Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lovely work..

Barbara brought in her finished bunny quilt last night. It looks wonderful and she even quilted it herself. There was lots of laughter while I tried to get a photo so thought it was worth showing both the laughing and the serious one! There will be one lucky little man getting this beauty.

 Lovely to see Brenda's finished zipper purse from the stitching day. She has done an amazing job.

 Brenda has also made up her hardanger piece as a Christmas decoration. Great work, Brenda.
I haven't anything to show as the last week or so have been spent working on some secret stitching for our retreat later in the year.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Last Wednesday..

Last Wednesday was full of inspiration once again. Karen has made more of her gorgeous reversible pinafores! What a lucky little girl!

 At lunch, Barbara brought along these amazing dolls' clothes that her very clever mother had made for her when she was a child. Each little doll outfit matched Barbara's own dresses! These are only a few of them.

In the afternoon class, the ladies have been foundation piecing. Jayne has almost completed her lovely tree hanging! I do love the colours she has chosen.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Weekend away and some knitting

We went away last weekend to Lake Crackenback to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It is a lovely place but it was a bit chilly! We enjoyed a yummy dinner included in the weekend and delicious breakfasts too.

 We went on a short walk and this is how rugged up I was! I even had to get out my old homespun beanie to wear!
 On Sunday the weather was really bad. Wild winds, rain and very low temperatures greeted us in the morning. There was still a gorgeous rainbow!
 It was very relaxing so I enjoyed a bit of reading and knitting.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Show and Tell

Yesterday at the shop was so inspiring. There were so many ladies with gorgeous Show and Tell. We have been watching Karen working on this wonderful quilt for her little granddaughter for a while now. So exciting to see the top all done. Yes...they are all handstitched clam shells on the border!

Angela has been very busy too and has made this wonderful quilt for her little grandson. 
 She also made this small quilt with bits left over from another project.
 Roni has been working on Christmas Fun by Lynette Anderson. She has decided to do some different blocks. Don't they look great! Roni also painted her own buttons!

 In the evening, Margaret showed us some great runners she has made using her charm square collection.

 I have a little show and tell too. Here are the little men's vests all ready for them to wear.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Nature's Journey Part 4

Thought I would get organised and get Part 4 of Nature's journey done early!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Some knitting and stitching

Can't believe another week has gone since I have blogged. Classes and other activities started again this week so the days flew by. We headed to Sydney last weekend to catch up with Ma which was lovely. I have been knitting over the last few weeks trying to get 2 vests made for the boys. Here is the first one that still needs sewing up.
 I also started on May's blocks for the Stitch-a-long. Once the fabrics are chosen it is fun to applique them.
Great to see the class ladies again this week. I didn't catch all the show and tell but Sally has made her appliqued pouch from the stitching day and another from an Anni Downs' pattern. They both look lovely.

 Can't resist leaving you with some pictures of the little ones (some are a lot bigger these days!)
 Alice liked the buttons on her cardigan. She thought they would be good to eat.
 Here are the little men. They are hard to capture as they are so busy!
 Sammy liked his hair clip!!

Monday, April 27, 2015

A visit to the Home Patch

Last Thursday, Brenda, Caroline and I headed to Bathurst to visit Anni Downs' gorgeous shop, The Home Patch. As always it was a delight to visit as every corner is full of tempting goodies! We were very lucky as Anni was there on Friday so we chatted with her which was lovely. She even gave us some sneak peaks of some new fabric that is coming and  some new projects she is working on.

 It was especially lovely to see Nature's Journey in real life! Made me very motivated to get going on my blocks.
 Check out some of these displays.

 Just had to finish my diamond applique so that this month's blocks for the Stitch-a-long are done.