Sunday, 29 November 2009

The girls!

Being as I am surrounded by testosterone laden males, I thought I would get some more female company, females that I could while away the day with, talk about all sorts of things with, and just sit and enjoy each others company.

My new 'girls':


Pudding just loves them:


I'm ginger, so of course they'll think I"m a carrot!

First time I've done this . . .

Corrie over at retromummy is having a giveaway - some beautiful fabric - grandmothers flower garden - which she will generously give away 12 fat quarters of.

 Check it out here:  The Giveaway Blog

Friday, 27 November 2009


Now as you look at these . . . please bear in mind that I DON'T sew!!  Don't even have a sewing machine - I'm using my sisters one!

I enrolled in a class for one Saturday . . . I was thinking I wouldn't even get the machine threaded in the time I had LOL

First:  I picked my fabrics, and with purple being my favourite colour, it wasn't too hard.

Next came the cutting of the pieces (I absolutely LOVE that top fabric):

Then came the sewing . . . have to quietly admit it got a bit frustrating at times.

Then putting the patches together:

I will admit here that I made a bit of a mistake in the sewing of the patches together - I think I got one patch around the wrong way and consequently some of the fabrics are a bit too close to each other.   But the final patchwork looks like this:

It's not perfect, but it's my very first attempt and I just LOVE it.  Since this photo it has a dark purple border around the edge and is waiting to be quilted.  I will get someone who knows what they are doing to do that bit - maybe I'll attempt it on my next one  :-)

Oh, and I've now bought a used sewing machine - quite old and very heavy - but it sews beautifully.

My next project is a bag - pics to come eventually!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Where to start -


What we are harvesting:
peas - a handful to eat raw each day  :-)
wong bok

Thoughts for next years garden:
Plant more strawberries and peas!!!