Friday, December 16, 2011

Matt's Quilt

When in Cobar on the October long weekend, I saw a kit for this quilt and decided that I would make it for Matt for Christmas.  I think the heat was affecting my brain.

Still, when Ian and Matt went away for 2 weeks in November, I got stuck into it.

Then I had quilters block (is there such a thing?).  How do I quilt it.

I like to read Chris H's blog, and she posted a picture of her son's room, complete with a quilt that she made.  Chris quilted the quilt with wavy lines and it inspired me to action.

The finished quilt is ready for our family christmas party on Sunday

Thanks Chris.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Weekend fun

Look what I did this weekend.  Ian went on a boys weekend, so I was able to get in and peice this quilt, quilt it and get half of the binding done. 

I am taking it to a retreat this weekend.

I will post better pictures when the weather brightens up and I finish it.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mariners Compass

I did a class in January, foundation piecing with Chris Jurd.  I had this almost finished in the class, and only had to add the background at home.  I made it into a compass, as it is hanging in the living area of the hangar, so seemed appropriate.

I am busy doing hexagons now, I hope to have a table runner finished over the weekend


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Close up

Here is a close up as requested.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Quilt finish

I have been working on this for 15 months on a Wed night when Ian was not home, as a surprise for his 50th Birthday.  It has photos on it.

It is great to finally have a finished quilt on my bed.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

hexagon madness

Hi all,

I went to a Sue Daley class on the weekend.  Learnt english paper piecing.  I chose This Goes With That, which is a series of 21/2 inch hexagons, made up of many different shapes.  We learnt to fussy cut, to make many different designs.  I won't look at fabric the same way again.

I have lost my camera, but have many good photos for you when I find it.

I have started to piece my red plates embroderies together and it looks really good.

I hope to fly to Melbourne for the weekend, if the vocanic ash clears, if not we will have to drive.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Clean sewing room

Hi everyone,

Have had a great weekend.  I was able to spend sometime in the sewing room and have given it a good tidy up.  All my fabric is now in some sort of order, and I should be able to see what I have more easily now.

I was able to make a block for a swap, a cover for my new kindle, and make some progress on a secret quilt.   Also some applique too.

I am in for a busy week, as I am speaking to a Rotary club on Monday night about Can Assist and have Cooper for the day on Tuesday, watching Ellie's choir and then stitching class on Wednesday and Thursday a few business meetings.  It is a long weekend next weekend and we going to friend's place in Goulburn.

I will try to come back later this week with some photos.



Monday, May 30, 2011

Birthday Surprise

Hi All
  It was my birthday on the 28th May, and the kids organised a lunch at a local club.  My son offered to drive us ( he lives with us) and we set out.
When we arrived DS said his sister was in the back room.
Well, she was, with a bunch of other friends, all gathered for a surprise celebration of my husband & my 25th wedding anniversary, which was on the 24th May.
What a surprise, we had no idea.  We have never made a huge fuss of our anniversary with the kids, celebrating it quietly ourselves.  The kids all wished us happy anniversary on the day, and while I thought that they may have acknowledged that it was a milestone, I wasn't upset as we never made it a big deal.
I never thought that they would book a room., invite heaps of friends and actually recreate our wedding cake, a three tier pavolva.
Needless to say I am proud of all of them, and we had such a good time.

I had allowed for lunch in WW programme, but the array of drinks and chocolates and pavolva totally blew that.

Back on the programme today, all is not lost.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hi Again

Hi All,

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, just blogland.

I have joined up with a 12" block swap and am loving it.  Not only do you get to create new patterns, but you get surprises in the mail.

I also joined a pass the parcel quilt group which is so much fun too.

We are back from a flying trip around the west of NSW, including a visit to Dubbo Zoo, which was great.

Hope to most more frequently than in the last months.

I have joined Weight Watchers and am determinded to lose 15kg by Christmas.  My flying suit is getting a  little snug.

All for now