Sunday, July 24, 2011

New fabrics, antique machine, hexagons, plus.....

Many things have happened this week. New Kokka fabric arrived , as well as Christmas fabrics and more Can Can yarn. This yarn is just flying out the door. Sorry, I forgot to take photos of the yarn and the scarf I finished .

This lovely little machine was bought at auction this week by one of my students, so she just had to bring it to class and show us. Lucky girl.

And here are the hexagons I have been working on this week. They just have to be sewn together and used on the last block of Lynette's "Stitched by me" block of the month.

This lovely cushion was stitched by Leanne from Lynette Andersons design. Well done Leanne.

And last, but by no means least, Gina and Dana, checking out Gina's prize at the Dear Jane "Christmas in July" meeting on Saturday. They both love Christmas, so a very fitting prize.

Gina is working on a Christmas Dear Jane and below are some of her finished blocks.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dear Jane Group

Esmes Dear Jane group will meet this Saturday at 1pm. All are welcome. Please bring a small plate to share and your Dear Jane to work on. This month will be Christmas in July theme.

Below are two photos from the last meeting. If you can identify the owners of these hands on the day we will have a small gift.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A big month

Yes, I'm still here. It has been the busiest month that I can remember. In June we managed to stay in three capital cities. A record for me. We spent a last weekend in Hobart with Lauren before she moved home to Launceston. We are already missing her little place.

Next trip was to Sydney. How lucky was I that Terry had to go to a conference on the same weekend as Quilt Expo. I spent a lovely day catching up with some friends, including Gail ( above). On Sunday we took the ferry to Manly and it was a beautiful day, felt like summer.

We also had a few days in Melbourne at the end of the month. Found a few craft places and saw the wonderful Tutankhamun exhibition. The worst thing about travelling has been catching a couple of colds. I can't wait to feel normal again. Can't remember the last time I took time off for a cold! And I have to learn how to be sympathetic to those around me who have been very nice to me lately.

And the best thing happened today - we finished stocktake! I managed to put it off a week this year. It's all done til next year.

Look out for our big news soon - we are part of Quiltaid.