Friday, April 29, 2011

Hexed by hexies

I along with most of the lovely ladies from our craft forum have been bitten by the bug- the hexie bug that is!! Once you have been introduced to this acitivity of sewing small bits of fabric to paper you cannot stop and this is what I do in my lunch break at work each day. I have joined up either 6 dark flowers with a light centre or 6 light flowers with a dark centre and now I have to decide how these bigger flowers will be joined - either with a white surround or just butt them up together????

I am thinking that it will make a runner for the end of the bed once I have made a few decisions and made a few more hexies.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Storybook land......

Hubby and I always make sure that we fit in a drive to the mountains each autumn to see the changing colour in the leaves and this year was no exception. Driving up to Mt Wilson we stopped along the way to explore this wooded area and I felt just like Alice in Wonderland as I wandered around amongst the trees and found a field of mushrooms.

Magic mushrooms or could this be where the fairies call home?

Further into the wood we found a pile of gorgeous red and gold leaves - maybe fairy blankets lying on the ground!

As we meandered along the many picturesque laneways we stumled across what could be described as the cottage belonging to the three bears.

Upon opening the door we saw a "picture perfect window" facing out onto a beautiful garden.

After all this discovering it was time to sample the fare on offer and we both opted for the homemade blueberry scones fresh out of the oven - and they were just right.

After sitting a while enjoying the log fire and sipping our coffee it was time to put on our coats, collect our brollies and head off down one of the lovely lanes back to our chariot.

A most enjoyable way to spend a misty autumn day.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Three bags full.............

I just love making bags, bags and more bags so to fulfil this passion of sewing and buying fabric I made the three bags shown in the piccie below. Three of my friends known affectionately as "the girls" will be recipients when we meet for our girls night out next month. Each has their favourite colour so I tried to match the bags accordingly. After knowing them for over 25 years I hope that I got their colours right! My next project is a mystery quilt which I am doing alongside the other ladies in my sewing group. Instructions for cutting have been issued and next month we get the sewing instructions for the first block. Doing a mystery quilt is harder than I thought as I agonise over fabric choice for far too long but now I have a timeframe to work within I just have "to do it" and hope for the best. Progress shots to follow soon. Happy sewing to all