Saturday, November 20, 2010

I’m like a duck!!!

All calm on top but underneath I’m paddling like mad trying to stay on top of things LOL. It’s been such a full on week … on Tuesday I taught my very first patchwork class!!! I was so excited and I thoroughly enjoyed myself, I’d love to do it again :o). This is the tablerunner I taught … 293) QAYG runner - JoyPatch 60 it’s quilt-as-you-go!! Now normally I wouldn’t do something this size quilt-as-you-go but for the purpose of the lesson I wanted something that the ladies could almost finish by the end of the class – which most of them did :o).

Bear (DD2) also had her formal on Tuesday night - and even if I say it myself, she looked just beautiful … wanna see???!!

That’s Luke with her … he was her date for the formal but he’s just a friend. They went in this fabulous old Monaro … November 2010 257 Here she is with her boyfriend Blake once they arrived at the venue, aren’t they a gawjus couple :o) … 75601_1644872812565_1559234264_31540340_2355907_n They had a wonderful time, and graduation day was great too, I can’t believe her school days are over **sigh**. But now it’s nail-biting time for me while I wait for them to come home from ‘schoolies’ down the Gold Coast. They’ll be back on Tuesday … and not a minute too soon for me!!!

I have managed a bit of stitching this week too … this disappearing 9 patch table runner is a Christmas gift for a friend … November 2010 303 This isn’t a verygood piccy … the colours are much prettier in the flesh ;o). They’re Moda “Shades of Blue”. I’ve also been making something else – but I can only give you a sneaky peek … November 2010 271 Pop into the Among the Gumtrees blog on Monday and you’ll be able to see what I’ve been up to ………… cos it’s my turn to bring you the last Christmas Freebie!!! I hope you’ve enjoyed all the fabulous designs we’ve brought to you on the ATG blog over the past few weeks, cos we just LOVE to give them to you :o)!!!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!!!!!

9 comments:

paulette said...

Some pretty projects!! And your daughter looks so gorgeous!! Time sure flies doesn't it...she's all grown up!! :o(
Take care and enjoy this special time!
Paulette

Terry said...

Love both those table runners, especially the nine patch one. Your daughter is just beautiful! They sure do grow up fast! HUgs! :0)

Maree: said...

Lovely piccies of your DD's formal...
Glad you Enjoyed your teaching class next time I might just come too..at least that way we will finally catch up..lol
have a good week
cheers

marina said...

Well done on teaching your first class, sounds like you have a taste for it now.
I love the table runner with the blue and yellow, really nice.
Your daughter looks lovely, she looks a lot like you!

BubzRugz said...

Your daughter is very lovely - and glad she enjoyed herself - it is a lovely occasion to dress up.....
congrats on the new teaching direction????
Hugz

Narelle said...

Lovely table runner for your class ... I'm sure the ladies were very pleased!
Beautiful graduation photos and congrats to your daughter.

Wendy B said...

I can sooooo relate, dear Joy!!! all looks calm but....!!!! Bear does look just perfect but you're right...it is a scary time isn't it? my boy's finishing year 11 and already talking about '12 months from now'!!!! I have butterflies already!
Maybe you should plan some classes up north??? LOL Wouldn't that be fun???!!!!!
love the runners....like you....just gawjus!!!

big sugary hugs my sweetness
XXX Wendy :O)

Chris H said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your first teaching class... the table runner is lovely.
And YES, your daughter is beautiful!

teresa said...

Glad your class went well Joy and I love the table runner you did in the class. Your daughter looks gorgeous and the photos are lovely. Congratulations to her graduating. I'm with Maree... want to do a class with you too.. it would be great fun!