Surprise! TGIFF is here!!!

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Surprise surprise, back here for TGIFF again!!!! Because there’s not going on with the second QAYGFMQAL (Quilt as you go free motion quilt along) and everything else that’s been going on around here!!! I finished this this week, and I’ve already shown it, but hey, it’s TGIFF so I’m showing it off again. And Sunday is our Christmas in July … Read More

Wookie-free Wednesday and WIP Wednesday – HOSTING!!!!

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  TWO bits of excitement today! First, I’m guest posting WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. Go on over and say hi to Lee and the other WIPpers. And second, Neeve’s dinosaur cushion is finished! I couldn’t wait for TGIFF to post it  as there will be WIP Wednesday people coming here (maybe) and if all they see is a link to … Read More

Technical difficulties

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Thanks to everyone who linked up with TGIFF. I commented on quite a few of the linkups before I realised my comments weren’t showing. Sigh. I got a new phone last week, an iPhone 5C, and updated my IOS software on both the phone and iPad … and now I can’t comment on blogger blogs on either device. 🙁 I … Read More

TGIFF take 2

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Am I going to post TGIFF? Maybe. Maybe not. I am going to gloat. Because I saw this guy on his first Australian show in the most remote city on earth: That’s a very sweaty Bruce…  Springsteen, that is. Doing a 3 hour, rockin’ show in 30 degree heat (it had cooled down around 6 degrees) at the Perth Arena. For … Read More

Two WIPs…

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I’ve been playing with a bundle of Kate Spain’s Sunnyside. Here it is on my design wall (which is the back of an outdoor tablecloth – you can see the frangipanis through it but it sticks really well!). It called for half square triangles. The layout requires a bit more work but I’m liking the low volume effect. A quilt … Read More

The Jimmy bag – Putting it together part 2

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This is the last post in my Jimmy bag pattern series (so Thank Goodness that’s Finished, I hear you think).  You can find supplies and cutting here and Putting it together part 1 here. Most importantly, you can find the disclaimer here (although basically it says don’t expect this to be a normal pattern, no pin manufacturers or medical practitioners … Read More

The Jimmy bag – Putting it together – part 1

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This post gives you a vague idea of how to make The Jimmy Bag. It contains mild humour, may inspire adult-rated language, and should not be attempted without alcohol on hand. You can find the original post here, information about supplies and cutting here, better quilting humour here, and serious and completely error free patterns elsewhere on the net. A. … Read More

The Jimmy Bag pattern – Supplies and cutting

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The Jimmy Bag is a bag commissioned by my mother. She wanted a bag to put what we Australians call her thongs in while walking her dog, Jimmy, on the beach. Before you gasp and have to block mental images of my 67 year old mother in bottomless knickers, let me explain that thongs in Australia are what the rest of the … Read More

TGIFF – a few racoons.

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Another fabric I fell in love with and ordered rather too fast was Tula Pink’s Racoons in Blueberry from the Acacia line… I ordered a half-yard, then realised I couldn’t live without a dress out of it…  ordered some more, and then realised I hadn’t quite ordered enough… When I told my friend Janine I was thinking of making it … Read More