Monday, September 27, 2010


Hello, my name is Bobby and you can read all about me here. mrgreen

Friday, September 24, 2010

Give Away At Millie's Blog

Over on Millie's Quilting blog, she's having a give away and look what it is. eek Like WOW exclaim

Wouldn't mind winning this give away.

If you'd love a chance at winning this amazing prize......

Good luck mrgreen

You're only limited by your imagination.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hexi Swap For September 2010

I've been so busy in my sewing room, but I can't show you what I have been making. Its for the F-R-I-E-N-D-S swap and Donna is a follower. twisted Can't show you until Donna has the parcel and has opened all 7 gifts.......hehehe

But I can show you this month's hexi swaps.

This is the one I have made for Purple2 on the Craft Forum. I'm really proud of this one and I love the colours of the stitchery. I took the stitchery from this month's Country Threads. Thought it was so pretty.

Miss Nance sent me a crazy hexi. I love it, those crazy looks are so cool. I haven't attempted any crazy patch sewing yet. But its on my list.

This is the 15th month that we have been swapping hexis and its been so much fun.

I was thinking I'll start putting together the "Crisp Delight" table runner of Dawn's. Its all cut up and ready for piecing. After sewing for everyone else..... be nice to make something for myself.

Then I'll go back to working on the Friends Swap for Donna.

You're only limited by your imagination.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

My Mum's Sewing Seat.

When I look at something that is given to me, I love to know the stories that go with it. It makes the gift more personal and special in my books.

When my Mum died back in 1994, I was given all her knitting books and needles. I was the main knitter out of us 3 daughters. They are treasured and will go to Amy at some stage down the road.

This month I was given another very special item of my Mum's. One thing I never thought would be given to me. Always figured it would go to one of my other 2 sisters.

My mum's sewing stool.

I was blown away when Dad offered the stool to me.

Inside I'm going to keep my sewing basket and my DMC threads. Even though the seat is solid made, I don't want too much weight stored inside it.

Really cool thing is, it has coasters underneath, makes it easy for moving in and out from the sewing table. Also the seat is a little bit higher than the kitchen chair I was using.

I'm sitting here trying to explain to you how the gift has affected me, but I can't put it into words.

When I go into my sewing room now, I see Pa's beautiful gift of the sewing table and then Mum's sewing seat........................ it's rather over whelming to think Pa & Dad have given me something so special and that it feels my heart with so much love.

My mum never saw me take an interest in sewing, laughed when the two words (sewing/Leanne) was used in the same sentence.

So when I see her next, my "Dream bag" will be overflowing with show and tell.

You're only limited by your imagination

Thursday, September 16, 2010

HUGGLES For Blackwood Hospital

Yesterday Pat & I traveled up to the Blackwood Hospital for an Asthma appointment with his specialist. We take a couple of trains for this appointment and we see it as a day out and it saves driving all that way.

I spoke to a lady at the hospital and they are happy to receive a bundle of HUGGLES for the children at the hospital.

So I'm putting the call out for some softies for Pat & myself to take up to the Blackwood Hospital mid November.

That gives us about 2 months to make some softies for the kids who stay in hospital.

If you would like to help...... that will be wonderful and once you have them made, contact me and I'll give you a postal address.

You're only limited by your imagination

Thursday, September 9, 2010

First Flower Hexi

I have always admired the hexagons in photos when I am browsing a quilting magazine. When I saw the first hexi flower in the fabric, so to speak....... I was hooked.

I wanted to learn who to make them and I just couldn't believe my luck when the hexi flower swap came up on the Craft Forum.

My first ever hexi was sent to Norma.

I have picked for these swaps a cream centre with either red/burgundy, yellow, green or purple petals. Just had a hard time picking a colour and so I thought why not give my swapper a free choice.

As it was a down the line swap mine was from Elly. I love the play of the fabric for the petals.

Really looking forward to this monthly swap.

You're only limited by your imagination.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cutting Up A Monday

Monday of this week I decided to spend my sewing time cutting fabric for some projects I have waiting to be made. There is something about cutting fabric I find relaxing.

Our old 21 year old portable TV died and so I have only a radio for company in my sewing room. Unless I take my laptop in and play DVD movies.

So I moved my sewing table into the lounge room and for the first time since Pa bought me the sewing table, I was cutting fabric outside the sewing room. The sewing cabinet has made such a difference to my sewing room.

I had the TV on and started cutting just before Dr. Phil started. I wanted to get 4 table runners ready by the end of the day. I wasn't going to push myself and I wasn't going to be annoyed if I didn't get them all cut out.

