Blogging Malarkey

Pink Apron

Op-shopped this fab pink apron today. (Is it me or are aprons becoming like hen's teeth?) It has some nice ric-rac and braid trim.

Check Tablecloth

And a nice green and pink tablecloth in fantastic condition. Both from the Salvos, my friends.

Washing Day

A recent arrival from Hancock's. Très cheap too! Maybe a peg bag or peg apron?

And the best chocolate biscuits; definitely my biscuit of the week! Pictured is the dark chocolate and extra dark chocolate. A biscuit with a slab of chocolate on top. Need I say more!

My birthday month is well and truly over so maybe the present giving (from me to me!) should draw to a close.

Cinti at My Poppet is proposing a stash clearance sale so go make a suggestion and she might pick you for a big giveaway.

Just noticed this is my 103rd post. Crikey! I haven't stuck at anything for this long that didn't involve payment! Significant only because I've kept with the blogging malarkey. The frequency and quality of the posts is questionable so I felt prouder of the first year anniversary and not too fussed about missing the 100th post.

Woogey Quilt

This quilt happened to be on the line with the rest of the washing today. I made it about 15 years ago; mistakenly quilted with big stitches using quilting thread (should have used something like purl cotton); flannel with wool batting; washed to death, frayed seams, and some fabric has fallen apart. But still it is warm and cosy and known as the Woogey.


sarah bean said...

LOVE the hancocks fabric! PERFECT for a peg apron :D
Woogey :) sweet :)

Stomper Girl said...

Happy 103rd bog post, and congratulations for making it this far!

Jodie said...

Congrats on the anniversary and I just love the Woogey. I mean isn't that why we do all this, to make something that will be loved? and used? surely thats it.

Stacey said...

I love that Hancocks fabric. Really, really love it.
Also those biscuits. They are right up my biscuity street - dark chocolate on a biscuit base - could they be more perfect??
Please, please - where do they come from?

flamehair said...

Isn't it funny how some of the things that we put together as a learning experience tend to hang around the longest? I made a quilt for my daughter like that and she loves it to death (in fact she won't sleep without it.)

Jenny said...

Happy 103rd post to you. Love your op shop finds and that Woogey quilt is gorgeous:)

Bird Bath said...

Congratulations on reaching 103!so many lovelies in one post - aprons, fabric, quilts, chocies all these are on my favourite things should visit the chocolate bean if you love choc(I've added a link now)

Claire F said...

Oh I do love that pink apron. I've noticed a distinct lack of linen all round at my oppy - hope it picks up soon!

Kris said...

Cool Woogey! I have a similar flannel quilt with some of the same fabrics. It must be a similar age because it's in the same condition! But we love it. And use it. And wash it.

Happy 103!

Jelly Wares said...

Great op-shop finds although I must agree with you that aprons are becdoming as scarse as hens teeth these days I haven't been able to find a good one for a while.
I bought that washday fabric from hancocks about a month ago, it's just divine. Can't wait to see what you sew up with yours..

Jodie :)

Tamara said...

103 posts! Congratulations.
Those well loved quilts are the best.

Renee said...

Just found your blog, another lovely blog from an Aussie! Love your aprons and things, yes they are becoming scarce around here... Lovely blog, congrats on 103rd post! x

Randi said...

Love the aprons and the fabric! Perfect!



Are those biscuits aka: cookies part of the giveaway?

Warm regards,


Anonymous said...

oh what lovely op shop finds you have!! I love the Washday fabric too I had some arrive just this week as well but only a tiny piece compared to yours!!!

Victoria said...

My goodness I LOVE that quilt!! And that it's still going.
Congrats on the 100 mark.

Sam said...

I have to say that I think the Woogey looks great - I love the loved look! and those biscuits are some of my fav's too - on sale at Coles last week (just in case you needed to stock up!!)