new idea for a linen closet

new idea for a linen closet

I currently have 3 linen closets in my hallway, yes three!! I also have another funny little room that is perched over the stairs. I shall show you this another day.  Anyway, I was thinking to convert one of my linen closets to a chest of drawers. This one is outside the bathroom/WC  and I thought […]

and one for my son..

and one for my son..

Just because I made a quilt for my son-in-law, I figured I should make one for my son.  Here is the result. I used Moda Modern Background Ink and thought it would be a bit dark so I added in some pops of red. The binding is the same red and the back is grey.

oh say can you see…

oh say can you see…

My son-in-law is from America. I wanted to make him something that reminded him of home so I made him a quilt with American image fabric. I got the fabric from a quilting shop in Boulder, Co.  when I was there in late 2015.  Finally made it up and I am really happy with the […]

ironing pad

ironing pad

I have finally completed my ironing pad. I have had the wood for a while and have been using it with an old towel on top, but I finally said, enough is enough and covered it. If you don’t know what I am talking about then go watch Jenny Doan from Missouri Star show you […]

pop-up iron

pop-up iron

Another tool that I have recently purchased is my pop-up iron. What a godsend this is. You iron and then it pops up on its little feet. When you put your hand on it again it sits down, ready to press.  It saves so much time when quilting. I first saw Jenny Doan using one […]

new sewing machine

new sewing machine

I got myself a new sewing machine. Not sure how that happened. I actually went to buy a new foot for the machine and came home with a brand new Janome 6600P.  I absolutely love it. It has “sew” many features. Here are just a few… It self threads, since my eyes are not what […]

field notes

field notes

Today I am sharing with you one of the quilts I have made this year. Now, I am not the best quilter, but I love the ones I have made. Don’t look too closely, there are some things not lined up properly and “real” quilters would say I am not good.. who cares. They keep […]

when life gives you lemons…

when life gives you lemons…

…make quilts! After a terrible 2016, I decided that we had to have a better one this year. Everything was going smoothly. Having given up one of my jobs in November, I got a call a week or so later for another job, so I was back to 2 part time jobs.  Still left time […]

Learning to bake

Learning to bake

With my new kitchen in place I have decided to learn how to cook. I can do basic stuff but wanted to learn more. I am looking for a good cooking course in Brisbane but there is not much. I really like French food and would like to learn how to cook that. Meanwhile, I […]

Baby quilt

Baby quilt

My niece had her baby back in May this year. I have been drowning in personal issues all year but a few weeks ago I got myself out from under to make the quilt I had been promising to make. I have never made a baby quilt before and was suprised how quickly I made […]

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