Monday, April 22, 2019

A finish and progress....

Finally finished Scandinavian Rose. I did love doing these red stitcheries but there were many of them! So good to have this quilt completely finished. I hand quilted it (not very well but it is holding together) and have added a label.

 I have also been keeping up with Stitch Therapy 365.




 I enjoyed playing with my new ball winder and wound my first skein of wool. So much quicker that rolling the ball by hand.
 On Saturday I headed to the Folk Festival and enjoyed some great music and yummy food. It is always a good day out.

 The Spooky men are always so good!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Quilts and shopping

Of course I didn't NEED anything but I couldn't resist. Such fun seeing all the stalls and lovely quilts. Here is what I bought. The hoop is a French General one and I am still getting used to it but it is good. I have just as much trouble getting the spring on as I do with the little flexi hoops!

 Here are a selection of the quilts. This one was my favourite. I just love the yarn dyed fabrics.


 This was a self portrait competition. They are very clever.








 Christine Lethlean had a very lovely display of her work and her student's work. They were just amazing.




Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Melbourne and AQC

We enjoyed a lovely weekend in Melbourne. We went mostly to go to the AQC but enjoyed some good meals and lots of laughs. The highlight was our visit to the beautiful exhibition building for AQC.


 So lovely to see so many wonderful shops under one beautiful roof. Always love Anni and Pete's gorgeous stand.
  It was great to see Helen too and to see the whole Stitch Therapy quilt!
 The Bebe Bold stall was a delight too.

Thought I had best share some lemon tart.....there are very good ones in Melbourne.
 On Saturday, I was very spoilt for my birthday as the girls took me to St Kilda Pier for brunch.


I was also given this wonderful bag. It is so special and made with William Morris fabric.
 After  all that breakfast we still couldn't resist a cake in Acland St.
I will share the quilts and shopping next time.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Gifts .....

It was my birthday last week! Getting very old but lucky to be healthy and able to enjoy lots of good things in life. I was spoilt with cakes! My study group had one for my on Thursday and Amy and the  boys made me one in the afternoon. I then had morning tea as well on Saturday morning with the family. Didn't get many photos taken but have lovely memories.

 I also caught up with Fiona on Monday for lunch and that was very special too. She gave me these beautiful scissors and a liberty hanky too.
She had also given me this amazing book and purse from her amazing trip to the Tokyo quilt show.
 I also received this beautiful necklace, shoe bag and card from Paddy.
 I have packed some shoes into my new shoe bag as tomorrow I am off to Melbourne with some friends for the AQC. Can't wait.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Progressing...

It is fun to stitch the Stitch Therapy blocks each day. Here are my latest blocks.



 I have also managed to complete the borders and put the Here, There and Everywhere quilt together. It just needs the small outer border. This quilt has been a real pleasure to stitch.

 I also added 2 extra maps. They take forever to stitch but are worth the effort.