Monday, December 27, 2010

beautiful gift

I just had to show you all the beautiful gift I got from Carole in Chookys SSCS
I love it and the chocolate was a big hit I did get some and have 2 stashed for myself LOL

I have managed to get myself a summer cold so I feel rather yucky and it is still raining here .Still we are not yet as wet as some.I hope it clears soon .
hugs Beth

Friday, December 24, 2010

From my Family to yours
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy new year
thank you for all the friendship in 2010 I look forward to catching up with everyone in blogland in the new year
hugs Beth

Monday, December 20, 2010

been busy

Hi all sorry I have not been around much I have been doing a little craft but nothing I can show till after Christmas .
I will take this time to wish you and yours a safe and happy Christmas and New year
will do a longer post with pics as soon as I get myself organised

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas mail

Today the mail came and Look at what I now have Carole from was my secret Santa in Chookys sscs .
customs had a little look inside but everything was all safe and sound when I opened it .
I just love my tree decoration Caroles Hubby Stephen turned it for me I will treasure it always it was snug in some red fabric and there is a chocky as well
I will be good and save my main gift for Christmas so it is now under the tree
so thank you Carol for being my Santa and chooky for organising this swap again
hugs Beth

Friday, December 3, 2010

In the garden

Hubby and I were looking around the garden today between showers and this little fellow was flying around the flowers he was sooo fat and cute I just had to get a pic I took a heap but this is the only one he would sit still for
hugs Beth

Monday, November 29, 2010

we had a party

Last week our eldest son turned 21 so we had a small party on the weekend his sister came up from Melbourne with her boyfriend and we had family and friends from away here it was a fantastic night this is our little family together again after 2 years fantastic

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

cross stitch giveaway

My Mummy is having a giveaway on her blog
it ends on the 25th so get on over you will need to scroll down to the giveaway post
and enter hugs Beth

Monday, November 22, 2010

I have been playing

I have been playing when I should have been doing housework
I started with this .
then thought I would like it bigger so I added some stitcherys

I have changed it a little more but I will show it again when it is done
let me know what you all think
I would love to know hugs Beth

Friday, November 19, 2010

my gift is on its way

I am happy to report that my gift is on its way to ********** sorry cant tell you
I hope she likes what I have sent .
I have been doing some other sewing and have also sent of my November blocks for the swap I am in
now I just need get stuck into my stitching round the block sewing
hugs Beth

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

stitching around the block

I have joined Peg, Maree and Lynda in the stitching around the block swap I have done my stitchery and gathered my fabric to send on to Maree early next week
I love how the stitchery has turned out The cottage garden thread I have used is beautiful
hope you are all getting some sewing time
hugs Beth

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

block from Debbie

I am a little late putting this beautiful block on my blog but here it is this one is from Debbie I cant wait to make this quilt it is going to be so beautiful with all of my fantastic blocks
hugs Beth

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A win and some sewing

I have been so very lucky I won a giveaway on Sues blog It is fabric for and eye spy jigsaw quilt

it is fantastic I am hoping to make it after Christmas Thank you Sue

I have been doing some sewing a lot I cant show as it is for swaps but I did have some fun today

My friends little girl Lily was 3 this month and I have made her a late gift she got a little girl kitchen so I made her an apron some oven mitts and a chief hat I hope she has fun playing with them
Have fun sewing hugs Beth

Friday, October 15, 2010

Block for Debbie

This is the block I have made for Debbie in the swap I hope she likes it
Hugs Beth

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Quilted Hug for Alex

Quilted hug

In August the call was sent out by crafty pug A quilted hug was needed by one of our swap buddies Alex

I was very happy to join the other girls in making a block to add to this beautiful quilt .Alex now has her quilt and I wish her all the best in time to come
the block I sent it is called love in the mist
hugs Beth

Monday, October 4, 2010

cute giveaway

there is a very cute giveaway going on over at
go have a look and comment

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Block for Leena

here is the block I made for Leena in the block swap
I hope she likes it hugs Beth

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

another beautiful block

This is the beautiful block I got from Minette . I love all of my blocks and cant wait to make my quilt
hugs Beth

