Saturday, July 4, 2009

Sue Ross Workshop.

The past two days have been somewhat of a revelation for me... I have officially entered the world of Sue Ross... that's Sue in the photo with one of her many quilts "Blazing Stars" need I say I now no longer look @ a bolt of fabric in the same light ??? A Workshop with Sue introduces you to a world of Contempory meets Tradition in the best possible of ways... Oh... &&& I am hand piecing...mind you that requires a tad bit more practice as yet. If you have taken the opportunity to subscribe to Down Under Quilts free for 6 months... @ this Link you will be able to read more about Sue's Quilting Journey in Issue # 133 { that's the issue with the really cool crocheted edge Quilt on the cover } and see some of her wonderful quilts... &&& you should see what Sue is working on @ present !!! One block has 101 pieces alone & looks totally stunning in two different colourways... can see I will be a regular attendee @ Sue's Workshops every 2 months in Toowoomba as I have truly fallen in love with just Soooo... many of Sue's designs... maybe I should get another job too just for my materials... one of course needs to be supportive of such addictions !!! Lol...

Monday, June 29, 2009

Oz Rose.

I gotta admit the generosity within Blogland brightens your day ! This week I have been exceptionally lucky to win Oz Rose's Giveaway to celebrate her 50th Post and my parcel arrived in the mail this week... don't you just love collecting the mail when you now there could be something special... ??? For my Stitchin' Get Together tomorrow my mug will be able to travel in style &&& of course I will be showing this cute little Mug Bag off to just everyone ! Thank You Soooo... much OzRose just Luv it to bits &&& I might add here that the Haigh Choccies are Long... Gone Lol !!!

PS. Don't forget Jackie's Birthday Giveaway over @ Canton Village Quilt Works.

Friday, June 26, 2009


Trying to be really good and go for a walk each day just a tad tricky in the Winter so I find !!! But just this week one of my friends sent me an Email with a 92yr old lady's lessons in life... One in particular resonated with me in every way !!!

" No matter how you feel... Get Up, Dress Up &&& Show Up !!! "

So from the mouth of Babe's I sure can take a hint... Lol

But also urging me out of my Oh So Cosy bed is the tantalising Sunrise's of late just thought I would share...

Monday, June 22, 2009

Designer Blog Hop.

Now this sounds like a bit of fun for sure... with lots of great designers sharing a little about themselves plus great Demo's & Patterns for us all to enjoy... with the Blog Hop beginning today over @ Gudrun's from GE Designs you won't wish to miss out on any of the fun so quickly hop on over for a visit... I believe someone may have mentioned Giveaway's & Prizes Too... Smiles :0)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Misty Morning.

Just some shots of "Nureyev" aka Twinkle Toes... My resident Manee for the weanlings... first thing this AM with my Blue Dog getting in on the Act. Such unusual weather today getting a bit chilly now so off to Rug Up "The Girl" who is home spelling for a bit... looks like a shower coming... Then I can settledown for some Stitchin'.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Piano Cello - Jon Schmidt.

This fellow is just beyond magic... For Pure Listening Pleasure....

New On Line Store.

If you haven't already discovered Sarah's New On Line Store
"Patchwork 's Plus" can I suggest a Visit... I Promise you will discover something which makes your heart sing !!! I certainly did... Smiles... Sarah also has a Blog over here @ Sarah's Prim Treasures ... Enjoy Your Visit ...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Great Giveaway.

Really Great Giveaway over here @ The Fabric Shopper... Hippie Chicks from Marcus Fabrics ... Very Cool !!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Paper Bag Swap Parcel.

My Paper Bag Swap Goodies have arrived safely in the Mail... Much Fun !!! Luvin' the colours & Giant Ric Rac Yummm... Now !!! Decisions... Decisions...

And... these are the contents of the Paper Bag I sent off to my Swap Partner... hopefully waiting patiently in the Posties Bag ready for delivery tomorrow ! Plus a little last minute tiny white Ric Rac too boot...

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sewn's Blog Party Giveaway Winner !!!

So... Here We Go Now !!!

#12 Jeannette has left a new comment on your post "Sewn's Launch !!!":

Congratulations Jeanette The Random Number Generator has selected you as My Sewn Giveaway Winner !!! Shall be in touch Via Email for your Addy Details for your Winnings to find their way to you !!! Way to Go... Now if you have not been over to Sewn's New Website to Visit as yet... you are missing out on one truly Savvy Site... Slip on Over *Do Not Pass Go !!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sewn's Launch !!!

Today is the day for Sewn's Launch a great new innovative site for Sewer's orchestrated by Sarah Fielke of Material Obsession Books 1 & 2 Fame !!! *** On My Wish List... ***
Sarah has come up with an awesome idea which you can read more about @ her Blog right here... to launch her new Website with a Blog Party Giveaway which I along with 150 !!! other Blogs have joined in on &&& this is my mightily late... Oh why do I do this to myself..... Groan... posting for My Giveaway. Better Late than Never as my Grandma always used to say !

