Sunday, October 22, 2017


The colour for October's Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2017 is PINK.

It's all the sewing I've managed to do - not because of the wrist  (no broken bones) - it's just a crazy time of year. 

Not matter, some sewing is better than none at all right? I'm linking up with Angela at socscrappy for RSC 2017.

This made me laugh.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


No sewing here for a while after I tripped over my own feet and hurt my wrist. No major injuries but some soft tissue damage and possibly some chipped bone. X-rays will no doubt reveal all.

So instead, I went out shopping for backing fabric to finish some long outstanding quilt tops when the wrist is back to normal.

Went to Spotlight (sort of like JoAnn's) and was amazed at all the fabrics on display. The quilting section is still small but I did find fabrics for the Crackle Quilt. This was made from some fat quarters cut into layer cake squares. 

a design by aneela hoey
better colours in this image
I also found a plain dark teal green for this quilt which picks up the dark teal green in those squares. This was made from a charm pack and some plain co-ordinating fabric.

a quilt for Aussie Hero Quilts
. . . and because nothing else stitchy is happening in these parts, here are some pictures of what's flowering in my garden despite temps being in the high thirties (yes, I know it's meant to be Spring) and there's been no appreciable rain for about two months.

Gardening on the edge people.
a pink climbing geranium
miniature rose - a $1.50 bargain at the local garden centre years ago

budding bottlebrush
blooming bottelbrush
The bees and native birds love the nectar these produce. This one flowers right outside the sewing room window.