Sunday, 29 July 2012

Show and tell

There has not been alot happening on the sewing front at my place, trying to work out what to work on first and maybe finish something or head out to the garden where I don't have to think about it.

My Wednesday group have been busy over the holiday break and below is Sharon's version of a bargello design.  It is just 5 fabrics and it is stunning, she has done an amazing job.

A couple of close up pics...

A job well done, now for the quilting!

This is Kaye's take on the French Dresden that was a class project, it was good to get it to this stage to do the quilting.

And now for Helen's table runner with appliqued hexagons. It was gorgeous and just to say she has another hexagon project on the way (addicted for sure!) 

Maybe I will get out some hand work and do some hexagons too, while watching the Olympics tonight - leave you to it, till next time


Sunday, 15 July 2012

View from the hill

I apologise for a gap in blog posts, it has been a sad month for our family as a very close family member passed away recently.  We needed a break from all the goings on and when the sun came out the other day, it was decided that a bbq up on the hill was just what the doctor ordered.  A couple of snaps of the view - although it was sunny and it looks like a lovely day, the wind chill factor kept us close to the fire as you can tell by the clouds rolling in. The view from up there is amazing, I love going up there and picking up sticks - there is a small amount of pyromaniac in me - making a fire and the kids cooking marshmellows on a stick.  Very theraputic.

Just slightly around the hill a little more.

Okay, back to the important stuff, fabric!

For anyone who may be interested, there will be a Quilt and Craft Exhibition at Jugiong, NSW (right on the Hume Highway) on the weekend of 25/26 August.  The theme is Hearts and Hexagons, with a redwork challenge for quilts etc.  There will be stalls, light luncheon available and much more.  If you are wanting more information please  ring Janelle Manwaring on 0263 866 289 or you can email me at and I will pass on the message.

This is the start of something I hope to have finished for that, plus a few other things - does anyone know where I can buy some time?

Also, just wanting to share with you Noeline's version of Whirlygig,  which she made last month using up some old fabrics from her cupboard and added a few new ones, just has a couple of sashings and binding to put on and its all done.

Well its starting to get dark so time to go and fill up the wood box and get something organised for tea, till next time,