Category Archives: Sewing

Practice Makes Perfect…or not!

I’ve been trying to decide how to quilt my Spring Wreath quilt, Andrea (the designer) hand quilted hers with simple diagonal lines but recently she has densely machine quilted other quilts. I didn’t want to hand quilt it and as … Continue reading

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Nerdy Needlecase

My boss told me I needed to get a life when she asked me what I was stitching one morning before work – a needlecase with different pages for different needles! Needless to say she’s not a sewer! I’ve been … Continue reading

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Nineteen for 19

This month is flying by, I thought if I don’t hurry up with my update, I’ll be writing Nineteen for 19 on the 19th! So we are now half way through the year, so how am I doing with my … Continue reading

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Nineteen for 19

With three months of 2019 already gone, it’s time for an update on my Nineteen for 19 challenge; 1 Scrap Quilt This will hopefully start this month as there’s a free quilt BOM I’m planning to make, just using my scraps … Continue reading

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Embroidered Denim Skirt

The other day I decided to make myself a top, I chose a fairly straight forward pattern with a crossover drape across the front and some lightweight jersey from my stash. I cut it out and then tested a few … Continue reading

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My Bobbin Garden

I’ve just finished stitching Le Jardin de Bobines by Nathalie Cichon of Jardin Privee, I bought the pattern at the Festival of Quilts last year, I loved the colours and it brings together two of my loves, gardening and sewing! … Continue reading

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Eighteen for 18; How Did I Do!

Last January I set myself eighteen challenges to do in 2018, they were a mixture of sewing, quilting, embroidery and general lifestyle ones. I really enjoyed having something to aim for, especially as I didn’t stress or beat myself up … Continue reading

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Christmas Preparations

I like to take the first week of December as annual leave, give me a bit of time to get organised for Christmas. I’ve had a lovely week making presents for friends and family. Although I’m not that organised yet, … Continue reading

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Damsons and Plums

Purple is one of my favourite colours, so I do have a fair bit of the colour in my stash, in all hues and shades. When I started rearranging my sewing room recently my stash storage space was reduced somewhat, … Continue reading

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Paper Piecing Australia

Earlier in the year one of the blogs I follow (Granny Maud’s Girl) featured a quilted map of Australia, just nicely cushion size, each state was created in a different colour, I decided that when it came out as a … Continue reading

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