Tuesday, December 6, 2011

RIP Bess

Bess our lady coon died of cancer on Oct 13th 2011.
Spud still misses her and so do we. At only 5 and with a life expectancy of 17 it was far too early.
Quilting has taken a back seat for the minute to work and knitting.
I do have a machine project in the works which I will post a picture of later.
Missy (Misty) was taken in to the Lort Smith Cattery earlier that week and was adopted by a young couple
who hopefully make her their feline queen. May she and they have a happy life together.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Well we had to do it. Our household is now one cat less. We hit crisis point last week.

Our little extrovert Missy had been wanting outside and not being allowed was taking this out on the
other feline members of the family. We have taken her to a place where she will find a new home with people who can make her their only cat and allow her outside. We will miss her and her affectionate bumps. and her demands for shoulder cuddles.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


I had some problems after I had finished ironing some fabric and freezer paper for Inklingo printing the other day.
A couple of helpers decided they wanted the ironing board.
Now I have to clean off the fur before I iron the clothes and fabric!!!
Love them but still they can make housework a little hard.
Maybe this means I can use this as an excuse not to iron??

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pets On Quilts Show

Welcome to the Pets on Quilts Show Hosted by SewCalGal .
Here are the Maine Coons who just have to be involved. When they get involved I have to move carefully those paws are BIG. They came to us after being terrorized by 3 dogs. They are big beautiful characters who chat and love laps and to be involved in everything we do.

Bess on a quilt top trying it out for size.

If she had a try I have to help too mum. You missed this bit if the quilting.....

 Yes it's comfortable, thanks.

Bess also overseas the ironing, although paws must stay away from the iron.
 This runner is pretty and suits me mum. But it needs to be a little longer, add more squares like these ones mum.
I love the fur babies and they love being involved and around their people. So I will have many more years of quilts and cats to come.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


This is block one of a seven sisters mini quilt which I was completing over our retreat weekend.
I used Inklingo to print all the pieces for this block. 2 pieces of freezer paper and no pencil marking!
The diamonds measure .5" on a side so it is cute and small.

 I also completed a couple of little purses for cards, I found the pattern at a shop on the way to my retreat. Very cute and very fast to machine.

Last but not least our Maine Coon Bess loves boxes:-


We went on Retreat to a YMCA camp on the weekend and had a lovely time stitching and chatting. We were entertained with a blue wren and his harem flitting outside the lage windows of the room we were in, and if you went outside you could hear them chatting to each other.

Below is a block I am working on for a small quilt. I printed the shapes via Inklingo rotary cut them and am hand piecing them. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Susan's Texas Quilting Adevntures

 Blogoversary Giveaway!
Susan has 3 great prizes to give away
Follow the link to enter before march 22nd
Susan's Texas Giveaway!  The prizes are lovely and her blog is very interesting.
What do you get with 3 cats in a row???    A very tiny mouse caught by one who isn't watching here.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Rain and more Rain

This is what the suburb where I live looks like tonight after receiving rain all night last night and the run off 
from other local suburbs. The local creek has overflowed it's banks and has cut the main road for a while
The top picutre is the view in one direction the one below it  is the other view.
The picture below this is the view straight ahead and the entrance to another oval across the road. I don't think people will be getting in there for a little while. If we don't get rain tonight it should all go down  but rain is predicted we will just have to see how the creek system handles all the extra water. Fortunately all we have had to do is pump out the garage!
More sewing time tonight. 

Friday, January 7, 2011

Stray Stitches Give Away

Linda from Stray Stitches is doing a giveaway. Pattern and Fabric, it is open to international peoples as well.
The Pattern and Fabric look very colourful go to her Blog to view it.
 http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2010/12/lets-celebrate-2011-with-giveaway.html and scroll down to view both.
Enjoy Happy sewing on this hot day (me with the Air conditioners on)
When it cools down this is what Spud does when he wants company. I think Bess is just a little put out with him as she usually takes up all the chair.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year and Christma Possums

Happy New Year all, I know Christmas has been and gone but I have finished my last table runner for christmas.
Very Australian and many thanks to Sally at Millimac for producing design for the Christmas Possums which
I embroidered rather than patchworked.