Saturday, November 17, 2012

year 12 graduation

Our youngest son Brendan and his beautiful girlfriend Annie
graduated from year 12 last week here they are about to go to their formal I love the top pic they look soo happy her dress was beautiful  .They had a fantastic night .so proud of my boy.hugs Beth

Monday, October 15, 2012

Gardners journal top done

I am so glad I have this done. I love how it looks . Now I need to decide how to quilt it
Hope you all get some sewing time today
hugs Beth

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Hi All I need your opinion's please

Youngest DS is  finishing year 12 this year and his lovely Girlfriend is wearing a cobalt blue dress to their formal I am making her a corsage I have had a play and have 2 but I don't know which one I like the best please tell me which one you think goes with the blue fabric they are on thank you

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Gardner `s Journal quilt

Just a quick post today to show you my Gardner's journal quilt all the blocks are done and together just need to add the boarders and quilt it .the pic was taken before i put the top together
hugs Beth

Friday, September 28, 2012

Rachels Quilt

I have finally  Quilted and bound My DDs first Quilt for her
She started it a few years ago and it has sat waiting for me to quilt. I love how it has turned out and Rachel has been sleeping under it so I will say she likes it as well I have also been stitching on my Gardeners journal quilt and am up to the last stitchery yay Hope to get it finished this week and put together sometime next week
Hope you are all getting some sewing time Hugs Beth

Sunday, September 16, 2012

help wanted

Just a quick post I am trying to find the pattern Butterfly Garden By Leanne Beasley I just want the pattern not the fabric BOM would anyone know where I could get  copy I would love to make this quilt
thanks for the help Hugs Beth

Lily's Quilt

My Dear friend Sam has been making her first quilt for her little girl Lily.
I am so proud of Sam as she does not sew at all but I think she has done a fantastic job on this quilt
 I think Lily likes her quilt
I have been teaching her how to sew   here are some pics of Sam sewing.The quilt is now at the quilters so I will show more pics when it is back and bound . hugs Beth

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

new quilt

I should be doing some UFOs but I had to try out my new toy sooo here is a pic of the new quilt I have started {Bec do you remember this fabric?} I am still moving it around to find a look I am happy with. I  am planing to work for an hour a week on  a UFO wish me luck . I am also trying to sort and change my sewing area around to make it work better so that means I find things I have had put away safely oh no More UFOs
ok will go now chat later hugs Beth

Sunday, August 26, 2012

some pics

Hi all well
I picked up my new toy Friday But have not had time to play with it yet .I cant wait to get it out and pic some fabric and get cutting.
 I have also finally finished my purple and green quilt this one is for our bed
I am very happy with how it looks .I still have a heap of UFOs to get to so I am going to make a list and try and work through them as fast as I can so I can start some new things

hope you are all getting time to do what you love
 Hugs Beth

Monday, August 20, 2012

New toy

  Hi All here I am back again I have been getting some sewing done and nearly have the binding sewn down on my green and purple quilt pictures to come when I Finish I have had  my baby girl home from school with tennis elbow   She is back at school today  I hope she has a good d
 I have been thinking about getting a new toy for a while now and finally decided to just do it ! so I went to my local Patchwork shop and put a GO Cutter on lay by yay I cant wait to finish paying for it and get it home to play with  I also got a couple of dies and am thinking about getting the winding ways die  as well but I will wait until I pay the cutter of to decide
There are just so many dies I would like
I hope to have some more things to show soon. My girlfriend Sam is  making her first quilt it is a simple one made with owl fabric for her Daughter Lily I will take some pics when she gets the top done .I also have my little tumbler quilt ready to quilt  and I have pulled out my Gardner's journal quilt again so some more stitching is getting done hope to get it finished in the not to distant future
ok hugs for now  Beth

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Hi all I have made some progress today it is raining so prefect sewing weather I Have put together the nine patches just need to cut them restitch and sew together it is going to be BIG
 The little tumbler now has the boarders attached last post it was laying on a pink blanket looked OK so I went with pink for the boarders . I am going to  craft tonight so more sewing for me
hugs Beth

