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

Monday, May 11, 2009

A new quilt

I should be quilting one of the tops sitting in the sewing room but I started a new quilt .
I just love the paisleys fabric so I went and raided my stash I think it will look nice when it is done
I cut it out on Friday and today I have sewn all the blocks
I hope to get it together this week

I am likeing this pattern and am thinking about doing it again in other coloures
I hope all the moms out there had a nice Mothers day
mine was nice I cooked a roast dinner Luke came over and I had a nice long chat with Amanda
on the phone .Brendan and Rachel made me coffee and toast in bed
It was a nice day
hugs Beth

Friday, May 8, 2009

red work cushion

sorry I have not been around much but I have been sewing clothes for Lily
sorry no pics
But here is a pic of the cushion and goodies I sent to Janice in Marees swap
I had heaps of fun doing this and have now signed up for the paperbag swap Maree is running.

today has been a nice day here I have been doing the washing and some housework but I did get to cut out the new quilt I am making so I will show you all pics of that very soon
ok I go for now
hugs Beth

Friday, May 1, 2009


Well all I can say is WOW
look at this
I am soo lucky
I was in Marees redwork cushion swap this is the gift that came to my house today I just LOVE this cushion the work in it is just beautiful
thank you soooo very much Jeanette
you can go have a look at Jeanettes blog here
hugs Beth