Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gingerbread Cushion

Hi everyone! I just wanted to show you my latest finish -
the 'Gingerbread Cushion' designed by Ann Ferguson from Quiltopia
(she has patterns available in her shop).
So easy to make using a Clover yo-yo maker (big size) and a pack of five inch charm squares.
A great portable project.

I am so pleased with the way it turned out and will definitely make more of these cushions.

Happy stitching,
Sandi x
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Meet 'Sally'

Sally Singer that is.
She is my newest companion over at the studio.
I found her in a Salvation Army op-shop, catching my eye as I was heading over for a look at the sewing bric-a-brac.
'Take me home with you', she seemed to say......

Circa 1937, Sally is in pretty good condition for her age. She is a Scottish lass, made in the Kilbowie factory.

With a bit of a clean, and a tune up, she will be whirring away in no time.
I even bought her a new leather belt.

My nanna used to have a treadle sewing machine, and I remember as a little girl playing with it making the needle go up and down.........

Happy stitching,
Sandi x
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Surprise

Look what arrived in the mail.........

A wonderful and unexpected parcel from Sarah (If Only I had Chocolate blog)

She had made this gorgeous cushion cover FOR ME! I love it to bits! And in my favourite colour too, red.

I am constantly amazed at the friendships formed through blogging.
What a wonderful world we live in.
Happy days!

Sandi x
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Catching up

Gee it's been ages since I last posted......

I had a health scare earlier in May, which really gave me a bit of a shock. After tests (mammogram and ultrasound) it turned out to be something quite common.  (and easily treated that day).It was such a relief!

And now on a lighter note, here are some photos taken just after easter. Mr Roo and I took a little time out and went for a few days away down south to Tenterfield and then on to Byron Bay. On the way down we called in to Suttons Farm.near Stanthorpe. I had read on another blog that you can pick your own apples (which appealed enormously to Mr Roo as he had always wanted to pick apples straight from the tree), AND they have a cafe. I had seen on said blog, photos of gi-normous apple pies made by the lady of the farm, and thought that I would just have to sample a slice for myself.......

Why are the best apples way down the bottom of the orchard?
 These ones were 'Pink Lady' apples.

Here 'tis. A big slice of the famous 'Suttons farm' apple pie.
It came with cinamon and cider icecream - it was absolutely delicious!
The apples used for this pie were called 'Pink Kiss'.
 This was my lunch by the way - the slices were so big there was no way I was going to fit in anything else :)

I was quite amused by this sign in the cafe shop.....  :)  hee hee.

Cheerio for now my lovelies,
have a wonderful day,
I have something exciting to show you soon.
Sandi x
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