Welcome to Shiralee Stitches. I live on a cattle farm in Australia with my family.
I am passionate about all things fabric so much so I started my own online and mobile store. Link is on the sidebar to my store. I teach patchwork classes and take my shop to quilting and patchwork groups and also attend various craft markets.
I love English Paper Piecing, applique, machine quilting, working with woven wools. I have started making my own designs which I love.

Monday 7 January 2013

First Project Finished for 2013....woohoo...

Wow, only early in the year and I have finished something, yes FINISHED!!!!.....This is only due to the inspiration and driving force of my fellow stitchers of Chookyblues Stitch-a-long which I am happy to be a part of again this year.
During the month of January our task was to make a little thread catcher from Natalie Birds book Red Home.......here are mine, I made 2....too cute!!!!
The house fabric is a fat qtr I picked up whilst on holiday in Tasmania as a souvenir, so to speak, as it reminded me of the countryside there, so I am happy to have made it into something I will use in my sewing space all the time.........
Now I plan to have a little snooze from bloggyland as I spend some quality time with the family before work looms again.......we plan some beach visits, some serious shopping (for the 16yr old daughter!!!), and time with friends having BBQS etc.........not sure if too much sewing will be achieved during this time,  so you had better keep the needles busy for me!!!!.....I am sure that there are lots of my bloggy sewing buddies out there always set ready to help out when asked to sew!!!.....lol......
I hope you are all enjoying the fresh start of a new year and keeping to those New Years Resolutions!!