Another Sewing Keeper

Hi there, It’s pouring with rain outside so it’s a day of sewing inside. Made another sewing keep…. everyone loves them i think…all the different shapes and sizes. Small ones that hold just needles, a cotton reel and embroidery scissors to ones with pockets and zips. The choice is never ending. The great thing about sewing and patchwork…a thousand  patch-workers a thousand styles…

Until next time, Linda 🙂





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A New Quilt

Hello there, Going back to some UFO’s i found a project i was working on. I was enjoying it but for some reason stopped and put it away. When that happens it’s because something’s not quite right?After a change or two it’s all back on ………..and enjoying myself all over again!



Until next time, Linda:)


Woolly Things

Hello there, Just dashed outside before it went dark to take some pictures. There’s not much twilight down this neck of the woods, it gets dark fast so they are a bit dark. Oh well…this will be a pattern for a wall hanging and sewing keeper. There’s a third piece to go with it which is a cushion and is done with red stitching.
Finally the wind has stopped howling in Auckland….i think it lasted for 4+ days non stop. A good time to stay inside and sew.
Until next time, Linda 🙂









The Wedding

Hi there, It’s been a while since i blogged but so much has been happening. My eldest son Chris got married to Amy his best friend for the last 10 years. We all had such a wonderful time and these two had a permanent smile on their faces all day. They were married in Queensland….love that place.

Back home again in New Zealand and busy getting a block of the month ready for All things Patchwork.

Blog The Wedding

I have a bonus pattern to include with the final month and as usual it’s not finished yet…I can only show part of it. It’s a busy pattern and could be used as a wall hanging or a cushion or just parts of it.

My mum always asks me how many projects i have on the go and it’s always 3. We both know I’m telling a white lie! For years every single item of clothing or housewares my mum bought was 2.99 from Marks & Spencer. Mum would even holler it out before  getting to the front door! I wonder how many other women do that? Lots of us i bet!!
Until next time, Linda 🙂

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First Post

After reading all the Quilting & Sewing blogs out there for the past 2 years I thought it about time I joined the world of blog.

The inspiration for this quilt came form a group called Colour Quarterly which is held four times a year at our local patchwork shop All Things Patchwork. We are given a FQ or 25cm of fabric (you can buy more). You never know which fabric you’ll be given so it’s a real challenge especially if the fabric is out of your comfort zone. It certainly gets your brain ticking over and it’s surprising what you’ll eventually come up with. It’s a fantastic idea and a lot of fun. The fabric we were given was the border fabric.

This quilt is called ‘An Autumn Guest’.