29 December 2011

Just Chilling

So far post Christmas has been very relaxing.  I have started a couple of new projects.  I decided to try my hand at Cross Stitch after seeing one of Blackbird Designs new patterns on their blog. But I am still waiting on that pattern to arrive, what did arrive before Christmas was the new Blackbird Design book which had a large Cross Stitch pattern included so I thought that I would have a go at that.  

The thing that had put me off cross stitch in the past was the hard cloth that was the norm, however Lorraine at Hetties Patch put me on to Moda Praire cloth which is lovely and soft.  So I converted the DMC alternative thread to cosmo threads and have started stitching.  It is quite relaxing.

I have also been cutting out hexagons for the This Goes with That BOM.  One of the pressies I got from Kay was a tiny rotary cutter and I have to tell you that that makes cutting out these templates super easy.

I have also started a small quilt from a Fat Eighth pack of Athill Range, it is very soft and pretty... not me at all but it should look good when finished.

22 December 2011

The Annual Sparkles Christmas Haul

Last night was the annual Sparkles Xmas Show.  The 5 of us head to a local cafe, eat, drink and be merry and of course exchange goodies.  Never in the History has one of the Sparkles missed a Xmas Show, I think even if one of us was on our death bed we would find a way to get too the final get together for the year.  We all acknowledge (to all the Sparkles) that it is the best part about Xmas every year, our birthday get togethers come a close 2nd.

And Why

Because it is a coming together of kindred spirits, the food is always good the cafe we go to.  And of course the pressies.

Each year we all take love and care in preparing a bags of goodies for everyone.  I'd have to say that the only unwritten rule is that CHOCOLATE MUST BE INVOLVED.  There is usually something handmade (not compulsory), sometimes something home backed (again not compulsory) and sewing notions or other goodies.

This years haul included: Florentines, lovely smelly candle, sparkly tree decoration which is just to die for and almost forgot a tin of Haighs choccies from Silvia.  Amazing pin cushion, bobbin mates, Hatched and Patched Note pad and a Pencil that reminds us to KEEP CALM and CARRY ON (much needed lately) and some more Haighs choccies from Helen.  A lovely coffee cup filled with choccies, a charm pack, matching scissors and tape measure and another Hatched and Patched Notebook (a different one) from Sue.  And lastly an amazing bag featuring Amy Butler Lark fabric from Kay which included a tiny rotary cutter (been going to get one of those for paper piecing), tiny rulers , tea ceremony kit, tape measure and of course more chocolate (which according to squid I have to share).

If the girls are reading this.. Thanks again for a lovely night and all the goodies.  I heading out first thing to get my nails done then I'm planning a morning tea with a florentine.

20 December 2011

EEEKKK its nearly Xmas

I am starting to get into the Xmas cheer.  Finished all the Xmas shopping on the weekend, looked at the damage on the plastic yesterday and am wondering what we are going to eat for the next 2 weeks until payday lol.  I have even started wrapping pressies.  Still haven't done my Xmas cards though... probably should but... you know I'm in wind down mode now so I don't see it happening any time soon.  Hubby says we should do them (that being the royal WE and the WE is me).

Work Xmas show is done and dusted for another year.  It doesn't pay to drink one day a year your body just isn't conditioned for it.  It started with an enlightening  ride in the taxi to lunch from the Airport, Rex the taxi driver was such a good ad for Melbourne.  WHAT A TOOL.   He started by asking as where we were from, told us what a hole Adelaide was and then proceeded to tell us what was crap about Melbourne.  Within 2 minutes the boss had text me to say "It's going to be a long trip".  I was all for ditching the guy in the city after we dropped the bags off at the hotel, but the boss decided to be nice.  The guy then gave himself a tip, and handed us his card.

Lunch was great, and we stayed at the pub all day and well into the night, the 9.30pm Strawberry Daiquiri was my only mistake.  That was about the time I got a text from hubby to say the wheels had fallen off at home so I was glad to get back into LOVELY little old Adelaide on Friday in time to pick the kids up from school.

I have to finish sewing 3 small gifts for the girls tomorrow night and I am thinking of last minute thing for Squid that needs to be stitched and then I will be done for the year.   I just got the Blackbird Designs new book and I am thinking of starting their Cross Stitch pattern over xmas break.

