ScrapHappy March 2023

A merry March welcome to our 2 newest members Amo and Alissa. A mighty March organisers Kate & Gun. Contact them if interested in joining our happy scrappy band.

March has seen a lot of progress with my crumb quilting, Which abruptly came to a holt Sunday when my sewing machine (10 year old Brother NS10) stalled, jammed, gave up the gong and I fear is not worth the cost of repairing. During lockdown it behaved in a similar fashion, I dismantled, cleaned, an revived it. Alas no luck this time. It has served me well.

I have a back up a Singer, and most of my brother feet including walking foot. Fit her like a treat. So many more tiny seams have evolved. No final blocks to show. However 2 of my large boxes of scraps are now neat, sewn, ironed and neatened up into one smaller box.

To visit my blogging scrappers check their lunks below. Until next time

Happy Stitching 馃挌 Debbierose

Kate,聽Gun,Eva,聽Sue,Lynda,
Birthe,Turid,Susan,Cathy,聽Tracy,Jan,聽Moira,Sandra,聽Chris,聽Alys,
Claire,聽Jean,聽Jon,Dawn,聽Jule,聽Gwen,
Sunny,Kjerstin,聽Sue L,聽Vera,Edith
Nanette,聽Ann,Dawn 2,Carol,Preeti,
Debbierose,聽N贸ilin,聽Viv,聽Karrin,
Amo聽and聽Alissa

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February only 28 days and still jammed packed

1st up. My little cross stitch is growing. The MOTHS gift, yeah – finished the crosses, next onto the detailing. It’s a great pattern, and I am sure to repeat it on Aida, which is my preferred cross stitch medium. And definitely will never use plastic canvas ever again.

February was a very busy month. My mobile needed replacing, then the fridge 20 years of faithful service finally gave up. Shopping for appliances is not a task I enjoy. Plus a super busy work month.

The weather has been hot/cold/humid/extreme heat/bushfires. So on one of the nicer weekends the MOTH and I ventured to a local plant farm. Rich in floral and succulent beauties. Bonus sculptures dotted in the landscape.

Here’s a lovely Jacobean Lily. We spied outside the plant farm.

February is the season of love 鉂わ笍. We don’t really fall into a valentines day mould. Everyday should be special not just one particular day. However, this Valentine day we took a walk along the water front, grabbed a pizza and laughed lots. The weather radiant, and not too many out and about, making it perfect.

February is the season of love 鉂わ笍. We don’t really fall into a valentines day mould. Everyday should be special not just one particular day. However, this Valentine day we took a walk along the water front, grabbed a pizza and laughed lots. The weather radiant, and not too many out and about, making it perfect.

Well, that’s about for the time being.

Happy Crafting 馃挐馃挅 Debbierose

Scrap Happy February 2023

The past month has beencaxtad more productive than ususal. Also centred around mindless stitching.

My first First scrappy project this month is a repair project. With random rain in summer the umbrella is getting a great workout. However this cherished piece a gift from the MOTH has a wooden handle. Which I heard go “crack” and spied the damage. Ok its approximately 10 years old, served me well and still has loads of life. Packing tape to the rescue. With this gorgeous print I call it my “Pari-sol” LOL

Now to the mindless time consuming scrap boxes. I set my ironing board at chair height and commenced. Watching TV, mindless ironing, then stitching, some trimming. It’s the scrap block time, or crumb quilting. A large tub to catch the mega chain piece.

Next, more clipping, ironing and stitching ax my crumb blocks grow.

Please visit my fellow bloggers. Check out their scrap creations.

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, 
Jill, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera, Edith
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Carol,
Preeti, DebbieroseN贸ilinViv and Karrin

Until next time, Happy Stitching 馃槉 Debbierose

Miss Mable & more …

Oh how I love Christmas. I couldn’t resist this beautiful kit from Fig’n’Berry Creations.

Miss Mabel came pre-printed on linen, with an extra iron on copy for later use.

This project combines my love of Christmas, red work and embroidery in general. This red work uses DMC variegated red 115, to add a little pizzazz. Before commencing I added a light fusible stitchery stabiliser. I’m in my happy place stitching 馃槂

Secret crafts I csn now share as now gifted cushion with spotty dresden EPP-applique

Also gifted crochet beanie and MILs cotton crochet snuggley

Until next time 馃挍 Debbierose

Scrap Happy – January 2023

2023 is going to be a fabulous year. I get to be a great aunty (again) and baby boy 馃懚 projects are my current focus.

Using the left over bamboo from chemo beanies I made last year. I came across this free pattern. Crochet, and I was drawn to the off center wrap, 3 button loops, seamless design. Bonus, it is a quick, easy, project for these hot summer Aussie nights.

