Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
I am now ready to add the binding to my 1/2" hexagon quilt. I was going to applique the quilt onto a border fabric but have decided to make a border of hexagons. That means I have to cover more hexagons - hundreds of them!!!!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
On Sunday Gareth decided to cook up a Mexican Fiesta........
Next thing Nat left the kitchen and returned looking like this............. She siad she felt she needed to dress up for the occasion. Nat did think she looked like a Mexican but, to be honest, I thought she looked more like a Yobbo!!!!!!!!!! No offense Nat, you did try!!!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Just take a look at this gorgeous Mary Poppins bag Rosemary made. Rosemary has the most
wonderful fabric stash - as you can see ..........................
Here she is, clever girl!!!!!
Marie getting a closer look........................
The bag has samsonite wheels!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheryl, Rosemary, Marie and Gwen - some of the very special ladies who make up the Patchwork Angel Crazy Club!!!!!!!!!!!
Truth be to told - I am very jealous of this bag - wouldn't I look the part, getting off the plane in South Africa (in FOUR MORE SLEEPS) carrying this work of art!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, January 24, 2011
I did a HUGE clean yesterday................. In the process off sorting out the linen cupboard I looked at my old quilts for the first time in years.
This is the second quilt I made - so it must be roughly 24 years old. At this time in South Africa, American cotton were nearly impossible to get, and if you were fortunate enough to find them they were HUGEly expensive. This quilt is made entirely of South African cottons. I made it for Gareth......
The fabric wore very well, except it now has mould in some places. I find it very hard to believe that I had the audacity to attempt this quilt - it is not a quilt I would recommed for a beginner!!!
I pieced it by machine and hand quilted it.
This quilt was made when I was pregnant with Button - so I know it is 22 years old. Interestingly, this quilt has worn the best out of all my quilts - AND it is mostly made up of poly-cottons. A big NO NO in quilting today.
My second paper pieced quilt - remember Mom, this quilt was on my bed for years..... The colours were so vibrant. We were now able to get American cottons in South Africa - this quilt is made up mostly of them.I hand quilted it. Still one of my favourites!!!!!!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Wow, it so hot here at the moment!! Hard to get any handquilting done...........
I made this quilt a few years ago - I called it a "Season of Rugby" because I paper pieced it travelling to Brisbane every other weekend to watch Gareth play rugby - and, yes, I did get the top together in one ruby season!! Shows you how much time I spend in a car and at rugby ........
I got Vaughn to draft the template for me - he is quite handy at that!!!!!!!
There is a better photograph of the quilt on the Buderim Patchwork Blog . (Mom, just double click on the highlighted words and the photograph will pop up - then press "back arrow" - you know what I mean!! to return to my blog).
Margret made hers in blue and white - her favourite colours...
Pam made two......
Pam's second quilt...
Leanne's................ with the help of her daughter.
Vaughn's templates went forth and multiplied!!!
PS. 13 more sleeps!!!!!!!!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I am not the only one looking forward to Vaughn coming home! The possum that Vaughn nursed back to health years ago still comes looking for food every night. He is the only one that she allows to stroke her. In fact, once the babies are out of her pouch, she lets Vaughn stroke them too.
The truth be told, I would prefer not to stroke ANY possum!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Georgie and I were able to go for a long walk today - the weather cleared and the sun was shining. I realised that as my life went on as normal, there were (and are) so many people in Queensland going through this horrific flood. Losing not only their homes but their loved ones that they fought so hard to save. I find it very hard to take in............ and I must admit I was very frightened on Tuesday. The lake in front and the creek behind our house were very high..................but when the rain subsided so did they.
I am back to teaching crazy - I always enjoy seeing the girls I teach.
This is Lynley's work - I hope I have spelled her name correctly.
The background fabric of all her blocks is black and white - she then has embroidered and emblished each one in a different colour.
Lynley was introduced to crazy by her friend Sandra - and they arrive at the class laughing, stitch laughing and leave the class the same way.
A friend of theirs, Sharon, has also joined the class. It's great to see friends enjoying and stitching together. They share all their beads, ribbon, etc.
Friday, January 7, 2011
I was spoiled today - I got to talk to BOTH of you on the same day!!!!!!!!
I found this pack of gorgeous wool felt at the Patchwork Angel......................
Deliberated for a few months and then thought I would try a mini Baltimore (sort of) quilt..........
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Oh my gosh it is very hot and muggy here at the moment.
I recieved a gift from a very lovely lady on Tuesday. Marie, her crazy is so expressive and her colours are wonderful ........
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
So, we have this MASSIVE cane toad that keeps coming into our house - to eat the cat food - it would not be too much of a problem if Vaughn was here to take him out............BUT Vaughn is NOT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The other night I heard Squash crying at the doggie door - she obviously wanted to go outside - the cane toad was on the other side of the door - they had a face-off - the cane toad won!!!!!
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Firstly, thanks for not giving me any warning about how difficult it is saying goodbye to children!!!! Jokes aside, Button leaving home has been terrible............... To make matters worse, she was such a little homebody, spending as much time as she could at home with the family.......................so I know I will battle without her here...............
We had a lovely New Years party with friends up the road - a delicious dinner with very nice people.
The theme was tropical - but very few people made the effort - I did try!!
Then it was time to say goodbye - George and Squash