Sunday, December 4, 2016

Need your help

Unfortunately I am unable to post anything through an app I had on my iPad  called blogsy .... do you have any suggestions of a current app available so I can post using photos I have taken via my iPad 😃

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Having recently enjoyed a great weekend at Hettie's Patch quilt shop in Adelaide where along with some lovely ladies had the great pleasure attending a workshop with a very pleasant tutor Judy Newman.... The pattern l picked to be creative with was "Emma Mary ".
No this is not my effort (chuckle)
But l did get a start on the centre

Finding the hand stitching very relaxing .... If this beastly ... Hot weather continues a lot more will be achieved this weekend take care. ..... Marc

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Late night ... But worth it

While watching the return of Doctor Blake on Abc last night

Followed by Silent Witness and a couple f DVD's I worked on the 1inch squares for the "Spring Fever" quilt
that's all for now as the weekend brings out the domestic duties and
Time with the family
Enjoy your weekend.

 Cheers Marc

Friday, February 5, 2016

Plodding along

The hand stitching is a wrap.... If you remember from a previous blog I mentioned last year I attended a workshop at Hetties in Adelaide with the lovely tutor Jenny kingwell ... Well the needle turn is finished and the blocks are on the display sheet ... So over the next few days or weeks the checkerboard blocks need to be cut stitched and stitched again then.... The quilt assembly can begin .... Looking forward to a nice herbal cuppa tea .... So until next time .... Cheers Marc


Thursday, January 21, 2016

I love getting parcels

Wow .... Order this last week . In the mail today.... Looks great will have to make a nice orange and cinnamon cuppa of tea and put my feet up and have a browse after work this evening .. No I'm not starting a new project yet....

I sticking to my course and finishing off a few UFO's... Still no harm in browsing ....


I am each evening plodding along with the Jenny kingwell quilt

I am hoping next Tuesday .... Australia Day as I don't have to work this year on the local event .... To achieve several blocks on the quilt .....

Cheers Marc


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

From last year - workshop

Last year (now that sounds so long ago) I attended a workshop in Adelaide, with Jen Kingwell and the subject matter was one of the lovely quilts inside this book

 is it not just gorgeous ..... so the last few months I have been working on this projects it will most probably take me until this time next year to complete this project ... but we all must have a goal to work towards (right) . I have good intentions this year to finish a few of my UFO's seems I have been busy making swap items of late that, I have stepped back with swaps this year..... It is not that I have not enjoyed swapping I have enjoyed the mystery tours and fun in participating in swaps with my online friends.
Like most of us  there comes a time where you just need to prioritise........ until next time Marc

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A day to myself

Well maybe .... Very warm here in the sunny Riverland, the home is once again empty nest ... So for the last few hours played catch up and played the domestic queen and pulled the weeds out ... Now enjoying a cold drink and nice shower... Going to put my feet up and think about what I might do with these threads I picked up a few weeks ago from the local op shop

Cheers Marc






Tuesday, December 29, 2015

the spoiling continues from Cheryll

The spoiling continues.... The FHFSwap continues

And of course nothing beats a surprise on .....Christmas morning

Sorry about the reflection..... All the lovely gifts have found a home within my home ....
Big thanks to Cheryll
To Shez and Peg thanks for once again taking the time to co-ordinate the swaps
Greetings to all. .....Marc

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Online friends

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Seasons Greetings to all   ............Best Wishes Marc

Monday, December 21, 2015

Lovely gifts from Cheryll


FHFSwap. Online group I received these lovely gifts .... one a day until Christmas from the very creative and talented Cheryll




Just so gorgeous .... I am very spoilt ...... Love each and one of the lovely gifts

Pop in over the next few days for more ...... Chuckle. Cheers Marc


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Dont you love a parcel

As a member of a online FHFSwap this lovely box of goodies landed on my dining room table last night from the lovely .... .Cheryll Wow looking forward to opening as from the 14 th December .... Don't you just love a surprise each date for 11 days .... Big hug to Cheryll .... Stay tuned for the journey. Cheers Marc

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Hot .....

Sunday .... Up early ..... Why you might ask..? Well the forecast is hot today, so up early played the part of domestic goddess for awhile.... Then off to the local Sunday market.... Where local produce purchased .... But the weather was so hot that both stall holders and attendees where down.... One of the stall holders is a friend and relies on this income ....not a good day.

Currently under my outside verandah it is 42.6c. Not a cool day at ALL.?

So DH and I are not doing any paving today..... It can wait

What else can I do .... Let me think (chuckle)

Having attended a Jenny kingwell workshop several months ago .... So a great day to sit in the air conditioning and do some hand stitching

Until next time I off to get a large glass of cold water and stitch cheers marc


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tops are going down....

Sunday evening and last night ....spent doing the binding


Set myself a goal to clear up the finished tops by the end of 2016 cheers marc


Saturday, November 28, 2015

On hold....

As previous blog entry DH took a little longer than he thought so I made my cuppa and stitched away and got the binding done..... Ya hoo .... I had several months ago made a bag to match the quilt fabric from the left overs


Now of to start watching Breathless on ABC. Cheers Marc


A stitch here and a stitch there....

DH and I are working in the front yard today .... Chipping off concrete from some old bricks from the old home and laying them down as pavers in the front yard..... DH has been called away for about a hour to help his dad out.... So I am taking a break also and getting a few stitches on the binding on a another quilt back from the guru might also slip in a cuppa ...... Cheers marc