...there is a univeral language between women when they craft and come
together in this passion. It unites women in a place that takes them from the
woes of everyday life and provides fortitude and strength to each other through
unspoken word - it is as if each stitch taken together strengthens our bound and
friendship. Please join me on the journey and let us inspire each other........

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A wet weekend.....

Despite the official summer season starting this coming Wednesday, and after having a gorgeous week of hot temperatures & air conditioners running (particularly in the classroom during the day), this weekend has seen a deluge. The heavens opened on friday night and it rained and rained and rained. Our backyard looks like a swimming pool again and we have only briefly seen hubby as he dashes in for a sleep before the next onslaught of calls for help as roofs magically start to leak and trees fall over onto roads.

Other than getting the washing dry (it had to go into the shed this weekend), the wet weather hasn't bothered me as I worked my way through a massive 'To Do' list, and achieve it all I nearly did! I did housework; wrapped the christmas presents needed for this week's celebrations; dealt with booklist, secondhand books, & uniform prerequisites for 2011; completed my reports for school; finished stitching one of the christmas presents; and bound a quilt also destined for a christmas gift. Unfortunately I did not get the next gift started but alas, there is always next weekend??
Do you remember that I showed you a sneak preview of some stitching a little while ago. Well I finished the stitching for this one on friday night and completed the piecing today. It is ready to be framed now, intended as a noticeboard. Of course I am also making one for myself but it had to be put on hold for a while.

Next is the finish of this bright star quilt as a gift for someone special at christmas - I can't tell you who yet as she may read this post. It just needs a label which I will do tonight :)

Lastly I want to introduce you to our latest house guest. This is Cleo, a ge-normous house cat that we often think is half dog sometimes. He belonged to my sister in law but was caught up in an estate case. Recently she was able to gain access to him but could not house in her small flat. So short story is that we adopted him. He has settled in quickly, although our first cat Sally is not so fond yet. We hope that time will bring them together.

Until next time, happy stitching & much inspiration!

Bonnie xox

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Finally some finishes......!!

It seems like a long time since I had a finish and finally several things are coming together. If "Joy's Quilts" still had her finishing stitches challenges running this month I would be looking good! Shame?!

These are a set of wall hangings that I prepared about 6 months ago in preparation for my sister's birthday last friday! Well I finished them today!! Better late than never...............I got my inspiration when we were using her spare room and I felt the decor could use a little updating, then came home and in the next issue of homespun, there was this pattern - her walls in that room are blue, so i hope the blue in the canvases pick this up. But pink and green are her favourites, so these fabrics seemed perfect to fit the bill! Don't worry she doesn't do internet so I haven't spoiled the surprise!

If you remember I was making a bright star quilt that I started in the September school holidays - I have now finished the machine quilting (this took a while!), attached the binding and am on the home stretch to finishing it with some hand stitching on the binding to go. I have about a week and half to have this accomplished - dead lines!!

Next I have a preview of what I am currently working on - a christmas present for someone special in the family...............can't give any more away yet but will show you when i have it finished.

Lastly I want to introduce you to my best friend and trusty work horse "Phebe". She is my pride and joy. I was fortunate enough to be allowed to purchase her last year at the AQC and she has not failed me since. A machine dedicated to patchwork & quilting, she is just a dream to drive. Thanks for your help Phebe.

Well nice talking again. Hope I have got you inspired. Back soon with some more accomplishments I hope!! And well......maybe I had better find time to write reports too for work! How inconvenient!!

Bonnie xox

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Yet another wonderful giveaway!!

There are some wonderfully generous people in blog land! I am so blown away with the items and wisedom they so generously share with us!!

Canton Village Quilt Works are giving away not one, but two wonderful quilt rulers. One of the rulers helps you to make a gorgeous hunter star block like this one above.

Have a look at this link for more details: http://cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/2010/11/big-giveaway.html. You have until 22ne November (my daughter's 10th birthday) :)


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Another gorgeous giveaway!!

Green fairy Quilts are having an absolutely gorgeous and generous giveaway of a origins fat quarter bundle. You need to enter before this friday night! Go here - http://greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com/2010/11/big-birthday-giveaway.html

Good luck xox

Friday, November 12, 2010

A giveaway of Rosalie Quinlan's gorgeous new Sweet Broderie range......


This really is such a lovely range. My local quilt shop just got the range in - it is very sweet and lovely clear colorful prints. I could think of so much to do with it! Well good news....Corrie at Retro Mummy is having a giveaway of not one, but two fat quarter packs with 14 prints in each - what gets better than that? Pop over there to have a look!

Bonnie :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Another opportunity to win a GO-cutter!!

Hi all,

I just wanted to let you know that, Linda @ Lavender Ridge
is having a GO! Cutter giveaway!!

Run.....and leave a comment, to win!!

It ends on Thursday!

Good Luck

I have a lovely three day weekend coming up at the end of this week so more time to sew and then I can tell you about it!

Love Bonnie xox