The schedule this week is lunch today with the Tuesday sewing girls at Bolliwood (Indian restaurant next to Hetties), then tea tomorrow night with the Sparkles girls, Nails done on Thursday and probably lunch on Friday with the boss (maybe).  After Xmas I am going on a diet... well at least I am going to start eating healthier anyway my spare tire is finding friends.  

Anyway if I don't get back to blogland because of the above I hope everyone has a Lovely Xmas and a Safe and Happy New Year.

16 December 2011

Favourite Things Friday

 It the last FTF for the year so I thought I really needed to make an effort to get myself together and share my Favourite Thing one last time for 2011.

And here they are.

These are Charms made my Cathy Penton.  I have followed Cathy's work for a number of years, I think one of the Prim Forum Girls put me on to her website and I have been following her lovely work ever since.  When she put's up charms on her blog you have to be really quick because these one of a kind creations are snapped up before you know it.

Persuasion is my favourite at the moment and I have to get a proper chain or maybe a velvet ribbon to hang it on.  As Persuasion is my favourite Jane Austen novel I had to try for it and was so pleased when I won it.  
You will note that I have given you the link which I probably shouldn't have done because I might miss out on a charm when you all head on over and check out her goodies in the future.

Well thats it for my FTF have a lovely Xmas all followers of FTF and head back to Mrs P's to see who is joining in for the last time this year.

14 December 2011

15 Minute Challenge

I am sure overall the challenge was met just can't remember if I sewed every day.  I know I attempted too I am currently stitching on grey linen and it is really hard to see my stitching lines.  Actually was able to see yesterday at sewing and probably finished more in 2 hours than I had managed all week.  Wearing my glasses and better light would probably help.

The week went like this:  Teachers pressies have gone to a new home so they got finished.
Finalised Pattern 1 cover and requirements page going to printers today
4 Stitching friends pressies just about all stitched (didn't get to it last night)..  did my nails instead ready for Melbourne trip (must start walking around with different shoes, that tan line is really noticeable in this photo).

Head on over to Kate's to see who has met the challenge.

13 December 2011

Quiet Lately

I know I have been quiet lately, I think I am really trying to find my festive mojo and it has deserted me this year.  Usually I quite enjoy planning xmas but this year it just doesn't seem to be happening.

Thursday I fly to Melbourne for Chrissy Work Lunch (which I do every year) but I guess this year I am a bit concerned about getting back in time to pick the kids up from School, Qantas being what they have been over the last few months.  I am sure once Friday is over a will be in full Festive Mode.  I  am looking forward to Chrissy Lunch it alway a good time, its just the getting there and the getting back I am not always keen on.

The teachers got their pressies today, and I think they liked them, I did get a hug thank you from my son's teacher.  I am madly stitching for the quilting girls, hopefully I'll finish the stitching tonight and then I just have to put all the bits together on the weekend.   Christmas Tea with the Sparkles Girls is just about the best bit about Xmas. We all come away with a lovely load of pressies from girls who know exactly what to give stitching friends.  Must admit that I have left it to a bit last minute this year, but the planning is all done, the bags are already to pack they are just a little empty at the moment.... still 8 days to deadline.    Speaking of which I had better finish up this post and finish another bit to the puzzle.

07 December 2011

15 minute challenge with Kate

Was really disappointed this morning when I got no comments, but blogger has done it to me again.  I KNOW I POSTED THIS YESTERDAY.  But here it is again.

I honestly don't know if I sewed everyday this week it is all a bit of a blur.  I did finish writing all the patterns for my BOM and they are off to the checker and I did finish all but one of the teachers gifts (the bottom one still has some binding to stitch down.  Over the week I am sure I have racked up more than 15 minutes in some of the sittings.  The binding on these pencil cases have been a little hard to put on because I used a stiff interfacing which makes them a little less forgiving than they were for the rotary cutting pouch, but I think they look great.

Someone said to me yesterday that they didn't know I had an embroidery machine.... For the record the names have been hand embroidered.

Head on over to Kate's to see what everyone else has been up to.

05 December 2011

Quilt Fabric Delights BOM

Well its official. Blueberry Botanicals is going to be offered as a Block of the Month through Quilt Fabric Delights.  If you have loved what you have seen here you may like to head on over to the lovely Sarah's shop and put your name down so you don't miss out.

I finished the writing the last pattern on the weekend and they are all at my proof reader at the moment for a final check.

I thought you might like to see close ups of all the blocks.  So here they all are.

