Sunday 12 June 2016

South Australian holiday, Chook Shed birthday

We have been home for 1 month now and it has taken me this long to get the photos organised and do this post. How slow can one get!

View from our B+B -- Lake Albert

Along the Limestone Coast near Robe

Petticoat Lane, Penola
Black Swan, Mt. Gambier
Naracoorte Caves (Blanche Cave)
On the Murray at Mannum
Fossil in a stone wall
Old bicycle at Sevenhill Winery in the Clare Valley
Dessert after walking part of the Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley
Entrance at Martindale Hall ( as seen on Picnic at Hanging Rock)
View from the verandah of our B+B at Watervale
Last weekend was Chooky's Chook Shed 4th Birthday celebration. It was a very wet weekend-- so was ideal for sewing. I joined in the sewing on Saturday and this is what I made.It now holds most of my rulers. I wont have to go hunting for the ruler I want!
Simple Zippered Bag
Until next time.

Tuesday 17 May 2016

A Day by the Sea

I received a lovely email from Homespun magazine today-- enclosing a photo and comment from a lady called Bev who had made a cot quilt version of my quilt that was featured in the January Homespun magazine. I was very pleased to see it. It is always nice to see what someone else does with one of your designs.
Here is Bev's version of the quilt:

Thank you Bev. I just love your version of the quilt.

We have just returned from a 10day holiday to South Australia. I have tried downloading my photos from my phone to the computer, but for some unknown reason, it won't do it. I find this modern technology very frustrating. Now I have to wait for my kids to come over to work out why. So I cannot show you any photos at the moment. I do have s few photos on my Instagram site. My IG name is YvonneWDesigns.


Sunday 10 January 2016

Exciting new Quilt

The postman delivered my copy of the January 2016 Australian Homespun magazine. I could not wait to open it.
Over 7 months ago, my quilt had gone off to the Homespun office to be photographed etc for the January issue. It has been hard to keep my mouth shut about this quilt for all that time.  So you can just imagine my excitement to see it in print.

January 2016 issue of Australian Homespun magazine

The photograph in the magazine of my quilt and 2 cushions
In the meantime, I have just cross stitched this small sheep/bird design and enjoyed the simplicity of this design.

Sheep/bird cross stitch

I missed out on FNWFs as we had family staying with us. I will have to join in the next one which will be in February.
Back to work tomorrow.

Have a good week.

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Merry Christmas Everyone

Another year has gone by very quickly.  A year which included crafting and blogging and making more craft friends from all over the world.

I would like to thank everyone for their friendship, and would like to wish each and everyone a Peaceful Christmas with all their family and friends. Also Best wishes for the New Year--2016.

Here is a photo of the gift my daughter and son in law have given themselves for Christmas. Her name is Zoe and she took herself under the tree when they had finished decorating it.

Merry Christmas everyone.
Until next year.

Monday 9 November 2015

Friday night with Friends

I have been making these blocks for ages-- I had bought the book, Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt and I love the sunflower and leaf blocks. I decided to make a quilt with just these blocks. So Friday night saw me sewing 2 of these blocks. I continued sewing more on the weekend, and have finally finished the last blocks on Sunday. Now to join the blocks-- may have to put these aside and start on some Christmas sewing instead.

Sunflower and Leaf Blocks

I have not been active with my blog lately as I have been using Instagram. I do find that a lot easier and quicker to use. My IG name is YvonneWDesigns.

Thank you, Cheryl, for hosting another FnwFs.

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.