Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hexie obsession

My hexie flower collection is growing. I only made one last night but I do think it is quite pretty.
A few years ago I really enjoyed embroidering hexie flower centres.

So I was very excited to read about fabulous Mollie's

Only $5 and it sounds like it will be lots of of course I signed up.  You can read more about it HERE at wonderful Wild Olive.
I think it is the gorgeous fabric which first attracted me to this bag.  But once I read the pattern I realised just how good it is so I had to share.
It is called the 1 Yard Magic Hobo Bag and is very kindly shared by Caroline at wonderful Sew Can She.  You can find the pattern and a great tutorial by following this LINK.

Hope you enjoy a wonderful day

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A few hexies...

...have joined the little stack but I've only completed two rows of the quilt so I've got a long way to go.
This week I'll be working on my homework for the class I do with Di Ford Hall each month.  I always look forward to a trip to lovely Sewn and Quilted and the chance to spend the morning with wonderful, inspiring Di.  Hope you get the chance to work on a favourite project too.
I just love this quilt made by clever Cynth at Hyacinth Quilt Designs.
It uses a traditional block called Squash Blossom and lucky us, Cynth very kindly shares a tutorial showing us how to make it.  Please follow this LINK to find it. Enormous thanks to Cynth for sharing it with us.
Hope you enjoy a wonderful day

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Turning Japanese

I do wish I hadn't started singing Turning Japanese as I wrote those words as now that silly song is caught in my head.
At one of our NOTYQ Guild Meetings Kris talked about a trip to Japan taken by a dozen or so NOTYQ members.  I really enjoyed her talk, especially as the tour had a textile theme.  It sounded wonderful.  She purchased a few kimonos and I got the chance to model one up on the stage.
That's Kris wrapping me up.

We felt like bursting into song and singing Three Little Maids From School.
A lot of fun, I do love my NOTYQ friends.
Finding this project is the reason I shared the memory above.
I thought this is a lovely useful garment.  It's pattern and a great tutorial is very kindly shared HERE at fabulous The Polka Dot Chair.  Enormous thanks to Melissa for sharing it with us.
Hope you are enjoying a wonderful day

Monday, July 18, 2016

A day at work

A few years ago I worked at Purdy's furniture in Briar Hill and absolutely adored my job.  I resigned when my health deteriorated but always missed my lovely workplace and the wonderful family who owned it. So when Jan asked me if I could come and help out for a day I was thrilled to help.  So on Saturday I spent the day selling furniture which is proudly handcrafted in the workshop on site,
I had such a great time that I am going to fill in every now and again.

Not much has been happening on the sewing front other than some hexies which I'll share tomorrow.
I know quite a few of my lovely blogging friends enjoy a yoga session or two when so I saw this fabulous yoga mat bag at wonderful Mollie Makes I knew I had to share the link

So please go HERE for the pattern and tutorial.  Enormous thanks to all the super talented people from Mollie Makes
Issue 68 is out now.

Hope you have time for some stitching today

Monday, July 11, 2016

Computer troubles

Jack has been playing around with our computers and that's why my blog posts have been so unreliable lately.  I'm changing to Light Room and Photoshop for my pictures and there is a lot to learn.  Hopefully I'll be able to get up a post with pictures later today.
See you later

Friday, July 8, 2016


I started reading The Girl In the Ice
and couldn't put it down until I finished it, so very little sewing has been going on although I did make two more hexies from my Tilda stash.

I made them last night night while I watched the first two episodes of The Kettering Incident, which I really enjoyed.

I love Very Berry Handmade.  It is a really delightful place to visit. Ali has designed this gorgeous Starry Mini Quilt.
We are all lucky because you can find the pattern at The Sewing Directory by following this LINK.
Enormous thanks to everyone involved especially super clever Ali.

Have a fabulous fun day

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Horrible Housework

I've been so busy having a big clean up and customising and playing with my new phone that I've not had much time to make anything except a couple of little (3/8") hexie flowers.

Hard to believe just how grown up my favourite little fella is looking.

Can't wait to see him when he gets back from his holidays down on the Mornington Peninsula;

How gorgeous is the next block in Pamela's Bee-utiful Quilt A Long. ( see Monday's blog post).  You can find it by following this LINK to the Moda Bakeshop.

Hope you are enjoying a happy day


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