Back on Deck

Hello lovely quilters, how has your week been?

We’re back on deck, off the couch, and almost ready to get back to work. Hubby’s surgery went well and the virus I picked up from the hospital is finally on the wane.

In between it all I managed to get my fabric bins sorted. They were in a horrendous mess. Remember my thread box? Well the fabric wasn’t much better. Twisted and tangled and quite the dog’s breakfast. It feels wonderful to have it sorted into colours and projects – ready to slice, dice, and sew.

The paper dolls BOM is taking shape. I have a bit of catching up to do, but it will be ready to go late February. I’ll set up a page for it shortly.

Later this week we will be releasing the second quilt in the Speedy Racers series. If you have the Happy Quilts book you will be able to adapt the pattern (in the book) to look similar to this.

Remember to download the “This Little Piggy” (free BOM) pattern before the end of April. It will revert to being a paid pattern on the 1st Maya girl’s got to make fabric money :o)

Well that’s it from me today, take care lovelies and be kind to each other. Happy quilting, toni xx

A pig in mud.

Well hey everyone, how has your week been? Mine has been one great big jumble of weird work schedules, uni (college) exams, end of semester parties, visitors from the US, and the horrors of the house being re-wired. Add nutty neighbours to the list and you get the gist. I sat down to have lunch today and woke up two hours later with my sandwich stuck to my shirt LoL.

I worked like crazy today to get the final instalment of the This Little Piggy quilt done only to realise that I’m a week early. Ta Da! Surprise! ha ha ha. I’ve uploaded it to the website so you can download Month 10 (our final instalment) now.

Thank you to everyone who has joined us in our little piggy adventure. We will be running a new BOM next year starting in February – the theme will be announced early January.

The gnome quilt pattern is almost done. I would have had it uploaded last week but our nutty neighbour made trouble while I was trying to photograph it. I ended up drawing it out instead which took a couple of extra days. I’m planning on having it uploaded to the Etsy store tomorrow morning.

I can’t believe how quickly this year is disappearing. The university year is finished (thank goodness) and Kelly had her last exam at dawn o’clock this morning. Being the nice Mum that I am, I volunteered to drive her into campus this morning before breakfast – hence the unscheduled lunchtime nap LoL.


The weather has suddenly heated up and Dave the scrub turkey has been hit with a fresh surge of turkey hormones. His nest is now at least four metres wide by two high (4 1/2 yards x 2 1/2 yards) and what was left of our garden is now the plant icing on top. He is very, very lucky we consider him to be part of the family.

The water dragons are out in force and have started laying their eggs in what’s left of the garden. Dave has done them a favour, the soil is dug over and soft, and they don’t have to do much work LoL.

The warmer weather has brought all the wildlife out of Winter hiding. I can hear the flying foxes (bats) squeaking in the trees as I’m typing. They make a heck of a noise, quite loud, and it’s very distinguishable from the other wildlife. The mango tree is finally getting fruit and they are coming in to feast. I was driving home at dusk on Tuesday night when one swooped down towards the car and pooped on my windscreen. Bat poop is disgusting!!!

Best of all the birds are back. The cockatoos are demanding seed and the rainbow lorikeets are screeching in the palm trees. Aussie birds tend to be very, very noisy and screech a lot – a bit like our politicians but much, much nicer :o)


Anyway lovelies, have a fabulous weekend. I’ll pop in tomorrow and let you know when the gnome pattern is done. toni xx

This Little Piggy Block #9

Hey y’all, guess what? it’s Friday and it’s time for the next instalment in our This Little Piggy block-of-the-month! You can find all of the blocks, including Block #9 here.

Can you believe that we only have one month to go and then we’re finished our little piggy adventure? I hope you’ve enjoyed stitching along with me. I’ll have to get my skates on and come up with an idea for next year’s block-of-the-month. Feel free to message me with your suggestions!

To celebrate my birthday all PDF patterns are 50% off in our Etsy and web stores this weekend. The price is automatically adjusted in our Etsy store but you will need to use the coupon code HAPPYBIRTHDAY in our webstore.

The winner of last month’s Thermoweb giveaway is Danni C. Your prize will soon be on it’s way Danni! I’ve been a little slow getting the prizes away this month, apologies for the delays everyone xx

Enter this month’s Thermoweb giveaway by commenting and telling us your favourite holiday season.

Contents of prize pack may vary.

The gnome quilt is almost done. A few more tweaks and it will be ready for photographing etc. Ughhh, photographs are the worst part of the whole pattern writing job description. It makes me sooo frustrated and cranky LoL.

I hope you have a lovely weekend everyone. We’re hoping for some rain tonight and tomorrow. It will be a great relief to fill the water tanks and have the gardens and surrounding bushland watered. It’s been so very dry (drought) this year (or two). Take care, toni xx

Clearance Sale! our Little Mermaid pins are 50% off this weekend in our Etsy store!

Pink Piggy Farm

Hiya lovelies, the next instalment of our Thermoweb This Little Piggy BOM is ready for release tomorrow. Have you got your pink fabrics and HeatnBond ready?

Pink Piggy Farm is on it’s way too. I made this one up ages ago and haven’t got around to releasing it as a full pattern. It should be ready tomorrow too. xx

This Little Piggy…

went to market and made some new friends. Block #4 of the This Little Piggy BOM will be ready for download this coming Friday.

A big, heartfelt thank you to the lovelies at Thermoweb (the makers of my favourite fusible webbing HeatnBond Lite) for supporting our Piggy Block of the Month. We will be having a new giveaway for Month 4. Stay tuned!

This little black kitty is back on my sewing table. I can’t wait to see where he leads me. Have a lovely week everyone, toni xx

This Little Piggy Month #3

Hey lovely people, block #3 of theĀ Therm O Web “This Little Piggy” BOM is now on the website here. I’ve also uploaded a future schedule of release for your convenience.

Leave a comment telling me what your FAVOURITE MOVIE is to go in the running to win a bundle of Therm O Web products! Ps. the movie does not need to have pigs in it LOL. Congratulations to Christine Mac. who won last month’s giveaway!

I hope you have a fantastic weekend everyone, toni xx