Monday, November 28, 2011


I have just finished a sew a long on Craft Lovers blog and Decided to make my blocks into this table runner. I think it will come to live in one of my daughters homes as its not really me colour scheme.

I am making Xmas placemats ( will show them when I have finished them) for my youngest daughter as it is her turn to host our Xmas lunch this year and I had some fabric left over. I have made so far 18 coasters and I will be giving them to the St John volunteers of TTgully division at their Xmas dinner as I will be attending it with my DH who is a member. I hope they will like my little gift.

Last year the Quilters Guild of SA issued each member who attended the Xmas breakup with a fat quarter and challenged us to create  something with it. I have made a table centre and fussy cut the snowman print and turned them on point so where ever you view it a snowman is watching you. I also added some snowflake stitcheries and I am pleased with the result. Our Xmas breakup for 2011 is this Thursday and it will be interesting to see what other quilters have made.
Bye for now as I still have 14 more placemats to finish. Jude

Monday, November 21, 2011


Hi all, Sorry for not posting for so long but I have been very busy. I flew to Sydney to visit my eldest daughter and family and then came home did the washing and went to Stansbury with my middle daughter and her family. We do this every year and it is a great time to relax and recharge ready for Xmas.

 Here are Emma and I trying to cool off in the ocean at Stansbury on the Yorke Peninsular last week.
We had some hot days in the high 30s and some very windy days and a bit of rain thrown in for good luck. We built sand castles, dug holes to sit in, walked for miles finding sea shells and had a great relaxing time. Emma was digging in the sand and was very surprised when she pulled up her spade and it had a sweet little crab on it. One of its brothers bit me on the back of the thigh and for little crabs they certainly can give you a nip.

This is a close up of Emma`s crab. She was so excited and had to run and show Mum her catch of the day. Home again now and must get down to it and sew all my Xmas gifts. Bye for now Jude