Wednesday 13 January 2016

a new start 2016

Since I have fallen off the blogging wagon I thought I'd better share a few starts and finishes for 2015…
In no particular order….

Annie Downes mini project at Bathurst Bloggers meet….just so cute!
 Thread holders ..little gifts for friends

 A Wendy Williams workshop.. felted wool applique…cushion complete

Annie Downes.. Natures Journey .. Stitch complete..quilting to be done before GDITC

An engagement quilt for DD1….yes, a wedding to look forward to this year!!

 Some Sew Together Bags…Christmas gifts for stitching friends.

 A penny rug…a kit completed from our USA trip in April 2015…tick ..finished
A mini Amish inspired quilt from our 2012 USA quilting trip….still to be quilted
A baby quilt…for baby Eleanore
A few Workshops at Cottage Quilt Works, Warriewood…A great quilt shop!
 Di Ford workshop.. and a quilt started…A wedding sampler.. (not for Fi's wedding)
A Jen Kingwell workshop….another quilt started..(not all my work.. that was everyone in the class)
This is Daisy Do, from her quilt lovely book.
Judy Newman Class….and Emma Mary started...
Such Awesome Tutors.. and so much fun!!

A Star a day.. I didn't last long on that one… but its still happening .. more like a star a month!!
 Harrison's quilt had an airing at our local Embroiderers guild exhibition.
 Also my liberty foxes had a showing
More starts than finishes… but don't they say.. its about the journey..not the finish!

lets see if my wheels stay on this year.
cheers Lea

Wednesday 9 September 2015

trek 2015

Gosh!.. I have fallen off the blog-a-sphere haven't I?

Just had a fantastic week away with Trek 4 Kidz … I didn't even get to do a day by day description this year either!
So here is a summery of our week…

This years Trek was called Fossickers Drive.. we started in Mudgee... (where a blogging buddy came to see us off).. then onto Temora… across the Hay Plain and down to Swan Hill…. Bendigo…Beechworth....Yass and finished in Bathurst with a lap around Mt Panorama.

photo bombed by Fatty

Last minute repairs--- mud flaps!

no corners anywhere on the Hay Plain!

Swan Hill on the Murray River

 A gold rush theme dress up night in Bendigo…..6 metres of fabric, a lot of pin tucks and rouching.. but I did win best dressed female!!

The truck…fitted out with Bar
visiting schools and the Olaf costume came out again.

 The gang…what an awesome bunch of people… raising a record $220,000.00 for the Starlight Foundation.
Helping put smiles on the faces of sick kids while they have treatment in Hospital...and also granting wishes to seriously ill children.

A lap around Mt Panorama 
And the winners are…..not us!…. but we were 3rd overall.. great effort for good old faithful Car 57

Then as we headed home 30 kms out of Bathurst.. disaster struck.. and the wheels fell off…. well not exactly.. but the diff broke!.. a very sad end!!.. at least we got to use our triangles and hi vis vests!!

Getting home became another adventure...when we couldn't hire a car.. (well we could if we brought it back again the next day!! ..?)
So we stowed our gear with my bloggy friends mother (thanks Thimblestitch).. got a bus to Lithgow.. another bus to Springwood, a train to Central.. then borrowed our daughters car to drive 3 hours home!!

 This trip was our last as we had actually sold car 57 while on the trek.. she gave us a lot of good memories.. and I will miss the spearmint green beast and our trek family…. give us a few years and we may be back… with a Kingswood!!

Sunday 22 March 2015

More friends and fabric fun!

It was that time of year again…Between Christmas and Easter….The annual pilgrimage of mad stitching women (including 34 bloggers)..…made their way to a cute little country town in the New England area of NSW….Its..

Nundle... Girls Day in The Country 2015…. Hosted by Kerry Swain from Cottage on the Hill.

This years tutor was the beautiful Lynette Anderson.

Now..What happens in Nundle .. Stays in Nundle!!.. so I'll just do a photo gallery.. and you can work out the rest!!
The Bloggers!

Jan, Kerry, Miss Jules and Diddles
Oh Look… There's Dory!
paparazzi ?
The project!

Jenny and Chooky

Susan and Deb
Is that Chooky stitching?

Diddles and me

Deb, Diddles and Dragonfly!
Last years completed projects… also Lynette Anderson
Kate wins!!
Kate and Dzintra
Lynette and me!
De and Me
a windy show and tell

The QLD girls, Sandy, De, Teresa, Susan, Two Rivers Sticky and Thimblestitch! Cheers!!
the lovely Jan and Chooky

Breakfast at Mt Misery

The famous Peg and Dale, Anita, Sandy, Susan and Dzintra

sad farewells
Chooky, Googy and a Nundle virgin! (Kristy)

swap gift

bloggers swap gift

Mt Misery Gold mine

Thank you Kerry for bringing us all together…and thanks to Chooky for organising the Bloggers..we certainly didn't starve!

What a great weekend!… bring on 2016!
Till next time Floss