About Me

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
I have been stitching forever it seems and now do this just for pleasure,My DH and I are retired so I have lots of time for my hobbies--sewing Gardening and walking my dog. Have 4 grand-kids aged from 18 to 11 One lives in Australia and the others are very close to where we live. Hope to contribute more thru this blog. Kiwi Jan New Zealand

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Fudge and I have been busy again--using up scraps from the bag below-- This could be used as a small purse or glass -case or whatever takes ones fancy--rather like this myself but it does go with the bag for????  Kiwi Jan

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Fudge and Kiwi Jan have been busy again making Christmas gifts  Love this bag not saying who its for --she may just check my blog --
I machine quilted the bag with a pink n silver sparkly thread and then lightly beaded it--
I love it so if the recipent does not like it goodie it will be mine--- some chance LOL
Kiwi Jan

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Today Fudge and I finished some Christmas themed Artist Trading cards --here are a few of them

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Have just made the BOM for my Quilt Clubs Christmas meeting  this Thursday -- rather like this block--wonder if I will win them --they get raffled at the meeting between the makers can see a nice table topper here or place mats--Might even just make one for me and turn it into a table runner
Kiwi Jan

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Challenge

Kia-ora, Today Sunday 22nd Fudge and  I made the apron for our Christmas challenge.The rules were it has to be able to be worn and must use Christmas fabric -- I used the same pattern as the BBQ ones I made the other day but fussy cut and did a little applique on this one-- Just enough to make it pretty--I hope.
Kiwi Jan

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Kia-ora, Today I spent time with Fudge--my Janome machine and
with my serger--- and made this BBQ apron --Its a Christmas gift for-----!!
Have enough fabric left to make a second one but wont use the NZ fabric as trim.
Will use something different.

I also have a ladies apron to make for the Christmas challenge at my Quilting club--Pinestream Quilters --we have to make a apron that can be worn and use Christmas fabric. Wont put up a picture of that until after our meeting next week tho.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kia-ora One of the pictures below is a Journal cover I made for my oldest granddaughter she noticed one that had been made for me and asked me could I make her one-- so this is it. She picked the fabric and its a hand dye by my friend Irene from Melbourne Florida.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

So just one picture loaded will try again

Kia-ora Well I sure need to sort out how to load photos better then the first ones.
Here are a couple of Artist Trading Cards I have made.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Kia-ora and welcome to my blog-- a little about Kiwi Jan and Fudge I am a retired homemaker married to Tom. I have two grown kids and four grand kids the lights of my life and a Blue Roan Cocker Spaniel called Blaze.
My hobbies are gardening with Blaze right beside me --and stitching- stitching and for a change more stitching--- this is where Fudge comes in. Fudge is my trusty Janome sewing machine --why call her Fudge well have you ever Fudged something---!!!
I am a quilter both hand and machine with Applique as my favourite technique.
I have completed a 'Baltimore Quilt' and also a 'Dear Jane' plus many others.Most of which have been given to family and friends.
I am a maker of bags--- don't ask how many I have made will you!!!
I also love making Artist trading cards and postcards which I trade around New Zealand and Australia thru a small Yahoo group that I own and thru a couple of other groups around the world.
What fun it is to receive postcards from way over the other side of the world.
I hope to show some of my work and tell a little about New Zealand.
Nuff for now