loved it.
The local Harley shop even asked for it to hang in his shop until the end of the year.

And here it is hanging on the line all quilted.
Hubby took the photo for me while the sun was out and I was at work.

The AGM went well.

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Brown scarf

I loved knitting the other scarf so I made another one.
This will be put away for a gift. It was so relaxing spending the time knitting.

It is so nice and warm. Lovely....

Here is a post I did with a pattern.
Celtic scarf pattern

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Loose change counted for Vals piggy bank challenge

Last year I linked up with Val for her PIGGY BANK challenge. Collect your change and see what you get in a year. It adds up more than you think.
We have only been putting in change when we remember. Not very often but it still adds up.
My hubby enjoyed sitting down to count it.
Total of $71.10.   Not bad at all.

I have also decided to spend it on those small scissors with a cap. I'll buy about 10-15 of them. Then I'll join the caps to the scissors, so they don't get lost, with a bead string.
Hopefully I can then sell some at our quilt show in September.

See what others will do with their change over at Vals.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

OH NO!!!! What has happened....

All my saved sites that I follow have disappeared. They are going to take ages to replace.
Please help me.
If I have been a follower by way of reading, commenting or whatever of your site.PLEASE LET ME KNOW SO I CAN ADD YOU TO MY SIDEBAR. It's going to take me a while to find you all again.
Please be patient...

Monday, 8 July 2019

HOG Bike quilt plan for a DONATION

My hubby's bike group was having their AGM.
e wanted me to make a quilt for him to donate.
WHY NOT!!!! I make them for everyone else and give them away.
The only thing was that the AGM was 2 weeks away. So I did a lot sf searching ideas, the fabric boxes and came up with a start. Not a full plan but I knew something would work.
I started drawing, cutting, measuring and hoping for the best.
He started cooking, cleaning and shopping. We work well together.

 Here is my idea so far.

I have cut up my hubbies t-shirt for the emblems of his group.
Ironed on the applique design but still needs stitching.

Now for some borders.

Well I kept playing, cutting and sewing.
Here is what I have done so far.

Making things fit and working it out as I go.