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


 oh dear I did it again I have not done a post in so long I don't know if anyone would still be reading ? but here goes I have found some mojo It was away for a while  soooo I have been doing a little sewing the top pic is a layer cake I love Aster manor It is the first Layer cake I have ever had  I am turning it into a giant disappearing nine patch and the  2nd pic is progress the 3rd pic is A little quilt I am making from scraps a friend gave me they were offcuts from her go cutter  .Well another friend has a go cutter as well and she let me have a play last Sunday this is what I have made from my scraps I think it is sooo cute I am hoping to get some pale pink fabric to do the  boarder in 
so I seem to be back at it again yay I am also doing th4e binding on a small quilt and need to make and sew on the binding for a quilt for our bed  .I hope to have some more progres shots soon
Hugs Beth

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Hi All I have been so slack in blogging lately but I do have a reason !Our family has been  going through some changes .I have not said much about  our work life on the blog but I am so excited to tell you that My Dh who has been on a dis Pension for a few years has been able to get a job YAY it  means so much to us he is getting better and is more like his old self  :)     I have had a friend move back to town with her little girl so I have had some lily time she is so much fun
and I have also had a Birthday yes I am 40 wow how did that happen
we had a quiet dinner and I got some lovely gifts .

ok this was just a short update I will try and get back sooon
hugs Beth

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter

I hope you all have a safe and Happy Easter
I will get back here soon with some sewing  my mojo has taken a very long  holiday .I hope it will return very soon  I have some beautiful fabric waiting to be made into something and some tops I need to quilt ,'This beautiful girl is Mary Jane my DDs bunny
hugs Beth

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


we are home safe from our trip . It was so nice to see  our DD and SIL to be again I thin we all had a good time even if it was very busy  .Here are some pics of our family at the engagement BBQ

 our family with future Sil Luke next to Amanda and we hope one day future Dil Krystle in pink next to our  Luke .
 Amanda and Luke at the beach
and our family at the museum Amandas Luke took the pic  .
we  all had a good time  It is nice to be home but I miss my Bubby .
Not much sewing has been going on but I did get some fabric at the thrift shop the other day so I had better get sewing to use some of the growing stash
hugs Beth

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A big adventure

I am excited to say  we are going on a big Adventure now for some it will  not a big deal but for our family it is huge  Our darling Daughter Amanda And the fab man in her life Luke are engaged and we are going to MELBOURNE for the party  . now I must say I have only ever flown once 22 years ago in an aerial ambulance so to say I am a bit nervous would be an understatement and our children have never flown   so they are very excited  .Hubby has flown a  few times so he knows what to expect  so if any of you travelers out there have any tips for me I would love to hear them  and also any things in Melbourne I should not miss bearing in mine we have a Tiny budget .I will be taking heaps of pics to show your all when we get back  just think in less than one week I can give my big girl a hug
hugs Beth

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

one item a month for Christmas

yay I got in just in time
this is  for a gift so I am not showing all of it
Hugs Beth

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Thrift find

Oh dear I don't know if I am very lucky or just crazy!

I was at a local thrift store yesterday and found a bag full of fabric and on the outside it said Quilt cut out and started $5. well what was I to do leave her there no way  so I payed my money and home she came BUT  there is not enough of one of  the  fabrics sooo I need to work out what to do either look for a matching fabric or unpick what is done and use a different fabric. What would you do Ideas please ????? I think it will be a lovely quilt when it is done
hugs Beth

Sunday, January 8, 2012

First finish 2012

My beautiful Family gave me a new phone for Christmas so I needed to make a new phone case for it
I grabbed an old sunglasses case[ the soft ones] cut it to fit and covered it with some beautiful fabric I recycled from a skirt I found at a thrift  I am really happy with how it looks and it is a nice safe holder for my phone

Hope you are all getting some sewing time hugs Beth