Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I forgot to post photos of the finished mini Swoon quilt I did for Nan's 90th.

Here tis



Saturday, March 10, 2012

I'm finally swooning

While shopping with my hubby's Nan in Spotlight, I picked up some Denyse Schmidt fabrics.  Nan thought they were so gorgeous and said I was such a clever kid (nice at 41), to choose fabrics that look so nice together.... she didn't know they're from the same DS range.
Nan's 90th is coming up in a week or so, sadly we can't get to her place up in NSW due to the floods, but I know she will love her swoon quilt.  
Here is the start.....

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tick tock

Okay, like everyone I am extremely time poor... hence only blogging once a fortnight.  My work life is out of control, I've taken up another hobby, I've joined two committees and I'm learning another language so I am quite taken with baby quilts at the moment.  Little pieces come together on my board and they can be pieced so quickly.  I love it!! It's satisfying to finish something, albeit, something very small.

I was laughed at by a friend the other day when I told her about my Gant chart for my unfinished or planned quilts.  It tells me when I can start and when I need to finish a quilt.  For instance, I know I have until the beginning of March before I have to start something I want to finish at the end of April..... I think it's pretty cool..... but then again, I am a bit of a nerd..... hmmmm not quite Sheldon Cooper, more like Leonard Hofsteader.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Time flys

We've been having a big clean out around here, (except for Mumma's sewing room) and I came across a book in my son's book shelf that we read nearly every night for years and years.  I sat on the floor and read it to myself... the end I was a blubbering mess.  I was given this book when we had Bravo's Great Grandkid, 8 years ago.

It's a little tale about the love a parent has for their child.

I know I am banging on about it, but this is a fabulous book that will make you cry.....

"I'll love you forever, 
I'll like you for always, 
as long as I'm living, 
my baby you'll be."

Friday, December 9, 2011

The debate

Today I took a well earned annual leave day for my birthday. I planned the day starting with helping in a craft class with my son's class. Then off to a favorite quilt shop an hour away for 2 hours of uninterupted serious fabric shopping..... bliss. All was perfect until I remembered with a shudder that this quilt shop tear your fabric off the bolt. I feel the tear everytime and it always annoys me that there are always threads everywhere. I'd been given money for my birthday to spend on fabric. I bit the bullet and asked the lady if it would be at all possible to cut my fabric, not tear.... a fairly innocent question....not too unreasonable. She said no.... Huh? Really? Ok, tear away, I thought.... Tear away for the last time. I got home, squared up my fabric, cleaned up all the loose threads and low and behold all of my pieces of fabric were well short of what I had actually requested. Not happy, not fair, not ever going back.

It is easier to shop online sadly, no travel, cheaply well cut fabrics. Sad huh?

I think I've banged in about this before. Sorry, just gave me the shits!!

All that aside, I got loads of gorgeous fabrics. I'll post pics tomorrow

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I want to learn to crochet

Haven't blogged much, busy with work, life, and sewing... not quilts, clothes.  Who knew?  I signed up for a sewing course and I can actually make things.  Amazing!!

Now all I need to do is learn how to crochet.  Did a course once, but the teacher had a really funky smell going on so I couldn't keep going.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fabric at Amitie - $18.50 per metre

Jenny at Amitie has reduced her prices to $18.50 per metre!! (excludes Liberty & linens)

I very much like and appreciate that an Australian store is passing on the savings to customers!!

Amitie has moved, they are now in a gorgeous much smaller store in Gardenvale.

103A Gardenvale Road, Gardenvale