Friday, December 9, 2011

FNSI - I didn't sew but I crafted a Cake!!!!!

My first attempt with fondant icing...I don't do cakes....I can't bake.....My oven sucks...but I crafted this
it's for Cameron's 21st tomorrow night.
Hope he likes it
Cheers for now G

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A little more

It's 12.45am
I have just finished cutting and sticking all these bits down

I am making a cup of tea...I may start stitching....but I have to go to bed soon
Cheers Geniene 
Called it quits at 1.45. I did some more stitching and got the last 4 circles and feet on the bottom caterpillar 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Just finished

I just finished the black blanket stitch on this block for Milla's birth quilt....

There's a few morre blocks to go.....The quilt is Bugsy by kid quilts
I have a deadline of December 17 so I'll be getting back to it now
How's you FNSI going

Cheers Geniene

Mission Statement

Tonight is FNSI night.... my mission is to
  1. get all the circles sewn on to the Life is Beautiful quilt I am working on
  2. get all the panels hand sewn and all the 2 1/2 inch squares cut for Milla's birth quilt finished blanket stitch on 1 block
  3. finish to swap stockings
  4. make 10 candy cane mice
  5. finish the 2 bon bon stitcheries

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ---- you can call m e a dreamer

What are you going to do tonight?
Cheers Geniene xx

Friday, November 4, 2011

So much to catch up on

I am behind with so many things..Tonight I am trying to catch up........Hoping
To start with I have finished Celine's (espritpatch) september hexi flowers and her October framed hexi. Thank goodness for saturday trading at the post office..these will be winging their way soon

Back to it least that's two of the list
Cheers Geniene 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Go Baby!!!! I want one

Vicki over at The Pickledish Patch is giving away one of these
and I want one

Pop along and enter....Good luck but I hope I win
Crossing my everythings OHHHHH PLEASE let me win!!!!!
Cheers Geniene

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Back to normal

The fete is things can get back to normal and I can concentrate on my own sewing. I can get on top of all of the stuff I have put to the side for the last few weeks
I promise some pics soon
Cheers Geniene

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Night sewin

It's nearly midnight and I havn't sewn a thing....I've been baking for the fete tomorrow. I've packed some cards and gathered all the stuff I need to take.... I have about 6 bikkies left to ice then I will be making some hessian sacks for the old fashion field games. I have to sew press studs on some purses and some elastic on headbands. I think there are a million things I have forgotten but I will count my lucky stars if all this gets done and I have some sleep for tomorrow... Wish me luck

Cheers Geniene

P.s Sorry for the boring non pic post......

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hexi's from Lori and the hexis I sent to Gemma Flores-Mateo

I recieved these beautiful flowers from Lori in the inchy hexigon swap

These are the flowers I sent to Gemma Flores-Mateo

This is the framed hexi I sent to Linda

and lastly the framed hexi I sent to Natalie

There is a little update..Sorry for being slack with the pics!!!!
Cheers Geniene

Saturday, September 17, 2011

FNSI - Progress Report - 10.49pm

So my first finishes are two spotty flowers for Celine in the UK for Septembers hexi flower swap on the our craft forum. I thought I should try to be on time for a change!!!!

I also did a little stitching on my Life is Beautiful quilt that was meant to be finished months ago
till later G

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's Friday Night Sew In night

It's that time of the month where I am meant to get the kids to bed early and be organised to have a quite friday night sewing!!!!!! well it's 8.56 and the kids are just in bed and I have nothing organised to be able to get into quickly.. I'm going to make a cup of tea and then decide what I think I should do.
Hope to be back later with a bit of progress..............

Happy Friday night sewing to you
Cheers Geniene

Monday, September 12, 2011


Today I am trying to get some stuff done!!!!
Wish me luck
Have a good day everyone
Cheers Geniene

Sunday, July 31, 2011

A bit

The top is together!!!!!!! I need to add a little rocket, cut all the threads then its time to sandwich.....

