Thursday, February 24, 2011

Getting a bit excited now!!

 virgin_wideweb__470x312,2 It’s exactly one week until I go to the airport to pick up my fellow NUTTERS!!! I’m really looking forward to it, we’ve all chatted on the phone, emailed constantly and become such close friends over the past 18 months - and I can’t believe we’re actually going to be face to face in a few short days :o)!! Only 7 more sleeps!!!! Woohoo :oD!!! And don’t forget our bloggers picnic on 5th March. It’s at GJ Walters Parkloadimagedown behind the Grand View Pub cleveland2 at Cleveland (Brissy).

We’ll be there from about 9.30am until around lunch time so come along and bring your friends … we’d love to meet you all :o). There aren’t any shops at the park so it’s best if you bring your own refreshments – although I’m pretty sure you can buy a coffee at the Grand View :o).

On the sewing front … I’ve been a busy beaver too. I’ve made another “Pack Up Your Troubles” bag for my local patchwork store as a store sample. 313) Pack up your Troubles for Bayside Stitchcraft These aren’t usually my colours but I’m really chuffed with how it’s turned out :o). I don’t have this pattern on the website yet (been a bit slack!!) but if you’d like it you can email me at joy at joypatch dot com. It’s quite a big bag (18” x 12 1/2”) and it has a zipper to close it on the top and zippered pockets on both sides. ***Don’t be afraid of the zippers though … I promise, they’re easy peasy*** :o)!!!    And while I was visiting there look what Margaret gave me …February 2011 143 aren’t they delish!!! February 2011 145 I just love the birdies!!! Thanks Margaret :o)!!

I’ve also been doing some handstitching in the evenings … February 2011 149 having great fun with my Playing with Paper Pack!!

That’s all for now … gonna go and add my finish onto my OPAM list :o).

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hanging my head in shame!!

February 2011 118 But …… to Rosie’s credit, she was still sewing like a dream, despite my laziness :o).

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What A Terrific Monday!!

Yesterday was such fun!!! I got to go to a Sue Daley (From “Patchwork with Busy Fingers”) workshop!!! It was a really big class and we were all delighted when Sue gave us a surprise trunk show at lunch time. I just LOVE Sue’s work and it was a real treat to see some of her beautiful quilts up close and personal :o)!!
Love this one ……….February 2011 146 simply couldn’t resist this one, I bought the pattern :o) ……February 2011 142this one’s on the ‘bucket list’ too, isn’t it gawjus!!!???!!February 2011 136Here’s what I made … I have a bit of unpicking to do there in the middle. Those little lines not joining up will drive me bonkers LOL … February 2011 114   And here’s what I simply couldn’t resist ……February 2011 115and here’s the lovely lady herself … February 2011 129 Thank you Sue for a fabulous day :o)!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I made this yesterday

February 2011 076I’ve never used one of these cute purse tops before and it was really easy to put this together!!February 2011 077and a pretty fabric flower with a vintage button to finish it off :o) …February 2011 078   Just right for taking a little handstitch project out … February 2011 081 I think I’ll be making more of these!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Have I mentioned these before??

I LOVE these Nifty Notions rulers!! We’ve been learning how to use them at our quilt group over several workshops run by our lovely leader Karen (no blog). Thanks Karen :o)!!!!February 2011 073 Here’s my two latest blocks …
But I’ve been unpicking one of them this morning cos I didn’t notice my mistake until I took a piccy lol……February 2011 071OOOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;o)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

If you have a minute ……

Please say a prayer for all the people in North Queensland.

They really need them right now.