Saturday, January 31, 2009

Still Hot!

Boy, have we copped it here in Melbourne this week, unbelieveably HOT.....three days over 43 degrees, and here in the outer burbs, today will probably hit 40 again! Thank goodness for AC...
well enough whingeing about the weather...out of my control...

Recently I won a 100th post giveway at Gum Valley Patchwork and this is what the lovely Linda has sent me....from my most favourite designer Sandy Gervais, a lovely charm pack of Tranquility.

aren't they just gorgeous?

And, I've joined another BOM stitchery freebie here at Willowberry, it is just so cute!

cheers Julz

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Australia Day...

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY! to Aussies everywhere.

Hot again today,with the weather forecast for Melbourne for the next few days 40, 40, 40, 40, and maybe a change by next weekend!
Well what Australia Day without hot weather!

cheers Julz

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hot! Hot!

Boy, has it been hot here the last day or two, and we are in for more this week! Yuck, don't like the real hot hot weather. Took the kids to the pool yesterday for a while. I think that might be where they will be later in the week too, forecast for 38 Tuesday, 38 Wednesday, 40 Thursday, cool change 28? Friday......crank up the AC I say....

Check this gorgeous little baby animal freebie from the lovely Cath at Cathron Designs. It follows on from her ABC stitcheries. They are just beautiful! Thank you to Cath for sharing your wonderful artist skills with us. I just love her designs.

cheers Julz

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Hi everyone,
I am feeling very spoiled today....I have won two....yes TWO....of the giveaways on blogs in Whirl Into Winter, hosted by the lovely Debi.
First was at Merry Little Quilter, and then on Gr8dame's Place.

I will post pics when they arrive. I am totally gobsmacked at winning and continually amazed at the generousity of fellow bloggers. What a wonderful group of people, so go out there and check out all of the amazing blogs.

And this morning I went shopping, I needed to purchase some more calico and wadding, but look what just jumped right into the bag....I just couldn't stop them! (I didn't try very hard....)
Don't forget to check out Ester's blog, the next instalment of Red Delicious is out for a month only.
And the lovely Gail has a gorgeous BOM stitchery on her blog, not to mention the BOM calender quilt that I know so many are Ellies.
And finally the challenge set by May Britt and Kris, the One Project A Month Challenge.

Just how many more things can I fit in???? Let's see....there's the new quilt for my bed to celebrate 25 years of marriage in October, finish the cushions for Diva's room, make something for my new niece, keep making stuff for Prim and Pretty and TCCT, the list is just getting longer and longer!

Oh well, it all keeps me out of mischief...

cheers Julz

PS. If joining up for swaps please consider your swap partner, if you decide that you can't be bothered sending something, contact the organizer and let her know what is happening.

These swaps are supposed to be enjoyed by all, but sometimes life gets in the way and things don't get done. See Chookyblue here as she has some very interesting things to say as does Helen. Be fair and don't let your partner down, there's always email!

I'm putting this on as I feel very passionate about it, a friend who doesn't wish to make a fuss, missed out on receiving her pressy in the HoneyPot Swap held by Darlene. So I send her a little something to help ease the loss, but it's not the same as getting what you were supposed to, and there has no been any contact from her partner.

If people are going to sign up and not follow through, these lovely ladies that are spending so much time like Chookyblue, Helen, Debi and Darlene, organising swaps, THEY JUST WON'T DO IT ANYMORE and we the participates will be the losers.
Don't forget all the new friendships to make and some really great blogs to visit! Without some of these swaps, I know there are heaps of blogs I would not normally's a wonderful opportunity so don't blow it for all of us that love swaps!!!!!

Ok, I'm off my soapbox now.
cheers again.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Just mucking around....

Managed to spend quite a bit of time in the sewing room this weekend, nothing too productive...just a lot of mucking around really....

finished the top of this....not totally happy with this one, the stars didn't quite go to plan.....not too sure about the scrappiness of the blues....too late now, coz it ain't being unpicked!
Just needs to be layered and quilted....

.....lots of things to finish......but started something else that has been swimming around in the head.....
these.....(don't think they count towards OPAM!)

and there are some out grown jeans that need to be turned into some bags, still working on how to do that one?????? They are just still too good to be thrown out....and thought the a couple of new bags wouldn't go astray....stay tuned...

cheers Julz

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

One Project A Month Challenge...

Hi everyone,
like so many others out there in blogland, I have taken the plunge and signed up for Kris and
May Britts challenge.

Maybe it will give me the incentive to find some of those long forgotten projects at the bottom of the basket, and finish them!

Maybe in will just add to the basket, today I went shopping and came home with these....
some inspiration!

and when we got home, the lovely postman had been.....with these!
so lets see what will happen.

well, that's it for the time being. It's off to the kitchen to get dinner organised and off to work!!!! No I didn't win that $30 million in Tattslotto on the weekend, so it's work again for us in this household....Oh to dream of that much money, just imagine how big the stash could become!!!!

cheers Julz

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Hi all,

exciting website is up and running!

Check it out here and let me know what you think....