It looks wonky at present as I have just started the sleeve and frogged several times as I tweak it to get the right stitch ratio. The pattern doesnot specify a stitch count. The seamless feel is amazing.

Pattern could easily be adapted to adult size. If I am ever that inspired.

Being part of Scrap Happy is inspiring. My fellow scrapsters motivate, create and have a wonderful array of talents. Please visit their blogs via these links.

Until next time

Happy Stitching 馃挋 Debbierose

Kate,聽Gun,Eva,聽Sue,Lynda,
Birthe,Turid,Susan,Cathy,聽Tracy,
Jill,Jan,聽Moira,Sandra,聽Chris,聽Alys,
Claire,聽Jean,聽Jon,Dawn,聽Jule,聽Gwen,
Sunny,Kjerstin,聽Sue L,聽Vera,
Nanette,聽Ann,Dawn 2,Carol,
Preeti,Debbierose,聽N贸ilin聽and聽Viv

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a fabulous 2023.

I missed posting on 1st December. So double first and seveal pics. Another festive start from Fig’n’Berry. Christmas lights are shining bright, pre printed linen. Starting with Christmas Red DMC 498. This is were I should have posted 1 December.

Then moving onto Festive Green DMC 471

Moving onto the gorgeous wool felt and finishing touches. This is when I noticed I missed a tree trunk. So back to RED I go. Then Voila, its ready for finishing. Wondering if a cushion or wall hanging, the choices are endless.

Now the annual first day of year start. This one for my train loving, occasional santa MOTH. I had forgotten how awkward plastic canvas is to work with. Luckily its not a rush job.

Happy New Year 馃挌 Debbierose

ScrapHappy – December 2022

The year is coming to a close and another scrap happy time is here. Now I have lots on the go, and still managed to only devote the past month to festive items.

Amazing the leftovers, I have squirreled away. This time its off cuts of felt, aida from long gone projects, and bits of Christmas fabric, ribbon and DMC from old projects. All coming together into a few hanging ornaments. Most have either arrived, been gifted or still winging their way to???? and a few to be received shortly at a family festive function.

Here’s just a small sample.

I do wish you all a very merry and safe Christmas.

Festive Hugs 馃А Debbierose

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at).

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, 
Jill, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera,
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Carol,
Preeti, DebbieroseN贸ilin and Viv

Scrap Happy ~ November 2022

Not much to report scraps wise as I am focusing on Work and Christmas at the moment.

However with a few scraps from a Christmas KK in progress and fusible EPP clamshells, something else is brewing.

Do check out my fellow scrap happy pals blogs. Links are below. I am sure they will inspire you.

Take care.

馃А Debbierose

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, 
Jill, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera,
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Carol,
Preeti, DebbieroseN贸ilin and Viv

Time for a Change

Well, where do I start. I missed posting last month. Far too busy with all the excitement and hustle of everyday life.

The MOTH celebrated his 65th, so we headed off to Ballarat, 1 hour from home. Spent time at the observatory for international night of the moon, and Kryal Castle, for their medieval festival of jousting and school holiday dragon show. Even had our pics taken dressed up and they photo-shopped dragons in. Here I am, resplendent in my Queenly attire trying not to laugh, and depict a regal stance.

Along the way, we scored some lovely buttery and crisp almond croissants. Bumped into a girl I worked with years ago and enjoyed the very brief sunshine we have had of late. Partially walked off the calories in the Botanical gardens before sundown.

We are experiencing an unusually damp Spring courtesy of La Nina, with floods reeking havoc across our states.

On top of it all, one of my colleagues retired. We both work part time Mon-Wed being our regular shifts. Her role was moved to FT as we had hours unallocated. I applied and now at my tender age, back full time and in a slightly different role. So, lots of brain synapses firing and I am enjoying it thoroughly.

On the crafting side. Well, it’s all Christmas related so unable to show until gifted, but rest assured its fine, time consuming, and love has gone into every tiny stitch.

That’s all for now folks.

Happy Stitching 鈽 Debbierose

Scrap Happy – October

Wow, another month has past. Too quickly. I was thinking I had not achieved anything scrappy, then realised my EPP & applique is scrappy and the backing is from an old Damask doona cover.

#1 in need of a good iron
#2 in progress

Scrap Happy is the brain child of Kate and Gun, if you wish to join their links are below, just send them a message.

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are still worth looking at). This is an updated list, so ScrapHappy members, please check it against the one you post. KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, 
Jill, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera,
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Carol,
Preeti, DebbieroseN贸ilin and Viv

Happy Stitching 馃挌 Debbierose

a spotty one in progress, which is going to be a gift swap cushion on linen