Thursday, December 16, 2010

Celine Dion-Oh Holy night

Merry Christmas and My 100th Post

                 Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
I am hoping and Praying you all have a very safe and happy Christmas with your loved ones.
the new year holds such great hopes for us all, I just want to say that no matter what is happening in your life right now,  life will be good,.  I will see you in the new year,

well Yipee this is my 100th post...I am planning on having a giveaway after Christmas to celebrate my 100th...but for now we will have to be satisfied with just this little not to you all.

Christmas Blessings to you all.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Winners for November

Winner # 1 for this fabric pack is...Rita...

Winner # 2 for the extra prize is...Karen...

Thank you all ladies for all the effort you have put into this challenge. it would never have been as much fun if you all were not a part of it.

special thanks to:
Aliki, Amanda, Amy(past winner), B2, Carolyn, Deanna(past winner), , Diana(past winner), , Elena, Jeanne, Karen, Khristina, Leanne(past winner), , Lisa B, Lois(past winner), , Lynda, Lyndel, Marilyn(past winner), , Michelle, Naomi, Pam(past winner), , Rita(past winner), , Robin, Robyn, Tracee, Wilma, Donnely and Karen T.

Give away Coming Up

Keep an eye out for another challenge in the future...but in the very near future I have a special giveaway coming up.
stay tuned...

Happy Stitching and I want to wish you all a
Very Merry Christmas
a Happy New Year



The Final Challenge Draw...

Ladies thank you all for the wonderful entries this month, in fact thank you all for every entry you have submitted over the time we have done this challenge.
I have to say I have been very impressed by all of your talent, we just seem to get better and better.
well I did say there would be secret prizes didn't I?

Prize for November
 As normal there is the prize draw for the winner of this months challenge...the prize is these two lovely pieces of Christmas fabric... they will be winging their way to the winner very soon.

I have decided to give away 1 more pack of fabric as a reward to those who  put an entry in every month. the entries are as follows...
of course your name will be added if you have submitted an entry each month and get an entry in before the draw...
Secret Prize
Alright not long now till I do the draw so keep a watch out around 2pm my time.
Happy Hugs

Sunday, November 28, 2010

November Entries

It is almost that time again Ladies...we don't have too long left for the November challenge...We seem to have lost quite a few people along the way, if that is you I hope you have enjoyed that challenge and will participate next year.

Donnely made a lovely lap quilt.

Deanna made a lovely snowman wall hanging

Lois has made such a gorgeous Teddy

Diana has made a lovely table runner.
Amy has made stockings and ornies...very nice
Elena made these two cute little teddies
Rita made a lovely box for the decorations or the table.

Amanda Has made a very nice wreath.

Mine is a very colourful wreath for the front door.

Karen has made a beautiful quilt.
 I know it has been a long haul ladies but we are finally at the end of the challenge...there are some secret prizes that I will let you know about on the day of the Draw. all i can say now is get your challenge in or miss out.

Happy Stitching


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

More Entries for November

Well I have  more entries in for November's challenge...don't forget this is the last challenge for this year.
and Christmas is only a month away.

Get those entries in Ladies...or you will miss out on the chance for a prize...

 Very nice entries...
Happy sewing


Sunday, November 7, 2010

November Challenge

November: your choice - any medium.

It must be be Christmassy.

Well we are into the last month of the challenge and Christmas is fast approaching. I hope you have had a great time doing this challenge, it has certainly been a wonderful time for me...meeting new people from out there in blog land. it has been a challenge for me also with some of the things I set down to do.
there is a surprise at the end of this challenge...when the draw has been done so keep an eye out.
I recently went to Gatton with Hubby for the "Christmas in the Country fair". and I must say it certainly is looking a lot like Christmas, even if it is hot here in Australia.
I was so inspired by all of the challenge entries I have had and the Christmas fair that I decided that I was going to make ALL of the Christmas presents this year. I must say I have had a head start with all the challenge Items I have made.
well Ill health prevented me from drawing the challenge on time for October but here's hoping that won't happen again.
I would love some feedback on your thoughts of the challenge over all...I would love to do it again next year but am not too sure, so here is your opportunity to have some input...what worked and what did not??
email me privately and I can respond to you...
well happy stitching, catch you soon

Friday, November 5, 2010

Delayed October Draw


Congrats Marilyn your number came up...can you contact khris to choose your prize...

Thank you all so much for your patience whilst I was in hopsital...getting better.
Happy Stitching


Monday, November 1, 2010

Appologies, I am in hospital. Will do draw when I get out.

