Thursday, 30 March 2017

Under My Needle

The past few days have been mostly taken up 'glued' to the TV watching Cyclone Debbie unfold along our beautiful Queensland Coast. A category 4 cyclone that caused a lot of destruction, fortunately no loss of live. Now a low depression, the tail of Cyclone Debbie is hitting the south coast of Queensland, including Brisbane. All schools have been closed for today and tomorrow due to flooding, and everyone is pretty much in lock down until the storm passed. There has been a lot of rain, and just now the winds have started to get stronger. So while all this is happening, I have been sewing - what else! Under my needle is a jacket I am making. It has been a long time coming and I have made sew many changes, but that's ok. It will get done.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

2017 Week 11 update

This past week I've finished unpacking and washing from our last trip and I've been able to start and catch up with Simply Colorful Row by Row mystery.
Block One
Block Two
Block Three
I'm doing a crib size and in green, as green seems to be the new mum's choice for baby quilts.
 So then I started, or should I say continued with...Peace and Love Mystery quilt from Love Shack Quilts.
Block 8
Block Nine
... and did I show you the fabric I purchased in Lautoka?
Not bad at $4.50 and $5.50 AUS. Now I've started making bags I'm going to make a 'cruise' bag for myself and my sister.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

March News

We are back home again!
All my good intentions for writing weekly haven't really gone too well - but today is another day.
So far this year we have caravanned all over north-east New South Wales, from the Queensland border to Tamworth, Hunter Valley and back up the coast. We were then home for 3 days packing for a Fiji and Pacific Islands cruise - read about it here on PetalliTraveller NEXT WEEK - and it is only the first week in March! I'm still unpacking.
I did have time to do some sewing. I finished a mystery baby quilt top, which I am very happy about and will definitely make more. Will post about that next. I also did another Farmer's Wife block, and some scrap string blocks, and of course some hexies. I even took a box of squares to make hexies on the cruise ship.

With not a lot of time for sewing while travelling, I was able to look at a few different websites, some of which I thought I would share with you.
*Angie at GnomeAngel is starting another sew-along next week. I'm thinking about it 😍, but still doing her Farmer's Wife Sew-along - and a long way behind.
*Lynn at Simply Colorful started a new mystery called 'Row by Row' while I was away. I am starting that today, but only making the baby quilt size. I still have to finish her sampler mystery, and her Brown Paper Bag mystery.
*Aussie Hero Quilts (and laundry bags) is in need of more sewers. If you can help check the website or FB page.
*Also in my email I received news about Quilter's Diary changing not only their website, but also their name to NewQuilters. Check it out, lots of hints and good ideas.