Slice of life

Prep work takes time. Inspired by the scrap quilts of my talented local stitchery friends and blog buddies. Also desire to create my own small stash of slices. Ready to do whatever. A dear friend has a go cutter, using the 2.5 in strip die, WOF. I have been busily slicing my stash. A lot of Christmassy themed fabric which I can do what ever, whenever. Perhaps cross cut into 2.5 inch squares or I do have another idea I am keeping close to my heart. However a few other WIPs desperately needed finishing first, before I start another project. Otherwise the MOTH will have a conniption – LOL

Happy Stitching 💜 Debbierose

Combi Wombi

Lego Happy Dance – my Combi is finally complete. I have loved every moment of this project and pondering on another kit. I wonder what it will be the Aston Martin DB5? Yes I am a Bond fan. I love the moment Q introduced James to the DB5 in Goldfinger. Sean Connnery the ultimate Bond in my eye and mind, may he RIP

Until next time 💚 Debbierose

Hey Babe, want a ride
I called Shot Gun, Krum I’m driving

Renovation update …

The MOTH and I have been slowly, at a snails pace renovating. The last item lovely big new front and rear windows. This week the new roller blinds were installed. Only hitch the pelmets have not arrived – oh well, we don’t make our final payment until they are installed. So no biggies at the moment.

The windows when brought into the house too up the entire lounge as they had to be installed from the inside. Ignore our gawdy wall paper that hopefully will be gone by the end of the year. Dust and dirt everywhere for this installation. It took 6 somewhat burly men, to lift these monster double glazed windows. I love the new wind out windows, a huge improvement on the old lift up and strain yourself windows.

Until next time 💙 Debbierose

Almost flat out….

As I approach the 100 mark – 100 gumballs not years old ^^ LOL

I took some play time, and spread several on the bed, all need blocking as not perfectly flat and even. I made sure I had a white background to make it pop. Here a few snaps of the colours and how vibrant this project is. Obviously once sewn together I will add a border. Deciding if I want another round or two of the rainbow from the center, or just the cream and a row of scallops? Suggestions always welcome.

Happy Crafting 💚 Debbierose

You have Mail…

Even better, Happy Mail. A recent and rare online purchase as I am a tactile person, online shopping does not thrill me. Anyway this lovely Applique Bag Pattern and a few lacey zippers had to be mine. I enjoy English Paper Piecing and will share my progress once a few other WIP’s are finished.

Happy Stitching 💋 Debbierose

Shopping with MIL

After the events of the past week, a little retail therapy beckoned. MIL needed a new dressing gown, and we ended up adding a new matching wallet & cross over bag for her.

Not to be left out a lovely Red Cross Over called to me from across the store… “Debbierose, Debbierose I’m over here”

How could this confirmed bag lady not provide a safe home for this darling bag.

Cheers to all 💋 Debbierose

Blossom Bag

The MOTH – How many bags do you need?

Me – “seriously” with a quizzical look being my response. Followed by it didn’t cost me anything ……. it was all from my stash ^^

The MOTH – shakes his head and wanders off to his computer.

Does this conversation only occur in our home? LOL & ^^ Anyway this series of fabric button’s and matching handles finally evolved into my blossom bag. With a little help from a friend the design organically evolved.

Reminds me of a Mary Poppins Carpet Bag. Especially with the junk I tote around. Love the acrylic coated fabric handles & buttons.

Happy Stitching 💋 Debbierose


A friend who is super experienced fitting zips, gave me a little zippy bag lesson recently. Using some “bag print” fabric, my first foray into zippy bags has begun. A few travel bags for my make-up, brush, and other bits and pieces. My hairbrush, mane taming rake. Little did I know how quickly they would be tossed into our overnight bag.

We received a call at noon last Wednesday, rally the family at the Nursing home. My MOTH, MIL & two Brothers said their last goodbye to this Dad. FIL’s passing, while on the cards, also a little unexpected, as he was only placed in the Nursing home a few weeks prior, as MIL being 86 herself and unwell needed help.

The next chapter of the circle of life begins.

Take care & Happy Stitching 💋 Debbierose