22 June, 2019

Friday Night Sew-In

 I've finished all the applique on my "Happy Stitcher" hanging. 
Last night I started the embroidery part. I have come to the conclusion 
that I'm really not a needle turn appliquer (not sure how to spell that). 
The fiddly little pieces nearly drove me mad! LOL! But I'm glad I persevered.
Thanks to Wendy for hosting us last night.
You can see what the others got up to here.

08 June, 2019

Friday Night With Friends And A Netball Injury!

 I started putting the rows together of a new baby quilt. 
I used a charm pack of Bonnie and Camille's "Scrumptious" 
and other B&C fabrics. I had just enough different ones that I did 
not have to double up on any of them.
 When I laid the rows out to take a photo, I saw my mistake. 
I forgot to turn the triangles around. Lucky I only did two rows 
like this so not much unpicking to be done.
 Then I worked on the applique of the third block 
of my "Happy Stitcher" hanging.
Making progress. 
I'm doing all the applique first and then I'll do the stitching part.
 Thank you to Chez for hosting us last night. 
You can see what others got up to here.
Wednesday night I got a phone call from Austin. "Nelson's broken his nose"! 
Then the photo came. Mitchell, Austin, Nelson, Paris and Steph have been 
playing netball this year. Austin finished a few weeks ago 
when he popped his good shoulder. Now Nelson!
 So off to the Austin Hospital.
 I met them at the hospital. For the first time ever, 
we walked into an empty waiting room in emergency. 
Mitchell, Steph and Laura stayed in the waiting room. Poor Laura. 
It was her elbow that got Nelson. She was so upset.
The doctors were more worried about blood clots but all was good. 
They don't think it's broken although there may be a slight fracture 
which will heal itself. His nose looks quite crooked but it appears to 
be the swelling on the side he took the main hit. 
As the swelling is going down, it doesn't look as crooked.
Today the bruising is starting to come out. 

And I thought netball was a non-contact sport! 
Think they should just stick to football!
Never a dull moment at MacDonald's Patch!

01 June, 2019

OPAM for May

 One finish for May. My "House Rules" stitchery by Leanne Knell.
Thanks to Kris for keeping us inspired.
Noel and Nelson arrived home from Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. 
They had the most amazing time. Once we get the photos sorted, I'll do a post 
about their adventure. Here they are at the end of the Kokoda Trail having 
arrived in the Kokoda Village after eight days of trekking.

26 May, 2019

Friday Night Sew-In On A Saturday!

I wasn't able to join in on Friday night so I stitched with the girls in the 
Northern Hemisphere on Saturday. The Chit Chat Crafters 
came to my place and we had a lovely day of stitching and friendship. 
So I stitched along with two groups of friends!
 I finished the applique on the first block I had already started on
my "The Happy Stitcher" hanging.
 Block 2 is now ready for the stitchery part too.
Thank you to Wendy of Sugarlane Designs for hosting us.
You can see what others stitched here.

25 May, 2019

Catching Up!

 I finished my "House Rules" stitchery a few weeks ago but only 
just got around to framing it. But I'm going to have to take it out as 
the fold line is still showing. Hopefully, I can get rid of it. 
The pattern is by by Leanne Knell of Petals and Patches.
 This is the prize pack I won from Toni Alexander at the
 Red Boots Gang a little while ago.
 For Mother's Day, Mitchell got me this book (he made have had 
a little help!) by Toni. There are so many lovely things in it.
 I have started a new hand project, "The Happy Stitcher". 
I bought the kit at the recent AQC.
I've also started preparing for a new baby quilt.
Last Saturday, Noel and Nelson headed off on the trip of a life time. 
They are walking the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. 
The trek is 96km of rugged terrain and they finish the trek on Monday. 
We don't have any contact with them but the tour company has been putting
 daily reports on facebook. They seem to be going well 
but I'm looking forward to them getting home and telling us all about it.

Well, that's a bit of a catch up here at MacDonald's Patch. 
Hopefully, I'll have some great photos of Noel and Nelson's 
Kokoda trip to share with you.