Edited @ 1.31pm to add - the little rocket is on!!!! needs stitching down....I have 40 mins before i need to get ready for work wonder if it can be done?!?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

All applique blocks and stitcheries done

Tonight I finished the last applique block for Isaac's boy story quilt. I need to cut 2 applique blocks and 1 stitchery to sizr and peice them into the half done blocks. You don't know how excited I am to be at this stage. After the top is all peiced together there is a little rocket to applique. I have the backing and wadding so hoping to make more progress over this weekend.
I also got 3 of the Life is beautiful stitcheries finished...
A good night
Cheers for now Geniene

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sick, Away and Finally

So much has been happening here since the Princess turned 5. It has been a constant of parties, sickness and Blah…Not at lot of sewing….but a lot of nothing….

We have had a party nearly every weekend that either invovled a 5 year old or a fancy dress theme. Erin (our neice) had a E 21st so Rhiannon and I went as Eyeballs (big circles of cardboard and lots of white spray paint) (I love the smell of spray paint!!!) Geoff was an Electriction (old work shirt and embroidery machine) Barbour’s Dodgy Electricals 1800 DODGY and Isaac was ELMO….. A fun night was had by all
The school holidays took the kids and I on a little trip to Junee (have figured out one of my close blogger friends lived in Junee and knows my family!!) for my Aunties 50th. A medevial affair…more costumes… a Fair Lady for Rhiannon, Robin Hood for Isaac (he was the cutest man in tights) and a Wenchs outfit for me.

I got to catch up with my family and spend time with my Mum who I hadn’t seen since Christmas. It was nice to have Mummy around although she caught the dreaded lurgy and is still really sick…

Today I got to do a little sewing…Yay… FNSI saw me hand stitching blocks for Isaac’s Boy Story quilt so I got three blocks sewn up today.

Also managed to finish off Vanessa’s santa sack. I just need to get the pressies organised and pop it in the post.She might start thinking I’ve forgotten her!!!! here's a sneak peak

Sneal peak of sack I made Vanessa

The sack I recieved from Vanessa is amazing and so not what I expected. Very clever and very different.

Pic borrowed from Vanessa
I am hoping that it is not so long between post and also that I have a new mojo to get some stuff done. For now I am focusing on finishing Isaac’s quilt and think once that’s done my shoulders won’t feel so heavy. I am happy to say all my forum swaps are up to date…. Cheers for now Geniene

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My Baby Girl turned 5 Today

My little Big girl Rhiannon turned 5 today. We had a funfilled day of Playgroup, Shopping, Food and Presents. She got a little spoilt. Had her nails painted in one of those nail shops. Sat down at the food court for lunch (she normally has to eat as she walks) Shopped for her self and even got to play in the playground at the shops.....
Today was day two of cakes and she is having a party on saturday...
Pics to follow
My baby is growing up to fast
Cheers For now Geniene

Friday, May 27, 2011

Help me

How do I change my Font so my writing looks all pretty??

Plesae help me
Cheers Geniene

Friday, May 6, 2011

Todays Friday

Our house has been crazy all week. Isaac has turned into the devil...Standing on tables, chairs, lounges and beds. Oneday he may fall and learn a lesson. Every cupbord that he can open and that has stuff in it he empties. The place looks like a bomb has gone off and there not much that can be done because as soon as you fix it he is unfixing it..whilst scraming at the top of his lungs....
I have managed to get some of the ruined hexi's replace and sent (to avoid the same thing happening) so I sent to Edda for May and Hannewolff for June

May flowers for Edda
June flowers for Hannewolff

and today I am working on Narelle's flowers for April. I recieved and email from Jane yesterday and I promise they will be in the mail on monday.
This weekend I also need to work on
  1. The forum Designer swap for Michell in NZ
  2. the blocks for the flood quilts
  3. my monthly quota of hexi's to keep on track
  4. Life is beautiful blocks
  5. Challenge block from Gill
All that and tomorrow we have Rhiannons soccer and  on Sunday our preschool has a Bunnings BBQ with not enough parent volunteers so my hour is most probably going to turn into 3 or 4 hours...but it will benefit the preschool and Rhiannons education so I shouldn't winge!!!!
Cheers for now

