Monday, 31 October 2011

A Quick and Easy Table Runner

This table runner is made from 3 pieces of fabric the width of the fabric. Cut one piece 7 1/2 inches with a large print. Cut the next piece with a smaller print 5 1/2 inches and for the contrast cut a piece 2 1/2 inches wide. Join long together with the small contrast piece in the middle. Press and cut into 4 1/2 inch pieces. Join the pieces by off setting the contrasting piece in the middle. To get a nice firm flat surface on the front, use some iron on pellon and then quilt. Shape ends or leave as a rectangle. Put on backing and bind. Great for place mats, you can make the runner as small or as big as you like.
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Friday, 28 October 2011

Pouch and Journal Giveaway

Who would have thunk it..little old me with a website!
So to mark the occasion and CELEBRATE I'm having a giveaway of frilly fishie goodness...

A matching pouch and journal.......
If you would like a chance to win this beautiful pouch and journal pop oner to Jenny's Website.
here is the link.  Good luck !!!!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Giveaway!!! Table Runner Pattern.

...  giveaway prize ...
The giveaway prize ...
- 'I'm Charmed, I'm Sure' Table Runner pattern
- Rouenneries Deux Charm Pack (new FG range due out in January next year)
- 70cm of Oyster FG fabric (for stitching on)
- 30cm of Rouge FG fabric (for binding)
- and 1 reel of Cosmo Multi Work Thread (88m of 2 stranded threads ... no having to devise skeins)

So, if you would like a change to win this lovely giveaway ...

... I will post this giveaway worldwide ...

... the giveaway closes at midnight on Monday October 24th ... Australian Time...

Do, 1 or all of the 3 options below,  -
1. share this giveaway on your blog;
2. become a follower on FB and leave a comment with this link on FB;
3. then, come back and leave a comment ... and yes, I will pop over to your blog and leave a comment.  

Please, no button links in side bars ... they will not count.

.. so, do all 3 and your name will go in the draw 3 times ...

... I will post on Tuesday, 25th October, who the lucky winner is ...

Good luck ! This is the link to the giveaway.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Poinsettia Machine Embroidery

This is a Christmas present for Joyce,  I love the poinsettia basket for Christmas.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Scissor Keeper Swap

I received this beautiful set from Pat my swap partner.  The colours are just gorgeous and the embroidery is all done by hand and the little buttons for the flowers are quite exquisite.  I just love them all. The only trouble is that it is too pretty to use but think I will show them off at my patchwork day next week. I would like to thank Pat for thses beautiful gifts and Sandy for hosting the Swap.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Scissor Keeper Swap

My swap partner was Pat from N.S.W. We had to make a scissors case for the swap. I made a scissors case with a fob, rotary cutter case and a biscomu pin cushion . I hope she likes them.  I made these all in the hoop on my embroidery machine. I really liked making the biscomu pin cushion for something a bit different.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Jenny of ELEFANTZ: 1500+ Followers Giveaway!

Jenny of ELEFANTZ:
1500+ Followers Giveaway!
Check out Jenny's site to see the wonderful giveaways for reaching 1500 followers.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Pink Towel for Dione

This is a beautiful large pink towel with a big black Playboy Bunny on it and the word PLAYBOY  across the bottom of the towel. It was for a 21st present so I put the name, Dione and 21 under it.   All done in black and the same printing as Playboy.

Frogs, Frogs Everywhere !!!!!!!

 A towel for a little boy who loves frogs. 

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Thomson River, Longreach.

While we were on holidays we stayed at Longreach. We did a River Cruise on the historic Thompson Belle Paddlewheeler to see a magnificent sunset.  Back on shore  a bush-cooked meal was waiting and as we were sitting around the campfire a fella introduces himself. A shy sort of a fella known as Milton Taylor who is an internationally renowned bush poet who has recited his work throughout Australia and the United States. A great evening of bush heritage and bush humour. We finished the night with tea and damper with syrup. A wonderful time was had by all.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Friends Swap

My Friends Swap partner Cat from New Zealand, sent me these lovely gifts all wrapped up in pink with purple bows.  Beautiful!!!!!
'F' is for fat quarter, 'R' is for ribbon, 'I' is for Inspiration ( a lovely bag pattern), 'E' is for Embellishments (beautiful lace), 'N'is for Needlebook, 'D ' is for dairy milk chocolate, 'S' is for something beautiful. Bath salts to soak in.
Thank you for all these wonderful gifts and thank you to Kris for hosting this swap. Please check out Cat's  Blog.                     

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Pillowcase Swap

Christina Kress from America was my partner for the pillowcase swap. They are  soooo beautiful and the colours are magic.  Christina also sent me some other goodies as well.  A pretty little pincushion, a great book on Classic Quilts, some little clamps for hanging up projects( just perfect for hanging the mug rug I received in an another swap) and a halloween pattern with all the pieces of fabric, and some gorgeous chocolates. I would like to thank Teriann for organizing this wonderful swap and Christina for all the wonderful gifts.