It is always good to have diversions on the way though
Monday, June 13, 2016
You have just got to love l o n g weekends!!!!!
Lots of stitching happenening here this weekend....
A continuation from last weekend... More foundation piecing.......
The same but different
And then to join them all together!
Pattern, this is a Carolyn Hughey design .
Looking forward to finishing this quilt which i done using flannels. It will be warm over these cooler winter months.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
What a terrible weekend, rain, black outs, rain black outs, not ideal to celebrate Chookyblues 4th chookshed party!
However, today was a better day power stayed on, I was able to get stuck into a new project.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
A few months late, bit another great year at Gditc, this year another Anni Downs workshop.
Great bunch of ladies so nice to catch up with them again.,
Our workshop was filled with lots of "anni goodies" amd hew new fabric range,
Anni, a great inspirarion and wonderful llady, teacher and designer!
Our table, lots of stitching happening this year.
Maureen at show and tell with a goegeous selection od "Anni" pin cushions.
And a few more at our table, Sonia amd Kez
The "annual" bloggers photo
We had an "anni swap" for workshop day, amd an "anni " themed swap for the blogger swap,
I made the above base on a couple of "Anni" patterns.
Some more lovely gifts.
Susan won my swap blogger gift.
And these are all the beautiful things made for make,bake,fake bloggers swap.
It just amazes me how creative everyone is.
I received this lovely amd special needle holder from "chooky" herself.
The papparazzi in action!
Always great catching up with friends made via blogging.
And this was the lovely swap godt i received from Marilyn,
And it wouldnt be right of we didnt have something to show what we puechases, a few vbeights, yes
A slightly different palette to my normal!
Oh amd who doesnt have an egg timet in an old reel! From one of my favourite shops at Nundle!
Oh and alittle more retail therapy tofi ish the weekend off nicely!
Am not quite sure what is happening to the year but i am months behind in blogging.
After our March "Anni downs" workshop in Nundle I purchased this pattern from Kerrys "Cottage on the Hill" pop up shop to make this purse Anni had on display, it didnt take long to put together.
Not being able to follow a pattern, I added some embellishments and quilted the background.
I am a big Anni fan and enjoy her designs and instructions
Saturday, April 9, 2016
This one has has kept me busy for 12 months.
It was based on Anni Downs "Nature's Journey"
and I have done quite a few "dawnifications" so
I had to be in the right frame of mind for this challenge!!!
I did however enjoy doing this one and am looking forward to hand quilting it.
Well I can say - life has been very busy and I am way behind in blogging.
It seems always a challenge and very time consuming uploading pics, however today was the day.!!
Thought I would update with some shots of where I have been and what I have been doing over recent months.
Starting with a trip to Japan once again with Suzie......
for those that know me - I have a passion for Japanese fabrics and stitching
and just so love to visit this gorgeous country!!
We always seem to do lots of walking so it is just bliss to sit down.
I have to say no matter if it is food/flowers/ or whatever, these beautiful people just know how to make anything look good.
I purchased some lovely pottery this year - just love the different shapes of bowls etc.
and as it was cold - it was good excuse to purchase a Japanese style jacket - very warm I must say.
Out for a stroll another day in one of the lovely gardengs - it is a shame the flowers were not in bloom, but the scenery is always nice.
and even stones are placed to look good - I just so love visiting here.
One of our favourite authors in Japan.
and the details in this pic - all stitched to create the Scene!
Of course it wouldnt be right if I didnt do some purchases, besides I had to
obtain fabric to finish off Natures Journey before Nundle.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
I started this project last year, however it came to a standstill, so I thought it time for me to get back into it as we have a deadline to meet for a show n tell in Nundle in a few weeks. I have trouble following patterns so have adapted to a "Dawnie" version , am sure Annie wont mind!
So... Project looked like this just over a week ago:
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Not sure where the last month has gone, but already Chrisrmas is over and we are into 2016 already!!
So hapoy new year to all of those lovely bloggers out there.
I wonder how we all will do with our intentions to finish any ufo's from last year!!!
I have one down already..... I had planned to make this little basket last year, so as i had a few rest days over christmas i got it made and finished.
Now off to get a other few projects under way that i have started.