Sunday, January 8, 2017


                         Sunday sewing -  bucket bag and needle case   
                ....Have a great day   Cheers Marc

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Bit of stitching today

Very Lazy Day --- today..... up early this morning and  got the garden watered and potted around doing a few have to do jobs, then what else can a girl do  on a VERY HOT day but close the doors take the phone off the hook  put the air conditioner on  then  pot around in the sewing room .

Have done several stitchery’s over a period of time and just placed them away for a rainy day .... Well let me reassure you today is not a rainy day..... The current temp is just over 40 degrees (f) so definitely not a rainy day ...... but as it is so hot I have been sewing up some of the stitcheries into small zipper bags.  


                                        These two  need the binding sewn down  - tonight ‘s job while watching a DVD  

 This one I will work on later to put together to enjoy a large glass of something COLD to drink

Cheers Marc

Sunday, January 1, 2017

great day

Great day today – spent in the sewing room ..... Only need to found some fabric for a border and backing. Enjoy your evening cheers Marc  


Friday, December 30, 2016

Getting there ....

Well .. it has been awhile  since my last post... life at the moment  just seems to  be flying ..... Sometime ago (Monday, January 19, 2015I) ago I posted that I would set a quest to finish Rosalie Quinlan – Scandinavian Rose stitchery’s
But alas like so many of us some days the mystery tour in life takes a different path ..... but early hours of this morning after several DVD’s playing in the background and cuppas of herbal teas ... I finished the stitching ... hopefully today after playing the domestic queen I will find the fabric and start cutting and piecing ......


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