Tuesday, July 9, 2013

My first Christmas in July project complete

Yep I have completed my first project from the
Quilt fabric delights, Christmas in July retreat

The lovely designs are coming thick and fast, and my head is in a whirl trying to decide where to start first.....

So I thought hmmm what will i do, what will i do ......well
when in a state of confusion ...l bake

Did you know I love baking toooo, well yep I do.....

This is MY mixing bowl,

my girls know that this is my most favourite ever mixing bowl, it' s not antique not super expensive, but it's just special because every time i use it it reminds me of my grandmother whom taught me the love of baking

Some super special flour,

as most of you know we visited Tasmania last year, whilst we were there we visited Oatlands and the Callington Mill. This flour was ground using the power of wind. Yep it's windmill ground flour.

All ready for the oven

Mmmmm all ready for the belly

This recipe was from the Lovely Cherl Goss of Willowberry designs

I m not sure if this was how it was supposed to look, my mixture was a little dry so I ended up having to add extra butter ....

This fabulous little basket was also Cheryl's design for us, what a great idea for A gift, the little basket and the ingredients for the super yummy

Lemon slice

The slice was really good, the testament to it's taste is that there is now only one piece left ......... I just loved the Lemon icing on top. The Lemon was super special too, because it came from my next door neighbours Lemon tree.

"I hope your hands are working on a project that you love"


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Friday, July 5, 2013

Another Special delivery . . . . .

this time from my post lady . . . . .

yesterday this very special parcel arrived at my place from
the first of the 
Traditional nine Patch Swap parcels

this one from

all beautifully sealed up in cliplock bags
(to protect the blocks of course)

arn't they just gorgeous
it's all getting very exciting

i now have 
Betty and Barbs blocks in my little cupboard along with
my own and let me tell you they are looking really 

are you guys sure you want these blocks, i may just keep them
. . . . LOL . . . .

i will post photo's of Betty's blocks
early next week

so to all the other 
Traditional Nine Patch Swappers
i hope this gives you some inspiration
to get stitching

hope i don't need to get the 
. . . egg slingshot out . . .

"hope your hands are working on a project that you love"


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Nest ( my sewing room) update

Things are progressing slowly in the nest

In one of my favourite movies there is a line that goes like this

"Pick one room and make it yours. Go slowly through the house. Be polite, introduce yourself so it can introduce itself to you." - Frances Mayer, Under the Tuscan Sun

Whilst the nest is just one room, I am going slowly, being polite, introducing myself and letting the room guide me . . . .

Initially my tall boy was out in the room, but it did nt feel right so after gadget did a bit of work on it, it was tucked away into the wardrobe

Gadgets handy work

my old cotton reels , complete with their thread, made into draw knobs
Don t they look great . . . .

So why did nt the tall boy feel right?

Well because for the past 12 months my gorgeous meat safe from Nundle has been right beside my sewing cabinet and I missed it so now it s found a new spot in the Nest

My design wall is finished

No design wall

Design wall

Design wall in use

I really like my cosy little room, it is my little safe haven, my own special space
A place I can create and be creative in . . .

"I hope your hands are working on a project that you love"


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