Thursday, 27 January 2011

~FOR SALE~ 1 Pre-loved Quilting Machine

I am selling my trusty Design-a-Quilt mid arm quilting machine. It has served me well and the only reason it's going is because I have updated to a Gammil Quilting Machine. It arrives on Saturday. Yay!!
So hear it is:- For $2000.00 this is what you get...

I have had it for 8 years and it hasn't missed a beat. It has had regular servicing. It has a spare motor, a step down transformer ( this is because it originally came from the USA), a bobbin winder, heaps of bobbins, needles, 2 different feet, 4 large reels of quilting thread and I'll throw in some patterns.

The throat size is 11 inches. The table is 4 metres long and has a storage shelf, full length underneath. If it's too long, the table could be easily shortened to fit into your quilting space.

I have quilted quilts up to 3 metres in width and length. It has variable speed and a pointer to trace the pantographs (patterns).

I will be pulling it apart so my new machine can go up. I do have video that I took today of it running/quilting, so if you are interested please contact me. It is also listed on ebay.

Happy Quilting

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Happy Australia Day...

Whatever you are up to today, have a great day.
We are having a BBQ with lamb burgers and lamingtons for later. All with the aircon on! Sooo HOT!!


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

The Quilt Is Sent....

The Auction has finished and I have contacted the lovely Angela to let her know that she had the winning bid. She is so happy that she won it.
I was completely blown away to find out that Angela and her family had experienced the devastation at Toowoomba and Grantham first hand. They are all OK but devastation is all around them. Thank you Angela for your generous bidding and I'm sure you will love it forever.
I can't wait to see the grand total of all the auctions and raffles. At the mid way point, the total was already at $45000. That's a huge effort!! Well done to the crafting community and all those who supported the cause.

On the home front, there is only 1 week of holidays to go. I don't know about the boys but I am more than ready for school to start back. They have eaten us out of food, the house is always messy, the noise is constant and they are getting bored.

So bored they started doing dangerous things....

I started back quilting this week. I have a couple of quilts to get done before my new Gammil arrives. I'm starting to get excited now. It's only a couple of weeks away.
I have been doing a little bit of stitching and organising new things to start.

The beginnings of something new.... 

Happy Quilting

Monday, 24 January 2011

Queensland Flood Appeal ~ Auction

There is no time to waste !!!   
Auction is CLOSED...
Thankyou to everyone who bid on my quilt.I will contact the winner Monday to sort out the details.

In conjunction with tonnes of other crafters out there I am participating in 


 I am Auctioning this little striped beauty.

The quilt is 100% cotton fabric,batting and thread.
It measures 42 inches x 59 inches and it is new and unused.

How this auction works:
  1. Bidding will start at $50.00 ( Australian ), and all bids will be in AUD.
  2. You can place a bid by leaving a comment on this blog post with your bid amount and email address. Please make sure that your bid is higher than the previous bidder.
  3. You bid must be in whole dollar increments.
  4. This auction is open to everyone, however $30 will be charged for International addresses. Postage is FREE for Australian residents.
  5. This auction begins NOW and will END at 10pm on Sunday 23 January, 2011 ( AEST).
  6. At the close of the auction, I will contact the winner (please make sure your bid comment includes your email address) . The winner will pay the winning amount directly into the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal and send me proof of payment via email. Once proof of payment has been recieved, I will post your quilt to you.
  7. Good luck and thankyou for bidding

Thanks to Toni for organising this fundraising event.
From Monday 17 Jan you can find a master list of auctions at Make it Perfect. (Toni's blog). Do go and have a look, you may just find something you love.

Happy bidding and Thank you for your time.

Friday, 14 January 2011


I have really taken time for myself these holidays. I am soooo relaxed I'm finding it hard to get back into the swing of things.
I have been doing some stitching and really enjoying it as I have no deadline for the things I'm doing.
I have been catching up on all my favourite mags from cover to cover. Spending time on my verandah just enjoying the view and watching the boys play their days away. The constant drown of the cicadas is almost meditative.

I hope you too can find some time out for yourself : )

Happy Quilting

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

It's Just So Sad........


Toni at Make it Perfect is putting together a list of bloggers who will be running auctions from their blogs. For more info click in the icon above.

I sit here in disbelief and shock at the horror that my fellow Australians in Queensland are going through. The rain has been falling for 19 days straight. The soaked land just can't cope with that amount of water. Towns that have been unindated with water 2 & 3 times in the last two weeks. Homes destroyed, crops lost, stock drowned. It just wont end. Then there's Tawoomba and all the towns down river. An inland tsunami!! who ever heard of such a thing. Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, will be under water just like 1974 ( the worst flood in history ) or worse.
I can only just begin to understand what they are going through. As a child, like many Australians who live in coastal areas or near rivers, we endured our fair share of floods. Water lapping at the floorboards, cars moved to higher ground, smelly water all around you.That was nothing compared to what these people are going through.
We have had news that everyone we know in the area is safe and dry and they will endevour to help those in immediate need around them.
I wish there was more we could do. I have made our families donation but it just doesn't feel enough.
Watching houses float away on TV, only to find out later that there was still people inside, has had me sobbing. I know it's not about me, but I just feel so sad for all these people.

Leanne : (

Monday, 3 January 2011

Holiday Season

We have been having a wonderful Holiday Season. Christmas was a great time spent with family. My Hubby has had 10 days off work. Its always nice to have him home. He got himself a little gift before Xmas and he has been spending a lot of time with it
AC Cobra- Paul's new baby

Our Family

The Boys on Christmas morning

Our giant Xmas table full of family. 22 to be exact!

I have got a bit of stitching done but with Paul home we have done a lot of relaxing. Just what I needed after quite a hectic year.
Happy New Year and I hope you are enjoying the holiday season as much as us.

Happy Quilting