Saturday, 30 June 2012


I wanted to fill you all in on the beautiful quilt shop Lilylane, where I am lucky enough to work.
Its situated in Rosedale, about a 15min drive from where I live in Sale.  It stocks an abundance of fabrics, haberdashery, ready made quilts, a machine quilting service and of course advice.

Jen and Leanne alongside the quilting machine

A few things that I have made recently as samples for the shop.

table runner

Dr Suess quilt 

 Raggy flannel quilt

Thursday, 28 June 2012


Sorry for the delayed update.....gotta get into a pattern for regularing posting on here.

This week was my 30th wedding anniversary.....a sad time, but lots and lots of memories.

As an avid quilter/craft aholic I always have ideas,  going around in my head.

I think I'll need to live to 200 just to get them all finished.  

I've  been busy ironing on and preparing applique pieces for an adorable quilt that I am going to make. The end result will be spectacular, I'm quite excited about it.  dosen't take much to keep me happy.  Its called The hidden Forest and is designed by the Vintage Spool ( I cant post a pic as it is copyrighted). 

I'm also busy stitching some squares for a small Christmas wall hanging......along with quite a few other projects that I have on the go at the moment.

The fact that I work in a wonderful quilting store LilyLane doesnt help my obsession.....

Till next time.........happy quilting..........

Monday, 11 June 2012

Bellas 1st birthday

June 10th was Bellas 1st birthday.  As you can see it was a Minnie Mouse themed party.  Bonnie has been busy for weeks making and baking things for the big day.
Bella and Minnie were there to greet the

'Cake please Mummy!"

The Cake.  Bonnie made this. She is very talented.

The cake was YUMMY!!!!!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Soup and Savouries

What better on a cold wet day than to warm up with some home made soup......
A family favourite is Corn Chowder.....a recipe that one of the kids learned during their cooking class while at school.   I made savoury topped bread rolls  to go with it.

Corn Chowder

2 Tb chopped bacon                     2 T flour
1/2 C chopped onion                    2 C milk
3/4 C diced celery                     1 can creamed corn
1 C diced potato                       chicken stock
3 shakes cyenne pepper
2 C water

Lightly fry  bacon, onion and celery.  Add potato, cook a minute.
Add stock, seasoning and water.  Cover, simmer until vegies are crisp cooked.
Add milk.  Blend a little milk with the flour, add, stir until boiling.
Add creamed corn.  Adjust the seasoning. Blend with stick blender.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Rough weather

Tuesdays are my day off, I'm usually off visiting little Miss Bella, but today is wild, wet and windy.   Flood and storm warnings everywhere.   So I think I'll stay in and add the binding to my Noahs Ark quilt.  Once I've finished it, it'll b displayed on the wall at Lilylane. I choose to have all of my quilts quilted with Jennifer from Lilylane......there is no need for me to tell her what I want, she is spot on at choosing a design that matches the quilt.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Happy Birthday Mum

Its my mums 72nd birthday today......this is a photo quilt that I made for her  with pictures of the whole family.