Thursday, January 22, 2015


Hello Everyone,
I hope this post finds you happy and well.
I have been absent without leave on here but it has  been full on every day elsewhere. I have had lots of visitors the last 6 weeks which was lovely and lots of  fun.
 I did plan to get some batting and quilting and a few quilts from the UFO list finished , but!!!!  It didn't happen.  Not much sewing done so they are still waiting for me.
 I have been getting some projects ready for when our sewing group starts back together on the 3rd February gathering some fabrics together.. Also I did  a practice block for the English Paper Piecing class I will be starting. I have never used that method ever before  and really enjoyed it. So I am looking forward to starting the quilt..
With the school holidays here I have had my sewing room taken over by my teenage grandchildren . 4  of them live around the corner from me and are always calling in and on my computer and looking in the fridge and pantry to see what they can find. I do love them coming I always have some baking done.  4 of them are bigger than me now but I still have 4 little cute ones.

Kristy Caleb and Jacob. Little Hugh is a cousin.

My friend Robyn called in with  her quilt to show me .It is beautiful and her embroideries are lovely.

 I just love the fabric colours.
I also love these Christmas pot holders that Gudrun sent to me.Thank you kindly Gudrun. Hej ka"ra Gudrun xx

These are the fabric and colours I am going to use for my next quilt .

 This panel below I am going to cut and strip and border using the red blue and black fabric for a knee quilt.

  My first practice of the quick strip paper piecing technique .I just used some left over fabric for this block as  a practice to get an idea where to place my colours for the pinwheel effect. I will be using the 6 fabrics above.
 I will be heading off soon in the caravan  for a break and will take my sewing machine and will also be doing this. It is still very hot here 30C plus and summer still has 5 weeks to run. In central Australia it has been 46C often.

Enjoy your coming weekend  blogging friends .Until next time .
Jen x


Anonymous said...

Hi Jen I enjoyed your post my friend,I love my time with the grandies and your friend. Is very clever xx

farmors said...

So nice fabrics you have. It Will be nice to see what you are sewing from them. Here in sweden we have winter. And in the north of sweden where i live we had -25 to -35 c cold the last week. Now i'm waiting for the summer.

Cheryll said...

Happy Aussie Day weekend... OiOiOi.
Lovely post Jen... enjoy your holiday! x0x

Gudrun said...

Hej kära Jen!!Are you already on vacations?have a nice time.Is it you that are fishing??
Hugs from Winter-Sweden.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jen,your handworks are fantastic. You have busy days now...
I wish you best days
best wishes Eva-Czech R.