Thursday, December 18, 2014

SWAP - 2015 Aussie Aussie Aussie - Oi!, Oi!, Oi!

G'DAY!

Australia Day is approaching (26 January) and I feel, I should again host my 2015
AUSTRALIA DAY SWAP.

I sometimes feel that us Aussies aren't as patriotic as we should be and I want to play a part in some sort of good old "mate ship" and show some kindness to a fellow person and give some lovin'.

The way I thought we could "celebrate" is the same as last year and send 9 items to a fellow swapper.  
 The way these items are to be chosen are – they have to start with each letter in "Australia".
For EXAMPLE:

A – Australian Made item (you could make it)

U – Utensil, Ugly fabric

S – Sunflower seeds, Smiley fabric

T – Tea Towel, Trims

R – Ribbon

A – Apron

L – Lilac, Lavender, Lolly

I – Ink pen

A – Apple fabric

That is just some ideas - but I am sure you all can come up with others.
   
Sign up closes on the 9th January..

"Posting date"... 16th January 



 Only open to Australian residents (sorry to overseas people!), due to there being so many items, it could be too heavy to post..
Anyone interested?   Leave a comment or email me. 

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie.
Oi!  Oi!  Oi!

Julie 
PS: Please spread the word about this swap on your blog!

Sale Day

The sign on the footpath for my sale.
For all those who were wondering how my Quilt & Craft Sale went last Saturday...

IT WAS GREAT!

I have held the sale around this time for the past 4 years
and this year was the best day in takings I have ever had.

I sold 9 quilts (ranging from $35 to $275) and lots of crafty things too.

Until next post...
Jewells

Friday, December 12, 2014

SSCS 2014 received

After anxiously waiting for my parcel to arrive from my secret Santa, my wait was finally over.

Even though Martine posted the parcel on November 20th, it took the postal system over 20 days to deliver it by air mail... would hate to imagine how long sea mail would have taken.

The above photo is how I received the parcel... looks like it has been through the wringer!
 It didn't take much to tear open the rest of the package to reveal the contents.
 Then I was allowed to open the ornament package.
Isn't the Christmas Hanging just SOOOO cute...love it to bits!

Thanks again Martine... can't wait till Christmas to see what is in the other packages!

Until next post...
Jewells

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Reindeer Biscuits

 Just finished making these for my Quilt & Craft Sale this Saturday.

Ok, ok... they are "sort of" craft items aren't they?

I have made about 50 of them and will bag them up in packs of 3 for $1.

Until next post...
Jewells

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thomas the Tank Engine Quilt

My Quilt & Craft Sale is this Saturday and I want to get this quilt done for the sale.  

As usual, I cut and Mum sewed.  I didn't let onto her that there was a deadline, otherwise she would have panicked.  However she did finish sewing the top yesterday.
 
 I pinned it on this morning, then looked for an appropriate pattern and found this one called "Numbers".
Seeing all the trains have numbers on them, I thought it would look good.
The binding is all cut & sewn to put on when the quilting is done.
So, it is all sew, sew, sew today!

Until next post...
Jewells


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Christmas Swing Tags

Last Wednesday, I went to my sister's place for the day and look what we made!
A couple of weeks ago, I was surfing the net and came across this picture....
 
...so, as  my sister is an avid card maker & scrap booker, I showed it to her.

She decided to "tiss" it up a bit and we ended up making 180 of them in one day!
 
I am bagging them up in lots of 10, and will be selling them for $2 a bag at my sale next Saturday (13th Dec)

Until next post...
Jewells 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Made this at the Blog Retreat

This was a joint effort quilt.

I cut the fabric
Mum sewed the hearts
I joined the hearts, quilted & bound it

This is the main item I worked on while I was at the Bathurst Blog Retreat a couple of  weekends ago, where we all sat around and stitched and bitched, chatting away and  generally had a good great time.

Must get off the computer, a storm is brewing.

Until next post...
Jewells