Friday, December 28, 2012

Boxing Day

I didn't have a box ready to give to the tradesmen or house hold help . Tradition goes back to the Middle Ages.
So spent the day and the next stitching up a storm getting a box ready for today's post.

I don't know the person it will go to or where he is. I do know he deserves a quilt and a whole lot more just because. He's not at home for Christmas just somewhere serving his country.
D.H. pronounced it a blokes quilt and it is. An Aussie quilt of animals and green and gold. I will post it with a package of Tim Tams and be happy.  Can you see me smiling?


I wanted a small seasonal project. In years gone past I baked lots to sustain the feeling of Christmas. This year with fewer family there was no need.
I took up the hook and made some decorations. The blue star has gone home with DD #2. cause it was funky. Guess I'll make some more.

I'm off to stitch some 2/12" strips together for my parts dept. Enjoy whatever your up to.

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Hi Everyone 

I'm watching all the preparations for Christmas.

Happy Holidays to all  Terry

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

No Peaking

O.K. just a little peak

I left for quilting yesterday with this basket full and another very large bag of stuffing.  I arrived home after lots of laughter , good wishes and much less poly fill.

Today there will be riding in the car time  so I will get to sew. Yeah!!   I need this done for Sunday.

If you recognise the shape shush don't tell.  If you don't (or even if you do) check back for The Big Reveal on Sunday Evening.

Till whenever enjoy the season. I sure am  Terry  

Sunday, December 9, 2012


I've been practicing Y seams.

I'm practicing so I can "make perfect" Y seams  Ha Ha. Just hoping for better . This is a 5" square and there is a lining as well making 8 Y's in all.

I'm getting my small square fix as  in this project.

and color hit
                                and 15 minutes play
                                                                it's an Ort catcher!! What's an ort?  You don't know
                                                                                                                                (neither did I)

An ort is a scrap of thread  so this is a thread catcher with a fancy name .

I have another one up to the stage of Yseams off to practice and then to GD's Dance concert late this afternoon.

Happy Lazy Sunday

Thursday, December 6, 2012

It's Settled

I think..... after looking at this slashed up star

I have decided to go with this red for the background.

Now off to Bumble Beans' tutorial on Y seams.

What are you up to?  I'm going to make a start on Christmas decorations today. note to self  clean first!!