Thursday, January 28, 2010


I would like you all to meet Percy. Who is Percy I hear you say. He is one cute little pig my sister Lucky1 made soon after she started sewing just over 12 months ago.

Percy goes on holidays and has been to places I have never been America. He sends photos home to his Mum, Lucky and she posts then on his website. Yes he has a website!!!

At the moment Percy is here on holiday with me and if you would like to see what Percy has been up to, you can by visiting his blog at

Plus you will get an insite into where I live.
Patchwork Hugs,

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Breast of Friends

I am doing the Breast of Friends quilt along with my sister, Lucky. We are doing one block a month in the colours of our choice. I am enjoying the appliques but most of all doing this with my sister is the best part. We live 300km apart but with emails, we are able to checkout what each other is doing. We each have a daughter and plan to leave our quilts, along with a Journal about the making of the quilts to our daughters. The first photo is Block 1.

This is Block 2. At the Adelaide Craft and Quilting fair I bought 2 fat 1/4s for Lucky to use in her quilt and she bought me 2. The reason for this was so that a little bit of us was in the other ones quilt.

This is Block 3 and all you get is a little hint of what it looks like. If you want to see the Blocks Lucky has done you can by visiting her blog at

Patchwork Hugs, Debs

Thursday, January 14, 2010

It's been so long.

I can't believe it has been so long since I have posted anything on my blog. I do apologize to anyone who has taken the time to come to my blog to see what I have been up to.

What have I been up to? A lot really but not in the sewing room. Life has become hectic with business trips away and other things. I can however see a light at the end of the tunnel and life should get back to normal..........................whatever normal is!!

I think we have to make time for what is important and to say no to things that get in the way. Not always easy but it sounds good all the same.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you will find time to pop in every now and again. I will be here. xxx

Sewing Table

Look what my hubby made me. A lovely quilting table for my Bernina. They are not cheap to buy and he is very handy so after him offering to make one, I couldn't spoil his fun and say no.... and he got all the material to make it free!!!!! I have already used it and it's great.

Quilts, quilts.

Here are 2 quilts I have recently quilted. The first one was started in June of last year and the second was started in September. My Brother machine was not up to the quilting and in late August 09 I bought myself a Bernina Quilters Edition sewing machine. I cannot believe that I can quilt. I truly was starting to think it was me and not my machine.

So you can imagine how excited I still am when looking at "My 2 Quilts". They are not perfect but they are quilted and I think look okay. I'm hoping the only way I can go with my quilting is up from here!!!!

Another Bag

My daughter Josephine was looking for, you guessed it.............another bag. I bought this fabric at a lovely quilting shop and Josephine was with me and she fell in love with the fabric and I just had to buy it. Thinking one day I would use it to make her something not knowing "that something" would turn up in less than 12 months of the fabric sitting in skinny cupboard!!

I didn't have a pattern so just went for it and I am rather happy with the way it has come up. There is even enough fabric left that maybe I could make myself one.