If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time-Billy Joel

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Thursday, 8 November 2018

A Flurry of Fidget quilts


There has been quite a bit of stitching over the last few weeks. This flurry of fidget quilts for people with dementia will be delivered over the next few days. It was humbling to deliver some to a local hospital yesterday and learn how they have been impacting the experience of patients in hospital as in patients and also in the 
emergency department.  Some of these have a more feminine theme with items such as lace and doilies.


We also delivered some Bridie's Blossoms packages to the maternity department of  a hospital
I have also been very busy making Remembrance quiltlet sets for parents of angel babies and these are just two of them.


Friday, 12 October 2018

Flamenco BOM complete and all instructions written

I have completed the Flamenco BOM quilt top and ALL of the INSTRUCTIONS for the BOM are now in the download folder.

Please re download Block 3 as there was an error in that. The folder will be removed on October 31.

Flamenco BOM


You can access the folder HERE

I am working on another big collection of fidget quilts for our hospitals using the pattern template that I created and you can find under the pattern tab at the top of this page.. There will be approximately 10 with a feminine theme in this lot and they will incorporate doilies, lace etc.


Friday, 28 September 2018

Latest lot of quilts for women's shelter

My latest lot of 16 machine embroidered and pieced quilts that were delivered to the local women's shelter here on the NW of Tasmania earlier as part of my Bridie's Blossoms and Blessing program.
I was very lucky to have some help from the charity sewing group at the local sewing machine centre who pieced some of the tops for me after I had embroidered the designs and then cut all the pieces. I have taken the week to sandwich, quilt and bind them. The pieced quilts were quilt top donations from the charity sewing group that I have sandwiched, quilted and finished off this week. My neighbour was kind enough to quilt one of the larger quilts for me.







Sunday, 23 September 2018

New Blocks in the HIA Flamenco BOM added

Blocks 2 and 3 of the HIA Flamenco BOM are now complete in the upload folder. Row 1 is also complete and stitched together.


HIA Flamenco BOM Block 2
HIA Flamenco BOM Block 3

HIA Flamenco BOM Row 1


You can download from the link HERE

Last Friday we traveled to  Launceston for one of my scheduled 6 monthly post cancer check ups and I am very pleased to say that everything went very well. Whilst there I personally delivered some remembrance packages to parents of angel babies.
Angel baby remembrance packages


I also delivered 21 fidget quilts to the Launceston General Hospital and a local aged care facility to be used by their clients suffering from dementia.
Fidget quilt



It is such a pity that our spring flowers are with us for such a short time. We have had a glorious display this year. You can even catch a glimpse of my husband mowing the lawn.








Sunday, 9 September 2018

More fidget quilts

This morning I delivered four fidget quilts to a local dementia day care facility. Was heart warming and heart breaking at the same time to see them being used immediately by the clients


Along with my love of penguin I also have a love of meerkats and of course whilst we were in Perth Western Australia went the the zoo in hopeful anticipation of seeing meerkats and was not disappointed.

 This bird called a darter was catching his breakfast just as were catching the ferry across to the zoo.



Saturday, 8 September 2018

New BOM starting

We are well and truly back from our holiday and it seems like we have never been away.

I have been busy with my various stitching projects since being back with one of them being a new BOM using the Flamenco Sets of designs from Hatched in Africa. I have just posted Block 1 in the upload folder. The remainder of the block instructions will also be posted in the same folder. The link is HERE

Our charity sewing group has also been assembling some quilt tops for me ready to quilt for the local women's shelter. I embroider the designs and cut the pieces with the ladies then assembling them for me. A big help. These are some of the ones they have finished to date. Once they are all complete I will have a pop up quilt show on my fence before they are delivered.




I have also completed and gifted two new quilts in the past few weeks to welcome a new little girl and a little boy into the world.

At present I am also working on another set of fidget quilts and the first of these will be delivered tomorrow.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Fidget/Activity Quilt tutorial uploaded

I am really ashamed that I do not post here more but for those that follow me on Facebok you know that I have been busy. 

Another 10 bags for women undergoing treatment for gynaecological cancer here in Tasmania have been delivered ready for filling with care products before being distributed to ladies around the state.



I have also been just finished writing the long awaited tutorial for the fidget/activity quilts that /i have been making for use by dementia patients in our hospitals.  
Fidget quilt



You can download the tutorial from HERE

I also got up early on Saturday  morning to watch the lunar eclipse. Not a wonderful photo but you can get the idea.