Tuesday, May 26, 2015

LOTS OF QUILTS

Hi all, been very busy making quilts for the rehabilitation unit at Modbury Hospital. The patients here love to receive a quilt when they are in the hospital and my friend dawn and I decided to try to donate one to all who are having a stay at the hospital after a stroke. So far we have given two ladies their quilts and they loved them, I have just finished 4 more and nearly finished another 2 quilts. I love to do  this for them but it gets a little expensive having to buy the wadding. I will continue to make them as long as I am able and hoping I can get some reasonable priced wadding some where. The finished quilts are at least 50 inches square and i have posted them below.


 While I was sewing the binding on a quilt these two little birds landed on my clothes line. I have not seen them here before and I dont know what they are. If you do know please let me know.


 This one is from the Block book by Missouri star.


 This one i just made up and is a quilt as you go.


 Another I just started to sew and i like the effect of this one. The one below is just a simple 9 patch.


bye for now Jude

Friday, May 1, 2015

A FINISHED UFO

I started this quilt 6 years ago with a block swap from a forum I was in at the time. I made blocks for other forum members in the colour of their choice and they did one for me in my selected colours. Some of the blocks were not what I had wanted so I altered them to suit and made others to get the size of the quilt I wanted.The blocks sat around for ages and then I put them together and it went back in the cupboard. My sister asked if I had a quilt she could buy for her MIL for Mothers Day and I thought of the quilt UFO. She liked it and said her MIL would love it so it was quilted and bound in the same day. Now onto the next UFO, well maybe, I do have a lot I need to do. 
Cheers Jude




Thursday, March 26, 2015

SOME DOLL`S CLOTHES

I have recently come home from a week visiting with my daughter, Leonie and her family. We went to the Keith playgroup on Tuesday and I noticed the dolls were nude, so decided to make some clothes for them. Hope they like them.


 The dress and nappies for the girl doll.


 Shorts and top for the boy doll. Below some of the nappies to share for both dolls.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

LITTLE BUNNIES

I recently went to Brisbane for a stitching weekend and I made a gift for my roomies. They were very happy with what I had made and now I have requests for more. They are from the TILDA book of rabbits and are quite easy and quick to make. I did not enlarge them to the full size as stated in the pattern as I prefer smaller cuter rabbits. Will show you the projects from the weekend when I have made them. Bye for now Jude.



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

JADES NEW QUILT

Hi all, my camera broke down so off to buy a new one. Took great photos and then couldn`t upload them to my computer. My friend came over for dinner and we formated the card ( now who knew how to do that, well not me). Next tried to get the photos again, no luck. Next went back to the shop I had purchased it from and had to buy a cord to transfer them to the computer or take out the card thingy and put that into the computer, sounds too complicated for me so bought the cord and hey presto I can now do it. Three cheers here please.  I can now show you the quilts I have made . My GD Jade requested a new lap quilt as hers was looking a little worse for wear. I chose  the pattern "Miss Daisy" by Monica Poole that I had bought at the Craft Fair as it was bright and colourful. Made two  as the first  was to see if I could do it as it was a quilt as you go, worked out fine so then made Jades. Now to see which one she prefers.


 Jades quilt as she told me her favourite colour is now blue.


 The first sample quilt.  This will go into the gifting box in case I forget someones special day. Below are the backings, I especially like the owl fabrics. Bye for now Jude.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

MORE TOMATOES and some CUCUMBERS

More tomatoes have ripened and so have the cucumbers so more  cooking to make bread and butter cucumbers for winter eating and more tomato pickles. Next lot of tomatoes will go into more soup to freeze for winter. It has been a good year for the garden this year thankfully as last year was a disaster. Also we have been picking lots of pencil eggplants, if that is the correct  name and I have been adding them to casseroles and last night marinated some in garlic, olive oil and rock salt and then roasted them. Quite tasty but I prefer them in casseroles as the taste is pretty bland. Also not my  favourite veggie.



 The bread and butter cucumbers are tasty in a cold lamb sandwich, yummy.

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The tomato pickles, DH likes these and so does my son in law and another batch cooking now so there will be some to share.

Bye for now as I am off to finish my Grandaughter`s quilt after lunch.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

LOTS OF TOMATOES

Dear hubby picked 75 kilos of tomatoes and then it was up to me to deal with them. Gave lots to the neighbours and then started to cook.



First up made tomato soup. Two bowls for dinner tonight and another two lots packaged and in the freezer. Below is the first batch of tomato sauce and ran out of bottles, so off soon to get some more. when I get back will be cooking my first batch of tomato chutney and then more sauce for the daughters.
Bye for now Jude