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Wonky Stars – Postpals 3 – Quilting Bee. Jan/Feb

Thisisit…. wonky stars right or wrong? Why are wonky stars so difficult???  is it me or do others find this.  they should be easy but jeez they are Hard or maybe just challenging As a quilter we are constantly told to make sure we cut accurately and precisely and remember the 1/4″ seam and remember… Continue reading Wonky Stars – Postpals 3 – Quilting Bee. Jan/Feb

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January quilting bee swap – it’s been a blue kinda day.

Thisisit…. this year I am already part of three groups. Two quilting bee swaps a Facebook swap and an Instagram swap. For The Instagram swap the final quilts will be given away, but more on that in my next post. The final group is a journal block a month challenge. For January the topic is… Continue reading January quilting bee swap – it’s been a blue kinda day.


No more kissing

Thisisit… how does it happen, what makes children change their mind towards kissing.  My 13 year old daughter about 6 months ago,  instead of giving family members kisses hello and goodbye started just putting her cheek up to them so that they could kiss her. She still continued to kiss immediate family, me, my husband… Continue reading No more kissing

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What a busy 20 weeks

Thisisit…. My plan was to write a weekly blog on my summersampler2016 quilt. A block a week for 20 weeks.  I did the first week which was great.  The summpersampler2016 (by Freshly pieced  and friends) has now finished and it is time for everyone to start putting their blocks together. Even though I failed to do… Continue reading What a busy 20 weeks

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Times they are a changing…

Thisisit…  I had planned a stress free, sun basking weekend with a family, went out with my parents on Friday for Dinner – lovely. Sunday with husband’s clan having a family BBQ, what better. Although there is a saying that  things come in 3’s 1.Yesterday at work I was informed that a job I am currently… Continue reading Times they are a changing…


Friends – a new adventure

Thisisit….I have been celebrating birthdays with friends for many years (and I have celebrated many). I have the photographs and memories to prove the wild nights  from fancy dress, to nightclubbing, meals, drinking, weekends away, time with family and have had lots of laughs and fun. Friends come and go but there are always friends… Continue reading Friends – a new adventure


Summer sampler 2016 – I’ve arrived! (Part 1)

thisisit…. I have officially started my first quilt-a-long (QAL) Summersampler 2016 which is made up of 20 blocks designed by freshly pieced and 9 other amazing designers. I am so excited that I want to tell everyone what I am doing and how great it is going to be.  When I actually think about it this… Continue reading Summer sampler 2016 – I’ve arrived! (Part 1)