15 December 2012

cruising time is here !

today's the day ... the countdown is over !

I've been on the sunshine coast with my mum and dad for the past few days and we meet with the rest of my family in a few hours to board the Pacific Dawn in Brisbane - out to sea for 12 days with stops including Fiji ... well that was the picture the other day - last night we heard that tropical cyclone evan is also on its way to Fiji so things might change - fingers crossed that it doesn't hit any of the islands !

It will be such fun to catch up with the family and sail the Pacific Ocean at the same time :)

just before I go I thought I'd show what I've been sewing this week - a couple of cushions for my sister-in-law

and a table runner for one of my nieces - nothing like last minute chrissy sewing !

Hope you all have a great holiday season and I'll be back just before the new year :)

05 December 2012

fresh sewing day

ummm .. I'm a few days late but what's new !

I haven't done any sewing for almost a week so I've got nothing new to show but as I didn't link up with Lynne's fresh sewing day in October I was really surprised when I went to make a mosaic to link up this month - I seem to have made a few things in October and November - which will make up for my no show in December :)

If you're new here from Lily's Quilts - welcome - and just so you know - I think I might already be in cruise mode as I'm heading to the south pacific in 9 days and 18 hours but I do have a few blocks that need to be done before I leave so I will get some sewing done in December !

I've actually got two mosaics - that's what I love about fresh sewing day - just when you feel like you haven't done that much you can link up to Lynne's blog and see that you have made some progress :)

1. dudqs finished quilt, 2. pram/capsule cover, 3. October care at do.good stitches, 4. October care at do.good stitches, 5. mod pop first block, 6. july star of africa, 7. august design camp 2, 8. september design camp 2, 9. september design camp 2, 10. craftsy dresden wheel finished, 11. craftsy dresden plate finished, 12. october ldqb - maple leaf block, 13. circle of geese, 14. hurricane sandy help !, 15. modern she made round 2, 16. long distance quilting bee, 17. blogger's bom - September, 18. blogger's bom - September
1. blogger's bom - September, 2. blogger's bom - August, 3. blogger's bom - August, 4. blogger's bom - August, 5. blogger's bom - July, 6. blogger's bom - July, 7. blogger's bom - July, 8. blogger's bom - June, 9. blogger's bom - June, 10. blogger's bom - June, 11. love lines finished, 12.
extra maple leaf, 16.replacement craftsy block, 17. hurricane sandy blocks, 18. phoebe bag, 19. fmq pouch, 20. fmq pouch
there are a few long overdue UFOs in that group which I'm really pleased to have finally finished and I've also done a few replacement blocks as I didn't like the block the first time around !

I'm off to link up to fresh sewing day and check out all the other fabulous finishes over at Lily's Quilts :)

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