Saturday, 21 January 2012

Fabric and Patterns for Sale

Well I have had a scratch around in all my tubes of fabric and patterns and have decided that as much as I love all that I have stashed away I certainly do not have the time to make everything. So these are the things that I have decided to part with. If you are interested or have any questions please shoot me an email or post a comment. All prices include postage. I will only be posting within Australia.

Patchwork with Busy Fingers Antique Sample Pattern and Templates - $65 - SOLD
4 x 20cm strips of Civil War Fabric, 4 fat eights and 1 fat quarter - $35.00 - SOLD

The two burgundy fabrics and the cream with green flower fabric strips are from the Gettysburg Range from Wyndham Fabrics, the blue I am not sure about, the fat quarter is Alices Washday Blues. I purchased these as a starter for the Antique Sample Quilt Pattern above.
Clermont Farms Charm Pack - $8 - SOLD
Figtree Tree Thread Kits - $15.00 each or both for $20.00
Hatched and Patched Nellies Needlecase Kit - $25.00
The pattern is a photocopy as it was a kit received at a Girls Day in the Country Retreat two years ago.
Punctuation Charm Packs x 2 and yardage - $40.00 - SOLD
There is 1.5 yards of the Ditto Daises Fabric and 1/2 yard of the Red Dot Fabic
Figtree Threads Kit to make Twinkle Quilt - $90.00 - SOLD
Thanks for looking
Chat Soon
Kylie xxx

A Little Sewing

I have managed to get a little stitching done these holidays. These are the start of cushions for the lounge in our bedroom. I stitched them together just before Christmas and have finished the quilting on one (see the photo below this one) so just two more to go.

One of the projects for the online stitching group that I am part of, Friends in Stitching, for last year was a BOM. Each month one member of the group picks a block to make. I started off last year really well and got the first four done and then failed miserably after that. I decided to make just another five and turn it into a table topper for our kitchen table. Unfortunately this photo has not turned out very well (taken with my IPOD). The spot around the border and in two of the blocks is actually red with a tiny white spot - it looks really pink in this photo. I used Holly Holderman fabrics - oh so pretty. Hopefully I will have time this afternoon to baste and quilt it and get the binding on.

I have also done a little secret stitching but will not be able to show it to you until it reaches its destination.

I am also planning to go through my stash of fabrics and kits and do a little decluttering - way too many projects and too little time - so keep an eye on my blog as I will have some things up for sale if anyone is interested.

Chat soon

Kylie xxxx

Busy Start to 2012

Wow where have the school holidays gone - only one more week to go!

The first week of 2012 was spent in Ballina where my son was playing for the Hunter Valley U13s in a five day cricket carnival. Even though we had to attend cricket matches every day, we all had a fantastic time. DS had a great time with the other players, made some wonderful new friends and the parents had a great time too. He played exceptionally well and was even named Player of the Match for the second game. Since arriving home he has played more cricket for the Upper Hunter U14s team and also Senior Cricket on Saturday mornings. He worked out that he has played nearly 650 overs of cricket in the last three weeks and he is back at it this afternoon. You could say that my boy does love his cricket!

We decided to spend an extra day at the end of the carnival and managed to get to the beach for a few hours at Lennox Head. Here I am with DD. The water was certainly not warm enough for me to get in but the kids had fun. We also took a drive up to Byron Bay for ice cream and a look around.

I had good intentions of finishing off my Gardeners Journal blocks whilst watching all those overs of cricket and I thought I was so super organised until I got to the first match, pulled out my sewing back to discover that I had forgotten to pack all my threads, needles and scissors - OOPS lol.

Since coming home I have managed to fit in a little sewing around working and kids but I will leave that until the next post.

Chat soon

Kylie xxxx