Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Snowies


I am loving making Michelle's snowie's, its a gorgeous freebie drawing that Michelle sent me with a pattern i had ordered,love this drawing ,just as well as i have 25 roughly to make,lol.



I got a chance to sew up one of Laurens cute designs from her new book Pretty Handmades,there is so much in this book that i want to book.


This is the very cute pin cushion out of Lauren's book and was quite easy to make,i enjoyed playing with the felt as i havent touched it  for awhile.


I was also very lucky to win a prize from lovely Leanne of Petal&Patches,thankyou Leanne.

Hope your day is a good one.
Cheers Shez xx


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Yipee all Finished

Just thought i would let my FB and IG friends know that i have unfriended them and deleted my FB and IG ,i did it this way so that i am not tempted to go back,i spend way to much time on the computer especially with Candy crush,and i want to spend more time exercising and taking time out for me and  to keep up with the housework  and to also start sewing for my home,believe it all not i dont have much at home that i have made for myself,lol. So i will see how i go with my blog for now.


Hooray i have finished my 7th needlecase,i dont want to do another one for quite awhile now,lol.


Its a pretty one in soft greens.


Now they are put in their cellophane bags ready for wrapping and putting gift tags on.


My cousin is celebrating her 50th birthday early December and she had wanted to buy a reindeer from me,i told her i dont  have time and i dont do orders,lol,so guess what she is getting for her birthday,i think she will be rapted with this little fellow.



Friday, 13 October 2017

Bits & Pieces


On the way back from The airing of the quilts i called into Gails emporium and had a lovely time looking through the shop looking at  their new stock and they are now going to be stocking Liberty prints.
I spent about 1hr and half sitting on the back veranda chatting away with Gail,it was the perfect ending to a perfect day.


Hubby and i celebrated 43 yrs of marriage last week and went and had a lovely lunch on Sunday at the bunch of grapes in Ballarat,lol,he hates having his pic taken.
We had been too busy during the week to go as we had the grandies with us.


 I took my Grandson Riley into Smythesdale to check out some of the history of the town and he was fascinated with the old gallows ,he is reading how many people had been hung and what crimes they had committed and what year it had happened in.


I also had 11 finishes for the month of September.

Hope your day is a good one.
cheers Shez xx

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Airing Of The Quilts in Steiglitz-Part 2


After our lovely scones with jam and cream we walked down the hill to view some more quilts


Lots of lovely quilts,Lyn found some fur which we think was kangaroo.


Then we walked back up the hill to view the quilts outside of the old court house.


Top left hand pic is of a quilt made of ties and along the bottom they had sewn on the brand name labels of the ties,top right hand side the quilt was covered in fabric tags,i think it was made for someone leaving school and all the school friends signed a tag.



Then we kept on walking up the hill to the courthouse and top middle pic Lyn founds some family members that were listed in the cemetery.
Top right pic is of an old pipe they used to make them out of wood.
Bottom left is a couple of old bellows and these were quite big.
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Then our tummies were grumbling so we drove into Meredith and went to a little cafe,i forget the name of it and we had a lovely lunch and a drink and sat and chatted for quite awhile.
Lyn had also spotted this cement loungeroom in front of the local pub,it was quite amazing i swore it was white leather till i went to touch it.
Then it was time to go our separate ways,thankyou Lynnie for a wonderful day .

Hope your day is a good one.
cheers Shez xx

Monday, 9 October 2017

Airing of the Quilts in Steiglitz-Part 1


I had a wonderful day on Saturday when i meet up with my buddy Lyn for the airing of the quilts in Steiglitz.


It was a beautiful spring day with a gentle breeze,perfect for walking up and down the hills,lol.


Lots of lovely quilts on display apparently there was a lot less than the years before,as this year you had to bring your quilts and display them yourself and to look after them where as other years 1 lady took on the responsibility and it got to much for her,such a big job.
This pic is outside the old PO.


There is so much history in this old gold mining town,its a shame alot of the old buildings have gone.



We took a walk down the hill to this very old cottage to have some morning tea.


Along our walk to the cottage we found this,it was in memory of the gold mining pioneers and was built in 1951 a 100 yrs when this town was born.


Wow this cottage was awesome and left just the way it was back in its hey day,you werent allowed to touch the walls,boy if only the walls could talk i would love to know about the families that lived here once upon a time.


Lynnie and i sat on the back veranda looking at the beautiful landscape and it was just so peaceful with birds chirping and we both felt like we were on the little house on the Prairie as we sipped away on our homemade lemonade and freshly baked scones with jam and cream.

Hope you had a lovely weekend.
Cheers Shez xx

Saturday, 7 October 2017

FNWF


This is what i worked on for FNWF


Hooray another one finished


I did this one in French General fabrics,think i could nearly make these in my sleep now,lol.


6 done and only one more to make,hooray nearly there.
To see what everyone else got up to go here and a big thankyou to my buddy Chez for hosting FNWF

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
cheers Shez xx



Friday, 6 October 2017

Another Finish & Some Goodies


Whoo hoo another needlecase finished.

 I love the colours in this one.


5 finished now ,thought i had to make 6 i did a recount and it is actually 7 gifts i need,so another 2 to go.


Omg how cute are these 2 little xmas elves that play xmas music that  i bought,my sister has a cafe at 905D Latrobe st Delacombe and she has decided to have a room full of xmas and gift things to purchase as well as eating in her cafe.
No more running to Maldon to check out the xmas shop.

Lol some of her stock has been arriving so i went in to check it out and walked out with 2 cute xmas elves and 2 glass domed bunnys,they are so cute and just what i was looking for to put on my new hessian and lace runner that Lynnie bought me for my birthday.


Dont forget to signup for FNWF.

Hope your day is a good one.
Cheers Shez xx