Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Here’s a pic of the gawjus SSQ ladies who came along … one or two are missing, the lovely Bec from Homestead Quilting is one – bless her gawjus heart, she travelled all the way from the Sunshine Coast (almost 2 hours each way) to help us out – Thank you Bec :o)!!!! Bec and I have chatted through our blogs and more recently on facebook for nearly 2 years so it was terrific to finally meet each other in person – she’s a real sweety :o).
Here’s how many we’ve got so far …
Thanks so much to everyone who has made or is making a New Beginnings Kit – every single one is greatly appreciated!!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Thank you all for your patience, I’ve been busy typing madly to get this pattern ready for you all and I’m pleased to say……
IT’S DONE :o)!!!
Stitchin’ Caddy by JoyPatch ©
If you’d like to make some of these caddies for the quilters who have lost so much in these awful floods – or even just for yourself - then please make a donation of at least $5 to
then all you have to do is send me your receipt number (and your email address) and I’ll be happy to send your PDF pattern of my “Stitchin’ Caddy by JoyPatch ©” to you.
We Nutters will be sending “New Beginnings” kits all over Queensland, so if you’d like to donate any that you’ve made then please email Jenny at
jennyofelefantz at bigpond dot com
and she’ll let you know where you can send them.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I’ll be putting the pdf pattern for this caddy on my sidebar this afternoon for just $5 – all proceeds to go to the PREMIER’S FLOOD APPEAL.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
I went to my local patchwork store yesterday to pick up some odds and ends to pop in with the sewing caddies that we are gathering at the Among the Gumtrees blog. I was totally overwhelmed by Margaret’s reaction when I told her what we were doing. Just look at she gave me to add to the caddies!!!! I tell you I was almost in tears when she kept coming out with more and more goodies to give to quilters who had suffered losses through the floods. Thank you Margaret :o)!!!!
I finished my first caddy today and I’m pleased to bits with it …
(Oh Vicki that’s a stiTCHy project LOL). Proceeds will go to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal.
Here’s another link for you if you’d like to help the flood appeal by buying a PDF pattern by by one of the Gumtree Designers …
this post and have a look. Ruth at Sewlmate Sister is having a sale on a selection of our patterns (above)and you can get any one of them (or more if you’d like!!!)
for a limited time for just a $5.50US each!!!
I’m off to write up a caddy pattern ;o)!!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
There are other things you can do too … we Nutters at the Among The Gumtrees blog are organising sewing kits to be distributed to the quilting groups in areas that were flooded, please click here to find out more – every little bit helps ;o).
Please feel free to pop both of these buttons onto your sidebars with their links :o).
My thoughts and prayers are going out to everyone affected by these dreadful floods …
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Oh my goodness, it’s 2011 ….. already!!! I’m not sure I’m done with 2010 yet!!!! Okay so I’ll go with the flow, but honestly, I think the new year has crept up on me, I’ve only just finished the Chrissy leftovers!!!
A new year, a fresh start … resolutions to be made (or not!). Nah, not for me …. I’m not good at sticking to my new year resolutions. Although, I would LOVE to lose a few (make that quite a few) kg/pounds … if I can then great, otherwise, oh well - I’ll just have to embrace my chubbiness LOL. I’d like to wish you all a fabulously happy new year my dear bloggy friends – I hope it brings you many blessings :o). Thank you all for your lovely comments throughout 2010, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you through your emails and blogs, and I look forward to keeping in touch with you all in 2011 too :o).
Well it was a bit late but my SSCS gifties finally arrived this week from Ruth – YAY!!! As you can see from the great big stickers on the envelope, Australian Customs and Quarantine got to see it all before me lol, nevermind, the only thing they took out was some Orange Leaf Tea … sorry Ruth, that didn’t make it to me!!Ruth … and thank you too Chookyblue for organising yet another fabulously fun SSCS!!!
I’ve done very little stitching since just before Christmas … so nothing to show you there I’m sorry. I have, however, managed a wee bit of shopping on the net :o). Fat Quarter Shop was having a fabulous special on their books and magazines so I just HAD to jump in a buy some that have been on my shopping list for a while :o) … and … I’m kicking myself now for not buying “100 Blocks Vol. 1” because now I can’t find it anywhere – drat!!
Have you read the new Among the Gumtrees newsletter yet?? Don’t you love the new format :o) – and the new logo too??!!Our very clever Jenny designed and stitched this and I think it’s just gawjus!! We Nutters are all very excited about lots of fun happenings among the branches in 2011, stay tuned to find out more. We’ve also got something up our sleeves for our Brisbane friends too in March ;o)!! Are you wondering what we’re up to LOL??? All will be revealed soon ;o).
Until then …………