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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Santa s very special deliveries

Wow I really must have been very good this year because Santa brought me some lovely secret Santa presents

First up is my gorgeous presents all the way from Sabine in Austria




A gorgeous hand bag with a matching little zipper purse, just perfect
Some gorgeous fabrics and threads and a yummy treat, that I hope the kids don t find , since I left them at home with my present



And this absolutely gorgeous card , it's just beautifully made.....

Thank you Sabine

And from my secret Santa at work




This wonderful pattern from the birdhouse



Complete with the pre printed fabric

I think I have been a very lucky, googy girl

"I hope your hands are working on a project that you love"

Ciao

Googy girl


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas



To all my friends in blog land , may Santa bring you all you dream of

and may the new year be filled with adventures
and good friends

Ciao

Googy girl


Sunday, December 8, 2013

A special delivery from Santa

On Thursday I received a very special delivery from Santa
(Chookyblue's secret santa christmas swap)


This very special parcel all the way from Austria


Made me this absolutely gorgeous angel to hang on my tree, she looks a little worried maybe Santa s sleigh was a little rough


And now I have a lovely present under my tree, waiting to be unwrapped ready for Christmas morning

Thank you so much Sabine

I love my Angel

"I hope your hands are working on a project that you love"

Ciao

Googy girl

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

nine patch update


Yesterday I finally got to have the fun of playing with all these gorgeous packages, I have looked forward to this day for nine long months





All these gorgeous blocks were lined up on my coffee table




over a thousand bright colourful nine patch blocks , 14 plus potential quilts all there before my eyes, Ohhh the dreams of possibilities




Cooper and I worked hard trying to ensure that every bundle held one of every set and then the distribution of extra blocks for every bundle




They looked so beautiful, a mass of colour, and love




Now all I need to do is send each lovely bundle to their new home, and their new destiny . . .

A quilt that will wrap their owner in the love and kindness of the people who have made them . . . .

I feel honoured that I was able to involved in the creation of these beautiful bundles. Hopefully these will be in the post on Monday

" I hope your hands are working on a project that you love"

Ciao

Googy girl


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fabric shopping in Surry Hills

This weekend was originally planned for a trip to the blue mountains for gadget and I to celebrate our wedding anniversary, however in life plans often change and gadget had a meeting for work in Sydney and Miss S needed fabric for her year 12 major work so off to Surry Hills we headed . . . . .

Fabric shopping, not my normal fabric shopping, not patchwork fabric but dressmaking fabric

We visited three shops
Tessuti Fabrics in Commonwealth st

Lot s of really gorgeous fabrics and friendly staff.

Then we headed to the

The Fabric Shop in Copper st

Again some really gorgeous fabrics, patterns and sewing paraphernalia

Then we went to

E & M Greenfield

Wow what a collection of sewing bits and pieces



They had aisles and aisles of zippers in every colour you could possible desire, just look at the colour card above . . . . .




brooches, buckles , buttons, beads and more lace then you could ever desire




So many bolts of fabric . . . . . In every shade and type you could possibly imagine






And shelves and shelves of ribbon, they also had scissors , pins, threads and all the other sewing items you could possibly want . . . . .

It was like being a kid in a candy store but better, these things will last longer than an all day sucker . . . . . .

"I hope your hands are working on a project you love"



Googy girl

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Changes







For many years this lounge graced our lounge room. It was a great lounge , really cosy and I spent many many evenings curled up on this lounge stitching, reading and watching movies.

But time has worn her down and the wear and tear of teenagers and too much love had it s effect.




So we purchased our new lounge, you have already seen some shots of it modelling my latest quilt already it has become a part of the creative team of the egg household.




The new lounge set of a domino effect and resulted in a new mat, a new lamp and a new wooden chest ( under the lamp in the corner)



Then finally the final piece of the puzzle, the blinds have arrived . . . . . . . and we love them. They are a dual blind with a dark sheer blind that provides privacy , during the day, but we can see through. Then a block out blind to block out the sun and give us privacy at night . . . . .