02 December 2011


I started Christmas shopping yesterday in between nail and massage appointments.  Actually I started 2 weeks ago when I ordered an Imac for me the kids/family which arrived yesterday.

I have had a Macbook for a few years now, and the kids use Mac at school and they are forever jumping on the Macbook because its better and its the same as school.  Well the pc has been making noises for months and I am just waiting for it to give out at any given moment so I have been putting my pennies together for a few months and wanted to give it to them for Xmas.  However, hubby has decided we just need it now (problem with getting email to work from work the other day when he was trying to work from home did it).

So the big box that is sitting under my bed will probably come out to play on the weekend and I will probably have fun transferring data from the pc over to the Mac.

30 November 2011

15 minute challenge with Kate

Not really an awful lot achieved this week.  The teacher's pressies are still half finished as I was hit by a migraine on Monday, which left me with a headache still on Tuesday so I wasn't up to doing any more sewing, though I did work on Pattern writing for Blueberry Botanicals and I think that still counts.

I did finish the drafts of blocks 2 and 3 and they are with my official pattern checker, and I am just finishing the drafts of blocks 7 and 9 ready to send off.  Then I just have the centre block and border to write up which hopefully won't be as involved as the outside blocks.

Think I might head out to the sewing machine tonight to do more on the teacher's gifts as i have a few other things that are becoming pressing as well which need to be started.  Can't believe that the kids have only a little over 2 weeks left of school... mind you they have both had a sickie this week (my son today). Some bug they have picked up which has just left them achy and tired and lethargic I am sure the stupid weather we are having at the moment doesn't help (stinking hot one day and freezing the next).

Well enough procrastinating... head on over to Kate's to see what every one else is up to.

28 November 2011

Girly Day Update

Progress was made on teachers gifts, but I was thinking that I would have them finished but as you can see they are only halfway there and I still have another one to do.  Got to say love the blue one and am going to make another for myself.

Squid took a pile of Molly Makes and decided and the Cheeky boy Hamster from one of the issues.  The front is finished, we'll work on his back another day.  She didn't last the whole day and Dad came to pick her up just after lunch and she went home for a swim.  We had another girlie day today because she pulled a sickie... she has been very quiet so I don't think she was faking it.  Hopefully she will be up for school tomorrow.

25 November 2011

Favourite Things Friday

Sorry Guy's I know I posted this yesterday seems Blogger is playing games.

Its that time of the week again for Favourite Things Friday.

I have a couple of ideas but I have settled on this one.

Its a Girly Day with Squid.  Sunday we are heading off for a sewing day with a group of friends to stitch the day away.  She has come along to a couple of sewing days, at first it was because the boy's had gone to Footy but now she really looks forward to coming along.

Last time she made an Owl softy which she gave to her teacher.  This time she has picked a few things out of a couple of issues of Molly Makes to do.  I bought her some supplies yesterday and she is all set to go.  And what will I be doing well I will be making teachers pressies.

I have seen a sneak peak of the Dec Molly Makes and I can't wait to get that one....

Head on over to Mrs P to check out what everyone else's favourite is this week.

23 November 2011

15 minute challenge

This week has been less sewing than last week but I probably managed to do more than 15 minutes a day.  Lots of binding (which I just hate).   And pattern writing, Month 1 is ready for the printer, Month 2 is drafted and the cutting instructions are finalised only 5 more patterns to go.

On the weekend I whipped up a couple of placemats for a friend, who want to give them to her 91 year old neighbour for Xmas and yesterday I did the binding on those as well... yuck.

Last night I did start on the kids teachers xmas gifts, which mainly consisted of purchasing fabric and making and stitching these last night.  I am planning on modifying slightly my rotary cutter caddy into pencil cases using fabric for the top instead of stitchery but inserting the teachers name across the corner.  Got some lovely Amy Butler, Lark fabric to do it (bought enough to have leftovers for me too.

Luckily silly season isn't too silly this year so far I only have the last 2 weeks before xmas that are looking a little fully booked and we are yet to broach the subject of where Xmas lunch is going to be this year.

Head on over to Kate's place to see what everyone else has been up to.

18 November 2011

Favourite Things Friday

My favourite thing this week has been a favourite for quite a time and I have quite a collection.  Back in the 80's or it may have been early 90's I use to go about pay day and look at the new scarves at the Tie Rack and I would usually come home with 1 maybe 2.  I had quite a collection.  Then came change in jobs and then marriage and motherhood and I forgot about the collection for a while.  Probably scarves went out of fashion ... well the big square ones with multi colours did anyway.

