Monday, August 23, 2010

At last!!

I have finally finished the first block - well almost!! I have just realised that I forgot to sew the top row of rectangles on LOL
Full credit for getting this block done goes to Chooky for cutting out my fabric for me - champion!!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Guest Feature

This post is to show you all how talented my Aunty is!
Aunty Beryl lives in England (and France at times) and comes to visit us in Australia regularly. According to her husband everytime she comes to visit us here she goes home hooked on a new craft! There has been cross stitch, cardmaking, jewellry making and last time she was here she picked out a pattern and some fabric for a couple of projects. And if you are reading this Uncle Bruce, we didn't encourage her one bit!!!

So here are the 2 things she has finished - a sewing machine cover and a necklace holder - aren't they lovely!
. what projects can we start her on when she comes to visit in October??? HAHA

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Weekend with Fabric!

Last weekend I headed off in the car for a 6 hour trip to Nundle, NSW for a weekend retreat put on by Kerry at Cottage on the Hill

Food ( and wine!) were big features of the weekend as well as fabric LOL

It was great to catch up again with Chookyblue, Cardygirl and Lea, and meet some lovely new friends.

This is what we woke up to both mornings - a heavy frost making a white picture.

 Here is the set up in the shop, all hard at work!!

Some stitched into the night to try to catch up on all that piecing!
(oops - another bottle of wine!)

New stitching buddies helping each other out!

Some of the finished quilts - all just beautiful

 And here is my quilt! I love it! the fabric is Park Avenue by Moda. It is huge and it still has to have 2 borders!
 I took this pic on Monday at home on the washing line...........

This is the view from our cabin after the frost had melted on the last morning - so peaceful.