Viola . . . . . The new egg lounge room


"Hope your hands are working on a project that you love"

Ciao



Googy girl


Ohhhh I nearly forgot to show you, I have a new companion when I m blogging




Snow White ( always my favourite fairy tale character) has come to join me, and hopefully between us we might get organised enough to blog more often . . . . . . .

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Traditional nine patch swap update

These exciting parcels arrived on friday




Parcels from Peg, Sandy and Jan


All the parcels together only four more to arrive


And my last blocks
All finished and ready to add to the swap piles

This is going to be a colourful quilt

"Hope your hands are working on a project that you love"

Ciao

Googy girl 

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Scrappy chook quilt

So I have been keeping this one under wraps, not on purpose mainly just because I have been a very lazy blogger.

A few months ago, as most of you know I had a visit to chookyblue's place, whilst there I had the pleasure to sleep under some of her gorgeous quilts.

But one in particular took my fancy


I just loved the scrappiness of this quilt, the lovely colours but mainly just the simple design.

So when I headed up to Nundle for my retreat, I sent the lovely Kerry a photo and she assured me she could pull together some lovely fabrics and guide me, to put this lovely quilt together.

When I arrived at Nundle


This lovely bundle of fabrics awaited me


The girls and I used the black and white feature on the iPad to determine light medium and dark fabrics


I spent 3/4 of the first day creating these squares, I think I frustrated Miss Joolz because I just could not be random, I had to be organised I didn't want to get end and end up with a huge bundle of the same fabrics...


Midway through the second day I had my squares joined into sets of four and was able to lay them out to pick the border fabrics.

I left Nundle with a bag of blocks

On arriving home my blocks were pinned to the design wall


And I played and played until I had the blocks just as I wanted them


Then gradually over the following weeks the blocks became rows, and the rows became my quilt


Then the borders were added, including a supper cute little peeper


And tah dah my finished Scrappy chook quilt flimsy

The scrappy chook quilt

named in honour of my good friend

Chookyblue

"Hope your hands are working on a project you love"

Ciao

Googy girl

The Eggcellant elf

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Merrimack block one complete

I am thrilled to finally do this post . . .

Merrimack block one is complete and boy was it a bit of learning curve,
but I loved it . . . . A lot


So last time I was up to this bit, where I was sewing these corner bit s in, they all went in perfectly, with no problems . . . .


So next I had to do these sections, not to difficult really . . .


Then came this section, a little more tricky

But on the upside I am now really good at set in seams and Y seams


Then I reached this point and I was soo excited, but wait can you see the problem?

Yep I had stitched the little triangles in the wrong way, so 1 episode of Downton Abbey, and alot of reverse sewing later and my block was back in pieces

The next night though . . . . .


It looked like this . . .

Then I just had to stitch my little stars


Each little star had five of these little diamond shapes, they were pretty small


My first star finished

And then all eight of them completed


And after a little appliqué
. . . . Taa Daa . . . .
My completed Merrimack centre block
(block 1)
Just in time as I suspect block two will be heading my way in the next week or so

There has been lots happening here in the egg household, so I have lots to show you. So stay tuned for some more posts coming very soon

"Hope your hands are working on a project that you love"


Ciao



(the Eggcellant elf)



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Monday, September 2, 2013

Busy in the nest

With the taste of summer in the air, there is always a lifting of spirits . . . And after the cold months and the constant zooming around that always seems to occur in our household we are looking forward to the changes that summer may bring. 

hopefully lot of long lazy evenings enjoyed beside our pool.


Many changes are occurring in the egg household


This lounge which graced our lounge room for over 10 years has been given away to a family in need and we are excitedly looking forwards to the arrival of our new lounge this week

These curtains


which I made for our lounge room almost 14 years ago
 are also going and will soon be replaced with blinds


Lots of gardening (well weeding really) has been happening,
and I am loving the warmth of the sun on my skin.


I haven t been lax in the nest (sewing room) either 
I have been slowly working away at 
Merrimack





Almost but not quite perfect



And this is the easy seam . . . . .


And it looks like this . . . .

Ahhh 3 to go . . . .

you wait till you see what happens next



"Hope your hands are working on a project that you love . . . . ."

CIAO