Thursday, January 19, 2017

Another "Mum & I" Cot Quilt Finished

I found a wonderful free pattern on Pinterest and had to make it up.

Here is the link to the pattern and this is what it is meant to look like:
 However, I used fabric from my stash and this is what we came up with:
 I was cutting another 2 borders to go on after the yellow border, but Mum and I agreed that it looked just right as is.

Until next post.
Jewells

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

2017 Aussie Swap

Hibiscus Stitches hosted an Australia Day swap and this is what I received this morning in the post:
We had to send 5 items that started with a letter in the word "AUSTRALIA", with one item showing the Australian Flag.
and when I unwrapped them this is what I got:
S = Soap
T= Tea in a tin
R = Red Buttons
L = Lace Doily
A = Australian Flag sewn in a mat.

The swap partner who sent to me was: Krafty Kaylee

THANK YOU Kaylee.

Until next post
Jewells

Monday, January 16, 2017

Preserving

My hubby has a wonderful green thumb and today I decided to make some:
 Zucchini Pickles
old photo..forgot to take one for today!
 & Fig Jam
then what am I to do with all these cucumbers & button squash?
There is a limit to how many cucumber sandwiches one can eat!

Until next post...
Jewells


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Pyjamas

In my last post I mentioned I had cut out some children's pyjamas and hoped to sew the the next day...well "life" got in the way and I finally finished them today.
From this:
 to this...and...
 these.
I then decided to make a pair of Australian themed pillowcases, using an American pattern (their pillowcases don't have the inside flap that you "tuck" the pillow in with) and made these:
At the same time, I have been keeping Mum busy with a cute cot quilt that I saw on Pinterest.  She has finished sewing it and now I have to quilt & bind it before I take a photo.

Until next post...
Jewells


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Dish Cloth & Pyjamas

It was an "inside" day today, with the air conditioner on, as the temperature reached 41C outside.
Tomorrow it is meant to be cooler at 30C.
 
This morning I knitted another dish cloth:
Then this afternoon I cut out 7 pairs of pyjamas to (hopefully) sew tomorrow.
Until next post...
Jewells



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tidying Linen Cupboards, Making Pickles & Finishing Books

Today I finished re-organizing my 2 linen cupboards:
 How many towels does a girl need? as well as the towels in the above picture, there is another shelf on the very top of the cupboard that is full to the top with towels.  I have even disposed of over 20 towels!
 All the sheets & doona covers are neatly folded...I wonder how long it will last.
This morning I soaked the vegetables and then cooked zucchini pickles this afternoon.
The back 3 bottles are the normal recipe, then the front 4 bottle are "diabetic" pickles.  As I sell my preserves, I am forever asked if I make diabetic pickles or jam...so I bought a bottle of "Stevia" (a diabetic sweetener) and will see if it sells, as my figs are starting to ripen and I will be making HEAPS of Fig Jam soon....normal & diabetic.
Lastly, tonight, I finished book 3 (the last in the series) in the Amish Murder Mysteries.  I am a slow reader and only can read flat on my back, otherwise I kink my neck.  I won't pick up another book for a few weeks as all I want to do is finish the book....and when there are 3 to the series, I finish one & start the next straight away.  Nothing much got done when I read the Billabong series that had 15 books!

Must do some sewing tomorrow.

Until next post...
Jewells


Sunday, January 8, 2017

I had visitors

Since my last post, I have had my daughter & 2 grand children stay here for a few days, so I have been busy with them and not craft.

They left this morning, and what a difference getting up 2 hours earlier than normal does!  I was up early to see them off, so after 3 loads of washing (sheets & towels),
 I got in and quilted 2 customer quilts.
Front of quilt 1
Back of quilt 1
Front of quilt 2
Back of quilt 2
I also sewed in the ends & pressed the 2 dish cloths I knitted
 at night time while they were here.
Think it will be an early night for me tonight!

Until next post...
Jewells