Monday, November 28, 2011


It's my turn to host TGIFF again this Friday and I'm FREAKING OUT. 

I'd like to say I've been working madly on my 10 year old WIP but I've mostly been procrastinating. As I have for the last ten years.

Yup, that's right. A ten year old WIP. One of the reasons I took up the TGIFF challenge with M-R. 

The FMQ-ing is nearly there. Didn't quite finish due to technical difficulties so moved on to binding before quite finishing the quilting. The pins are out. The binding half done. 2 large blank triangles left to fill in with FMQing. 

Washing and removing 10 years worth of dust and dog hair - every speck shows up on black - will be the last steps. And photographing.

Will I get there? I'm not honestly sure. There's something reassuring about this UFO. Not finishing it has been a 10 year long habit, the third quilt I started, the first I designed myself. I'm gonna miss the guilt of having it in the spare room, on the bed, pinned and thinking "I really must finish that". It's grown with me from beginning patchworker to confident, free-motion quilter. Can I bear to actually finish it?

You'll have to wait and see on Friday at Quokka Quilts... 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Party is On at Sparrow in Flight!

Shanna, our hostess with the mostest this week at Sparrow in Flight, has the linky party up. She has five finishes this week! Way to go, Shanna! If you've got a finish, head on over to link up. Take some time later today/tomorrow to check out the other fabulous finishes. Happy Friday, all!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

This Week's TGIFF!

Working away on those WIPs? Holiday gifts? Get them ready for this Friday's party. Shanna @ Sparrow in Flight will be our hostess with the mostest this week. We'll post here when the party is live.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This Friday's TGIFF! Host with the Most is Tabatha @ Bending Pins

The talented Tabatha @ Bending Pins will be hosting this Friday's TGIFF! party. Yay! We'll post here when it's live Thursday night EST (Friday AM Australia time). Let's get those finishes ready!

Happy quilting!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Party is On!

It's Friday morning in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, etc. so let's get things going. M-R's post is live and the linky party is on. Go check it out and link up!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Who's Ready for TGIFF! This Friday?

I (M-R @ Quilt Matters) is hosting this Friday! I love these parties - such a great way to end the week, don't you think?

I'm working like crazy to finish a Christmas wallhanging to share with you. I already know that I'll be making more as gifts.

Will you have something to share? I love seeing your finishes so please link up and pass along the word to your readers. The more the merrier, in my book!

The linky party will actually start Thursday night in North America so that the party is live Friday morning Australia time. We're going all night people!

A couple of people have asked me how to include a link to the party. There are two ways you can do it:

1) In the HTML code of your post, add in the following code at the bottom of your post. (In Blogger, you'll paste this code in the Edit HTML tab side)

2) You can also link directly to the host's site. In this Friday's case, you'd link to

There's been a change in the schedule so we're looking for someone to host on November 25th. Cindy @ A Colourful Life will now be celebrating her birthday out of town so she won't be available to host. Happy early birthday, Cindy! So who would like to grab this hosting opportunity? Speak up now because the next one probably won't be until March! Yes, we're booked until March now. Woo hoo! If you'd like to host sign up on our Can I host Puuhleezee? page.

See you Friday!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Remember remember first Friday of November!

I've finished the quilt, I've finished the blog post, and we're ready to roll!!! 

It's a singing, dancing, poetry-reciting, joke-telling gallery of a blogpost. There's something for everyone.
Ok, there is no dancing, unlesss you count "the winding Morris men ( Angry Alfie Bill and Ken),
Waving hankies sticks and boots" but the rest is there. Honest.
Have I piqued your interest?

As soon as the clock rolls round to Friday Down Under (if I've set the settings right), my post should be up and you can add your linky at:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

WIP, Questions and a reminder...

Well, i have my TGIFF project finished and ready to go - miracles DO happen! It's my turn to host this Friday so drop by, say hi, and link up if you have a finish :)

So my big question is which WIP next? The oldest? The closest to finished? The current favourite? The NEW must do for next year secret projects?

Ok, one is maybe not so secret - can you guess what and why this is a 2012 project? :)

The other planned project is a quilt along. I don't think i'll launch till next year for a few reasons, but I'd like to know:
For QALs, do you prefer a flickr pool or a linky party?

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Quokka Quilts this friday!

This Friday's Thank Goodness It's Finished linky party will be at QuokkaQuilts. Hop along!