Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Something Different !!!

I never thought that I would be making cards. It never interested me. At our last scrapping day we learnt  some new techniques in card making.  I was really happy with the end product.  It was really fun and there is sooo much to learn.   Even though my Machine Embroidery is my first love, I do love to dabble in all crafts.  In the next couple of days I will be posting something else that I never thought that I would do.  I am loving being able to try different types of Craft.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

1st Lady of the House GIVEAWAY

Go to 1st Lady of the House Blog
 and check out this wonderful Giveaway!!!!!

{Giveaway} Accuquilt Go! Baby Die Machine

The lovely people at AccuQuilt are giving one of my readers a Go! Baby AccuQuilt machine ($139) PLUS 3 dies of your choice! (The die prices range from $15 upward to $65+). I've had my AccuQuilt machine for about 6 months and I have used it a ton of different ways.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

What I did for FNSI !!

This is the inside of the top where the ribbon is tied to the bangle.
I made these cute Towel Hangers last night for FNSI.  They will be gifts for family and friends. Before I cut the top out I ironed a light pellon on the back of the fabric. This will give it a bit of shape.  The shoulders are to the fold.  Add any emblishement before you stitch it together,  I used a 21 inch piece of ribbon for the loop and tie,  fold it in half and place it so that the hanging loop will be on the outside and the end pieces of ribbon will be on the inside.  I just used a bangle from the dollar store and tied it on under the top, that way it can be removed for washing.  Put a pretty towel through the bangle and it all done.


Sunday, 11 March 2012

Steering Wheel Cover!!!!

                                                                     Back View
I have been meaning to make a steering wheel cover for ages, so I finally did (now that summer is nearly over.)  It is just a circle of prequilted  fabric, I made mine 17 inches accross. I embroidered  the cat design on the front.  Added a backing fabric.  On the back I put these other pieces of fabric ( these pieces hold the cover onto the steering wheel.)  I made mine at the longest point 61/2 inches. I then put binding all the way around joining the pieces together.  The heat here in Queensland makes the steering wheel untouchable atfer the car has been left in the sun.  I got this idea from one of the ladies on Cute Embroidery, Thank you for the great idea.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Great Clermont Flood 1916

I have just discovered that my Great Grandmother Elizabeth (O'Keefe) Robbins and her 2 daughters Winnefred 11years and Mona 9 years were drowned in the Great Clermont Flood on 28th December 1916. The photo of the tree trunk above is the memorial to the 65 people who died and for all the lives saved by people hanging onto the trees.  The mark on the tree is how high the water rose and this is the corner of the main street. After the flood the town of Clermont was shifted to higher ground.  I believe there is a lot of information in the museum but it was closed for refurbishment when I was there,  I was told that it took 3 months to move one of the hotels and it never lost one day of trading. Guests stayed there  overnight and all the meals where provided.  I would love to hear from anyone with information  on Elizabeth (O'Keefe, O'Keeffe) Robbins (Robins), her parents where Johanna Fair Purdie and Richard Parsons,   husband William Robbins  ans son William Patrick Robins who married Emily Jessie Parsons at Clermont on 30th May 1922.   I think that Elizabeth's family may have come from Ireland.   Please ask about your family members before it is too late !!!!!!