Saturday, February 26, 2011

More sewing....

I have finished another block in the Gardeners Journal quilt - these are the blocks I have done so far. I actually got to join 2 blocks together! Sorry , not a good photo but was taken on my phone which doesn't take good photos indoors. 

I had a sewing day with my mum and friend yesterday. Mum made another block in the Fat quarter shops mystery BOM from a couple of years ago and my friend made a table topper for her dining table. 

I have also sewn the borders on the quilt I made at the retreat last year, so it is ready to go off to the quilters............just waiting for a quote on the cost LOL

More birthday suprises

 Some more gorgeous birthday FQ's from the girls...

I also got a lovely surprise the other day when I went to the PO box...................Naomi had sent me this fantastic sewing caddy she has made. I love it! and the colours are perfect.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I had a birthday this week!

Here is a pic of the gorgeous fabrics I received from a group of crafty friends for my birthday last week!! It was a lot of fun opening all the parcels up before going to work.

In the online group I am in as well we have a birthday group. Instead of swapping fabric we now send in an equivalent amount of money for each persons birthday so when your birthday comes around you get a nice little sum of money to go shopping with! This year I received $200 (wow!!) which I am going to use to get my huge quilt quilted - the one that I made at the retreat last August.
I had to work on my birthday, but the day went well, and in the evening we went out to one of our favourite Italian restaurants for dinner which finished off the day beautifully!

Nothing much else happening here, just the usual routines. 
I have been stitching away on my Gardener's Journal quilt and today I did get some machine sewing in. I sewed the borders on my huge quilt mentioned above. I wanted to mitre the border but didn't have enough fabric so have emailed Kerry at Cottage on the Hill to see if she has some more. I was hoping to get it quilted before I go to Nundle in March but not sure if that will happen now. 
Oh well.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Great bag pattern!

Australian Homespun website has this fantastic bag pattern featured this month as a freebie -  How Charmed  
My very clever friend Khristina has designed this lovely bag - so jump across to download the directions on how to make this easy tote you can whip up over a weekend.