On The Twelfth Day Of Christmas

On The Twelfth Day Of Christmas

Santa brought to me... Twelve jolly red buttons Eleven garden flowers Ten Aurifil threads Nine juicy cherries Eight Sis Boom fabrics Seven festive stars Six fruit mince tarts Five assorted doilies Four leaping reindeers Three cute Christmas cards Two happy vintage swap cards and a partridge on a gold tree! Wishing you all a very merry Merry Christmas, happy festive times and lots of seasons greetings!  For more Blue Mountain Daisy Christmas fun follow these links: A Christmas Adventure  - a modern fairytale. Santa's Reindeers  - can you name them all?  I'll be back in the New Year for an action packed, crafty 2014! See you then :)

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Cucumber Collins

Cucumber Collins

Recently my blog friends Shay and Marg started Cocktail Wednesdays. Each week they celebrate the middle of the week by picking a different cocktail for review. As the weeks have gone by they seem to be getting more and more adventurous and are trying some very unusual drinks, one even included coffee and bacon, yerrk!!  A Cucumber Collins might be a bit tame for these fearless adventurers but they're being polite enough to try it when I told them it was one of my favourite cocktails.  Cucumber Collins' are more of a summer drink, so for those of you who are knee deep in snow you may want to bookmark this to try when the weather warms up.  Ingredients: 1/4 cup Cucumber 1 tsp Lime Coriander/Cilantro.  (Some recipes say mint instead of coriander but I think coriander has a lovely floral, aromatic flavour)   Soda Water  2 Ounces of Gin   Ice Cubes   2 teaspoons of Sugar In a cocktail shaker, Muddle the Cucumber, Coriander and Sugar A

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OH MY GOLLY!!!

OH MY GOLLY!!!

I recently entered my Double Denim Wedding Ring quilt in the NYC Metro Mod Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge. And I've just found out  Darlene Zimmerman  chose my quilt as her Judge's Choice Winner.   Oh My Golly Gumboots, I nearly fell off my chair!!  This is such an honour!!!!! I think I'm actually a bit speechless. I'll just keep pinching myself to make sure it's not a dream. In the meantime pop over to the  NYC Metro Mod Blog  to see all the amazing winning quilts.  

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The little lady's new name.

The little lady's new name.

So that's Giveaway Day (week) over . An enormous thank you to all who entered and welcome to all the new followers. Everyone came up with the most brilliant names for the little lady. It was wonderful to hear all the Hawiian names and their meanings. Some of you made up fun names like Dailue, a mix of Blue and Daisy. Lots of pretty flowers names. There were lovely more common names like Susie, Phoebe that were just as perfect.  The most popular suggestions seemed to be the lovely name Lelani and ones that included Hula So using those Miss pretty face's new name is: Lelani Hula Lula!! It's making her smile! Okay - the part you've all been waiting for .. The winners are: Diana @ Red Delicious - The Low Volume bundle Peaches 1003 - A Tula Pink Bundle and because I had so many wonderful comments I decided to add another bundle of Tula Pink fabrics , so the lucky 3rd winner is: Leanne of Daisy&Jack.  I've sent emai

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Hexies, Labels and a Parrot..

Hexies, Labels and a Parrot..

Gosh!! I'm so blown away by the wonderful response for my Sew Mama Sew Giveaway!! It's still open until Saturday 14th Dec 5pm Aussie Time so if you've still got time to join the fun in my previous post. It's been so fun reading through all the comments and lots of great suggestions for the little lady's name. A huge welcome to the new followers of Blue Mountain Daisy. I hope you enjoy visiting.  Besides entering giveaways I've been sewing hexagons. Pat Sloan is making a birthday quilt and has requested blocks to include red and aqua. I know she admired my Sis Boom hexy blocks in the past so I thought I'd go for a similar style. When it came to the background I couldn't decide which red fabric to use so I went for a combo, and it's sewn off center so as not to be too predictable. The blocks can be any size so I've left a lot of fabric around the edges that can be trimmed to what ever size is needed in it's placement in the quilt.

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It's Give Away Day!!

It's Give Away Day!!

Yippee Yay!! Hip hip Hooray!! It's Sew Mama Sew GiveAway Day!! I've got two bundles for 2 lucky winners.  First up is a super stack of Tula Pink fabrics.  It includes 20 fabrics from different ranges such as Hushabye, Prince Charming, Salt Water.  If you love Tula's fabrics you'll want to win this to top up your stash, and if you don't know her wonderful designs then having this stack would be a fun journey of discovery.  The 2nd bundle is a collection of Low Volume fabrics. There's a bit of everything - spots, cute novelty fabrics, dreamy creams, classic black and white and some ever popular text fabrics. Sew it all together for a quick Low Volume quilt or mix and match with your brights to make a bright and white delight!  You have two chances to win one of these bundles. 1) Leave a comment letting me know what you would call this Little Lady. She came to live at my house a few weeks ago and I still haven't thought

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Bits and Pieces...

Bits and Pieces...

Thank you so much to everyone for the most wonderful comments about my Pockets Full of Posies quilt!! It's amazing to get such encouraging and positive feedback. Pockets Full of Posies was the most popular name but I'll include Denim Garden on the label as well.  I've been going through a bit of a sewing lull since finishing that quilt. I decided to give my sewing room a thorough tidying. This entailed getting out all my UFOs and WIPs. Oh my golly gumboots - I have 11 quilt tops that need quilting and about the same number of half finished tops and projects that are waiting for my attention. It's left me feeling a bit overwhelmed so while I'm catching my breath and figuring out a plan of action to tackle the backlog I'll share some other bits and pieces with you... I received this gorgeous card from a good friend. What a clever use of dried flowers. How pretty are the dainty earrings. From dried petals to the real thing - These are my favour

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