Sunday, 30 August 2015

Christmas Hexies



I'm loving Lynette Andersons' 2015 Christmas range and have decided to make a table centre piece.




I have used EPP iron on 1 1/2" Hexies from hugs'n kisses...these are amazing!!! No removing papers, just iron then glue stick the seams and Hexies are ready to sew. Yay! The interfacing like fabric that they are made from semi-dissolves when washed...winning :)


So many things I want to make...have a great week xo Suze.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Hi There

Isn't this year flying by? Have been doing a little bit of sewing...these little make up bags were a pleasure to make...my zippers were interesting, can't remember the last zipper I sewed.

Miracle Makeup Bag pattern by Hatched and Patched

Finished off this little cutie...it's a pattern from Annie @ Hatched and Patched. I loved it so much that I made another...lol. 

But wait...there's more!

Need to get cracking on my stitch along as well....considering taking it to Bathurst. Can't wait to catch up with my fellow blogger and stitching friends!

Wild flowers...had some more rain this weekend, so hoping for more!


Bear boy...hasn't been well..love him to bits xoxo

Hope it's a GOOD week xo Suze. 

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Stitch along update

A couple of days late, but here it is. Final appliquĂ© block :) needs a press, excuse the wrinkles! 

Have a great week. Cheers, Suze x

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Caught up!

As promised from last post....drumroll please...here are my May AND June blocks!!! Yay. I'm also happy to say that I have started stitching July...BOOM! lol.


May blocks, favourite is bottom rhs bee/bug ;)



June blocks, favourite is top lhs branch with leaves ;)

Have a great week my stitch along friends...I'm looking forward to a wonderful weekend celebrating a gorgeous girls 21st birthday and catching up with Kate...send me warm vibes- it's going to be freezing!!!!! Xo Suze. 

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Natures Journey Catch-up


Hello to my stitchalong friends...a bit of an update for you all, and to keep Chookys whip away...lol!!


March blocks...

I'm getting better as I go along with this needle turn technique, or so I thought 'til I got to the points on the pieced block!!!
 
Loving this pear block :)
The next lot are the April blocks...the diamond star block was a challenge, my centre is not as tidy as I'd like!

April....


Probably my favourite block so far... 

Have a lovely day!! Cool one here have had around 3" of rain this month everything is beautifully green and muddy!! Better than the red dust though :) Will update with next two months blocks this week...Cheers, Suze.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Natures Journey February


Hi...this is the first post that I have done with my Natures Journey blocks. I am using my stash fabrics and a few extras thrown in from friends...I am using the iron on applique paper, sewline glue pen and my stylus to turn the seams under and then a dab of Roxanne Glue to hold in place while I needle turn applique. Some of the edges are not the smoothest....lol, but I'm improving! I have kept the blocks on one large background piece to make it easier to do the blanket stitch borders....mine are a bit different to Annies pattern...I have done the stitch like a traditional blanket stitch.


My favourite block is this one with red hearts...I'm waiting on my "Perfect Circle" templates to arrive to finish off with the circle in the middle. Annie had them in a previous email, and I decided they would make my life much easier as I'm not so good with those tiny curves!

This is the stitchery that was optional for January. I have not made it into anything yet...keep changing my mind. It will come in useful for a Christmas gift, I'm sure. Can you believe it's March tomorrow??
 
Enjoy your weekend...Suze. x

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Girl Kringle 2014



My family has a Christmas tradition.....we call it "Girl Kringle". Each year we each have to make and exchange one gift ( my Mum, three sisters and my daughter )...it is one of my favourite parts of Christmas Day. We have been doing this for around ten years....its beautiful. For 2014 I had my youngest sister, Shell....we start planning early in the year, Pinterest boards are very handy..lol! I decided to do a colour wash of 1" hexies ( these are from Hugs and Kisses, THANKYOU Helen for including me in your blog post :)  ) they are made of iron on "interfacing-like" paper that washes out later...that's right...they don't have to be removed...WINNING!!! I made the hexies, hand stitched them together and then did a raw edge applique design with my sewing machine, then backed and framed it in a 14" hoop.
Shells' 2014 Girl Kringle

I received these gorgeous oven mits from shell, I LOVE them...so retro! She patchworked them and included some sashiko stitching.  So pretty!
My 2014 Girl Kringle from Shell

This year other gifts made were: a felt lap top computer bag, a terrarium and crocheted doily, cooks apron and head scarf, a teddy bear shaped wheat bag. Looking forward to 2015...better get planning...Suze x

Monday, 12 January 2015

Cobar Retreat

Well...what I wonderful weekend! Good friends, stitching, wine and dine, laughter and rain!!!! What more could a girl ask for?


Cobar Retreat Crew....."Selfie" ;)  Kate, Me, Lois ( my Mumma ), Kylie and ( front) Chooky and Caz ( my sister ).

A spur of the moment blog/phone conversation turned into a fun couple of days.  I just love the friendships I've made through blogging, quilting and craft! It's heart warming....and inspiring. This is a picture from Friday's "stitching session" .
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Friday....stitching session may have had some Pimms added to the punch!

I promise I did do some hexies before this happened!! While we were there Kylie and I received a call from Chooky saying she was on her way west! Yeeha! So plans were made and "wa-la" Cobar Retreat was planned:)  Kate and I had planned a sewing day on Sunday while she was in town for a family catch-up....and it grew! What a great day.

Whips were cracked and this is what I stared with...a mud map was made and stitching began! All while sitting out on our back patio watching some of the 57mls of rain we got this weekend shower down...heaven!!! Will take a pic of some finished strips tomorrow with some better light (sorry Chooky)...I've already received a text message asking for updates! We all stitched, it was lovely...thanks Chooky for helping me to get this happening again! 
SKoW...my applique blocks.....just waiting to be stitched together!

 Sometimes the best weekends are unplanned and just "work out" this one was great...hope yours was too. Thankyou to my family and friends...I love you guys. Suze x

Friday, 2 January 2015

Christmas Presents

Happy New Year!!  Hoping 2015 is kind and good to us all. I wanted to share with you the gifts that I received and sent in Chookyblues Christmas Swap. I love participating in this swap, it truly makes my Christmas...I love the spirit and happiness it brings...all over the world- amazing! I received from Noemia in Portugal, some very lovely gifts. A hand towel, apron, soaps, chocolate with a picture of her home town, fabric and four Christmas placemats. Thankyou Noemia...I am looking forward to using these next Christmas:)


 
 

I sent to Carol, in America. I love doing stitcheries and had noticed some redwork on Carols' blog. A friend had recently given me this pattern...I changed it a bit..lol and made this. I love the border fabric, it's from Annie Downs 2014 Christmas range....my favourite designer!! Added one of my favourite books too, sharing the Australian love...Natalie Bird, "Red Home"...I hope Carol loves it!

 
 

Stay cool...very warm here....Suze x