Sunday, 28 November 2010

Xmas Stitching

I have been busy over the last few days doing some xmas stitching.

A Xmas Journal so I can start to organise myself for xmas.
My FIS xmas gift is finished, wrapped and ready to send.

Teacher gifts for my daughter's teachers - a mug bag each - one with a matching tissue packet holder and the other with a matching covered notebook. Inside the bags are blue mugs with matching blue spoons. Just love this fabric - I think the range is called Boutique. Leah and I are going to make some homemade rocky road to go inside as well.

I am off tomorrow to do some xmas shopping so I had better start making some notes in my journal.
Kylie xxx

Friday, 19 November 2010

Anyone Interested?

Whilst cleaning out my sewing room I came across this full set of patterns for Leanne Beasley's first BOM. If anyone would be interested in purchasing this set from me, please send me an email.

Kylie xxx

This and That

Life has been fairly hectic here lately but I have managed to do something. Recently I was involved in a Paper Bag Swap with an on-line stitching group. Each person in the swap was given a swap partner and you then sent that person two fat quarters, some embellishments, a stitchery which was optional and of course some chocolate. As I was busy moving, my lovely swap partner Vicki agreed on a later finishing date so last week I finished and posted this to her. It is a 9 1/2 inch blockkeeper and a little covered notebook. I enjoyed making this blockkeeper and even made one for myself.

I also finished another tablerunner. This is a pattern from the Moda Bakeshop blog and made with Lumiere De Noel by French General. (Can you see the boxes in the background that still need unpacking - mmm maybe one day I will get to them - I am sooo over unpacking at the moment).

I just love this red print fabric.

I also found some time to make Fee's
fruit cake which was delicious.

I have also been getting my new sewing room into some order. I purchased these bookshelves from Go-Lo. They were nice and cheap, easy to put together and fit perfectly into the limited space that I have. I have had lots of fun organising the shelves and can now move around in the sewing room without falling over everything. Now I just need to find some time to actually do some more stitching. Fingers xxx it may happen this weekend.

Chat soon
Kylie xxxx

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Settling In

All the boxes are just about unpacked, the sewing room is very close to being organised and life at Oakland is now starting to settle down into a lovely routine.

Graeme and the kids have been busy planting the vege garden

Our gorgeous girl Pixie is now a new Mum ....
... to four gorgeous kittens - three white and one black and white one. They are so very cute and getting lots of love and attention from Leah.

Graeme and the kids also discovered that we have fish in our dam.

I have been stitching but they are all secret stitching so no photos to share just yet. I am really loving having my own sewing room and am enjoying getting things organised and am full of motivation. The last few months have been very stressful but now that we are here and settled we could not be happier - even our old dog who is 14 has had a new lease of life.
Chat soon
Kylie xxx