Thursday, April 3, 2014

Lets Stitch Together the other way

Lets Stitch Together  online swap
as mentioned in the last post ...... this is what I made and  sent Carol (no blog)



with a few goodies
sorry about the ratting looking entry ...... on my way out the door ..... cheers Marc 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Lets Stitch together online swap


This is the lovely swap item I received in the mail last night it was stocked with sewing notions enclosed together with chocolates thank you so much to Tarnyia for my lovely parcel and a big thank you to Maree who set a challenge for the group to think  outside the square with this swap as we had to use a specific Gail Pan design and create a sewing all.    Cheers Marc

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine Swap

My Valentine swap from Sue thanks to Samelia for organising this swap   cheers marc

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Pink and green are taking a trip

to my guru queen to be embellished

cheers Marc

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Where is the time going only seems like yesterday that our first grandchild was born and today he is Three

Cheers Marc

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Pink and Green

It's a start more later  cheers Marc

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Weekend was spent sorting out the sewing room
Like most of us I had a few piles of fabric, that where just not enough to make a larger project so, I made a few bags and small baby quilts
here is one
have a great day  cheers Marc

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Australia Day Swap

I participated  in Jewell's swap for Australia Day. My partner, Kaye sent me very useful gifts.
Kaye has been very clever with her gift choices and generous too.
A       Australian Spices
U        Unstarted Project Kit 
S        Scissors and Scissors Fob
T       Tin of Shortbread
R        Rose Bookmark
A       Address Book
L        List Pad
I         Initial (M) light holder
A       Assortment of fabric

with a lovely touch of Australia Darrell Lollies
Sending big hugs to Kaye and Julie (Jewells)

My swap Partner was  Tracy

I came up with the following
A  Aussie BBQ Pack and Aussie Quiz and Colouring Pack
U Useful Fabric
S String Bag and Shopping list Pad
T  Trim and cards with the theme T on them
    (trees, thongs, tomcat, teddy bear . teapot)
R Rosalie Quinlan Patterns
A Apron
L Lollies in a attractive thread catcher
I Ice tray and Icy Pole Containers
A Angle stitcheries Angel fabric and hanger
Until till next time    - cheers Marc

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


After serious consideration, I wish to inform you that our
Friendship Contract has been renewed for 2014

Never undervalue anyone
Keep each friend safe in your heart

Because one day you may realise
and notice that you've lost a diamond,
while you were too busy collecting stones
Have a great day Cheers Marc


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Grand daughter

Granddaughter's first  birthday ...had to share the photo a rare photo from her birthday party where the toy was a bit more interesting then the wrapping
Enjoy your day

so quick and easy.....

My dearest Sister, put in a request for a baby quilt as her partner in mid January is flying to England to meet his new head down .
One cot size quilt ------ one small quilt and from the scraps one bag
So it's a wrap for Friday night and Saturday off to do some secret swap items for a swap due in the next few weeks....... hope you are all enjoying your weekend    cheers Marc

Friday, December 27, 2013

I was spoilt ......

Six Items swap partner was the very talented and creative swap organiser  Maree 
the parcels arrived in colour coordinated wrapping, ribbons and divine gift tags

 Something to smell
fab soap and lovely festive hand towel
 Something  for the Sewing Room
I was really spoilt
so many goodies
notions - just so me fat quarters -pattern - scissors -  buttons all in a handmade beautiful
chair arm saddle

Something to Read ...... Maree is just so thoughtful love both books

Something to Eat   ....... A very cheerful cup with some nice jam and choc bear all embraced in a beautiful tea towel
Something for the Tree
very nice decorations

Something for Under the Christmas Tree
Maree is so creative and talented
Just gorgeous

Sending big Hugs and Thank you to Maree for adding to my Festive Season
Cheers Marc  

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Season Greetings

holly jolly
to all my online friends and family

Sunday, December 22, 2013

where do i start

First I had better explain a few things before the HUGE BIG reveal Miss Flossie (my laptop) is having a make over hopefully just in time for Christmas
so I have use the local library for this blog entry
so unfortunately some of the photos may not be very good for viewers or you may have the option to turn upside down or sideways
big sorry to get out of the way first
now Where do I start ....where else but the beginning   I participate in Cheryll   
CLOSED for 2013

in which I was so lucky to get Bobbie as my partner in this swap ........

First this heavy box arrived earlier this month

on opening I was totally speechless   gobsmacked and excited...... where do I start 

a divine homemade bird and special fancy shape pins enclosed in a lovely handmade bag with a cheeky snowman on the front 

sweet gift tags enclosed with a pretty purple ribbon
beautiful gift bag

with lots of goodies enclosed butterfly bookmark - key fob - gift tag  pattern 

another lovely homemade bag enclosed a sewing pouch

when opening this cute sewing pouch enclosed was all these lovely sewing accessories

but wait there is more a fab packet of fabric ...yes you are right my favourite colours by French General range
a water erasable pen....assortment of buttons...a pen and the most gorgeous bird magnet
unfortunately the photo does not  show the gorgeous colours in the magnet

what else can a girl what ........yes  once again Bobbie has excelled
my favourite Dark Chocolate  with Almonds

 well don't say I did not warn you ....... everyone turn sideways
(big sorry to Bobbie) as previously mentioned having to use another computer unable to change the photos layout
a unbelievable fab wow factor bag in the most divine choice of colour's  (so me)  

lovely patterns .......Bunnies Days of the week vintage  blocks   so cute

In yet another sweet home made  bag

a lovely candle and candle mat

beautiful fabric 

sorry a bit blurry  just thought a close up might give a better view of the sweet birds in the fabric
yes another lovely bag with yet another surprise

sweet mug mats ...... it's this just a sweet vintage piece of fabric

a great embellish tea towel together with a cute Christmas plate and coaster
a very festival placemat

just look at that sweet graphic on this bag

filled with goodies that are not to be seen now

sorry yet again
may have to turn sideways
a lovely nice long festive table runner

yes I now it is blurry .... but hopefully you get the idea  the fabric is so nice

not just a bag but a mug travelling bag

filled with a mug, coffee sticks and the most cutes' Christmas bear

I truly think Bobbie has gone beyond the call of duty ...... unbelievable, that much that I am speechless and very spoilt 
thank you so much Bobbie
sending you a huge hug of thanks
and travel safe Marc