Monday, August 2, 2010

Quilter's Weekend Away

The Weekend at The Hermitage at Mittagong was wonderful. I finished off my Stable Bag, and covered my little carry bag with fabric. I also worked on Alison's baby quilt.

Looking out over the paddocks early in the morning with the sun shining through the trees was just so uplifting. The wind became stronger on Saturday night and Sunday was very cold with a high wind chill. Definately coat and scarf weather.

We will definately have to go back down to Mittagong to do a shop crawl, we didn't have time to check them all out.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

"Significant" Birthday Quilt

When one has a "0" birthday in our quilt group the members usually make a block each for the birthday girl. I had so many collections of blocks I didn't want any more so the girls put some together for me. Isn't it wonderful! I am very lucky to have such friends.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Craft /Quilt Show 2010

I took 3 days Annual Leave to attend the Quilt Show this week. I had a wonderful time learning how to make felted boots. The sample pair are booties which would probably fit a 2 year old! The next pair are for David!
I attended workshops on raw edged applique and felted scarves. I volunteered as a White Glove Lady for the Quilters Guild, for a couple of hours. There were plenty of temptations but I managed to resist most.
Two Craft Forum ladies made contact and it was fun to catch up. I am taking David along today to do a class in Embroidery for Left Handers. He is looking forward to it.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Wedding Reception

The Wedding Reception/Celebration Party went very well. We were really happy with how people moved around and introduced themselves and talked together. The food from Thyme Caterers was amazing. Something for everyone even the people with 'special needs'!Here is the cake.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Old Blocks are New Again

Frances put together a pile of blocks I have had put away since I left Grafton. Each of the blocks is signed by the maker. The top is beautiful, and there are a few left to put on the back.

A Beautiful Gift

I have some wonderful friends in my Quilt Group. Recently Annette gave me a quilt she had made. I admired it for the beautiful floral fabrics and her lovely work.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


David and I were married in a lovely private ceremony at Parramatta Registry on Saturday 17th April 2010. We celebrated after at Barnaby's Restaurant with our attendants Jude and Michael.

Monday, February 8, 2010

What now

My friends at Patchwork group helped me pin the Hungry Catterpillar quilt, and I have bought Perle cotton to quilt in big stitches. The only problem it has been too hot to put it over my knees! I hate this humidity, how did I ever stand it in Grafton!

Thursday last week I came home from work with a scratchy throat that developed into a chest infection. I am taking antibiotics and cough medication. I am so sick of the inside walls of the house, I feel as if I have been imprisoned forever!

Back to work tomorrow, I hope I don't cough too much tonight so I get a good sleep. I will find out if the quote for a redundency package has come through yet. Not good news, I am not ready to retire yet, can't really afford to.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Project Tom

My next project is to get #2 grandson's quilt made. He is too old now for the lovely appliqued clown quilt I was making, now he wants a dragon quilt. I found this panel on a US site and then checked locally and it was the same price. I have bought coordinating fabrics for the borders. I am just going to do borders around the panel, and one pieced border of flying geese.
I need to get this one made before he moves into a double bed!

The Bike

The bike/scooter on its own.

On My Bike!

Since my foot operation in early Decenber I have been mostly confined to the house. I am not a very good candidate for crutches, I had two spectacular falls! The bruises are fading, but my confidence was badly shaken.
My specialist has loaned me this little scooter for the duration and it has been wonderful. I still have to drag myself and the scooter up and down the 3 steps in the house but I am much happier with this arrangement.
Today when we went out I asked D to take a photo of me in action. I nearly go bogged in the long grass though, someone should mow it!

The Hungry Caterpillar

I have completed the top of The Hungry Caterpillar quilt for #2 Grandaughter. I even have enough leftovers (with a bit of patching), to make the back!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Starting Over.

Since it was January last year when I last posted here I aim to make it a more regular update.

Christmas has come and gone with me out-of -sorts again. My toe operation on December 11th meant I was on crutches for Christmas! I have had a wonderful scooter to get me around in the house thank goodness, those crutches are lethal! I go back to work in 10 days with hardly anything to show for six weeks off.
I have been doing some hand piecing of the blocks for the next raffle quilt for our group exhibition. They look lovely but I have found them to be tricky little fellows. The seams aren't very long when they have to be pulled out, and that is a positive!
I will post some photos when I have recharged the camera.