Sunday, 17 November 2013

More retreats

What a wonderful week of stitching get-togethers!

Friday, I met up with bloggy friends at Cassilis. A beautiful day stitching in the garden and being spoilt by Linda at 'Plough in to Cassilis'.
 Julie's quilt- finished. A very special quilt made from her Dads ties

Very busy little workers -- (they look like they're sleeping)
                            The trafic in Cassilis. (Susan wanted to steal one of these for her Gatsby Ball)

Then today, Finders Keepers hosted a day with Kerry Swain.
About 40 women filled the Central Arcade with lots of chatter and laughter.
Of course a small project was achieved and another started.
Thanks to Susan and Karen for looking after us so well and spoiling us with a yummy lunch.... morning and afternoon tea...and even bubbles!


  Lovely stitching projects by Kerry

                            Finished christmas balls
                             The girls... after a very successful day.

Till next time
keep stitching

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Nov already?

Gosh!.. where have I been?.. I can't believe its November already !!

I promised you a kitchen reveal...  Before
            Ta Dah...   After
 I haven't moved totally in yet...Lots of things hidden in boxes around the house!... maybe I don't need them.. since I haven't seen them for 6 months!

I had a rather exciting day today...
Susan and Karen from Finders Keepers (our local fabric shop) asked  if I'd teach a class.... (after I finished laughing).. I said why not!.... So today was the day...
I had 6 lovely ladies and we did english paper piecing with hexagons.
They enjoyed their day and they are keen to continue... so I guess they got bitten by the hexie bug !!

The project was a it is without its insert

 They look happy...
 morning tea .... I carried on the hexie theme with these gingerbread biscuits

When I was hunting through my sewing room looking for EPP samples, I found this old piece I started so many years ago that I had cut out templates from cards... and scrap fabrics from dressmaking.. no patchwork shops or laser cut papers in those days. (I think it was the 70's)

I also found this quilt... totally forgotten, and tucked away....I think it is going to come back out now....its so close to being finished... I just love all the fussy cutting.  It started as a Sue Cody pattern, but I think I extended it.

Baby Audrey's quilt is finally finished too...(The colours do look better than the photo..and the little black specks in the centres are bees.)
 I love how paper piecing is so transportable... here it is getting worked on in Samoa.

finally... some farm shots for Chooky
I never get sick of this view... just love it....thats looking towards Narrabri.

This calf has a special nose ring...its a weaning ring and stops her drinking from her mother.
She is one of last years calves.
 Merve the bull ....and no rain clouds.

till next time
keep stitching