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Look at this I love it a while ago I signed up for a PIF on Pegs blog
and this is the Beautiful runner Peg made for me
I love everything about it . Thank you Peg
also I am going to offer a PIF [ pay it forward] on my blog very soon so start thinking about if you would like to sign up details will come later
I hope you are all getting some sewing time
hugs Beth
just adding the rules...
.Three people join in my PIF.I must send a hand made gift to the 3 people on my list within 365 days.In turn, the 3 people who have joined my PIF must also host their own and ask for 3 people to join.They then must send a handmade gift to each of their 3 players within 365 days.There is no set time to send the gifts, so long as they are sent within 365 days of hosting your PIF.Please leave me a comment if you'd be interested in playing along with me......
come on sign up you know you want to LOL

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Here is another beautiful blok from the swap I am in this one was made for me by Leena I love it Hugs Beth

Saturday, September 4, 2010

another fantastic giveaway

Hi Just had to pop in and tell you all about another fantastic giveaway going on in this big blog world of ours go have a look
hugs Beth

Sunday, August 22, 2010


As some of you know I have a short arm quilting machine and it has been giving me problems well today it was working so I took the chance to get a quilt quilted I was almost done when I smelt something strange and then I new what I was smelling was smoke NOOOOOO the motor has burnt out BOO HOO Hubby is going to have a look online later and see if we can get another one but for now I am sad this machine has been a problem ever since I got it but we are not wealthy and this was all I could afford so I hope it can be fixed wish me luck I am going to go find some chocolate now and sulk hugs Beth

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Hi I have just found a fantastic giveaway on this Blog
go over have a Read and enter good luck
hugs Beth

Monday, August 16, 2010

For Maria

here is a pic of the block I have sent to Maria in the swap I hope you like it
hugs Beth

Thursday, August 12, 2010

another beautiful block

Here is my 2nd block from the swap I am in. This one is from Maria it is beautiful I cant wait to get this quilt together
hugs Beth

Thursday, August 5, 2010

First Block

look what came in the post today my first block from the swap I am in
Sue made this block for me I just think it is soo beautiful Thank you Sue hugs Beth

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Beautiful win

I have been so very lucky in the blog world the other Julie at had a giveaway and I won today in the post this is what I got I love everything thank you so much Julie
hugs Beth

Saturday, July 31, 2010

swap block

last week I joined a block swap if you click the button in my side bar you can get some more info well this is the block I have made for Sue I am happy with how it turned out
hugs Beth

Monday, July 26, 2010

Treasure hunting

on Friday I popped into one of our local opp shop's and found some treasure
don't you just love Black work .There were a lot of different stitched things and one amazing black work sampler in a nice frame I looked wanted it sooo much but did not have the cash on me so I walked away for the rest of the day I thought about that sampler and decided to go back on sat morning to see if it was still there
you guessed it the shop was closed oh well come on Monday I got down there as soon as I could and was amazed to fine it still sitting in the same spot it is now on my wall and I love it
here are all the bits I got

this is quite big 18 inch x19 inches
hugs Beth

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I just had to share this with you all
see the little girl in the pic well that is my mum and she made me the beautiful table mat I feel so lucky to have found her she is my birth mum and my life is fuller from having found her
thank you Mum I love you

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I have loaded a quilt and hope to get it quilted this week have had more problems with this machine but I am not giving up on it yet I need to think about how to quilt this one not sure if I want to do a panto or some freehand I will keep you all posted
It is cold here tonight so I am heading to bed with a good book
hugs Beth

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A pillow

While looking around on some blogs the other day I came across one that I loved
here is the link to
I fell in love with her pillows so emailed to ask if I could copy and here is what I have done
it is our family initial and the year we were married I love it
so this is my first finish for June
don't know that I will get anything else done but I am still plugging along on my Gardeners journal so all is good
hugs Beth

Monday, June 14, 2010

bolck 2

Well I have gotten around to sewing this block together
so now there are 2 done .I hope to get some more stitchery done this month to catch up to the other girls doing this quilt
it has been a quiet weekend for us just staying at home and sewing doing housework and listening to all the revelers at our Local [ worlds greatest pub crawl] event
some of the costumes were amazing and some were a little small for such cool weather

ok I will be back soon with some more sewing
hugs Beth

Thursday, June 10, 2010

new to me hall stand

I was lucky the other day and was given this hall stand it was heading for the scrap pile and a friend thought of me . I have added a few things to it and now it is in my front room
sorry about the pic I took in on my phone No sewing going on at the moment but I hope to get to it soon
hugs Beth

