Thursday, December 28, 2017

Manicure then the pool

 My nails are done the nearly 4 year old!!!!  At least she chose the pink & not the green polish!
Their new home for the next 12 months has a pool - pretty handy at this time of year.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Grandchildren

 A new ballet dress means you have to go to New Farm Park and dance amongst the roses!
 Hiding in the cubby house made from the lounge cushions.
Shiloh is working out this feeding business.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A couple of quilts

 Audrey's Forest Friends was made from a pattern in a Quiltmania book of children's quilts.  Absolutely delightful designs.  This one's on its way to a friend's granddaughter, Audrey.
This quilt is 21 years old - made for my eldest son in 1996.  It was a Leesa Seigle (sorry probably have spelt that wrong) pattern in a AP & Q magazine.  I machine quilted it and also put a Red Hot Chilli Peppers' emblem in the middle.  My son helped me with it.  The binding is wearing out and it's much loved and taken camping every now and then. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Things you see in the back yard

 Cow wearing fireman's hat
 Husband gathering eggs - they're laying under the chicken house - not in the designated nest area.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

But wait - there's more!

 More circles - loved these too.
 Priscilla outdid herself with this one - Helen Godden style. There were words stitched in the 'rivers' running out of the book.
This was only one block on a fascinating 1st time entrant.  The quilt depicted scenes from Africa & there was a lot of hand stitching - just brilliant.  Queensland Quilters outdid themselves again - a great show & a big thank you to all who helped get it there.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

More from Qld Quilt Show

 There were four of these depicting the four seasons
 Think this was so clever andsimple.

 This was stunning.

 Circles were the theme for this year - this was great.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Qld Quilt Show

 Best of Show - Nick won!  
So pleased for him.
 Priscilla & Jo's display of their OMG work.
My quilt - the circles theme - "Round the Mulberry Bush" - thanks to my friend, Margaret, who came up with the name.  Going back for a last look today - will take more photos.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Queensland Quilt Show

 Our Qld Quilters' Art Quilt group concentrated on eco-dyeing this year & we're displaying some of what was made at the show.  
 The lavender/purple was achieved with mulberries.

Eco-dyeing results.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Ready for quilting

Basted this king sized quilt on Sunday - it took all my safety pins.  Now I have to work up the courage to start quilting it.  Think it'll take a bit of time to do.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Workshop with Jane

Last week I did a workshop with Jane & learnt to use rulers with free motion quilting. I've got a lot of practising to do but it was fun to watch Jane and learn from her.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Strawberry Picking

Went with this little family to pick strawberries - a few got eaten on the way.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

69th Wedding Anniversary

Mum & Dad celebrated 69 years of marriage a couple of weeks ago.  Both in the same Aged Care Facility in adjacent rooms (that makes Mum happy!).  Dad has dementia (not too bad yet) & both are in pretty good health for their age (92 & 93).

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fairy Garden

We are building a fairy garden at Mt Nebo - it's home to about 3 fairies at the moment.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Productive Day

 First I baked - unusual for me - quiches for Brunch at church tomorrow.
 Then I got in to the Shed and worked a little more on some of my UFO's. Above - thread painting on the tulips - more to go yet.
 Wild & Goosey Block - I blame Vireya for this! Almost half way - attempting to get rid of some scraps.
More scraps (I think they multiply during the night) - scrappy log cabins - I'll reserve judgement on this till the blocks are up on the design wall.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Royal National Show 2017

 Our Royal National Show (the Ekka) is on at the moment.  I did white glove duty today but had a chance to look at the cakes first.  There are hexagons around the base of this one.
 Loved this one - it belonged to a friend.  Look at the photo closely & you'll see that she has quilted other names for circles in the white.
 Best of Show - just fantastic - a triptych.
 Detail of the above - a lot of Australian fabrics were used.
 Top 40 - rock stars made - people were having fun trying to figure out who was who.
Wonderful applique, colour & quilting.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sherwood Stitchers Quilt Show

 Everything's hung and ready for the visitors.  We use an Anglican church, remove all the chairs and up go the stands & the quilts

 We're a group of patchworkers, sewers, crocheterers (is there such a word?) and knitters.  Our raffle quilts for this year are the 2 on the right of the photo.
 We raise funds for the Linus Project - this year over $3,000 will go to help buy wadding & backings etc.
And then the day was over and quilts were down.  The minister asked that we leave some up on the walls and the raffle quilts were left in front of the altar.  Thank you to everyone from Sherwood Stitchers who helped and those friends that visited.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Tweed Valley Regional Art Gallery

 The beginning of the Margaret Olley Exhibition.
 Part of Margaret's home - a bundle of ribbons.
Her home was certainly not the tidiest, but we are checking it out again in order to gain inspiration for our group, Broadstrokes. The Gallery has some wonderful exhibitions - well worth a visit & the cafe serves lovely food too.