Sunday, December 31, 2017


2009 Sydney New Year's Eve Fireworks
Reproduced with kind permission of
Sydney is the first big city to celebrate the new year with not one, but two, rather spectacular fireworks displays on Sydney Harbour. The foreshores are already jam-packed with revellers with the first display at 9.00pm tonight.

However you celebrate the changing of the year, I wish you all peace and happiness for 2018.

Just read Love's post and besides her stunning collection of Christmas decorations and displays, she remarked on all the projects not completed this year. You're in good company Love as I am in much the same boat. Guess you and I need to paddle a little faster in 2018!

After Christmas, I enjoyed some quiet days and was inspired to reconnect with a project started in 2012, on which I have worked sporadically. Once again, I thank Gail from Gail's Place whose recent post rekindled interest in my English Paper Piecing project.

One of the downsides to not having a pattern to follow is that there is no picture of the finished project to aim for; no image to keep you on track. For a long time this project sat in limbo but the addition of half a dozen blocks and it's starting to look like something.

Okay, perhaps not so much in this photo but trust me, it's starting to look like a proper quilt.

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 23, 2017


Merry Christmas to All

This has been quite a year and once again, work commitments ate into sewing time.  So I've got quite a few projects to finish in 2018.

Prepare yourselves for lots of boring posts of quilts under the machine foot!

At least I got the Christmas tree up this year - a new 7ft pre-lit job. Simple decorations. It makes me smile everything I flick the switch.

I planned to at least finish the top of the RSC 2017 Challenge Quilt - didn't quite make it.

Another border of background fabric (the creamy/white) and a scrappy binding so not too far off. I really enjoyed making this quilt and participating in the Challenge. 

Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and lots of  sewing in the year ahead.