Friday, 14 December 2018

ON RINGO LAKE sashings trimmed- OH NO!

I had sewn these blocks well back at the beginning of 2018 when I wasn't keeping up with the mystery weekly instructions. I was so far behind and got really bored with it. Trying to fit it in around work. It seemed to be taking too long. But good things come to those who wait.
I sat down in front of a nights tv and started to trim.

Okay.. sew 2 movies later I have all the blocks trimmed and ready for joining together.
My hands are sore and need a rest.

When I went to sew the sashings together I discovered I had ironed them all the wrong way.
I've started re ironing them. They will be waiting there for me next weekend..

When I was away at retreat it's obvious the conversation was distracting as I didn't read the directions correctly/thoroughly..
At least I don't have to unpick or resew....

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Xmas is coming soon

Our quilt group is having their Xmas Break up Dinner.
I thought I would make a little gift for everyone.
There will be one for everyone.

I have got all their faces on.

These are looking so cute.
All the ribbons are on.
I do hope they will make everyone smile.

Here they are with the heir buttons on and a special number on the back.
Let the fun begin.

I am looking forward to our Xmas dinner break up.

Monday, 10 December 2018


I was given all the orphan blocks from everyone's scrap bags at our local quilt group.
It was to make a charity quilt.
I decided I would give the GYPSY WIFE A GO.
I bought the pattern book from Amitie in Torquay.

Look at all the blocks I have been given.
Now to make them all fit into this brilliant quilt.

Doesn't look like much so I happen it looks better when it's sewn.

I was given a few strips last week.

Now to wait for some more  neutral strips to be donated so I can continue.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Mice, mice and more MICE

She is back on track, pieces counted and not so overwhelmed.

Aren't these so cute.
A member of my group makes and sells these at the market. 
She needs the money and I haven't the time but these are so cute.
I ordered some for my friends Xmas gifts..

Thursday, 6 December 2018


Ok... so all my blocks are ready to assemble .. All 50 of them.

I am sewing together the 50 blocks. It's getting there...

I am about to iron the 240 pieces ready for trimming and the sashing blocks will be ready for joining.

My blocks are sewn /webbed in one direction ready for ironing and sewing the next step to complete the block...

I think some of these photos are out of order but I'm sure you get the picture...

Now I am on to joining the blocks, starting on the sashing and I'm nearly there.
I know the new mystery has started... GOOD FORTUNE.... I will get to it. I'm printing the instructions and not stressing that I'm not sewing along.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018


I have finished doing all this stitching
It is my version of BORO.
Not traditional, as it has wadding in the centre.
Thanks to Jenni for giving me a pile of her fabrics.
It has added to the variety.
I know I want to make some sort of bag, but just what sort of bag ... I'm still thinking.

My square is all trimmed 
Now I just have to work out what to do with it.
I thought I had an idea but I love it that much I want to make something that I will use all the time and have it on show.
It has been a lot of work so far...

Sunday, 2 December 2018


Here I am getting my BONNIE Hunters "On RINGO Lake" mystery out of the box. 
The last time I worked on these was months ago.
Ironing and trimming 200 flying geese.

I am trimming up my many blocks. Mm mmm I think 50 * 9 patches...

Here is my friends, working on On RINGO Lake too.
Sorry the photos is on its side.She has got her pieces out and working out where she is up to.
Maxine decided to only do a certain colourway and work with what was in her cupboard.
These colours are lovely and work really well together.
Cream, burgundy & blue.

Here are my parts all baggies up

Working out what is next...

Friday, 30 November 2018

Convergence... Scrappy Strings

My convergence quilt centre is now in one piece ......
What to do with it now.
I'll have to put my thinking cap on.
I want to make this into an AUSSIE HERO QUILT 
But to work out how to make it longer..

This is where I got my inspiration from --- 
It was a great help with the photos and instructions.

While I have been doing my stitching over the last couple of weeks I have been making string blocks.
These will be made into a string half square triangle block for CHARITY.
I will be working on these for a while.

These will be something I'll be showing my group and hopefully they will be joining  in too.

This was what I showed them on a weekend away.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Crochet Basket/Bag & HAPPY BIRTHDAY

The mood here has had to change swiftly. After yesterday, today is my husbands birthday.
We are heading out to a lovely steak restaurant & I am so hungry.

While I was  travelling I thought I would try something new.
Crocheting over some cord to what I thought would be a basket.

Mmmmmmm it's not working out very flat or even.

I have added the next ball of yarn for a bit of contrast.

I'm not sure about this one yet.

I have decided that I really don't like how it is turning out. SO OUT IT COMES...

Now I am crocheting a string bag

Here is the link to the pattern I am following.

So far, I like this much better.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018


One of the last happy photos together.
I just love the smiles.
It was on my daughters birthday..