Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year

To all my family and friends out in blogland Have a safe and happy 2010
hugs Beth

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

just playing

I have been having a play with Picasa don't know what I am doing yet but here are some pics of the kids from a few years ago
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

The turkey is done the kids are outside playing the gifts have all been unwrapped
and just look at the beautiful bag I got from Helena in Sweden I love it thank you
and Thank you chookyblue .I have had so much fun doing this Christmas swap can I sign up for next year now LOL

Merry Christmas to one and all
hugs Beth

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

That time of year

my wish for all my Family and friends is a happy safe Christmas and NewYear Hugs Beth

Monday, December 14, 2009


just thought I would show you all a pic of the ornament I made for my swap friend

hugs Beth

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Currans Quilt

Currans Quilt
my Best friend Bec has had a quilt made for her son for I will not say how long LOL
and this year she wanted to have it quilted for him for Christmas. Now I am only learning to use my short arm machine but Bec was happy for me to do the Quilting in fact she told me I HAD to do it Just a LITTLE PUSH FROM A FRIEND hehe.
So yesterday I loaded and quilted Currans Quilt I so hope she is happy with it
now it is not perfect but it is done
here are a couple of pics dont you just love the scrappy look of this quilt
and thanks for the push Bec

hugs Beth

Monday, December 7, 2009

swap gift

Today I got some fantastic mail my swap gift all the way from Helena in Sweden

I have opened my ornament and will put the cute red balls on the tree when the kids get home from school
my other gift is under the tree waiting for Christmas
hugs Beth

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Hi well as some of you know last year I got myself a short arm quilting Machine what you don't know is how much trouble I have had with it

The person I got it from while lovely has not been any help
I have had broken belts that I had a very hard time getting skipt stitches and no stitches .The people who make this machine are no longer in business so I have not been able to get any help.
But yesterday I had a win
played and fiddled and yes I did my first Panto WOO HOO
I am so glad I did not give up
My Machine Is A Design A Quilt brand so if any one out there has any info on them I would love to hear from you.
here are a couple of pics of the quilt I am working on at the moment

hugs Beth

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Oh dear

seems I was set as a no reply blogger
thank you Sarah
all fixed now I hope
hugs Beth

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

its away

My SSCS gift is on its way
I have had so much fun doing this and I hope my person is happy with what I am sending
hugs Beth

Monday, November 16, 2009

oh I love mail

Oh I am just so lucky I won this beautiful [Under Lock and Key] block Keeper pattern from the fantastic Joy over at
I cant believe that it turned up today I love fast mail
I am going to get sewing on this in the Christmas holidays oh I cant wait
thank you Joy I just love it
Hugs Beth

Saturday, November 7, 2009

no pics

Hi all
I have finished my sscs swap goodies and they are ready to post YAY
I hope to get some sewing done now that I can show pics of
I hope you are all doing something fun today
hugs Beth

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A little stitching

I have been doing a little stitching
I have not been on here much my computer is on a go slow at the moment and it takes forever to load anything grrr
hugs Beth

Monday, October 5, 2009

More flowers

here are a few more flowers in my garden
hugs Beth

Friday, October 2, 2009


here are the pics of the flowers in my garden

I have not been doing much sewing lately and none that I can show
but I was going to add some pics of our garden we have not been here for a year yet and it is a nice surprise to see the lovely flowers that are popping up everywhere well BLOGGER is not playing nice and I cant upload my pics
I will try again later
hope you are all doing something fun
hugs Beth

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Hi Fiona is having a sale over at
go over have a look and stock up on some yummy fabric
hugs Beth

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

wow amazing things

go look at my side bar and check it out amazing things are going on in blogland

hugs beth

Thursday, August 27, 2009

my machine cover

I decided to take up the challenge over at Jennies Blog
to make a sewing machine cover you need to make a cover in august to be in the draw for a prize:}
so today I had some time and had a play around with some chenille and a vintage doily
I have added a pocket to the front and one on the side to keep the foot and book in
I think I need to play around with the fit a bit more But I am happy with how it looks
I hope you are all doing something fun
hugs Beth

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

In the mail

I have been very lucky lately and have won 2 fantastic giveaways the beautiful Woodstock pattern is from Toni and just look at my owl from Mandy
I am soooo very blessed to won these fantastic gifts so to both of you big
hugs Beth

Saturday, August 15, 2009

crochet update

Hi just doing a little update on how I am going with my blanket it is growing slowly but I am happy with it so far

Not a lot of sewing has been going on at my house lately but I do hope to change that soon Jenny making some machine covers and I think I will join her and make one as well I have a few ideas so that is my plan for today along with the washing lol
hope you are all doing something fun today hugs Beth

Friday, August 7, 2009


I have seen some beautiful yarn goodies on some blogs and because I have wanted to learn to crochet for a long time I decided to give it a go and here is the start of my big blanket. I am going to just do it in different coloured stripes and see how it goes what do you think ??
hugs Beth

Saturday, August 1, 2009

new quilt

here is my new quilt
I was lucky to get a beautiful charm pack from Fiona in the recent swap I was in
this is what I am doing with it I had some blue linen [it is not sooooo blue in real life]that I got from a thrift store I think I payed 5o cents for it I wanted something to put on the back of the lounge so I out this together
I am happy with it now I just need to get some backing fabric and quilt it
I have not been doing much in the sewing room lately but hope to get back into it soon
hugs Beth