On my list was Dawn Hay's "Crisp Delight" table runner for myself with the Lakeside Resort Moda 2 & 1/2 inch squares I won on her give away.

Amy's table runner in Christmas fabric, my Christmas table runner and also one for Anne (Amy's second mum) in a Christmas theme as well.

TV makes a great background noise when concentrating on measuring fabric. This photo was taken just before 2 pm and Oliver was on the phone (up the telephone pole) taking to a guy in the city about Arnold the pig being the possible heir to millions of dollars. That was part one and I didn't get to see part 2 as I was with my sewing sisters.

By this time the fabric for Dawn's "Crisp Delight" was cut and bagged. I was then playing with Christmas fabrics try to match them up.

By this time lunch had been and gone and I was working on the Christmas Table runners. Mine & Anne's will be from the same pattern. Amy's will be one of Vicki's patterns from Tozz's Corner.

When I start to piece them together I'll show you what patterns they are.

You'll also be happy to know in the afternoon shows that E.J. is still annoyed with Sammy and Nichole is starting to squirm more with the baby swap. And for the people who haven't watched in in years. John and Marlena have left the show and we do have some new story

Judge Judy kicked butt as always. Then it was a DVD until The bold & the ugly came on.

Cutting was going great by the way and another couple of table runners were bagged and ready for piecing.

Time then to move into the kitchen to feed the fur kids and Patrick & myself. Dishes done and back to the slave table.

By now it was Two & a Half Men, doesn't matter how many times I watch this show I still laugh.

Last table runner to be done and then it was clean up time.

All finished and bagged, ready to be put together. I have the fabric for the 2 table runners the same packed into the same bag.

Figured I may as well vac the sewing room while the cabinet was out, then it was time to pack it all away.

Now to lay down and and watch Criminal Minds and bask in the knowledge I has achieved what I set out to do at about 11 am that day.

Hope your Monday was as rewarding as what mine was.

You're only limited by your imagination.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ricrac And Roses Cushion

When I saw this cushion called Ricrac And Roses in Country Threads Vol 9 No 12 I just had to make it.

The fabric I used was left over from other cushions I have either made for myself or other people. Only item I had to by was the fabric for the back of the cushion and the ricrac.

I have heaps of ricrac in my sewing room and was rather shocked to think I didn't have any in colours to suite my cushion. Good excuse to go to the new Lincraft a couple of suburbs from where we live.

This cushion was very easy to make and I just love it.

Over the next few days I hope to post lots of things I have been getting up to over the last week. I have been running out of hours in my day and so the posts have been a bit slow. Even as I type this, tea is cooking and then its dishes and a shower.

Then some beautiful fabric needs to be sorted out, that I was given. I feel blessed by this beautiful woman's gift as we have never met.

You're only limited by your imagination.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

HUGGLES From New Zealand

Chris in New Zealand has sent me a cute little duck for our HUGGLES For Kids drive.

Isn't he just a happy little duck and I am sure he's going to get up to lots of mischief with a little human friend down the track.

Thanks so much Chris for sending him all the way over from New Zealand. I'll check you blog tonight as well, to see if your okay after the earthquake.

Percy has been making friends with the little duck too, guess Percy is a bit lonely with Petunia & Rodney on their honeymoon.??

Chris's little duck is the first softy in the second round. So he's looking for some friends to hang out with. If you would like to make a softy or two for my HUGGLES For Kids drive, you are most welcome. Just need to contact me when your ready to send.

You're only limited by your imagination.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Apron Swap Open Day

If you heard a rustling noise today, it'll be the ladies in the Apron Swap opening their pressies. As today was opening day, after us having the parcels in our houses for goodness knows how many days.

I just went to find a photo of the apron I made Julie and I didn't take one. Bugger evil

Julie's was a 1/2 apron with apples all over the main fabric with pockets that matched the lining on the back and ties.

Julie's apron she made is just so me and I love it. Lots of bright ladies covering the front fabric with green pockets and ties.

I use aprons all the time in the kitchen and have been known to almost go shopping in one. My clothes have never stayed so clean since I started wearing them a few years ago.

I even have 1 from Alcatraz Prison when Amy went to the USA 2 years ago.

Thanks Julie I love it and it'll be worn, dirtied, washed and ironed for years to come.

I was also a bit spoilt with a lovely bracelet and a green fat flat of fabric.

Thanks for being my swap partner Julie. mrgreen

Thanks also for all your positive comments about the softies post from yesterday too.

You're only limited by your imagination.

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