Monday, January 19, 2015


As previously mentioned my aim this year is to finish .... Scandinavian Roses by Rosalie Quinlan.... So today had a bit of me time, finish hope before visitors arrived and a pleasant afternoon of food and Fun

DH is watching cricket ..... I Will keep him company and do a bit more stitching ..... Cheers marc


Monday, January 12, 2015


My swap pledge with Cheryll, our swap mamma for 2015…
2015 pledge
· To always swap on time.
· To always email a THANK YOU to my partner.
· To be considerate and thoughtful when choosing a gift.
· To give my partner the quality of gift that I would like to receive.
· To communicate when it’s required.
· To NEVER over commit and let a partner down.
· To advise the swap mama when I receive my gift.  This I sewomly pledge....

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Made a start

Like so many fellow quilters I have a few things that I have purchased and sitting in my one day cupboard I will get around to starting or finish.

Well on the list is rosalie quinlan Scandinavian Rose today is a bit sH******outside...what else can a girl do but enjoy a cuppa watch a DVD and get start on one of the stitcheries .... Until next time enjoy your Sunday cheers Marc


Monday, December 29, 2014

something for swaps from me

The final swap for a online group Lets Stitch Together

My swap partner was Tarnyia These are the items I sent


Something for under the Christmas tree

Something for the sewing room

Something for the Christmas tree

Something to read


Something for the sewing room

Something to eat

Hope everyone is enjoying there day. Cheers Marc



Something under the Christmas tree

This is the lovely gift I received from Shez for the Lets stitch together final swap item..... Already being put to use...... Thank you so much Shez

Cheers Marc



Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Christmas time is a season of great joy. It is a time of remembering the past and hoping for the future. May the glorious message of peace and love fill you with joy during this wonderful season.   Best Wishes to you and your family during this holiday season .......  
    Greeting Christmas and New Year card - stock vector

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Swap received

The last swap co ordinated by lovely Maree - Lets Stitch Together group arrived a few days ago from the lovely Shez
Unfortunately due to other commitments this is the first opportunity I have had to sit down and post the lovely gifts I received  from Shez and boy o boy was I spoilt
There is one still wrapped sitting under the tree and of course this parcel will have to wait for Christmas morning ----- I cannot really wait to see what Shez has created
But I very good ----- I will wait?

But just look what I did open
Something for the Christmas Tree
Something for the sewing room
Something to eat
Something to make
Something to read
And last something for under the tree

Watch this space
Ha ha you like me will have to wait for Christmas morning for the Show and Tell photo
Thanks to Maree for her years of co ordinating swaps and to Shez for the lovely gifts

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014


My local Tuesday evening quilt group swap theme was friends

We swapped seven gifts last Tuesday evening, each item was based on each letter ...... FRIENDS

So the following is what I made for my swap partner

(F). Fabric bucket with five fat quarters and a freddo frog

(R) Reversible bag with road trip lunch bag and red frogs

(I) inspirational quote on a note book and interesting items

(E) everyday stitching bag with thread holder and needle case in elephant theme material and bag of elcairs

(N) Notions bag with. Extra notions goodies and nougat bar

(D) Dashing dog door draft stopper and decorative clips ( one of the items could be purchased )

(S) Stitching bag with seven scrap strips and snakes

Finally a group photo. Chuckle

Will show and tell another day what I receive

Have a great day. Cheers. Marc


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday so far ......

Has been so relaxing..... A nice walk early this morning ..... A couple of domestic duties out the way.... As Bathurst is on today and DH not wanting a great deal of attention I have spent time in my sewing room

Started a stitchery last Friday evening and finished it late last night....

So today turn into this

Now off to make a cuppa and watch mid summer murders on ABC .... Then I might think about a evening meal

Cheers marc



Saturday, October 11, 2014


Well almost wordless ...... Cheers marc


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hoot hoots

Remember a couple of blog entries back I had purchased some owl fabric and thought I might incorporate one of Cinderberry owl pattern .......

From this

To this. Front

Back in inside has several pockets

A needle case to go with it

Have a great day cheers marc


Monday, September 29, 2014

Nice end to a day in the office

Don't you just love it when you get home from work and there is a surprise in the mail

I was one of the lucky recipient in the celebration Of Cheryll �� Blogoversary giveaway

I'm so happy the fabrics are gorgeous ....... Sending big thankyou Cheryll

Cheers marc


Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Wow i had a parcel to pick up yesterday from the post office and it was from th lovely Lyn

As members of an online Lets get stitched pamper swap, we were to stitch a design that Maree had picked out from Gail Pan's book and incorporate onto a bag with the theme pamper

Not only did the parcel have this gorgeous bag, it was also included goodies

Coffee sticks and chocolates - lovely soap hand cream and body powder- sweet note pad and pen- so sweet cup and saucer - great book (sorry the photo is not the best)

Boy was i spoilt or what,i am feeling very pampered,thankyou so much Lyn. for all my lovely pamper gifts and also a big thankyou to Maree for a wonderful swap. Hugs Marc


Sunday, September 21, 2014

It was worth the trip

Thursday saw a me day.... I had a day of from work and what better way to spend the day the weather was so nice I drove to a quilt in the Mallee(Karoonda) about hour and half drive from my home.

The quilt shop currently has a sale on part of my purchases on the day was these lovely Japanese fabrics this afternoon as my to do list is up to date I going to incorporate a pattern from Cinderberry stitches book Cotton Floss by Natalie Lymer enjoy your Sunday cheers Marc