Sunday, January 31, 2016


I know, I know, I'm in the wrong season but I just love doing Bucilla Christmas Stockings !!  I'll be doing them throughout the year so everyone will have a stocking this year.

There's something different about this snow!   It's perfect for our Aussie Christmas which is right in the middle of summer.

This stocking is heading overseas to my son and his financee in London to remind them of Christmas back home.

This Santa reminds me of building sand castles and playing volleyball on the beach - I love the little details they include like his thongs and cute 

He's a very sun smart Santa, laying under the umbrella to avoid sunburn plus he has his glasses if needed.

Only have two more stockings in my stash to do, then I'll be on the hunt for more designs.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SAL 2016

Hooray .......joining the Sunshine Quilting Patchwork and Stitchery SAL 2016' has pushed me to finish a project that I had started in December.

Adding color to embroidery adds that extra zing to the finished project, and Jo from Gemelli Girls (check them out on Facebook) showed us how to combine coloring pencils and embroidery to achieve a beautiful result permanently!

First of all, we painted a small section of our printed embroidery pattern with a fabric medium

Then we colored that section in using Derwent Inktense pencils which actually have ink in the leads

Once the whole embroidery is colored and stitched, you iron the piece which sets the color permanently. You have the option to embroider first then color in or vice versa.

Add the border and hanging sleeve and it's ready to display

This ones ready for next Christmas and I'm thinking I might go over some of my old embroideries and color them too.

Friday, January 8, 2016


Happy New Year to all the sewing/quilting bloggers out there.

This is my first 2016 post and I thought I'd start off with a bright and colourful Poppy Quilt.
(that's Poppy as in the flower, not in the Nanny and Poppy type)

A while ago, the sewing girls had a day out to The Patchwork Teahouse in Warburton, where I saw a kit for this beautiful Poppy quilt.  Luckily for me, the kit included this large Centre Panel Piece:........

Plus three other coordinating patterned materials and a bright purple plain and a vivid yellow plain.

I am well on the way and have pieced all the nine small blocks that go around the main panel piece.

Can't wait to show you how it turns out, these colors are so delightful to work with, they just inspire happiness.

Bye for now
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