Thursday, October 22, 2009

A couple of finishes

Its been another busy week, I have been working on my christams swaps and my stitches angel gifts, I have managed to finish a few things for me which is good. This is part of Rosalie Quinlan's pattern Little Patchwork Village, It is a sample for the shop, I only stithced 3. Only one more week until I meet Rosalie in person at Campanina, I can't wait.

This is a table runner I nade for a friend, I just need to quilt it now, I thought it turned out really nice.

I also finished another Lauras legacy mini quilt, this one is called Scrappy 4 patch, I just love reproduction fabrics.
Until next time, happy sewing to you all.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lucky me

My lovely friend Jan who lives in the USA sent me these beautiful gifts for my birthday, the Halloween fabric is so sweet, and the Thimbleberries book is simply beautuful, Jan always sends me things she knows I will love. She also sent me a cute little scarecrow which I just realized wasn't in the photos, I'll have to take one to show you , he is so adorable.
I have been busy working on all my christmas swap gifts, I had 4 to make, 3 down one to go, On the weekend I plan on doing some sewing for me.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A lovely day off

It seems to strange having a day off from work on a Thursday, its show day here in Launceston and most of the shops and school close for the day. We took the boys to McDonalds for lunch which they thoroughly enjoyed then I spent the afternoon with my sewing machine. I made a table runner for my penfriend in the USA, I'll show a picture of that later on, I made 4 autumn themed postcards for my swap and then I sat for awhile and worked on my Sewing circle block which is the 1950's kitchen. This block was fun to do,
I thought I would show you a few more photos from the friendship sewing day I went to last Saturday, herer is everyone at their tables chatting and sewing.

I loved looking at the Dear jane quilt on display, those triangles sure do look hard but I'll be brave and try my best to make them properly.

I loved this idea of a Dear Jane friendship block quilt, each person made many blocks, signed the4m and sent them to each person in the group, I would love to do this but I don't know how to go about it, If anyone has some ideas please tell me.
Well my day of sewing is about to come to an end, I had better think about dinner for my hungry family, Happy sewing to you all.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Friendship day

Today I went to the Tasmanian Quilt guild friendship day, I had a lovely day of stitching, shopping and chatting to other likeminded quilters . The theme of the day was Spring and Dear Jane. I was very excited to see other Dear jane quilts as it has helped me to keep going with mine.

The lady who owns this quilt did a talk all about Jane Stickle and the history of her life and THE original quilt. It was very interesting.

Pauline was there from calicocrossroads with her shop, I bought a few pieces of fabric for my DJ Quilt. I had never met Pauline before so it was nice having a chat with her.

I took lots more photos so I'll share them tomorrow

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