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June 11, 2016

A visit to Hat Creek Quilts!

A few months back I surprised Fee with a visit for her birthday.
 I flew to Tasmania on the Thursday and stayed till the Monday.
It was a fabulous time of relaxing and sewing. 
Lots of sitting & chatting with copious amounts of coffee.


On the Saturday (Fee's actual birthday day) we went for a stitching day at Hat Creek Quilts.
Oh just being in Deidre's home/shop was inspiration enough,
let alone having one on one instruction along with all the gorgeous fabrics and quilts.
We stayed for quite a few hours joining in with one of Deidre's stitching days with lots of ladies chattering and laughing. We had a yummy lunch and Birthday cake of course for Fee.



The Hat Creek cottage is filled with the most adorable quilts and knick knacks.
Lots to look at and gain inspiration from.
Some L.G.S ladies will remember from our bus trip in March.
 It felt like travelling back in time along with the fantastic views of the country.
  I'd say if your ever visiting Tasmania,
 you must go for a visit or a stitching day. You will not regret it.


  I am loving the table runner I chose to make.
 I had never done wool applique before and I must say I am hooked.
 I have not used the original colors but it looks so so Spring cheery.
 I bought the pattern while I was there and had chosen some wool 
when I was visiting in March.
It was perfect for the pattern I thought.
 Now to finish the last little bit of blanket stitch and I can put it together.


Off for a cuppa and possibly a little stitching.
Enjoy your weekend!!

 Sweet Cinnamon-y Hugs  
Dawn x x

June 10, 2016

Some hexagon stitching....

Stitching hexagons can seem like a never ending project...


These little piles are going to be sewn into a lap/single bed quilt very soon...
It's a project that a friend and I put our hand up to do almost 18 mths ago.
Our State Quilters Guild asked for some volunteers to finish sewing 
it for another quilter who was unable too.
Yes, I then roped my friends whom I sew with on a 
Tuesday to lend a hand too.



 They have willingly helped and we are almost complete.
 We have sewn lots of hexi flowers together and now are up to sewing the rows.
 Next will be the finishing edges...it didn't come with a pattern, so we are just winging it as we go.

It's enjoyable seeing this progress and  I am almost
  tempted to make one for myself but only after I've finished some UFO's....

Check back next Wednesday to see how far we have progressed.


Hugs Dawn x x



June 08, 2016

Time to return to things of yesteryear....

It's been so long since I blogged and I miss Blogging.
 Lots of other social media takes my time, and to be honest some of it is wasting my time, so,
 I'm getting back to enjoying those things of yesteryear...
 Sounds like it was many many moons ago, yet only a few years really.


I still read some of those blogs from those who post the links on their Facebook pages,
I just haven't sat at my computer and read blogs like I used too.
 Browsed and visited into beautiful blogs homes.


 Time to return to what I love doing and look at what I enjoyed reading about.
 The new quilt you've finished or the new idea you have...
So today I gave this blog a new dress. Do you like it?


 And I am going to start sharing again the things I am doing, cooking, 
liking, reading, enjoying.
I do hope you'll come visit again.

I've missed you!

Sweet Cinnamony Hugs
 Dawn x x

July 01, 2015

Where has time gone????

I sit at my computer and wonder where my time has gone, this year seems to have flown by and I am unsure how. I have had the occasional extremely busy weeks, running my girls to this and that activity that they are doing but nothing unusual for a busy mum with little children.
 
Sewing and knitting have still been my companion at night when hubby is studying. So where is my time going?
 
Am I getting older and things take longer than I think?
If you find my time please send some back to me. I want to smell the roses again. Take long walks and relax a little.

 
I have made a few changes to my diet lately after discovering
 I have a few food intolerances.
We are avoiding most packaged food and cooking from scratch.
 Drinking cleanly and avoiding unorganic (is that a word...lol) foods.
This is loads of fun especially for my girls who love cooking. 
Brings me to a new discovery
 
 
 Check out the amazing recipes for those with Allergies.
 I have been able to try some and am amazed at the ease of the recipe.
 They work and are totally clean for my girls and family.
 Off to make lunch and do a spot of sewing while my girls do some painting.
 
Many Hugs Dawn xx