Well it certainly is nice to be back working on my quilt again.  I went quite a few weeks there without even touching it.  Looks like I’m back into the creative groove!


It does help when I can work on it in such a peaceful surround.  I’ve managed to get four more stars quilted since I last checked in on this WIP.  Only TWO more to go! I’m feeling pretty confident these two stars will be well and truly done in the next week.  I may even start the quilting  around the borders.


Hope everyone is having a great week!




Inspiration is what I’m looking for.  I’ve fallen deeply into a real rut and I need to get out. Nothing is getting my attention at the moment.  That lovely quilt I had been working on and said I would have finished by end of August, uh, that won’t be happening!

I’m blaming the winter season.  I seem to get like this towards the end of winter every year.  I’m a real summer season girl.  Even living in Brisbane where our winter doesn’t last too long or get seriously cold, I’ve had enough.

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Another month down and, thankfully, only one more of winter to go.  The dreaded winter ills hit me terribly during July, so I will be very happy to see the end of it.  Unfortunately when the ills arrive all craft and creativity disappears.  But looking back I still achieved balance, simplicity and joy! Continue reading


Well I’ve been doing a little stitching on this quilt of mine most nights in front of the telly.  I don’t know why I stopped working on it.  I’m finding it really therapeutic!


I managed to hand quilt around two stars this week.  I managed this amount just nicely.  I don’t want to pressure myself to do more, but if I get more done well that will be a bonus.


I hope everyone is enjoying a great week!




I recently mentioned we spent a long week end in Melbourne.  Oh, we love Melbourne so much.  We probably went at the coldest time of the year, but it was great.  Melbourne is known for rainy cold weather, but it didn’t rain one little drop while we were there.  Our main reason for visiting Melbourne was to go to the Van Gogh – seasons exhibition at the NGV.  It didn’t disappoint! Continue reading

Quilt – WIP

Well it’s been while since I finished my special baby blanket and I haven’t really gotten into anything else.  So I went into the dark depths of my craft room to look for a very long standing WIP.  It’s been ongoing for so long now, I don’t even remember where or what I was making this quilt for.  It’s from long before I started blogging, so don’t have any photos of the beginning of this quilt. Continue reading

Holiday wrap up!

Holidays for hubby and I have now come to an end!  We had two little trips away on our own, and this is just what we needed after the stress at the beginning of our holidays!

We spent a few days up at our property in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.  We always really relax while we’re there.  There’s always work to do on the property, but it’s all good fun as it is usually in preparation for when we move there to live.  This time we started cutting down some trees to start clearing a house site.  I wish I took photos to show you! Continue reading