About Me

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Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
48 years old, married with no children but 6 dogs fill my life. Always loved sewing and have cross stitched and made minature and full sized bears and critters. Love gardening and growing from seed. Live in a mad house but its fun most of the time :) I work from home and hubby is a hgv driver. Im a cancer survivor of 5 years now i had womb cancer which lead to a hystorectomy but thanks to some wonderful doctors im fine now. Loving learning to quilt as i have always wanted to make a quilt, having done an adult learning course and been bored ridged im now with a great group and brilliant patient teacher :)

Monday, 1 August 2011

getting old!

Well im 49 today but feel 90 lol.
Hubby is off for the day and cooking a brunch for us later, im just chilling out and designing some new teddy bear patterns, nice to get back into making bears, but this time they are cloth ones. The first one is entered into the show at Bovington this week, will take a piccy when i get the chance, also entered a bag i made called 'black, white and red all over' :)
Had kisses from all the dogs but hubby forgot lol.

Friday, 22 July 2011

A better day :)

On AB's and the fever is getting better!
Im going to sit and do some hexi's and ordered some fabrics.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

no sewing today :(

Been up all night with an infection in my leg and feel pretty ill!
Waiting for the doctors to open so i can have a word and get some AB's no way can i sew today :(

Monday, 4 July 2011

Happy 4th July

 Wishing all my American friends a wonderful 4th of July.

On a sad note, i lost my wonderful Dad on this day, still miss him and will love him and hold him in my heart forever xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 1 July 2011

Finished swap items

Managed to get 2 swap items finished off today Yayyyyyyyyy!!

First is a mug rug..

Next is my first hexi swap..

Monday, 27 June 2011


Ment to go to my class tonight, hubby had the car, waited for him to get home, and waited and rang but no luck :( 8.30 he got home, the car had blown the head gasket and he had to wait for the AA to bring him home, result i missed my class, and had to go out and buy another car!
Fed up as i have not been out of the house in a week and my knee is not playing ball either..ho hum will have to do some hand stitching tomorrow.
Its humid and sticky here and the air con unit is on full so is the fan and all the doors are open.
Ok had my whinge for the week lol.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Pushing on

Finished the Tulip quilt topper just need to get it quilted now.
Pushing on with my hexi garden and loving it.
Tried a wonky star and enjoyed it and made a start on my new bag so busy all round :)

And my Great Neice arrived at long long last !!!!
An eye watering 9lb 13oz ouch !!!

Busy time all round :)

Friday, 13 May 2011

Productive day but tinged with sadness

I have now got my head around the shoo fly blocks on the vignette quilt and have done 2 sets of 7 at last !!!
Also made a start on the stitching for block one as i decided to do it all in one piece, should have it done this weekend yayyyyyyyy!!
Sad day as my beautiful sister died 7 years ago today after her brave fight with cancer :( Miss you Pat xxxx

Friday, 6 May 2011

Hillbilly BOM

The progress of my quilt along with Hillbilly...

blocks made

Starting on the embroidery parts next...

Finished my first small quilt !!!

Ok not earth shattering but this has taken me hours as i hand quilted it and its a long way round an elephants bum LOL!
This will be off to my Nephews wife who is due to have a little girl any day and they wanted a jungle theme :)

Monday, 25 April 2011

Some finished items and work in progress

Finished the Shoo fly block for Elaine

 And for Pat this Fencerail block in reds and greens

And i had fun doing some hexi flowers with embroidery in the center

Monday, 18 April 2011

Life gets in the way

Ment to be at class tonight but hubby came home looking very ill, so didn't like to leave him.
Then found out he has been cutting one of his drugs out, the water pill !!!!!!!!! i could swing for him sometimes.
 Feel cheated  i missed my night out :(
 Had trouble wth my iron on transfer pencil, bought 2 and both where broken up inside, ended up using carbon paper, pushing on with my vignette now.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Stunning fabrics on offer

Some stunning fabrics are being given away here..............HERE
Need to get some fabrics sorted for the April swap blocks.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Starting to worry

Sent 2 swaps off and no sign they have arrived!,really starting to get worried now :(
Made a good start on my first 'basket' think the next one i will make deeper, piccys to follow.

Friday, 18 March 2011

sad day

Very sad day, had to have Shooie our 14 year old staffy cross put to sleep as he had become aggresive, Very  sad, gutted R.I.P little man you touched many hearts.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

A few finished items

Well 2 12" blocks are done, and a 6" block and a mug rug all for swaps :)

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

2 Down, 1 to go

Finished the block for the Christmas block and the 12" one is done and made a start on my mug rug, phew its all go here :)

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Its a long way round an elephant !

Well i have started hand quilting the cot quilt in the 'Jolly jungel' fabric and the giraffe is done but ts a long way round the elephant lol!
Just been sent my Christmas block swap partner and looking forward to making a start on the block soon.
Finished a needle case but think its a bit big.
Sat in beautiful sunshine which is lovely afte an awful winter :)

Monday, 21 February 2011

I made this one at home and it turned out ok :)
My work to date, a few pictures...

3 corners workshop feb 2011

Had a great day at the workshop run by Jean !! learnt some new skills and met some very nice people.
Bought more fabric (like you do lol).
A few of the girls from Monday evening where there Val, Andrea and Carol so it was easier and made me less nervouse :)
Now have some great iseas running around my head for projects to do.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Baby quilt dilema !!!

Not sure which way im going with the quilting on the cot quilt ???
Topper is made and Jean has said to have a go at quilting it myself and not send it off for long arm work.
Just hope i don't mess it up!!!
Lookng foward to the 3 corner day on Saturday, lobe to learn something new :)

Wednesday, 19 January 2011


Finished the cushion cover at long last and the wall hanging is nearly done :)
Off to have a morning of heaven tomorrow at Hansons yeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaa!

Saturday, 15 January 2011

great day

Had a great day on a 'know your machine' day at Jeans, tried things i would never have tried on my own.
Feel more confident to finish my first applique project off now :)