Monday, May 2, 2011

OMG I can't believe it

Over the weekend I spent my time making beautiful hexi's for my April, MAy and June parthers for the inchy swap and for my April swap partner in the forum flowerswap and ARGGGGGGGGGGGHHHH when my Dad left this morning he threw his washing in the laundry and I have picked up the flowers with the washing and now they are ruined.....................................................................
Off to start again before they are too late...
Sad Geniene

edited to Add : Luckly I have found some of them but the others are all soggy the papers are non existant but I may be able to save them for another day in my life!!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

another three ready

Here's more of last nights effort
3 more of the boy story blocks all stuck and
ready for stitching
it seems like ther may be an end....oneday just need this flow to keep flowing

We are off to the inlaws for the easter hunt and to pick up the girl
Happy Easter Everyone
Cheers Geniene

Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday

Today was a good friday indeed...Other than fighting this stomach bug that has been going around today was good. I managed to get all the little bits sewn together for isaac's boy story now I just have to do two stitcheries and about 5 Applique blocks to do. I have put another block together aswell.
Rhiannon has gone to her Aunt's for their annual good friday sleepover, Isaac is in bed and Geoff has gone to watch the footie so the house is mine. The plan is to get all the applique block peices cut out and stuck down so they can be portable and trace a couple of other things out.Oh and make a cushion for my neice Sian out of some fluffy stuff they gave me!!! She has out grown the fluff and the colours....I'll fix her....

so Hope to post some pics later of the progressHere's the pics of last nights efforts ...I'm off to get a cup of tea watch the end of better homes then it's on to the cutting....

Hope you had a good friday
Cheers Geniene

Sunday, April 17, 2011

SanTa SaCk Swap

I just enetered in the Santa Sack Swap over at Gone Stitchin.... More pressies under the tree for me this year....

Go on join in you know you want too....
cheers for now G

Friday, April 15, 2011

What happened this week....

 This week I finally got block 2 in the 'A Wonderful Life' BOM that my friend in Cairns Gill has callenged me to. So now I eagerly await block 3 The challange is to only use stash!!
I also managed to get another of the 'Boy Story" blocks done for Isaac's quilt. I only have a little more to do and one little stitchery and another could be done this weekend...It's FNSI tonight but somehow I don't think I will get it done.

And exciting exciting the IPS guy delivered this
Which I won for naming a quilt on Robin Quilt's blog!! She made a quilt and wanted it named so I said Lattice Patch and won!!!! 28 male fq's no pink no flowers just boy stuff!!!!! I love it.....

till next timt I hope you have a wonderful day/night and thanks for popping by
Cheers Geniene

Hexi madness

These pretty little flowers are from Lucky of the craft forum
and also from Lucky was this months framed hexi for our forum swap

and these little beauties are from Narelle. They are march flowers from the Inchy Flower Swap

Hope to have some more hexi madness news soon. Just need some more hours in the day, week , month to acheive what I would like!!!!

Till next time
Cheers Geniene

Sunday, April 10, 2011

My ABC's

Age: 36 Bed Size: Queen Chore You Hate: Housework Dogs: nope Essential Start of Your Day: loo then cup of Tea Favorite Color: Yellow Gold or Silver: Gold Height: 5’1” Instruments You Play: Kazoo with the kids Job Title: Mum, Wife and Nightfiller at Woolworths Kids:  Pigeon pair Live: Canberra Australia Mom's Name: Suzanne Nicknames: G, Darla Overnight Hospital Stays: Baby deliveries, Miscarraiges Pet Peeve: Bad manners, people who talk over you when you’re trying to tell them something, People talking on the phone while they are getting served, bad drivers (I have my kids in the car Moron)Quote From a Movie: I got shot in the buttocks Right- or Left-Handed: Right Siblings: 1 older brother Time You Wake Up: When Rhiannon is hungary and wants a milo Underwear: sure Veggie You Dislike: Brussel Sprouts  What Makes You Run Late: everything X-Rays You Have Had: Dental, Ultra Sounds, hips,pelvis,knees, elbow. Yummy Food You Make: Mum’s Thai Green Curry chicken Zoo Animal You Like Best: Giraffes and efalants

