31 December, 2019

Final OPAM For 2019

I have finished off the year with nine finishes for December.
 Five shopping bags.
 Twas the night before Christmas at the MacDonald's.
 Three aprons.
Thank you to Kris at Tag Along Teddies for keeping us inspired.

25 December, 2019

Merry Christmas!

Flash back - Christmas 2008!
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas
from all of us here at MacDonald's Patch.

23 December, 2019


 Three aprons I have made using tea towels. 
The parts I cut from the arm areas were joined together to make pockets. 
Two will be gifted and a new apron for me!
The last finishes for 2019 for me.
Thought I would share the lovely decoration that Maria made for me.
It is now hanging on my Blogging Friends Christmas Tree.
Thank you Maria. In the background you can see part
of my elves hanging that Maria made for me a few years ago.
It has 3 elves with the initials of "M', "A" and "N"
for Mitchell, Austin and Nelson!

20 December, 2019

A Forgotten Project

I went into my sewing room to look for something and found this stitchery. 
I'd forgotten I even stitched it. I didn't quite get it finished for last Christmas.
The stitching was finished on 5th January and put  away ready for framing. 
Luckily I had this frame so I got to work. I'm sure I had the frame in January 
so there really was no excuse for not finishing it off!

12 December, 2019

Shopping Bags!

Here are five shopping bags I have made for gifts. 
It took me over 2 hours going through my stash deciding 
which fabrics to use. I kept changing my mind!
Does anyone else have this problem?
 All rolled up ready to pop into your handbag.

07 December, 2019

Friday Night With Friends

It was the last Friday Night With Friends for 2019. 
As we went out for dinner last night, I joined the ladies in the 
Northern Hemisphere today. I managed to put together a shopping bag that 
folds up to go in your handbag. I have five to make but things got in the 
way today and only one was made. The others are all cut out ready to go.
Thank you to Chez for hosting us this year. 
You can see what others got up to here.

01 December, 2019

OPAM for November

 I finally have some finishes for November. 
Four decorations ready for gifts.
 Three Santa sacks.
Thanks to Kris at Tag Along Teddies for keeping us inspired.

27 November, 2019

Santa Sacks For 2019

After making eight Santa sacks last Christmas, 
three new ones were needed for this year. 
One for Billie, my great niece who was born in August. 
Ruby and Evie are the two little girls who live next door to Mum. 
Mum has become a bit of a substitute grandmother to the girls 
as one of their grandmothers lives in Queensland. 
I asked Mum if she would like me to make the girls one 
and she was happy for me to do that.

16 November, 2019

Friday Night Sew-In

It's that time of the year again and I needed to make 
some more decorations to give as gifts. 
I made four of these cute wood and felt ones last night.
Thank you to Wendy for hosting us last night.
You can see what others got up to here.
I'm now heading to my favourite chair to spend a lazy Saturday 
stitching and watching Christmas movies on Netflix. First up 
I'll stitch the girl's names onto the fabrics for their Santa sacks. 
Then I'm going to work on my Lillian Elizabeth's Kitchen

02 November, 2019

Friday Night With Friends

I stitched the labels for the three Santa sacks. 
Now to stitch them to the fabric and put the sacks together.
Also did a bit of chain stitching on block 6 of 
Jenny's Phyllis May's Kitchen. It's nearly two weeks since 
I last touched this so it's certainly going to be a long term project!
Thank you to the lovely Chez for hosting us.
You can see what others got up to here.

31 October, 2019

OPAM for October

No finishes for me this month. 
But I did go shopping this morning for some Christmas fabrics. 
I need to make three more Santa Sacks. One for our great niece Billie 
who was born in August. The other two will be for the little girls 
who live next door to Mum. Mum has become their substitute 
grandmother as their grandmother lives in Queensland.
Thanks to Kris for trying to keep me inspired. 
One day I'm sure my mojo will come back!

28 October, 2019

Five Days Of Celebrations!

 Austin and Nelson's birthdays are two days apart.
Birthday celebrations started last Tuesday for
Nelson's 19th birthday. Ice cream cake #1.
Austin turned 21 on Thursday. 
We had a joint birthday dinner on Wednesday for both boys 
when Nana and Austin's girlfriend, 
Paris and her family came. Ice cream cake #2. 
Thursday night we just normal dinner 
(Austin's choice of tuna mornay!).
 Saturday was party night with friends.
 Austin and the beautiful Paris.
Sunday we had a family lunch with the relatives at the local RSL. 
The lunch was mainly for Austin's 21st but he insisted 
Nelson's name was on the cake too. 
I got into trouble at Austin's 18th for not putting 
Nelson's name on the cake! The lady at the cake shop suggested a 
chocolate disc for adding Nelson's name. 
I thought that was a great idea.
 The boys had a couple of helpers to blow the candles out.
 Nelson still has his Grand Final premiers smile!
 Five days of celebrating are now over!

20 October, 2019

Friday Night Sew-In for October

I worked on block 6 of Jenny's Phyllis May's Kitchen
For some reason I had trouble stitching "yummy bakes". 
I think for every two or three stitches, I unpicked one. 
I had either missed a thread or the stitch was crooked. 
Maybe I should have just put it away.
But I got the wording finished in the end!
Thanks to Wendy for hosting us last night.
You can see what the others got up to here.

05 October, 2019

Friday Night With Friends

Last night I continued working on my Lillian Elizabeth's Kitchen
(Jenny's Phyllis May's Kitchen). Block 3 is now finished.
 Then I made a start on Block 5.
I'm loving how this is coming along.
Thanks to Chez for hosting us for FNWF.
You can see what other's got up to here.

01 October, 2019

Still Smiling, A Weekend Away and OPAM

 The Grand Final celebrations keep going. 
Nelson and the lovely Jameson off to the 
Eltham Football Club Presentation Night. 
That winning smile still hasn't left his face!
Noel and I headed up to Beechworth in country Victoria 
for a few days and stayed with his brother and wife. 
We had perfect weather the whole time 
(apparently it poured and was cold in Melbourne on Friday!). 
Saturday we went to our niece's cafe for some scones. 
Best scones in town! See those lovely tea cups? 
They used to belong to my mother-in-law. 
It's always nicer to have tea in proper tea cups.
This is Betsy (and Bella at the back). 
Look at those big beautiful eyes.
Beverley and Ian have this beautiful wood fired stove. 
I made a couple of quiches. This was the first time 
I have ever cooked in one of these. 
Makes you realised how hard it was in the 
old days keeping the temperature constant.
Managed to get a little stitching done too. 
This is block 3 of Jenny's Phyllis May's Kitchen.
 Block 4 that I finished last week.
 Now for September OPAM. 
One finish with Billie's baby quilt.
Thanks to Kris at Tag Along Teddies for keeping us inspired.