Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Thrift shop

Most Wednesdays my sister and I head off to our favourite  thrift shop, this week rummaging amongst the books I found this for R1.00

ok thats better, can you see the needle.
There are 5 pages and each page holds 6 colours - there's a stamp on the inside says -made in England patent applied for 30577/33. I'm not taking a chance washing the cover just in case it shrinks. (looks like linen but I'm not sure)
I love this booklet, neat and compact to carry around in my stitching bag. I'm off to wind on the rest of my colours.

PS: Hi, to my newest followers Barb and Mary.

Sunday, March 21, 2010



                                    All sashing strips cut

My " beauties" have been completed , trimmed down to 8 inches and arranged in a very pleasing manner on my design wall. They look so pretty as is that I'm having second thoughts about using the sashing. Hmmm.......what to do!

                                     Best I stick to the pattern

PS: Hello to my newest follower, Shannon.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Patrick's Day

When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, 'tis like the morn in Spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away. 

luck of the Irish to you all and  Go Mbeannai Dia Duit ( May God Bless You)

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Those eyes ....captivating

click on pic to enlarge

Monday, March 8, 2010

A Pieceful Friendship

I really enjoyed doing the stitcheries in this pattern  and so happy  the top is completed.Now comes the fun part - deciding how to quilt it.
click on pic for closer look

pattern in this magazine

Saturday, March 6, 2010

NQG Open Day

Today  was our quarterly guild meeting ,open day  and quilt exhibition.We watched a DVD called Thread Therapy with Dr Bob,president of Superior Threads, really interesting. Our guest speaker was Sue Ackerman. She makes innovative quilts and wearable art and she has won numerous awards locally and internationally.One of her projects was a gorgeous jacket made with used teabags and lace overlayed with organza. ( wish I had taken a photo) So inspired after her talk and seeing a display of all her work.

purchased more fabric
and these lovely magazines- 

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Two little Peppa-jo blocks done, nine Hat stand blocks by Vicki Tucek done, a spring sampler by Maria Freitas nearly completed.