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tannika's 4th Birthday

Rhiannon's little friend Tannika turned 4 on the 8th of March. She had a little party and her present request was for a my little pony and a Giraffe. Melly and Me saved the day with their Giraffe pattern and a pretty girl giraffe entered the world

What do you think those eyes are saying??
Another Giraffe or 2 are on the list

Till then Geniene XXX

Hexis gone mad

This is the beautiful hexi I recieved from Jane in Indinana
These are from Jane the hexi Queen
The card has the most beautiful quilts on it. I would like a couple of them for my bed!!!
and this one is from Mommaduck from the forum

This is my little collection of flowers which is the ones I have recieved from both the swaps I'm in and the ones I have made my self. I have seen a nice quilt in the Vingette mag that I would like to make out them. There is 41 flowers on this pile and the 'single' quilt in the mag has 149 flowers and I think 57 white embroidered connecting hexis........2 deliemmas 1 is that I would want a double or queen to go on my own bed.....which means a heap more flowers and deliemma 2 is I have had this crazy idea of making my Aunt a quilt for her 50th which I would use 50 flowers and add another round of green then a round of white.... now that's all good and well but obviously I would have to take out all the ones I have recieved from you and all the green ones leaving me with only 22 lovely little flowers. I think it is going to take me years to get my own hexi madness quilt!!!! What would you do????

Cheers Geniene

Framed hexi and Mug Wrap and Coaster Swap

This is the hexi I sent to SewSue in South Africa

I went in the Mug Wrap and Coaster swap on the forum and this is the one Norma sent me

and the one I sent to Norma

it was a cute little swap and fun to do..
For now Cheers Geniene xx

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Challanged and a finish for the boy

My Bf in Cairns challanged me to a BOM quilt and to use only is february' block and yes it was finished in Feb!!!
It's a Natalie bird design called 'A Wonderful Life' and this block is called 'Encourage Love'

In Feb I also finally got one of Isaac's boy story blocks together. I have neally all the fabric cut out and just need to finish 3 more of the little stitcheries and 5 big applique blocks

Just need to get the BOM mojo back and keep going to get it done!!!!

So till next time
Take care
Geniene xxx

Sunday, February 27, 2011

My Beautiful Boy

I just entered Isaac in the Bonds Beautiful Baby Search 2011
If you'd like to see this cute little guy in your Big W or Kmart catolouge you can help us by voting for him

Cheers and Thanks from Isaac and Geniene xx

Friday, February 25, 2011

This weekend Our Craft Forum is hosting a blog hop, from Noon Friday 25 to Midnight Sunday 27 February EDST . So what is “Our Craft Forum” a craft forum for like minded people who loves crafts. Mostly patchwork, stitching, quilting and the like. It’s a safe place to make new friends who share a love of craft & to have some fun and a little bit of laughter along the way & to join in on swaps of all types.

The week end is designed to tell our blogging friends about our wonderful forum and to invite you to be a part of our forum.

Several of our members will be offering tutorials, giveaways and some tips of the trade.

The blog hop starts at miss~nances blog so if you want to join us on the whole journey please go to and follow the links at the bottom of each post to find the next blog along the way.

Each person who joins our forum from this bloghop will go in the draw for a craft pack.So join in on the fun and maybe find a new forum, new blog and new friends along the way. You never now you may even learn something new or win a great prize.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


This is the hexi I sent to Samelia's Mum for the February Inchy Hexi Flower Swap

Theses are the framed Hexis that I made for Joma and Nannirai for
the forum Framed Hexi Swap

Joma' december hexi

Rachels January Hexi
and these are the last two flowers I recieved from Christine from Inchy Flower Swap
and Willoger from the forum. Doris stitched my flower in Michigan

Left is from Christine and Right is from Doris
 And last but not least is this cute little man from Lyn B from the forum Framed Hexi swap
Little bit cute isn't he?

So I hex your all later
Cheers Geniene