Sunday, December 5, 2010
On Saturday we had a great day with Jane Monk learning how to draw and sew zentangles.
Above are our first examples and below is my unfinished second try. Yes it is now finished and I have also done a third. Thanks Jane for a great day. I am now addicted.
This is my first piece stitched. I just have to decide what to make with it. The Horizon was great to work with, even better when I found the open end foot and learnt to use the start button and not the foot pedal.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Here I am with Michelle Hill on the Lloyd Curzon stand and her beautiful new quilt, The Adelaide Floral Sampler, in the background. I wanted to bring it home but Jim said it would cost too much money :) Well I had just better get a wiggle on with my copy. If you get a chance to see it, look at the wonderful quilting. I have the patterns, kits and BOM ready to go.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Terry and I had a lovely day at the Deloraine Craft Fair today. Despite the rain it was a good day. There were not a lot of people there so it was good to be able to see everything. The NZ Hoffman Challenge was great and it was wonderful to chat to Betty Twaddle, the organiser.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Ralph lapped up all the attention and I think we may have to ask him to come again soon.
I don't think we were influenced by the cup cakes he brought. :) Doesn't he look stylish in his red sequins?
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Leanne has issued the challenge to make one quilt a month for 12 months!
I used fabrics from the Sanctuary range.Just need to finish it by the end of
the month. If I can get her off the machine it won't take long.
We are a little excited today because Ralph is coming to class. Who is Ralph you
ask? Find out next post. Must not forget camera. Hope he's not camera shy.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Did a little cooking yesterday and made chocolate brownies to take to a friends place last night.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
And a bit of late snow on Mt Wellington. I am so glad we live in the north, it is much warmer.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
We spent a few days in Hobart earlier this month with Lauren and these are the cushion covers I made for her.They took very little time to make using woollen blanketing and pearl thread in the bobbin of my very old Bernina that Lauren is borrowing. It was great that the old girl can still perform so well. The covers will look better when I get the right size inserts for her.
This was the Black Forest Cake I made for lunch with friends on the long weekend. It was from the Masterchef magazine recipe by Gary Mehigan. Supposed to take 40 minutes to prepare and one hour to cook. Well I don’t know how they did it in that time because it took me 6 hours all up, with a couple of breaks. It was very well received, but I don’t think I will be making another one for some time. And those plates I served it on were dinner plates not bread and butter plates. It was an impressive height. It’s good to know I can still cook because as most people know Terry does most of the cooking these days.
And last but not least my first Dear Jane border triangle! I never thought I would be making these but the bug has bitten and this is the first and I don’t think it will be the last.
We had a great get together today and welcomed a new member, Val. She has moved to Launceston from St Helens and it was wonderful to get to know her and see the blocks she has made so far ( I forgot to take photos) and her carrot cupcakes were to die for. Kate’s cream horns were on an equal par, I should have taken photos, then you could have seen what you missed out on Leanne. Can’t wait til next month.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
This block using Rural Jardin fabrics was going to be a pocket for a bag, but I think it has turned out a bit too big. I will have to rethink it.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
I am participating in Lynette Anderson's My Garden BOM.
Lynette has designed a nine part BOM and is giving it away with the purchase of a button each month from our shop. I will give more info shortly.