Monday, 22 August 2016

Moving in

Well, our furniture is in. The truck is empty. The boxes are stacked up. The fun begins and we are already exhausted. There are the usual things to do first up. Get all the appliances plugged in and turned on, change all the locks, make sure everything works, buy this and that.....
Try to work out where everything will go. Catch up on the washing. Find all the clothes.
Get some grocery shopping done.
NOW SIT AND RELAX WITH A GLASS OF WINE...



Our bed is ready


Look at those tubs

My sewing storage room

My sewing room boxes


The kitchen boxes

Saturday, 20 August 2016

I've been absent

I have been preoccupied. We have sold up, packed up and moved 
From HERE
Lancefield 

TO
Mildura

Not sure when I'll be back online joining in on all your posts...

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Another SPLENDID SAMPLER block

I am so far behind in making these blocks. Being chair bound and not able to use my machine has made it hard. I have accomplished some hand stitched ones over the last few weeks. The machine ones will have to wait until my new sewing room is set up when we move... Not long now....
Splendid Sampler . No. 
And here are 2 more blocks my lovely friend Sue has prepared for me....
Thanks Sue. You are helping keep busy...


Monday, 8 August 2016

FRIENDS

Recently a close quilting friend passed away after suffering a short battle with cancer..
I have been part of this group about 13 years... There were 5 now only 4...
To help us deal with it we decided to make some blocks for all of us..
We make 2 designs of 12.5" blocks. Anything we want, anyway we want... But we have to make 5 of each... Then we will pass 1 to each of us. Rhonda is making 3 designs. This will give us all 9 blocks each. We will put together a quilt for Jill's husband to comfort him. Then we can all make what we want with the blocks.
This is my first design... A lovely saying and 5 hearts for 5 lovely ladies.
Each heart represents one of us in our favourite colour..


A beautiful saying with 5 lovely hearts...

All 5 blocks. 
Now to get the next block designed....

Saturday, 6 August 2016

My friendship blocks from the Heathcote Quilter girls...

Here is a photo of all my blocks I made for the Heathcote Quilting group.
There were 16 of us that participated. So here are 15 blocks that I made to show you. I haven't made the 16th one yet. That block is for me. We all had to write done a theme we wanted and a colour. So the list was made. Then with this list we had to choose a technique to make everyone's block in....
My technique was STAINED GLASS. It was a real challenge choosing everyone's themes and colours. There were Japanese, butterflies, free choice, Xmas, Autumn, houses, geometric and flowers... Look what I decided...
JO's STAINED GLASS BLOCKS.


So here are the blocks I received.
My theme was baskets of flowers and red & white colours....
They are all supposed to be 8.5"....
RED and WHITE BASKETS OF FLOWERS
There are a lot of techniques. None of the members have participated in this type of swap before...
I am going to make my stained glass block about 20" with a basket on point and strips on the corners...

Thursday, 4 August 2016

A dinner with friends

I had a busy day doing business, catching up with lots of friends and saying goodbyes before we move. I only took the one photo of two of my friends and I together. It's been a long time since we were all together. We had such a good laugh.
Enjoyed a lovely dinner at the Kealba hotel.
SUE, DEBBIE & JO

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

CLAYTONS XMAS SWAP GIFT I SENT TO SUE....

WHAT I SENT TO SUE FOR THE CLAYTONS XMAS SWAP....
  1. Reindeer X stitch decoration / needle case
  2. Poinsettia & candy cane buttons
  3. Holly fabric fat 1/4
  4. The ever popular chocolates. (I also got these from Maria). Must be the handy size packaging...
  5. I also sent Sue a Xmas card that she can send off to an AUSSIE Hero. I wrote my note on paper instead....
Gifts for Sue...
May was REINDEER month over at Christmas Ornie SAL. Yes I am a bit late but I am getting there..
Reindeer X stitch
 LUGGAGE TAG, DECORATION OR?????
Xmas decoration
Decoration to NEEDLE CASE
Needlecase

Here is what I sent Sue
 http://kiwikidspage.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/day-2-part-two.html


Look HERE to see the other gifts...

I am also linking up here for the X stitch..
http://kittenstitchingandthefridayfrolics.blogspot.com.au
And for the month of May the theme was REINDEERS...
http://christmasorniesal2015.blogspot.com.au