Friday, 11 September 2015

A Paypal query

I have a Paypal account, and I am sure many of you have them as well. Have you received a request to update your Paypal account?  I have had a request saying that it needs to be changed urgently-- which then made me think is this a genuine request or not. When I tried to look at it further, it was so complicated, I have no idea what I am supposed to do. They recommend sending it to a technical support person-- which I do not have , and never had to use before. All in all, it makes me think that this is not a genuine email. I would appreciate feed back from anyone who has a Paypal account.

Thank you.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

FnwFs-- needlebooks

I spent Friday night doing some embroidery. I had drawn this boat and beach hut drawings and have been using them for many projects. I decided I would make needle books out of them. On Friday night I embroidered these.

Today has been wet and cold-- a good day to stay indoors and sew. I made 2 needle books today, using the 2 embroideries.

Needle book with a boat embroidery
Needle book with a beach hut
I used Doctors flannel for the inside of the needle books.

My old needle book-- still my favourite

 Thanks for hosting another FnwFs, Cheryll. I will have to do some blog surfing to see what everyone else has done this Friday night.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Sign up for Friday night with friends

It is the first Friday of the  month-- where has August gone to? Cheryll is hosting another FnwFs-- so  hop along to her blog and sign up.     

Friday night with Friends

See you there tonight. I wonder what I will make tonight. What will you be sewing?


Thursday, 27 August 2015

Thread called "Westwood".

We were away for a couple of days last week. I came home on the weekend to a parcel on my dining table. I was not expecting a parcel-- so was rather curious to see what was in it. It was from Katie and Pam of Cottage Garden Threads, and there were 3 skeins of a colour I have been after, and they have come up with it and have called the colour "Westwood"!  What a surprise!! I am rather chuffed, needless to say.  The threads are in the colour testing phase and should be out in the shops soon.

I promptly embroidered this little boat with "Westwood".
"Westwood" by Cottage Garden Threads
I have had to paint more large sewing machine buttons and have finally finished them. Here is a selection of the colours available. I call a group of sewing machines a "patchwork" of machines. Someone on Instagram suggested that it should be a "bobbin" of machines. Regardless they look quite cute in a group.

A patchwork or bobbin of machines
Last week we went to the Blue Mountains for 2 nights. I was keen to see the daffodil display at Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens, and they were just beautiful. I really enjoyed seeing them.

Daffodils in Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens
 The next day we did a walk in Wentworth Falls area, and this is Wentworth Falls on its way down into the valley.
Wentworth falls
All I all, it was a lovely few days-- being away, and coming home to my surprise ie threads with my surname as its name.
Have a lovely weekend.


Monday, 10 August 2015

Sewing and knitting for Friday Night with Friends

I am a little late posting what I did on FnwFs hosted by Cheryll, but it is better late than never.
This is what I worked on-- an embroidery, then after awhile I switched to some knitting.

Knitting-- making a beanie
Then on Sunday I had one of those rare days where I sat and did craft most of the day--heavenly.
I had cut and sewn the front and back panels of the pouch, but I had to put it together. I find zippers a challenge-- but finally managed to do the zipper for this pouch. The pattern for this pouch is on Noodlehead. The instructions are very clear and the pictures are easy to follow.

One side of the pouch

The otherside of the pouch
 I used the left over fabrics from this quilt. I had made this quilt for my son in 2011.  The pouch is large enough to hold my knitting-- so I now have a knitting bag.

My son's quilt
Thank you Cheryll, for hosting another FnwFs.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Friday night with Friends is tonight

I had missed many Friday nights sewing with  blogging friends-- but I am going to be there tonight. Thanks, Cheryll for hosting it.
Head off to Cheryll's blog and sign in, by clicking onto the FnwFs logo on my side bar.


See you there tonight.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Winner is... and few days in Melbourne.

We have been away and back again-- and I realised that I had not picked a winner for the Red Embroidered Cushion Pattern. Thank you for the lovely comments, and the winner is ..... Ondrea.
I  will send the pattern to you shortly, Ondrea.

We went to Melbourne for 4 nights-- the aim was to attend a wedding on the 18th July. Unfortunately, I did  not find a single patchwork shop , but we did have a fabulous time in this beautiful city. We stayed in St Kilda and travelled on the trams to the CBD etc. Victoria Markets was fabulous and the laneways in Melbourne are a great feature of the city. We did a walking tour that started out from the front of the library at 10.30 am-- and it was well worth it.
Here are some photos of Melbourne.

Luna Park, St Kilda
Lovely tea cosies in a shop window
One of the Arcades in Melbourne
on a corner of the Melbourne CBD
Street art in one of the lanes in Melbourne
The beautiful cake shops-- I am sure I gained 2 kgs by just standing and looking at the cakes!
Sign outside a café
Fresh vegetables in Victoria Markets
View from a bar in Rialto Tower
St Kilda Beach
This was the lovely arch used for the wedding ceremony-- made with lots of gum leaves and flowers
I made this hexagon ring for my suitcase--to help identify my bag