Friday, July 6, 2012

Catching up

Oh my goodness, it’s been AGES since I did a post!!!
I just looked and my last one I’m off to Sydney …. where I must say we all had a blast. This is us at dinner, great food, great company :o).
It was fabulous to meet up with people who’ve been living in my ‘puter for so long lol. Thanks Maree for being a super roomie :o)!!!
Well I’ll show you what I’ve been up to for the past 3 weeks!! These are pics of a really fun blog meet-up with Wendy, Teresa and Marilyn!!!
Honestly, my jaw was aching from laughing so much with these gawjus ladies – so glad we finally got to meet you Wendy :o).
So what have I been making?? Not long ago I had a pile of unfinished projects, now, they’re done :o).  I’m thinking of giving this to my Mum for her Birthday in a couple of weeks, but I’m not sure yet.
It’s a great sized bag and easy to make, but if I was making it again I think I’d do it with firmer batting. The pattern – one my friend found in Homespun, (sorry, I can’t remember the designer) used quilted calico and it’s just a little bit floppy for me – but apart from that I love it :o).
Here’s yet another Doctor Bag and a cute ‘Colour n Carry’ I made for my hairdresser’s little grandson – he loves Diddy Kong :o)!June 2012 031June 2012 032 

I’ve also finished a gawjus quilt for my very first grand-baby, but I can’t show any pics as I haven’t given the quilt to my DS and DILy yet and I’d like them to see it first. But I must say, I’m very pleased with it :o).
So here’s what I’m working on now …. DSC00070lots of lovely Christmassy goodness. It’s for a project I’m doing for this …DSC00071  with Nikki Tervo and Libby Richardson. If you’re able to get to Bundaberg for this fabulous weekend and you’d like more info please give Quilters Shack a call on the number in the pic. I’m so excited, I’m sure it will be a super-fun weekend :D.
Well I’d better get back to work – yes, I call it that but it’s hardly ‘work’ he he he.


Anonymous said...

oh such lovely bags Joy,we will have to call you the bag lady,lol.lts f beautiful sewing there well done.xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Joy...lovely to meet you in Sydney...and fancy you being right next door! I hear from my friend Michelle that she is in the same patchwork group that you are....Small world isn't it...Have a great weekend...Love Dzintra xo

Needled Mom said...

Such beautiful bags!!! I can't wait to see the grandbaby quilt too.

SandyN said...

It was lovely to meet you Joy... Hey I made the same big bag... I agree it does need thicker wadding...


Fiona said...

How lovely are all your projects... such fun....

Jenny of Elefantz said...

You clever, clever girl!!
Always making pretty things - and useful too!

Rosa said...

Such wonderful bag!!

Chookyblue...... said...

Hey Joy it was wonderful to meet you in Sydney too........I had the best time there........nice bag