I have been busy with the local agricultural show. I organise the cat section. So that takes care of November.
I have done a couple of quilts and then the Christmas rush starts. This is the quilt we raffled at the show.
Next was dinner at CAsablanca for my sisters birthday . Yummy lamb roast.
Then busy with a couple of quilts off the frame for Frances and Christine and amoungst it all my cruise control gave up the gohst so I' now just using the speed control. Will have to get it checked out after christmas.
A quilt just because. I bought the fabric at the craft fair this year. Made the top at retreat in October. Put the border on yesterday and quilted it today. The weeds in the garden are still growing. Will get the binding on later in the week
I did have time to show some beauty from the garden.
Some finishes for the week. Two quilts off the frame and the black & white is a quilt Imade at retreat. I got hte pattern from Moda Bakeshop. Made it from my stash
I am trying to get the weeds in the garden under control but I have got the weed killer spray out this week to help.
I also finished another top that I started at retreat. Its on the frame and I hope to start quilting it tomorrow. Its to be raffles for our cat club.
After the weekend away, I came down with a cough which has developed into a horrid cold. Thanks Mum. The weekend was mostly wasted because I felt like crap. But the antibiotics must be doing some good. Looking forward to this coming weekend at Camp Clayton. A group of us tassy squilters have a great time sewing eating relaxing reading walking sleeping...
This is Lynettes quilt that I finished this week. Hope she likes it.
What a week. Rain, sunshine it must be spring. I even have a flag iris in flower At least my washing was done yesterday when the sun was out. I even did a little cooking. Pity it didn't shine today. I was up early but haven't done much all day. Delivered Elaine's quilt pictured above, went to Burnie to see Mum and my sisters. Lets hope there isn't too much more rain
This quilt had been my "hand project" for a couple of years at least. I did it in reproduction fabric. It was really easy to prepare blocks quickly which is what I needed. It is all hand pieced and I would have loved to hand quilt or custom quilt it but then I decided that if it was to be finished I would do it on the frame. So thats just what I did. The binding only needs to be sewn down now. So this week when I get home from work I must do some work in the garden. I should have done it this weekend. It was windy but no rain. Rexi has been digging up my dahlia bulbs so I have to keep on covering them up.
Elaine finished her quilt that was originally planned for a relative. Due to the length of time to make the quilt, it is now being donated to a worthwhile charity. It was purchased as a kit from the US.
We met her new pup last night. Teddy is a cutee (sheltie). I will get a photo new week.
Another one for the shop. Love the freshness of the blue and white. Below is the latest addition to the kitchen. My blueberry KitchenAid. Its the first stand mixer that I have had.
Picturd at right are two ducks that I came across in a ditch along Sheehan Walk last week when I was walking the dog.
Weekend sewing at the library with the girls. We started at 10.00 am and I went through till 8.30 pm. We had dinner at the RSL. One of my projects was my New York Beauty. I have been working on it for at least 4 years on and off. On Sunday the family visited for the afternoon so I cooked scones. And guess what? I have ordered my Kitchen Aid Mixer. Boysenberry is the colour that I chose.I also quilted a small quilt for a friend during the week.
I have just finished quilting my quilt on the frame. I used a new panto that I got from Lorien. Pleased with the way it worked. I've also been making the Dog a coat . Paul seemed to think that she was cold. More likely he was cold. I have used a practice piece of my quilting. Its half done - the dog is asleep on the couch and doesn't want to move. I need to measure for the underbelly attachments.
This was Saturdays effort after all of the housework was done, well the washing and vaccuming anyway! Lovely rich colours that Kaye has used. She is in Qld at the moment escaping the cold so I do hope that its a nice warm welcome for her when she arrives home.
It has been very frosty here the last couple of days. And my heater died at work today. My boss recommended that I wear thermals -, and that really got my back up. I work in an office for goodness sake!!
I new computer for me. Lost a few emails but my computer guru retrieved most of my old files. I spent last weekend at the Grand Chancellor judging at the CCC/A National Cat show. Lost of lovely cats on show. This is my Best Kitten. Also became Best Exhibit in Show!!The Tabby & White boy below was my Best Group 4 and the Foreign White - well she was a lovely girl and I have a soft spot for them. She placed in my Top 5
Another drab wet cold week. Yuk Roll on sunshine. Another quilt from Ronette off the frame.
Tonight I was about to do some ironing,and off went the TV, the computer as bipping at me and the fuse had blown. After a process of elimination, the iron is now in the bin. I did like that iron too. It was a Tefal. Will have to get another from HN tomorrow. Until then the ironing can wait.
This quilt came off the frame last week. Its as big as I have done. Love the touch of blue with all the balck and white. Last weekend I did a 3 day master class with Deb Louie. Very much worth while. Cheers Edie
I tried to post last night but it would not happen so I'll try again tonight. We had a sewing day on Saturday pm I managed to finish piecing my top. Now I'm wondering whether to give it a border and if so 2 or 4 inches. It will be in the dark brown of the corner stones.
Also finished a large quilt on the frame. It was a relief to get it done. The largest I have had on the frame so far.
On the home front, Paul was driving my car on SAturday am when an uninsured driver pulled out in front of him. About $3,000.00 damage. What a pain in the butt.
An while I'm having a moan, I am owed back pay from Feb last year until April this year when my payrate was changed, and I am still waiting on payroll to work out my back pay. How long should it take. It is over two months now. Perhaps they will pay interest, but then I would have to wait even longer for them to work that out.
Satirday was pay day for my local group. I worked on putting more blocks together and then started to assemble the rows. We have a great venue for our activities. Its a ladies bowls club, in the middle of a farm on a hill that overlooks the coastline. Fantastic.
The photo above was taken at an earlier play day thhis year. The wonderful view is just over the fence. I will get a photo of the view whan we are there next. Cheers Edie
I worked on sashing for this quilt yesterday. Its from Barbara Brackmans civil war quilts blog. All of the blocks were made last year and I have been working on it on odd occasions since then. It will have dark brown corner stones. When I laid it out I thought I had lost three blocks.Uhh.. But then found them sitting on the table where I has put them Duh..When I started to cut the corner stones I cut then too big. Cut 2 1/2 and should have been 2 inches. That was easy to fix.
Oops a busy wekend.. I did four hrs at work on Saturday morning and then went to Platypus Patchworkers Friendship Day, then to Cafe RA at Ulverstone for dinner that night. So Sunday became catch up day at home and in the garden.
Finalay got some photos of my pantograph samples. The circle block in the photo is one of the block that I made when I was at AQC in Melbourne last month.
Tonught I am going to organise my sewing table so that I can actually do some stitching.
I spent the first half of the day doing some pantograph samples. By the time I thought of it, it was too dark for photos. The dog was walked and then not much at all. A roast of venison for dinner.The photos are of a quilt that I quilted for Elaine for her niece and my Cadbury Purple challenge quilt
My local group had a cadbury purple challenge. Everone provided a metre of suitable purple fabric, we then separated into 3 groups and each was given about 7 inches of each of 6 purple fabrics. We could do what ever we wanted just as long as we used a recognisable amount of each fabric.. We could add one colour and another fabric. Needles to say the results were varied.