Monday, September 28, 2009

Tadpoles and postcards

Yesterday I took the boys to find some tadpoles, I walk past this creek everyday going to work and I could hear the frogs so I thought surely there might be some tadpoles but alas... we couldn't find any, I think the water was too deep, maybe we'll try again next weekend. It wasn't a total waste of a day though I did get some good stitching done,

I am slowly getting my postcard quit together, I have 2 more to stitch then when I get my machine back from being serviced I'll be right to get sewing, I'm so happy with it so far, after having somany lovely friends stitch a card for me and write a messgae it has turned into a treasured friendship quilt. It reminds of how lucky I am to have such talented lovely friends.
While on the subject of post cards I wondered if anyone was interested in a fabric postcard swap with me, please leave a comment and we can work it out from there. I love to make postcards, they are fun and simple to make. Have a good week everyone.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Meet my new friend

Here is a beautiful doll I received from Helen in my Friends in Stitching swap, I think she is so sweet.
I have been busy doing some stitcheries for a project for work, the top two are from Sally Giblin designs and the bottom ones are Rosalie Quinlan, Stay tuned for what will become of them. My sewing machine is in the shop for its service and I thought it was a good opportunity to catch up on some hand work. I hope you are having a good weekend.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Quilt Exhibition

On Thursday my quilt group The launceston Patchwork and Quilters started a 3 day quilt exhibition, I think most members had at least one quilt on display, I put 2 quilts in but have no photos as you have already seen them. There were so many quilts and here are a few of my favourites,I loved the Dear Jane quilt, it has inspired me to keep going with mine. I'll get it done one day.
This lovely bear quilt was stitched by my friend marina.

I love stitchery quilts, this one was made by my friend Erica. We work together at the quilt shop.

I liked this Japanese quilt with circles appliqued in the back ground, its very unique and looks so effective.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Its my birthday

We all loved to be spoilt don't we and as yesterday was my birthday I was definately spoilt, I had a wonderful day full of phone calls from family and friends and a lovely dinner with my husband and children. Paul and the boys gave me a new ipod and my Little House on tbe prairie DVD.s, yes I do love this series

Lillian who I work with gave me a beautiful bunch of flowers when I got to work, she made my birthday very special and she also gave me these beautiful bunch of fabrics, I have a project in mind already. Thankyou so much Lillian,

Its not a very good photo but my in laws gave me a beautiful bracelet and some quilting charms, they are so sweet,

My friend Dorothy sent me this book, The Elm Creek series are my favourite, I look foreward to starting that. So as you can see it was a great day, I don't mind getting older when you have such great birthdays.

The big 5 0

 Well its been a very fun week for me. Last Saturday I turned 50. It was a fun day of celebrations followed by a wonderful dinner with 30 ...