Wednesday, 18 October 2017

A little bit of sweets making and some sewing...


EASY PEPPERMINT SLICE RECIPE
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Ingredients:
1 family block of Dairy Milk Chocolate (I used 2 x 200g blocks)
1 family block of Peppermint Crème filled Chocolate 
(I used 2 x 200g blocks)
1 small block of White chocolate (200g)
1 1⁄4 pack Choc Ripple biscuits
1⁄2 can Condensed Milk
1 oz Butter
What to do.......
Crush the chocolate ripple biscuits.
Melt the butter, condensed milk and peppermint chocolate all together. Mix well with the biscuits.
Spread into a lined slice tray.


Melt the block of milk chocolate and spread it over the biscuit base. Melt the white chocolate and spread over the top in a decorative pattern.
Chill until set. Cut into bite size pieces. 



I am making a quilt for a friends granddaughter.. she really wanted greys, mints & pinks.  I couldn't find any fabrics I liked in those colours. This is what I chose.

So I started to cut. Strips & 6.5" feature squares. 

Then I sewed the strips together.. Now ready for cross cutting...


Monday, 16 October 2017

Back to the quilt show.

We had some good displays, stall holders, trade tables and vibe.
This was the view as you entered the hall.
Our quilt raffle is on the left. This first stall holder further down.
Lesley Mays, Mildura.

Members Xmas creations 

Display of workshops held and charity works.

Members trade table created lots of interest.

 Trade table next to the kitchen

We had GENESIS CREATIONS dyeing..
email: shelaghd@bigpond.com
Shelagh is from Buninyong, Victoria.
Book a class or have her at your show.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Grandchildren


I've been sent a few photos of the grand children.
This first one looks just like my son climbing a tree but it is the eldest grandson, Nicholas.

Then we have both the boys in their footy gear getting ready for the game at child care.
Nicholas & Xavier.

And then that night watching the game

Now for the grand daughters.
Another memory was when my daughter was chomping on her first drumstick. Like Pebbles from the Flinstones. Here Madeleine is enjoying her ribs.

And now for the youngest granddaughter, Indy...
Look at that hair.


Thursday, 12 October 2017

Some more of the quilts on display..

Quilts as you go HEXAGONS.



 Denim & Lace

Hunters Star was a great display in multi colours.

The graded Hunters Star is effective. 




 One block wonder 




Tuesday, 10 October 2017

I have done a little bit of sewing...

After suffering a migraine foe a day or two I sat at the machine.
Our quilt group has decided that the gift this year for KRIS KRINGLE is to be a cute little bag. It can be done in any colour and embellished any way.
Years ago I made a coffee cup bag using this fun technique so thought I'd give it another go.
There is a bit of cutting and sewing involved but it's worked out great.
 And here is the finished bag.
The pocket adds a little bit extra. This wasn't in the pattern but I thought I'd put one in.

And look at the fun fabric.. A sewers life..


There are a great deal of patterns offered for free. Pop on over to have a look and hopefully make something..

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Where have I been

Ive been to our quilt show and back........
I can't believe I haven't been here for quite a while. No excuses really except that I have been feeling flat and couldn't be bothered doing anything..Time to change....
Here are some photos I've taken on my phone of some of the beautiful quilts on display.


We had a spring theme and this was made and placed at the entrance. HOW CUTE..

And now for the lovely coloured quilts..








Sunday, 24 September 2017

Red scraps

My friend wanted me to make her some double ended oven mitts for her to give as gifts... These are my favourites. I love using them as they keep my hands and arms safe. But I enjoy making them out of my scraps even more.

She wanted RED...
I tipped out my scraps of fabrics. And wadding too..
I'm not the neatest of storage people. I don't like ironing until I'm ready to use it. I love playing with the little bits...

 All my scraps were sewn to wadding, just like QAYG. I kept sewing until the pieces were long strips and pocket size. Then I trimmed them to correct size..
 And they are finished. I am so happy with them...