Saturday, June 07, 2014

FNWF and a long time

Firstly it has been a long time since I have last posted.  We are now relatively settled in Melbourne I suppose.  Hubby is working full time and I at the moment am working about 4 days a week.  I am working as a Casual Relief Teacher in primary schools so work can be a bit on a off.  On at the moment since teachers are getting sick, it is report writing time and schools are having planning days.

I joined in last night with Friday Night with Friends and managed to get a little bit of sewing done.  No thanks to miss Suzie who insisted on sitting on my lap rather than the perfectly good lap next to me on the couch!  The photo shows her under a wee blanket of what I was working on, but she had a number of times where she jumped onto my lap and settled down while I was mid stitch, right on top of my hands.  I am surprised she didn't get stuck with a pin or needle.

With all of her help I did manage to achieve getting most of the stems stitches down and the rest pinned in the right spot.  This is the large centre block for the Anni Downs Gossip In the Garden Block of the Month that I am working on.  I am doing it through Elm Grove Patchwork and I love the colours that she has chosen.  I am very much enjoying this project.
I have also been working in a Block of the Month I started a while ago when I was still in New Zealand, I did it through Patchwork Passion, the specialise in Japanese Fabrics, the woven taupes and the taupe colours, a bit like some of the selection Be Be Bold have here in Australia.  I love this one too.  This is one of the blocks I have been working on.
Another thing I have been working on since I last posted is a market stall with my aunty and her friend. We had a selection of things for sale and I had some pincushions for sale.  We went to a market in Bendigo and it was lovely,  we will do the same market again in July and I will expand what I make a bit, maybe some zippered pouches and library type bags too.  Here is a photo of what I had for sale, I have made an etsy shop also so if you want to pop over and have a look that would make my day :) 
I am about to come and have a look at all the lovely things people made for FNWF!

Hope you get some sewing time in this long weekend (for those who have one) and if not some great relaxing :)



  1. Glad you have settled Cornelian and look at all your beatiful work.xx

  2. Glad you have settled in, your goodies look lovely

  3. Hello Cornelia,

    Good luck with your blocks and Etsy shop.

    Happy days.

  4. Good to see you back in blogland! Lovely little items!