Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas chair decorations

I have been working hard getting these chair decorations finished, I am thinking I will add some gold thread to surround the candle flame. I really need to get some other jobs done first and put up the Christmas tree etc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Playing again

Isn't it amazing what you can do to a piece of work 19 years later!!! At the time I thought it looked OK!!!! I do think the quilting improves it and it gave me a chance to PLAY AGAIN!!!!!!!

I think it is time I put my machine away and do some real work!!!!!!!!!!!! Like dusting and polishing Ha Ha I don't have anything to polish thank goodness but I may find some dusting if I look hard enough!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I'm on a ROLL

Well I just can't seem to leave this alone. Still having fun!!!!!!!!!! this small piece is 17 inchies square I had to see if I could do free motion feathers in a border and make it fill the space.

Now all I have to do is to add the ribbons to tie the back together. Sorry Dayna you will have to wait until after the quilt club show and tell before you receive your Christmas Tree Skirt............

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas Tree Skirt for Dayna

Yesterday I got carried away quilting this Christmas tree skirt, looks like I will be putting feathers on everything ( just joking)

Today I started painting, I have finished the painting I will take another photo when I have bound it. I first will have to hunt out some fabric, plain red I am hoping who knows what I will find in my stash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Just having FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paulines quilt finished above!!!!!!!!!

Here is my sampler of Painted Fabric, Free Motion feathers, Free Motion Fillers, Trapunto, Colouring with water soluble crayons and Couching. I have to say this was FUN. I have been just playing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I need a House Keeper

I am needing a house keeper so I can PLAY on my sewing machine!!!!!!! I have just watched a DVD by Patsy Thompson and have always wanted to do free motion feathers. WELL Patsy's instructions are SOOOOOOOO good and she makes it so easy to follow. I have so much more to try................

I did this art piece after having two of my grand daughters here sewing last week. I was so inspired by what they had done I had to do a piece for myself.
I also watched a DVD by Kim Bradley and I was so inspired by her work also.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Textile Artists at work

These little textile art pieces are 6inches by 6inchies!!!!

Cara and Holly painting

Today Cara and Holly painted some fabric left it to dry then bought it inside heat set it then rinsed it. Now it is hanging hopefully it will dry over night. Tomorrow who knows what we might do with it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Catch up

Here is my Kiwiqulters challenge " WORDS" Only thing is I have got the Flu and did not get it onto their site but HEY! I did it lucky I had already finished these 3 some time ago before I came down with this horrible thing. At least I can now get these up to show. I can't talk much (which alot of people will be pleased about) because every time I talk it makes me cough!!!!! I have heard this may go on for 100 days!!!!! that will be Christmas HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There is a story that goes with this piece of work but I am finding it a bit hard to concentrate at the moment.

This weeks Inchie "DESTINATION"

Here's my Halberg Challenge " Green Sleeves" I have used the theme to create a 12" x 12" to fit in with my Kiwiquilters ones.
When I was at High School we did an item at the end of the year. It was for PE and we danced to "Green Sleeves" we wore black swimming togs with green Dyed curtain fabric made into lose fitting tops and held chiffon scarves.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rugby Jersey Challenge

Here is my challenge entry for a challenge using a recycled rugby jersey. It was a bit disappointing to only see 7 entries in this category. If you click on the photo you can see the words that are embroidered on the jersey.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Paulines Quilt

This last border has not been added yet just photo shopped!!!!!! For the 2"x2" squares I have used some of my painted fabrics, and only three of the fabric's are bought ones. The painted fabric's are the ones in my previous posts below.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pauline's Quilt

TODAY I finally made a start on the quilt I promised Pauline last October. Hopefully most of it will be done by this October maybe late October!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

More Stamping

These fabric's I have made using store bought stamps, I should just about have enough now to start the project I have in mind, using these new fabric combined with other fabric's I already have!!!!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Painting and Stamping Day

Well I really had some fun today, painted fabric, then made my own stamps and printed them onto my painted fabric. I don't think I will have time to do any housework until I get this out of my system. Oh boy what FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I still have more fabric I painted today which is not dry yet, so I wonder what I may do tomorrow. I have just added more sunflowers which I think has made it look a lot better!!!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Painting Play at Rangitikei Quilt Club

Today I went over to Marton to a painting play day, it was an very inspirational day, Great work ladies.
Don't you just love this piece, I must admit I loved all the pieces the ladies from Marton did. I hope they all had fun, I really enjoyed watching them as they all worked very creatively.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Remember the 70's

Remember the 70"s when ORANGE was the colour!!!!!!
This is my 12" x 12" "ORANGE" Kiwiquilters challenge for this month!!!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Inchie "CHANGE"

I made this quite quickling, I realised I should have put the 5 cent piece the other way up so you could see it was a New Zealand coin. Anyway the little hedgehog is really cute!!!! OOPS!!!!!!! the coin is an Australian coin Just had a little peep at the back thought it was strange it having a hedgehog on it, I was in such a hurry to make this inchie and it was just it laying around.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Just playing AGAIN!!!

I had fun making these stamps I will be playing some more, just need more time to PLAY, PLAY and PLAY some more.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Monday Inchie "IMAGINE"

Imagine being a "PRINCESS"

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tonights Snowman

More snow tonight, now it can warm up.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


We have lived in this house for 38 years and this is only the second time I have ever known it to snow here, very exciting.


Saturday, July 30, 2011

GEOMETRY 12" X 12"

I am not sure if this is really what is expected from the word "GEOMETRY" as you can tell I am trying to do a series, making them in some way tell parts my life story. August is "ORANGE" I have an idea, it will be pushing the bounderies I think!
As these are just a challenge it doesn't really matter to anyone but myself, I have to admit I am enjoying the process of these challenges.

Friday, July 22, 2011


Here is my very talented friend Jean, working hard at one of her many machines. A demonstration at the Rangitikei Country Quilters Exhibition. A wonderful show ladies Well Done!!!!
As I left there was a lady thanking people for there visit and handing out lovely mint flavoured Chocolates. They even had a quilt pattern on them, how cute!!!!!

Here are just a few of the lovely quilts from the little town of Marton New Zealand.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

5 Inchies

OK! So this gets me up to 8th of August. Take note of the book, just had to put the " New Zealand Quilter" on this one, it has a photo of one of my quilts in it.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I have finished the Quilt I am going to donate to the school for a raffle. The blocks I won at Rose City Quilters Tote and Gloat day. I am hoping to make a book to go with the quilt with the nursey rhymes in and the makers of each block.

Here is a Dino quilt the first of many (I hope) to make for Tye's school Gala day in Oct. My 12 year old grand daughter did most of the piecing while staying with me a few weeks ago.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

HOT 12" x 12"

This is my Kiwiquilters 12" x 12" the theme word is "HOT"