Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Hi all, my camera broke down so off to buy a new one. Took great photos and then couldn`t upload them to my computer. My friend came over for dinner and we formated the card ( now who knew how to do that, well not me). Next tried to get the photos again, no luck. Next went back to the shop I had purchased it from and had to buy a cord to transfer them to the computer or take out the card thingy and put that into the computer, sounds too complicated for me so bought the cord and hey presto I can now do it. Three cheers here please.  I can now show you the quilts I have made . My GD Jade requested a new lap quilt as hers was looking a little worse for wear. I chose  the pattern "Miss Daisy" by Monica Poole that I had bought at the Craft Fair as it was bright and colourful. Made two  as the first  was to see if I could do it as it was a quilt as you go, worked out fine so then made Jades. Now to see which one she prefers.

 Jades quilt as she told me her favourite colour is now blue.

 The first sample quilt.  This will go into the gifting box in case I forget someones special day. Below are the backings, I especially like the owl fabrics. Bye for now Jude.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


More tomatoes have ripened and so have the cucumbers so more  cooking to make bread and butter cucumbers for winter eating and more tomato pickles. Next lot of tomatoes will go into more soup to freeze for winter. It has been a good year for the garden this year thankfully as last year was a disaster. Also we have been picking lots of pencil eggplants, if that is the correct  name and I have been adding them to casseroles and last night marinated some in garlic, olive oil and rock salt and then roasted them. Quite tasty but I prefer them in casseroles as the taste is pretty bland. Also not my  favourite veggie.

 The bread and butter cucumbers are tasty in a cold lamb sandwich, yummy.

The tomato pickles, DH likes these and so does my son in law and another batch cooking now so there will be some to share.

Bye for now as I am off to finish my Grandaughter`s quilt after lunch.

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Dear hubby picked 75 kilos of tomatoes and then it was up to me to deal with them. Gave lots to the neighbours and then started to cook.

First up made tomato soup. Two bowls for dinner tonight and another two lots packaged and in the freezer. Below is the first batch of tomato sauce and ran out of bottles, so off soon to get some more. when I get back will be cooking my first batch of tomato chutney and then more sauce for the daughters.
Bye for now Jude

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


I have been busy doing Christmas sewing and lots of parties, and sadly neglecting my blog so my new years resolution will be to come here and do more blogs.My friend Dawn showed me how to sew these great flowers, I have made some in frozen colours for the grandaughters and 1 in Christmas colours for my self. I have more to make in the Chrissie colours and get in the post for the GD`s in Sydney so going now to make a start on them.
 Bye for now Jude

Thursday, September 25, 2014


 My black and white bag is for when I am travelling as I can fit all I need for the journey.

 This is my chocolate ripple bag and I just love it. The pattern is titled Raspberry Ripple and is from Melly and Me. this is the first bag I have made in a long time but was a little too small when travelling to put all that I needed for the trip so I made the black and white bag above. Both turned out better than I hoped and were quite easy to make. I should have put the photos the other way round but i forgot which goes on first, so you see them in reverse  from how I sewed them.

This bag is "Pack Up Your Troubles" from Designs by Joy Coey from Joypatch  and I made it to take all those extra bits and pieces when I travel by plane. It can hold a great amount and is legal size for cabin luggage.  It is the first time I have used bag weight wadding and was very easy to manage and sew.

bye for now Jude

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Hi every one, I have been very busy stitching and sewing lately and have a couple of things to show you, more are still works in progress.

 My daughter,Megan is in the SES in NSW and needed costumes to fit Barbie dolls for an exhibition they are having shortly. She sent an old shirt and these 2 dollies clothes are the result. They are a bit big but will have to do.

 My eldest granddaughter was over for the holidays and wanted to make a cushion. She picked a pieced butterfly to make and did quite well, i had to put the zip in as that was too hard for her to do.

 My sister Barbara asked me to make her a horse quilt. I made a matching pillow for her as well. It took me a little time to find a horse that looked like hers and below is the finished quilt.
Cheers for now Jude.

Saturday, March 29, 2014


Hi everyone, it`s been a while since I have blogged as I have been having trouble with my account but I hope it has been resolved now.
Recently I was in Melbourne with 50 other beautiful quilters and had a fabulous time laughing, drinking (non alcoholic of course) lots of chatting, a great bus tour of quilt shops and even managed a few stitches in a new project. I will share when its done. I also received some beautiful new patterns and will gradually get them done and show you the results. I have finished my first one by Designs By Fee and it is a great Retreat organiser for everything you need for quilting on the go. Next I hope to do Dawns Preston bag, so watch this space.

 This is the front of The Everyday Retreat Bag and it was a quick and easy pattern to follow.

 Here is the inside with all I need stored inside. and below are the 2 pin cushions made from the patterns that Fee gave us at Let`s Get Stitched. I also made a cover for my rotary cutter and a scissor scabbard from the left over fabric.

Bye for now Jude.