Monday, June 29, 2015

a little surprise at the local post office

Having just left the local post office to send a swap item overseas.... I was a little surprised that Australia Post  is not a cheap way to send a quilting swap......
you are restricted to 2kg for the basic rate and anything over that is a added cost so having finished my items for a swap...  I was a bit surprised when my parcel was 100 grams over the 2kg  limit and cost just under  $50.00 Australia Dollars to mail.
So sad as this added cost will most probably reduced the spirit of participating in swaps with overseas fellow quilters.

   have a great day   - cheers marc

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

dancing dolls

 Sending out a help me blog ...... I am looking for this pattern, if any of you lovely online friends know where this pattern or book  is available from  I would appreciate your help.
cheers marc

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Change is a good as a holiday ?

Love hand piecing so thought I would have a bit of a change, what else can one do when one can't sleep?   As my ipad sits on my bedside table.... early hours this morning as one could not get to sleep, I went a browsing and came across a pattern or two in paper piecing .
So of course I waited until the sun was peering into the bedroom before placing an order
not that I will be expecting the order via Australia Post  to be here anytime so.
It seems to be quick to receive items overseas then within Australia mail service.
Vintage Stars - Everyday Quilts - Sandra Boyle Bring Me Flowers Booklet by Jen Kingwell Designs

Don't you just love these patterns (one way to get a use for those small scrappy pieces of fabric)
The weather in Sunny Riverland is freezing...cold ...chilly and Icy....nothing I can do about that.... one of things I don't have a say in  (weather) (chuckle) When I walk just after 6am each morning I look like the Michelin man all my layers of clothes
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Until next time  - keep safe  - Marc


Friday, May 29, 2015

One of nine

Eight to go .......

Enjoy your Friday cheers Marc


Sunday, May 24, 2015

What and where have I been

Firstly I have spent the last 14 days home yes that's right home..... Why you might wonder well I had and you might still say have the dreaded flu..... Not nice. So as I had a few balls of wool in my stash I started crocheting a quick thick blanket on and off when I was not coughing or sleeping.... Very simple and basic knee rug kept me warm as I was crocheting


So ladies I have a bit of catching up to do ...... In the home and at work but first got to get my priorities right first off to organise the evening meal then watch pol dark on -ABC Until next time cheers Marc


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A change is as good as

Well it has been over 25 years since I last done any crocheting.... But the last couple of weeks of a evening I have been bitten by the crochet bug ..... The weather here in sunny Riverland has been a bit cool so the mojo has also slowed down of a evening .... And I have been plodding along with a bit of crocheting ..... The photos don't bring the true colour out ..... The wool colour is called mulberry. Until next time cheers Marc



Thursday, April 30, 2015

need some help please

Dear online friends ....I am interested in panels created by  Cori Dantini under the umbrella   The Blend trademark....... do you know of any store within your area that stocks Cori Dantini  range of panels and  coordinating fabrics  ..... see below sample of her designs ....... cheers marc

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