Category Archives: thank you

For Fraser

Exactly two weeks and two days ago, I took a chance and asked my quilty #aussiecharmswap friends if they could help me out.  You see, I needed to make a quilt  with a quick turnaround, and was flying out for a week’s holiday the following day.  So whilst lying awake in bed the night before, I thought it was worth a try…… My best friend’s (Jodie) Dad has been going through a pretty impressive battle with cancer, and he’s given it everything he’s … Continue Reading »

Sunday Stash – Fabric Therapy – Literally

I know we quilters have all used the term “fabric therapy” before.  I’ve thrown it around in the past, describing how fabric can lift my spirits and just looking through my stash can brighten my day.  Today’s stash post is literally about the therapeutic value my latest trip to a store had… You see, last week was kind of full on.  Actually, it was an exhausting few days in the middle, which I have coined “operation starting from scratch”.  My dear Dad lives … Continue Reading »

3000 – A Facebook Celebratory Giveaway!

A very exciting (and sneaky) number crept up on me…….I was doing a little makeover on the FB page today, when I noted that my number of “followers” had clicked over the 3000 mark!?!?!  What the!?!?!? So, in the spirit of celebrating, I thought how about a little old fabric giveaway??? I have a tonne of fabric.  Literally.  I have no idea what I’m going to give away, but it will be at least a few fat quarters, some scraps, maybe more!  If … Continue Reading »

Winner Winner – Tokyo Dinner!

I know, I know – It’s supposed to be winner, winner, chicken dinner – but I couldn’t help myself!  You see, whilst this post is popping up on my FB page, your inbox or wherever else you read my posts – I’m in the air on my way to Tokyo!  I am currently sitting here on the computer at home, having just finished my lunch after a last minute dash to my son’s high school to – ahemmm – sort out some “stuff”. … Continue Reading »

Modern Medallion Finish!

It is my day to wrap up this week on the Modern Medallion Quilt Along.  I got it stuck in my head a week or so ago that I would get it finished to show you all – and I meant, you know, a quilt top.  BUT – my “focus” (as my Wombat Stew friends so graciously call it) kicked in yesterday, and I put in a marathon effort.  I had it basted by lunchtime, and then put my foot down at 12.30pm. … Continue Reading »

Giving & Receiving

{GIVING}  Back at the beginning of this year, I made THIS wedding cushion for my brother-in-law and his wife to be.  I had such beautiful feedback from everyone, and one of my bloggy friends in particular – Cornelia.  In her email to me, Cornelia said she wishes she could make something like that for her own wedding.  I said I’d be happy to make her one.  And from there, I got colour scheme, names and date.  Fast forward a few months, and I … Continue Reading »

Sunday Thanks

A very BIG thank you to everyone who has popped in over the past week and taken the time to leave me a comment and enter my 500 Giveaway!  I will never cease to be amazed at the beautiful feedback I receive and the smile it brings to my face!  The winners were drawn via Rafflecopter earlier today and they were: International – Vera Australian – Christine M. Facebook – Merryn I shall endeavour to get a little parcel in the mail for … Continue Reading »

500 – A Giveaway!

Have you missed me?  It’s been almost two weeks since my last post! CRA-ZEEEEEEEE!  I have been sewing here and there, and also managed to get away for a few days (again – so spoilt!) over our long weekend last week.  But I’ve thought about blogging every. single. day.  Why?  Well…….. THIS IS MY 500TH POST!!! How amaze-balls is that?  I held off posting because I wanted to make it all exciting and have something fabulous to give-away and all that, but I’ve … Continue Reading »

Checking In

I feel like I’ve haven’t posted for AGES.  But, in reality, it’s only been a few days.  Go figure.  I think the reason I feel like this, is that I haven’t posted “personally” as such for a long time?  Well, here’s a catch up on what’s been happening in this corner of the world for the past few months….. My kids are growing up.  Like, seriously growing up, and out, and around.  We’ve celebrated a couple of birthdays….. Cadyn’s cricket cake was a … Continue Reading »

In Real Life

Yesterday was a big day for me.  I met quilters.  In real life.  Not through a computer screen.  True! Some time last year, my dear friend Gemma directed me to a Facebook group called “Quilt Club Australia” aka QCA.  It has been through this group that I have had possibly 100’s of my quilting questions answered.  Where I have been able to show others interested obsessed with quilting, my progress – no matter how shaky, how hilarious or how triumphant my progress may … Continue Reading »