Another Entry for October

I have another entry to add to the list...Diana has sent hers in and they are  lovely coasters to match the table runner she made earlier in the challenge.
I will do the draw as usual when the clock runs out...keep an eye out for the winning results.

Happy Stitching


Sunday, October 31, 2010

October Challenge Entry

I have another entry for the October leg of the challenge...the very lovely Lois has posted her entry.
and what a cute little Christmas bear all dressed up and ready for Christmas...

Have you noticed how the Christmas stuff is creeping into the stores...I drove past some of our local landmarks last week and saw that the council had the big rigs out putting on the massive Christmas decorations to the giant trees we have around the city. they do look pretty when they are all lit up.
I love Christmas...not for the silly thing that it tends to become because of commercialism...but because it reminds us of the true reason for the season, the birth of our saviour.
I love to celebrate and that is what it is all about the celebration of the birth of Christ...after all we can't Christmas without Christ...
come on ladies get those entries in...not long now.
big hugs


Thursday, October 28, 2010

More Entries for October

We have 2 more entries for October, the very lovely Marilyn and Amy have sent in their pictures for the October challenge, don't they look great!

Not long to go now ladies so get those entries in...
I will be MIA over the next 2 days so if you send in your entry and I don't get it up on the blog by Sunday  please don't worry , it will get there.
I have been looking at the pictures over the last 5 months and am just inspired by all the different things you ladies have made over the monthly challenges...we certainly have some talent out there.
You all should be congratulated for being so good at what you do. I truly do appreciate the beauty of your work.
we are about 5 weeks away from our summer break and I am pushing to get all the stuff done that I need to so that I can spend MY Summer sewing and crafting.

I also have my DD's 21st birthday (8th Jan) to organize, that is going to be big and fun. she is such a wonderful woman and I am so privileged to be her Mum.
So I will sign off for now, till Sunday anyway...get crafting and sewing Ladies there is not much time left.

Big Stitchy Hugs (wonder what they look like?)


Saturday, October 23, 2010

October Entries for the Christmas Challenge

Have a look at the 7 entries so far...fantastic...

Gorgeous Karen

My little box

Sorry the picture would not load properly...

Marilyns lovely Snowmen

All dressed up for Christmas
Fantastic Amy

Diana's coasters to match her Runner.

Hoping for a few more entries this month...just one month to go in the challenge.
I am preparing for the 6 week school break over summer, can't wait to sort out the sewing room again and get creative...

well till next time I blog (soon)
have fun sewing and crafting


Friday, October 15, 2010

Mid October...

Hi Ladies, how are you all doing with your challenge for October? I have been a bit distracted this month with tooth ache and such so have been going slowly on my item for October.
I can't wait to see what you all come up with, I am sure we will have some really fantastic stuff.

If you are stuck for ideas maybe do a Christmas blog hop to check out what people are making and get some ideas from that. I just googled Christmas sewing blogs and came up with a few.

I am almost finished mine I just have some adjustments to make and it will be ready for posting.

This challenge has been so much fun and I would like to do it again next year, maybe with a few changes but essentially the same.

It has been a fantastic experience for me and a good challenge to get me into making stuff.

I must sign off now, so be happy and have fun Stitching.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

October Challenge

October: your choice - make it from fabric but it must be Christmassy..

we are up to our second last challenge Ladies...this one is totally in your control as to what you make but it has to made from fabric and Christmassy...

the Prize is from the Fabric Cafe.
More soon on this challenge...

now here are the pictures from the draw for September...
Thanks to Sharon NZ for telling me how to do this...

Winner 1 Amy

Winner 2 Deanna

Winner 3 Rita

all I can say is that you learn something new every day...I have wondered how on earth I could share with you the proof of the draws and you know the Bible says "ask and you shall receive".

we have a full month to get our items in for October so lets get working Ladies.
I can't wait to see what creative things you all come up with.
happy stitching

Friday, October 1, 2010

Winners x 3

OK Ladies the winners are drawn...

For the first prize...4 Fat Quarters or 1 Charm pack from Fabric Cafe ...
the winner is...Amy...

Lucky number 4

Now for the Extra prizes...this is so much fun...I may be addicted...
Prize no. 2...
1 Charm pack from the Fabric Cafe
Lucky number 6 is ....Deanna
whoo hoo...

lucky last Prize...
1 Charm pack from the Fabric Cafe
lucky number is 21...
I swear this is quite legit but 21 is My Mum Rita...
 Sorry the Picture of Rita's keeps loading idea why but will try to load it at a later time.

