Saturday, December 22, 2012

Some finishes and good news.

This week I finished the little pinwheel quilt (now known as Field Notes Challenge)

I quilted it by machine.

here is a shot of the back...

On Monday DH and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary. While DH was at work I spent some time in the city. We had  beautiful dinner at a French restaurant that evening.

Below are a couple of photos taken around the city,

The Yarra River and the city looking towards Flinders Street Station from Southbank, Melbourne.

The glass ceiling at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Today I made 2 small sewing projects. The first is a pouch for earbuds. I found a great tutorial here.

 I will be definitely be making some more of these!
This afternoon I made this little purse using these instructions.

I will be making more like this too!

After a few days of rest my elbow is much better! Thank you to everyone who expressed their concern.
I am looking forward to lots of hand stitching!!

If you have been reading my blog for the last few months you will remember the quilt I put together for a young couple expecting their first baby. The young couple are now the proud parents of a healthy son! :)

Lastly, the best news of all! Thank you very much to everyone for your thoughts and prayers for my friend who is in hospital. The good news is that her health is once again improving! She is still a very ill lady and has lots of rest and physiotherapy ahead of her. Hopefully she will be home for New Year.

Merry Christmas everyone! :)


  1. sweet little quilt -
    Happy Anniversary

  2. Very cute little quilt and I really appreciate the zippy pouch link. I peeked at it and the photos look very clear. I'll give it a go in the New Year. Happy Anniversary to you and best wishes to your friend for a complete recovery.

  3. Happy Anny! cute little projects, my girls wouldlove those bags.
    ok thats the best news ever, so glad she is doing better, thanks for letting us know

  4. Your quilt turned out beautifully! Congratulations on 35 years! I'm glad your elbow is better :0) And your friend.

  5. Dear Miriam, I have been away too long, you have been so busy in the meantime, love your vines too! Glad to read you are feeling better! Take care, hugs, Daniëlle

  6. Happy Anniversary!
    Love the bag projects - thank you for the links. fan quilting looks great.
    Glad your friend is getting better.
    Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays! Have a wonderful week - hope you start 2013 in a special way!!

  7. Love how you quilted the fans like you would with hand quilting. What a pretty little quilt!
    Happy Anniversary! Enjoyed the photos.
    Thanks for the link to the instructions. Looks like a great site.
    Glad to hear the good news about the baby and your friend.

  8. Hello Miriam,
    Happy anniversary and also a very Merry Christmas to you and your family..!

    Kind regards from Holland,

  9. So glad to learn your friend is getting better! Hope the new year brings her better health. Love your ear buds holder. I made a few during the summer, and loved them!

  10. Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful day it was in the city for your day. Thank you for the earbuds holder tute link...I've bookmarked that one for future use. I think the nieces might need some of those!