Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Dear Jane Adventure Begins

Hello my friends!

Sorry for the long gap between post, but life gets in the way, my blog give away went to Beccy in the UK, I sent her a fat 1/4, and some buttons & ribbons. Thank you for your wonderful photo, true inspirations!

Well for my birthday I got the Dear Jane Quilt, book, CD ROM & badge, so now the journey can begin!

Tomorrow I am heading off to marally craft to get some fabric at there 30% off sale, and whilst my VIP card is still in date. I am thinking pinks, apricots, browns & creams, for my quilt.

I turn 40 in November, and would like to have it finished by then. Wish me luck and check in to see where I am up to with it, I am hoping to publish my progress every week!

I hope Christmas was wonderful & you all have a great New Year.

Big Hugs from the rain soaked Central West, of NSW

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Latest Project! Chalkboard Clip boards.

These are my lastest adictive projects, I found them on Little Birdie Secrets, they were using scrapping cards, where as I used fabric! One is for my Dad to use for his puzzles, one for my neice (the Pink One) and the other two are for my boys for travelling. The little bags have chalk, pens & a duster in them. All the kids are going to get them for Christmas this year!

My Favorite Things ~ Block 10

My Favorite Things Block 10, well this onis for my boys, as you will see.

Block 10 link

Next month I am going to put up a stitchery that is a bit different from these ones, but some thing I love to do!

If you send me a picture of how you used the stitcheries, I will go into the draw for a bag of sewing goodies! Send all pictures to rodgersfamily1@bigpond.com, to go into the draw, I will be drawing it on the 20th September 2010. I would love to see how the patterns are being used.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My Favorite Things Block 9

Sorry for the missed month but sometimes life gets in the way. We have not had a weekend at home for over a month, children's sport, family commitments, you know the drill, but we are back!

Some here is Block No.9, garden & flowers, I love both!

http://bucknchooky.googlegroups.com/web/MY+FAV+THINGS+BLK+9.pdf?gda=7U8DJUoAAADN7gMltVQ4pIX-BlWfbI5BCuMwlGWCFHZoIapbxN_RLp4I3ZyZ7YynVTrmMoLJMY23F4vU795Khrh5hLpl2sRQ_e3Wg0GnqfdKOwDqUih1tA (hopefully this will work)

PSST!!!!! Look out for a special prize giveaway after the posting of Block 10.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sewing Caddy!!

I came across this tutorial whilst BLOG SURFING at http://ginabeanhandmade.blogspot.com/. It is ver cute and easy to make give one a go, even better go have a look at her blog.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Craft Forum ~ Designer Swap ~ Part 2

This is the table runner I made for Kim in the Designer Swap on http://forum.craftmagazines.com.au/. The Stitchery is from "Miss Milly Flower Patch" book by Bronwyn Hayes. I fell in love with the Fabric and made some matching coasters.

It was hard to part with.
(sorry its in 2 parts but I couldn't get a photo with the stitcheries in it any other way)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Craft Forum ~ Designer Swap.

On the wonderful craft forum we had a "Designer Swap", the patterns had to come from either Leanne Beasley & Bronwyn Hayes. Both are talented designers, and are worth having a look at. I chose Bronwyn Hayes as I had a book I patterns I got when I was in Adelaide this time last year, that I was keen to use. I can't show you a picture of what I made just yet as Kim, is waiting for it to arrive in the post, but I am very proud of it.

Missnance (Gail) from http://missnance.blogspot.com/ made me this beautiful bag it has stitcheries on it and is full of pockets. The colours are great for these cold and dreary days! I cannot thank her enough for it, I LOVE IT!!!!

