My Space Saving, Cutting Table

Hi ya,

Gorgeous warm, sunny day here in North Queensland and we’re right in the middle of a great week.

I read a while back on Karen’s Blog over at didyoumakethat that she cuts out on the floor. Not an option for me due to aged skinny bony knees and stiff joints but it got me thinking. I had previously cut on the dining table but it has its drawbacks, getting around it is hard and our table often has piles of stuff there waiting to go home. It’s our dumping place!

Any how hubby got me a piece of ply 92 x 100 cm which I started to use on the table as it was wider than the table. He sanded one side for me so that it didn’t catch on the fabric and pull threads. I recently thought to try putting it on the ironing board as a better option. I can adjust the height, full height is perfect for working also I can plant it right it the middle of the room and walk all around it. It’s super. When not in use I store the ply wood behind a cupboard in the spare/sewing/computer room. It is only a few mm thick so takes little room. I do need use care when I place heavy items but it’s not been a problem so far.

My home made temp space saving cutting table

Now I just gotta get/make one of those wrist pin cushions, I know it will also make life easier.

Hope you are having a good week.


Finished Object Quilt

hi all,

Yep you read right, I have a FO. yep, yep yep. I’m just a little happy…

It went together without a hitch, except for the 8 hrs I spent wasted unpicking a fancy stitch I tried which looked tacky when finished.  I will never use that stitch again, ever.

3 Owls

Quilt for my grand daughter

Now I’ve got to face that frog quilt but I just couldn’t do it – yet, so I’m sewing up a new blouse.

Hope you’re having a great weekend.

Baby Quilt Progress

Yes that’s right PROGRESS!

Hope you are having a good week. Mine has been littered with difficult days but I actually got some sewing done.

Be seeing you in a few days with a finished Quilt, hopefully. For Sure!

Frog Quilt


I haven’t been around much lately because I’ve been getting carried away with my sewing. Over the years I’ve made a lot of clothes which never turn out but I will not be defeated! So 2 weeks ago I had another go. I made myself a new blouse and it turned out great. Will show you a photo soon…

A few weeks ago we enjoyed a relaxing weekend away in a cute little seaside town called Cardwell. It is halfway between Townsville and Cairns North Queensland, Australia. Cardwell was one of the towns hit by the category 5 cyclone Yasi in 2011. One year on it’s looking good, the surrounding forests and vegetation has a bit of growing to do yet but much better that a year ago. On the way home from Cardwell we took a detour to visit Wallaman Falls. It was really lovely and well worth the drive. We hope to go camping there sometime soon and the swimming was amazing.

3 weeks ago I found a pile of green squares in an unused cupboard. They were for an appliqué quilt I started 2 years ago. It’s kept me busy in recent weeks and I’m glad to be seeing some results for my effort.


I’m adding a black border at the moment. I’ve sewed and unpicked the top and bottom black strips four times, yes that’s ‘4’ times. Am I the only one??? Please tell me I’m not.


Hope you have a great week. Talk soon,


Bible Theme Cot Quilt

Bible Cot Quilt

I have been confined to the couch for a couple of days due to severe pain in my feet. I have been doing some hand sewing. Last night I finished this quilt that I started over a yr ago. Does anyone else do that??? The quilt has bible themed pictures appliqued onto a plain yellow fabric with brown border and blue binding. I’m glad it’s finished.