Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Yes...I am joining in for this year's Stitch-A-Long.  It is the quilt from the book "A Holly Cottage Christmas" by Michelle Ridgeway.  I love Michelle's designs and since I already had the book the decision to join in was an easy one.  The hardest part for me is always deciding on what fabric to use...but there is plenty of time until we start in earnest in June...until then it is getting our fabrics sorted and maybe making one of the smaller projects in the book. 

The lovely Fiona and Raewyn are going to be our hosts for this Stitch-A-Long.

If you would like to join in then leave a comment over on the Stitch-A-Long page here and the book is available from Michelle  here (you will find details on her blog sidebar).


Monday, April 24, 2017

I've been away on a retreat..from Friday till today

Just back from a crafters retreat with a wonderful group of ladies..360 km trip there and back but well worth it...lots of fun and laughs and of course we managed to do some crafting over the busy having fun I mostly forgot to take photos!!!  So my FNSI was spent with a 'real life' group this month!!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Lace progress..for FNSI

I am on the last quarter of this centre of the mat I am working on..and then it will be on to making the next piece, like a border, which will then be attached.  Friday night's effort was the section that has the pins in the top there are a few night's work left to see this part completed. 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

What I worked on for FNSI..

..a slow moving project that has earned me the nickname "Pins" and if you look at the photo you will understand why...I seem to have a habit of preparing blocks and getting them pinned but then time has been eluding me and the pins have remained.  So I am going to try and rectify that this year and get some stitches into each block so I can remove the rest of the pins and then move on to the next one.

Monday, January 16, 2017

FNSI..the first one for 2017!!

Yes that's is on this Friday.. the first FNSI for the year, so, to sign up, head on over to Wendy's blog... Sugarlane Designs .....and then start thinking of what you can work on!!

Monday, January 2, 2017

SSCS received

Well here it is 2017 already.  I am over in Sydney visiting Mum and head back to NZ next sure has been warm here, not what I am used to at all.
I joined in for Chooky's SSCS swap again for Christmas.  I received my gorgeous gifts from Fiona of Bubzrugz blog..a lovely ornament and table runner to treasure..they are absolutely fabulous..
Apologies for the odd sized photos..the first 2 should be smaller and the table runner bigger but I am having big issues using Blogger on my iPad (since I updated the operating system..wish I hadn't). Will have to wait till I go home to fix the meantime here are my lovely gifts..