Saturday, May 5, 2018

2018 so far

So when I'm not doing the day job:

Quilting with the church ladies:

Hanging with my feathered babies:

Three backyard hens who are pets with benefits (eggs).

And then of course there are awesome skies:

Life is good here in Western Australia.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Finding Time to Sew with These Easy Tips

Great tips - uses the 'just 15 minutes' and the 'little and often' philosophy

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bernina & Zen Chic Quilt-Along: Playing with Triangles

 Bernina Triangle Quilt Along

Here's another quilt along if you are looking for a little inspiration.
Check it out here.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Applique BOM - On My Window

 On My Window

Esther Aliu is starting a new free BOM.
I love flowers in vases.
Check it out here.
Esther also has a lot of information on her blog 
to help you out with the applique.

New Quilt A-Long

 Let's Quilt Something Quilt A-Long

Let's Quilt Something is starting a quilt a-long beginning September 1st.
This looks like a lot of fun. 
The curves are gentle and appropriate for beginners.
Click over and have a look.

 Another colourway

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

HBF Run for a Reason

Keep that Run feeling going...
"The Finish Line isn’t the end to helping 199 health-related charities with a donation, big or small, every bit counts. Our charities are researching, educating and supporting people living with chronic illness and these funds help make a difference."
So me and my 36,000 closest friends had a great day on Sunday... ha ha. Got your attention. Seriously, there were a lot of happy people on Sunday. Serious athletes, friend groups, family groups. I saw some pretty awesome prams/strollers with cheerful babies.
My daughter Corbie walked with me as organised, and my husband tagged along as well. We walked a little faster than I normally do, which is slower than Corbie's normal walk and much faster than my husband's normal pace. I was just the tiniest bit puffed at the end, and it felt great. So my goal for next year is to beat this year's time.
Fundraising is just short of my goal and I really appreciate all the donations to Lifeline. It's hard for me to ask people to donate because I know finances are tight and I know most people have 'charity fatigue'. Lifeline is a charity worth putting yourself out there for.
I'm not sure how long this page will stay active so donate now. No one knows what the future holds. Maybe you will be calling Lifeline with your crisis some day. Let's hope someone answers. Click the green donate button. (You can use Paypal).
HBF Run for a Reason 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

HBF Run for a Reason

I've not had much sewing progress since my last post. I'm mostly busy with work, family and church these days. I'm not a hermit though and this year I am participating in the HBF Run for a Reason. I've chosen a charity to fund raise for and have been seeking donations for a few weeks now. Tomorrow is event day and I'm feeling really excited to get out there with thousands of other people.

The charity I chose to fund raise for is Lifeline (13 11 14), a Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention help line. This is a little personal for me as I've known so many hurting people through my day job and sadly several who have committed suicide. We simply must do more for people who need this kind of help. 

I've set up an Everyday Hero page to direct donations to Lifeline. 

If you haven't donated to a charity in a while and want to feel good about yourself, click over and make a donation. Most people won't miss $25. Donate today as my page will be active only for a little while. But you can go over to Lifeline's page for a direct donation any time.

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