I have copied the pages with the "Proof" of the draws and pasted them into a word doc but I am not sure how to post them as pictures so you can see it was really the luck of the draw...

Ladies I am so happy for you all...I will email you privately tomorrow to work out how you get your prize.
big hugs and congratulations


Sorry Deanna I did have your picture but forgot to post it...
here is Deanna's doll...
it is Santa...after all what is Christmas without the big fella in red?
good job...
Drawing Soon...

Last Entry...Challenge Closed

Sorry Ladies this is the last entry for the September challenge... It is now closed.
Congrats to all the ladies who entered...
surprise surprise there are two extra Prizes that will be sent out to two lucky ladies...
I will do the draw later today when the clock runs down...
big hugs to all those that participated.

New Entries

Ladies we have 3 more entries that I can show you before I duck out for the morning...
they are all fantastic...
I will endeavor to get any more that come posted by the mid afternoon so you all can see them.


Thursday, September 30, 2010

September Doll Entries

Well here we are one day to go and we do have one more entry...

Carolyn has sent in her entry...isn't she sweet.

Mrs Clause

Lets get those entries in Ladies, I can't wait to see the lovely entries that pop up in the next 24hrs.
hope you are all happily stitching away.
Big Hugs

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Our Morning Trip to Gatton...

Allorah and I made a special trip over to Gatton this morning so I could go to the best shop in town...Gray's.
 they sell furniture as well as all the most gorgeous teacups, ornaments  and all sorts of things.
I wanted to buy a special gift for my "Secret Heart Chic" for the big reveal coming up next week. I knew she collects teacups and so knew I had to go to Grays, to find the perfect gift.

the perfect colour too.

I also bought a lovely cupcake cup for My first born daughter who could not come with us this morning but loaned her car to her Daddy so he could take DS bowling with the Men's Ministry from church.

She will love it.
 We left Gatton and on the way home we stopped at a wonderful fruit and vegetable market along the way, we got a hep of beautiful fresh fruit and vegetables for a great price, it was well worth the trip. Most of it was grown locally...

after we got back home to Ipswich we stopped in to have a cuppa at my favorite place to have coffee...
"Di-Licious Cupcakes" at the "Old Flour Mill" in Ipswich. we had a wonderful cup of coffee and a lovely cupcake.
then we went next door to "Handmade Heaven" and had a peek at what was on offer, lots of gorgeous stuff. had a quick hello to Liesa and off we went again. I managed to buy myself a lovely "Bubba Chenille" Wheat bag to heat up and soothe my aching muscles. 

My favorite colour of course.
 We had a little look at a couple of other shops and then headed home where i have put on a roast pork for dinner...about to pop some of those yummy vegetables I got earlier in the oven to go with it.

all in all it was a lovely day and DD2 loved her cup...can't wait for the next time I get to do this with both girls.

hope you all have had a wonderful day...

Big Hugs

Another Entry for September...

Well have a look at this gorgeous Christmas cat that Marilyn has made...I think she is just so cute.
well done Marilyn, it really is adorable.

More entries to come Ladies...

Dolly Hugs

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Finally getting something done...

well the first week of school holidays is nearly over and what have I done with it?
not that much really..I have not sewed as much as I would have liked but that can change...

Christmas Angel
I have however finished my entry for the September challenge.
I have made a darling  Angel from the very lovely Tilda book I got a couple of months ago. I actually made 2 dolls, one is for my challenge and the other is for a friend who is having a baby soon, she is nearing the last couple of weeks of her pregnancy and has done it all alone as Hubby has been away serving in Afghanistan..He was due home today so I will text her and find out if all is happily reunited...
I am not sure though if I want to make it an Angel or just a pretty Christmas kind of doll...will work it out over the next few days.

I am happy with the result

I was very impressed with myself being able to felt the hair on the dolls...I have never felted before and it actually turned out ok. of course it is mainly on the back of my angels hair that is felted and the sides. At the front I have some plaits.

I have entered myself in a challenge for CDA to make a Halloween doll by the end of October. should not be too hard (i hope) to get it done by then.
I am only a novice at this stuff and I enjoy a challenge, will post here when I can...

don't forget to get your entries in for the September challenge ladies...only 1 week to go now.
I am certain you are all out there in Blog land sewing busily away preparing your lovely dolls for the challenge.
have heaps of fun doing that, and catch up soon.