Sunday, February 14, 2016

For the Love of Animals

I've made it a sort of tradition to share a picture of cute sleeping animals on a Sunday morning and it is a tradition I really enjoy so here is today's picture.

I also wanted to share a LINK to this fabulous place- Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary
There is a great online shop if you love these adorable creatures as much as me and want some wombat loveliness of your own.

Hope you spend today with someone you love

Friday, February 12, 2016

Off to Helen's Place

Last year one of our lovely bloggy friends designed a quilt and published the pattern in a little book. This is the quilt - A Holly Cottage Christmas, by lovely Michelle Ridgeway of Rag Tag Teddies

To the horror of Michelle and all of her bloggy friends, this quilt was stolen. Heart breaking.  So a little group of her friends from around Australia and the world are getting together to recreate it for her, as closely as we can.

Today, Christine, Sue, Helen and I will be meeting at Helen's place to start work on our section.  I can't wait to spend some time with these lovely ladies doing something for our much loved friend.

Anorina from Samelia's Mum is an absolute star.  She shares so many wonderful patterns and ideas with us.  I love this one.
You can find the instructions and tutorial HERE.  Enormous thanks to Anorina for everything she, so generously, share with us.

Have a fun day

Thursday, February 11, 2016

One Million Page Views and Keeping You in the Loop

Something absolutely amazing just happened.  This little blog had its 
One Millionth Page View.
at 6.35pm

I cannot express how thrilling and wonderful this is.  Thank you so much to each and every one of you who visits me.

A new market has been established just down the road from me in St Andrews, Victoria
You can find out more about it HERE.
Victoria Australia
There are a couple of wonderful stitching days coming up and I know there are still a few vacancies.

Theme: ‘The Sewing Room’
SATURDAY 21st /SUNDAY 22nd MAY 2016
Lisa from Fig’n’Berry Creations
And Leanne from Petals and Patches
For a day of stitching, fine food and good company.
Mrs Martins quilt shop will also be there with a trading table with lots of goodies to tempt you

You will be provided with:-
Patterns from designers especially created for the day; kits to help you start your projects on the day as well as delectable food, raffle prizes and one on one tuition.
Venue: Monbulk Living and Learning Centre, Monbulk
Time: 10 am til 4 pm
Cost: $95

At the time of booking a $50 deposit (non-refundable) is due to secure your place.

0410 681 544

I'll be there on the Sunday, hope I'll get the chance to catch up with you.
Victoria Australia

Bacchus Marsh Quilt In 2016
Summer Gathering
Sat 19th March 
9.30 am – 4 pm
Public Hall
Main St, Bacchus Marsh
(opposite the orange Service Station on the cnr of Young St)
Entry $5
Guest Speaker:

Michele Hill“Designs From My Kitchen Table”Book your table: Judy 0408 582 272 or email

Another of my favourite blogs is The Stitching Scientist.

And how lucky are we, as Remona shares the pattern and a fabulous tutorial for this brilliant iPad Mini Case HERE.  Many, many thanks to Remona for sharing it with us.

Hope your day is filled with happiness

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Quilt Shop

I love the fact that my local quilt shop, The Quilt Shop ,stocks Tilda fabrics.  

Although I'm not starting anything new at the moment I am collecting the magazines and fabric so I can stitch the BOM designed by Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse,  later in the year.

Here's a bit of the quilt, Foxley Village, to tempt you.
With the Aussie dollar being so low it would be a great time for my overseas friends to stitch a project by an Australian Quilter.  Homespun is available in newsagents and craft shops Australia-wide, or digitally from Zinio, Apple Newsstand or Google Play.  

I bought my subscription through Zinio, so it is an on-line subscription for Australian dollars $29.40 for 15 issues.  This is $21 US dollars or 14.48 British pounds for 15 magazines and you can download the pattern sheets for free.  A super bargain and you don't have to worry about storing a whole bunch of magazines.  

Speaking of Homespun they share a heap of gorgeous free patterns online and I fell in love with Miss Kitty Kat as soon as I saw her.  You can find her pattern HERE under the EB Projects tag

Hope your day is full of fun

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Friday night with Friends Stitching

I'm very happy to report that my dad is sitting up in bed in hospital and feeling quite a bit better.  What a relief.  As he always says 'We Argyles (my maiden name) are a sickly bunch but we live a long time'

On Friday night I joined with lots of bloggy friends and stitched along as part of Friday night with Friends organised by Cheryll at Gone Stitchin'
I was very happy to complete the Coffee Shop stitchery on another of my Flowerville blocks.  
Oh no, just realised I forgot to stitch the garden path

I plan to work on my Di Ford project for the next couple of weeks and then alternate between these two fun projects until they are finished.  So that should keep me out of mischief for awhile.
I love visiting Mollie Makes.  And there I found a sweet little project to make these cute little hearts.
They are shared HERE in a guest post from Ali from Very Berry Handmade.  Enormous thanks to Ali and everyone involved for bringing us this delightful tutorial.

I'll be doing some stitching today 
Hope you have time for some stitching too.

Monday, February 8, 2016

A stressful time

My poor dad is very ill at the moment.  He is in his mid eighties and has very complex health issues. He was taken off to hospital in the middle of the night.  Needless to say this is a very stressful time for my mum, and all of my family, so I won't be around in blogworld for the next few days.  I'll keep all of you, my dear bloggy friends, posted.


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