Saturday, February 23, 2013

Happy Birthday...

Today is our eldest daughter's birthday and I thought I was fine.... until her best friend dropped of a bunch of flowers to wish us happy birthday with Lindie's first birthday away from home.... and it wasn't just any flowers: sunflowers:  Lindie's favourite! When I phoned her up to wish her with her birthday, she was fine too until I told her about the bunch of flowers that Janneke dropped of: we were instantly both in tears!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

First time!

Yesterday I unpacked my Singer Featherweight and stitched with it for the very first time! When I received it about 3 weeks ago I tried it out but it wouldn't work, so I took it to the Singer agent and asked them if something was wrong, because I couldn't get it to work..... it turned out that the bobbin timing was out and it had to be adjusted. They fixed it up for me and I was ready to go! BUT, then life got in the way and I just didn't have an ideal opportunity to sew on my new baby.
Well, yesterday the weather changed from sunshine to rain and I thought well, the customers will stay away, so I unpacked her. Needless to say, my expectations was wrong, the customers weren't phased by the few drops, but I did get a few moments to stitch! So cute! It purrs softly in your ears and the stitches are just so neat! I am busy sewing Edyta Sitars 2" Half Square Triangles on paper so I don't need to aim for a perfect 1/4 inch seam, I'm aiming for the line so it is so easy and very quick. When I'm done, I'll have 700 HST!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013


When I saw this I just couldn't stop myself! 

I have the book called Dare to be square quilting so I eyed this pattern for a very long time and when I saw the exquisite work that Judi Madsen from Green Fairy Quilts did I just couldn't let it go....

It is single bed size and I am very happy with the result. Now just to quilt it as beautiful.....

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Just in time!

This morning my housekeeper went into labour! 2 weeks early!! I'm so glad I gave the quilt just in time!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Finished and gifted

I think the yellow binding finishes it of very well since we don't know whether it is a boy or a girl.
I had a customer here last week that was so in love with the quilt she wanted to take it with home!
I gave it to my housekeeper in case the baby comes a bit early and I can't travel to her home. She is due early March.

Friday, February 1, 2013

And another!

Travelling to Australia tomorrow!! Whoohoo!!  Well, not me (most unfortunately....) but this cute little bag is. Safe travels Aiza!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Busy ♥ busy ♥ busy

My new little bag!! I must confess, I am not a handbag person.... yes I might own a few, but they spent most of their time standing on my kitchen counter. I usually just grab my wallet and cellphone and off I go! But then I end up with car keys as well and I often wear a dress with no pockets so a problem arise.... Problem sorted! This new bag drapes across my chest, front pocket for cash, back pocket for car keys and a separate pocket for my credit card and the main pocket for my cell phone and tissues!!

Here is the link to the pattern: I just adjusted it smaller because that's what I wanted! My friend fell in love straight away, so I am sewing her one quickly as she leaves for Australia on Saturday and she says it the perfect travel size bag for her!