Monday, April 25, 2016

Care Bare Quilt

Another "Mum and me" quilt completed.

Looking through my stash, I found two 6" x 35" strips of Care Bear fabric that I had purchased along with other strips years ago on eBay..put away & forgotten, until a couple of weeks ago.

Mum enjoys applique using her machine, so I dug further into my stash and found tone on tone of the 4 colours of the Care Bears.  I designed a heart and got Mum to prepare the hearts for me to iron on, then she appliqued them onto a lighter shade than the heart.  

I dug yet deeper into my stash and was VERY surprised to find a few yards of Care Bear fabric.  I must have bought it while in the States quite a few years ago.
 It all fell into place and I even had enough of the Care Bear fabric (just) for the backing.
 I found a loopy star stitch to quilt it and then I used the plain blue for the binding.
It finished up being 50" x 60".
I didn't follow a pattern, just winged it AND it was all fabric & wadding from my stash.
Now Mum wants me to find another project for her to start on.

Until next post....

Sunday, April 10, 2016

I've caught up!

Block eight done & dusted!
Yah!! I'm now up to date with my Block of the Month.

Until next post...

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Catching up on my BOM

This week, I have been trying to catch up on my Block of the Month and so far I have made:
Block 5 - Pig in Mud
 Then Block 6 - Sheep
 Then Block 7 - Barn
I still have Block 8 to make (a Beehive), before the next one comes early May.

Until next post...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Do you know what a LILLY PILLY is?

Last month, while at Bingo (yes, I play Bingo...and LOVE it).. the 2 sisters who sit on the table in front of me (same vintage as my Mum), were talking about when they were young, their Mum use to make Lilly Pilly Jam.  They tried to explain what a Lilly Pilly was, but I ended up coming home & "googled" it.

They are no bigger than a cherry in size, and when sliced open (VERY easily) they have a singular hard black seed in the middle.  They have the crispness of an apple and starchy but sort of sweet.

I came home & told my hubby and...guess what?... we have 3 trees on our property.
So, hubby picked a heap of them, and my Mum, granddaughter & I got in and made jam.
    I bottled them into my smallest jars.....
and took 2 jars to Bingo last Monday and gave the two sisters a bottle each.

Lesson learnt here.. I must take more notice of what is growing in my own back yard!  LOL!

Until next post...

Friday, March 25, 2016

Fat Quarter gift

The last of my Birthday fat quarters arrived while I was away doing "Nanna duties".
This one came from Tarnyia
Even thou it was a "fat quarter" swap, Tarnyia was very generous & sent double that, plus a notepad & lollies...THANK YOU!!!!

I came home yesterday with the 2 grand kids and while I was driving home (8 hours driving), my granddaughter asked if they could go horse riding, like they did 2 years ago when they came to spend Easter school holidays with me.

So a phone call last night and here they are horse riding while I sat back & read a book.

Now they are home, they want to go quad bike riding.... well they are passengers behind my hubby & me, as they are way to young to ride on their own.

Tomorrow they are going to see a Billy-Cart Derby, followed by learning card making.

Until next post....

Friday, March 4, 2016

More Birthday Gifts

I received these in the mail recently, as part of Cheryll's Fat Quarter Birthday Club.

The teddy fabric & cute Santa buttons came from Illene ...
 ..and this butterfly fabric & embroidery thread came from Simone
Don't you just LOVE receiving presents?

Until next post...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Birthday Gifts

I am in Cheryll's Fat Quarter Birthday Club, and as it is my special day real soon, these are what has come in the post...
First one is from Dzintra
 then this from Chooky
 this from Michelle
 and from Asta
 and this from  Cheryll who is my "Special Birthday Partner".
She must know me pretty well, as she mentioned in her card "I know you like knitting & your favourite colour is Blue" hence the blue knitting bag!...I LUV it !!!
I certainly havve been spolit...THANK YOU!

Until next post...