My favourite Things BOM Block 8

This months block is that of HOME, I wish my house looked like this one, and was somewhere in rural France or Italy, but my house is just an old Police Station in rural NSW, Australia.
I hope you are enjoying and using these patterns, a few have ask about a final product that is made out of them, but unfortunately or fortunately, I am sewing as we go along as well. I have used the blocks for the stitcheries on gifts, so I am hoping you can just keep them in a file somewhere and use them as you like, there is no copyright on them so go crazy, please send me any photos of what you have made out of them. I will be posting some mandala in the next few weeks, I hope you enjoy them, I really love sewing them in varigated thread.
Here is the link to this months block:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My Favourite Things Block 7

After all the trouble last month I hope this link works, I have also updated to Block 5 & 6, so now it might work.

This months block is pretty straight forward! I love my family, and extended family.

I hope you enjoy this block!

Monday, May 3, 2010

My Favorite Things ~ Stitchery Block of the Month 5 & 6

A few have asked for a idea of the finished puduct, well the truth to be know I haven't got one get, but I will get there just treat it a a mystery!

Well here's the next to to keep you going, dog kennel, I love my puppy, she was brought for me just after my grandfather died so she is extra special. Live, Life, Love a motto to live by!

Any who here they are!


Monday, March 1, 2010

My Favorite Things BOM ! Blocks 2 & 3

These 2 Blocks represent my love of gardening! I hope you like them!

A few have ask asked about sizes of the finished blocks, I am still playing with the final product, but I am currently leaning towards a bag! I'll let you know when I have the final layout done!

Thank you for all your lovely comments.

Heres the link:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Block 1 ~ My Favourite Things ~ B.O.M.

This is the first of a series of ten redwork stitcheries.
The theme is My Favourite Things.
This first block shows the things I love in my life, the garden, sewing, music, cooking, and a cup of tea with loved.
Each block will show a little bit of me.

The patterns aren't flashy, but they are there for you to play with and use, and please bear with me as I learn more about making patterns, and publishing them.

This is the link to Block 1.

Monday, February 8, 2010

On Top of the World, Looking down on Creation

There is only one wish on my mind

When this day is through I hope that I will find

That tomorrow will be just the same for you and me

All I need will be mine if you are here

I'm on the top of the world lookin' down on creation

And the only explanation I can find

Is the love that I've found ever since you've been around

Your love's put me at the top of the world
R Carpenter.

Mt Canobolas ~ Feb. 2010

Whats happening with my BOM

"A few of my favourite Things" BOM, is well underway, I have the stitcheries done, now I have to put the block together, then I'll be ready to go, hopefully before the end of the month.
Here is a sneak preview of the stitcheries!

Basket of Goodies!

Heres some great fabric I've collected and been given lately. Now just to start the projects!

And some beautiful new books full of great project!

A stitchers dirty little secret!

Come on Girls.

Let take pride in the dirty secret that lies behind the beauty!

Lets see the backs of those panels, they can't be any worse then mine!

Even out of focus it looks bad!

Disco Stu

This is our new chicken/rooster, the boys named him "Disco Stu", my husband and a few of his friend then dyed he green, why, I don't know!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

BOM Project planning

Ok, today I had to suffer (ha ha) through a visit to Marally Craft (http://www.marallycraft.com.au). I picked out some lovely fabric to base my BOM around and got a shiny new art book.

So now to put my thoughts and sketches together, and put some instructions to it all.

Here's a sneek peak at the fabric, isn't it pretty.

Aren't I spoilt!

Aren't I spoilt! I received a pretty stitchery bookmark, from the wonderful Ondrea for the craft forum, in th bookmark swap, she was very paitent with we as I posted mine late!

Thank you it is so me!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Watch this Space

My New Years Challenge for 2010, is to post a by month pattern on this blog, its still in the process of being put together but I can tell you, it'll be pretty, have a garden theme and invove stitchery and buttons!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Going Green & Peak Oil

Lately I've been reading up on Peak oil and climate warming, and although we are fairly green here we are going to try harder, have a look at the blog I follow about going green etc, great reading!

Meeting Miss~nance (Gail)

Recently I met up with one of my wonderful Forum Friends Gail, we chatted over coffee and had a ball, I'm looking forward to next time we met!