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Hank’s Halloween calling

If only my puppy came back on the first time of asking, he would be absolutely PERFECT for scaring the neighbourhood trick or treaters a la SPIDER DOG I love spider dog so much, just saying

A little ARGH moment

I just wanted to put this out there somewhere. My proper sewing machine went into the shop last weekend, the cutter was a bit mediocre so I had a feeling a new blade was needed, however I also wanted them to take a look at the tension problems I was having with FMQ whilst it is […]

WIP Wednesday – the handsewing edition

My machine went into the shop for a little fine tuning this weekend, nothing serious, just a couple of niggles I wanted looking at before my warranty is over. I hope to have it back this weekend but I’ve not heard anything yet. Fingers crossed…. Anyway, this has limited what I can work on, and […]

Christmas Sprouts – another quilt finish

Quilt Now issue 4 is finally out and that means I can now reveal the Christmas quilt I was working on back in July. What is more festive than Brussels Sprouts? And of course this quilt is in Basic Grey fabric. I forgot that in my post yesterday so it’s a double bill of Basic Grey […]

Bloggers Quilt Festival – A New Finish!

That’s right folks, I finished something specifically for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival (the final binding stitches have just gone in!), and that something is my Diaspyros quilt! Diaspyros is the genus of the Persimmon fruit and its flowers are kinda this shape which is fortuitous! This is now going on to Bridget (editor of Popular Patchwork) […]

Sunday Stash, A Winner and A Cushion!

Obviously the important stuff first. The second half of my fabric order that I blogged last week arrived on Friday from Pink Castle Fabrics. I got a couple of FQ bundles on their 30% off discount code they were running and added all of these to my stash… Then the EMMQG meeting yesterday was at […]

My first finish along finish of the quarter

Snappy blog post name, huh? I’ve finished the unidentified present on my finish along list for my friend, which I will be gifting on Sunday. she does read my blog but I don’t know if she will over the next few days so I’m risking it and sticking this out there. Yep, my third sew together bag […]

Georgetown on my Mind…

Nicky, Reene and I were all looking at the Jen Kingwell Georgetown on my Mind pattern shortly after the Fat Quarterly Retreat this year. They won the pattern each this year as part of the pub quiz, and I won it the year before and still hadn’t started it. Now I need a new project […]

Scrappy Day (and a bonus mini giveaway)

There’s a new linky going on down Leanne and Nicky’s way, so I thought I would get in on the action. I’m working on a long term project to use up my scraps. To be fair I use scraps in almost anything, whether pockets for sew together bags, or as part of appliqué designs, I […]

English Country Garden BOM – Block 7 – Rose

Sorry for the delay folks, here’s the brand new Rose block. The next one is out on the 3rd November so this pattern is free to download until a week after then (since this one wouldn’t be up for free for long enough with me being away). Previous templates are $1.50 in my Craftsy shop if you missed […]