Friday, April 29, 2011
Maybe it’s because I’ve been doing so much lately I haven’t noticed the days disappearing before my very eyes he he.
I took my gawjus Mum and her friend Jill (who’s over for a year from the UK) up to Mt Tamborine – we were blessed with perfect weather that day :o)!!!! We found some fabulous little shops including this Fairy Shop – don’t you love the mushroom critters??!!
local distillery – they have some delish liqueres, schnapps and vodka here – I must say, we have visited this place more than once he he.
More of this one later though – I still need to write up the pattern (not my favourite part he he)!!
Here’s something that made me smile this week – Sharon W made this quilt from my “Dragonflight” quilt-as-you-go pattern recently and she very kindly sent me a pic of her beautiful quilt…. Oh I just love it in pink – thanks so much Sharon for sharing, I really enjoy seeing what people make from my patterns :o)!!
Well I’m off to get some hand-stitching ready to do while I’m watching the Royal Wedding ……….. have a fabulous weekend!!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
They always have something to please me :o).
They didn’t let me down … look what they were unpacking as I walked in the door …… oh my goodness, my timing was perfick!!!I made all the right “oh no I shouldn’t'” noises, but as you can see, resistance was futile, and this gawjus sewing box came home with me ;o). Oh it’s a super size, just right for my pretty Sue Daley blocks and all the bits and bobs that go with it … It even has little pockets to pop my handy dandy needle threader and needle case in … But that’s not all I bought!! I thought since Rosie has been working so hard lately that she deserved a bit of bling too … and have a look at how these GAWJUS new PINK bobbins were displayed – complete with Easter yummies … There was no way some of these weren’t coming home with me lol. So I bought some for my Rosie in a little box all of their own …
Thank you so much for all of the lovely comments left on the GumTrees blog, we all really appreciate them :o). I'm sure we're going to miss bringing you the Gumtrees goodies, but we're all still here, just in our own 'houses' now and not in two any more. It was a fabulous time and I'll always be glad I was a part of it all, I've made some wonderful lifelong friends and had a blast. And don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten my other block in the “Things We Love” BOM, I’ll be bringing you my last stitchery design for it very soon so keep an eye out for that :o). Thanks to all of you for joining us all on the ride :o)!!!!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
I told you I’d been a busy beaver … here’s another project all finished up and already in it’s new home at the Quilters Shack in Bundaberg as a store sample. It’s another Honeybun Fun set!! I love making these, I think this is the 4th set I’ve made lol. It’s full of little surprises too … A zippered pouch, pincushion, scissor fob and cute needle wallet – here’s the inside of the needle-wallet… and the inside of the little tote … you can fit loads of goodies in there :o). Woohoo, an April finish for me :o)!!!
I’ve also been relaxing in the evenings with my “It Takes Two” quilt (by Sue Daley). It’s coming along very nicely … this one is all done by hand so I can watch tv while I’m doing it :o). Here’s one of the finished blocks… I’m using an “Antique Roses” jelly roll, aren’t the fabrics gawjus!!?? And the embroidery is done with Cottage Garden threads - I really love their colours and the way this one goes from burgundy to green – soooo pretty :o).
And the icing on the cake for me was a package in the mail last week!!! I ordered some pretties from Pickledish Patch and I’m so happy with them all … I can’t wait to play with the hand-dyed wool felt, aren’t those colours delish :o)!!! Oh, and I just had to buy me a needle case to go with my quick unpick LOL. Thanks so much Vicki :o)!!!
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!!!!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I was going to show you what I’ve been up to for the past week or so … but thought I might share what I did yesterday with you all instead.
I belong to a quilting group – Star Sea Quilters – a great bunch of really wonderful ladies. Each year we have a chosen charity, and for 2011 it was Sinnamon Park Enhanced Care Respite centre. This is a place where disabled youngsters can go for a few days or so, so that their parents can ‘recharge their batteries’ so to speak. After meeting the staff and a couple of the guests it was plain to see that there’s a lot of love and deep friendship there, and we were so chuffed to be able to present quilts to the 11 young people who spend some time there. One of our members, Marilyn, embroidered their names on their particular quilts for them too :o). This was especially dear to our hearts as our President Karen’s son Sam was one of the recipients of the quilts :o).
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Well I know I just did a post this morning, but a couple of my blogging buddies have done this and I found it really interesting ……. so here’s mine!!
Age: 50 Bed Size: Queen with pillow top mattress Chore You Hate: Housework Dogs: Border Collie - “Bundy” Essential Start of Your Day: Kissing my hubby Favorite Color: Pink Gold or Silver: Both – just love bling Height: 5’1” (on a good day – otherwise 5’) Instruments You Play: Janome Job Title: Mum, Wife and Quilt & Patchwork designer, Kids: 3 Bless ‘em all Live: Queensland Australia Mom's Name: Margaret Nicknames: Ethel, (Roonies or Dor – but they’re old ones) Overnight Hospital Stays: Baby deliveries, Hernia repair, Breast lump removal Pet Peeve: Bad manners, people who talk over you when you’re trying to tell them something, people out shopping with bare feet, and condescending people. Quote From a Movie: “…… after all, tomorrow is another day.” (Gone with the Wind) Right- or Left-Handed: Right Siblings: 1 older brother Time You Wake Up: Usually around 6am -ish. Underwear: Absolutely!!!! Veggie You Dislike: Carrots What Makes You Run Late: Me – can’t help it. X-Rays You Have Had: Dental, Ultra Sounds. Yummy Food You Make: I make a pretty mean scone, and my lasagna is good too :o). Zoo Animal You Like Best: Giraffes …. but I’d rather see them in the wild.