Then last year one of the mum's at school started working for a scarf wholesaler distributing scarves to boutiques and she would bring the occasional 2nd's to school to sell to the mum's... and of course I was tempted.  This year she has set up a little shop in her garage which is open a couple of times a week which is even more tempting.

Do I have to tell you that I get frequent buyer discount.... it is very handy for birthdays' but somehow I always manage to come out with a scarf or 2 for myself.  Today I saw a scarf very similar to one I bought a couple of weeks ago (it was a 2nd which I picked up for $5 slightly different fringe I didn't worry about looking at the price but it wasn't a cheap shop that I was in so it was probably pretty pricy) featured in photo right (the dark one I forgot that I even had).

These are a couple of my everyday winter scarves.
Want to see more FTF head on over to Mrs P's and see what everyone else is talking about. 

Oh I forgot to announce the winner

The winner of the Cutter Caddy Pattern is

Kellie Schache who commented on my facebook page.

So Kellie if you would like to email me your snail mail address I'll send the pattern to you.

17 November 2011

And the Journey comes to and End

I had to look back into the archives and see when I started this.  It was way back on the 5th of August when I announced I had come to a decision.  I showed you a bunch of fat quarters and some beautiful Cottage Garden Threads.  And what was that decision ... it was to design a Block of the Month.

I had been given some fabric by the lovely Sarah and I figured it would be good to invest the fabric into my business.  So I got out the pencils and started drawing.  If you are a regular follower of my blog you have seen my "big project" grow over the last 3 months and you are probably a little sick of it but it is really all I have been doing since August.

Today even though it was pretty hot here in Adelaide I realised it was the only free Thursday I had till Xmas so I planned to go to the Botanical Gardens to photograph the quilt.  Then hubby decided he was going to have a day off as well....lets just say he is very practical which doesn't always fit with my creative vision and he was full of "good ideas" which he kept sharing with me...most of which I ignored and just did it my way.

We spent and hour and a half walking around taking happy snaps and I have a few that I am quite happy with.

What I really wanted to do was take a photo in the Wisteria Arbour, I checked the map at the entrance and  worked out when way we had to go only to discover that the Wisteria Arbour is just a metal frame now and it has all been pulled out.  We did find a lovely rose Arbour but there was a couple snogging there and they just wouldn't take the hint.... surely it was too hot for that nonsense .... or am I just showing my age.

Now for the fun part the pattern writing.  If you would like your local quilt shop to stock the pattern get them to email me or you can keep an eye on Sarah's site I am sure there will be an announcement soon.

15 November 2011

15 minute challenge - finishes

I had one day this week without sewing, Wednesday but all the rest of the week was filled to the brim.  It went like this:

Tuesday - spray basted quilt with Leanne at sewing/ and worked on my This and That Paper pieced quilt
Wednesday - no sewing but I did put my Cosmo thread onto cards
Thursday - Quilted from 11am - 2pm
Friday -  Quilted from 7.30pm - 11pm
Saturday - Quilted for 2 hours throughout the day and evening
Sunday - Quilted 6.30am to 9am, binding/hanging sleeve on 4pm - 4.30pm, burrying threads 8.30pm - 9.30pm
Monday - more burrying threads and hand stitching binding.
Today I hope to finish the binding - then I might have a little rest - oops no I have to finish writing the pattern.  Plus I have a commission to make before next Thursday .... might be another busy weekend.

Head on over to Kate's to see who else met the challenge.

PS there is a giveaway in this post ends Wednesday evening leave a comment to be in the running.  

11 November 2011


Blueberry Crumb Cake is hitting the shops I really wanted this quilt finished by then.  Might have to fit in a couple of all nighters this weekend.  The girls at Hetties have convinced me that less is more for quilting this quilt, but that still means a few thread changes and quite a bit more of quilting to do.  Two solid hours yesterday did get quite a bit done though so maybe it can be done over the weekend.

09 November 2011

Pattern Release - Sewing Bee Cutter Caddy

Finally I can show you my project for Country Hart's POM.  Everyone should have there kits now so I can release the pattern for sale.  It is a lovely safe home for your rotary cutter.  If you would like your Quilt Shop to stock the pattern please get them to email me.  At the moment you can get them from Hetties Patch and through my Craftumi Store (by the end of the week).