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Birthday gift

As you know it was my Birthday at the end of last month and my dear Mummy and Daddy gave me some spending money to go thrift shopping or garage sales or such well I was out looking around the other day and found this
I love it
such pretty flowers
It is signed by the artist and has some info on the back it reads
Artist Nella Shpakoff
I would love to find out some more about this artist I love this painting and would love to know its story
Thank you Mum and Dad for my Beautiful birthday gift
hugs Beth

Monday, May 31, 2010

I won

WOW I am so happy
A little while ago and amazing girl had a giveaway on her blog
and I won Today when I came home for a little opp shopping my prise was in the mailbox and just look at the yummy goodness I have a beautiful fatquater of fabric that I got to pick from Nic`s own range and an amazing tea towel
I had to take the pic on my new kitchen mat to show how well it will go in there but it will not be getting used to drying the dishes I am going to frame
I will be back soon with some more things to show you from my opp shopping and a new book
hugs for now Beth

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Scottish nannas giveaway

Just a quick post to let you all know my mummy scottishnanna is doing a little giveaway on her blog
it is very cute so hop on over and take a look
hugs Beth

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

another year older

Today is my Birthday so another year has gone and I just wanted to thank you all for your comments and visits to my blog
and because I had to add a pic here is me as a little 2 year old hugs Beth

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

look at this

Hi all just found a fab giveaway but you had better run and enterit ends soon and tell her I sent you

hugs Beth

Thursday, May 13, 2010

first block done

I have been stitching today and finished my first block for my Gardeners journal quilt I am so happy with it so far
I hope to get some more stitching done this weekend hugs Beth

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

my top is done

I have been busy with life lately so I have not done as much sewing as I would like. So today I decided to get the housework done early and then spend some time in the sewing room and here is what I did my top is now done. I am so happy with how it has turned out so far But now I need to think about what colour cotton to quilt it in any suggestions ????
now I am going to go have a cuppa and then I hope to get some more done on my gardeners Journal quilt that I am behind on oops
Higs Beth

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

I just want to say HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to my 2 amazing Mothers
and I wish all the mums that read my blog a safe and relaxing day
Hugs Beth

Saturday, April 17, 2010


I Have made a start on my stitching I am doing red work I have seen a couple done this way and I love them
I still don't know what fabric I am going to use
I thought I would use some scraps but I don't have enough to make it work so I will keep stitching until I decide what to use . I hope you are all doing something fun this weekend
hugs Beth

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter Bunnies

I had a play today and made 2 Easter Bunnies I love how they turned out
now I have 2 finishes for March
Hugs Beth

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

slow going

well I am starting to feel a bit better. So I have been trying to get this quilt together
I am loving it I found the tut on
I was lucky and had my DH cut a template from polycarbonate it made the cutting sooo easy
I hope to get it sewn together this week .
looks like a mess of fabric but then yay It is starting to look like it should
I would love to here what you think of it so far ?
ok I will be going now I am cooking pumpkin soup for dinner yum and I better go check it

hugs Beth

Saturday, March 6, 2010

one step at a time

sorry I have not been around much I had a overnight stay in hospital last Monday night and a small op
nothing serious but quiet pain full so I am feeling sore and sorry this week and things are going very slowly
I made a start on my new project last weekend but have just not felt like doing much more on it yet I hope to get back to it soon.

It has been raining here almost not stop for over a week now and things are looking good but getting very soggy
hope you are all doing something fun today
hugs Beth

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I decided to spoil myself and get this I have a plan but it may take a while
hugs Beth

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Little Shabby

Here is my first finish for Feb
I just love this little wall hanging and cushion set by Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry stitches
I hope you are all getting some sewing time
Hugs Beth

Friday, February 5, 2010

next in line

Hi all sorry I have not been on here much have been having some phisio on my back I fell down the back steps about 8 months ago and have never felt better so went and had it looked at I have done the ligaments in my left hip grr so I need to have a brace on and do some special exercises hope it gets better very soon
ok here is the next project in line I had picked other fabrics but they were just not doing it for me so I went and shopped the stash and this is the new fabric I am going to use I am much happier with this choice
hope to get something done this weekend
hugs Beth