Sunday, July 19, 2009

lucky mumma

I would have to be the luckiest mummy in the world look at the beautiful wall hanging my eldest DD Amanda made for me
for my birthday back in may it came in the mail last week I love it soooo very much I also have a table runner and a cushion she made me out of the same fabric

I just need to get a nice hanger to hang it up at the moment I am using a cat toy LOL
I will be back soon with some pics of a new project I am working on
hugs Beth

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Hanky quilt

I have a girlfriend that is going through a tough patch at the moment so I decided to make here a little quilt
about a year ago she gave me her mums sewing things because her mum could not sew any more and my friend is not crafty when I was going through the sewing boxes I came across some hankies all neatly washed and Ironed at the time I thought I would like to do something with them but put them back in the box and left them to age .

well now I have done something with them and I hope my friend is happy with her little quilt it smells of her mums perfume so I hope it will be a comfort when she is in need of a hug hugs Beth

Thursday, July 2, 2009

thrift finds

I just had to show you the good finds I had today
I hope to finish the little stitchery and add it to some Christmas decorations
the little book will be for sewing ideas I hop we to hang the wall hanging in the laundry and the vintage sheet is going into me growing stash I hope to get enough to make a summer quilt from them and the little cards are just because I like them.
I will be going now I am working on a gift for a friend I will show pics when I am finished
hugs Beth

Thursday, June 25, 2009


wow I got my parcel from the amazing Fiona
today and I must say I have been totally spoilt I love everything my bag is just beautiful as is the needle book .

I will put them both to good use and Fiona also sent me some goodies some buttons a tape measure , thread, chocolate and a charm pack of yummy fabric

so here is a big thank you to Fiona and also to Maree I have love being in this swap

Now Fiona look out next week for your goodies

hugs Beth

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

its done

Here is a sneak peak of the something I made for my swap friend it is all finished and ready to send
I have loved making this and I think I will make it again
Hugs Beth

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


this post is for mum
I am not a knitter but I would love to be one so I have decided to try here is a scarf that I made last night I am happy with it it is sewn together to make a circle
prefect for the cold mornings we are getting now
hugs Beth

Monday, June 8, 2009

swap goodies

I got my swap goodies today and I cant wait to get started and
the chocolate is yummy thank you
hugs Beth

Sunday, June 7, 2009

my little quilt

I hope you have all had a wonderful long weekend I have had some time to sew and here is my little quilt made from charm squares white fabric and a flannel baby wrap
I love this little quilt it is soo snugly
sorry the pics are not very good it was getting a bit late to get good ones

that's all from me for today
but I think I need to raid my stash and make a big coin quilt now
hugs Beth

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Well I have been playing today
I received some charm squares in a giveaway before Christmas and I have been thinking about what to make with them

then I was looking around some beautiful blogs and got an Idea soooooo I had a play I will show a full pic when I get the binding sewn down but I just want to say it is amazing what you can do with about 15 charm squares some fabric and a flannel baby wrap
I am soo happy with this
woo hoo
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend sewing
hugs Beth

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

paper bag swap

Ok first I would like to say thanks for the birthday wishes
I had a lovely day and Mum [nanna Mary] and Dad poppy Pete came up to see me it was a lovely surprise
now for the swap
here are the things i am sending
I have not added the chocolate to the pic but it is in the parcel oh I cant wait to see what my partner makes with these ok I will go for now hugs Beth

Friday, May 22, 2009

Dont forget the chocolate is done

As I sit here and type this dont forget the chocolate is in the dryer getting all crinkly .
I am so glad to have this done and yes I did quilt it on the big machine
I am not 100% happy with my quilting but for only my 2nd quilt it is ok.
I love this quilt and I think it will be my snuggle quilt for the lounge
LOL I did a pieced binding useing left over scraps from the quilt and I think it looks good

it has been a cool day and it loks like we are in for some rain tonight. I hope it holds off untill later
our local show is on so we will go for a drive tonight and see if the fireworks are on
we do this every year
hugs Beth

Saturday, May 16, 2009

oh dear

oh dear I was trying to change my template background and I have lost all my favourites
[shhhh I had help from DH] and my counter my clock oh dear a lot of stuff
now I have to do some reading and try and work out how to fix this

Friday, May 15, 2009

a nice afternoon

I had a lovely afternoon yesterday
Maree came to visit and she gave me the beautiful doorstop I won on her blog I just love it
Thank you Maree
we had a really nice time chatting and we walked down town and Maree did a Little shopping I love the fabric Maree
then we had coffee
and walked home.
Maree had a fall on a tree root on the footpath on the way home
she is a bit stiff sore now but
I do hope she gets better quickly
thank you for the visit Maree I cant wait to see you again .

my treasures
today hubby and Rachel and I went garage saleing we found some nice sales but some of the prices were a tad high
but the last sale we went to I got
this beautiful little frame and stitchery for $2
and the 2 blue pieces of fabric for $1.50 each
they are about 1 metre each
so I am happy

I hope you are all doing some sewing today

hugs beth

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Quilt top done

Ok so here it is
I am happy with it but I still am not sure about the dark pink
I will be binding it in the dark pink as well so maybe that will help ????
I would love some feedback on this I seem to struggle picking fabrics to go together this top is big enough to sit nicely on my Queen bed and
it was really fast to do .
I have spent the day doing housework so I can play in the craft room tomorrow
I would like to make a doll and I want to try painting her feet so I hope it is a nice day
hugs Beth