I am also running a giveaway over the next week.  Leave a comment here or on my Facebook page and you will be in the running for a copy of the pattern.  I will draw it Thursday 17th November.

08 November 2011

15 Minute Challenge

As already reported this week I finished the big quilt.  Today at sewing it got basted.  Thursday I plan to start quilting.

I have to admit though I had 2 sewing free days. Sunday after the market I was bushed (who would have thought doing nothing would be tiring).  I was going to take my hexagons to sew but thought I would be too busy to bother so I didn't... how wrong I was.  And Monday was dog obedience with Coco.. there was a minor accident and my right had was a little sore so I didn't do any sewing.

While I was at sewing today I grabbed a few more Cosmo threads to add to my collection.  Tonight I will be winding these on my floss cards and putting them in their right place in my floss box.... I like them in numerical order.  Also bought some yummy fabric, and added a few extra cosmo threads to match... don't know yet what it is going to be but I am sure I will come up with something.

If I get my act into gear tomorrow I will be launching a couple of new patterns and there will be a giveaway.

Head on over to Kate's to see who else met the challenge.  

06 November 2011

What a Week

Its been a big week.  I didn't think I could have a busy week like I did before our trip but the week after has been worse.  On my day off on Thursday I don't think I sat down at all for the whole day.

It was also a week full of some highs and some lows.

The high point is the quilt top is finished and I have backing and wadding ready to baste at sewing this week then I will be quilting like a demon and writing up the pattern.

Another high was the fact that Hetties rang and they had sold out of my Ipod pouch patterns.  

The low point was the Gilles Street Market today.  I didn't think it was possible to sell nothing but I did (I did sell 4 purses to the girls that I shared the stall with heavily discounted so I don't think I will count those).

Even this prop (which I bought at the market) didn't help, at least it will be good for photo's in the future and it was a real bargain.

03 November 2011

A Little Fun in the Sun

As you can see from the previous post the family has been away on a trip to the Gold Coast.  It wasn't a test for you it was a test to see if blogger would work from my iphone.  Wish I had found that app before I went away because I could have posted from there.

My hubby and I haven't been away for a big holiday since our honeymoon and the kids have been telling us for years that they are the only ones in the school that haven't been to see the "Worlds" so we bit the bullet and decided to go.... the thing is I finally got off my butt and organised it otherwise it wouldn't of happened.

 This was the kids first trip on the plane, my daughter gets bad motion sickness so I was a little apprehensive about it.  Armed with Kwells we headed off in the early hours of Monday morning we were at our Apartment in Surfers by 10am.  Shocking view isn't it.

The building you can see below is the local surf club and we became members for the week so we could get all the members deals.  One was the big breakfast which we did the first morning after being up since 3.30am we needed it.
 Here's the view from the surf club dining room.
Day 2 and 3 saw us at Dreamworld and White Water World.

 Day 4 was shopping at Harbour Town which the kids weren't happy about but after 2 days at the Worlds we all needed a break.  We walked to Skypoint in the evening to see the view which though spectacular would have been better if it wasn't so overcast.  I will be interested in seeing some of my pictures on my big camera... these have all been taken with my Iphone.
Day 5 was Seaworld which I enjoyed the most (I wanted to be a Marine Biologist when I was a kid) I loved looking in the Shark Tank and the kids loved the Dolphin and Seal shows.
This ride was pretty cool the kids got soaked I think my Son went on it about 4 times.

The final day we couldn't get the kids out of the apartment they were spent.  Finally after lunch we walked into the main strip of Surfers and a quick look around then headed back and packed up the car for the airport.

We arrived to the kaos of the Qantas Shutdown luckily we flew Virgin so checked in and waited for the plane not without a few hassells going through security.  My son had bought a nerf gun at Harbour town which we had in carry on luggage still in the pack but it was confiscated.  Off course he wasn't upset MUCH I think he was ok by the time we got back to Adelaide.

We have been back nearly a week and it has flown I have been sewing my butt off to get the quilt finished. I have lots of running around to do today and I am doing a Market on the weekend.  So if you are going to the Gilles Street Market this week drop by and say hello I will have a few goodies on sale... great for Xmas pressies or stocking fillers.

18 October 2011

15 Minute Challenge

Last week is a bit of a blur, but I think I can safely say that I met the challenge.  There might have been one night off but I probably made up for it on the other nights and then some.

