Monday, 7 March 2016

Missing In Action

It has been a while since I have posted.  Actually been away in the city having a surgery.  Thimk it has fixed one issue , but may have exacerbated the issue from 2008, only time will tell.

While I was away, I basted what felt like thousands of half inch hexies for "The Insanity Quilt", also managed to sew together some of the diamonds that go into centre panel of the quilt.

There are thirty-two diamonds completed so far.  Only need another 126 diamonds!

Here is the balance of hexies basted. Still many thousands, yes thousands to baste, and cut.

The reason they are in snap-lock bags, is that they are for various sections of the quilt.

Least this project is a great grab and go, I can sew some whilst waiting for planes and flying, plus waiting for doctors appointments,  and any other spare minutes that happen by.

Thank you for taking time to stop by.

 Happy stitching.


Saturday, 13 February 2016

Basting and Baking

Hello Fellow Sewists/Quilters

I hope everyone is keeping well and doing some craft they enjoy!

I have added some cream elongated hexies to another Lucy Boston block.

I also have been using my Thermomix.  Making bread, bread rolls, meals, biscuits to name a few.  Below are some photos of a small selection of what I have been up to.

The biscuits are Date and Ginger which cwere made for my Dad for his birthday.

The Shortbread were made for my Mum.

Not sure what airport security must have thought, as I brought them down to Brisbane as my carry-on luggage on a recent flight to Brisbane!

I also have been working on my Insanity Quilt. The pattern is by Rhonda Pearce of Post office Patchwork.

Here are just a rew of the half inch hexies I basted today.

Anyhow, this is all for now; stay safe and enjoy what you do.

Thank you for taking time to stop by.

 Happy stitching.


Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Been Cutting and Preping

It has been a while since I last posted.  I have been  busy cutting, what seems like gazillions of one and a half inch squares of fabric for my Insanity Quilt.

What appears like a gazillion one and a haf inch squares of cream fabric.

Also been cutting some one inch elongated hexies for Lucy Boston, Patchwork of the Crosses (the cream surrounding the centre blocks)

Think I have enough for the time being to get a heads up on sewing blocks together for Lucy, and mainly basting half inch hexies for the Insanity Quilt.  With the Lucy Boston quilt I have quiet  few centres awaiting the cream elongated hexies to be attached.

What I did do earlier today was make a batch of Pumpkin Cheesy  Puffs, I halved the recipe, just to make sure I would like them, they are absolutely yumbo.  The only trouble is I removed them from the oven straight away from being cooked and they sunk.  But I was concerned the oven may burn them, (yes I had the oven off), but also had another tray to bake.  But that is OK, will know better next time.

Thank you for taking time to stop by.

 Happy stitching.


Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Suffolk Puffs, Unforeseen Trip and Surgery

2016, has hit with a bang.  I had a list of goals written out for the commencement of 2016, they included:-

1.  Drink more water.
2.  Quilt Golliwog Quit.
3.  Quilt Batik Quilt.
4.  Sandwich and quilt "Sew Kitschy" BOM from 2014.
5. Sandwich and quilt "Hexie" BOM from 2014.
6.  Work on Lucy Boston - Patchwork of the Crosses.
7.  Work on Pie and Tarts.
8.  Not start anymore new projects.
9.  Work on Hexie Odyssey.

I will have to check my list when I return home, as there were a few more goals on the list.

Well I was working on "Pie and Tarts" and "Lucy Boston", on alternative nights.  But Christmas Eve,I had a small health issue, could not get it really checked out until Monday 4 January, and I was on a plane on Tuesday 5 January to Brisbane to see a Colorectal Surgeon on the Wednesday.  He scheduled me in for surgery on 11 January.  Now I am recovering.  Not to lift anything heavier than 5kg for a month, no straining, basically have to take things a little easier.

Well, when I had to pack in such a hurry, I grabbed my "Cotton Puff" BOM from back in 2013.  I have been busily sewing Suffolk Puffs/Yo Yos for the past week.

This little stash is 336 Suffolk Puffs/Yo Yos.  I have sewn approximately 24 this morning.  At home I probably have close to 200 hundred sewn.  So not really that many more to go, the BOM had 625 of these little cuties.

Now my dilemma, is whether to just sew them together and have a "flimsy" type throw, OR applique them onto some pretty fabric and quilt around them.  My original plan was the former, but now after mulling over this, and having a search on Pinterest, I have seen some appliqued onto fabric and quilted around, this is the way I am thinking of going at present, but who knows, may change my mind again.

I fly back home on Friday, so will them get stuck back into Lucy Boston and Pie and Tarts.

Thank you for taking time to stop by.

 Happy stitching.


Friday, 1 January 2016

1st January, 2016

Happy New Year to All. Hope everyone spent  New Year's Eve doing something they enjoyed. We went to a bar-b-que, and were home by 21.30, as I had an early shift today. So I  slept the New Year in!

About 19.00 hours, these fellows started building up.  The wind blew 11.5 klms/hr. Just now the rain gauge read 14.7 mLs. Yes it still is raining, such a delightful sound to go to sleep to.

Tonight I sewed some more cream elongated hexies to one of my Lucy Boston blocks. Tomorrow I shall invest some time into cutting out some more cream elongated hexies.

Wishing everyone a year filled with joy and happiness, good health and lots of spare time for stitching.

Hugs and thank you for taking time to stop by.


Sunday, 27 December 2015

Day 27 - 31 Days of Blogging

The river is running.  The dam has water in it.  What a treat to see after work today.

After work, decided to have a look at the Cloncurry River.  So glad I did, not that it was a long journey, just down the end of the main street, basically.  What a site and sound to behold.

The water was rushing and roaring, down what was a very dry and empty river bed.  As you can see by the trees, the river is running rather high.  It is actually running over the weir.

These are of the dam.  It may not look much from the photos, but to see it, was such a blessing.

Here at the house in town we have had approximately 11.4mLs.  Out on the station we got about an inch, but that was early this morning, prior to today's rain.  It will interesting to see the total rainfall from this rain depression.

Australia is a country of many extremes, those poor souls in Victoria, who are suffering from bush fires, my heart goes out to them.  Up here we are in drought, with this rain around, it will take more that the small amount we have received to break the drought, but fingers crossed this is the beginning of the end of the drought.

It is the cattle, my heart breaks for, they are so weak, when they fall down, mostly they are put down.  Such heart break.  Or the game, plucky ones, go into the dried out dams and get stuck in the mire, if they and you are lucky, they are able to be pulled out via a tow rope and four wheel drive.  Others are not so lucky, I will let you imagination run here.

Thank you for taking time to stop by.

Happy stitching.


Friday, 25 December 2015

Day 25 - 31 Days of Blogging.

My wish is that everyone had a safe and joyous Christmas.

I was spoilt with a range of lovely gifts today.  A lovely roast turkey lunch, home made mango ice cream.  Tonight we went and had a BBQ at my partner's eldest daughter's home.

I shall just share a photo of the Christmas Full Moon over Cloncurry.

Thank you for taking time to stop by.
Happy stitching.