Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Regular readers of this little blog might remember me blogging about the WARM project on Monday May 9th.
Well the fabulous project is now complete and is on display at the Ballarat Art Gallery.
Here's what the gallery says of the exhibition.
WARM is a textile art project that takes on big questions about our over-use of fossil fuels for heating and power, and offers an alternative that is fun and community driven.

Knitters from across Australia and beyond have created hundreds of knitted pieces including gum trees, native flowers and wind turbines to create an enormous collage which shows a landscape reclaimed from the devastating effects of environmental degradation.

The exhibition will include original artworks of the degraded and the renewed landscape by local artist Lars Stenberg. The components of the landscape have been designed by Georgie Nicolson of tikki designs.
I thought you might enjoy this video on the making of WARM.

It is free to view and open every day from 10.00am - 5.00pm.  It's on from the 3rd to the 23rd of September and I'll certainly visit.  I think it is a very exciting project.
This fabulous free pattern is for my friend Monica who adores strawberries, especially the wild ones in Sweden.
You can find the tutorial by following this LINK over at delightful Skyberries Handmade.  And if you would like to see another version pop over to Sew Me Something Good  and look at this post for a pretty pink version.

Sending Happy Birthday wishes to my lovely friend Christine MacDonald over at MacDonalds Patch.

Hope you have a delightful day

Monday, September 12, 2016

Such a great buy

Last night, as I sat making Confetti hexie flowers, I snuggled under the magnificent knee rug I bought at the CWA open day at Umina.  I squealed with delight when I spotted it for sale and it was love at first sight.  I couldn't believe it was only $20. The colours are so vibrant and beautiful.  Here it is on my bed on the NOTYQ retreat.
I thought it deserved some closeups.
With the arrival of Spring in Melbourne, it is time to add some colour to my wardrobe and adding new accessories is such a fun, easy and inexpensive way to jazz things up.
 I found this gorgeous Flying Geese Patchwork Bag at fabulous Bernina.  Just follow this LINK.  If you like to be part of a fun sew-a-long there is one for this very bag over at Ginger Peach Studio if you follow this LINK. 

Enormous thanks to everyone involved.

Hope you have a wonderful day

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Parsley, sage, rosemary and a hexie

Wouldn't it be lovely if hexie flowers really grew in the herb tub.
I think my little dragons would like to wake from their slumbers and be surrounded by hexie happiness.
This delightful set would make a brilliant gift, or would be pretty fabulous to use yourself.
You can find the pattern by following this LINK.  Enormous thanks to Sarah from wonderful My Crowded Nest for sharing it with us.

Have a wonderful day

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Two more hexies

Two Tuesday treasures for my Confetti Quilt. 

I am really enjoying making these little hexie flowers from my Tilda stash. 

Tilda in Australia is having a Showcase in September and it is well worth visiting HERE to see the calendar of posts.
My dear friend Jenny shared her project yesterday.  You can read all about it on her blog, Elefantz.
Because I subscribe to Jenny's stitchery club, I already have this dear little rabbit stitchery pattern...I must put it on my Must Do list.
I just adore Mollie Makes,
and the free projects shared at their site are fabulous too.  

This little affirmation banner is a case in point...so gorgeous and free.  You can find the pattern by following this LINK.  Thank you so much to everyone involved.

Hope your day is full of fun

Monday, September 5, 2016

Happy Monday

One happy little hexie flower to start the week

We've had another trip to hospital...but this time it was poor John.  He spent the whole Father's Day weekend in the Austin Hospital.  He's home now and feeling much better.  Having a sickie in the house is the reason I didn't blog at the end of last week...life just keeps getting in the way of this little blog.

I popped into fabulous GJ's fabric on Friday, on the way home from looking after Henry, looking for some background fabric for my Confetti Quilt.  I chose some soft blue/grey linen.   It is gorgeous fabric but I'm worried it might be too bland...I'll have to have a think about it.
Another fabulous project to put on your Christmas To Do list.

I found it at the fabulous Bernina site.  Please follow this link for the pattern and tutorial.  Enormous thanks to everyone involved in sharing this with us.

Hope you have a fun filled day

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A Lucky Duck

Just when I'm well enough to blog again, we lose our internet connection for a couple of days.  So I apologise for my absence.

A couple of months ago I entered this collage in the Uncle Tobys Grown Your Own Oats competition
and Hooray! Hooray! it won the monthly hamper giveaway.  The hamper arrived on Friday and it is huge and full of so much yummy stuff.  Enormous thanks to everyone at Uncle Tobys for sending this brilliant prize.
There was also a gardening set and a scarecrow kit for Henry
Now that I'm recovering from my fall I can sew again, which is wonderful.  Yesterday I made three more hexie flowers for my confetti quilt.
I think it is about time to go shopping for the background fabric, which will be lots of fun.
I thought this was a great idea if you want a small gift to pop in with a card.
A beautiful little folder to hold sticky notes.  Very cute and useful too.  Please follow this LINK for the pattern at fabulous Sewing Room Secrets.  Enormous thanks to Natalie for sharing it with us.

I hope you have a wonderful day and all going well I'll be back tomorrow

Monday, August 29, 2016

Concussion, whiplash and soft tissue damage

Yep, the results of my latest Multiple Sclerosis fall. Not much fun and the reason I've been missing for awhile, but I have bounced back and can now type again so it's time to get this little blog up and running again.
The next couple of weekends in Melbourne will be great for quilters and quilt admirers.
and the following weekend.
I've not been able to sew lately but here are a couple more hexie flowers for my Confetti quilt.  I made them on the NOTYQ retreat.

I'm starting to think about making a few Christmas presents and thought I'd put this one on my list.

If its quirky charm appeals to you too, please follow this LINK to Lark Crafts.  Many many thanks to Cathy for sharing it with us.

Hope you enjoy a really happy day


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