This Little Piggy #5

Hi y’all, how’s things with you guys today? It’s time for us to upload the next instalment in the “This Little Piggy” BOM.

You can download this month’s instructions (Month #5) as well as previous month’s instructions here. This month we’ve added our farmers to the quilt.

We’ve also put together a preview of the quilt (so far) for you. It should help you make a few colour choices and decisions. Please note that this is for illustration purposes only. The sun isn’t fused to the quilt yet and you shouldn’t sew the blocks together as yet.

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Karen T. who is the winner of this month’s Therm-o-Web giveaway. Enter this month’s giveaway by leaving a comment on this post telling me your favourite candy or snack food.


I’ve (just) worked out how to do a percentage off on the Red Boot’s website. You’ll have to use a coupon code though – if you enter this code at the checkout you’ll receive 20% off your order – FRIDAYFRENZY1 . You can download the Piggy patterns from here too, you’ll find them under free patterns.


You’ll be pleased to know (I hope) that I’m getting some sewing done. It’s been extraordinarily hard getting back to it and I have a massive backlist of quilts to make. I truly hope that the second half of the year will be more productive than the first.

I have a box of luscious flannels to play with and I feel like making a big, squishy bear quilt. Never fear the gnomes are still on the cutting table too.

Well that’s it from me, my brain has suddenly decided not to work *sigh* and I know not to push myself when it does this. Much love to all, toni xx

Happy Everything

I heard a guy on TV say that to someone in parting… instead of goodbye, he said ‘happy everything’. I thought it was pretty cool.

I wanted to check in today and say ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ to everyone. We don’t do anything special, my kids asked me what I wanted and I said a French cheesecake. I may have eaten far too much… a slice for breakfast, morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea LOL. I hope you had a lovely day with your family. Extra hugs for those of you who do it tough today. I know a lot of you do.

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We have a fabulous Mother’s Day giveaway here.

Mothers-Day-GiveawayAmazon has my Happy Quilts book on super special at the moment. It’s as cheap as chips so pop on over and grab a copy before they’re all gone. I’m not sure whether the publisher will do a reprint – as far as I know, once they’re gone, they’re gone. It’s great value for money with (20) patterns included. If you don’t have a CD reader in your computer never fear toni is here. Message me and I’ll send you the PDF’s via email (with proof of purchase of course).

I’m off to the supermarket to find something for dinner. After 30 years I’ve run out of ideas. Whatever happened to that space age idea of the meal-in-a-pill? I could always have cheesecake ha!

Happy everything lovelies, toni xx

Friday on my mind…

Hiya folks,

It’s Friday night, thank goodness, and we are finally relaxing after a stormy start to the weekend. Our first big thunderstorm of the season swept through earlier tonight, sending kitties and humans scuttling for cover.

The Camp Grizzly quilt came back from the lovely Fiona’s yesterday. I love unwrapping Fiona’s parcels, she does a wonderful job quilting my flimsies for me.

It’s always a joy to see a quilt top turn into a quilt, it’s almost magical. I always ask Fiona to keep the quilting simple, I like my quilts to remain soft and squishy so heavy quilting is out. grizzly 2

Tonight the binding went on. You can’t see them, but there are two kitties hiding from the storm under the quilt LOL. Hail on a tin roof is almost as terrifying as lightening and thunder!

I’ll finalise the pattern sometime this weekend. This quilt is all about having fun and I had so much fun making it. It truly made me happy, especially those grizzly teeth.

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Have a lovely weekend, toni xx