Saturday, 14 January 2017

 While visiting my daughter for Christmas I noticed that she had hung the wall hangings that I had made many years ago.  I would have made two of each, as I always give the same to my son.  I had forgotten all about them.  That is the reason that I keep my Blog so I can keep track of the things that I have made over the years.   I look back on the year and think I haven't made much  but when I look through my Blog I see all the things that I have made and feel quite proud of my achievements.


Sunday, 8 January 2017

Christmas Decorations along the Road !!!!!!

 We decided to visit my Daughter who lives up in the North of Australia in a small town of Bowen for Christmas. We took the inland route instead of the coastal road as there would be less traffic.  Along the way I noticed that some of the farmers had been putting decorations on the road that leads into their farms. This was a lovely idea and it also gives the kids something to look for when they get bored..  I only managed to snap a few and there were lots more that I missed.  Not quick enough on the camera. My favourite was the Santa just sitting in the paddock. .   By the time I saw the display and I aimed the camera, we had passed.  I was happy that I managed to get some..   Awesome idea.  Well done to everyone that took the time to put up a few decorations for Christmas.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Mug Rugs!!!!!!!

The main reason that I bought my Singer Embroidery Machine was that I wanted to make bigger In The Hoop designs.  Here are 2 Mug Rugs that are from Sweet Pea Designs.  Love her designs.  Again my Singer Machine is doing the right thing and stitching beautifully.  I think that I am going to enjoy my Singer Machine a lot more now.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Christmas Tea Towels.........

I have been trying to get my Singer Machine to embroider correctly.  I got it back from a service about 2 months ago but I didn't have time to sit and play.   Last week I decided it was time. I think I have got it sorted.   The back of the embroidery even has some of the bobbin fill showing.  By the look of these photos I am extremely happy with my machine.


Saturday, 17 December 2016

Christmas T Shirt Time.........

 Each year I get less and less Christmas T Shirts to make for my Grandsons.   This year I have only made one.  I may get one more year in if I am lucky.  This year I have chosen this design from Urban Threads.  I hope he still believes in Santa.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Secret Santa......

 Every year at our Patchwork Breakup we have a Secret Santa.  I received these two beautiful Angels.
They are gorgeous.  When I was checking my facebook feed when I got home from the luncheon, the same two Angels popped up so now I can give you the link so you can make them too..    Merry Christmas.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Sewing Machine Ornament........

Aren't these little felt Sewing Machine Ornaments just gorgeous. I couldn't resist the temptation to make some.   I got the pattern from Betz White.  Very easy to make and I used tiny beads instead of doing french knots  for the knobs on the machine.  Even made the little spool of thread.  So happy with how they turned out.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Joining the Squares.........

I have finished the 20 blocks and now I am joining all the squares together. This was my first time at joining squares, as you go.  The directions were very easy to follow and you can find them here.    After I finish joining the squares I will be putting a border around  all of the rug.  I feel very pleased with what I have achieved  as I am only learning to crochet.