Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Gosh, the weather has been so lovley lately. I don't know about any of you, but I was starting to get a little tired of winter and constantly feeling cold. I feel like I am coming alive, now that the weather is warming up. And I've been spending as much time outside as possible. My boyfriend, Mr Green, and I went to the Tesselaar tulip festival a few saturdays back, and had a wonderful time walking through the riot of colour. Being of the crafty/creative variety, I love colour - and I'm sure you all do too. So I just had to share a few piccies.

In my absence from blogging, I have actually been doing alot of sewing. Which has been wonderful. I can't actually show you the main project that I have been working on for a few months. That's a secret *shhhh.* But here is a wee little pic. I'll be able to show you this beautiful quilt next year sometime. Which sounds so very far away, but I'm sure it will be here soon.

Now, this bag I made specially for the Immerse Stitching Day.
I'm sure you ladies will all understand that you can't go to a sewing day with just any bag.
I mean, it has to be a bag you've made, right? And yes, there may have been a bit of teasing that I used these particular fabrics. Fabrics which just happen to be from Rosalie Quinlans Grandmothers Flower Garden range. But really, I used them because I like them. Honest. The fact that Rosie spotted my bag on the day and admired it is just a mere coincidence.

Another thing people must know about me - is that I love selvedges. I know this may seem strange to some people. But I do. I love them! The little coloured dots. The writing. *sigh*
So I have made items in the past using selvedges, but I had a recent play with them again. This time making a new needlecase. Love it.

And finally. (Well, not really actually. I still have more projects to show you, but I'll save them for another day.)
How lovely is this gorgeous Isso Ecco fabric from Lecien? It is 80% cotton and 20% hemp, and just gorgeous to sew with. I have been making a super, super (seriously, super) easy quilt with it. I think I'll call it my 'cheat quilt,' or perhaps my 'make a quilt top in 15 minutes,' quilt. Anyway, I'll be back to show it to you when I've finished sewing the last of the binding on.

Till then, check back soon because I am going to issue a challenge. Yes, that's right. A challenge. It'll be fun, I promise!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

*looks sheepish*

Gosh. I feel so behind and slack.
It's been so long since my last post. How sad!

Rosalie, sharing some tips at the Immerse Stitching Day.

And it's not like I don't have things to share with you ('cause I do,) - I've just been so busy, it's crazy. But hey, it's my blog, and I can post whenever I want to - right?!

So, over the next few days, I'm going to share lots of new goodies and projects I've been working on lately. I'm also going to issue a challenge (ohh...intriguing!), and maybe start a new swap (since there was some interest in the paper bag swap...hereafter dubbed - 'In the bag' swap.)

What I accomplished for the day. I worked on Leannes project.

But, I know I'm awfully late in posting this - but I had a FAB day out at the Immerse Winery Stitching Day, hosted by Rosalie, Melly and Leanne. Oh, it was so much fun. And the food was fantastic. And the projects were great. And did I mention how great the food was? Crikey. I think I put on 2kgs just from the day alone.

I'd like to introduce you to Mary (left), one of the girls I work with. I tell you, she's awesome! Here we are stitching together, and nattering away too, of course.

I had a wonderful day out, with nearly all the girls from Patchwork with Gail B attending. What a great day out to relax and sew.

All up, there were 8 of us from work, including Gail herself, and Rosalie jumped in for a piccy too.

Well done to the girls for hosting such a lovely day! Can't wait till next year!
Check out either of the girls blogs for more photos from the stitching day.

Oh, and for the local girls - there will be a sale at Gail B's October 14-16th. Check it out on the website for more info!