Here are some little numbers I ran up during the week.  A couple of weeks ago I was asked by Lorraine at Hetties to come up with an easy pattern for a iphone/phone cover so that they could kit them up for the Craft Fair in a couple of weeks.  The pattern just needs some final tweeking and it will be ready.  I'll need to make a quick dash to the printers this week so that it is ready before I go away.

Gradually over the last couple of weeks I have been finalising all the mini blocks for the quilt top you have been seeing so much of over the last couple of months.  Sunday I appliqued the final two paper pieced stars on the last 2 blocks and sewed it all together.

Now the race is on for the borders and I really must get sewing because the more I think about it the more I keep changing my mind about what I am going to do... and can you believe it I just have spotted a problem, so there will be a couple of changes before the border goes on.

You know the drill head on over to Kate's to see more people who took up the challenge.

14 October 2011

Favourite Things Friday

I have been struggling a bit with FTF the last few weeks I have too many things on my mind.  To pin point a FT has been difficult ..... oh there have been FT but my mind is racing so much lately that by the time Friday comes it has all gone.  A couple of things have been crossed off the list this week so I am starting to settle down a bit now and I have been doing a bit to much of my FTF which is reading.

I have to admit I am a shocker when it comes to reading... its a bit like a drug, or that cake sitting in the fridge... you know... ok I'll just read for 1/2 and hour... oh maybe another 5 minutes and before I know it is 2am.  So when I get like this I have to go Cold Turkey so I banned myself from the library for a while and I will not be downloading any books from itunes or kindle. 

So what is my drug of choice, well it is Sci-Fi Fantasy, other genre's I am fine with can just read for 1/2 and hour and then put it down go to sleep but give me a good Sci-Fi or Fantasy novel and I am a lost cause.  My introduction to Sci Fi was John Wyndham as a kid, Day of the Triffids then I went on to read all of his novels.  

I have to admit that I hated reading when I was in high school but once I started working, I had to do something on the bus trip to and from work and books were cheap back then and I filled my bookshelves with them.  Back then I was into Anne McCaffrey  novels.  

Yesterday I finished another novel by Robin Hobb, she usually writes Trilogies and luckily for me the latest one isn't out yet otherwise I would still be inthralled.   Though I admit to looking today into another one of her Trilogies that I have yet to read.... but I think I have too much to do in the next week before we go on our trip, maybe I will get the first one to read on the plane.  

Maybe this week I will just read a classic... again, I know how they all end and I can pick them up or put them down whenever I want.  

So now you know I am a bit of a geek, if you hadn't already guessed it by my love and need of technology this would confirm it.  

Head on over to Mrs P for more FTF

11 October 2011

15 Minute Challenge

It's school holidays here so there have been trips to the pool, movies, a birthday, walks on the beach and work squeezed in between sewing.  I have managed a 5 day weekend however which I think I managed to sneak in on the boss with out him actually being aware of it until the last minute... (I did spell it out to him in a note when I asked for a day off but he obviously didn't read it.... I am sure I'll pay for it tomorrow).

  Its amazing the fun a girl can have with a puppy, a stick and a sea sponge.  My son was throwing a cuttlefish into the ocean and was amazed at how many times it came back to him.

I admit to a day off yesterday as it was my son's 11th birthday and we had a bit to fit in. Trips to family to pick up pressies and a trip to the Movies to see Johnny English... they both love Mr Bean and thought it was hillarious.

Having a 5 day weekend has meant that I have been able to make great in roads into the "Big Project" there is just 2 6" blocks to finish for the final corner block and one more star to make 2 to applique on.  After taking the photo above the other day I have decided to change a couple of fabric choices but it won't take long to unpick and resew and then the centre will be finished and I can start on the border.

Want to check out who else met the challenge head on over to Kate's place.

04 October 2011

15 minute challenge with Kate

This week has been busy with the end of school term and 30 September work rush and a long weekend but I have fitted quite a bit of sewing in.

I have given myself a deadline of 2 weeks to finish my "big project" and I am making great inroads into the final 4 blocks.  

The TO DO list is
6 pieced blocks to decide on and make
4 square within a square blocks for the embroidery
2 flowers to embroider
and 4 paper pieced stars to complete.  

before working on the border which I think will be next weeks task.

I have to admit one or two sewing free days this week but I did make up for it on other days.  There have been a couple of cutting mistakes which have meant design changes ah well these things happen.

Want to see who else met the challenge.  Head on over to Kate's place.