Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Delivered the quilts to Modbury Hospital rehab unit and the new owners were very happy to receive them. Needed to make one more as another patient was admitted. Also saw some burlap rolls at Spotty and liked the look of it and the result was a very nice shopping bag. Easy and quick to make so will be making some more with the grandkids to give to their mums for Christmas. Now off to start a new project or possibly finish a UFO, haven`t decided yet, so bye for now Jude

 I liked doing this quilt it was an easy one to sew and used more of my left over fabric

Pleased with how the bag turned out, but might make the next one bigger to take shopping.

Monday, August 10, 2015


These are the last 3 quilts of a total of 22 that I have made for the rehab unit at Modbury Hospital. The first 2 I forgot to photograph so there is not a record of them. They are all made from leftover fabric in my stash and there are still a lot more quilts hiding in my cupboard just waiting to be made. I hope to deliver them on Thursday and then do some sewing for me. I am in a Christmas swap this year so will have to make a few things for my partner as well as buy some goodies. I also have a quilt, backpack and a bag to make from the patterns I received at the Lets Get Stitched retreat I attended in Brisbane in March, so must crack the whip now and get started. Well maybe tomorrow.
Bye for now Jude

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


It has been another busy week for me. I have made some quince jelly and some apple jelly and I like it on my toast for breakfast or with some cheese and crackers, very yummy. i had never made apple jelly before so I used the quince jelly recipe and it worked out quite well.
I have also finished four more quilts for the rehab section of Modbury hospital and will have to deliver them soon as my spare room is getting cluttered more than usual. Started cutting another quilt today but not feeling up to sewing as I have a bit of a cold that can go when it likes, thankyou very much.

 My quince and apple jellies.

 This quilt I made up as I went and was please with how it turned out.

 This one I also made up as I went.

 This one is called Volume and is from the SCRAP REPUBLIC book by Emily Cier that i purchased from Spotty for just $5.00.

Another one that was done as I went along and it`s meant to be a little like a rainbow. I hope the new owners will like and enjoy them as much as I did making them. Just need to make some labels and they are ready to go.

Bye for now Jude

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Hi all, been very busy making quilts for the rehabilitation unit at Modbury Hospital. The patients here love to receive a quilt when they are in the hospital and my friend dawn and I decided to try to donate one to all who are having a stay at the hospital after a stroke. So far we have given two ladies their quilts and they loved them, I have just finished 4 more and nearly finished another 2 quilts. I love to do  this for them but it gets a little expensive having to buy the wadding. I will continue to make them as long as I am able and hoping I can get some reasonable priced wadding some where. The finished quilts are at least 50 inches square and i have posted them below.

 While I was sewing the binding on a quilt these two little birds landed on my clothes line. I have not seen them here before and I dont know what they are. If you do know please let me know.

 This one is from the Block book by Missouri star.

 This one i just made up and is a quilt as you go.

 Another I just started to sew and i like the effect of this one. The one below is just a simple 9 patch.

bye for now Jude

Friday, May 1, 2015


I started this quilt 6 years ago with a block swap from a forum I was in at the time. I made blocks for other forum members in the colour of their choice and they did one for me in my selected colours. Some of the blocks were not what I had wanted so I altered them to suit and made others to get the size of the quilt I wanted.The blocks sat around for ages and then I put them together and it went back in the cupboard. My sister asked if I had a quilt she could buy for her MIL for Mothers Day and I thought of the quilt UFO. She liked it and said her MIL would love it so it was quilted and bound in the same day. Now onto the next UFO, well maybe, I do have a lot I need to do. 
Cheers Jude

Thursday, March 26, 2015


I have recently come home from a week visiting with my daughter, Leonie and her family. We went to the Keith playgroup on Tuesday and I noticed the dolls were nude, so decided to make some clothes for them. Hope they like them.

 The dress and nappies for the girl doll.

 Shorts and top for the boy doll. Below some of the nappies to share for both dolls.

Saturday, March 14, 2015


I recently went to Brisbane for a stitching weekend and I made a gift for my roomies. They were very happy with what I had made and now I have requests for more. They are from the TILDA book of rabbits and are quite easy and quick to make. I did not enlarge them to the full size as stated in the pattern as I prefer smaller cuter rabbits. Will show you the projects from the weekend when I have made them. Bye for now Jude.

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