Saturday, January 25, 2014


Yesterday I had the day off work so was able to join in with FNSI in the evening.  So what did I make?
These Christmas tea towel toppers.  The middle one I still have to do the button hole and stitch on the button and it is finished.  The teatowels I got from Spotlight when down in Hastings last month. I could not resist them.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

1 Xmas Item A Month

Again this year I am joining Narelles 1 Xmas Item A Month. This year I also vow to complete one item every month. Fingers crossed.

This month I completed these mini stockings that will grace my house this Christmas.  It was good using some of my long stashed fabric for them too.

Already I have next months item planned...yay.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Shoemakers Puzzle

Yesterday in the mail I received my Showmakers Puzzle blocks from Kelly E as part of the Paper Piecers Swap club I am part of.

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

December & January Blocks Received

Here are my lastest blocks received for the QBSA and CQBSA
First up are the QBSA blocks
Received from Cathy for December
Received from Jo for January
Then for the CQBSA
From Kelly for December
And finally from Jean for the January swap

Thank you everyone for the lovely blocks.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

FNWF Update

It looks like I didn't get much done this Friday, but I did un-
stitch two sides and then re-stitch them again as I was out of alignment, so you can say I was busy.  This is the start of the fifth Sheep Virtues cross stitch named 'Courage'

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Loving The Sreen Door

Last year over summer we has what it seemed like, and probably was a million and one flies come into the house.  We had only been living here for about four months and it was driving us crazy as the nice breeze came through the back door, but so were the flies.  Out by the beach where we use to live never had this problem.

So over the winter months hubby organised this door to go up and this year hardly any flies at all.  We can have every other door and window open some with screens and others not and still hardly no flies.  They just loved coming through this door only and if anyone does leave it open ..... fly explosion.

I think it is one of the best things that has been done in the past year to this house, along with insulation we got, but that is another whole story and I will just say, if you haven't get your house insulated you don't know what you are missing.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Love Pincushions

Sewing away at my block swaps a few nights ago I keep poking in the pins into a lovely pin cushion I received in a swap last year.  The pattern was a log cabin and I thought I will make one myself and put it away for a gift.

The one I made was a little bit smaller and I started of with a 1 1/2inch square and then used 1 inch strips (finished 1/2" strips), and came up with this.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January Blocks Already Done....Yay

I am on to it this month and already finished my QBSA and CQBSA blocks for my partners.

First my Christmas block to Jean who would like any block in Christmas colours

Then to Jo, this star block in country colours

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

December Blocks Finally Finished & Ready To Post...Yay

The saying is "better late than never" and this is so true with my December blocks being sent out today.  With so much going on my best laid plans to have them done at the start of December went out the window fast.  But finally they are done and I can finally post them.
 The first is my block to Cathy (aka Craftee CC). She has changed her block preference and now is it is Starflower block - in colours of the rainbow, with a solid white OR solid black background.  So I chose purple and yellow.

Then I had Kelly N for the CQBSA and she wanted a Log Cabin in red and green with a yellow centre.

Then over at the PPBC I had another Kelly and she requested this block.

Now onto making January's blocks.

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Happy New Year Everyone

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