&&& OMGosh... I have just had a look @ the Prize Pool... Be Still My Heart !!!

Now for My Giveaway ... I have A Bronwyn Hayes Stitchery Kit with a little parcel of Fabrics & Lace...

Then... I also have one of my Pincushion Of The Month Kits including the Pintopper !!! This was the hardest decision because I had to decide which of the Months would be featuring in My Giveaway !!! Good Luck Everyone... &&& Thank You Sarah for such a fun thing to do !!!

Blogland Giveaways.

Bloghopping such a wonderful pastime... Especially when cold & wet !!! Now as I have accumulated some great Giveaways to visit over the past few days I had better make a start...

The cutest dresses on earth or so I believe anyways can be found over here... Slip On Over for a Visit...

Then over here @ Rae Gun...

Rae Gun: Giveaway: Citrus Summer Ruffle Diaper

&&& One More Here...

Enjoy Visiting...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

More Than Shabby....

My Apologies Everyone in being so Shabbily behind time in posting the winner of my Blogoversary Giveaway... With so many lovely comments received I've discovered Giveaways can be just as much fun from the Giving side of things !!! That's the Joy of Blogland. So Thank You to Everyone for Joining in on the Fun with me.

Now the result caused me to chuckle some ... But .... when you are on a winning streak & the Angel's are on your side & well that's all there is to it ...Lol A Big Congratulations to Stina !!! Your Surprise parcel will be popped into the mail to you ASAP if you could contact me via Email with your Addy Details that would be great.

I will post Details & Pics of Stina's Surprise on Arrival in Sweden 'cause otherwise it wouldn't be a surprise now would it ??? Thank You once again to all the Super Bloggers who joined in... Such a Fabulous Fun way to meet Amazing people !!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Precious Time Well Spent.

WOW !!! I received the loveliest of Surprises this week when I visited my Favourite Shop for Stitches Therapy... Just has to be therapy when you come away feeling so inspired & motivated to achieve new dreams & desires... { I strongly feel adding to your stash falls beautifully into such a classification also } Big Grin...  But I digress !  The surprise being that the shop was totally empty...bare... more to the point shifted altogether !!!  Big Excitement then...

For you see... Precious Time have relocated to their fabulous New Premises @ 29 David St Toowoomba QLD & well... not much stitching happened that day for this little black duck as there was Soooo... Much to see !!!  Add in Friends, Laughter, Stitches, Fabric, Coffee & Cake... & well it just doesn't get any better than that...................................

So if you are visiting Toowoomba or in the area treat yourself to a visit@ Precious Time
 & say hello to Lisa & Majella...  for I believe we 
Quilters & Stitchers 
have indeed been indulged with yet another
 enticing " Playground " to visit !  Do Enjoy...

Monday, May 18, 2009

My Very 1st Blogoversary !

Good Grief... It's that time already !!!  Wow time sure flys by when you are having Fun... Now I know this because Teena from Toronto congratulated me on my Milestone today... not because I was watching my Counter... Lol... I kinda knew it was not too far off but yeah I sorta dropped the ball there... Time Management not being one of my finer set of skills.

                                                        So what to do ???   

                                                    A Giveaway ???   
                                                       Sounds good to me ! 

So if you would like to leave a Comment on this Post I will draw the lucky person's name on Sunday...  & Pop something Special into the mail... don't forget to leave your Email contact for me.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Blogland Giveaways.

Wow there are some absolutely super Giveaways out there in Blogland @ the moment & some super generous people as well ...  I believe it's the Sharing & Caring that you find out there in Blogland in such abundance is what makes this All Soooooo deliciously .... Addictive !!! 

The Crafty Girls over @ Crafty Girls Workshop have these Fabulous packs from Moda & the decision is such a hard one... The giveaway is in support of Sewn's Launch Party !  You  really need to go visit...

Robyn over here @  Daisy Quilts  is offering this wantable little package... Yummm ! Have always admired Aggie from afar... Better head on over & visit to join in on the fun ! Robyn has also just had her very first quilt published in Down Under Quilts... Such Excitement for Robyn !!!

Then~~~ over here @ Pigtails & Snails is Lizzie Anne with her Cute Azz Quilt  "Pink - A - Boo" how sweet is that !  Hurry now mustn't be late...


Friday, May 15, 2009

@ The Breaker's.

The Sequalo Colt is @ The Breaker's... The first step forward in his education as a racehorse & the boy is coming along nicely. We visited him over there just this week to see how he was going. These shots tell a story I Believe like in " Man I've been doing this all My Life... " after only a handful of rides... he is just such a laidback colt. Guess you could say I'm one proud Mama !