Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Busy busy busy :o)

It’s been a whirlwind since last I chatted to you … feels like I haven’t stopped!!! I’ve been out just about everyday and I’m so behind with my blog-reading … and I do like to see what everyone has been up to. Please forgive my lack of comments on your blogs lately … hopefully I can catch up on some blog-hopping in the next couple of days :o).

So.. what have I been up to??? Well this is the condensed version ;o)…

Remember I went to the Qld Quilters Picnic at Gatton last week ….

the pic in the middle above is of the ‘world’s biggest hexagon quilt”. It’s over 100m long, the part in the photo is about a third of it!!! It was a real treat to see it :o).

Here’s what I bought … such delish fabrics!!!May 2010 137 And there were some precuts on sale that I simply couldn’t resist ……

and this simply gawjus “Antique Roses” Lecien jelly roll…..

Such pretty colours :o)!!

Speaking of pretty colours … I did a dying workshop yesterday. That’s dying fabric of course, not the other sort of dying LOL. Here’s what I did …

And here’s a little pouch I made from another piece. May 2010 235 It was loads of fun and I just might have to do another workshop soon :o).

Last Sunday we decided to walk over the new Gateway Bridge, it opens soon here in Brisbane. There were thousands of people there doing the same thing …

It was a 3.2km (just over 2 miles) walk from one side to the other and back. We were ready for a coffee and some lunch by the time we’d finished the walk so we went to the museum of modern art and grabbed a bite there before seeing the Ron Mueck display …

May 2010 180

Go here if you’d like to see more. Honestly … if you get a chance to see this man’s incredible sculptures DO IT, they are just fabulous!!

I’ve hardly had a chance to do any stitching lately … so maybe it’s time to hop off the ‘puter and do some now ;o)!!!

Hope you’re all having a t’riffic week!!!

19 comments:

Cheryl said...

You've been a busy girl! I always look at the piccys first and I wondered 'what's Joy doin' with a pic of a half naked lady???' Then I read it! ha ha, teach me to browse like a big kid! Joy, that hexy quilt is amazing, what a treat for you to see it for real.
Have fun catching up with your blogs n stitches..
love Cheryl xx

Jessica said...

Where did you do the dying workshop? I love your fabrics!

Sandi Butler said...

You picked up some lovely fabrics at the Quilter's Picnic, I can see you'll have fun playing with those.
I'd like to go to the latest exhibition at GOMA, it looks wonderful!

wonderwoman said...

wow you have been busy - i just love all your latest fabric buys and your dying (so to speak!)is just beautiful.

xx

Terry said...

Love all the fabrics you came home with Joy! And that fabric dying looks like fun! I checked out the link for that artist...his work is amazing! A bit strange too but you'll have that with art sometimes! LOL

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I know exactly how you feel. I'm trying to catch up with blogging tonight and by the time I read my favourites, someone posts another one. Agggg LOL!
Looks like you've been having fun. Love your purchases. xx

paulette said...

You have been busy...but next time you gather fire wood please put on some clothes...ha ha...couldn't resist!! Love all your loot!! And your dyeing is lovely!
Paulette

Allie said...

Joy your fabrics are so beautiful, I love the little pouch you made! Looks like you've been having great fun!

Maree: said...

Can't Believe the size of that Quilt...OMG.!! Lovely fabrics you purchased and bet the Dying Workshop was Fun...
cheers

Grethe said...

Lovely fabrics on sale there!! And the hexagon,BUT how do you wash that one I wonder?? Using the hose,may be...... Anyway wonderful to see it all:-)

Jeni said...

What a wonderful week you have had Joy................
The hexagon quilt is just unbelievable..............
I am taking the weekend off next week........... and heading to Toowoomba for some retail shopping

Cath Ü said...

Hi Joy Love the fabrics you bought and dyed......

I am finally online again.... woo hoo

Cath

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Well you sure have been busy over here!! Lots going on. Love all the new fabrics you scored. Very pretty.

Micki said...

The fabrics you bought are just lovely! Enjoy using them all!
Micki

Games, Entertaiment, Hobby, said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Jenny of Elefantz said...

I saw some of his work on telly...isn't it amazing!!?
Love that dyed fabric...you clever girl!

Tina said...

Well you have been busy, no time for stitching, I would have withdrawals by now if I couldnt stitch a little every day. Gorgous jelly rolls.

麗威麗威 said...

成功等於目前,其他都是這句話的註解。.............................................

prashant said...

I love your fabrics!
PPC Advertising India